Showing posts with label assassination. Show all posts
Showing posts with label assassination. Show all posts

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Suggesting that the President should be assassinated on Facebook. Just things that Ammosexuals do.

Courtesy of Libraland:

This is what the Second Amendment was not created for: Assassinating the President of the United States or even joking about it. 

Kathy Perkins, founder of Moms With Guns, shared this article on Facebook, and added, “Where is an assasin when you need one?” [sic] in reference to Obama.

You know I was wondering who would be gullible enough to buy into the idea that Rick Perry's  border control playacting was doing anything except making hm look like an idiot.

And I think this woman just provided ample evidence as to why intelligent people realize that not EVERYBODY should have access to a firearm.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hey do you remember that Christian Militia guy that was raising a reward for the murder or capture of President Obama? Yeah well he is still at it.

You may remember Everest Wilhelmsen from a post I did at the end of last month:

 Well since then his plans have become even more specific:

Another member posted a "member list" which conveniently lists all of the individuals who have signed on to be part of this force, from all over the country.

So the question I have is WHY is this guy still allowed to be running free, essentially orchestrating the assassination of our President?

By now the Secret Service HAVE to know this guy exists.

So is he so insignificant that they simply cannot be bothered?

Or is he, whether he knows it or not, helping to flush out other enemies of the state, so that the Federal government can gather their names and keep an eye on them as well?

I kind of think the latter.

How about you?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Christian American Patriot Militia leader offers reward (A paltry one at that) for the capture of President Obama, dead or alive.

So this Everest Wilhelmsen guy has a blog on which he has called for the capture of the President, and apparently he is not concerned in what condition he is delivered to him either.

To demonstrate his seriousness, he has listed not only the amount being offered, but a list of names of those who contributed to the bounty.

This courtesy of Freakout Nation:

The total REWARD is now $4,302.00 

To increase the REWARD click on “Pledge” seen in blue above. Then click on “Edit” in the upper right hand corner, add your name and the amount you are pledging. Finally, scroll down and “Save” the document. ______________________________________________________ 

I hereby acknowledge that Obama is NOT the President of the United States, but a foreign and domestic enemy who has usurped the Office of President during a time of war, that this makes him a spy and that he is is levying war on the United States. I therefore pledge the amount I have put next to my name as a REWARD FOR THE CAPTURE OF OBAMA, DEAD OR ALIVE. My pledge will be given to the person or persons who capture Barack Hussein Obama II and permanently remove him from the White House and Washington DC. 

I also acknowledge with my pledge that this REWARD is in accordance with my Natural God Given Right to defend myself, my family, the Constitution of the United States, and our posterity, as accounted for in the United States Declaration of Independence and supported by the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution. 

Everest Wilhelmsen — $100.00 
Michael Taylor — $100.00 
Ernie Shaw — $100.00 
Beth Owens — $100.00 
James R. (Jim) Mines — $100.00 
Valerie Denny — $300.00 
Mark Kenny — $100.00 
Cliff Rideout — $50.00 
Dale Shackelford — $200.00 
DeAnna DeMarco — $100.00 
Randy Couch — $50.00 
Liam Clayton — $500.00 
Mike Staples — $1,302.00 
Tess Gardner — $100.00 
Tammy Wagner — $100.00 
Brian Derkacz — $200.00 and My Complete Loyalty (Unless I’m the one who collects the reward.) 
Jason Mullins — $500.00 
Candido J. Colon — $300.00

Okay I don't which move is the more ignorant, asking somebody to kidnap or kill the President of the United States for so little money, or listing the names of every moron ignorant enough to  donate to the cause?

Later over at Freakout Nation somebody asked him the logical question: 

“I’m sorry, but… is this a contract for a hit???”

To which Mr. "I'm totally not a birther, except of course I am" replied: 

No, it is not a contract for a hit. It is an act of self-defense against a person who is ineligible to assume the Office of President and is threatening to murder and imprison American citizens without charges and without due process. Every American citizen has the Natural God Given Right to defend himself/herself, family, the United States, and our posterity from Obama.

You see so it is NOT actually a  contract for the murder of the President of the United States, it is more like a group of people paying somebody else to "stand their ground" in self defense against the fact that the President is soon going to start murdering American citizens in their sleep.

