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Environment of Hate Not Working for You? Try Some Real Calls to Violence!! January 12, 2011

Posted by geoff in News.

[I was going to put this up at AoSHQ, but decided that they had too much metacoverage of the Giffords assassination attempt. IB, however, had none! So here you go.]

I’ve never been much for appreciating metaphors, similes, allegories and the like. I like things direct and simple. So when people show me these bullseyes, crosshairs, surveyor symbols, or whatever, I just shrug. When somebody says “don’t retreat, reload,” I’m bewildered. It’s too vague – it requires too much reading between the lines.

I need my incitements to violence to be clear and to the point: tell me who it is and what you want done. Direct and simple.

That’s why I recommend liberals 9 times out of 10 for your calls to violence. When Democrats place a newspaper ad that says:

“And then there’s Rumsfeld who said of Iraq, ‘We have our good days and our bad days,’ ” the ad continues. “We should put this S.O.B. up against the wall and say ‘This is one of our bad days,’ and pull the trigger.”

there’s no question about who, what, where, or how. Hell, they even script it for you!! Environment of hate, my ass – these guys give you the instruction manual for murder!

I’m sure you’ve heard this one quite a few times over the past few days:

“That Scott down there that’s running for governor of Florida,” Mr. Kanjorski said. “Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him.

Any questions? Any confusion? Didn’t think so.

Randi Rhodes provided us another roadmap to action:

“Like Fredo, somebody ought to take him out fishing and phuw. ” Rhodes then imitated the sound of a gunshot.

You’ve got to admire her going the extra mile and clarifying what she meant by “phuw.” Yes, she set a standard of excellence and attention to detail that has dwarfed Sarah Palin’s feeble efforts.

In the absence of a well-defined plan, liberals go to their fallback strategy: form a committee. Thus we have ex-SNL performer Rick “I’m Known Only for Sniglets” Hall singing “Let’s get together and kill George Bush” at his comedy appearances. Short on concrete ideas, he delegates responsibility for planning to the audience. And if the plan doesn’t seem to be coming together, they can always just burn some effigies.

But maybe you’re intimidated. “Gee,” you say to yourself, “I dunno if I can handle some of these fancy-schmancy schemes these libs are cooking up.” Well hustle yourself to the practice range and take aim at a George Bush target! Ammo too expensive? Not to worry, ‘cuz you can practice on one of the many “Kill Bush” video games available at a web site near you! Here are a few:

But sometimes you’re in a more passive mood, where you want to get fired up to commit political violence, but you can’t get off the couch. Then just feast your eyes on Bush-killing movies, like Death of a President.

Despite the extensive suite of training tools and a great go-to team of speakers, even liberals occasionally come up short. Falling into despair after 5 heart attacks failed to stop the indomitable Dick Cheney, they’ve been forced to give up when even their most high-tech, fanciful assassination plans failed to bear fruit. Stick with the Cheney effigies, guys.

But even with the occasional (and completely excusable) failure, it’s clear that creating an environment of hate is for amateurs. You need direct, specific, targeted calls for the death of major political figures to be in the liberals’ league. Honestly, I don’t think our side will ever close the gap.


1. Michael - January 12, 2011

Awesome post.

2. Car in - January 12, 2011

Most excellent.

3. The practice of vitriolic speech.. - Southern Maryland Community Forums - January 12, 2011

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4. lauraw - January 12, 2011

It’s really amusing to be slandered, accused of complicity in murder, and told to hush up by those scumbags, isn’t it?

Well done Geoff.

5. Herr Morgenholz - January 12, 2011

Those games are great! Anybody know how to program Flash? Imma make a video game where you force butter and eggs down Clarence Thomas’s throat til his heart stops.

6. New Jersey Education Association - January 12, 2011

Shhh! Shush! It’s time to say grace.

Dear Lord, thank you for all that is before us, except for the Governor of New Jersey, who we hope you will ‘call home,’ wink-wink, as soon as possible…

7. Dave in Texas - January 12, 2011

Mark Halperin told me that objecting to these slanders is not helpful.

I think he meant STFU.

8. Andy - January 12, 2011

Yes, Dave, that was hilarious.

Shorter Halperin: Just lie back and think of England.

9. Andy - January 12, 2011

Oh, and I told Geoff this was excellent last night at H2, but I should say it here.

Geoff, this is excellent!

10. Michael_me - January 12, 2011

Great job pointing out the duplicitous nature of the media and the left.(and not listening to Halperin)

11. chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) - January 12, 2011

But you don’t understand. Conservatives aren’t human or even lower animal life. We’re more like plants or algae. So it’s okay to kill us. Who ever protested against killing moss? Not even PETA.

So move along, no hypocrisy to see here.

12. Dave in Texas - January 12, 2011

Well, I sure don’t wanna be “not helpful”.

It’s like being told by a wanna-be bully “I’m gonna punch you in the nose, but please, please don’t hit me back, ok?”

13. george costanza - January 12, 2011

The post was angry that day, my friends. Like an old man trying to send an analogy back in a deli or something.

14. Jay in Ames - January 12, 2011

Good post, Geoff! Nice job.

