Sep 302009
 

Think Progress » Newsmax removes column that called for military coup to resolve the ‘Obama problem.’ 

In a column published on the right-wing site Newsmax yesterday, John L. Perry writes that a military coup against President Obama is possible. Newsmax appears to have taken down the column from its website this morning. Media Matters has archived it, however:

obamamilitaryThere is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.” Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic. [...]

Military intervention is what Obama’s exponentially accelerating agenda for “fundamental change” toward a Marxist state is inviting upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama’s radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible.

Unthinkable? Then think up an alternative, non-violent solution to the Obama problem. Just don’t shrug and say, “We can always worry about that later.”

In his Washington Post column, former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson acknowledges that “military leaders seem impressed” with President Obama’s decision-making process. “Obama’s engaged, deliberate style has fans in the military,” he writes. [mjh: In case we need reassurances there won’t be a coup.]

Update Media Matters notes that Perry’s rhetoric is simply a continuation of “a trend of increasingly violent and revolutionary rhetoric advanced by conservative media figures.”

Think Progress » Newsmax removes column that called for military coup to resolve the ‘Obama problem.’

 Posted by at 10:05 am on Wed 09/30/09
Sep 292009
 

Too many Deep Thinkers to choose from this week.

Think Progress » Right-Wing Panel Agrees Obama Is The ‘First Muslim American President’ 

An attendee of the panel asked the three speakers if they would consider President Obama a Christian or a Muslim, given his “roots.” While Gaffney gave a now familiar response linking Obama to the Muslim Brotherhood, Federer and Shoebat provided new theories, which elicited praise from the crowd:

GAFFNEY: If Bill Clinton, on the basis of special interest pandering and identity politics, was properly called the first Black American President, on that same basis, Barack Obama should be called the first Muslim American President. […] But there is evidence that a lot of Muslims think he is Muslim. But whether he is or whether he isn’t, the key to me, is is he pursuing that is indistinguishable in important respects from that of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose mission ladies and gentlemen, we know from a trial in Dallas last year, is to quote to destroy Western civilization from within by its own miserable hand. That’s what we need to keep our eye on.

FEDERER: In Islam, if your father is a Muslim, you’re automatically a Muslim. Since Barack’s father, stepfather, and grandfather were all Muslim, the Muslim world views him as Muslim. Mohammad allowed his warriors to say they’re not Muslim to gain advantage and um, but he’s uh, Islam permits you to lie to advance Islam, Saul Alinsky allows you to lie to advance your communist agenda, you can put them together.

SHOEBAT: I came from an American mother, Obama came from an American mother. I came from a Muslim father, Obama came from a Muslim father. […] Did you know that your President knows how to do the call to the prayer in eloquent classical Arabic? […] No one can do this in classical Arabic language unless he grew up and was raised as a Muslim.

Think Progress » Right-Wing Panel Agrees Obama Is The ‘First Muslim American President’

Think Progress » Right-wing icon Schlafly: Feminism is ‘the most dangerous, destructive force in our society today.’ 

Schlafly delivered several speeches and led a discussion advocating traditional roles for women as well as warning about the dangers of feminism and blasting single mothers:

I submit to you that the feminist movement is the most dangerous, destructive force in our society today. [...] My analysis is that the gays are about 5% of the attack on marriage in this country, and the feminists are about 95%. [...] I’m talking about drugs, sex, illegitimacy, drop outs, poor grades, run away, suicide, you name it, every social ill comes out of the fatherless home. [mjh: … every one of which is caused by a feminist?]

Think Progress » Right-wing icon Schlafly: Feminism is ‘the most dangerous, destructive force in our society today.’

 Posted by at 6:39 pm on Tue 09/29/09
Sep 232009
 

Think Progress » Census worker hanged with the word ‘fed’ scrawled on his body. 