Nothing nutty, or COMPLETELY illegal, about that.

Gee I wonder if the Secret Service will see it that way?

P.S. I spared you much of the insanity that this lunatic posted over at his blog, because that kind of crazy can really have long term side effects. However if you really want to see it for yourself just click the link to his blog at the top and take a trip down the rabbit hole.

Monday, November 25, 2013

JFK's speech warning us about the Right Wing that a bullet kept him from delivering 50 years ago. Update!

This is an excerpt from the speech that John F. Kennedy had prepared to deliver in Dallas, the breeding ground for the Tea Party of today, but was struck down by an assassin's bullet before he could speak its words out loud:  

In a world of complex and continuing problems, in a world full of frustrations and irritations, America's leadership must be guided by the lights of learning and reason -- or else those who confuse rhetoric with reality and the plausible with the possible will gain the popular ascendancy with their seemingly swift and simple solutions to every world problem. 

There will always be dissident voices heard in the land, expressing opposition without alternative, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side and seeking influence without responsibility. Those voices are inevitable. 

But today other voices are heard in the land -- voices preaching doctrines wholly unrelated to reality, wholly unsuited to the sixties, doctrines which apparently assume that words will suffice without weapons, that vituperation is as good as victory and that peace is a sign of weakness. At a time when the national debt is steadily being reduced in terms of its burden on our economy, they see that debt as the single greatest threat to our security. At a time when we are steadily reducing the number of Federal employees serving every thousand citizens, they fear those supposed hordes of civil servants far more than the actual hordes of opposing armies. 

We cannot expect that everyone, to use the phrase of a decade ago, will "talk sense to the American people." But we can hope that fewer people will listen to nonsense. And the notion that this Nation is headed for defeat through deficit, or that strength is but a matter of slogans, is nothing but just plain nonsense.

Clearly that is a speech which could be delivered today, and its meaning would not be lost. In fact today a speech like that may be needed more than ever. 

That speech could be talking about Rush Lumbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and just about ANY of those who fear monger over at Fox News or on Right Wing radio.

It could also be addressing the Teabaggers who enter politics simply to sabotage from within.

In fact Tom Brokaw remembered the reaction from the conservatives of the time to the news of JFK's death, and related it on MSNBC on Friday: 

Recounting his experiences from that day, he said that the reaction to JFK’s assassination, “mostly in conservative states,” was encapsulated by his interaction with one man who expressed satisfaction over the president’s killing. 

“This was unusual but it was not unheard of,” Brokaw told the MSNBC hosts, prefacing a conservative’s reaction to JFK’s killing. “As I came running out of the announce booth, the chief engineer, with whom I didn’t get along very well – he’s a really curmudgeonly guy, old, kind of a gnarly guy – said ‘What happened?’” 

“‘Kennedy was shot,’” Brokaw recalled telling the engineer. “He said, ‘About time somebody shot that SOB’” 

“That was heard in other places, mostly in conservative states,” Brokaw concluded. “That was reflecting his real feeling for him and they had to peel me away from him.”

Are there any among us who do not believe that the reaction to news of President Obama's assassination would not be virtually identical among the Right Wing of today?

We need to remember as we document and discuss the sabotage and obstructionism practiced by the conservatives of today, that if they feel backed into a corner there is no telling to what lengths they will go to survive.

(H/T to Rolling Stone.)

Update: Well right on cue here come the Teabaggers to help me make my point.

Courtesy of Raw Story:

An apparent threat made against President Barack Obama’s life posted on Facebook has caught the attention of the Secret Service. 

Agents declined to comment on the post, which has been removed but was preserved in screen captures by Social News Daily, made Tuesday by Everest Wilhelmen, leader of the Christian American Patriots Militia. 

“We now have authority to shoot Obama, i.e., to kill him,” Wilhelmsen posted on his Facebook page. “His willful violations and alienation of our Constitution, constant disregard for our peaceful protests and corruption of all the three branches of government, (i.e., rogue and illegitimate government), reveal the dictator that he is. Obama and his co-conspirators disrespect our Constitution (constitutional rule of law) and abuse the American people.” 

The post was made the same day as a gathering of right-wing cranks, conspiracy theorists and gun advocates met at a park across from the White House demanding that Obama voluntarily leave office.

