January 15, 2011

“Tucson Shooting Survivor Arrested for Issuing Death Threat to Tea Partier at ABC Town Hall”

The new civility continues!

Toward the end of the town hall meeting Saturday morning, one of the shooting victims, J. Eric Fuller, took exception to comments by two of the speakers: Ariz. state Rep. Terri Proud, a Dist. 26 Republican, and Tucson Tea Party spokesman Trent Humphries.

According to sheriff’s deputies at the scene, Fuller took a photo of Humphries and said, “You’re Dead.”

Deputies immediately escorted Fuller from the room.

Pima County Sheriff’s spokesman Jason Ogan said later Saturday that Fuller has been charged with threats and intimidation and he also will be charged with disorderly conduct.

For the record, Humphries is the head of the Tucson Tea Party.

Right-wing extremism caused this violent outburst of left-wing extremism.

I eagerly await the breathless reports from CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC that tells us how Sarah Palin’s “eliminationist rhetoric” led to the Loughner shooting, which led to the wounding that directly led to a death threat issued by a member of the left against a TEA Party leader whose crime seems to be his connection with the violent eliminationist rhetoric the left is so bravely fighting against.

By, you know, issuing death threats.

These people are who we knew them to be. And it’s been great to watch them try to hang themselves. Now, if only the establishment GOP will stop rushing over to cut the rope

Posted by Jeff G. @ 6:16pm
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  1. ht pw commies

  2. Fuller appears to be a damaged individual. Just, not quite as badly damaged as Loughner.

    Fuller is 62. Old lefties depress me in a very particular way.

    By the way, word is that Media Matters scrubbed Loughner material off their site within minutes.

  3. will the dirty socialist obamawhores at ABC air the episode seems to be the question

  4. the reality based community should buy munis

  5. “Fuller appears to be a damaged individual”

    good enough for “DEMOCRACY NOW”

  6. I’m more wondering exactly what was said.

  7. it’s too bad Fuller’s middle name isn’t lee

  8. Amusing: Yesterday Chas of Little Green Footballs highlighted Fulller’s baseless attacks on Palin et al and then finished with this (safe link to a screen grab at my facebook account).

    Now watch as Andrew Breitbart, Jim Hoft, and the rest of the right wing blogosphere go into overdrive to smear Mr. Fuller.

    Behold the power of the right wing!

    Posted by: DrewM. at 05:32 PM

    link

  9. I’d just like to say that I’m very pleased by the red in the Falcons’ uniforms, a nice rich ruby shade that is complemented well by the splash of Green Bay yellow.

    And that’s the extent of my interest.

  10. . . .shooting survivor J. Eric Fuller stood up from his seat, tore up a photo of Humphries, and announced, “You’re dead.”

    And Gabby Giffords was pronounced dead by NPR within an hour of the shooting.

  11. it’s too bad Fuller’s middle name isn’t lee

    Maybe it’s Wayne. That seems to be a favorite middle name for violent peoples.

  12. things fall apart

  13. Sharon Angle has become a dog whistle. Brooklyn Decker is a different kind of whistle. Wolf, maybe?

  14. “Sharon Angle has become a dog whistle”

    to the uninformed demonrat party

  15. the center does not hold

  16. “classical liberals” must engage in “smash mouth” debate with these leftist losers. yes violent rhetoric.

  17. the “center” is “reality based” and is sold online by the acme co. wiley coyote endorsed it.

  18. Amusing: Yesterday Chas of Little Green Footballs highlighted Fulller’s baseless attacks on Palin et al and then finished with this (safe link to a screen grab at my facebook account).

    Now watch as Andrew Breitbart, Jim Hoft, and the rest of the right wing blogosphere go into overdrive to smear Mr. Fuller.

    Behold the power of the right wing!

    Posted by: DrewM. at 05:32 PM

    Pointing out an actual death threat that led to an arrest? A “smear.” By the “right wing”.

    Pragmatism.

  19. Theses back-to-back ill-considered attempts by leftards to capitalize on the actions and words of crazyies have justifiably fallen to ruin.

  20. If things continue to go badly for the left, Littlest Johnson is gonna come back with ballcap in hand, leading Barrett Brown on a leash, seeking re-admission.

  21. Brought over from the other thread cause nobody tells me nuffin.

    http://www.kpho.com/news/26506251/detail.html

    Fuller INVOLUNTARILY committed.

    During an interview with CBS 5 reporter Elias Johnson just five days after he was shot, Fuller said the shooting made him realize he would save the world some day.

