128 Responses to “NRA Lies Exposed With Facts”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    June 5, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Really? (after staring blankly for ages)

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      June 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Really! Well hello there dolls and guys. 🙂 Happy Sunday afternoon/evening -Monday morning to you!

  2. 3 vcprezofan2
    June 5, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Thank you, NerdyW, for your continued commitment. I remember this response from the Elkhart town hall. Mr. President always responds with truth and class!

  3. 4 vcprezofan2
    June 5, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Chips Chica, on the off-chance that you might have a moment to look in briefly today, this is for you…

    Also, too, please give Mama C an additional gentle hug from your TOD family. You’re always in our thoughts, you know.

  4. 8 vcprezofan2
    June 5, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    It’s my party and I’ll cry dance if I want to. You would dance by yourself too if …. no one else was around.

  5. 11 vcprezofan2
    June 5, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Fine! Gone to play online scrabble – back when……ever. :/

    • 12 Nena20409
      June 5, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      Congrats, VC on your Au ⭐ Ag ⭐ Bronze ⭐ etc 😉
      Hello TOD Community.
      It’s a Fine Day with Lovely Breeze, Blue Sky & Sunny too.
      Thanks for the New Post, NW. 🍸

      • 13 vcprezofan2
        June 5, 2016 at 4:43 pm

        I never meant to be so sharkish, Nena but my silliness surfaced since no one else was around. 😀 I payed 4 scrabble games – won 3, lost 1. Life’s good.

  6. June 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    to those who attempt to whitewash Muhammad Ali.

    From a Playboy interview in his OWN WORDS:

    “Do you think you’ll be remembered that way?

    I don’t know, but I’ll tell you how I’d like to be remembered: as a black man who won the heavyweight title and who was humorous and who treated everyone right. As a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him and who helped as many of his people as he could–financially and also in their fight for freedom, justice and equality. As a man who wouldn’t hurt his people’s dignity by doing anything that would embarrass them. As a man who tried to unite his people through the faith of Islam that he found when he listened to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. And if all that’s asking too much, then I guess I’d settle for being remembered only as a great boxing champion who became a preacher and a champion of his people. And I wouldn’t even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was.”

  7. June 5, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    “…Last to face the cameras was LeBron James, and he drew the biggest crowd. There were many things Ali was known for. There was his outlandish personality, which manifested itself in some of the greatest trash talk in sports history. There were his preternatural skills. No heavyweight possessed his combination of speed and skill. At his best, he was invincible, though everyone wanted to test him. Bob Arum, Ali’s longtime promoter, loves to tell the story of how in the mid-1960s, Jim Brown, the legendary running back, wanted to fight a young Ali. “So I went to talk to Ali,” Arum recalls. “He says, ‘Jim wants to do what? Bring him here.’ So I took him to Hyde Park in London, where Ali used to run. Ali said, ‘Jimmy, here is what we’re going to do: You hit me as hard as you can.’ So Brown starts swinging and swinging, and he can’t hit him. He’s swinging wildly and not even coming close. This goes on for, like, 30 seconds. Then Ali hits him with this quick one-two to his face. Jimmy just stops and says, ‘OK, I get the point.’ “Ali’s lasting legacy, though, was as a vehicle for social change. Ali was fearless, most notably in his opposition of the Vietnam war, a public battle that cost Ali years in the prime of his career. He had no filter; what he thought, he said, no matter how many criticized him for it. Today, Ali has no contemporary; elite athletes like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods have often shied away from polarizing issues.

