Paul Krugman inspires Arizonan

January 16, 2011
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Shooting victim James Eric Fuller arrested for death threat against Tea Party leader.

Of course, the mainstream media’s hatemongering campaign against conservatives had absolutely nothing to do with it.

But Fuller was a nutcase long before the Arizona shooting. Here’s James Eric Fuller’s profile on an online hypnosis community page where he exhibits mild symptoms of Bush Derangement Syndrome. “Non-physical disability” indeed!

He calls himself “thornking.” This HuffPo user Thornking sounds like the same guy. The HuffPo profile appears to have been scrubbed, but Google and Bing search still show this:

Navy veteran once stationed at Miramar NAS, (McCain’s old hangars) numerous jobs in the corporate world and in govt…..

Thornking rants against Tea Partiers:

Let’s kick these freak-out artists in the pants and send the Replunderc­an sociopaths back to their gated communitie­s with a black eye.

Violent rhetoric alert!

246 Responses to Paul Krugman inspires Arizonan

  1. Let's go to the Polling Data 2 on January 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    “In summary, 46% of Americans have PDS. It doesn’t look good for Palin 2012.”

    Bush 2004

  2. Let's Not Mention That on January 18, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Nothing Democrats (or Republicans like Barbara Bush, Peggy Noonan, David Frum, Charles Krauthammer, Karl Rove, etc.) have done- or will do could deter Palin from getting the nomination if she decides to run. Think of what a good message it will send to the RINOs when she becomes the nominee.

    The nomination is hers if she wants it.

    She’s like a runaway freight train. There’s no stopping her.

  3. Let's go to the Polling Data 2 on January 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    “There’s no stopping her.”

    Especially with 12% unemployment and $5/gallon gas prices.

  4. Mad Dog on January 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Yeah, right, Let’s Go to the Polling Data. The ABC poll is worthless and you know it. Of course, since you’re worthless, it’s understandable that you seized on something that’s worthless. Incidentally, I would personally not favor Governor Palin for the nomination in ’12–but her critics all deserve to be taken out and–well, a scene from the Showtime series The Tudors involving a red hot poker and a rectum comes to mind.

  5. Mad Dog on January 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Via Instapundit and Real Clear Politics.

    Palin Holds High Ground Over Harsh and Unfair Critics

    By Ed Koch

    As I see it, in the current battle for public opinion Sarah Palin has defeated her harsh and unfair critics.

    After the January 8 shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six others in Tucson, Arizona, some television talking heads and members of the blogosphere denounced her and held her in part responsible for creating a climate of hatred that resulted in the mass attacks.

    An example is Joe Scarborough and his crew on the “Morning Joe” show, which I watch and generally enjoy every morning at 6:30 a.m. when I rise to start the day. Because Palin designated Congresswoman Giffords and others for defeat in the November elections by the use of crosshairs on website maps of the Congressional districts, they blamed Palin for creating an atmosphere that caused Jared Loughner (whom everyone now recognizes as being mentally disturbed) to embark on the shooting and killing spree.

    Then reason set in, led by President Obama in his now famous and widely-lauded speech in Tucson bringing the country together. Most commentators did an about-face, recognizing that the lack of civility in both speech and actions by politicians, particularly in Washington, were not the cause of the shootings. A friend of the shooter said he had no interest in politics or talk radio. Insanity was the cause of his vicious acts, not political rhetoric.

    While the charge of responsibility against Palin was dropped, the Scarborough crew continued to assail her for defending herself on her website where she stated that she had been the subject of a blood libel. Her critics were incensed that she should use the term “blood libel.” That was the description given by Jews to the charge of Christian clergy who falsely accused Jews of killing Christian children in order to make matzos (unleavened bread) during the Passover holiday. That libelous accusation was intended by those using it to cause pogroms that killed and injured thousands of Jews. It started in the early centuries A.D. and continues to date, according to Wikipedia. That same charge – blood libel – is now repeated by the media in Arab countries to stir up the anger of the Arab street against the Jews in Israel. The libel continues to do damage.
    Today the phrase “blood libel” can be used to describe any monstrous defamation against any person, Jew or non-Jew. It was used by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon when he was falsely accused of permitting the Lebanese Christian militia to kill hundreds of defenseless and innocent Muslim men, women and children in Lebanese refugee camps. The killings were monstrous and indefensible revenge for earlier killings by Muslims of innocent Christian civilians.

    Time Magazine published a story implying that Sharon was directly responsible for the massacres. He sued the magazine. At trial it was determined that the magazine story included false allegations, but since Sharon was a public figure, he received no monetary damages.

    How dare Sarah Palin, cried the commentators, use that phrase to describe the criticism of her by those who blamed her for creating the atmosphere that set Loughner off in his murderous madness. Some took the position that it proved their ongoing charges that she is not an intelligent person and probably did not know what the phrase meant historically. In my opinion, she was right to denounce her critics and use blood libel to describe the unfair criticism that she had been subject to.