    Fuller also told Johnson he went to Rep. Gabriel Gifford’s public event because he felt he had to “protect” her.

  22. - Yep. Just as expected. The Huffpo lede refers to Humphries as a “Gun activist”, and calls the shouted threat a “confrontation”.

    – The Ed’s over there must have a full tine staff just to think of fake but less damning synonyms when they can’t lie about the perps political affiliation.

  23. “Pointing out an actual death threat that led to an arrest? A “smear.” By the “right wing”.”

    anytime one of our folks are “set up” against al sharpton the 1st topic regardless of the issue is freddies fashion mart and tawanna whatherface. hit them again harder harder.

  24. Also, Imma gonna trot this out again because it’s a propos from time to time. From early 2007, Orson Scott Card’s essay on how a civil war could break out in the U.S.

    And for fun, my Pub article on same, wherein our favorite baroque lute player shows his, uh, face.

  25. the “center” is “reality based” and is sold online by the acme co. wiley coyote endorsed it.

    Is this the same center that he painted up the middle of the road and then into a tunnel he painted on solid rock that the roadrunner still managed to run through?

    Thought so.

  26. More.

    Fuller:

    I use extraordinary persuasive charisma to interest blase, apathetic, oblivious and at times hostile voters to listen to the voice of justice and consanguinity. My experiences encountering public figures and many affluent travelers in person has led me to believe that we all are to blame for George W. Bush.

    http://www.dakotavoice.com/2011/01/j-eric-fullers-profile-a-few-answers-and-many-questions/

    Words fail.

  27. “Fuller also told Johnson he went to Rep. Gabriel Gifford’s public event because he felt he had to “protect” her.”

    the hit squad of the left

  28. He was trotted out this morning as a brave truth teller. Now? Medication and straps in a padded room.

    And from the looks of that prose, it wasn’t the shooting that did it to him, either. So let’s get ready to nip that one in the bud as well.

  29. Tucson Jared shoots a fellow nutter. What are the odds? Probably not too remote as it turns out.

  30. the fraud machine will fail:

    Wow!… Even the Dye Jobs Are Staged

  31. “Fuller also told Johnson he went to Rep. Gabriel Gifford’s public event because he felt he had to “protect” her.”

    Next time bring a fucking gun, Skippy. Then again, if we all respond appropriately to the actual problem here, you probably won’t be allowed to own one.

  32. I use extraordinary persuasive charisma to interest blase, apathetic, oblivious and at times hostile voters to listen to the voice of justice and consanguinity.

    Oh goody: another delusional narcissist. Although I’m not sure why he’s invoking consanguinity, unless he’s trying to convince people he’s their distant cousin and by the way could you loan me a C-note.

  33. . . .why he’s invoking consanguinity. . .

    We’re all mutually blooded was his drift I’m guessing dicentra, despite the palpable untruth.

  34. Began life as a computer operator, military service leading to non-physical disability, unable to resume career,

    The leftoids unfailingly refer to him as a veteran. What sort of non-physical disability gets you washed out of the service? Let’s just say I think we’ve been getting a look at it.

  35. Anyone seen an account of his actions that day that weren’t his own ?

    Pablo: I think in Arizona the very process of being involuntarily committed has put him on a “no gun” list. Think I read that this week somewhere.

    Fuller: I use extraordinary persuasive charisma to Me: Get in their face?

  36. He mentions in his bloggoria on that hypnosis page that he’s been sober for a year or some such yakking wrt alcohol.

    Drunk and stoopit is no way to pursue a career in the services. They’ll drum you out right quick.

  37. OT: An idea, all public union employee pension funds (including the ones for the union managers) should be required to invest only in Munis with ones from their own jurisdiction given preference. You break it and it breaks you.

  38. Rogers is a fucking stud.

  39. gb 21
    atl 14

    die birds

  40. Mattie Ice just got smoked.

  41. why it seems only yesterday I got a Concerned Letter (email) from Media Matters, that said, among other things of Great Concern:

    It’s easy to get wrapped up in your own cynicism, to hear the impassioned calls to curtail the talk radio bomb-throwing and Fox News scare-mongering that for years have provided the background noise to our national discourse, and be utterly and justifiably unsurprised when the volume is instead turned up. Or you can feel frustrated for harboring the hope that if any good could possibly be leached from a horrific act of violence it would perhaps be that the pundits and partisans might tone it down a bit, and then seeing that hope dashed by the immediate resumption of scathing vitriol.

