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(Talking Points Memo)   NRA chief Wayne LaPierre's 336-page survival manual on sale for only $4.95. When society collapses, you'll be able to burn it for heat   (tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 251
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2013-03-11 06:16:15 PM

vernonFL: dittybopper: OH MY GOD!  It's *HORRIBLE* that he would write something like that!  The man is obviously an inhuman monster!

No, he's a fearmongering shyster, laughing all the way to the bank. He's a grifter. A con artist.


Sounds like you're talking about Al Gore
 
2013-03-11 06:17:36 PM

vernonFL: dittybopper: OH MY GOD!  It's *HORRIBLE* that he would write something like that!  The man is obviously an inhuman monster!

No, he's a fearmongering shyster, laughing all the way to the bank.


Not at $4.95 per copy for hardcover - *though a reseller*, he isn't.
 
2013-03-11 06:17:56 PM
What do I look for when I pull off the interstate? A big blue sign with a picture of a bed, a plate, and a gas pump, preferably one that's within a 1/2 mile drive from the interstate.

/I have slept in my car on long trips
//Good, thick blanket and a well-lit Walmart parking lot work great
 
2013-03-11 06:18:40 PM

FlashHarry: chapter 6: kill all the darkies.


Race-card strawman hybrid. Good work.
 
2013-03-11 06:19:22 PM
Wow, a guy who has spent his entire adult life as a D.C. lobbyist wrote a survival guide?

That's going on my shelf, right in between "Nathan Lane's Guide to Picking Up Women" and "CrossFit with Dom DeLuise."
 
2013-03-11 06:20:58 PM

enry: So what's on the other 335 pages after the first one just says "BUY MOAR GUNZ" written in his own poo?


This.

Well...not the poo part. That was funny. But otherwise, yeah, that's a long book for a guy whose song consists of exactly one note.
 
2013-03-11 06:22:15 PM

stirfrybry: vernonFL: dittybopper: OH MY GOD!  It's *HORRIBLE* that he would write something like that!  The man is obviously an inhuman monster!

No, he's a fearmongering shyster, laughing all the way to the bank. He's a grifter. A con artist.

Sounds like you're talking about Al Gore


stirfrybry: FlashHarry: chapter 6: kill all the darkies.

Race-card strawman hybrid. Good work.


You might want to cover up those buttons with some kind of bump-guard. They're way too easy to push.
 
2013-03-11 06:23:07 PM
and its still a better love story then Twilight.
 
2013-03-11 06:23:49 PM

BumpInTheNight: and its still a better love story then Twilight.



I LOL'd.
 
2013-03-11 06:24:49 PM

The_Sponge: uncleacid: Miss me yet?

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I remember the Fark thread that came up after he passed away.....some idiots acted like some evil dictator had just died.


Nah, most of them would bend over for a real dictator like Chavez.
 
2013-03-11 06:26:19 PM
Step 1. Only trust whitey.

Step 2. Only trust old whitey.

Step 3. Only trust old, Protestant whitey.

Step 4. Only trust old, Protestant, male whitey.

Step 5...
 
2013-03-11 06:26:39 PM

Car_Ramrod: MontanaDave: factoryconnection: Wayne LaPierre is better at his job than just about anyone is good at their job.  He gets people to join the NRA (adding customers), he gets people to buy guns and ammo (pleasing the advertisers) and he keeps the politicians in line (keeping customers and advertisers happy) and no matter what he says, more people sign up.

I'm not saying he's a good man, but he's a good salesman.  Maybe not a good book salesman, though.

This isn't about making money on book sales. It is all about generating leads.

The leads are weak.


1.bp.blogspot.com
Harriet and Blah-blah Nyborg....
 
2013-03-11 06:26:48 PM

Molavian: The_Sponge: uncleacid: Miss me yet?

[img2-1.timeinc.net image 240x320]

I remember the Fark thread that came up after he passed away.....some idiots acted like some evil dictator had just died.

