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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The failing NRA announced it is shutting down NRA TV and firing it's advertising firm and spokesperson Dana Loesch. The shakeup comes at a time when the NRA is dealing with a leadership fight after having reported 2 straight years of financial losses.

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Wah wah!

#1 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-26 04:05 PM | Reply

Oh well, I guess it's back to RT News for the honest red-blooded American news.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-26 04:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The 2nd Amendment is safer without the NRA.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-06-26 04:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Bummer. I liked it when the Second Amendment was in danger of being revealed for the various falsehoods it contains.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-26 04:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

after having reported 2 straight years of financial losses.

Posted by johnny_hotsauce

Ya'll gun nuts need to stop buying guns and ante up!

The poor old NRA is going broke! How will they be able to afford to court them Russian Spies?

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-26 05:30 PM | Reply

Ya better call Boaz to the rescue!

#6 | Posted by KillerKarlKrupt at 2019-06-26 08:16 PM | Reply

Is it any surprise that an organization like the NRA is going bankrupt in Drumpf's America?

#7 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-06-26 08:31 PM | Reply

All those motels out there now having to remove NRATV from their welcome signs.

#8 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-06-26 08:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Funding suddenly dried up when they came under scrutiny for russian money laundering. What a coinkidink.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-26 09:07 PM | Reply

and firing it's advertising firm and spokesperson Dana Loesch

Good. She was a host on local right wing radio before she left for the NRA.

Couldn't stand that harpy. Still can't.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-26 10:34 PM | Reply

Oh well, I guess it's back to RT News for the honest red-blooded American news.

#2 | Posted by snoofy

It's refreshing to see a intelligent poster here. Kind of a shame that you have to go out to European news outlets to hear the real stuff. I watch RT all the time and it is great.

#11 | Posted by dxlingr at 2019-06-26 11:48 PM | Reply

Kind of a shame that you have to go out to European news outlets to hear the real stuff. I watch RT all the time and it is great.

#11 | Posted by dxlingr

Russia is "Euroasian"

BBC broadcasts 'the real stuff.' RT is part of Russia's propaganda arm.

#12 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-27 12:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

NRA blew through their money like it was growing on trees. Now they're broke ~ LOL

Shortsightedness usually works that way. Any woman knows that when the amount going out is more than the amount coming in, it's time to stop what your doing.

But they're ego-maniacal men. They do all their thinking with the wrong head.

They get no rainy day sympathy from me.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-06-27 07:24 AM | Reply

Oh well, I guess it's back to RT News for the honest red-blooded American news.

#2 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2019-06-26 04:09 PM | REPLY

The wingnuts are proud to get their alternative facts from the Kremlin owned Russia Today network whose purpose is to present a slickly produced heart of a broad, often covert disinformation campaign designed to sow doubt about democratic institutions and destabilize the West. but hey there's no collusion, right

#14 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-06-27 09:05 AM | Reply

Here in the OKC folks are talking about advertising agency Ackerman McQueen closing as a result of this situation. Too bad--play with fire, you get burned. As for Ms. Loesch, I suspect her theme song is "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"...

#15 | Posted by catdog at 2019-06-27 09:19 AM | Reply

The poor old NRA is going broke! How will they be able to afford to court them Russian Spies?
#5 | Posted by donnerboy

Is it going down like lib talk radio did?

#16 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-06-27 11:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Too early to break out the bubbly cause when the Dems regain the White House, expect gun nuts to once again go bolting to the stores to compensate for their tiny
manhood.

#17 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2019-06-27 11:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

When the NRA's first presidential advert in 2016 was aired and was 100% about Benghazi, I knew I was out. It had just reached that level of rediculous.

#18 | Posted by techres at 2019-06-27 12:01 PM | Reply

"Is it any surprise that an organization like the NRA is going bankrupt in Drumpf's America?"

Nope, just like it's no surprise California is in so much debt it cannot come close to ever paying it off in our current economic system, in Liberal state.

Reading these comments in context of other comments on DR is just pure entertainment. Liberals are so gung ho about modifying or removing an Amendment but then hypocritically balk when other people do the same to the ones they like. It's as if neither side ever retains more than a week of history in their minds.

#19 | Posted by humtake at 2019-06-27 12:35 PM | Reply

Dana Loesch will still scuttle around on six legs in the darkness, her brown maw screeching about "liberals" and "socialists" in order to raise money from the faithful.

#20 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-06-27 01:57 PM | Reply

Nope, just like it's no surprise California is in so much debt it cannot come close to ever paying it off in our current economic system, in Liberal state.

Reading these comments in context of other comments on DR is just pure entertainment. Liberals are so gung ho about modifying or removing an Amendment but then hypocritically balk when other people do the same to the ones they like. It's as if neither side ever retains more than a week of history in their minds.

#19 | Posted by humtake

California can handle it's debt because it's an economic powerhouse. How's your loser state going to handle its debts? Maybe more companies will move there if you let them trash the environment some more.... Or maybe tax cuts for the rich will magically fix everything.

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-27 05:11 PM | Reply

Liberals are so gung ho about modifying or removing an Amendment

#19 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE AT 2019-06-27 12:35 PM | REPLY |

Which liberals? All the liberals I know just want the gun nuts to stop ignoring the first half of the amendment and stop pretending it is about overthrowing the government when it specifically says it is about a militia and that same militia is referenced in article 1 section 8 that can be called forth to QUELL the insurrection the gun nuts say it promotes

#22 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-06-27 09:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Liberals are so gung ho about modifying or removing an Amendment

#19 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE AT 2019-06-27 12:35 PM | REPLY |

It takes a lot of hubris to say this when conservatives are calling for a constitutional convention so they can rip up the constitution and remake it in their favor

www.theguardian.com

#23 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-06-27 09:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Face it, guns are not that interesting. Shooting is a skill, and is not a spectator sport, unless you think watching paint dry entertaining. As far as single issue political news, that gets dull and redundant quickly. They will do better making commercials on Youtube.