When the Right Wing cannot get their way through elections, or political maneuverings, then their only fallback is to start the killing.

And this is why we want stronger gun control laws in this country. As far as I am concerned nobody who posts something like this should be able to even touch a weapon for the rest of their life. And that goes for the little one between their legs as well, no sense in letting these idiots procreate.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bill Maher believes that President Obama keeps his policies "centrist" due to fear of assassination.

What follows is part of a conversation between Maher and Chris Matthews on the Overtime portion of last Friday's Real Time. The transcript is courtesy of Real Clear Politics:

BILL MAHER: It seems like the people like that, Kennedy, they just seem to always, at the end of the day, somehow get cut out of the picture -- violently, or otherwise -- and maybe that is why Barack Obama is a little more of a centrist than we want him to be. 

CHRIS MATTHEWS: You think that? 

MAHER: Well, I think he knows that if he goes a little too far to the left -- 

MATTHEWS: Really? 

MAHER: Well, yeah. 

MATTHEWS: I'm just really curious that you think that. 

MAHER: Well, if I were Barack -- 

MATTHEWS: That's an extraordinary statement. 

MAHER: What? You don't think -- 

MATTHEWS: I'm just saying that's an extraordinary statement. I'm amazed -- I'm impressed you think that. 

MAHER: Think what? 

MATTHEWS: That his policies are driven by fear of assassination. 

MAHER: Well, not by fear of assassination. 

JAMES GLASSMAN: Is that what you said? 

MATTHEWS: Then by what? 

MAHER: Well, I'm saying that yeah -- 

MATTHEWS: I thought you just said that. 

MAHER: I didn't say it in those words. 

MATTHEWS: Well, I would try and clarify. 

MAHER: Well, I'm saying that, yeah, I think that's something that probably [Obama] thinks about at night, yeah. Wouldn't you? 

MATTHEWS: That he has to change his policies for that reason? 

MAHER: No! But I think that he is a centrist. I think people saw him as what they wanted to see him. They saw a liberal, and he was never really that much of a liberal. And to call him a socialist, is completely -- 

CAROL ROTH, CNBC: I don't think that anybody who is in the center or at the right would think that he is a centrist. You might think that, but everybody else doesn't think that. 

MAHER: I don't think that is an insult to say to somebody that he may modulate his policies because he is afraid of all the hate that he sees. 

MATTHEWS: He probably gets reports constantly about threats, though. That must unnerve him. 

Now you might dismiss this as simply Maher being provocative, except there was also this recent post from Andrew Sullivan:

I’ve been doing some reading about John Kennedy, and what I find startling, and even surprising, is how absolutely Wanted_for_treasonconsistent and unchanged the ideology of the extreme American right has been over the past fifty years, from father to son and now, presumably, on to son from father again. The real analogue to today’s unhinged right wing in America is yesterday’s unhinged right wing in America. This really is your grandfather’s right, if not, to be sure, your grandfather’s Republican Party. … 

Reading through the literature on the hysterias of 1963, the continuity of beliefs is plain: Now, as then, there is said to be a conspiracy in the highest places to end American Constitutional rule and replace it with a Marxist dictatorship, evidenced by a plan in which your family doctor will be replaced by a federal bureaucrat—mostly for unnamable purposes, but somehow involving the gleeful killing off of the aged. There is also the conviction, in both eras, that only a handful of Congressmen and polemicists (then mostly in newspapers; now on TV) stand between honest Americans and the apocalypse, and that the man presiding over that plan is not just a dupe but personally depraved, an active collaborator with our enemies, a secret something or other, and any necessary means to bring about the end of his reign are justified and appropriate. And fifty years ago, as today, groups with these beliefs, far from being banished to the fringe of political life, were closely entangled and intertwined with Senators and Congressmen and right-wing multi-millionaires.

A famous handbill circulated on November 21, 1963 In Dallas, Texas. One day before the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Yes I would love to dismiss what Bill Maher says as mere hyperbole, but just this week we have seen protesters fighting with police right outside the White House while claiming that our President is illegitimate, a Muslim, and a danger to our country.

 Yes I would like to dismiss the words of Bill Maher. I just can't.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Do you know what it takes to render Jon Stewart speechless? Malala Yousafzai does.

