Sources at Kaffeeklatsch News(ish) have today obtained a copy of a memo circulating from the headquarters of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to conservative news sources. In the aftermath of the United States' most recent mass shooting, the NRA sought to remind these news sources of their prime directive of obfuscation. Below is the text of the original memo, dated July 23, 1998, and updated in January 2014.
Please allow me to introduce myself
Please allow me to introduce myself; my name is Kim Westlake-Life, and I’m a Global Nomad.
I’m 54 at this writing, happy, healthy, and living in San Diego. I was born in Newport Beach, California, but I know bupkis about my hometown. I know grandma’s house → beach → grandma’s house. I left California when I was three to traipse the globe (late ex-step-father with the Agency for International Development: Vientiane, Laos; Taipei, Taiwan; Bangkok, Thailand; Saigon, Vietnam; Accra, Ghana; Monrovia, Liberia. Later, Kinshasa, Zaire, France, and sort-of England.
I’m now a pharmaceutical lawyer with my own practice and companion to five cats (IT WAS AN ACCIDENT!) and two horses.
I garden, read (a lot—I don’t get television, but that’s a blog topic for later), work (and work and work), and ride. I make jewellery, but seldom wear it anymore, so I give it away. I also knit, but since moving to outer San Diego, somehow have not been that inspired to knit much!
Most importantly, I try to have fun in whatever I do. I am chronically cheerful, and I laugh frequently and often inappropriately. After so many years living in developing countries, I am acutely aware that any day I don’t have to walk a mile for a glass of water is a good one.
It’s working for me so far.