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May 14, 2004

And on Nick Berg: Portland (Where else?) DJ's Laugh at and Mock His Screams of Agony as His Head is Sawed Off

The Patriotic Left again makes us all so very very proud.

They really love America and their fellow Americans. They'll tell you so and everything. They just show how they love their fellow Americans more than you do by laughing at the horrifying, gruesome slow-motion decapitation of an American citizen.

It's very similar to how they "support the troops" by calling for the murder of military officers. If you don't get this, you're just another rabid rightwing troglodyte who has no "nuance."

Meanwhile, of course, patriotic liberal Randi Rhodes calls for the murder of our President on Air America.

Hypoethetically:

If Randi Rhodes thinks it's funny to call for the killing of the President, how chuckle-worthy does she think it would be if some on the right wing began calling for her murder? Or for a political figure she supports?

In a joking, tongue-in-cheek, "witty" manner, we mean.

We don't think she'd find that terribly "funny" at all. Death threats are not funny. Anything that can provoke some sicko on either side of the political spectrum to kill another fucking human being is not funny at all.

But the left just keeps dancing on the fucking line, don't they? It's oh-so-cute. After all, it's harmless-- no left-winger ever shot or tried to shoot a fucking President, did they?

Oh, except for Lee Harvey Oswald.

And Sirhan Sirhan.

And Squeaky Fromme. Don't tell us she was apolitical. She was a race-war radical with a grudge against "pigs." Doesn't sound like a Republican to us.

But it's so damn cute when left-wingers attempt to incite assassinations!

Double-Standard Alert: We feel pretty vile even saying what we said above. We don't know, however, any other make the point to these rotten twats that it's wrong to call for the deaths of people you don't like.

And please-- don't give us that crap about it being a "joke." We say a lot of fucking things here in the form of jokes and we mean almost all of them.

Joke or not, the game a lot of these people are playing is to encourage the less-stable members of their political clique to actually take what the left-wing used to term "direct action." Political violence doesn't just happen. Someone has to get it into their head that it's the right thing to do, that they will be heroes for taking that shot, that they will be celebrated by the people they listen to or read.

Rotten twats like Randi Rhodes.

We're tired of seeing left-wingers append their web-messages with "Sic Semper Tyrannis" and other cutesy allusions to assassinations.

None of this behavior would be countenanced were rightwingers to engage in it.

The very fact we've asked the obvious question in return to Randi Rhodes -- "Well, how would you like it if the same was done to you?" -- will probably draw more furious condemnation than Randi Rhodes' original statement.

And think about it! A mere 1200 people a day read us. Compare that to Air America, which is listened to daily by... well, dozens of people, we guess.

Okay, that was a bad comparison. Ignore that.

Let's be clear: we don't advocate political violence. And we don't fucking joke about it. Ever. It's playing with fire, and we don't even want to step near that kind of fire.

But apparently, once again, there's a special rule for those on the left.

We shouldn't even have to ask Randi Rhodes, "Well, what about if someone with a microphone starts 'playfully' calling for your death?" The very obviousness of that question should have kept her from calling for the President's death in the first place. But apparently it did not; apparently it just didn't occur to her that there was much wrong with joking about Presidential assassinations.

But of course we'll end up the right-wing bad guy for stating the obvious.


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