    I can confess to experiencing both of these contradictory emotions in the past week. But after watching President Obama’s speech at the memorial service in Tucson and seeing the right-wing reaction to it, it has become clear that calls for changing the tone of our political discourse invariably fail because they place the responsibility on the same hyperpartisan actors who are paid quite well to debase it.

    And let’s not fool ourselves with the forced symmetry of “both sides do it,” which is all too often employed in the media’s overriding quest for “balance” at the expense of accuracy

  42. Son of a ..

  43. Darleen – They will try to make Fuller out to be an isolated crazy fueled by PTSD as a result of Reich winger violence.

  44. Stephanie, you’re just showing how insensitive, unfeeling, uncaring, utterly lacking in compassion tea baggers are by trying to tell the truth about counter-politicize this obvious case of post traumatic stress induced nutjobbery. You should really be more pragmatic and stop giving ammunition to critics on the left.

    I blame the Green Bay Packers.

  45. Toward the end of the taping, Amanpour brought up the issues of gun safety and mental health. One member of the audience who identified with the tea-party movement stood up and said debate over the shooting’s political and gun-law implications should be delayed until emotions settle down. Fuller, seated near the front in an area reserved for victims and special guests, appeared increasingly frustrated and agitated.

    Fuller then swiveled in his chair, raised his camera and took a photo of the pro-gun speaker, muttering, “You’re dead,” according to Joel Tranter, who was sitting behind him.

    “I told him, ‘You need to be respectful. You need to calm down,'” Tranter said. “He said, ‘What’d you do, vote for this guy?'”

    As police officers approached to escort Fuller outside, he turned and shouted at the audience: “You whores!”
    The rest of the taping continued without incident and wrapped up about five minutes later.

    Outside, Fuller was arrested for making threats, said Capt. Byron Gwaltney of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.
    “He’s currently in our custody and we’re in the process of dealing with that investigation to see what charges will be made,” Gwaltney said.

    Fuller’s actions could be a response to the trauma he suffered a week ago, said Dr. Laura Nelson, deputy director for the behavioral health sciences division at the Arizona Department of Health.

    “Grief after what happened here in Tucson last week is a completely normal reaction, and … anger is a very common symptom of grief,” said Nelson, who had been invited to speak at the forum. “I hope that he’ll get the help that he needs to get through this very difficult time.”

    Fuller, who works as a signature collector for political initiatives, was about 10 to 15 feet away from Giffords, talking to her volunteers, when the shots erupted on Jan. 8. He said earlier this week he was hit by a bullet when he dove to the ground to play dead. He decided that because he didn’t have any medical training to help others, he walked to his car and drove himself to the nearest hospitalhttp://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/01/15/20110115gabrielle-giffords-arizona-shooting-tucson-forum.html.

    link

  46. I hope I do not jinx the Pack.

  47. I have Green Bay +2.5 and the over at 45.5. I hesitate to say I feel really good.

  48. sometimes when people get shot they get angry and threaten the lives of political opponents

    this is normal

  49. “sometimes when people get shot they get angry and threaten the lives of political opponents

    this is normal”

    ax reagan or ford or KENNEDYS

  50. Why is it that people obsessed with mind control seem to have so little control of their own?

  51. actually KENNEDYS be your source of “knowledge”

  52. The Kennedys are America’s premiere white trash family

  53. for the fruitcakes out there

    what are words for?

  54. Aaron Rogers is a stud. That is all.

  55. JD: I hesitate to say I feel really good.

    I’ve got a 9 iron. Just sayin. ;)

  56. oh my gb die birds

  57. Even if you blade a 9-iron, I am safe.

  58. Ha! I never blade an iron – just don’t ask me about swinging that club from hell 5 wood.

    Looks like I’m gonna be 0-fer today.

  59. check out althouse’s comment thread:

    JOHN- Your “friend” Mr. Fuller has done his damndest to generate hatred and fear among Americans since the moment he was grazed by the bullet. His idotic posts on FB as well as the fact that he was disrupting the Giffords event BEFORE the shooting point out what kind of person we’re dealing with here. At best he’s a useless scumbag bent on fomenting anger, and at worst he’s a nascent spree-killer just getting warmed up.

    1/15/11 9:12 PM

    link

  60. Pingback: J. Eric Fuller, Tucson Shooting Victim Arrested at Town Hall Meeting For Threatening GOP Rep Terri Proud & Tea Party Spokesman Trent Humphries At ABC Taping … “You’re Dead” | Scared Monkeys

  61. I heart my 5 wood and hybrid. 4 Irons are of the devil.

    Mattie Ice is just padding his stats now.