    …James has not. Whether through public comments or social media, James has rarely refused to address polarizing issues. In response to the death of Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager who was shot in 2012, James helped organize a Miami Heat team photo with players wearing hooded sweatshirts – Martin was killed while wearing one – and tweeted it with the hashtag #WeWantJustice. In the aftermath of the death of Eric Garner, a New York man who died from a chokehold during an altercation with police, James was one of the first to don a T-shirt with the words “I Can’t Breathe” on the front. “What he stood for, I mean, it’s a guy who basically had to give up a belt and [relinquish] everything that he had done because of what he believed in,” James said of Ali. “It’s a guy who stood up for so many different things throughout the times where it was so difficult for African-Americans to even walk in the streets. “For an athlete like myself today, without Muhammad Ali, I wouldn’t be sitting up here talking in front of you guys. I wouldn’t be able to walk in restaurants. I wouldn’t be able to go anywhere where blacks weren’t allowed back in those days [if it weren’t for] guys like Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Lew Alcindor, Jackie Robinson, and the list goes on and on.” Ali set an impossible standard. He lived in a time in which the country could not have been more divided. His status as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam war – and his refusal to serve – cost him 3 ½ years of the prime of his career. Imagine, today, an elite athlete believing so strongly in something that he or she would be willing to walk away from a sport – and the millions that came with it. James is not Ali, but there are few athletes today whose words carry as much weight. James has known poverty, has known racism, has known the challenges of succeeding in a life no one expected him to. If Ali paved the way for athletes to become global stars, James is the latest to walk down it….continued”

  8. June 5, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    “I’ll tell you how I’d like to be remembered: as a black man who won the heavyweight title and who was humorous and who treated everyone right. As a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him and who helped as many of his people as he could–financially and also in their fight for freedom, justice and equality. As a man who wouldn’t hurt his people’s dignity by doing anything that would embarrass them. As a man who tried to unite his people through the faith of Islam that he found when he listened to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. And if all that’s asking too much, then I guess I’d settle for being remembered only as a great boxing champion who became a preacher and a champion of his people. And I wouldn’t even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was.”

  9. 17 Nena20409
    June 5, 2016 at 3:25 pm

  10. June 5, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend! I put together a post on my blog if you want to check it out.

    R.I.P. Muhammad Ali: https://thelovelyplains.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/r-i-p-muhammad-ali/

    • June 5, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Wonderful compilation, LP. You captured all the elements that contribute to why he is so beloved.

      • June 5, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        Thanks a million, Meta.

        Sorry I didn’t respond to your reply the other day re the Warriors on court technology they are using. It was very illuminating! I wouldn’t expect anything else from an Oracle sponsored arena…some of the same tech is used on Oracle’s Americas Cup boats too. (When a comment is made on a thread I published, I get every post in my notifications, therefore I never saw it until I scrolled back through today) I’m not sure how I’m feeling about tonight’s game. I feel a Dubs annihilation coming 😕

        • June 5, 2016 at 4:39 pm

          Nice that Green acknowledged Muhammad Ali. I hope there’s a moment of silence and respect at the beginning of the game tonight.

          GW have to watch those turnovers. I’m excited to see the game. Their comeback is STRONG!

    • 23 mtmarilyn
      June 5, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      LP, that is a beautiful tribute.

  11. 25 Nena20409
    June 5, 2016 at 3:40 pm

  12. June 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Congrats and Hi – VC 🙂

    Thank you NW!

    The problem is obvious ….

    #TrustBarack …. to flame your ass, nicely, if you come at him with the stupid ……..

  13. 29 JER
    June 5, 2016 at 3:58 pm

  14. 34 Ladyhawke
    June 5, 2016 at 3:59 pm

  15. 37 Don
    June 5, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Would I be wrong for wanting President Obama to tell Bernie Sanders to go have a seat?

  16. June 5, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I love our President. He set the record straight.

  17. 42 JER
    June 5, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    LIVE NOW: Ali Family Press Conference, Louisville, KY – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  18. June 5, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Still can’t stop laughing at this….

    Virtual reality was all too real for one woman. Graphic designer Carrie Glaser recently wore a VR headset to play a zombie game, but she completely freaked while trying to shoot her way out of danger. Video posted online (by her co-worker) showed her shouting in terror as the living dead attacked her in the game😀😀

  19. 44 GGail
    June 5, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Ali’s Fight Doctor (some comments by Ferdie might not be well received)

