The NRA has disbursed $3,782,803 since 1998 in campaign contributions to 42 senators and 252 members of Congress.
Jezebel rounds up the responses to the Orlando shooting of the 20 highest-grossing politicians — those who received the most from the NRA over their careers. Most of them opted for the usual "thoughts and prayers" nonsense (as Samantha Bee points out, you're not praying right, c.f. James 2:14-26). A few said the Democrats were wrong to use the occasion to campaign for gun control. Some were silent.
Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio)
Response to Orlando shooting: In a blog post, he blamed the attack on ISIS. "Of course there has been a knee-jerk call for more gun control. (The New York Daily News' headline the day after the shooting was "THANKS, NRA"). Some gay-rights activists are blaming the "Christian Right." Planned Parenthood blames "toxic masculinity" (whatever that means.) It's hard to believe how stupid some of these people are."
Here's How the Congressmen Who Have Gotten the Most Cash From the NRA Responded After Orlando
The Washington Post reports: The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it will loan $700 million to a trucking firm that ships military equipment, in exchange for having U.S. taxpayers acquire an almost 30 percent stake in the company. Under the unusual arrangement, the Treasury Department will provide the emergency loan to YRC Worldwide, while taking […]
Bad legal news for Orange President Kleptocrat today. He's gonna be in a mood.
Asked about the Justice Department's intent to drop all criminal charges against impeached President Trump's first national security advisor, Mike Flynn, Trump's Attorney General Bill Barr says nothing matters, and "history is written by the winners."
Even as the world takes tentative steps toward reopening against the ebbs and flows of COVID-19, movie theaters remain in a netherworld limbo. High-profile film releases continue shuffling as theater chains, studios and filmgoers grapple with the fact that an enclosed theater may not be a safe place to be for some time to come. […]
The year 2020 has basically kicked down that door and dragged us all into the Zoom age, whether we like it or not. And now that we're basically inviting our boss, co-workers and other business associates into our homes via video, we've unwittingly stumbled into all kinds of new potential for embarrassment. Like when you're […]
One million Americans use American Sign Language as their primary means of communication. But as you'd expect, even though ASL is the sixth-most used language in the US, it isn't just any old language like English or Spanish or French. According to Communication Service for the Deaf, 98 percent of Deaf people don't receive education […]