I have seen Jon Stewart riff with the best, and it seems he always has a snappy comeback.

But not this time, this time he knew that he was in the presence of a very special human being.

 Just in case this video gets pulled, you can still find the interview here.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Beloved mayor of Alaska town is almost assassinated. Fortunately he still has eight lives left.

Courtesy of CNN: 

He's a beloved mayor, who's held the top office in Talkeetna, Alaska, for 16 years. So imagine the townfolks' shock when he was attacked. 

Brutally mauled. 

By a dog. 

Oh, did we mention, this mayor's a cat? 

Mayor Stubbs, a yellow tabby with more responsibility than your average cat, survived -- but is in bad shape. 

A punctured lung. A fractured sternum. A 5-inch gash on his side. 

Doctors took out a chest tube Tuesday, and he was breathing on his own for the first time since the weekend attack. 

"It's a shame," said Ashley Kearns, who works at a pizza shop in the small town about 110 miles north of Anchorage. "He's the mayor, it's not a joke. I know it's ridiculous, but the town is run really well."

Well that is just horrible and I hope Mayor Stubbs makes a full recovery. (I might suggest that his first order of business when he returns to office is to make it illegal to be a dog in Talkeetna.)

I would also like to point out how unfair it is that such an easygoing, and universally beloved mayor has been attacked in such a brutal fashion.

I mean Sarah Palin was the mayor of Wasilla for six years and nobody tried to maul her!

The same goes for Anchorage's current mayor Dan Sullivan. He is despised by at least half of the citizens yet his sternum remains fracture free!

Now don't get me wrong I am not suggesting that anybody SHOULD do such a thing, I am simply pointing out how it always seems to be the innocent who suffer up here in Alaska while the guilty remain living high on the hog. (No offense to hogs.)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

New South Wales Police issue warning that 3D printed guns may explode when fired.

Courtesy of Tech World: 

New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione today issued a warning on the potential for 3D printed guns to be used in serious crimes in the state. 

The NSW Police revealed that the force has created and tested two 3D-printed firearms. The police used the Liberator pistol blueprints produced by US-firm Defense Distributed. The original plans for the gun were downloaded more than 100,000 times before the company pulled them from its site under pressure from the US State Department. 

Police believe that despite this, the files are still circulating. 

The commissioner said that a Liberator pistol had experienced a catastrophic misfire during testing. The failure would have been capable of seriously injuring the person using the firearm, the police chief said. 

One of the motivations for holding today's press conference was to warn of danger to the user if someone attempts to print, assemble and fire a Liberator out of curiosity. 

As with other firearms, possession of a Liberator is prohibited unless the owner has an appropriate licence. It's an "offence to make one, possess one, use one," Scipione said. 

"Not only are they illegal, they are enormously dangerous," Scipione said.

The Commissioner went on to say that they had managed to get one of these guns to work properly and they would indeed prove lethal if fired at a human being, which meant that the gun poses a danger to both the one using the weapons but also anybody at whom the weapon is pointed.

They are also completely untraceable, impervious to metal detectors. and have changed the debate about guns in a fundamental and frightening manner.

Despite the dangers of the weapon disintegrating when used it will no doubt be downloaded, printed, and assembled thousands of times in the nest year or so,

This version of the gun does not appear to have much use as a method for self defense as it only holds and fires one bullet at a time. However its viability as a weapon for use in assassinations is chilling.

Personally I think it is only a matter of time before we see the first attempt to take out a political leader or high ranking official with one of these guns. My only hope is that it fails for them as spectacularly as it did for the South Wales police department.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Police officer fired for reporting that police assigned to protect President were making threats against his life.

Courtesy of Raw Story:  

A Richmond police officer who reported fellow cops for allegedly threatening President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama has been fired from his job on the force. 

WTVR on Wednesday confirmed that the officer, who did not wish to be named, had been called to police headquarters where he was terminated on Tuesday. 

The officer blew the whistle on a 20-year department veteran and other members of the Richmond force after they made inappropriate comments while providing protection to the president and first lady. 

“There was an officer providing exterior security to the president on that day on the phone with the supervisor,” the whistleblower explained to WTVR last May. “The supervisor said to that particular officer, ‘you’re down there right? So, you can take a couple of shots, you might have to kill yourself, but you can take a couple of shots.’” 

