donttreadonvirginia:

This is what Loudoun County Republicans are doing for Earth Day.  Doug Domenech, Bob McDonnell’s Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, will be speaking about how the environment has improved over the last 40+ years despite the environmental movement, not because of it.  This flyer that was left on my door today indicates that he will be giving a talk about how DDT saved millions of lives before the 1972 EPA ban killed millions, how GMOs have dramatically reduced starvation and food costs safely, how the recent droughts in California are the result of environmental groups forcing the diversion of hundreds of billions of gallons of water into San Francisco Bay instead of to farmers because of the Delta Smelt, not because of nature, how insane fuel efficiency mandates will result in more expensive and more dangerous cars because of the immutable laws of physics, and how people are dying in Alaska because Obama’s Secretary of Interior blocked the construction of a single-lane gravel road between a remote town and an all-weather airport that is the only safe way for commercial medivac flights to get sick people to hospitals (because it would have to cross a National Wildlife Refuge, of course).

Yeah, I love living in Loudoun County and I love living in Virginia where a man like this was in charge of our environmental, natural resource, and historic preservation agencies for four years.

Brigitte Gabriel is scheduled to speak next on May 15, 2014 and Dr. Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College, is the next planned speaker on September 8, 2014.

americas-liberty:

cobra-23:

shutupgrace:

Funny how right wing nutjobs will tell you that “Islam” does this, “Islam” does that, yet when the debate’s about guns they’re pretty quick to say “guns don’t kill people, people do!”

What? You make no sense.

Islam doesn’t “do” anything, radical Islamic D-bags do. The same is true for guns.

OP, care to try again?

Logic and rational thought are not strong points of the left.

rifleweeb:

OKAY, THERE’S NOT UNDERSTANDING HISTORY

AND THEN THERE’S “IGNORING HISTORY IN FAVOR OF REWRITING IT TO FIT YOUR NARROW-MINDED VIEWS”

France couldn’t stop Hitler!

THE GERMANS WENT AROUND THE BULK OF THE FRENCH DEFENSES IN THE MAGINOT LINE BY GOING THROUGH BELGIUM, THUS CUTTING OFF THE FRENCH MILITARY FROM THEIR SUPPLIES AND CAUSING THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT TO SEEK AN ARMISTICE AND EVENTUALLY SURRENDER TO THE FAR MORE MOBILE GERMAN ARMY. THE FRENCH MILITARY WAS MOSTLY DEFEATED BEFORE IT HAD A CHANCE TO FIGHT, AND MANY FRENCH COMMANDERS WERE READY TO HOLD OUT HAD THEY NOT BEEN INSTRUCTED TO STAND DOWN BY THEIR GOVERNMENT’S LEADERS.

Russia had a lot of guns and they couldn’t stop Hitler without the cold!

THE GERMAN INVASION OF RUSSIA CAUGHT THE SOVIET UNION OFF-GUARD, WITH LITTLE RESISTANCE FROM THE BLACK SEA TO THE FINNISH FRONT (AND HITLER STILL LOST NEARLY 1,000,000 SOLDIERS IN THE INITIAL OFFENSIVE). ONCE RALLIED, THE RED ARMY STOPPED THE GERMANS AT STALINGRAD, WHERE AN OFFENSIVE ACTION BY SOVIET GENERALS GEORGY ZHUKOV AND ALEKSANDR VASILEVSKY ENCIRCLED AND CRUSHED THE GERMAN 6TH ARMY, EFFECTIVELY TURNING THE TIDE OF THE WAR IN EUROPE. IF THE COLD HADN’T STOPPED THE GERMANS IN RUSSIA, THE SHEER NUMBERS OF THE RED ARMY (ARMED BY THE LEND-LEASE PROGRAM) AND THE BRILLIANCE OF ROKOSSOVSKY AND ZHUKOV WOULD HAVE DONE IT EVENTUALLY.

BUT LET’S BACK UP FOR A SECOND

I wish armed Jews in the ghetto could’ve stopped Hitler, but…

THE POINT OF ARMING A POPULACE AGAINST TYRANNY IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF VICTORY. IT DOES, HOWEVER, GIVE THOSE PEOPLE A FIGHTING CHANCE, AND THE FUCKING CHOICE TO DIE ON THEIR FEET, FIGHTING FOR THEIR FREEDOM, RATHER THAN BE WALKED INTO A GAS CHAMBER LIKE LIVESTOCK. THESE MOVEMENTS (AND MANY MORE LIKE THEM) WERE RUN BY HEROES WHO RISKED EVERYTHING FOR THEIR LIVES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THEIR COUNTRIES BY REFUSING TO SUBMIT TO THE ARMY WHOSE BOOT WAS ALREADY ON THEIR NECK:

TELL ME, JON STEWART, IF YOU COULD, IN FACT, GO BACK IN TIME, WOULD YOU TELL ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE NOT TO BOTHER? THAT THE ALLIES WOULD EVENTUALLY COME AT SOME UNSPECIFIED POINT IN THE FUTURE AND THAT THEY MIGHT LIVE (emphasis on “might”) IF THEY JUST SUBMITTED TO THE NAZIS? WOULD YOU GO TO THE DESCENDANT OF A RESISTANCE FIGHTER, AND TELL THEM THEIR ANCESTORS DIED IN VAIN BECAUSE THEIR NATION AND THEIR PEOPLE WOULD’VE BEEN LIBERATED ANYWAY, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WAR EFFORT VIA THE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TASK OF DISRUPTING NAZI SUPPLY LINES AND FORCING THE GERMAN ARMY TO STRETCH ITSELF THIN DIDN’T MATTER?

NO, YOU WOULDN’T, BUT BECAUSE YOU CAN SAY “I’M A COMEDIAN,” YOU SOMEHOW THINK YOU HAVE THE FUCKING RIGHT TO HANDWAVE THE DEATHS OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HEROES AND PATRIOTS WHO HAD THE GODDAMNED BALLS TO STAND UP TO THE NAZI WAR MACHINE, FREQUENTLY ARMED WITH LITTLE MORE THAN A SHITTY ONE-SHOT PISTOL AND A KNIFE, AS “NOT THAT IMPORTANT,” ALL FOR THE SAKE OF A “JOKE?”

THAT IS, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE SINGLE MOST ARROGANT, IGNORANT, DISRESPECTFUL FUCKING THING I HAVE EVER HEARD ON MY TELEVISION - AND I’VE WATCHED BILL O’REILLY’S SHOW ON FOX NEWS.

TL;DR: FUCK. YOU.

Signed, 

Someone Who Actually PAID FUCKING ATTENTION IN HISTORY CLASS

P.S.:

Guns were kind of a big deal in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave up his firearms due to pressure from pacifist groups who convinced him it was unbecoming of someone in his position, but previously owned “an arsenal” worth of guns. Malcolm X, however, stuck to the idea of armed self-defense, for good reason. The King family also believes that the Memphis Police and federal government had a hand in his assassination, but that’s an entirely different subject.

(Source: catbushandludicrous)

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