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/boxing/2016/06/04/muhammad-ali-ferdie-pacheco-interview/85352836/
    …(During the fight), when he came back to the corner after the first round, Ali said, “This guy can’t hit at all.” (Before the eighth round), he said, “Ferdie, this is it. I’m going to knock him out this round.” I said, “Well, hurry up. The rain’s coming.” (Foreman) fell more from exhaustion than the knockout. He was so tired, he was like a little baby saying, “Please put me to sleep.” (Afterward), it was raining so hard, you could barely see. The whole jungle was moving. Then we realized it wasn’t the jungle; it was people (swaying). They were covered in palm fronds or plastic sheets, (shielding) their babies, just so they could see Ali go by (in a bus). It was 40 miles, mile after mile, just to see him. I told a friend, “Well, we’ve lost him now. He’s no longer just Ali; he’s the greatest in the world.”…

  20. June 5, 2016 at 4:53 pm

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    • June 6, 2016 at 9:06 am

      This article is by a BERNIEBRO. It has one one point which is true – resentment but it fails to established and connect the dots and state ” White male privilege.” I am no lover of Clinton however she is the devil we all know. Bernie is a contemptuous under-performing politician. In my opinion he and Trump are frauds. Bernie could very well destroy Hillary’s election chances. After all, if you are a student of history, no political party that goes into general fractured has ever won the White House. Bernie should have been quelled long ago by the party and not permitted to run as a Democrat which he isn’t. Camps Sanders and Trump ( plus every GOP contender this cycle) used running for the presidency as a scam to enrich their family and friends. #Consultant #Fees ( see Jane Sanders and every one of Trumps inner circle)

      For decades Republicans have marched inline when voting for their candidates – for the first time in a lifetime, Democrats must emulate this lock-step mentality in order that the “wall” shall not be built and Obama legacy wall shall not be breached.

  22. June 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Lots of fires raging again in California. The Ventana wilderness is among the most beautiful areas in the north. This is devastating.

  23. 68 GGail
    June 5, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Interesting point of view…
    Muhammad Ali in the Sixties easily penetrated Pentagon propaganda about the enemy in the jungle by pointing out that he personally had no quarrel with the Vietnamese. He forced Americans to think about the moral consequences of killing other human beings half a world away who really had nothing to do with us, until we started herding them into “strategic hamlets.”

    But a generation later, we Americans mostly lack the instinct to even ponder those questions. We sit through movies like American Sniper that tell us that Iraqis are villains because they shoot at our soldiers. The question of why we were ever there in the first place to shoot or be shot at is not talked about as much.

    In large part that’s because the government has successfully sanitized the use of force. The brutality and ugliness of war is mostly kept separate from pop culture. Wars look like video games to young people today. This isn’t an accident. It’s the result of billions of dollars of research and propaganda devoted to the problem of preventing the wholesale attacks of conscience that broke out during the Sixties.

    Ali wasn’t a perfect person. His cruel treatment of Joe Frazier in the runup to their three epic fights is a particular stain on his legacy. That Ali himself came to understand this only slightly diminishes the fact.

    But he was still a hero, flaws and all. He would have been larger than life anyway, but his defiant stand against his own government amplified his legend as a fighter of bottomless will and courage, and made him a towering figure in our history.

    When he’s laid to rest later this week, most people will remember how much he was beloved for those qualities. But let’s not forget that not everyone loved him, or found him and his defiance so charming. His detractors have a legacy as well, one that sadly enough might outlast his.

    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/muhammad-ali-was-a-hero-but-his-enemies-have-a-legacy-too-20160605#ixzz4AkAXxz5N
    Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook

    • June 5, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      i think that it is also due to the fact that a lil more than 1% of Americans are involved in the war…when there was a draft…any family could be tapped and unless you had wealth and position your son could be off to war….

    • 70 pkayden
      June 5, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      “We sit through movies like American Sniper that tell us that Iraqis are villains because they shoot at our soldiers.”

      This. I wonder why more American soldiers aren’t inspired by Ali to refuse to fight in unjust wars such as the one in Iraq. That was his legacy.

  24. 71 Dudette
    June 5, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Just in case you live in Knoxville OR have some extra coin you could her way (regardless of what US city/state you live in) 😀

  25. June 5, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Hillary is leading 65-34% in PR

  26. June 5, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Question on MSNBC…

    which was more important…Hillary’s good week or Trumps bad week….answer…Trump’s bad week…cause you know it is all about Trump!