  62. this is normal

    Really? Funny, Little girl Green’s dad didn’t react that way.

  63. The sparrows only need 21 unanswered points to tie it up.

  64. newr: the original John post reveals a certain flavor, full throated and ever so moonbat:

    Speaking as a personal friend of Mr. Fullers I would ask that everyone show some respect. Granted Eric has some very defined views however no one should be made a villain for his views. I will say Eric could have handled things differently but let us not forget he is one of the victims. Those of you who advocate the right to bear arms are asking us who disagree to accept your point of view. Well how about those of us do not believe everyone should have a firearm. Why are we made out to be crazy? And while it is obvious that Palin’s website was not the cause of this incident. It certainly wouldn’t hurt to tone things down a bit. No matter what side of the issues you are on, I think we can all agree that innocent American citizens do not need to die !

  65. Rub it in… go ahead. Hazards of trash talk.

    Just wait til we play golf (handicapped of course).

  66. I think we can all agree that innocent American citizens do not need to die assumes that the was a call for, or a propensity for violence to begin with. If that is what you are saying then I agree, douchebag. Your friend had a propensity for violence, and started to act on it.

  67. My handicap is officially 14.2 ;-) you will be giving me strokes.

  68. “Well how about those of us do not believe everyone should have a firearm. Why are we made out to be crazy?”

    because it is a citizen’s right per the constitution. you don’t like it leave. cuba has the “rights” you’re looking for.

  69. - “[however] no one should be made a villain for his views.”

    – I agree. Even worse when someone is made a villian for libelous views put forth that she doesn’t even hold.

    – So when is the Left planning on getting some moral compass?

  70. “It certainly wouldn’t hurt to tone things down a bit. No matter what side of the issues you are on, I think we can all agree that innocent American citizens do not need to die !”

    cunt

  71. My handicap has suddenly ballooned to a winsome 22.6. I think not. It’s not for nothing that I take lessons and it always goes up when I’m adapting. The upcoming few tournaments I’m thinking of playing in have absolutely nothing to do with it though. Pinkie swear.

  72. From a FreeRepublic commentor:

    On 1/12 the NYT had a story about the survivors and this guy was a part of it. He said he was there, “to protect her from the Tea Party crime syndicate” and to shout down any protesters. But there weren’t any protesters. He still managed to get into a “heated argument” with a man in line to meet her. The aide that was later killed had to break them up. It obvious this guy is a nutcase. Wonder if Sheriff Dopenik will make sure this guy doesn’t get a gun.
    NYT 13 survivors

    The NYT link requires a login; and I don’t have one (to verify if the commentor’s summary is accurate), so you know, grain of salt.

  73. I will leave my wallet atthe hotel, that is for damn sure.

  74. Heh. Just depends on the day for me. Shot a nifty 42 the week before the evil snow appeared. Week before that a 53 and a 47. Consistency is not in my golf bag right now. Neither is 18 holes til it warms up some. I’m good for about 2 hours and then I want the warmth of the clubhouse and a stiff drink. And yes I have a cover and a heater for my cart. It’s still damn cold when the wind is blowing and you’re trying to play.

  75. I switched my sticks out of the back of my SUV and traded them for my skis.

  76. . . .cold when the wind is blowing and you’re trying to play.

    Fuckin’ Scots.

  77. Heh, I’m a delicate flower. Atlanta’s too cold for me in the fall. And I most definitely don’t ski. Shudder.

  78. Fuller, age 63, is a political operative who specializes in gathering petitions for ballot initiatives. Before the program began, he passed out business cards to people sitting around him that read:

    “Signatures
    “Expediting Initiatives since 2006
    “J. Eric Fuller
    “Political Circulator.

    Has the good old term “activist” gone out of favor now to be replaced with the higher tone of “political operative”?

  79. Green Bay is beating the holy he’ll out of the a t l. Good Allah, this is ugly.

  80. switched my sticks out of the back of my SUV and traded them for my skis

    JD, my dad loves him teh golf. Nothing is to interfere with his Tuesday afternoon game with the boys

    But he was so excited at Christmas … his cardiologist (he had a quad by-pass about 18 months ago) gave him the thumbs up to go above 5000 ft elevation.

    He can go skiing again! Hasn’t been for for 5-6 years.

