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Posted by Mags on July 30, 2008 – 2:11 am

When we protest at the outrageous things that right-wing talk show
hosts say, and ask their followers to do… they just respond that we
shouldn’t take it seriously: “its only entertainment”.

Well… Its all fun and games until someone loses an eye

And last Sunday was just that moment, when Jim David Adkisson went on
a Rampage in the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church,
leaving 2 dead and 7 injured before he was wrestled to the floor.

The man was on a “mission”: To punish liberals for things like…
tolerating gays.

When police searched this guy’s house, they found three books:

“The O’Reilly Factor,” by Bill O’Reilly
“Liberalism is a Mental Disorder,” by Michael Savage
“Let Freedom Ring,” by Sean Hannity.

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  1. 1. CC McGoon Said:

    This is so far beyond fucked up. I spent a little time at the UU church my brother belonged to in Fort Worth a few years ago and found the members to be some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I can’t imagine how anyone could have hatred in their heart around such a fine group of people.

    What a tragedy. My heart goes out to the family and friends of the victims.

    If anyone gets a chance, Bekitty, a member of the church who was there when this happened, wrote a great post at Shakesville. You might want to have some tissues handy:

    http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2008/07/tomorrow-therell-be-sun.html

  2. 2. Anntichrist S. Coulter Said:

    I'm still stunned and horrified. I hope that y'all aren't insulted that I'm copying & pasting my initial comments over at Herr General's last night.

    What's pathetic is that we can't ACTUALLY blame the bigotry/ignorance/hatred-fomenting MOW-RAHNS like O'Reilly, Fatfuck Limbaugh, Hannity & Savage for the mental illness and insane behavior of their slavering, slobbering sheeple. Yes, they directly contribute to the mindset, they play upon the ignorance and the fear, they encourage hatred, xenophobia, sexism, utter bigotry and intolerance, all of the lowest common denominators of their faithful sheep, er, "fans," because that is what THEY are, these scumbags who make so much money for Clear Channel — THEY ARE THE LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR, THE WORST RECESSIVE GENES OF HUMANITY, and since they make MONEY, that somehow, in the republicunt mind, makes them "good" at what they do.

    No. Money and ratings does not equal quality. A hundred years of "America's Funniest Home Videos" pretty much disproves THAT demographic theory.

    I just wish that we really COULD get class-action suits going, from the families and survivors of race-baiting/xenophobic/hate-mongering psychopaths like in Oklahoma City, in this Unitarian church, anybody who kills innocents to "legitimize" their own crackpot idiocy — to not only sue the killers for their crimes and thefts, but to also directly implicate the knuckle-dragging mic-humping IDIOTS who incite and encourage such acts of pure hatred and ignorance.

    Unfortunately, the First Amendment protects the Klan as much as it supports the ACLU or our right to bitch and blaspheme here. And the maggots who wank-off to the knowledge that they could manipulate weak-minded looneys KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH IT, hiding behind Justice's skirts while they cop a feel of that exposed tit.

    I never said that it was a perfect system. Or fair.
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    From last night:

    Oh, yeah, gun control is AWFUL. Those poor Unitarians should've been STRAPPED, loaded, locked & cocked, so that they could RETURN FIRE!!! Seriously, that was the attitude and the agenda broadcast on the local republicunt "news" tonight.

    I still believe in the death sentence for child rapists, spree killers, serial killers, and other homicidal maniacs (it ain't like you're going to rehabilitate the fuckers) as well as child-molesters, rapists, and unrepentant wife-beaters. This has lost me one really good friend, or at least someone I considered a true friend, in the past few weeks.

    Sometimes you can't just agree to disagree, apparently.

    What I can't understand, and remember, I loathe all cults equally, as they are the biggest embezzlers of public and private funds on the planet, and THEY DON'T PAY TAXES ON ANY OF IT, and very very little that goes into very very big "churches" EVER sees its way to the poor people for whom it was allegedly intended.

