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A Realist In The Middle Of Madness

The Sheriff of Pima County, Arizona is Clarence W. Dupnik. Sheriff Dupnik sees what is really there and doesn’t like it. A half dozen people were murdered in his jurisdiction, including the chief judge of the Federal District Court in Arizona and a Congressional staffer, and a dozen people were wounded, including the local Congresswoman.

At a press conference the Sheriff laid it out: there are unbalanced people everywhere and the current political rhetoric in the media is pushing some of them over the edge to violence.

You can’t have a continuing stream of hate speech of the type noted by DCap Ny and others without feeding the paranoia of people who are losing their grip on the real world. When candidates for public office and media figures keeping talking about the government as “the problem” and bullets to “correct things” that ballots can’t, you are going to have violence.

The Tea Party, the Republican Party, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck. Rush Limbaugh, etc. ad nauseam have been using the language of violence to “energize the base” for years, and no one, especially not Sheriff Dupnik, is surprised by the result.

I would note that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is a conservative Blue Dog Democrat recruited to run for Congress by Rahm Emanuel.


1 Kryten42 { 01.09.11 at 2:46 am }

The Tea Party, the Republican Party, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck. Rush Limbaugh, etc. ad nauseam have been using the language of violence to “energize the base” for years, and no one, especially not Sheriff Dupnik, is surprised by the result.

Couldn’t agree more!! (And I, and others, have been saying this for YEARS!) Hell, I’m only surprised it’s taken so long to happen. And I am certain that Rambo Palin was the catalyst! She’s the poster *girl* all these nutjobs (and you have many of them in the USA) get off on every night! And I’d bet a house Palin get’s off on the idea of that!!

The ONLY way this will change is when the sane people there hold these cowardly retards fully accountable! A few ropes and trees wouldn’t go astray IMHO, since there is no way you can count on the *law* to do anything meaningful! They will go after the trigger’s, not the *brains* behind the trigger! Same old…

Maybe now that an innocent child was murdered by an American terrorist on American soil (yeah, yeah.. *allegedly*), maybe… just, maybe people will wake up. I won’t hold my breath.

The only difference between these (admittedly self-confessed) Christian terrorists and Muslim terrorists, is that at least most of the Muslim terrorists do their own dirty work! They aren’t cowardly like these!

When I read things like this by Cole, I can’t help but think the score currently is: Christians 0, Muslims 1 in the peace, honor, and humanity stakes!

Egyptian Muslims Throng in Thousands to Protect Christians

And, just by-the-way… It’s not the first time Muslims have protected Christians in recent years, or even over the centuries!

I can’t imagine many, if any, Christians since Jesus doing that to protect Muslims! And Christians wonder why Christians are turning from Christianity to Islam! Gee… that’s such a tough one! Not.

And I’m not tho one who made this about Religion. The crazies that incited this terrorism are always spouting off about their vaunted *Christian Values*. Maybe any *real* Christians who don’t like being painted with the same brush, should do something about it. And I don’t mean with a gun. Denouncing these as false would be a great start! Christians need to go read their Bible again. Especially the Gospel of Mathew (The Sermon on the Mount, esp. The Beatitudes), and this time, try to comprehend it!

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Seems to me there are more and more of them every year. And they are masters at pulling the wool over the eyes of their flocks, and then fleecing them, without nary a *baaaa* from any of them!

And yeah, I know I am not supposed to be judgmental, supposed to forgive, etc, etc… but for many, they are only used as convenient excuses. I’m neither a hypocrite or a coward. I am what I am. *shrug*

2 Bryan { 01.09.11 at 7:59 pm }

I think the old Amish practice of shunning would cause people like Palin, Beck, et al. more pain than any physical punishment, but as long as people like the Koch brothers are willing to fund this lunacy, it will continue.

Sunshine is the ultimate disinfectant. People need to know who is causing the problems. People need to be told who created the Tea Party. There is no spontaneous grassroots movement, only a PR campaign funded by obscenely wealthy whackoes.

