Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

CUTTING EDGE [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

CUTTING EDGE [Derived Headline]

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Wayne's world

Phillip Bump at The Wire writes that "NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre gave a master class in choir-preaching at the annual [Conservative Political Action Conference] in Maryland on Thursday." Among his techniques:

. Prove you belong in the room: "In short order, LaPierre ticked off nearly the entire 'Things Conservatives Are Mad About/Hate' checklist. Political elites and the media . Passing bills without reading them! Reckless health care policies! . Attempts to 'regulate our religion' and 'collect our cell phones and email data'! Then, firing as rapidly as a modified AR-15: 'They give us Solyndra, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Obamacare, massive unemployment, a debt that will choke our grandchildren and one executive order after another right on top of each other.' Wham wham wham wham, targets destroyed."

. Scare the crap out of everyone. An excerpt: "In this uncertain world, surrounded by lies and corruption everywhere you look, there is no greater freedom than the right to survive and protect our families with all the rifles, shotguns, and handguns we want. (Applause.) We know, in the world that surrounds us, there are terrorists and there are home invaders, drug cartels, carjackers, knockout-gamers and rapers and haters and campus killers, airport killers, shopping mall killers and killers who scheme to destroy our country with massive storms of violence against our power grids or vicious waves of chemicals or disease that could collapse our society that sustains us all."

Putin's biggest supporter

From The Borowitz Report: "MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin received 'strong, unqualified words of support' last night in a 90-minute conversation with himself, Mr. Putin confirmed today. The invasion of Crimea was the main topic of the conversation, which Mr. Putin described as 'extremely collegial and enthusiastic.'

" 'We discussed a wide range of issues, including how everyone in Ukraine had invited us to come to Ukraine, and also how the soldiers reported to be in Crimea were not actually Russian soldiers but, in fact, local volunteers who looked a lot like Russian soldiers,' he said. …

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