Hal Turner Update

From USAToday: No bail for blogger accused of threatening judges
U.S. Magistrate Michael Shipp said Hal Turner, 47, of North Bergen, N.J., is a danger to the community and ordered him transferred to Illinois, the AP writes. The FBI arrested Turner, a former U.S. Marine, yesterday at his home.

At today's court hearing, federal prosecutors revealed that agents found 200 rounds of ammunition, including 150 hollow-point bullets, which are especially lethal and illegal, The Jersey Journal reports.

Jesus, Hal. People actually wondered why the police decided to trick him into coming to the station, rather than going after him? This would be why.

As of right now Hal Turner's Blogspot account is locked, pending review, and more than likely will end up getting the axe. Bye Hal, enjoy prison.

Fox News: Same Sh*t, Different Liar

On Fox, Mark Sanford "(D)" holds press conference | Media Matters for America

But remember, it's a mistake, a one-time thing, and how DARE we say it's a coordinated effort no matter how many times it happens.

Oy oy oy

News-Sentinel.com: Uncle Leo's latest round of stupid.

Leo, you dinkus, Clinton has nothing to do with this and you rightards know it. You're pathetic.


To the Inevitable Trolls

You're not important.  Nobody cares about your immature, whiny comments.  Go back to your troll sites and continue acting like you're superior to me.


Posted Without Commentary

From today's Journal-Gazette letters:
Zealots’ smokescreen disguises terrorism

Early in my pastoral career, I discovered that the easiest place for the antichrist to operate is in Christian disguise. So it is with the zealots of the anti-abortion movement, most recently epitomized by Scott Roeder in the heinous murder of Dr. George Tiller.

While groups like Operation Rescue are trying to convince us that Roeder acted alone, there is ample evidence that he moved with the open encouragement of militant anti-abortion groups and incendiary voices like Bill O’Reilly, Alan Keyes, James Dobson, Randall Terry, Mark Crutcher, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh.

Most of the above have one thing in common: They employ Christian language to justify the holiness of their cause and the righteousness of their deeds. To hear them talk, they are driven by a godly desire to protect the unborn – even to the extent of sanctifying blatant acts of violence.

With zealots like Roeder and their vociferous cheerleaders, I suspect that “the sanctity of life” is mostly a smokescreen. It provides a convenient springboard for encouraging and committing hate-filled acts of oppression, not only toward abortion-rights advocates but also to all manner of convenient scapegoats (women, Jews, Muslims, intellectuals, homosexuals and so-called “illegals”).

Roeder and his compatriots have shamed our nation by compromising the very moral code they claim to uphold. Until ordinary citizens are willing to stand up to these terrorists, the antichrist will continue to enjoy a field day in America.



On Letterman

Wingnuts are still pissed off that Letterman exposed McLame's lie. This is their revenge.

And they will fail.

Remember: When Imus called an entire women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos", it was censorship to suggest he be punished. When Letterman makes a stupid joke about a public figure, it's not censorship at all to suggest he be fired. This is the way of wingnuttery.


On Trolls

If you don't have anything substantial and are reduced to lame, childish ad hominem attacks to try and make yourself feel big, don't even bother. I'm not going to waste time on you.


Randall Terry: Avowed Terrorist

Terry Says Obama Makes Attacks Inevitable; Also Serves Beer, Wings | TPMDC
In response to a follow up question from The Washington Independent's Dave Weigel about the correlation between violent right wing extremism and Democratic administrations, Terry recalled a quote, which he believed to have originated with either Robert or John F. Kennedy: "When you make peaceful protest impossible, you make violent protest inevitable," adding, "I can promise you this--there is visceral contempt for this administration," in the pro-life community.
There you have it. The terrorist Randall Terry is saying that there will be more attacks, more deaths, more and more until his goals are met.



Ready Aim Capitulate

Given that everyone these days seems to want to destroy themselves, I think it's prudent to stand back and let it happen. Sure, it'll be the last 8 years all over again, but who cares - at least we're going to get that evil Obama back for not acting on all our little pet projects, right?

Enjoy the coming Republican majority and the sequel to the worst eight years of our lives.

ATTN: Glenn Beck

The election is over. Nobody except you and your hate-slinging ilk care about ACORN or Wright.

Also, do shut up. Now. Before I decide that the Feds would like to hear some of your statements.

More to spread around.


So let me see if I've got this straight.

A right-wing, paranoid hypothesist, birther, anti-Federal Reserve, anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi nutjob opens fire in the Holocaust Museum.
A week before, a hate-soaked Operation Rescue member shoots a doctor in the man's own church.
Another paranoid, hate-addled lunatic opens fire on cops because he's been told by the right that Obama will take his guns away.
Another opens fire in a church because he wants to kill liberals.
Multiple assassination plots, including at least one by skinhead Nazis, against the President have been foiled.

And the DHS report saying the right is unhinged and violent is wrong and evil.


How much more will have to happen before we finally wake up to the fact that current conservatism, right-wingerism, Republicanism, is a disease, a disorder, a blight?

