"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast"
-Oscar Wilde
Brilliant at Breakfast title banner "The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself."
-- Proverbs 11:25
"...you have a choice: be a fighting liberal or sit quietly. I know what I am, what are you?" -- Steve Gilliard, 1964 - 2007

"For straight up monster-stomping goodness, nothing makes smoke shoot out my ears like Brilliant@Breakfast" -- Tata

"...the best bleacher bum since Pete Axthelm" -- Randy K.

"I came here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum." -- "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (1954-2015), They Live
Saturday, April 03, 2010

"All these Tim McVeigh wannabes here"
Posted by Jill | 6:24 AM
Watch as Sean Hannity's audience applauds him calling them "Tim McVeigh wannabes" -- as if that's a GOOD thing.

In case you've forgotten, or are too young to remember, this is what Tim McVeigh, the angry punk that the teabaggers who now control the Republican Party regard as a hero did:

But wingnuts don't want to see this photo, nor do they want to think about the outgrowth of their racist white supremacist insanity. Instead, they come up with this:

Catherine Crabill, a homeschooling mom and realtor who says "our Second Amendment rights were to guard against tyranny" and believes that the U.S. government was responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing,  is challenging incumbent Republican U.S. Congressman Rob Wittman.


When contacted by the Washington Post in 2009, Crabill also defended remarks she made 15 years ago about the Oklahoma City bombing being orchestrated by the U.S. Federal government. Crabill was a member of "a militia known as the New Mexico Citizens Action Association", and had told the Washington Times "this heinous act of violence was the work of our government," which will "use it as an excuse to aggressively attack the growing militia movement across the country."


"But Crabill also reiterated her view yesterday that the U.S. government was behind the Oklahoma City bombing, saying her views found support in a report by retired Brig. General Benton K. Pardin arguing that on the April 1995 bombing could not have happened without the assistance of internally placed demolition charges. She said the idea of her own government deliberately killing its citizens seemed farfetched even to her until the tragedy at Waco and the violent confrontation with Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge in the 1990s."It would have been unbelievable if we hadn't seen [former Attorney General] Janet Reno destroy all those innocent people in Waco," Crabill said."

Gun control has been taken completely off the Democratic Party's list of issues. Barack Obama has said ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about wanting to take people's guns. But every time there is a Democratic president, these people go absolutely bonkers, even though it was George W. Bush, after the 9/11 attacks, who presented the greatest threat to Americans' freedom to say what they want, do what they want, go where they want.

When the Oklahoma City bombings occurred, the militia movement was regarded as fringe. Now it has taken over the Democratic Party and a good chunk of the mainstream media. Fox News is essentially the network of the Aryan Nation and the militias. A man who was once regarded as a domestic terrorist is now held up as a hero by a television talking head.

We are in serious trouble.

Labels: , , ,

Bookmark and Share
Blogger Bartender Cabbie said...
I sometimes wonder about you. I don't think you have any idea what you are talking about here. The only people who hold McVeigh and his ilk with any esteem are nuts. They are no different than those who idolize the SLA, Panthers, etc. etc. I don't think most "teabaggers" think that McVeigh is any kind of "hero." To insist that they do is irresponsible and akin to accusing all "Progressives" as being closet Weathermen.

Blogger Distributorcap said...
my gut fear is that the right wing (politicians, militias, wingnuts, religious whackos etc) are considering 2008 an aberration - if obama wins again in 2012, that will be the "call of the wild" for these guys to begin their

well you know

Blogger Bob said...
I hear the applause touched off by the mention of tea party, the "McVeigh wannabees - like they say" coming on top & clouding the meaning. To my ears, it's a stupid loose-mouthed wrapup. Talk radio people are blabbers, habitually fill up time. Mike Francesa, the WFAN sports guy, talks like Jimmy Two Times in Goodfellas.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I left a comment on Crabill's blog----I expect a burning cross on the lawn in a few days.

Blogger Jill said...
Excuse me, BC, but when was the last time anyone identified with the SLA, the Black Panthers, or the Weathermen? Maybe 40 years ago?

You are obviously not old enough to remember, or else you would realize how ridiculous these analogies are.

There's another reason they're ridiculous: Mainstream Democrats never, ever, ever lauded anything that these radical organizations said, nor did the media treat them as "justifiably angry people" the way even Chuck Todd is doing with the teabaggers. The violent rhetoric of the teabag movement has been adopted by Republicans including at least one possible Presidential candidate. The entire party is in thrall to these people, unlike what the Democratic did with the radical groups in the 60's, which was to shun them.

At least the radical leftist groups of the 1960's, as misguided and counterproductive as they were, made no secret of their aims to overthrow the government, unlike the teabaggers, who pour gasoline on a fire and then say they didn't intend for the fire to get bigger so they weren't responsible for it.