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ringo3khan
10:36 AM on 03/25/2010
I must admit; it's fun to watch.......from a safe distance. The end of "civil discourse" for the thugs; the end of "any" discourse for a great many more who no longer support either party. But hey, you can count on one thing. We're right behind you..........way behind you.
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TMS3100
Tea Party has run off with his light saber.
08:39 AM on 03/26/2010
Are you talking about SEIU?
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TN60
I Hope You'll Dance
10:21 AM on 03/25/2010
Mr. Stopok, I have been listening to the Poverty Law Center for many years and I admire all the work your organization does in watching and keeping current on these militias. Some have used these teabagger fools to hide behind.

They are a dangerous bunch, just like Palin's husband's participation in the Alaskan Independant Party wihich are a bunch of crooks and preach subversion and killing and secedeing from the US. They are as dangerous as the KKK or the neo-Nazis., and take their cue from the fermenting of anger like the Nazi Party in Germany.

We must recognize that these dangerous loons are being egged on by the Media looking for a story, the Republican party who have become rabid with their loss of power, the hate radio with Limbaugh and crowd, and Fox and Murdoch and his line up of clowns, out to make millions from the uneducated fools who follow them and garner ratings of the haters.

They are Domestic Terrorists.................. out to subvert the US government and the tin foil hats of the Loons and Lemmings.
10:20 AM on 03/25/2010
I am a Canadian and I am following American news because I love circuses. And since I can see that you are all arming your selves to the teeth to defend your selves against your own countrymen I can hardly wait for the shooting to begin.
Its something like watching mud wrestling now, I want to watch the real blood start flowing. I guess if I have to take a side I will go for the kinder gentler folk against the neo cons, nazi crazies, and tea baggers...er... tea partiers...whatever, enraged republicans and other assorted luny groups.
But I thing it's just going to be a bonanza for TVEEE News all over the USA. Besides then you can give Iraq and Afganistan a rest because you will have to bring all those battle hardened troops home to help keep the peace. And you will be able to use all of those wonderful drones you have developed on whichever side the US military wants to be against.
This is going to just be the most exciting thing to happen since the last episode of American Idol, I am just pi**ing my pants waiting for it all to start. so folks, lock and load, I have a case of beer in front of my flatscreen , high resolution TV just waiting to watch some real blood and guts instead of those crappy sissy war movies you keep putting on TV.
10:35 AM on 03/25/2010
One good thing is that those who are only injured and not killed will have healthcare through their recovery. Or will they? I guess it depends on who wins.
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BlueFloyd
Aldus Shrugged. The Antidote to Ayn Rand.
10:51 AM on 03/25/2010
there isnt even anything in your country worth making fun of. it's already a parody.
12:08 PM on 03/25/2010
Now don't go getting your feelings hurt.
Well just picture this, Glenn Beck , Rush, Ann, and Hannity can all be generals and of course they would be more than willing to lead the charge..................................from the rear that is.
I mean, instead of just carrying your guns around pretending you are tough, you would have a chance to face off against someone who is armed the same as you are. Would,nt that be fun? Of course if the other guy got the drop on you and killed you before you got to take your gun out of the holster, well thats the way the cookie crumbles. You guys running around with your guns are great sniper targets. Churchill said that it was much better to jaw, jaw instead of going to war. You guys running around armed to the teeth are living in a fantasy world. Believe me when i tell you, the American Military, with all its weapons, intelligence and generals have lost a couple of wars because they were wrong about how things were going to go, or turn out after the shooting started. There is a big difference between looking tough and being tough. You can kill an elephant with a single bullet. In other words you are not immune.
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24hourrifle
A time comes when silence is betrayal
10:18 AM on 03/25/2010
oh,come on.......its just a few "isolated incidents"......

2 or 3....or 5 or 20 or 40 or 50 "isolated incidents"........

just curious......how many reports do y'think we would have seen on fnc if one single hc reform advocate had sp it on some randon back bench R?.......

and then how many reports would we have seen already if we had seen 1/2 the amount of incidents we have seen so far from the tea ba g crowd?.......

and finally,what if the FBI had announced that they were investigating a number of th reats against R elected officials?..........

