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Michael Ramirez seems to always go to the heart of a timely event. He's done it again!

16 comments:

CharlieE said...

"This is a lone, deranged, drug-using murderer." Yep, just an isolated incident.

Just like these:

-- July 2008: A gunman named Jim David Adkisson, agitated at how "liberals" are "destroying America," walks into a Unitarian Church and opens fire, killing two churchgoers and wounding four others.

-- October 2008: Two neo-Nazis are arrested in Tennessee in a plot to murder dozens of African-Americans, culminating in the assassination of President Obama.

-- December 2008: A pair of "Patriot" movement radicals -- the father-son team of Bruce and Joshua Turnidge, who wanted "to attack the political infrastructure" -- threaten a bank in Woodburn, Oregon, with a bomb in the hopes of extorting money that would end their financial difficulties, for which they blamed the government. Instead, the bomb goes off and kills two police officers. The men eventually are convicted and sentenced to death for the crime.

-- December 2008: In Belfast, Maine, police discover the makings of a nuclear "dirty bomb" in the basement of a white supremacist shot dead by his wife. The man, who was independently wealthy, reportedly was agitated about the election of President Obama and was crafting a plan to set off the bomb.

-- January 2009: A white supremacist named Keith Luke embarks on a killing rampage in Brockton, Mass., raping and wounding a black woman and killing her sister, then killing a homeless man before being captured by police as he is en route to a Jewish community center.

-- February 2009: A Marine named Kody Brittingham is arrested and charged with plotting to assassinate President Obama. Brittingham also collected white-supremacist material.

-- April 2009: A white supremacist named Richard Poplawski opens fire on three Pittsburgh police officers who come to his house on a domestic-violence call and kills all three, because he believed President Obama intended to take away the guns of white citizens like himself. Poplawski is currently awaiting trial.

-- April 2009: Another gunman in Okaloosa County, Florida, similarly fearful of Obama's purported gun-grabbing plans, kills two deputies when they come to arrest him in a domestic-violence matter, then is killed himself in a shootout with police.

-- May 2009: A "sovereign citizen" named Scott Roeder walks into a church in Wichita, Kansas, and assassinates abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.

-- June 2009: A Holocaust denier and right-wing tax protester named James Von Brunn opens fire at the Holocaust Museum, killing a security guard.

-- February 2010: An angry tax protester named Joseph Ray Stack flies an airplane into the building housing IRS offices in Austin, Texas. (Media are reluctant to label this one "domestic terrorism" too.)

-- March 2010: Seven militiamen from the Hutaree Militia in Michigan and Ohio are arrested and charged with plotting to assassinate local police officers with the intent of sparking a new civil war.

-- March 2010: An anti-government extremist named John Patrick Bedell walks into the Pentagon and opens fire, wounding two officers before he is himself shot dead.

-- May 2010: A "sovereign citizen" from Georgia is arrested in Tennessee and charged with plotting the violent takeover of a local county courthouse.

-- May 2010: A still-unidentified white man walks into a Jacksonville, Fla., mosque and sets it afire, simultaneously setting off a pipe bomb.

-- May 2010: Two "sovereign citizens" named Jerry and Joe Kane gun down two police officers who pull them over for a traffic violation, and then wound two more officers in a shootout in which both of them are eventually killed.

Anonymous said...

"This is a lone, deranged, drug-using murderer."

Who, because of the actions of Republicans and the NRA, was allowed to purchase a gun and ammunition despite his clear mental problems. And who was able to fire 30 bullets before reloading, instead of 10, because for some reason it was a travesty against justice to continue to enforce a law banning high capacity clips. Because of Republican (in)action, this guy got of 3X as many bullets as what was previously legal. So everyone hit after bullet # 10, you know who you can blame.

gruuad said...

If you use Eliminationist rhetoric, then you're accountable.

Period, assholes.

Marc with a C said...

It IS a pretty good physical resemblance of Glen Beck.

Anonymous said...

And your tea-bagger beleif system is all your own! Really! You are in NO WAY the dupes of people way smarter, and way, way, waaay richer than you. It was all your own idea to beleive nonsense and vote against your own interests. Really. You're that smart.

Keep beleivin' baggers, keep beleivin'.

Hibryd said...

Number 1: I agree with the comic.

Number 2: This comic would not exist if the perpetrator had been Hispanic or Arabic. Then the artist would have been lambasting him as a dangerous capital-T Terrorist. White people are crazy, but minorities have MOTIVES.