    Oh…did I mention he’s 82?

    crap…I’m not saying when it was the last time I skied, let along golfed. Argh.

  81. Taking the girls skiing tomorrow. 9 year old is good, and Maddie Grace will be the first time on the sticks for her. I cannot wait.

  82. Death Threats!!!!

    Of course, this one was real.

    This Arizona story is getting more and more insane.

    I guess the Seahawks are going to beat the Bears and the Jets will beat the Pats.

  83. Awesome! Hope y’all have fun.

    Just beware on the bunny hill. And watch out for the snowboarders.

  84. What’s in the package?

    Meat.

  85. Snowboarders are of the devil. I will be skiing backwards much of the day, I suspect.

  86. “It certainly wouldn’t hurt to tone things down a bit. No matter what side of the issues you are on, I think we can all agree that innocent American citizens do not need to die !”

    as a muslim in america death to the infidels in america. death to danny pearl. death to those who oppose the sharia.

  87. what’s your burka size Stephanie?

  88. “I think we can all agree that innocent American citizens do not need to die !”

    high school graduate

  89. Free speech can’t exist unchained. US politics needs the tonic of order

    If America is to speak in a way that heals, as Obama wishes, it needs the curbs and regulations that make freedom of expression real

  90. what’s your burka size Stephanie?

    Jesus fucking Christ you moron, give it a rest already.

  91. newr: ??

    Those weren’t my comments, those were the comments of that jagoff JOHN over at Althouse’s claiming to be a friend of Fuller. I noted that they needed a fuller dose of sunshine to see what caused the original reposting from a post of yours here.

  92. THAT you didn’t even recognize a repost of a part of a thread that you were linking to speaks volumes. I was actually highly amused when I clicked from over there to here and immediately saw your post. The first thing I almost posted was “stalker” in jest cause it was like deja vu rereading what I had just read. That nuancey jestfulness would have apparently been lost on you, though.

  93. Jersey Shore rocks.

  94. Mapping to American Sizes (burkas are generally worn loose)

    Bust Size 40/42 is similar to American size 6/8
    Bust Size 42/44 is similar to American size 10
    Bust Size 44/46 is similar to American size 12
    Bust Size 46/48 is similar to American size 14
    Bust Size 48/50 is similar to American size 16

  95. well, there are self inflicted idiots in the world. go jets.

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  97. newsrouter – I remember a time when the truth was to be shouted from the rooftops. What the heck happened?

  98. If I were the Falcons coach I wouldn’t even look at film of this game. I would show them films of the Steelers – Ravens and point out how many times the first man to the ball made the stop.

  99. Obama takes a[nother] page out of the Clinton playbook.

  100. I had the Colts and Saints going pretty far in the playoffs. My only hope now is if the Bears win it all. It’s possible, but then it is possible that they will lose the first round by 50 points. I blame Palin for this – Feets back me up.

  101. “in which i misconstrued ”

    no actually i called you a female body part. sincerely yours, dick richard

  102. Wisconsin now runs the GOP and the NFL. Is it time to ask if we’re the northern Texas?

    (May the best political party and football team win. Only as a disclaimer to avoid jinxes.)

  103. Oh yeah, I’d like to thank serr12d for his vicious Falcon jinx from earlier.

  104. On topic. Metaphorically.

  105. May the best political party and football team win. [amen to that!]

    Ah, but we oughtn’t to worry on tautological grounds? That is, the best do sometimes lose? Albeit not metaphorically, they said.

  106. Congrats, bh.

  107. To tell the truth, I’m more wondering if I should rag serrxd with serr12d or serr14d.

  108. They just announced on the local news that Royal Marshall (sidekick to Neal Boortz) collapsed and died today.

    This has been an all around shit kicker of a week.

    No problems, Newsr.

    Now to problems at hand. Other than say get involved w the reps at the local level, I might suggest getting involved with your local tea party. I put together pamphlets of the latest issues and hand them out when I’m out and about at the market and such. Not in your face style, but the nice lady I’m sitting next to having my nails done or hair done or get into a conversation with while waiting in line. Lots of links and such to substantiate what is in the pamphlet, natch. I have been known to pin a few to mailboxes close to elections and stuff.

    Start an email update with some of the folks on your contact list on your phone. Same type stuff as the pamphlet bullet pointed. Some will blow it off, some will call you a teabagger and some will listen.

  109. The best most certainly do lose sometimes.

  110. Saw a surprising skinny man eat a couple dozen chicken wings in about fifteen minutes this evening. His secret seemed to involve eating half the bones and lathering his face with blue cheese.

