There has been an abundance of glowing support and raging protest this week for anyone or anything associated with the National Rifle Association.
As an NRA member and a life long responsible gun owner, I take these attacks on the organization personally. Because let's be real: When progressives go after the "looney, gun-crazy" NRA, that means us.
This time, along with citizens and politicians being targeted and ridiculed, any organization with ties to the NRA is the subject of a boycott campaign:
Delta, Alamo, Enterprise, National and Hertz, Symantec, Met Life and First National Bank of Obama, the credit issuing bank for the NRA credit card.
Conversely, any corporation that has refrained from caving to partisan, liberal malarky has been dragged into #BoycottNRA, such as Fedex, who responded in part:
FedEx Corporation's positions on the issues of gun policy and safety differ from those of the National Rifle Association (NRA). [However] FedEx is a common carrier under Federal law and therefore does not and will not deny service or discriminate against any legal entity regardless of their policy positions or political views.
I'd be willing to bet that the NRA not only won't be negatively affected by this latest controversy, but will actually see an explosion in membership.
If Twitter is any indication, I'm absolutely correct; @Rambobiggs (Joe Biggs) posted a Twitter poll asking "Have the recent attacks on the @NRA made you want to join up?" 88 per cent said yes.
Oh, glory! The Oscars are this weekend!
Thank God I'll be far, far away from my Hollywood home in my second home, Canada. It will be a welcome departure from the roadblocks, noise, and stench of entitlement and elitism (and copious amounts of makeup primer, self tanner and Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme.)
I am, however, slightly distraught over not being able to witness first-hand the reactions of celebrities when they first lay eyes on the latest street art installation by anonymous Los Angeles provocateur, Sabo:
He's erected three billboards around (imitating the theme of the Oscar nominated film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) that read:
"We all knew and still no arrests" followed by "And the Oscar for the biggest pedophile goes to..." ending with "Name names on stage or shut the hell up!"
Sabo, you're my hero.
You'll also remember that the Oscar organizers have promised a less political show this time around, so we'll see.
Speaking of Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence is taking a year off from making movies, supposedly to devote time to "fighting political corruption" and "fixing our democracy."
Yes, an actress in Hollywood, one of the most corrupt industries on earth, is taking time off to fight corruption, rather than quitting the entertainment business entirely. That would say a hell of a lot, and take some sizable cashews.
She said the group she was "fighting corruption" with was "non-partisan" — but this past week, she used her platform at the New York premiere of her latest film to talk about...GUNS!
She apparently thinks that glorifying guns in movies has nothing to do with gun crime in the U.S. Instead, as she says, "This is, it's an art. (...) I think the problem is guns not the entertainment industry."
Jennifer, do you actually believe that, or are you just concerned that you'll no longer be getting paychecks from movies like X-Men and Winter's Bone, both of which contain gun violence throughout?