Redstate's Watercooler, 3/7 Open Thread: March 24 Gun Rights Moneybomb


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Mark Your Calendars: March 24

With the Left going Full Metal Jihad on the NRA, they’ve teed up a boycott campaign against anyone associated with it on Saturday, March 24. A bunch of gun-folks have been starting to put together a “Moneybomb” event in reply, trying to drive a single-day donations/membership record. If you’re not an NRA member–and believe me I can understand a certain hesitance, there’s no love lost between me and Frenchy Fuddtard either–it might be worth looking into this time for two reasons. One, if the NRA falls we all fall with it–like Heinz Guderian referred to, if we just keep poking the enemy as individual fingers we’re nowhere near as strong as we would be if we come together into a big fist to land some solid punches; Strength In Numbers really does come into play here. And two, the Installment Plan Life Membership option is available for $600 at –that’s better than half off the normal $1500.


Are YOU the NRA? (Or GOA, or SAF, or any other 2A Advocate group… any will do.) If not, WHY not?


This Week In History

  • Sunday, 3/4: Constitutional government takes effect, 1789; Lincoln inaugurated, 1861; Murder Inc. head executed, 1944
  • Monday, 3/5: Boston Massacre, 1770; Westinghouse patents air brake, 1872; Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech, 1946
  • Tuesday, 3/6: Dred Scott decision, 1857; aspirin patented, 1899; Marines ordered to South Vietnam, 1965
  • Wednesday, 3/7: Battle of Pea Ridge, 1862; Bell patents telephone, 1876; Remagen bridgehead established, 1945
  • Thursday, 3/8: New York Stock Exchange founded, 1817; Battle of Hampton Roads begins, 1862; first race at Daytona, 1936
  • Friday, 3/9: Amistad slave-ship case decided, 1841; Japanese counterattack at Bougainville’s Hill 700, 1944; Scribner implants first shunt for dialysis, 1960
  • Saturday, 3/10: Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremony, 1804; Strowger patents first telephone networking switch, 1891; Tokyo firebombed, 1945

Today’s Birthdays: TV personality Willard Scott, 1934; Indy 500 racer Janet Guthrie, 1938; actor Bryan Cranston, 1956.

Holidays Around the World: Albania observes Teacher’s Day and Iraqi Kurdistan commemorates the Liberation of Sulaymaniyah.


This Week In History is compiled with assistance from and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.


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Quote of the Day

Beware the pull on your heartstrings — it’s often the pursestrings that are actually being reached for.
–Barbara Mikkelson


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