The AP is reporting that Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old part-time Census field worker and occasional teacher, was found hung to death in Kentucky with the word “fed” was scrawled on the dead man’s chest. Investigators are still trying to determine the motive, but “law enforcement officers have told the agency the matter is ‘an apparent homicide.’” “Our job is to determine if there was foul play involved — and that’s part of the investigation — and if there was foul play involved, whether that is related to his employment as a census worker,” said FBI spokesman David Beyer.

108 Responses to “Census worker hanged with the word ‘fed’ scrawled on his body.”

  1. rastaman says:

    someone from the FBI should pay a visit to Michelle Bachman’s house

    September 23rd, 2009 at 6:02 pm


  2. dbadass says:

    How soon till they tell me that he did it himselfs to make the kooks and weirdos look bad?

    September 23rd, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Think Progress » Census worker hanged with the word ‘fed’ scrawled on his body.

Bachmann Warns Of Link Between Census, Japanese Internment | TPMDC 

"Take this into consideration. If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the Census Bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations at the request of President Roosevelt, and that’s how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps," said Bachmann. "I’m not saying that that’s what the Administration is planning to do, but I am saying that private personal information that was given to the Census Bureau in the 1940s was used against Americans to round them up, in a violation of their constitutional rights, and put the Japanese in internment camps." — Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) 6/25/09

Bachmann Warns Of Link Between Census, Japanese Internment | TPMDC

[updated 9/26/09]

Think Progress » Flashback: Bachmann Spread Fears Of Scary Stalking Census Workers 

Bill Sparkman, the 51-year old Census worker who was hanged to death in Kentucky, was found “naked, gagged and had his hands and feet bound with duct tape.” A witness reports Sparkman also “had duct tape over his eyes, and they gagged him with a red rag or something.” The word “fed” was scrawled on his chest in a felt-tip pen, and his “Census ID was found taped to his head and shoulder area.”

The gruesome lynching of this Census worker seems to bear a disturbing similarity to some of the worst hate crimes committed across this country. Regardless of what the motive for the killing may have been, why would a murderer(s) take such pains to so blatantly convey anger, fear, and vitriol towards a Census employee? Perhaps because some on the right have created an impression that Census employees are terrifying.

Earlier this summer, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) waged a high-profile, wildly-dishonest campaign against the Census. The Minnesota congresswoman said she was so worried about the threat of the government asking “very intricate questions” and collecting information that she would illegally refuse to fill out the form. “They will be in charge of going door to door and collecting data from the American public,” she said. “This is very concerning.” She repeatedly used inflammatory and fear-mongering rhetoric against the Census:

– “I think there is a point when you say enough is enough to government intrusion.” [6/25/09]

Think Progress » Flashback: Bachmann Spread Fears Of Scary Stalking Census Workers

[updated 9/28/09]

Think Progress » Right-Wing Conference Tells Activists To Get Their Guns Ready For ‘Bloody Battle’ With Obama The Nazi 

Werthmann explained how universal healthcare, an Equal Rights Amendment, and increased taxes were telltale signs of Nazism. Werthmann also warned the audience:

If we had our guns, we would have fought a bloody battle. So, keep your guns, and buy more guns, and buy ammunition. [...] Take back America. Don’t let them take the country into Socialism. And I refer again, Hitler’s party was National Socialism. [...] And that’s what we are having here right now, which is bordering on Marxism.

Think Progress » Right-Wing Conference Tells Activists To Get Their Guns Ready For ‘Bloody Battle’ With Obama The Nazi

 Posted by at 6:18 pm on Wed 09/23/09
Sep 222009
 

In three months, three of our friends – two of whom are under 65 – have suffered terrible injuries in falls. Thirty-seven years ago, my father died from a fall. Be careful. Watch your step. Take yoga or tai chi.