i get the feeling that we would be seeing FOX NEWS ALERTS!!!! all day long.......
Bellla
Trans & Proud
09:42 AM on 03/25/2010
The Right has been buying ARs like hotcakes since Nov 09, hasn't anybody Else guessed why?
Liberals better get out and buy yerselves some arms, the police are largely tools of the military industrial complex and will not protect you. When are liberals going to get it into their heads that gun restrictions aren't liberal, but is something totalitarians insist on... The Right are the totalitarians who want to take over and impose their corporate hegemony on the rest of us, as civil discourse degrades are you going to meet violence with Gandhiism? It has been pointed out that if Gandhi had tried the Salt march against Russians or Germans (or Chinese or anybody but the Brits) he would simply have been killed. The pieces are being set up for insurrection, I am loyal to the current administration, but the threats from the Right mean I will not stand unarmed and defenseless against Fascist and religious extremism. I ain't gonna tolerate anybody trying to burn MY house. Rush, Dubya, Beck, Cheney and other "cons" have messed with me far too much for my comfort as it sits! Fauxes ability to stir up yokels with guns is far too disturbing! I am keeping my powder dry!
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09:27 AM on 03/25/2010
next up for the administration. Amnesty for illegals. Only way they will win in the next elections
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NeoNewWaveElectroProg
09:35 AM on 03/25/2010
Once Republicans are forced to vote 'NO' on Wall Street reform (because they MUST do the opposite of whatever the "Democrat Party" proposes), the teabaggers heads will explode. I can't wait!
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x76
HELP HELP I'VE BEEN BANNED
09:23 AM on 03/25/2010
How does wanting a new 9/11 investigation equate to hate speech? The SPLC's recent damning of a Colorado TV station's call for a new 9/11 investigation is certainly... interesting. Just another government mouthpiece, eh?
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James Miller
Middle East Correspondent, Live-Blogger
09:02 AM on 03/25/2010
I lived through the rigged 2000 election. We protested. We rallied. We wrote. We didn't kill.

I lived through the 2003 invasion of Iraq. We protested. We rallied. We wrote. We didn't kill.

The Patriot Act, the vice-President committing treason by selling out an intelligence agent for political reasons, warrant-less wire-tapping, WMD, "bomb-bomb-bomb bomb-bomb-Iran," Swift boating, and now the Supreme Court throwing out 100 years of election law.... We protested. We wrote. We didn't kill...

AND we won a few elections. Where is the ability to discuss ideas without BS, bumper-sticker, McCarthyism, hate, vitriol, lies and propaganda? Agree with me or disagree with me on any of the above points, the fact is THOSE I BELIEVE and they are way more significant than a health care bill.
09:44 AM on 03/25/2010
I didn't know anybody had been killed. I am also against violence and threats of violence. Michael Moore and company posted Stupak's home address and home phone and I didn't hear any protest about that. In fact I think they may have tennis elbow from patting themselves on the back. No violence happened, but is the posting of addresses on either side a good idea? If the FBI used the Patriot Act to catch any of the Tea Party members, would you approve of their arrest? I would. Anybody that resorts to violence should be punished.
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TN60
I Hope You'll Dance
10:09 AM on 03/25/2010
Where do you have it that Michael Moore gave out Stupak's address and telephone number? I heard him say what district he was from, but no specfics.

Could you provide a link ?
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James Miller
Middle East Correspondent, Live-Blogger
11:32 AM on 03/25/2010
Actually, there are already people who have been killed by domestic terrorists who have been followers of tea-party neoconservative ideology. Here is an article describing just a few:

http://www.salon.com/news/healthcare_reform/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2010/03/25/threats_democrats_healthcare

I am also not claiming that MM's tactic of putting a home address out there is fine, but Moore advocates non-violence and peaceful protests. To my knowledge, there have been no deaths or acts of violence associated with his writings.

The main point is that the hateful rhetoric of the right inspires people to violence. The power of suggestion and association are the linchpins of radicalism, propaganda and manipulation. Compare Glenn Beck, or even half the speeches by Republican in congress on health care, to fictional characters in dystopian lit and movies. The similarities are striking. We should not be surprised when violent words inspire violent actions.
09:56 AM on 03/25/2010
Amen!
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LONDON3
Music keeps me sane in a crazed society :-)
07:14 AM on 03/25/2010
...well for starters the TEA baggers are not a party of "intellectuals"....lacking intelligence so therefore...the behavior they display fits like a glove! Check out some of their most popular supporters;...Sarah (the airhead) Palin, Rush (the PROUD) Racist Lim(p)baugh....Seriously...and WHO is gonna make them stop?....is the question??? NO ONE....Everyone is just gonna sit around discussing this awful matter amongst their peers ....bitch, moan and DO NOTHING! Now it seems its even okay to BREAK THE LAW. Cutting someones gas line intentionally gets no attention? Except for news coverage? Like one blogger said earlier....The way to CONTINUE to fight against IGNORANCE is NOT to become ignorant yourself and start behaving badly. Instead KILL THEM with continued progress moving forward...NEVER coward down! The Repulbican party has now become the party of IGNORANCE and it shows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JeffmChicago
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
10:23 AM on 03/25/2010
L3 you are absolutely spot on!
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LONDON3
Music keeps me sane in a crazed society :-)
12:01 PM on 03/25/2010
Thank you
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dsws
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07:39 PM on 03/25/2010
Anti-intellectual doesn't mean lacking intelligence. Even a rather intelligent person can be voluntarily ignorant, unfortunately.
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12:24 AM on 03/25/2010
Should I or shouldn't I,

