The Uninvited Ombudsman Report - No. 23

Taken from this week’s “Page Nine” Alan Korwin’s “The uninvited Ombudsman Report”

1- Marksmanship For Novices --

The lamestream media told you:
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has a new program to introduce novices to target practice and wholesome American shooting sports, with classroom and range time.

Arizona will feature the "First Shots" program at the world-class Ben Avery range on Friday, February 9th, at 5:00 pm, Saturday, February 10th, sessions at 8:00 am 1:00 pm, and Sunday, February 11th, sessions at 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. Click here for a location near you.

It's a great way to bring newcomers into the sport -- learn the rules and requirements of handgun ownership along with comprehensive information on safety, shooting sports opporrtunities, individual and group training, and range access. It also answers new shooters' questions regarding firearms and firearm ownership and provides an opportunity to give shooting a try.

"After their First Shots experience, about 92 percent of attendees this year said they are likely to continue to participate in handgun shooting," said Cyndi Dalena, NSSF director of shooting range promotions. "Also, 50 percent of attendees have been women and more than half of all attendees had never fired a gun before First Shots."

In Arizona, contact Tristanna Bickford, [email protected]. Arizonans who plan to attend should contact the Uninvited Ombudsman and help convince him to go along.

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2- 100-Hour Delusion --

The lamestream media told you:
The newly ethical Congress under Democrat rule will implement fairness and bipartisan cooperation with a slew of new laws in a mere 100 hours after Congress opens, the lamestream media reported with a straight face.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The first House bill, HR1, to change the conduct of the Iraq war based on a recent study commission, is 279 pages of intense legalese, which has been in development for months by teams of unelected specialists.

Despite cries of ethics reform, legislators are not expected to read the bill, suggest changes, make deletions or influence the process -- just to vote the party line as they are told and pass the thing, which they have now done.

Dozens of freshman legislators, all spiffed up and eager to get to serious work, were disappointed to learn they would do nothing more than vote as they are told on the new bill. According to experts, the bill is too complex for most Americans to understand, even if they attempted to read it in the few hours before passage.

The table of contents alone has more than 1,000 words. Among the interesting parts are Sec. 7114, the International Arab And Muslim Youth Opportunity Fund, and Assistance To Enhance Modern Educational Programs.

"News" reports failed to mention the fixed nature of the gigantic bill, or its contents, for reasons which remain unclear. It is not know if reporters attempted to read the bill before reporting on it.

3- Lobbyists Laughing Loudly --

The lamestream media told you:
The Democrats very first agenda item for the 110th Congress is ethics reform. They plan to implement a near-total ban on lobbyist-funded meals, vacations, event tickets, gifts, parties, research trips, golf, private airplane flights and other forms of corrupting influence that are routine in Congress. This admirable goal will level the playing field, restore integrity, show good faith, deny power to the powerful, and prove Democrats are better than Republicans.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Lobbyists everywhere were ecstatic about the so-called ethics reforms proposed by Democrats, because the massive savings will go straight to their bottom lines.

Freed from Congressional pressure to provide gifts, junkets and junk, lobbyists will continue to wield stunning influence on members of Congress without the need to directly provide cash incentives.

Top lobbyists were laughing at reports that "K Street" was now out of business, and several immediately implemented hiring campaigns with the extra money.

Groups as diverse as energy companies, food producers, chemical makers, drug companies, high tech, heavy and light manufacturers, importers, the military industrial complex, and even government entities like NASA, the nation's cities and PBS-TV do not expect their ability to sway Congress to change. It will just cost them less than it used to.

Rumors that lobbyists were privately thanking their friends in Congress for the financial break, by making promises for after their terms in office expire, could not be confirmed.

Lobbyists will still be able to sponsor and pay for gigantic lucrative fundraisers for politicians, which is all that matters -- so the window-dressing loss of free food and junk is immaterial. Direct lobbyist campaign contributions are also unaffectedd. Lamestream outlets generally failed to mention these small points.

5- NRA Fears Congress

The lamestream media told you:
"Dire warnings are being issued by the National Rifle Association as the Democrats prepare to take control of Congress this week," reports Jeffrey Birnbaum in the Washington Post.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
In a story dripping with sarcasm and stereotypes, and working from documents it admits are stolen property, the Post gave voice to what most people already know -- the new Congress is controlled by the most anti-gun-rights zealots in America. The word "rights" does not appear in the article.

The highly respected NRA lobby is called "famously combative" a force to "snuff out" hopes, encouraging members to "fits of paranoid rage" and its $100 million dollar defense budget is described as a $20 million fund.

Mindlessly characterizing the upscale headquarters as highly unlikely "to be burgled," implying gun-toting nuts patrol the corridors, the reporter freely admits he is working from documents stolen by a mole who gained access to the building. The NRA HQ is no more or less likely to be ripped off than any of thousands of corporations in the crime-infested D.C. environs, who are frequently victims of criminals.

Birnbaum labels Michael Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry and similar others as "supposed anti-gun figures," in the story, which ran in the news section.

If you would like to read this type of reporting in your local paper, send the editor a note asking them to reprint the "Page Nine." If enough of us ask, we may be pleasantly surprised by the results.

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