I know I'll be criticized for this. I know someone will tell me I'm "just like them". No. I have the facts on my side. If you want to capitulate, if you want to surrender, then be my guest. You can be a traitor if you'd like.

Me? I'm sick of rolling over.


Left-Wing Mailbag, "At Least Someone Had the Guts to Say It" Edition

Letters | The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Really good letters in there today. Go read them.



...Yes, I finally signed up for Twitter.

С днем рождения, Тетрис

On June 6, 1984, a Soviet computer programmer created a game that changed everything. Twenty-five years later, we still play it all the time.

Tetris turns 25 today.


Spread this around.

From Survival of the Feminist (with props to PZ Myers):



Massive Racist and hatemonger Hal Turner Arrested!

From The Hartford Courant: Shock Blogger Hal Turner Arrested

Wow. Just wow. But surely he was just arrested for something minor, couldn't possibly for any of the things he should actually be arrested on.

Arrested on charges of inciting violence and criminal harassment.

Shit. Well, surely he couldn't have said something that bad.

"It is our intent to foment direct action against these individuals personally," the blog stated. "These beastly government officials should be made an example of as a warning to others in government: Obey the Constitution or die."

And, the post continued, "If any state attorney, police department or court thinks they're going to get uppity with us about this; I suspect we have enough bullets to put them down too."



The plain truth.

Conservatism is a disease, a dangerous belief that results only in violence and pain, that must be stopped.



I mean sure it's incredibly stupid. But read some of the comments. Jesus.

Right-Wing Mailbag, "Hate Is the Only Thing We Have" Edition

Letters | The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Government awards billions to failing banks, blames them for the economy, then takes them over. Government demands change from private companies, and when they fail to live up to expectations, government takes over them, too. As a result, hundreds of thousands are losing their jobs.

The killing of the unborn is redefined as decent, and those who would protect the innocents are labeled as radicals.

Former officials who acted to protect the country are now being hunted down and prosecuted as war criminals while those that sought to destroy the country are awarded rights, safety and civility.

Government authorizes the spending of trillions of dollars that does little to stimulate the economy while the citizenry is told to give back and cut back.

In my company, employees who perform like this would be fired. Our company could not survive with such behavior and results. But I’m not describing my company or yours.

Welcome to America! You get what you voted for.

Mr. Johnson, I'm going to be blunt: Shut the fuck up. Shut your tantrum-throwing whine-hole and sit down. Your desperation is showing.

Your kind has, in the past months, ramped up the violent, hateful rhetoric they spew, and you dare not denounce it for fear that you might not have time to denounce people like me. You show yourself to be an ally to the criminals of the past administration, an ally to the ignorant masses who don't undersdtand the economy, and an ally to the destruction of this country by your own kind.

But most of all, I'd like to remind you that your kind took away a brave man, a man working to protect women from the creeping control your kind wish to impose, only a couple days ago, by driving someone to murder through the endless dehumanization of your "enemies" and the eliminationist garbage you and your ilk spew. Then you throw a tantrum because your kind are rightly seen as "radicals". The truth hurts. You are a criminal, no better than the common rabble you claim people like me to be.

You will shut up, Mr. Johnson, because you have no more right to speak. You have given that up by declaring yourself the enemy of this country, and the enemy of humanity. You will shut up, and you will do it now.


And In the End...

...all the anti-choice, anti-woman right has done, is set us back a single step. They have gained no ground, and have brought themselves TWO steps closer to being identified as the amoral domestic terrorists that they are.

Nebraska physician vows to keep Tiller clinic OPEN.


It's heartbreaking that Dr. Tiller had to lose his life in such a manner, and that his family, friends, and patients had to have such a dedicated and caring man wrenched so brutally from their lives. But his loss was NOT THEIR gain.

Nor has it set back those of us who value a woman's sovereignty, who value her RIGHT to choose when, and how often, she reproduces - or to choose NOT to reproduce at all. It has not set back those of us who view women as MORE than simply walking wombs, ready to churn out the next generation of Bible-thumping cannon fodder. It has not stopped us, and can only slow us down but for a moment. In the grand scheme of things, this... is but a temporary stumble, NOT a total knockout, and no reason to lose hope or give up.

As long as there are people like Dr. Tiller, who value the lives and rights of women, his death will not be in vain. But, for the anti-choice movement, as long as they are represented by, and supportive OF, domestic terrorists like Dr. Tiller's assassin... it will simply lead to a harder backlash against them in the end.

And, oh, what a sweet end that will be.

Words Have Consequences


The anti-choice right has declared war on us.

They speak of elimination of our kind. They call us "evil", "un-American", "immoral", and yet they continue to prech our destruction and incite violence. Their friends in the media look the other way, covering for their crimes by calling their conspirators "lone nuts".

I am tired of it.

If it's war they want, they'll have it.

But we won't go to the streets. We won't kill. No, we'll do the right thing: We'll have them treated as they wanted us treated over these past 8 years. We'll lock them up, try them, convict them, and send them away for their crimes.

They are terrorists. We will not give in, we will not negotiate, we will not be afraid.

This is a one-sided war, one that we will not lose. We may suffer setbacks. We may lose our own to their hate and violence, but we will win.