If you stand by and do or say nothing to condone others peoples behavior, the same people who have incorporated your party into their fold, then you are not only a party of "no" you are them in disguise.

Joanneā€
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jeanrenoir
11:52 PM on 03/24/2010
The way to crush these thugs is simply to blow them away with defeat after defeat in DC. Once it's truly obvious that Obama and the Democrats in Congress are simply going to roll over the thugs, whether they like it or not, just as they did on health care, the thugs are finished. Before too very long, the Republicans will realize that they've been decapitated by their own incitement of the thuggery, among other stupid things that have exposed them as the proto-fascists they truly are.
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ConfuciusSay-
Aglets: their purpose is sinister.
06:33 AM on 03/25/2010
They have become a terrorist organisation.

America has the Patriot act, Gitmo, rendition and Blackwater.

I wonder how they would like it when the shoe is on the other foot?
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dsws
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07:36 AM on 03/25/2010
They would love it if they could get a heavy-handed law-enforcement reaction. Jeanrenoir got it right.
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JeffmChicago
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
11:51 PM on 03/24/2010
All because there's a black family in the White House.

Some people are just consumed with hate. It has to be passed down from generation to generation?
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dsws
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07:38 AM on 03/25/2010
Not all. A lot of this would be going on if it were Hillary Clinton as president.
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wetdentist
NeoNewWaveElectroProg
09:37 AM on 03/25/2010
oh my gosh! a real-live P.U.M.A.!
DUSAA-1775
never moon a werewolf
05:57 PM on 03/25/2010
Thank God!! I was worried that no one would mention the fact that if anyone against Obama , it is because they are racist.
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CynAnne
Laureates in Fact and Reality
11:36 PM on 03/24/2010
Excellent article, Mark (and you were very informative earlier this evening, on "Countdown"). As I've asked (and asked) previously, why can't the tea-partiers explain the lack of control over, and in some cases, apparent encouragement of, the extremists among them? Why the downplaying and dismissals of the ugliness that we've all seen and heard, even to this day (Beckles, mainstay of many of the tea-party groups, has been particularly unpleasant as of late: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-wallis/what-glenn-beck-doesnt-un_b_511362.html )? A discussion cannot be held if one side lacks any fact-based evidence supporting their claims...the tea-party is woefully behind in their documentation on many points raised and questions asked. Attempts to elicit fact-based narrative from them yields unpleasant rhetoric, more often than not. How can anyone be expected to continue reasoning with that kind of intolerant, intractable mind-set? 'Calling them out' and asking them to explain their policies and beliefs seems the only other choice...
10:07 AM on 03/25/2010
Their lack of control comes from not having a leader. It's a bunch of groups just doing what they want. Someone from the Tea Party needs to step up and acknowledge who is the actual leader. I am not sure they even know what they believe. The old saying "The two things you can't argue with are the truth and ignorance" is applicable here.
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11:21 PM on 03/24/2010
Hey Mark, I heard the SPLC pays real good pay, can I get a Job there?
11:09 PM on 03/24/2010
The politically motivated VA State Attorney General and his puppet Governor ought to concern themselves with the protection of their Citizens from seditious, treasonous acts such as these. While they fritter VA taxpayer dollars to curry favor and bolster their standing in the wacko wing of the GOP via lawsuits against our Federal Government, the State of Virginia is one clear and specific locale for incitement of violence against an elected Representative, and for violence ~ attempted Murder no less ~ to be carried out under that urging.

The April 19 "pep rally" of closest guns to the Capitol should be, while allowed under Right to Assembly, carefully monitored, attended and documented by a combined State and Federal contingent of law enforcement personnel and agencies ~ and with specific purpose to ensure the protection of Citizens, elected officials and the Union. The Patriot Act carries clear and compelling language. These are domestic terrorists ~ nothing less.
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TN60
I Hope You'll Dance
12:35 PM on 03/25/2010
The people of VA will rue the day they voted this Gov in and now they have the crackpot AG windbag as proof. He's trying to make a friggin name for himself a la Brown and Palin. Look for a book soon.