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Leftist Issues Death Threats to Palin and Family on Twitter

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:12 pm

There is justifiably some concern relating to the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, and violent threats. It’s just not quite what you’ve been hearing in Big Media.

On Twitter, a fellow calling himself Jason Brown has been posting since May 10, 2009, and has a total of 379 messages posted so far. He is a fan of Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow. Typical of his leftist political beliefs are messages like this:

@maddow doesnt Cheney seem like this weird dark evil prince hmm say like Mr. Burns and i guess ol’ George was Smithers

and this:

goin 2 watch keith olbermann and laugh at the latest heartless basterds of the world

and this:

@carloswatson why does G.O.P. leaders endorse racism,hatred,fearmongering,and falsehoods dont they know the world is witnessing this tactic

and this:

their no racist people in the they all come from the south and they are republican which is why we still see promotion of hatred

In recent days, Brown has been saying that he is concerned about the violence that he believes Sarah Palin is fostering.

So, he is threatening to kill Sarah Palin and her family.

I had hoped to post about 20 screenshots from this guy’s Twitter account, but with the technical work being done on the site I find myself suddenly unable to upload images. So I will just quote you the messages. He posted most of them tonight, and they include messages like this:

@sEaTtLe_MeTrO Death 2 Palin family them retarded hillbillies take teabaggers w/ you hateful bitch

and this:

We cant expect gov to intervene we must shoot Gen. Palin on site be 4 her troops strike again!

and this:

@interactionswst one word racism choose sides plain and simply that bitch Palin launch an attack, she need 2 b shot on site!

and this:

@Palin360 you need 2 b assassinated soon we ll settle 4 one of the family if not u!

and this:

maybe it takes a murder or 2 2 get the point across take aim at radical TP members

and this:

@BRIANGLAD Palin will b met with gunfire her or her family

and this:

@SarahStormRpt u need 2 be shot on site startin that racist Tp shit, all you all do is promo violence dont cry when some kill u basterds

and this:

IS Sarah Palin still alive, please feel free 2 domecheck that bitch! she will look good in tha box the TP left on someones lawn

and this:

Yeah shorty i know soon as a bitch get killed bout a lie then ppl gone realize how stupid n lack info can get u hurt TP fuckin wit fire

and this:

@Southfive her map w crosshair need to b put on her family she that bitch can die or a TP supporter

and this:

Does Palin really want what she ask 4? we ll see after death strikes i guess no pose 2 see her rhetoric,it can b dangerous. but who cares!

and this:

i got 2 go see how many more targets Gen. Palin got mapped out that bitch gone get or someone i hope its GOP one of them racist fuckers

and this:

THe street gangs of america can take on the teabaggers and Palin. TP is callin 4 war just shoot any TP associates and family MS13 BITCHES!

and this:

I cant wait till someone serious hurt that bitch Palin or one of her children soon she out of control!

and this:

@Oplis the ppl of color have been wait n 4 no one can agree on history so suggest the Palin plan let roll!ms13 will take care of that bitch

and this:

Palin came 2 lower 48 2 start a civil divide this could b the moment of truth 4 americans 2 put her down

and this:

i encourage ppl 2 meet the TP wit the same acts of violence Palin instructs them 2 do we need 2 harass them 2 their racist graves

and this:

#hcr proof that Palin targeted Va. rep. w/ her map and someone followed up we have 2 stop this terrorist name Sarah someone please kill her!

Damn violent teabaggers!

For some reason this one seems particularly ominous:

Does anyone have that alaskan address 4 the Palins?

Thanks to Sharon.

UPDATE: Thanks to Instapundit for the link. I discuss how pleased this nut (who appears to be from Virginia) was about the bullet that went through the window of Eric Cantor’s Richmond office in this post.

In Vino Veritas

Filed under: General — Jack Dunphy @ 11:09 pm

[Guest post by Jack Dunphy]

Behold Senator Max Baucus as he reveals, perhaps after celebrating the passage of ObamaCare with some adult refreshments, one of the bill’s true aims. Ted Kennedy would indeed be proud.

Bipartisan Civility

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 10:59 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

In a show of bipartisanship, I’ll conclude today’s series on Civility with a Republican example. Remember the Texas Republican House member who shouted out “baby killer” when Rep. Bart Stupak was speaking on the House floor Sunday evening?

Here’s the pithy response by Walsingham at Jessica’s Well:

“Liberals were understandably upset at the use of such a term on a Congressman and no doubt decried the higher level of incivility demonstrated by using such a phrase on someone other than a member of the American military.”