He said that the supervisor made those comments to a sharpshooter on the day of the president’s visit to Richmond. 

And “another officer in the background started talking and he said, ‘yeah, somebody should plant a bomb underneath the stage while they’re on there and blow it up,’” the source said. 

Inappropriate remarks were also made about Michelle Obama. 

“Nobody wants to see her anyway — unless she gets undressed or get [sic] naked,” an officer allegedly said. 

On Wednesday, the whistleblower told WTVR that he had been fired for violating department policy by doing an interview with the station. 

Virginia employment attorney Thomas Robert pointed out that the officer should have been protected under the First Amendment because he was “speaking about a matter of public concern as a citizen.” 

WTF? How is this guy not considered a hero and given a commendation for exposing officers making terrorist threats against our President?

And I don't give a shit if they were saying those things in jest or not, when a person makes jokes about a bomb on a plane they find themselves detained, and getting grilled by Homeland Security. I would think that making even casual remarks about harming the President, especially a President who receives as many death threats as this one, would be considered extremely serious and the person that brought them to the attention of the authorities should expect to have his job protected.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Man attempts to kill political leader in Bulgaria with gun, is subdued and beaten by unarmed crowd. Gun - 0, crowd - 1.

(Warning video is fairly graphic.) Courtesy of HuffPo:  

A gunman reportedly attempted to assassinate the leader of Bulgaria's Turkish ethnic party during a televised conference on Saturday. The leader of Bulgaria’s Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) party, Ahmed Dogan, was assaulted by a gunman while on stage at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in Sofia, according to the Sofia Globe. 

The assailant, 25-year-old Oktai Enimehmedov, climbed onstage and held a gun to Dogan's head, but the gun reportedly got stuck and was unable to shoot.

In the video it looks like just about everybody in the room takes their turn kicking and punching this asshole.  That may seem brutal, but compared to what this guy tried to do he got off easy of you ask me.

In America he probably would have been shot full of holes and a number of innocent bystanders would have been killed or wounded as well. I think I prefer Bulgaria's method.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Barack Obama the most "threatened President in history." Secret Service says number of threats "overwhelming." Update!

Courtesy of Causes.com:  

President Barack Obama is the target of more than 30 potential death threats a day and is being protected by an increasingly over-stretched Secret Service. He is the most threatened President in history. 

Since the President took office in 2008, the rate of threats against the president has increased 400% cent. Some threats to the President have been publicized, including the well known alleged plot by white supremacists in Tennessee to rob a gun store, shoot 88 black people, decapitate another 14 and then assassinate the first black president in American history. 

Most however, are kept under wraps because the Secret Service fears that revealing details of them would only increase the number of copycat attempts. 

The Secret Service says that many of those who make such threats are mentally ill, and it is the goal of the Secret Service to find them help. It can be "sobering," they said, when agents show up at their door. 

According to the Secret Service, the president is the most threatened person in the U.S., regardless of political party. 

The President is not made aware of all threats against him, however, because as the Secret Service says, "the sheer number would be overwhelming and, frankly, distracting."

You know I think most of us already know this is probably true but seeing it in print is pretty  frightening.

I have worried about this President ever since the day he was inaugurated in 2009, and I don't think I will stop until he leaves office in 2017.

And THIS is the environment in which he is expected to function while  leading this nation and creating policies for the betterment of his fellow Americans. Many of who would no doubt take to the streets in celebration, if in fact an assassin's bullet were to find its mark.

By the way, as if I needed one, this just give me ANOTHER reason to despise Sarah Palin and the Pandora's box of hatred and racism that she helped to open up in 2004.

Update: Salon reports that the racism is being passed along to the younger generation:  

Using racist language to call for the president’s assassination is shocking on its own, but even more notable is the large number of children — high school students and recent grads — who appear on this Tumblr. A typical post: “If that coon takes my gun ill turn him into Bin Laden and blow his damn brains out!” 

This is Colten Chandler, a cherubic-looking student attending Mayville–Portland High School in North Dakota. Sean Spratt, another high school student: “Well Atleast I got to see my brothers friends [Halloween] costume it will still be my favorite! A Obama mask with a noose around his neck. Had me rollin.” Even after a few sobering tweets from others about the permanence of the Web, Secret Service, his school being contacted, etc., he repeated the tweet. Taken in aggregate, there seems to be very little idea that racism is wrong.