#24 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-28 07:41 AM | Reply

#23 | Posted by hatter5183 I think limiting the power and scope of the Federal Government might be a good idea. The founding fathers seemed to think so.

#25 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-28 07:45 AM | Reply

#23 | Posted by hatter5183 I think limiting the power and scope of the Federal Government might be a good idea. The founding fathers seemed to think so.

#25 | POSTED BY DOCNJO AT 2019-06-28 07:45 AM | REPLY

Read the actual articles that detail what the Republicans want to do.

They want to allow state courts to override SCOTUS (So they can get rid of rulings like roe v wade)
They want to allow state legislatures to override and ignore federal law (So the can override the civil rights act for example)
They want to prevent SCOTUS from hearing constitutional challenges to state laws (So they can keep slavery if they want to)
They want to exempt states from the commerce clause
They want to require a balanced budget but not by simple math requiring taking more in than spending. Their version allows a simple majority to cut any spending or cut taxes but requires a 4/5th majority to raise taxes. Starve the beast codified.

Nothing the conservatives pushing this want will make America a better place.

#26 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-06-28 11:19 AM | Reply

"They want to allow state courts to override SCOTUS", As I remember the first POTUS to ignore the SCOTUS was the father of the Democrat Party, Jackson. The issue was the expelling of the Indians who had treaties with the United States from their lands, Trail of Tears ring a bell? The states that fought Federal Law were all Democrat, does the Civil War ring a bell?
"They want to allow state legislatures to override and ignore federal law" so all these states and cities declaring themselves "sanctuary" cities or states are doing the same. I guess that the issue over rides the rule of law.
"They want to prevent SCOTUS from hearing constitutional challenges to state laws", That has become a dead issue sense the 1960s. The principal is the Jim Crow Laws practiced by Democrat legislatures being declared unconstitutional and enforced by federal laws. Remember the voting rights bill or the Civil Rights Act?
"They want to exempt states from the commerce clause", That might be a good idea- That was a FDR overreach. If a product is produced and consumed within a state, why can the Federal Government regulate those things? Say a firm made cigarettes with tobacco grown within a state and sells them only within that state. Do they have to pay federal tax? The Constitution says that the Federal Government can regulate interstate commerce, it is mute on commerce within a state.

"They want to require a balanced budget but not by simple math requiring taking more in than spending. Their version allows a simple majority to cut any spending or cut taxes but requires a 4/5th majority to raise taxes. Starve the beast codified". At our present course we will eventually not be able to service the national debt. At that point the economy dies, not a crash, dead. We would be back to a barter economy. A balanced budget and reducing the debt load is in the interest of our survival. I agree, the Federal Government has become THE BEAST.

#27 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-29 10:45 AM | Reply

#27 | Posted by docnjo

It's simple math, really. Akin to a household with some credit card debt where they go, 'hey, we'll cut our hours of work down and reducing our income, double our spending, and put it all on a credit card. Won't it be great!' So Republicans maxed out the credit card and slashed the income coming in. Money was going to be growing on trees, they said. Trickle down and create even more income, they said.

We had $5b in debt. George W Bush and Republicans said "Let's give everyone a tax break and reduce revenues!!" Then they did it a 2nd time. And doubled the budget, fighting the Iraq War 'off the books' so THAT debt wouldn't be written into the budge. As deficits began to skyrocket, they said, "Ronald Reagan proved deficits don't matter!" (while they're in office, anyway). Debt and deficits grew and grew.

They maxed out the credit cards all while working with less income thanks to their tax cuts. That didn't work.

When they were out of power they whined and bitched about debt, by then $12 trillion in 2009 while we were in the middle of an economic meltdown. Did they do anything to help average Americans who lost jobs and homes by the millions? Of course not! When the results of 'cut taxes' and recession-caused drops in revenue added to the mounting debt came home to roost, they only whined and screamed some more.

Then, miraculously, when Republicans got unitary control of government again, instead of paying down the debt (in this 'roaring economy') they never brought up "How are we going to pay for this." Instead, it was, "Hey! We don't care about debt or deficits anymore!" and passed another round of tax cuts instead of coming up with a plan to down the debt. Which would of necessity require more income. Which they'd slashed to the bone.

Now deficits are back over $1 trillion a year and they've guilt in systemic deficits. Doesn't work, does it?

Republican governance is an oxymoron.

The results? You know ...

#28 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-29 11:03 AM | Reply

#28 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY I guess that wasn't a problem while Obama was in office who doubled the national debt in eight years. A pox on both of their houses.

#29 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-29 11:41 AM | Reply

I guess that wasn't a problem while Obama was in office who doubled the national debt in eight years. A pox on both of their houses.

#29 | Posted by docnjo

What should have been expected during an economic meltdown with reduced income, further reduced by 2 rounds of tax cuts before that, and a budget W and Republicans doubled all by themselves? Not surpluses. To quote Trump, "that I can tell you."

Republican mismanagement led to systemic deficits. "Starve The Beast" seems to be a plan executed purposefully. "Trickle down economics" don't work, do they? Stagnant wages, record corporate profits ...

#30 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-29 06:41 PM | Reply

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