ABQJOURNAL OPINION/GUEST_COLUMNS: New Mexico’s Fall-Related Death Rate Is Nation’s Highest 

Sunday, September 20, 2009
New Mexico’s Fall-Related Death Rate Is Nation’s Highest
By Dr. Carla Herman And Frieda Gonzales
UNM Center on Aging N.M. Department of Health

        Tuesday, the first day of fall, is "National Fall Awareness Day," a day that spotlights fall prevention for older adults.

        Every year, nearly 1,500 New Mexicans 65 years and older are hospitalized for fall-related injuries, and about 230 die from those injuries. Remarkably, New Mexico’s fall death rate is greater than two times the national rate for people 65 years or older — in fact, we have the highest fall-related death rate in the nation for all ages. These statistics represent one preventable tragedy after another.

ABQJOURNAL OPINION/GUEST_COLUMNS: New Mexico’s Fall-Related Death Rate Is Nation’s Highest

 Posted by at 3:18 pm on Tue 09/22/09
Sep 222009
 

In a column published under Leonard Pitt’s byline, Glen Garvin enumerates  the bloody history of the Left Wing. Ooh, shudder, deadly liberals. If he gets to conflate the Symbionese Liberation Army with modern liberalism, then it is fair and apt to link the KKK with conservatism.

Yet Garvin fails to mention the armed man at an Obama rally with the poster stating “The tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants.” Liberal or Conservative – you guess. (This stalwart left out “and patriots,” as Jefferson originally said. Was that cowardice?) Is it fair to single out this one man. Hell, yes. It only takes one lone loon with a gun. The crowd that screams Obama is the Anti-Christ, Obama is Stalin, Obama is Hitler, Obama is illegal, and the Left *wants* – WANTS, say the goddamn fools – to destroy AmeriCo – that crowd is prodding countless loons to rise up and become the hero of the insurrection. You know, when the loon strikes, these same people will insist cravenly that isn’t what they intended. You lie! peace, mjh

Left’s been out for blood, too – Leonard Pitts Jr. – MiamiHerald.com

Unfortunately, Pelosi is alone in neither her equation of conservative politics with bloodlust nor her willingness to shade the truth to make her case. Lately, the favorite talking point of America’s chattering classes has been that to oppose President Obama’s economic policies is to court presidential assassination.

Left’s been out for blood, too – Leonard Pitts Jr. – MiamiHerald.com

updated 9/23/09

One Federal Census worker has been murdered. Of course, the Left may have done it to make the Right look bad. Uh-huh. http://www.edgewiseblog.com/mjh/nada/can-we-connect-the-dots-between-conservative-bloviators-and-killers/

 Posted by at 10:02 am on Tue 09/22/09
Sep 222009
 

ABQJOURNAL OPINION/LETTERS: Divisible Debate 

Granted, we don’t want any prissy liberal to be offended by love of country,…. Trite, corny unabashed love of country used to be the norm, now it’s just dark sarcastic self-hatred wistfully wishing we would end this marvelous country and move back into the Neanderthal age.

       Watching the Journal run through its one-sided antics is no different than observing the rest of our out-of-stream mainstream media. You make heroes of those who bash this wonderful country and ignore or belittle those who try to uplift it. And all of this allows you to take a slap at the media’s nemesis, talk radio, calling it Hate Radio. Excuse me, but what’s so hateful about it? Frankly, it’s the only place you find the rest of the story and not the biased one-sided propaganda this newspaper and the rest of the media tries to pass off as information. In fact, ‘Hate Radio’ is the only place I hear America talked about in positive terms. — CLYDE J. ARAGON Albuquerque

ABQJOURNAL OPINION/LETTERS: Divisible Debate

Clyde-

Is it love of country to say that America is so weak and decadent that it can’t survive two years of a Democratic majority? Do those positive terms on talk radio include “Obama’s America” and “he’s a racist” and “Socialist agenda” and “feminzis,” ad nauseum, ad idiocy? Yeah, talk radio is the last redoubt of the well-informed citizen-patriot. peace, mjh

 Posted by at 10:02 am on Tue 09/22/09