It’s useful to recall the obsolete theory of spontaneous generation, whereby scientists once believed living organisms could spring forth without an antecedent from other living organisms, e.g., maggots magically burst from rotting meat. The maggots didn’t magically appear, microbiology tells us they came from the flies buzzing around the carrion. Similarly, the junior racists didn’t come up with this on their own, the infection is contracted from adults and metastasizes in the presence of Fox News and in the voice of Rush Limbaugh. It’s a cultural sickness exemplified in Megan Beyer, a kewpie-faced girl in Cypress Texas who adoringly writes that her dad, whom she no doubt loves, is quitting his job and dedicating his life to assassinating the president. Chuck Marchese, a 2011 high school graduate, eloquently requests on Twitter, “SOMEBODY ANYBODY PLEASE SHOOT THAT N—– NOW!!!!!” while his father grouses via text, “At least the snow is still white in this country” — the son proudly declaring, “And people wonder where I get it from!” They shouldn’t wonder. 

Overall our younger generation is more tolerant, less racist, and more progressive than their parents, but in certain places, especially in the deep south, racism, and even violent imagery directed at African Americans, is not only tolerated but encouraged.

It is if the Civil War still rages on to this day for many of these people, and the idea of a black face in the White House angers them to their very bones, as if hatred were part of their genetic code.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Tennessee Representative forwards crazy Obama conspiracy e-mail about faked assassination.

Courtesy of The Tennessean:

State Rep. Kelly Keisling, a first-term lawmaker from Byrdstown, passed along a conspiracy theory email to constituents this week and rapidly reaped the sort of political firestorm that only the Internet can deliver. 

Through an aide using his email account at the state legislature, Keisling shared an online article that alleges President Barack Obama is planning to fake his assassination as part of a plan to impose martial law. Sketchy theories like this abound in the days before a presidential election, but Keisling apparently took it seriously enough to sound the alarm. 

“God help us, if ANYONE stoops to this level!” reads a portion of the message that appeared to be written by someone other than Keisling but presumably expressed a sentiment he shared. “As I was reading this article I kept thinking that the more we are aware that something like this is remotely possible, the better off we are to recognize it and fend it off…” 

A recipient took umbrage with the message and sent it along to the Huffington Post, which wrote about it Tuesday. This morning the story was being distributed widely and it was, of course, the top news item around about Kelly Keisling.

Wow! Just how batshit crazy are these Republicans? And how would this even work? Was their martial law imposed after the Kennedy assassination?

Well fortunately this wingnut quickly apologized. (I'm guessing he kind of had to, don'tcha think?)

“Earlier this week, I forwarded an email from my legislative office that should not have been sent out. The message was inappropriate for distribution. I regret the error and pledge to be more cautious regarding the information distributed from my office in the future.”

You know the Bush administration lied to the country about WMD's in order to start an illegal war, tapped the phones of citizen's and lied about it, and sent prisoners of war to be tortured in other countries while covering their ass by redefining what "torture" meant, and THESE idiots said nothing.  But put a man in office with too much pigment in his skin and suddenly they are seeing communists around every corner, sharia law taking over the justice system, and now a fake assassination attempt in order to impose martial law.

Go figure.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Secret Service to investigate DC cop's "joke" about shooting the First Lady.

Courtesy of Yahoo News:  

A Washington, D.C., police officer has been removed from his unit and placed on administrative duty over remarks he allegedly made about first lady Michelle Obama—but the Secret Service is downplaying the controversy, msnbc.com reports. 

The officer, who worked as a motorcycle escort for White House officials, "allegedly said he would shoot the first lady and then used his phone to retrieve a picture of the firearm he said he would use," according to the Washington Post. 

Officials familiar with the situation say that it was a bad joke made by someone who should have known better, according to msnbc.com. 

"Pump the brakes on this one," a Secret Service official told NBC, saying the agency is not concerned that the remark made by the officer constitutes any kind of actual threat. 

"We're aware of it and taking the appropriate steps," an official for the Secret Service told msnbc.com.

