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NRA Card in My Warm Hand (Liberal Mocks the NRA)
Wisconsin State Journal ^ | May 20, 2006 | Susan Lampert Smith

Posted on 05/22/2006 1:10:58 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, WI - I am the NRA. Really!

I had to join the National Rifle Association Friday to get into the "acres of guns and gear" exhibit at the gun group's annual convention.

Figuring it will be a cold day here in Liberal Hades before the NRA ever brings its national convention to town, I headed down Interstate 94 to check out a different culture.

Was it worth it? Totally. I picked up enough pro-gun freebies and gear to annoy all my liberal friends back in Madison.

For my vegetarian boss, there were copies of Ted Nugent's cookbook, "Kill 'Em and Grill 'Em." For my dad the municipal judge, a bumper sticker that reads "Soft Judges Make Hardened Criminals." I'm keeping the mini-Glock keychain and the bumper sticker with the classic Charlton Heston quote: "From my cold dead hands."

I now know where to buy camo nighties and thongs in the mossy oak pattern. They're from "The Formal Sportsman," located, most excellently, on Chippendale Lane in Port Matilda, Pa. For the gents, the company offers camo tuxedos and camo dress shoes to ease those painful occasions when dressing up is required.

I think the "Got Sig?" women's T- shirts would solve the Downtown Madison mugging issue. Those thugs would think twice if they thought Badger co-eds were packing Sig Sauer handguns. Of course, this assumes the thugs:

A) Can read.

B) Know what a Sig is.

As I listened to my radio on the way, conservative talkers Charlie Sykes and Jeff Wagner assured me that there would be no safer place in the world than downtown Milwaukee with 60,000 NRA members, "Freedom's 2nd Army," on the watch. Earlier, Madison talker Vicki McKenna said that despite what we in the liberal media will tell you, there are no freaks at an NRA convention.

Is she right?

Sure, as long as your idea of normal is a crowd that is 100 percent white, mostly older, and mostly male.

I attended a different convention at the Midwest Express Center exactly a year ago. The Milwaukee Bead and Button Show was an estrogen-fest of women pawing over displays of expensive shiny things. This weekend's NRA trade show was a testostorone-fest of men pawing over somewhat larger and more expensive shiny things.

The main difference is political. About as mean as it gets at a bead show are T-shirts that read, "Not Tonight Honey, I'm Beading."

But at the NRA event, I was greeted by Del Ellefson a "Washington County Republican" wearing an anti-Gov. Jim Doyle placard. Inside, the NRA was giving out dump truck stickers that read "Dump Doyle." And there was former Milwaukee Sentinel food editor Lee Aschoff wearing a denim shirt that read "Dump Doyle," on the front, and, on the back, "and Baghdad Russ, too."

Wow, don't see many of those in Madison.

Around 2 p.m., we all trooped over to the U.S. Cellular Arena to see Ted Nugent open the convention.

Behind me, three men expressed their admiration for the rocker-hunter-gun lover from Michigan.

"Wouldn't want to be a liberal around him!"

"I think the John Birch Society is too liberal."

"I'm to the right of the Spanish Inquistion."

Were they talking so loud because they could tell I was from Madison? Did I give off Liberal-aroma? Could they smell vegan bratwurst on my breath?

At the Arena, I was glad that no one knew that the last show I saw there was the anti-Bush Dixie Chicks.

I watched NRA president Sandy Froman, who looks like a fourth-grade teacher in her pretty flowered scarf, introduce the crazed looking Nugent. As he ripped into the National Anthem on his Tony-the-Tiger striped guitar, I recalled the last time I saw him live: 30 years ago at Bicentennial Fest at the Rockford Speedway. Who knew he'd become a law-and-order type?

And who knew Nugent would become the answer to the trivia question: Who uttered the naughtiest word ever said over the airwaves of Wisconsin Public Radio? Larry Meiller still chokes when he talks about it.

My reverie ended as Nugent hit the last chords of "The Star Spangled Banner." Suddenly, I realized that I was the only person in an arena filled with flag-wagging, gun-loving people who did not stand, with hand over heart. Suddenly, I felt thousands of glaring eyes.

Suddenly, I felt a little less safe in downtown Milwaukee.

I slunk out a side entrance and didn't relax until I crossed the Dane County line.

Cross-cultural visits are nice, but I feel safer among my own.

Contact Susan Lampert Smith at ssmith@madison.com or 252-6121.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; diversity; enemedia; nra; nugent; tolerantleft
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Feel free to Freep this moron.
1 posted on 05/22/2006 1:11:02 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

She's not worth FReeping. F her.