15. Jewel - January 12, 2011

Andy: “Shorter Halperin: Just lie back and think of England.”

If I think of England in the way that Halperin the Shorter requires of me, I’d be doing it on my knees with my face in the dirt.

16. OBF - January 12, 2011

Geoff – Very nicely done.

I came across a Calvin Coolidge quote. I know little, if anything, of old silent Cal but this seemed somewhat relevant.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” (C. Coolidge)

Far too many of our countrymen are in a fetal position as they wait for the next handout. Those types of entitlements have destroyed nations in general and individuals in particular.

17. Peter - January 12, 2011


That’s actually a Samuel Adams quote, but a good one nonetheless.

18. OBF - January 12, 2011

Coolidge and Adams were siblings? Who knew?

*needs to check sources and avoid the pain of being wrong…again*

19. Jewel - January 12, 2011

Of course, OBF, you could always resort to using a fake Sinclair Lewis quote:

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross.” — Sinclair Lewis, 1935


20. Mark in NJ - January 12, 2011

Geoff — FWIW, I don’t know anyone personally in my NJ pointy-headed crowd who thinks those “kill Bush” messages are acceptable, or who plays (or would approve of) those dumb-ass video games.

But it’s fully appropriate that you point this stuff out and I’m grateful you did it.

Sh*t like that gives liberals a bad (worse?) name.

21. Cathy - January 12, 2011

Great post, Geoff. Great therapy. Thanks.

22. MCPO Airdale - January 12, 2011

Well done, Geoff.

23. LC Aggie Sith - January 12, 2011

Priceless 🙂

24. geoff - January 12, 2011

Thanks, everybody. I tried not to write on this subject, since it was already so well-mined in the blogosphere, but I finally couldn’t let it go by without saying my piece.

But it’s fully appropriate that you point this stuff out and I’m grateful you did it.

Not really – it’s all pretty benign stuff. We shouldn’t be wasting our time on this sort of thing. But it puts all the ‘terrible excesses’ of the Tea Party/Limbaugh/Palin in perspective.

25. MostlyRight - January 12, 2011

“Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.”

-from John Holdren’s book “Ecoscience”. John Holdren is Obama’s hand picked Science Czar, who clearly places high value on life and human rights.

Here are some more:

“One way to carry out this disapproval might be to insist that all illegitimate babies be put up for adoption—especially those born to minors, who generally are not capable of caring properly for a child alone. If a single mother really wished to keep her baby, she might be obliged to go through adoption proceedings and demonstrate her ability to support and care for it. Adoption proceedings probably should remain more difficult for single people than for married couples, in recognition of the relative difficulty of raising children alone. It would even be possible to require pregnant single women to marry or have abortions, perhaps as an alternative to placement for adoption, depending on the society.”

“A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men.

The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.”

“In today’s world, however, the number of children in a family is a matter of profound public concern. The law regulates other highly personal matters. For example, no one may lawfully have more than one spouse at a time. Why should the law not be able to prevent a person from having more than two children?”

“Perhaps those agencies, combined with UNEP and the United Nations population agencies, might eventually be developed into a Planetary Regime—sort of an international superagency for population, resources, and environment. Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable, at least insofar as international implications exist. Thus the Regime could have the power to control pollution not only in the atmosphere and oceans, but also in such freshwater bodies as rivers and lakes that cross international boundaries or that discharge into the oceans. The Regime might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade, perhaps including assistance from DCs to LDCs, and including all food on the international market.

The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.”

“If this could be accomplished, security might be provided by an armed international organization, a global analogue of a police force. Many people have recognized this as a goal, but the way to reach it remains obscure in a world where factionalism seems, if anything, to be increasing. The first step necessarily involves partial surrender of sovereignty to an international organization.”

This guy is really damn clear too, but the media doesn’t like to talk about it. Still the science czar, and currently advising on Cap-n-Trade and US Energy policy. Great post Geoff.

26. MostlyRight - January 12, 2011

But to be fair to Mr. Holdren, this isn’t exacty calling for “violence, violence”, like calling out for someone to “target” a close political race or be “armed” with information and “dangerous” to the other side’s ideology. Only the “violence” of forcing people to abort their children by an armed international organization. Something called a Planetary Regime.

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28. Mark in NJ - January 12, 2011

I guess when I said “appropriate” I meant that, as part of another discussion, presenting such egregious examples might just come across as heavy-handed…but in this case, the extremeness of the examples somehow manages to both make the point about hypocrisy and express how rotten it is to see these types of tragedies politicized.

29. daveintexas - January 12, 2011

It’s not just the examples though Mark, if I may, it’s the media hype and complaint, their sudden and quite deep concern over the risks associated with “vitriolic” political speech. See Howard Kurtz, Mark Halperin, Krugman, et.al.

I’m not prepared to listen to their lectures, they’ve been AWOL on the topic. And even funnier than that, to assert some connection between conservative speech and the actions of Loughner, then when the facts don’t even bear that out, to complain that those unjustly smeared should stop defending themselves against said unjust smears,

They mean “shut up”.