    Here are excerpts from her statement:

    “Like millions of Americans I learned of the tragic events in Arizona on Saturday, and my heart broke for the innocent victims. No words can fill the hole left by the death of an innocent, but we do mourn for the victims’ families as we express our sympathy.”
    “Like many, I’ve spent the past few days reflecting on what happened and praying for guidance. After this shocking tragedy, I listened at first puzzled, then with concern, and now with sadness, to the irresponsible statements from people attempting to apportion blame for this terrible event.”

    “Vigorous and spirited public debates during elections are among our most cherished traditions. And after the election, we shake hands and get back to work, and often both sides find common ground back in D.C. and elsewhere. If you don’t like a person’s vision for the country, you’re free to debate that vision. If you don’t like their ideas, you’re free to propose better ideas. But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.”

    “As I said while campaigning for others last March in Arizona during a very heated primary race, ‘We know violence isn’t the answer. When we take up our arms, we’re talking about our vote.’ Yes, our debates are full of passion, but we settle our political differences respectfully at the ballot box – as we did just two months ago, and as our Republic enables us to do again in the next election, and the next. That’s who we are as Americans and how we were meant to be. Public discourse and debate isn’t a sign of crisis, but of our enduring strength. It is part of why America is exceptional.”

    Why do I defend Palin in this case? I don’t agree with her political philosophy: She is an arch conservative. I am a liberal with sanity. I know that I am setting myself up for attack when I ask, why did Emile Zola defend Dreyfus? Palin is no Dreyfus and I am certainly no Zola. But all of us have an obligation, particularly those in politics and public office, to denounce, when we can, the perpetrators of horrendous libels and stand up for those falsely charged. We should denounce unfair, false and wicked charges not only when they are made against ourselves, our friends or our political party but against those with whom we disagree. If we are to truly change the poisonous political atmosphere that we all complain of, including those who create it, we should speak up for fairness when we can.
    In the 2008 presidential race when Sarah Palin’s name was first offered to the public by John McCain as his running mate, I said at the time that she “scared the hell out of me.”

    My reference was to the content of her remarks, not to her power to persuade voters.

    It was McCain who lost the presidential election, not Palin. Since that time she has established that she has enormous power to persuade people. A self-made woman who rose from PTA mother to Governor of Alaska, she is one of the few speakers in public life who can fill a stadium. Her books are enormous successes. Her television program about Alaska has been a critical and economic success. When Sarah Palin addresses audiences, they rise to their feet in support and applause. She is without question a major leader of the far right faction in the Republican Party and its ally the Tea Party.
    I repeat my earlier comment that she “scares the hell out of me.” Nevertheless, she is entitled to fair and respectful treatment. The fools in politics today in both parties are those who think she is dumb. I’ve never met her, but I’ve always thought that she is highly intelligent but not knowledgeable in many areas and politically uninformed. I don’t believe she will run for president in 2012 or that she would be elected if she did. But I do believe she is equal in ability to many of those in the Republican Party seeking that office.

    Many women understand what she has done for their cause. She will not be silenced nor will she leave the heavy lifts to the men in her Party. She will not be falsely charged, remain silent, and look for others – men – to defend her. She is plucky and unafraid.

    While I disagree with her and I am prepared to oppose her politically, in the spirit of longed-for civility I say, Ms. Palin you are in a certain sense an example of the American dream: You have the courage to stand up and present your vision of America to its people. Your strength and lack of fear make America stronger and are examples to be emulated by girls and boys, men and women who are themselves afraid to speak up. You provide the example that they need for self-assurance.

  6. phineas gage on January 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Evidently, some topics are more ‘civil’ than others

    No word yet from Aaron Sorkin, the creator of a liberal political fantasy that aired with tremendous network fanfare, on the pre-cancellation of a political show based on realities that makes liberals unhappy.

    Some mythologies are more precious than others.

  7. Pep Reality on January 18, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Well, that was the whole point of the pep rally, wasn’t it? To inflict damage on a perceived political opponent.

    Well, that is the whole point of attempting to frame the debate by calling it a pep rally, wasn’t it? To inflict damage on a political opponent.

  8. phineas gage on January 18, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Another dead carcass in the middle of the road.

    Where is the civility?

  9. anonymous un-RINO on January 18, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Great news. Lieberman is a sh!thead, not least because his buddy is McLiar.

  10. edward on January 18, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    IF the MSM had reported it like the Wellstone Funeral, the Tucson Pep Rally would be one of the disgraceful moments of the Democratic Party. Free Tee shirts with slogans???

  11. anonymous un-RINO on January 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Don’t worry, that pep rally is going to come back to bite the kooks.

    Give it time. Let it sink in. It’s sorta like the town hall meetings 18-20 months ago, when the kooks shrieked that the tea party types were all racists and nazis. Bright move, eh? Insulting the voters? It took some time, but after it sunk in, we see the results.

    And notice that the kooks are immediately jumping into full gun grabbing and free speech censorship mode. Yeah, that’ll play wonderfully, kooks. That’s a winner… so send out candidates with that message. And here’s a good suggestion for you… put Pelosi out front. She’s quite effective on all this, you know. The more she speaks out… the better. And ignore all those video cameras at her events… recording from multiple angles, etc. Her opposition can’t possibly put her into every single campaign across the land AGAIN, can they?! So, relax.

