Amy Davidson, The New Yorker online, yesterday (excerpt is last 2 paragraphs)
We have heard a good deal from the N.R.A. in the last couple of months about how a gun defends a home. Wayne LaPierre, the group’s executive vice-president and increasingly unhinged public face, has been out talking about how everyone needs a gun to be prepared for a coming time of financial crisis and natural disaster. South Africa and the United States are distinct countries with different gun cultures, but people are not so different. The array of objects within arm’s reach can turn a moment of rage to something worse in any country. A gun in the house makes it more likely that domestic violence will lead to murder. (The Times has a story this morning about how living with guns has also been connected to dying by suicide.) Oscar Pistorius’s gun did not keep Reeva Steenkamp safe. Living in a house with many guns did not keep Kasandra Perkins safe when Jovan Belcher, the father of her child, shot her and then himself.
There is much to admire in the confidence that made Pistorius believe that he could challenge world running federations, and make them let him run. There was a clarity there, and inspiration, and the right kind of pride. (This morning, someone reportedly took a Nike ad with the line “I am the bullet in the chamber” off of his Web site.) There will be plenty of talk, too, about what brings athletes to both the highest levels of sports and to a place of domestic tragedy—publicity, pressure, even the unsettling question of performance-enhancing drugs and their psychological effects. That discussion is worth having. But what matters even more is what can happen in any home, in any room, with a man and a woman and a gun.
Cause God knows like most silly girls she just can't function without someone telling her how to handle herself at the ball - hands folded, not too many canapés, keep slightly aloof, a bit of cleavage but not too much, try not to prattle on and let the boys do most of the talking about themselves...
Even in the pre-debate runup I thought the news anchors were going to run the debate for her - 30 minutes of should this, should that - big shoulders to stand on.
At least his foray is a lot smaller than previous Russian adventurism, but is still every bit as clumsy. And stands to drive refugees into the hands of ISIS. The bombing that knocked out a flight from Egypt filled with Russians might make Vlad a bit hesitant to take this approach, but his tough guy ego probably can't resist anyway - like Donald, he likes to hit back hard, unappreciative of soft power. Sow => Reap => Weep.
The fuckers, 6 weeks out from the election and they're still trolling with this decades-old bullshit.
Guess it's the contest of 2 penises, and Hillary is just some kind of co-conspirator. Note to The Donald: vaginas aren't nearly as expensive as keeping dicks entertained - ask Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spritzer and Roger Ailes an Bill O'Reilly and Rudy Giuliani and John Edwards and Gary Hart. A lot of aspiring male virility washed up on the rocks.
Three days after guard dogs attacked Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota in early September, an unprecedented event took place at the White House.
Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians, which represents more than 500 tribes, spoke to nearly a dozen of President Barack Obama's Cabinet-level advisers at a September 6 meeting of the White House's three-year-old Native American Affairs Council.
It was the first time a tribal leader addressed a session of the council, and Cladoosby was invited in his role as the Indian Congress’ leader.
"We were speeding, trying to get back to Detroit. And we got pulled over in Ohio. I knew I was going to Jail due to a petty warrant. The police called Wayne county and they refused to come get me because of the distance. I explained to the officer that my sister had died and that I needed to get to my mother asap. I broke down crying and he saw the sincerity in my cry. He REACHES OVER AND BEGAN PRAYING OVER ME AND MY FAMILY. He offered to bring me 100 miles further to Detroit because they towed the vehicle. Everybody knows how much I dislike Cops but I am truly Greatful for this Guy. He gave me hope"