Nah, most of them would bend over for a real dictator like Chavez.


Or Pinochet amirite
 
2013-03-11 06:26:50 PM

IgG4: TP for my pit latrine


Tear each page in half and you have a comfortable 672 wipes...
 
2013-03-11 06:26:51 PM

stuhayes2010: So, 336 pages of stuff you can buy from the NRA?


enry: So what's on the other 335 pages after the first one just says "BUY MOAR GUNZ" written in his own poo?


Page 2. Better drink your own piss.
 
2013-03-11 06:27:02 PM

BumpInTheNight: and its still a better love story then Twilight.


img607.imageshack.us
 
2013-03-11 06:27:09 PM
This guy is an epic troll. Releases a book on survival and admits he doesn't know shiat about it. FFS, the bulk of his core audience wouldn't read a book unless their life depended on it. Well, maybe free CiCi's pizza for life but that's about it
 
2013-03-11 06:28:21 PM
The gun shills are a special kind of sensitive.
 
2013-03-11 06:30:14 PM
How do you to stop a bad guy with book?!
 
2013-03-11 06:31:24 PM
You know what it takes to sell this book?  It takes brass balls to sell this book.

Coffee is for closers.
 
2013-03-11 06:31:30 PM

vernonFL: dittybopper: OH MY GOD!  It's *HORRIBLE* that he would write something like that!  The man is obviously an inhuman monster!

No, he's a fearmongering shyster, laughing all the way to the bank. He's a grifter. A con artist.


You said "Republican Official" twice.
 
2013-03-11 06:31:36 PM

Not_The_Target_Market: Car_Ramrod: MontanaDave: factoryconnection: Wayne LaPierre is better at his job than just about anyone is good at their job.  He gets people to join the NRA (adding customers), he gets people to buy guns and ammo (pleasing the advertisers) and he keeps the politicians in line (keeping customers and advertisers happy) and no matter what he says, more people sign up.

I'm not saying he's a good man, but he's a good salesman.  Maybe not a good book salesman, though.

This isn't about making money on book sales. It is all about generating leads.

The leads are weak.

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Harriet and Blah-blah Nyborg....


I can't decide whether that is one of the greatest movies ever made or one of the worst. It obviously is a screenplay adapted from a stage play. But some of the acting is amazing. But some of the acting is atrocious. The problem is I have troubles deciding what the great acting is and what the terrible acting is.

Jack Lemmon was amazing. I just can't make up my mind about the rest of them. All right, Ed Harris was amazing in his nuance.

But Alec Baldwin? Dustin Hoffman? Alan Arkin? Kevin Spacey? I can't decide whether they're amazing or terrible.
 
2013-03-11 06:33:16 PM

FlashHarry: chapter 6: kill all the darkies.


Of course he would never say anything like that. Urban youth is the current euphemism. It eliminates the mention of color directly to allow denial
 
2013-03-11 06:33:30 PM
I see the gun grabbers are hitting the blog sites hard.  Subby FAILS.
 
2013-03-11 06:34:03 PM
You can also use the book to put your budgie down. It's safer than shooting them (just above the beak).
 
2013-03-11 06:34:15 PM

Rapmaster2000: what do you look for when pulling off the interstate in an unfamiliar city?

Hookers and drugs.


Ah, a "When in Rome" type eh?
 
2013-03-11 06:34:15 PM
We used to have REAL books when I was a kid.
flag.blackened.net
 
2013-03-11 06:35:29 PM
There are fools.
There are damn fools.
And then, there are "survivalists".*


* Exempition granted to the 1% who are legitimate outdoorsmen.
 
2013-03-11 06:36:57 PM
The guy who's been a lobbyist since the day he left college writes a survival guide?  No military experience.  Maybe he was a boyscout?
 
2013-03-11 06:37:56 PM

jso2897: There are fools.
There are damn fools.
And then, there are "survivalists".*


* Exempition granted to the 1% who are legitimate outdoorsmen.