2 posted on 05/22/2006 1:13:33 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Conservatism is moderate, it is the center, it is the middle of the road)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

People who dont stanbd for the Star Spangled Banner arent Americans, no matter what they call themselves.

This POS loves her free speech someone else earned for her though.


3 posted on 05/22/2006 1:16:49 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"Feel free to Freep this moron."

Anne Coulter does it better (and is WAY better looking).

4 posted on 05/22/2006 1:17:13 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Sure, as long as your idea of normal is a crowd that is 100 percent white, mostly older, and mostly male."

Well, that has to remedied.

Somebody tell the 2nd amendment sisters.


5 posted on 05/22/2006 1:17:37 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"I slunk out a side entrance and didn't relax until I crossed the Dane County line."

Stay there sweetie, we're trying to contain the infection.

"Cross-cultural visits are nice, but I feel safer among my own."

Your own what? Too many easy answers come to mind but "your own strain" is most in keeping with the comment above.

6 posted on 05/22/2006 1:22:33 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Cross-cultural visits are nice, but I feel safer among my own.

A lamb would probably say the same thing about a sheep dog convention. That doesn't mean that the lamb wasn't perfectly safe or that the lamb would be safe in the sole company of sheep.

She sleeps secure in her bed because rough men commit violence in her name.

7 posted on 05/22/2006 1:23:28 PM PDT by magslinger (WWJBD? What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Cross-cultural visits are nice, but I feel safer among my own.

Nice she's not a bigot.

8 posted on 05/22/2006 1:24:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Sure, as long as your idea of normal is a crowd that is 100 percent white, mostly older, and mostly male.

And I can just about guarantee that the Bead and Button show was 100 white, mostly older, and mostly female.
9 posted on 05/22/2006 1:26:32 PM PDT by Gingersnap
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To: I still care

Sure, as long as your idea of normal is a crowd that is 100 percent white, mostly older, and mostly male."

Sounds like the crowd that has been defending our freedom for the last 200 years.


10 posted on 05/22/2006 1:26:35 PM PDT by Old North State
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

"100%WHITE,OLDER AND MOSTLY MALE".I wonder if this liberal would have been so descriptive if it had been,100%black,younger and mostly male?As is with all liberals they hate whites and denegrate them at every turn.


11 posted on 05/22/2006 1:26:47 PM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I'll bet her husband Matt is a sissy.


12 posted on 05/22/2006 1:26:48 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan,)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Suddenly, I felt a little less safe in downtown Milwaukee.

Because how you feel means more than what the facts are. Apparently, nobody threatened the author, or it would have certainly been mentioned. But of course, to a Lib, it's all about feelings.

13 posted on 05/22/2006 1:30:41 PM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

"Did I give off a liberal aroma?"


Yes

Lak a road-kill skonk, I betcha.


14 posted on 05/22/2006 1:32:41 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I can understand that she "feels safer among her own".
The vast majority of them spend the day dreaming of bumping their heads on the underside of bill clinton's desk.
I would imagine this is the type of "reporter" the media sends to the Green Zone to report from Iraq.
15 posted on 05/22/2006 1:37:28 PM PDT by mikeybaby (long time lurker)
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To: I still care
There were lots of SASTERS there--guess she was only looking at the guys--LOL!


16 posted on 05/22/2006 1:38:40 PM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Don't think she's worth that either.


17 posted on 05/22/2006 1:39:16 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: I still care

"Sure, as long as your idea of normal is a crowd that is 100 percent white, mostly older, and mostly male."

More liberal stereotypes about gun owners. I've been to lots of gun shows and I'm 50% white, under 30 years old, and 100% female.


18 posted on 05/22/2006 1:41:21 PM PDT by JillValentine (Big government is never the solution and usually the problem.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Let's no one 'freep' the NRA, OK? See http://www.nrawol.com for links to http://www.keepandbeararms.com archive of NRA loving-gun control abuses. Gun control from the right or left is evil. Gallus-snapping shotgun-chic NRA GALs (Get A Lifers) can osculate my scurvy fundament. Good people should be armed when and where they will and not by the NRA dispensation. PHUI Tagline...


19 posted on 05/22/2006 1:41:46 PM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: 50sDad
a little less safe in downtown Milwaukee.

I guess if downtown Milwaukee has mostly older white males then it is a pretty safe place. A bit on the dull side, but safe none the less.
20 posted on 05/22/2006 1:43:31 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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