    Had a dog like that once.

    On topic, I swear, if you’ll just squint a little.

    Yes, I’ve been drinking. Why do you ask?

  111. To summarize: I can’t believe the gall of these insane assholes.

    To re-summarize: There unbelievability is matched only by their gall. Which is only matched by their insanity. Which struggles to even match their uncanny resemblance to famous assholes from history.

    And yet none of this matches their tie, belt or shoes.

    Indicted, bitches.

  112. You had a dog that ate buffalo wings?

  113. I once saw an old man with a very long white beard eating chili. There was a streak of it running down the center of his beard and it was like watching a meaty and spicy skier plowing down the mountain. Oddly mesmerizing. True story. And, evidently, on topic.

  114. Had a dog that ate buffalo wing bones and a pack of balloons at the same time, JD.

    I was both scared and laughing my ass off. When a dog shits a pack of balloons it looks like a turd but it’s a happy, colorful turd that random strangers gather around to appreciate.

    Like a Michel Gondry video.

  115. Bh had magic mushrooms for dinner.

  116. And the mental image from that cracked me up.

  117. gather around to appreciate

    why binoculars were invented, fo’ certain. But the appreciative Frenchman claims smellstinkculars are coming to a town near Lyons.

  118. Ron Santo dogs were very good at Wrigley Field. If he doesn’t make it into the hall of fame then something is very wrong with the process. Sportswriters can be very vindictive.

  119. Speaking of colorful balloons, Clarice mines a golden one in the context of the mixed seating plan for the SoTU speech upcoming:

    Poster bgates thinks the vote to repeal Obamacare should come before the address and adds the details of his plan:

    I think it would be a nice bipartisan gesture if [the repeal vote] happened immediately before. The Republicans could offer the President the historical, unprecedented opportunity to preside over a House vote live and in prime time, and then they could ask the Democrats to join them in a display of the civil bipartisan unity that was the major goal of the electorate and vote to defund the job-killing wealth-destroying abomination of Obamacare.

    Then the Democrats could show everybody how committed to bipartisanship they are, and then the President could give his little speech.

  120. I’ve meditated on it for a bit and decided that your old man and the chili story is actually off topic, Abe.

    Please try and avoid future infractions.

  121. Winston Churchill was vilified for his hate speech against the nazi regime in Germany. I’d like to hear a list of words and or phrases that will no longer be acceptable.

  122. How does a snowboader introduce himself?

    Whoaaa…sorry dude!

    Be careful out there, JD.

  123. Totally missed this — as I didn’t read the thread before commenting:

    Amusing: Yesterday Chas of Little Green Footballs highlighted Fulller’s baseless attacks on Palin et al and then finished with this (safe link to a screen grab at my facebook account).

    Now watch as Andrew Breitbart, Jim Hoft, and the rest of the right wing blogosphere go into overdrive to smear Mr. Fuller.

    Behold the power of the right wing!

    Posted by: DrewM. at 05:32 PM

    This is the opposite of surprising. Yeah, that’s my complete and total reaction.

    As another once said, Drew M. is a “fucking conservative warrior”. Except, well, not.

  124. That doesn’t read very well. Ehhh. Fuck it.

  125. Royal’s gone? Damn, I liked him. Too bad they stopped broadcasting Boortz a few weeks ago.

  126. The comment at #8 dropped the original formatting. Which makes my reaction sound stupid because it’s a reaction to something that doesn’t actually exist.

    Which then — rightfully — makes me look stupid because I commented without checking the source.

    Nr, do me a favor and retain the formatting in comments you link, eh? Thanks.

  127. Wow. Royal was only 43 and he dropped dead for no reason at all at his home, leaving behind a wife and two little girls.

    That totally sux.

  128. When a dog shits a pack of balloons it looks like a turd but it’s a happy

  129. Now comes expedited political petition circulator stuartbramhall (#119. posted on 1/15 @ 4:35 pm) and his pals:

    3889. – murry cohen – The woman should be indicted for murder, just like yelling “fire” in a crowded theater is illegal. Incitement to violence is a crime. McCain foisted Palin on us, and he needs to be indicted also. Without McCain, there would be no Sarah Palin in the public eye. Once more, McCain shows his unmitigated hypocracy, saying one thing and doing another. McCain should publicly apologize to the entire nation for being responsible for the deaths of the several people killed in Arizona, his home state, now the center of violence in the country. McCain has blood on his hands. Now that he is directly responsible for the taking of innocent lives, his “heroism” as a prisoner of war no longer has any meaning. He should be banned from public life, indicted for murder, and sent to prison.