    This is all grist for the mill. Right now, a bunch of these lefty kooks are rushing forward running their mouths… but in about 20 months time they’re going to be pushed over the cliff as a result. That wouldn’t happen if they’d held back and kept their mouth shut, but they can’t resist, I guess. So be it. Let’s give them a drink.

  12. Jay on January 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    A recent ABC News/Washington Post showed that 78% of Americans approved of President Obama’s handling of the shootings in Arizona.

    That is actually funny.

    Considering that he actually didn’t do anything and made a bunch of generic pronouncements, I’d say that poll is meaningless.

  13. Ronny Raygun on January 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    ^Translation: Jay has ODS.

  14. ATTILA on January 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Ronny Raygun

    January 18th, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    ^Translation: Jay has ODS.

    Translation~~ronny raygun has FOS . (fellating obama syndrome)

  15. ATTILA on January 18, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Lieberleft bites the dust

  16. rightwingyahoo on January 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    “They look thirsty…..”

    “Well let’s give them something to DRINK…….TO THE CLIFFS!!!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znZpNZuh8_c&feature=related

  17. rightwingyahoo on January 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    It’s no loss at all should Lieber-commie be replaced by Ned Lamont. On all the spending, immigration, and cap and trade issues which will decide if we make it or not, Lieberschnoz was a full on lefty.

    He voted for amnesty, Obamacare, and sponsored cap and trade.

    No long goodbyes, please.

  18. phineas gage on January 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Here’s another winner

    Don’t you wish he was still Senate Majority leader?

    We sure can pick’em.

  19. rightwingyahoo on January 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Frist should be deported.

  20. ATTILA on January 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Under obammercare doctor owned hospitals are illegal. Frist may be a part owner in an HBO or hospital. He may or may not be grandfathered. Another cover your ass rino.

  21. Mad Dog on January 18, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Actually, I believe Ronny Raygun has a chronic case of headuphisassitis.

  22. ATTILA on January 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    rectal thumbosis

  23. TomT on January 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    222

  24. edward on January 19, 2011 at 4:06 am

    222?

  25. ATTILA on January 19, 2011 at 6:19 am

    224TH POST

  26. Ronnie Raygun on January 19, 2011 at 6:22 am

    ^Translation: Jay’s butt boys have ODS too.

  27. Mad Dog on January 19, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Ronny, please seek treatment from your headuphisassitis–it’s really very disturbing. Incidentally, where does The Obama Messiah fellate the Chinese President? Did they decide to have him do it in the Oval Office or during the state dinner?

  28. Mad Dog on January 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

    That should be “for”, rather than “from”. Sorry.

  29. Mad Dog's mom on January 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

    My son is so funny. He used to make fellatio jokes even at the dinner table. When he was in grade school! About 3 years ago, but it seems like yesterday.

  30. Mike Lassikvette on January 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Not all crackpots are leftists

    But all leftists ARE crackpots

    )))McP.DildoBrain((( is an example of this

  31. ATTILA on January 19, 2011 at 11:34 am
  32. Mad Dog's mom on January 19, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Oh, ATTILA, after all those hours that you and Mad Dog spent together in our basement, researching the internet you said, I would think that you would have more respect.

  33. Mad Dog on January 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Actually, Mad Dog’s fake mon was famous as the best BJ girl at Philbrick’s Cathouse in Reno. She left in a huff when she discovered the other girtls were getting paid.-

  34. Mad Dog's fake mom on January 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Yes, I remember Mad Dog, he would come into the establishment and ask me to pretend that I was his mom. Odd little guy, that Mad Dog.

  35. Mad Dog on January 19, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Good one, Mad Dog’s fake mom. Doesn’t alter the fact that you have a dildo for a brain.

  36. Mad Dog's fake mom on January 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Is that why you wanted me to pretend that I was your mom? Pervert!

  37. edward on January 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    And to think I thought this thread was about Paul Krugman and the effect on Arizona….. silly me

  38. Troll Report on January 19, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    ^Thanks to Mad Dog, the trolls win again.

  39. Mad Dog on January 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    That’s a small dildo, of course, designed for midgets–and with a dead battery to boot.

    P.S.: The trolls never win because Mad Dog always has the last word.

  40. Michael B on January 19, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    ” ^Thanks to Mad Dog, the trolls win again.”

    How sad and pathetic that your liberal philosophies have been so utterly defeated and rejected by the majority of American, that you can now only find your cheap thrills in claiming that you “won” some non-existent prize, on some obscure blog, just by continuing to be the immature fool everyone knows that you already are.

    Seriously, wow!
    some of you trolls have turned into the most pitiable wretches on the planet.

    Good luck with that.

  41. Mad Dog on January 19, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks, Michael B. However, Mad Dog always has the last word and his last word here is that trolls suck.

  42. […] when one of the Tucson shooting victims was arrested for threatening a Tea Party leader, W.C. Varone knew who to blame: “Paul Krugman inspires Arizonan.” “It would seem that Paul […]

  43. edward on January 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    So this is the thread that will not die

  44. Mad Dog on January 21, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Yep. And Mad Dog always has the last word.

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