Then there are the fat pigs who run to the goverment shelters when the shiat hits the fan.
 
2013-03-11 06:38:13 PM
we can burn it now, for fun! but i don't want to buy it
 
2013-03-11 06:40:12 PM
Why STUPID tag, subby?

You work in Bloomberg's Press Office?
 
2013-03-11 06:40:45 PM

PanicMan: The guy who's been a lobbyist since the day he left college writes a survival guide?  No military experience.  Maybe he was a boyscout?


He hangs out with Grover Norquist a lot.  Grover's on the board, you know.
 
2013-03-11 06:42:51 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: Not_The_Target_Market: Car_Ramrod: MontanaDave: factoryconnection: Wayne LaPierre is better at his job than just about anyone is good at their job.  He gets people to join the NRA (adding customers), he gets people to buy guns and ammo (pleasing the advertisers) and he keeps the politicians in line (keeping customers and advertisers happy) and no matter what he says, more people sign up.

I'm not saying he's a good man, but he's a good salesman.  Maybe not a good book salesman, though.

This isn't about making money on book sales. It is all about generating leads.

The leads are weak.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x299]
Harriet and Blah-blah Nyborg....

I can't decide whether that is one of the greatest movies ever made or one of the worst. It obviously is a screenplay adapted from a stage play. But some of the acting is amazing. But some of the acting is atrocious. The problem is I have troubles deciding what the great acting is and what the terrible acting is.

Jack Lemmon was amazing. I just can't make up my mind about the rest of them. All right, Ed Harris was amazing in his nuance.

But Alec Baldwin? Dustin Hoffman? Alan Arkin? Kevin Spacey? I can't decide whether they're amazing or terrible.


Dustin Hoffman? It's not Death of a farking Salesman.

Or is it?

Also, the leads aren't weak. You're farking weak.
 
2013-03-11 06:44:24 PM
jso2897: Honestly, I used to think that was the case. Then I saw the kind of farking madhouse New Orleans turned into during Katrina. Cops randomly shooting families, HAM radio operators becoming the C3 infrastructure for rescue crews, thousands of people living in a stadium with insufficient food and sanitation facilities. I'm not saying its likely to happen again or that we didn't learn lessons, but after seeing that I'll never quite look down on "preppers" as a class the way I might have otherwise.

/learning primitive survival skills is fun and potentially useful in all kinds of situations
//less so learning them from a DC lobbyist
 
2013-03-11 06:44:25 PM
some of you have way too much faith in society.
 
2013-03-11 06:51:30 PM
Well, it's nice to have a source of kindling when you're cooking the douchebag next door that didn't like guns....
 
2013-03-11 06:51:57 PM

Marcus Aurelius: PanicMan: The guy who's been a lobbyist since the day he left college writes a survival guide?  No military experience.  Maybe he was a boyscout?

He hangs out with Grover Norquist a lot.  Grover's on the board, you know.


Didn't you know? Grover's wife is a muslim.
 
2013-03-11 06:53:45 PM

mr lawson: some of you have way too much faith in society.


Guns will never let you down though.
 
2013-03-11 06:55:02 PM

computerguyUT: Well, it's nice to have a source of kindling when you're cooking the douchebag next door that didn't like guns....


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2013-03-11 06:55:55 PM

Marcus Aurelius: PanicMan: The guy who's been a lobbyist since the day he left college writes a survival guide?  No military experience.  Maybe he was a boyscout?

He hangs out with Grover Norquist a lot.  Grover's on the board, you know.


Well those are two people who I'm sure know a lot about struggling to survive in tough situations.
 
2013-03-11 06:56:13 PM
I've never quite understood this American obsession with preparing for impending disaster.  I've never seen it in another country.  I've met educated, rational people who have thousands of rounds of ammunition and months supplies of food for some massive disaster.  I know we all watch The Walking Dead and think, "that would be awesome," but it's not going to happen.
 