While I seriously doubt that this officer was serious about shooting Mrs. Obama, I think most Americans are going to be pretty serious about getting this POS off of the streets. The Secret Service may think it reasonable to "pump the brakes this one" but personally I think the guy needs to go through a serious investigation, after which he needs to lose his damn job. The people of Washington DC deserve better police officers enforcing their laws.

Besides who in the hell thinks making jokes about assassinations are funny?

And it might have been ONE thing if he were talking about the President, and that is certainly bad enough, but he was talking about Michelle Obama! There is NOBODY in this country as beloved as Michelle "freaking" Obama!

Monday, December 19, 2011

California politican calls for assassination of President Obama and his children. If you guessed he was a teabagger go to the head of the line.

Courtesy of Alan Colmes:

Jules Manson, who lost a bid for city council in City of Carson, CA, used his Facebook page to advocate for assassinating the president and his children in a racist pitch. 

Manson removed the obnoxious post, but numerous Facebook users, outraged by the despicable threat, captured an image of the threat before Manson had the good sense to take it down. 

Two hours after making the offensive post, and after being bombarded by hundreds of Facebook users outraged by his racist call to assassinate the leader of the free world, Manson made a bizarre Facebook post, presumably in the hopes of justifying his unjustifiable rant. There Mason argued that using the word “nigger” does not make him a racist. However, most reasonable people would disagree with Manson’s assertion.

Just a reminder of what kind of hate and  violent rhetoric our President faces on a daily basis.

I certainly hope the Secret Service take this guy off the streets and show him exactly what happens to traitors who threaten our President and his family with violence in this country.

By the way THIS is why I continue to shine a spotlight on Sarah Palin and her racist Teabagger pals. I blame a lot of this violent rhetoric on her and her despicably hate filled campaign for VP.

She helped to open the door for hate, and the KKK wannabes came flooding through.

Update: For any of you wondering if this story is valid, here is the original screenshot of the Facebook conversation. 



Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rachel Maddow reveals how Fox News used Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, the man who attempted to assassinate the President, as an excuse to further smear the OWS protesters.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Personally I think Fox News is trying to connect Ortega-Hernandez to the OWS protesters as a pre-emptive strike in case it turns out he got his ideas about the President from watching their programs.

If you have a strong constitution and want to learn more about Ortega-Hernandex, you can click here to watch his entire video and learn more details about him.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Man charged with trying to assassinate President Obama, because he believed him to be the "devil." Gee, I wonder where he got THAT idea?

Courtesy of the LA Times:

An Idaho man has been charged with trying to assassinate President Obama or his staff by allegedly using a high-powered rifle to fire two bullets at the White House, sending one bullet into a window -- where it was halted by security glass. 

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, 21, of Idaho Falls was arrested Wednesday in Pennsylvania after a multi-agency manhunt and made his first court appearance just minutes ago in a Pittsburgh federal courtroom. He will remain in federal custody while he is transported back to Washington. 

If convicted of "knowingly" trying to "kill the President of the United States," he faces up to life in prison. Ortega sat quietly as the hearing began, his hands free but his feet shackled. Ortega said only, “Yes, ma’am” when he was asked if he understood that he would be going back to Washington to face the charges, according to the Associated Press. 

Authorities have said that the suspect is obsessed with President Obama, believed he was "the devil" and needed "to be taken care of" when he allegedly took aim at the presidential mansion, cracking one of the windows outside the Obamas' living quarters, according to media reports.

I would bet my bottom dollar that this guy is either listening to Right Wing radio, or an avid Fox news viewer, or both.

I am all for free speech in this country, but the kind of vitriol that spews from these right wing sources could be creating an army of potential assassins, who have been conditioned to believe that the man sitting in the White House is not ONLY doing bad things for this country, but is indeed the embodiment of ALL evil in the world.

Personally I think if evidence is uncovered that proves this man got his ideas from Fox News, or Rush Limbaugh, or Glenn Beck, or some other Right Wing asshole, that there should be consequences.  I mean what happens if somebody listening to these programs, where they are told repeatedly that the President is a Socialist, or a Muslim, or the freaking Anti-Christ, gets lucky and actually manages to put a bullet into our President?  I am totally against censorship, but we are talking about programs that purposefully fan the flames of hate through misinformation, and venomous rhetoric.