To which I respond “go fuck yourselves”.

30. lauraw - January 12, 2011

Ace has been on fire today. I think I’ve said that three times but I mean it eighteen times.

31. digitalbrownshirt - January 12, 2011

Good post geoff.

32. geoff - January 12, 2011

it’s the media hype and complaint, their sudden and quite deep concern over the risks associated with “vitriolic” political speech

…a concern that was completely lacking when liberal rhetoric at home was endangering our soldier’s lives and mission abroad.

33. Michael - January 12, 2011

Mark, will you pleeeeeeeeze stop sounding reasonable so we can go back to bashing you online while we plot your untimely demise at the business end of an AK47?

It is unnerving to me when a pointy-headed east coast liberal sounds reasonable. Stop it!

34. Mark in NJ - January 12, 2011

See? It’s that certainty thing I was talking about.

35. sherlock - January 12, 2011

In order to give Liberals a “bad” name, wouldn’t one first have to give them a merely “detestable” name, i.e., one that is an improvement from their current “despicable” name, and then work upward from “detstable” to “bad”?

And while you were working on improving their name to merely “bad”, wouldn’t they in all liklihood at the same time be making their name even worse, as for example by their actions in the past week?

As much as I would like to give Liberals a bad name, I am just not sure how, as a practical matter, it can be done.

36. Rev. Dr. E. Buzz Palin - January 12, 2011

I’d like this better, perhaps, if it was more dressy, more flourishy like the BIG MEDIA propaganda, with a big red logo and a crawl at the bottom telling subliminal messages to the viewer. The way they do things is much more pro.

We are truly turning into the USSR. Fuckin A. It is insane.

37. Ex-ExZonie - January 12, 2011

Iowahawk, are those footsteps you hear behind you?

38. Russ from Winterset - January 13, 2011


No shit, Sherlock.

39. Eddie The Bear - January 13, 2011


I have a response to your fellow travellers who wish to silence me.

40. Eddie The Bear - January 13, 2011

Sh*t like that gives liberals a bad (worse?) name.

No, liberalism’s inherent assholia gives it a bad name

41. Mark in NJ - January 13, 2011

Eddie – I’m happy to pass your response on to my fellow travellers, for a nominal fee — how about a dollar for every instance of the work “f*ck”?

42. Eddie The Bear - January 13, 2011


43. Eddie The Bear - January 13, 2011

Mark: howz about the $.50 in my pocket?

44. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere - January 13, 2011

Or you coulda posted it at Nice Deb…

…jus’ sayin’.

45. Leah - January 19, 2011

You’re a big RED FLAG:
You’re a big RED FLAG,
You’re a HATE flying flag
And forever in WAR may you wave.
You’re the emblem of
The land of SCUM.
The home of the FAT and the SLAVES.
Ev’ry soul beaten blue
for the RED, White and BOO,
Where there’s always a boast and brag.
Should mold acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the big RED FLAG.

46. daveintexas - January 19, 2011

Bob Dylan?

47. geoff - January 19, 2011

I suppose that hoping that was ironic is naively optimistic.

48. daveintexas - January 19, 2011

Wait, wait, it’s Zappa right?

49. skinbad - January 19, 2011

The freedom to be a posing “rebel” and talk trash about your country is a great thing. Would that all people had that freedom.

50. wiserbud - January 19, 2011

You’re a big RED FLAG:

Michelle Obama is commenting here now? cool.

51. daveintexas - January 19, 2011

I like the random capitalization too, gives it a little punch. I can almost imagine those words spoken aloud by the author as he typed, and those little flashes of pain streaking through his brain, just behind the eye sockets where congnition struggles to survive.

52. Retired Geezer - January 19, 2011

…those little flashes of pain streaking through his brain, just behind the eye sockets where congnition struggles to survive.

I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

53. wiserbud - January 19, 2011

I can almost imagine those words spoken aloud by the author as he typed,

…the spit spraying all over the computer screen, little flecks of which are stuck to corners of it’s chubby, Twinkie-filled mouth….

….the Boba Fett action figure threatening to fall off the top of the monitor due to the pounding on the keyboard in an effort to emphasize his self-righteous anger…

…as he hurriedly strives to finish his cute little poem and head upstairs before he has to listen to his mother yell to him, yet again, that dinner is on the table…..

54. daveintexas - January 19, 2011

>> the land of SCUM!

*winces, stabbing sensation…

55. wiserbud - January 19, 2011

for the RED, White and BOO,

See, this is where he loses me.


Couldn’t he think of anything better that rhymes with Blue? I mean, there are so many other things that would have worked better than “Boo”


Seriously, this just shows a lack of any real commitment.

56. geoff - January 19, 2011

You’re a big RED FLAG:

You’re a towel!

57. Jewel - January 19, 2011

José can Jew Sí by the cerveza light?

58. Mark in NJ - January 19, 2011

One thing I’ll say for RED FLAG – it does raise my appreciation for the Sarah Palin Battle Hymn.

59. daveintexas - January 19, 2011

Meh. I have some appreciation for the nutritional value of a brussels sprout, but I still ain’t eatin one.

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