3 Kryten42 { 01.09.11 at 10:15 pm }

The problem is Bryan, as you well know, that the GOP and the MSM are in fact in a conspiracy. And most sane people know it. 🙂 Sadly, there are many people who are either dumb as lice, or don’t give a damn. Two faced lying stupid hypocrits like Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) are the reason the USA is now in serious trouble, and this is only the beginning. The two-faced Alexander is now blaming the media for giving Palin a voice, when not too long ago he (and many others) were crying and ranting that the media wasn’t paying her and others enough attention! People like him would be first on my list for the nearest tree! 😛 yeah, yeah… democratic law-abiding society! Things like that don’t happen… yadda. Except of course that your laws are there to protect people like Palin and Alexander, NOT for the major majority of poor bastards that have no voice, nor any power, nor any money. Some Democracy. I must be missing something…

Alexander Refuses To Condemn Palin’s Cross-Hairs Map, Urges Media Not To Talk About It

Ya know, there was definitely something to be said for the *good ol’ days* and old fashioned *justice* (a very foreign concept today apparently). And yeah, it wasn’t all good back then, but I’m waiting for someone to explain clearly and with proof that today is in fact much, if any, way better. (And yeah, I won’t hold my breath for that either!) 😛 I’m pretty sure that if I compiled two lists of what was wrong 150 years ago, and what is wrong now… the *now* list would be a hell of a lot longer! And just BTW… I mean comparing *actual facts* not what’s written or said! 😈

What’s causing the problem is the same as it always has been… people are causing the problem. And I don’t just mean the wealthy elites who are doing the screwing either. Everyone is part of the problem.

4 Kryten42 { 01.09.11 at 10:35 pm }

Here ya go! How timely… This is an example of why I say that today, everyone is part of the problem. 🙂

Save the males! They’re shooting blanks

Here’s a question: Who’s more at fault? Those who actively cause these kinds of problem, or the majority who allow them to do it (whether through ignorance, apathy, or whatever)? 😉


5 Bryan { 01.10.11 at 12:10 am }

As long as corporations are in control of the government people can expect to be used and abused. The half dozen corporation that control most of what people see on television, in conjunction with the half dozen corporation that control the bulk of the news business are only in it for the money. They have no concept of a greater good beyond higher profits. When money is your only motivator, you have no interest in anything that might increase your costs, like environmental or safety issues.

They will “kill the goose that lays the golden eggs” because they have no concept of a wider world or any interconnection.

I hope the cockroaches discover a higher calling than humans have.

6 Kryten42 { 01.10.11 at 3:23 am }

I hope the cockroaches discover a higher calling than humans have.

Coincidentally, I have been thinking along similar lines. 😉 Great minds… etc! 😆

Curiously, I saw an extremely interesting UK program on our SBS yesterday, called ‘Catastrophe: Snowball Earth’ which explains how life was actually able to evolve on Earth at all, since the early Earth didn’t have a high enough oxygen concentration (it was about 1% then) to sustain multi-celled life! It too a MAJOR catastrophic event that lasted about 34 million years to do it. (and so much for the Creationist myths and lies). 😛 😉

If you get a chance to watch it, it’s definitely worth it! It’s narrated by Tony Robinson (I know him best from the Black Adder comedy series, though he was also Vernon Crumley in the movie Hogfather.) 😉 😀

The video’s are available online at CosmoLearning in five parts (Part 2 is Snowball Earth). 🙂

Catastrophe (2008) – Part 1: Birth of the Planet

This is the primary scientific site that explains how knowledge of the event came about and gives (excruciating, yet fascinating) detail. 😉

Snowball Earth

Of course, the ignorant nutters won’t believe a word of it. And who cares? 😈

Enjoy, all you sane people with working brains! LMAO 😉

7 Badtux { 01.10.11 at 12:41 pm }

Sad to say, as I’m fond of pointing out, every single one of the SOB’s in Congress (and the President himself) is there because the majority of voters voted for him or her. We don’t have a dictatorship imposed by the corporations, we elected the corporations to rule us, and the majority of Americans apparently prefer to vote for the most corrupt candidate (the one who receives the most campaign funds and the most publicity in the corporate-owned press) rather than the best candidate. As long as that’s true, we’re ****’ed. But what’s the alternative? If the majority wants to bend over and say, “give me more, sir!” to the corporate thugs who run our country, it’s called democracy, which is the notion that the people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard. Too bad about those of us who *aren’t* interested in taking it up the rear…

– Badtux the “The majority are idiots” Penguin

8 Bryan { 01.10.11 at 10:27 pm }

The problem we have, Kryten, is that the people who really need to see programs like that would rather watch Bill O’Reilly. Too bad there is no way of getting those programs on the American media, but the days of mainstream science programs are over.

All too true, Badtux, and Florida is a prime example of people electing more Republicans and expecting them to clean up the mess they created by doing the same things that caused the problems in the first place.

Fox News is not an authoritative source for anything, especially reality.