Friday Nite Lite: Part One Late Afternoon EditionPosted: January 18, 2013
It’s Friday Nite!
<——— Now….that is one big muthafukkin duck!
I’ve been looking forward to posting the cartoon thread tonight. It has been quite a week, and I’ve found soooooo many cartoons, I need to break this evening’s “Lite” into
two three separate posts.
(Why three? Well, the Cagle Cartoon website is down, and I had many of those bookmarked for tonight. So in this afternoon cartoon post there will be all the non-Cagle cartoons. Hopefully the site will be working later tonight.)
In this edition we focus on guns. How can we not?
First, I want to make sure you see these articles from MoJo.
The resurgent debate over gun control has put a spotlight on the hardline leaders of the National Rifle Association. In the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, executive vice president Wayne LaPierre delivered a full-throated rejection of gun control and called for more firearms in schools, while David Keene, the group’s president, predicted the failure of any new assault weapons ban introduced in Congress. The two NRA figureheads purported to speak for more than 4 million American gun owners, though the group’s membership may in fact be smaller.
But whatever its true size, today’s NRA, widely considered to be disproportionately influential in politics, operates more like a corporation or politburo than a typical nonprofit or lobbying organization. Its 76 board directors and 10 executive officers keep a grip on power through elections in which ordinary grassroots members appear to have little say.The NRA leadership is known as much for its organizational secrecy as its absolutist interpretation of the Second Amendment. That may be why, until now, little has been known about some of its most powerful insiders. They sit on the NRA board of directors’ nine-member Nominating Committee, which, despite ballots distributed annually to legions of NRA members, closely controls who can be elected to the NRA board. Mother Jones has uncovered key details about the current Nominating Committee*
Lots to read there I know, you may have already seen a couple of these articles before…anyway, there it is….now for the funnies.
NRA Child Safety – Truthdig This one from Pat Bagley is awesome….
Alright, I have to put this next cartoon up with a clip from the movie it is referring to, if you have not seen Talladega Nights the Ricky Bobby Story…with Will Ferrell. So if you don’t “get” the cartoon, check out the clip.
Now that is funny!
A one more cartoons with Lance LieStrong…by way of Manti Te’o:
That must explain it!
See y’all later…two more cartoon post to go!
This is a motherducking open thread….