2013-03-11 06:58:00 PM

Takeshi6400: I've never quite understood this American obsession with preparing for impending disaster.  I've never seen it in another country.  I've met educated, rational people who have thousands of rounds of ammunition and months supplies of food for some massive disaster.  I know we all watch The Walking Dead and think, "that would be awesome," but it's not going to happen.


It's different here because they're actively cheering for and working towards a disaster. They didn't sink all that money in to ammo to just not use it.
 
2013-03-11 06:59:26 PM
I am positive any association that promotes camping and wilderness activities already has a better book out cleverly disguised as a camping manual. The GIrl Scouts, for example, have already outdone him. Pretend your car is a tent and load it up accordingly. Do not let strangers in the house. Call help for them an if you need to work on your karma, hand them out some nice hot tea. It really aint rocket science.
 
2013-03-11 06:59:42 PM

HotWingConspiracy: mr lawson: some of you have way too much faith in society.

Guns will never let you down though.



improperly maintained and improperly used, you damn right they will let you down.

for the record. I was speaking more towards the people who HAVE TO depend on a functioning society to live because they would do not have any basic survival skill sets.
 
2013-03-11 06:59:45 PM
I'd rather have Wayne LaPierre as a neighbor when the shiat goes down than any of you neckbearded beta males. That six pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon in your fridge won't go very far.
 
2013-03-11 07:00:47 PM

wingding: jso2897: There are fools.
There are damn fools.
And then, there are "survivalists".*


* Exempition granted to the 1% who are legitimate outdoorsmen.

Then there are the fat pigs who run to the goverment shelters when the shiat hits the fan.


He mad.

mrexcess: jso2897: Honestly, I used to think that was the case. Then I saw the kind of farking madhouse New Orleans turned into during Katrina. Cops randomly shooting families, HAM radio operators becoming the C3 infrastructure for rescue crews, thousands of people living in a stadium with insufficient food and sanitation facilities. I'm not saying its likely to happen again or that we didn't learn lessons, but after seeing that I'll never quite look down on "preppers" as a class the way I might have otherwise.

/learning primitive survival skills is fun and potentially useful in all kinds of situations
//less so learning them from a DC lobbyist


That's true, and I may be a tad smug because I am a product of a place and time when one acquired those skills simply as a matter of course, and it wasn't a "movement", with a name, and magazines, and people using it to peddle shiat to gullible folks. That's why I exempted legit outdoorsmen as a footnote to my post.
Where I grew up, these were just things you knew - it wasn't associated with any sort of political or social stance, and people didn't think of possessing those skills as an alternative to keeping civilization functioning.
 
2013-03-11 07:02:21 PM
The NRA may once have served a useful purpose, but I can guarantee you that they do not give a single damn about the 2nd amendment.

The purpose of the NRA is to further making money for the NRA.

CS,B:

I used to have a client in the early 2000's that rented space in the NRA's Fairfax headquarters. The lobby is pretty much what you'd expect, lots of flintlocks and crying eagle tchotckies on display.

Since I'm a smoker, I ended up spending a fair amount of time out in the smoking area, (ahem) shooting the breeze with other people who worked in the building, and I got into some conversations with mid-level guys from the NRA.

They were completely unabashed about the fact that they made up bullshiat crises in order to get their members riled up and sending in money. I didn't know the term "Overton Window" at the time, but that was exactly what they were pushing, and these guys were proud of it, and quite happy to talk about it with some random guy in the smoking area.

What amazed me was the guys saying this didn't care... at all. Yeah, I was just some long-haired IT geek who worked up on 4, but so far as they knew I could have been Libby McLibberton, star investigative reporter for the Gun Grabber Gazette.

I can see the purpose for something like the NRA. The ACLU handles all the other amendments, and of course hunters / shooters / collectors can have a lobby just as dentists and stamp collectors can.

But that's not what the NRA is about. The NRA is about making money for the NRA.
 
2013-03-11 07:02:33 PM
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2013-03-11 07:04:59 PM
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