Anonymous said...

You baboons make my ass hurt. Do I really need to post examples of liberals doing horrid things to convince you it was not political?

You baboons who thought Palin caused the deaths threatened to kill her: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20028458-503544.html

All kinds of death threats were made against Bush (and Obama and Clinton and GHBush and and...but I think conservative whacks spell better): http://www.binscorner.com/pages/d/death-threats-against-bush-at-protests-i.html

Truly, this was a deranged murderer. He didn't vote, he didn't watch the news, he didn't listen to political radio shows. He's just sick. And those of you who try to turn it into a VWRC are just as sick. Even Hillary gave that up.

But, gosh, you all are fun to play with.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Right-Wing Anon--

Be a dear and compile a corresponding list of politically-motivated left-wing violence over a similar time period, would you? Thanks!

Valeyard said...

I've gotta give Ramirez credit here: He actually bothered drawing a caricature. His "pinhead" Obama has been getting downright unrecognizable lately.

Truly, this was a deranged murderer. He didn't vote, he didn't watch the news, he didn't listen to political radio shows.
He did read Ayn Rand and Mein Kampf (by Hitler, that famous leftist, as Fox tells us).

But if he's just "sick," why are we so determined not to provide mental care to people like him?

Anonymous said...

Do I really need to post examples of liberals doing horrid things to convince you it was not political?

Talk about shitty logic. So if there were people on the left which did bad things, that would somehow prove that this guy wasn't politically motivated? How the fuck does that follow? If you find one violent lefty, does that cancel out Tim McVeigh's right wing political bent?

He didn't vote, he didn't watch the news, he didn't listen to political radio shows

Except, you know, he did.

He's just sick. And those of you who try to turn it into a VWRC are just as sick. Even Hillary gave that up.

I see. So pointing out that there is an ocean of eliminationist rhetoric coming from the right and pointing out that there are tons of incidents and near incidents as a result of this rhetoric is sick? Right. As for the VRWC, it very much exists, and its not much of a secret. Its fueled by the Koch brothers and their ilk and directed by the propaganda machine over at Fox news. Its pretty simple to see.

The other fact is this: if this guy was a leftist in any way, or if he wasn't white, or if he was a muslim, conservatives would be creaming bloody murder about the evil power of the left and they would be trying to pin this on liberals and liberalism 24/7.

ferschitz said...

Thanks for excellent comments, which provide FACTS including names, dates, etc. I'm Baboon Number 3 here on the *left* speaking, and frankly, I don't mind being compared to baboons, who are pretty smart... probably smarter than the conservative who posted his/her little rant at as dirty effen LIEbruls who the brass iron *nerve* to list facts and talk about reality.

Hey: if Mr. Loughner was such a "lone" mentally ill person, then WHY do the Koch brothers have to pay all this money to have a political cartoonist do his damndest to distance rightwingers who regularly spout incendiary rhetoric, esp against Democratic politicians, and espouse violence against other citizens and politicians, esp those perceived to be on the left, and regularly have calls to arms to have a "civil war"????

If Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Fox "News," etc, are *in no way* responsible for Mr. Loughner's behavior and ability to buy a 30 round magazine, then WHY is Mr. Ramirez even creating this propoganda????? Riddle me that one.

Methinks the right doth protest far too much... feeling a little defensive, are you??

Valeyard said...

The other fact is this: if this guy was a leftist in any way, [...] conservatives would be creaming bloody murder about the evil power of the left and they would be trying to pin this on liberals and liberalism 24/7.

Anon: I hate to break it to you, but they already are.

Hooray4US said...

I'm glad to hear that we baboons on the left are "hurting" some rightwinger's ass! Yay. A win!!

Love this propoganda *picture.* Guess they have to make it really simple for the wingers out there to figure out the propoganda du jour, complete with picture and pointing arrows. Figures.

katz said...

Truly, trolls are the spice of life. We're still waiting for that list, honey.

gruaud said...

"He didn't vote, he didn't watch the news, he didn't listen to political radio shows"

Right there, any credibility you might have had went tits up. Because, unless you're his fucking roommate, you don't know. This is also known as lying.

So thanks for playing. Sorry about your sore ass, since that's obviously where you do your heavy thinking.

ferschitz said...

Eh - gruaud: get a clue! Lying is de rigueur, fait accompli & a priori in the rightwing propoganda machine. These folks don't truck in trifling piffles like facts or truth. Facts and truth and reality are for the pussy LIEbruls....

 
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