  130. And I suppose this cohen covered in murr also wants the majority of voters in Alaska’s 2006 gubernatorial election indicted as well.

    That,s gonna be an interesting round of arrests.

  131. I hate it when alppuccino repeats himself, but here goes:

    Eric Holder said we’re still a nation of cowardly bigots.

    Dupnik says bigotry shot Gabby Giffords (great title for a Lee Marvin western comedy)

    Obama calls opponents enemies and says bring a gun to a knife fight.

    Here’s what you get: http://tinyurl.com/4db4max, yet no one makes the connection.

    I guess Palin-speak is so much more powerful, you know, because of the credibility.

  132. Meet Dr. Stuart Bramhall.

    I am a 62 year old American who emigrated to New Zealand seven years ago for political reasons. I work as a child and adolescent psychiatrist for the New Zealand National Health Service. I am also a long time activist. At present I am active in my union, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, and serve on the National Executive of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand.

  133. These signatures got through the Petition’s review process:

    4552. Ophelia Dicks

    4544. Dumas A Stump

    4198. Barack Obama

    4149. Jesus Christ

    4126. nikita kruschev

    Made me chuckle.

  134. “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.”

    Obviously, despite my name, I am a woman

    Oops.

    Now comes expedited electronic political petition circulator stuartbramhall and her pals.

  135. So, Dupnik decides to arrest Fuller after Fuller makes death threats.

    Meanwhile, muliple death threat since 2007 Loechner wasn’t arrested by Dupnik.

    Dupnik looks worse and worse.

    Btw, Fuller can kiss my ass when it comes to being a “victim” of the Tucson tragedy. Until they show me pictures of Fuller’s wounds, color me skeptical about any wounds asshole Fuller might have received.

    Come on, the guy drove himself to the hospital and is able to shout death threats a few days later?

    Were it me, I’d have been embarrassed to have my injuries looked at, with so many people seriously injured by the shooter.

  136. The progressive media push continues. A quite deceptively worded article. No telling exactly who or what was polled and what the figures were other than the few pulled of of the air for the article.

  137. I took the title of my memoir from a famous quote [“The most revolutionary act is a clear view of the world as it really is”] by the early 20th century German activist Rosa Luxemburg

    Stuart is a woman and Luxembourg is Germany.

    I’m going back to bed.

    Wake me before kickoff.

  138. No birds or other flying things in this Super Bowl.

  139. oh. Unilever ceo is a climate change whore just like Pepsi’s

    In a speech on Tuesday, Paul Polman, the chief executive of Unilever, will say that market distortions created by European Union subsidies work against the needs of the developing world.

    He will also demand fewer subsidies for harmful first-generation bio-fuels and say that climate change must be tackled by companies changing to sustainable models of agriculture.

    this is the largest ice cream producer in the whole world fat-ass Americans can help fight the scary scary climate change by buying less Breyer’s and Ben & Jerry’s I think

  140. No birds or other flying things in this Super Bowl.

    I predict plenty of Flying Elvis.

  141. Assuming the Steelers let him in the building.

  142. With Sarah Palin gutting and frying Levi for our halftime amusement.

  143. I’m rooting for Excedrin.

  144. Sarah never looks more presidential than when she’s gutting things on the tv

  145. image is everything.

  146. “Your gutter, Madame President.”

    ~ caddyfoot ~

  147. There’s whiskey in the jar

  148. serving out the full term of your office counts a lot too plus being able to handle a Katie Couric interview is not negligible

    Isn’t it time she took off the Sean Hannity training wheels?

  149. You’d think that happyfeet’s mere presence here would trigger Google ads for shrinks in the sidebar. But, alas, it seems though anyone left here who gives a shit ought to organize an intervention before he masturbates himself to death.

  150. I wish the electric hamster would give it a rest. It’s not like there’s anyone here who doesn’t know where he stands.

  151. Newrouter, re your #102. That way lies madness my friend…or at least stupidity, with 2 O’s…Trust me on this ;)

  152. I’ll bet Soldier Field is hard as a rock right now.

  153. I laughed and laughed as Mara did her bit:

    LIASSON: Well, I don’t think it helped her. I mean, the president specifically said political discourse did not cause this tragedy. And the polls showed by the time she made the video that the majority of people also thought that political discourse did not cause the shooter to do this.