“Go For It”

Filed under: 2012 Election,Health Care,Obama — DRJ @ 8:07 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Speaking in campaign mode in Iowa, Barack Obama dared Republicans to try to repeal ObamaCare:

“In the state that “believed in our campaign when all the pundits had written us off,” Obama touted the benefits of his historic reform. A fired-up and ready-to-go Obama told a cheering crowd in Iowa City that the law will bring dividends this year — for small businesses eligible for a healthcare tax credit, for patients with preexisting conditions, for twentysomethings who want to stay on their parents’ insurance policies.

Amid some early evidence that the plan has already gained in popularity since its passage — Quinnipiac University is out with a poll today showing disapproval has dropped from 54% to 49% — Obama all but dared the Republicans to run against it.
“This is the reform that some folks in Washington are still hollering about,” he said. “And now that it’s passed, they’re already promising to repeal it. They’re actually going to run on a platform of repeal in November.” Then, as if channeling Clint Eastwood’s “make my day” line, Obama added:

“Go for it. If these congressmen in Washington want to come here to Iowa and tell small-business owners that they plan to take away their tax credits and essentially raise their taxes, be my guest.”

Obama may find some takers, especially since a new poll finds Obama in a deadheat running against any Republican in 2012:

“A new CNN / Opinion Research Poll out this afternoon of 953 registered voters nationally finds Obama tied at 47% with any Republican candidate. Gee, if only Wendell Willkie was still around.

The same poll also finds a clear majority of Americans now believe that Obama is a one-term president.

Other than that things are looking great for the 14-month-old Democrat administration, which is still celebrating Sunday’s passage of a massive healtcare bill that most Americans don’t seem to like.”

Way to bring Americans together, Obama.


More Obama “Civility”

Filed under: International,Obama — DRJ @ 7:36 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

What do you do if you’re the Leader of the Free World and you’ve just passed landmark legislation that most of your subjects don’t want? Act like an Emperor and humiliate another free world leader:

“The Israeli prime minister arrived at the White House on Tuesday evening brimming with confidence that the worst of the crisis in his country’s relationship with the United States was over.

Over the previous two days, he had been feted by senior Republicans and greeted warmly by members of Congress. He had also received a standing ovation from the American Israel Public Affairs Affairs Committee, one of the most influential lobby groups in the United States.

But Mr Obama was less inclined to be so conciliatory. He immediately presented Mr Netanyahu with a list of 13 demands designed both to the end the feud with his administration and to build Palestinian confidence ahead of the resumption of peace talks. Key among those demands was a previously-made call to halt all new settlement construction in east Jerusalem.

When the Israeli prime minister stalled, Mr Obama rose from his seat declaring: “I’m going to the residential wing to have dinner with Michelle and the girls.

As he left, Mr Netanyahu was told to consider the error of his ways. “I’m still around,” Mr Obama is quoted by Israel’s Yediot Ahronot newspaper as having said. “Let me know if there is anything new.”
Mr Obama’s mood further soured in the minutes before his meeting with Mr Netanyahu after it emerged that approval had been given for an even more contentious Jewish building project in the heart of one of east Jerusalem’s Palestinian suburbs.

Sending a clear message of his displeasure, Mr Obama treated his guest to a series of slights. Photographs of the meeting were forbidden and an Israeli request to issue a joint-statement once it was over were turned down.”

Both Allahpundit and Jackson Diehl at the Washington Post wonder if Obama was engaging in ill-advised diplomacy or if he really is this vindictive and petty. I’ll add vindictive, petty and imperial: He acts like he really does think he runs the world.


Obama’s Brand of Civility

Filed under: Health Care,Obama — DRJ @ 1:34 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

President Obama has repeatedly said he wants to restore civility to America, especially since his election:

“Speaking at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. the president said this “erosion of civility” sows division and distrust.

“It poisons the well of public opinion. It leaves each side little room to negotiate with the other. It makes politics an all-or-nothing sport where one side is either always right or always wrong, when, in reality, neither side has a monopoly on truth.”

Before a packed ballroom Obama said that the city needs to find their way back toward civility and he cautioned that this in many cases begins with stepping outside comfort zones to bridge divisions.”

Guess what President “Civility” Obama’s favorite moment was on the day he signed the ObamaCare legislation? Vice President Joe Biden’s “This is a big f***ing deal”:

“According to the vice president, President Obama agreed the cursing was not only funny but was the historic day’s highlight. Biden said the president was even memorializing the moment with a T-shirt bearing the funny F-phrase.

According to the vice president, during Wednesday morning’s presidential briefing, the president said, “You know what the best thing about yesterday was? Joe’s comment.” (Laughter.)

Biden shared the hilarious incident Wednesday night during a $2,500 per plate Democratic fundraising dinner in the home of developer David Cordish near Baltimore. Biden reaped additional laughter about the presidential laughter.

Biden said he told the leader of the free world, “If you thought it was so good, why didn’t you say it?” (Laughter.)”

Biden was probably just kidding. He’s known for his clever ripostes and careful speech, you know.


