Thursday, April 25, 2013

Weasel Word Death Threats In The News

Check out around 2:28 for “If someone would shoot the new abortionists, like Scott shot George Tiller ... It will be a blessing to the babies.”

Take my word Roeder, this kind of backdoor threat isn't going to be very well received. If you're not willing to pull the trigger yourself, keep your mouth shut.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Benton County Republican Committee - There's a Democrat in It!

I'm taking a lot of heat for some tweets I put up last week the day after the gun background checks went down in flames. Most of it deserved, frankly. It was hypocritical of me to think this kind of speech is bad and then offer it up as a joke. It's also bad as a joke. My only defense is that I was leaning on my lack of influence to keep the thing from catching on, and that's a pretty dangerous bet to make. A bad idea often takes on a life of its own.

Anyway, one thing I can take comfort in is the blowback that "only Democrats are terrorists or assassins " I'm paraphrasing from this; if I'm wrong in that interpretation I expect a correction. Remember, just calling someone wrong isn't a correction!  Anyway I came across this today from The Benton County GOP newsletter.

We need to let those who will come in the future to represent us that we are serious. The 2nd amendment means nothing unless those in power believe you would have no problem simply walking up and shooting them if they got too far out of line and stopped responding as representatives. It seems that we are unable to muster that belief in any of our representatives on a state or federal level, but we have to have something, something costly, something that they will fear that we will use if they step out of line. If we can’t shoot them, we have to at least be firm in our threat to take immediate action against them politically, socially, and civically if they screw up on something this big. Personally, I think a gun is quicker and more merciful, but hey, we can’t. 
See? I think the only difference between Chris Nogy and me is his sincerity. We both said prominent people need to be shot, and we both also said they shouldn't be shot. I think Nogy means it though and is maybe a little wistful that we can't shoot our leaders. For the record, I think it would be both gravely wrong and a disaster if someone shot Wayne LaPierre. It would just energize his base.

Similarly, anybody who winks and brandishes his Tree of Liberty shirt should probably consider that we know what he's really saying, and denying it only makes him a coward.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Here's Why The Right Is Overjoyed With Yesterday's Vote

When guns are outlawed, only outlaws can protect themselves from an empty chair with a golf club and a gun.

No seriously we're all going to need guns, because drug dealers, illegal immigrants, terrorists and convicted felons have legal access to top quality, well-made, warrantied firearms. Every day you have to wait for the background check to clear is a day when those guys will break into your house and take your white women. Sorry, don't know how that extra word got in there.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Miss Him Yet?

I suppose it's a little late in the game to start paying attention to the fine details of "Bushspeak" but check out W's interview in with the Dallas Morning News. Specifically:
But he also noted that his presidency was shaped by the unexpected, such as the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina.
“Much of my presidency was defined by things that you didn’t necessarily want to have happen,” he said.
 Things that you didn’t necessarily want to have happen. People we're all overlooking the UPSIDE of 9/11 and Katrina! Sure they weren't all peaches and cream, and maybe we could have waited until the 2nd term to obliterate New Orleans with controlled nuclear strikes, but come on! I did the best I could with this stuff!

Missed you at the RNC, dude.