    And here she is saying — when you talk about “blood libel,” that is the definition of political discourse, a manufactured lie causing violence. In this case, she paints herself as the potential victim. So here she is agreeing with the left that political discourse can cause violence. I think it was jarring, it was —

    HUME: What?

    LIASSON: Yes. That’s exactly what blood libel is. You make up a lie about someone, you make a false accusation, and it causes violence against Jews, for instance —

    HUME: And she’s —

    LIASSON: That’s what she said, that political discourse can cause the very violence that we condemn. In other words, that saying something unfair about someone — namely, me — that I was responsible by my videos with the crosshairs, or the Web site. And so, in any event, all I’m saying is it struck the wrong tone on a whole lot of levels, and I don’t think it was necessary for her to do this.

    The public had already agreed with her and her defenders that her rhetoric did not cause this tragedy.

  154. I think Mara is overthinking it … Viv Schiller’s National Soros Radio remains the loudest and most persistent voice linking violence and rhetoric unless you count that Fuller guy

  155. Mara knows the first rule of fight club though I think.

  156. So here she is agreeing with the left that political discourse can cause violence.

    mara says it’s “the left” what holds that rhetoric causes violence … so what does that make NPR propaganda whore Jeff Brady?

    At this point there is probably only one person who really knows if the heated political climate in Arizona contributed to Saturday’s shooting, Jared Loughner himself. He’s in federal custody, but he reportedly is not helping investigators with their work.*

  157. Doesn’t Mara insinuate that the contrary to the position of the left’s position (that political discourse can cause violence) would be *that political discourse cannot cause violence*? Which, ha!

    Nor is it a particular claim being made by anyone on the political right that I’m aware of. And which, of course, isn’t the claim being made about the murders here. The claim here is that no political discourse did happen to cause the violence done by Loughner.

    And too, Mara is all about the fancy pants hypothetical (as the potential victim) “possibility” that violence of the real physical sort — as opposed to the argumentative sort — might be done against a so and so like Sarah Palin and only then be attributed or attributable to the “blood on their hands” rhetorical miscreants in fact.

  158. That’s really weird, because I could’ve sworn the Left’s position re Tucson was, originally, that Sarah Palin’s crosshairs DID cause violence.

    So even if Obama contradicted that, he certainly didn’t say a damn thing about whether it could or couldn’t.

    And I’d be more concerned that hateful rhetoric specifically targeting an individual as culpable for a specific act might lead to violence, than a bunch of clip-art shapes on a fucking map.

  159. Poor Mara. It was hard enough swiveling to keep up with the Party line with the information technology in June 1941. Now it must be neck snappily hard what with the 24/7 cable news and the whole world of blogs, Twitter, texting, etc.

    She does remember the one main point though. Sarah Palin is always wrong and is always at fault for any and every thing. That she has seared into her mind.

  160. “when you talk about “blood libel,” that is the definition of political discourse, a manufactured lie causing violence.”

    I do not think she thought this through.

  161. If some armed nut actually tried to get into the Palin home, his head would end up wall mounted next to a moose and the left would want her tried for murder.

  162. I can’t imagine why the Palins should want to look at an armed wacko’s head every day … can you imagine? Put you right off your tea it would.

    To say nothing of afflicting such a thing on the young ones.

  163. I can’t imagine why the Palins should want to look at an armed wacko’s head every day

    Why not? My wife does.

    [...]

    Excuse me, there are uniformed men at my front door.

  164. Paleontological [palintobamaillogical?] roots, in news cycle time, of the Palin’s rhetoric causes violence and hate meme.

  165. At least Mara had the good sense to wear a brown blazer with a brown turtleneck so that she looked like a disembodied head sitting atop a big pile of chocolate chips.

  166. I completely get that some people are just irrationally reactivated by Sarah Palin. What I don’t get, though, is their collective inability to shut up about it. Not that I think they need to be shut up; more that I think they need a little more in the way of self-awareness; to be able to realize that: oh, this thing I’m about ready to say has already been said a few hundred times this week alone.

    Or, you know: some dipshit rightwinger could be writing this comment for me, with no loss of style or substance whatever.

    Sadly, though: no. Those same people will continue saying these predictable, tedious, hackneyed things as if they were fact rather than opinion, and will continue lavishing praise on Paul Krugman, who has thrown over something he had at least some talent at in favor of writing opinion columns for a newspaper that, like a freshly headless chicken, just hasn’t had time to realize that it’s dead yet.

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