  27. 75 desertflower
    June 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Wow. There’s that privilege again…

    • 76 mtmarilyn
      June 5, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      It doesn’t matter that that 20 minutes ruined a girls life.

      • 77 desertflower
        June 5, 2016 at 6:14 pm

        Seems the father is a pathetic excuse for a human being, just like his son. Learned entitlement. The son should be labelled the sex offender that he is and be made to volunteer in a battered women’s shelter for 20 years. And give a portion of his salary (or trust fund) to the shelter.

      • 79 cd4biden
        June 5, 2016 at 10:52 pm

        “It doesn’t matter that the 20 minutes ruined a girls life.”

        What girl? (And this is snark people) There is no mention, no recognition of the existence of the girl. There are more words dedicated to describing ribeye steaks and pretzels than to his “20 minutes of action.”

        And I totally agree with the father that Brock can do so many positive things in regard to educating others about the dangers of alcohol and sexual promiscuity, BUT AFTER he serves his time in jail for his actions, just like the rest of us would have to do.

        • 80 cd4biden
          June 5, 2016 at 11:33 pm

          And what kind of upbringing, traditions passed down, role models for how to have a relationship with someone, etc., did this kid get where, whether drunk or sober, his instinct is to ram it in someone who is unconscious and behind a dumpster? Alcohol can not be the total excuse for this kind of behavior. If he had been taught to respect women and human life, to be loving and caring toward all people including himself, then, even when drunk, I doubt he could have even had this kind of action in his consciousness. He is simply mirroring the attitudes and beliefs passed down from his a**hole father.

    • June 5, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      Dan Turner is, undoubtedly, a big Trump fan …..

    • June 5, 2016 at 6:40 pm

  28. 83 mtmarilyn
    June 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Nerdy Wonka, thank you for this post. I have passed this exchange to many people. The one on YouTube is about 2 minutes longer. I use it.

    Is anyone else still watching the Eagles. One has flown and the second is close to flying. I am determined to watch it continually because I missed the first one taking off. I want to see this one fly.

  29. June 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    WOW

  30. 85 JER
    June 5, 2016 at 6:10 pm

  31. 86 arapaho415
    June 5, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    For those on east coast, you might want to catch 60 minutes (about 40 minutes from now) — they’re re-running Ed Bradley’s interview with Muhammad Ali. IIRC, like the recently deceased Morely Safer, Ed Bradley also covered the Vietnam War, so he knew Ali’s impact on the 1960s and 1970s.

    And to bring a smile to your face (on this, the anniversary of Beau Biden’s memorial 😦 ):

    more…

  32. 90 hopefruit2
    June 5, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    You can follow the PR Dem primary results here – if you don’t care to give CNN the ratings. As of 6:19PM ET the with ~3% reporting, the results: HRC – 69%; BS – 30%

    http://democratas2016.ceepur.org/Island-Wide.htm

    You can refresh approx every 10 minutes or so for updates – but the returns are coming in very slowly.

  33. June 5, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks Nerdy. I have watched this video a gazillion times. PBO is the business.

  34. 92 Dudette
    June 5, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Hmm… I wonder if POTUS will be announcing anything special on Wednesday night. 😉

  35. June 5, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    OMG, this guy

  36. 97 Dudette
    June 5, 2016 at 6:47 pm

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  40. June 5, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    “A Malawian female chief has established a new law to prevent child marriage in Malawi and has terminated approximately 850 child marriages across the country to date.

    Theresa Kachindamoto, a senior chief in the Dedza district of Malawi, claimed that her decision to take a stand came from her frustration over seeing 12-year-old girls walking around with babies on their hips.” More at link…

  41. June 5, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    LP, OMG

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  44. 123 desertflower
    June 5, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    🙂

  45. 125 Dudette
    June 5, 2016 at 7:46 pm

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  47. 127 Dudette
    June 5, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Amazing 12 yr old jazz prodigy on 60 minutes!


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