Infowars.com says the backlog of gun orders has reached 2 million. Sturm, Ruger & Co., the nation's No. 4 gun manufacturer, shipped in excess of 1 million guns in the first quarter of 2013, the website says. That's a first. President Obama has turned out to be quite the gun salesman. ... Reports The Hill newspaper: “Several House Democrats are calling on Congress to recognize that climate change is hurting women more than men and could even drive poor women to ‘transactional sex' for survival.” The resolution was put forth by Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., who represents — drum roll, please — Berkeley. It's no excuse for such nonsense — but it does explain it. ... Former Vice President Al Gore says today's generation “will be held accountable” for not doing enough to address global warming. “Our children and grandchildren ... if they exist in a world that has been devastated by these consequences that have been predicted and are beginning to unfold — they would be well justified in asking of us: ‘What in the hell were you thinking?'” Gee, isn't that the question all of us should be asking the climate cluckers, considering scientists have just announced that we are in the midst of our coldest spring in 38 years? ... This just in! CMU has announced a new class for the 2013 fall semester — Advanced Shaving Techniques for Public Protests 401. All together now: Ahem.
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