It's c-c-c-cold out there, folks. But it's beautiful. Think I'm going to walk up to my favorite Starbuck's this morning. Enjoy your Sift.
A- Go Hydrology! makes a video out in the swamp with his new video camera.
B- Redland Rambles loves their kitties.
C- For Gun Free Zone, yesterday's NRA press conference wasn't at all about substance or whether or not the gun lobby actually gives a damn about Sandy Hook.
I caught the press conference live like many people did and by the time it finished I could not stop but smile thinking that the old coots can deliver harm to the politicians and play a mean game of PR chess to the Media and the Opposition.D- On the other side of the coin, Bark Bark Woof Woof crunches the numbers and estimates the cost of the NRA's "armed guard in every school" proposal.
David Keene set the tone by telling the Media that no questions would be taken after LaPierre’s words and that the NRA would be available for questions starting Monday. This pretty much said to the boys and girls of the press that: 1) We know you don’t like us so f*ck [Ed.] you and sit pretty, 2) By Monday, regular people would have time to digests our proposal and 3) We really don’t care what you say and you’ll probably shoot yourself in the foot.
So aside from the absolute asshattery of the idea, I kind of doubt that too many Republicans, no matter their standing with the NRA, are willing to whoop through billions of dollars for something that probably wouldn’t work in the first place.