Shouldn't there be some accountability, before it's too late?

Go ahead, tell me why I'm wrong.


Thursday, September 01, 2011

Arizona Republicans to raffle off same model of handgun used in the attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords!

From Raw Story:

The Republican Party in Arizona's Pima County, which is represented by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), is in the midst of a fundraising raffle, $10 per entry. 

The prize: the same model of gun that delivered a near-fatal blast to the Democratic lawmaker's skull outside a Tucson grocery store in January. Tucson is in Pima County. 

The local party sent out its e-newsletter late last week advertising the raffle. On the third page of the seven-page document, a large illustration of the gun appears with the headline "Help Pima GOP get out the vote and maybe help yourself to a new Glock .40." 


The winner of the gun will also receive a case, three 12-round magazines and grips for the firearm. "Tickets will go quickly for this firearm!" the blurb in the newsletter warns. 

The $1,250 raised from the raffle tickets will go toward get out the vote efforts for the party. 

The gun is a Glock 23, an updated model of the Glock 19 Jared Loughner used during his January 8, 2011 shooting spree that killed six and injured 13 others, including Giffords

Oh my God! What the fuck is wrong with these people?

How can ANYBODY, even Republicans, be this completely insensitive and hateful?

I'm sorry, but I am literally so pissed off by this that I am shaking and can't even type any more.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Secret Service to investigate hack of Fox News Twitter account.

From the Huffington Post:

The Secret Service said Monday it will investigate the hacking of Fox's political Twitter account over updates claiming that President Barack Obama had been assassinated.

Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie says the law enforcement agency whose job it is to protect the president will conduct a probe of the false postings and that "we will conduct the appropriate follow up."

Hackers broke into the FoxNewsPolitics account early Monday, leaving a series of six tweets reporting that Obama had been shot to death in Iowa and the shooter was unknown.
In a statement posted on its website, Fox News called the tweets "malicious" and "false."

"We will be requesting a detailed investigation from Twitter about how this occurred, and measures to prevent future unauthorized access into FoxNews.com accounts," said Jeff Misenti, vice president and general manager of Fox News Digital.

An online magazine at New York's Stony Brook University, Think, reported that initial posts around midnight indicated the Fox News Twitter account had been hacked by a group called the Script Kiddies. Harmless posts announcing the group's hacking of the Fox News account were followed by the false posts about Obama, according to Think.

For those of you who were offline yesterday and missed the initial story, you can get up to speed by visiting my post from July 4th.

Below are the offensive tweets:

Personally I hope they throw the book at these fuckers.

The only upside of this is that these tweets came from Fox News which nobody with half of a brain would trust as an accurate source of news anyhow.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jared Loughner deemed mentally unfit to stand trial.

From the LA Times:

A federal judge ruled Jared Lee Loughner mentally incompetent to stand trial in the Jan. 8 shooting spree that gravely wounded an Arizona congresswoman after two medical experts agreed he suffered from schizophrenia and for several years has been troubled by delusions and hallucinations.

Judge Larry A. Burns sent Loughner back to the federal medical center for prisoners in Springfield, Mo., for treatment and further evaluation, stopping for now any attempt to take him to trial for the shooting that killed six people and injured 12 others at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' neighborhood meeting.

Without any change in his condition, Loughner could spend the rest of his life in federal mental health facilities. But if he shows some signs of improvement, his case could go forward.

The ruling came after U.S. marshals removed Loughner from the courtroom Wednesday when he suddenly started screaming. His father, Randy Loughner, sat in the second row next to Loughner's mother and cried almost the entire time.

Court staff variously reported him saying "thank you for the free kill" or "free shot," and then, "she died in front of me," and "you're treasonous." A government source said Loughner is convinced he killed Giffords, and that "she died in front of me" apparently refers to that belief.

When asked later whether he could behave in court, Loughner told Burns that he would prefer to watch the proceedings on a closed-circuit television screen in a courtroom anteroom, where he remained for the rest of the hearing.

Too mentally unstable to sit in a court room, but NOT too mentally unstable to buy a Glock with an extended clip in Arizona. 

How can ANYBODY read that and NOT believe that we need much, much, much stricter gun control laws in this country?