Now They Tell Us

Filed under: Government,Health Care,Obama,Politics — DRJ @ 12:33 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Now that ObamaCare has been signed into law, campaign-mode Obama explains the facts about health care:

“President Barack Obama on Thursday flipped into campaign mode and dared Republicans to repeal the healthcare law.
Obama’s speech highlights growing confidence in the White House and the Democratic party that they have seized political momentum with the healthcare vote.

While dozens of Democrats face possible defeat in November’s elections, the party believes it has seen the worst of the political cycle.

Republicans who described the healthcare reform as a disaster for the country are now blasting the delays in reform that come as part of the legislation.

Obama warned that it “will take about four years to implement this entire plan – because we need to do it responsibly and we need to get it right.”

“That means that health care costs won’t go down overnight,” Obama said.”

There was a time when Congress’ job was to draft, consider and responsibly pass legislation. Under President Obama and the Democrats, Congress passes legislation first and worries about whether it works later.

EDIT: Specifically, it’s irritating to hear Obama talk about the need to be careful and responsible when that wasn’t a concern when the legislation was being written and considered. It’s like taking the time to research which are the best new cars after you already bought the clunker.


Senate Passes Reconciliation Bill

Filed under: Health Care,Politics — DRJ @ 12:07 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

The Senate passed the Reconciliation Bill 56-43:

“Democrats muscled legislation through the Senate on Thursday reshaping parts of the new health care overhaul law, sending it back to the House for what is expected to be final congressional approval.

With Vice President Joe Biden presiding in case his vote was needed to break a tie, the Senate approved the measure by 56-43. Underscoring the partisan divide that has characterized the long-running health care fight, all voting Republicans opposed the measure. as did three Democrats: Arkansas Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, and Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson.”

Now it’s back to the House for some minor corrections:

“Eager to get the contentious battle behind them, Democrats originally hoped the Senate’s vote would ship the measure to President Barack Obama for his signature. But working with the chamber’s parliamentarian, Republicans found two minor provisions in the bill—dealing with Pell grants for low-income students—that violated congressional budget rules and were deleted from the legislation.

As a result, the bill had to be returned to the House because both chambers must approve identical legislation before it can be sent to the White House. Top House Democrats said they expected that to happen by evening.”

Some called it a Senate “vote-a-rama” after Democratic Senators voted down 40 Republican amendments that took “13 hours of relentless voting.” Good thing they don’t have to do real work.


Politico’s “Bogus Coffin Story”

Filed under: Health Care,Media Bias — DRJ @ 11:59 am

[Guest post by DRJ]

Politico reported a Missouri Tea Party group left a coffin on Rep. Russ Carnahan’s lawn, a report Politico had to correct within hours:

“Politico reported an inaccurate tea party hit piece yesterday about a protest at Russ Carnahan’s home and office. They were fed their information from the Carnahan camp and forgot to factcheck it.
This was not true. The coffin was used in a prayer service for the elderly who will suffer under Obamacare and for the unborn who will be slaughtered under this plan. The protesters prayed for their loss of freedom thanks to this nationalized democratic plan. The St. Louis tea party patriots also prayed for Russ Carnahan and democrats who were voting at that time to nationalize the health care industry.

The Politico made the accusation that the coffin was placed (and left) near Carnahan’s home. It wasn’t. The protesters were never on his lawn. They said some prayers at his house and then took the coffin with them when they left. It’s currently sitting in a garage.

Well, it took the Politico about 12 hours but they finally updated their hit piece.”

This fit the narrative the Democrats are pushing — that Tea Party members are threats and may become violent. Journalists are supposed to be leery of narratives, not promoting them.


Juarez Drug Wars Target El Paso LEOs

Filed under: International — DRJ @ 11:08 am

[Guest post by DRJ]

Last week, the U.S. law enforcement initiated Operation Knock Down targeting the Barrio Azteca gang, an El Paso prison gang related to the Aztecas gang in Juárez. Authorities suspected the Aztecas in the recent murders of two Americans and a Mexican targeted for their ties to the U.S. Consulate in Juarez.

Now the El Paso Times reports the U.S. Homeland Security Department issued a warning Monday that the Aztecas may try to target El Paso law enforcement:

“The Barrio Azteca gang may issue a ‘green light’ authorizing the attempted murder of LEOs (law enforcement officers) in the El Paso area,” stated a copy of the alert obtained by the El Paso Times.

A “green light” is a murder sanctioned by the military-style leadership of the gang. The gang works with the Juárez drug cartel and is under scrutiny for its possible involvement in the unsolved murders in Juárez of three people tied to the U.S. Consulate.

The warning, or Officer Safety Alert, stated that the potential threat was “uncorroborated” but that officers and their families should take extra precautions.”

The alert reportedly “tells officers to wear body armor while on duty, to vary routes to and from work and to tell their families to watch for any unusual activity.”


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