    But of all of the cult congregations to attack, what in the FUCK would make even the most schizophrenic/drug-addled mow-rahn attack UNITARIANS?!?!??!?!? I mean, fuck, that's like throwing daisy-cutters into a wannabe "coven" of self-styled WICCANS, for fuck's sake!!! Unitarians are the most quiet, least obnoxious, most honest, and least offensive of all of the xian cults, and they're generally very sweet, gentle people, like Quakers with industrialized reality.

    I have no problem with driving all cults back where they belong, UNDERGROUND, but it's got to be done all across the board, equitably, no preference or exclusions for the bigger, more mafioso cults. And you don’t accomplish something of that scope by letting ABSOLUTELY FUCKING APESHIT-CRAZY BATSHIT O’REILLY NUTBAGS RUN LOOSE WITH A NEVERENDING SUPPLY OF AMMO!!!!!!

    Even with whatever waiting period is required to own firearms in Tennessee, the fact that he shopped for and hoarded that much ammo and that much firepower ahead of time makes it pretty plain that this was first-degree murder and attempted murder, ’cause the Ted Kaczinsky-wannabe asshole studied his “tutors” well and left a MANIFESTO behind.

    I don’t even care, honestly, why he did it, or how he justified such brutality to his “gawd” or whatever invisible sky-fairy he claimed wanted him to do this (including Karl Rove).

    I just want to see the motherfucker swing from the end of a long, slow, wet rope.

    I was shocked and horrified when some mutant shot-up an AMISH elementary school, that’s not even a CHALLENGE, for fuck’s sake, that’s the BULLY approach to “religious/political statements in firepower”: pick on the weak, the innocent, the UNARMED.

    And that’s exactly wherein this bully found his “strength” to murder, by knowing that his targets, his victims, would have no defense against such a ludicrous attack. How very typical of the draft-dodging pussy types like O’Reilly and their ilk. Stay home from the real wars, and then try to make yourself into “Rambo” by shooting-up a roomful of innocents.

    And y’know, even if I find out, somewhere down the line, that this mutant was molested by a Unitarian minister, I still won’t give a fuck. If he was, he knew who he should’ve gone after, not the bystanders who never knew.

    “Liberalism Is A Mental Health Disorder” — I hope that Savage made enough money off of that dreck to erase THIS horror from his very paltry conscience. The beast with the gun wanted to kill “liberals.” He couldn’t see that the Unitarians were CHRISTIANS, just like the bibul-banging snake-handlers who believe every fetid lie that falls from O’Reilly’s dildo-sucking lips?

    Fuck, if he wanted to kill LIBERALS, why didn’t he go to a LIBRARY or a POETRY READING, or, (gasp!) A POLITICAL MEETING??!?!?!!?

    Because he was a pussy-ass BULLY, and he wanted to shoot fish in a barrel, he sure as hell wasn’t looking for a fair fight against people who’d be expecting the worst from the worst.
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    Good post, Mags. Glad to see you keeping up the good work. Thank you.

  3. 3. Terrible Said:

    Given the crazy insane rantings of the likes of O’Reilly, Savage, Hannity and add to that the crazy insane rantings of the likes of Dobson, Robertson and Hagee I’m surprised we don’t see more of this. But I’m betting there is more of it but that it’s not as public as this case and easier for the cops and feds to cover up the real motive of being driven to murder by the wing-nut pundits and preachers.

  4. 4. Anntichrist S. Coulter Said:

    First thing out of Young Republicunt new Physical Therapist’s mouth on the subject today, “But HOW can they PROVE that those books and those radio shows MADE him do it?”

    She’s been inculcated thoroughly, but somewhere, under all of the ignorance and bullshit, there’s a brain in there somewhere, and a soul. I haven’t given up on her yet.

    “Legally, they cannot hold them COMPLETELY LIABLE for what this psycho-asshole motherfucker DID. *BUT* — they can look at how these motherfuckers CONTINUOUSLY, NON-STOP, KEEP PROMULGATING HATRED, XENOPHOBIA, RACISM, IGNORANCE, FEAR, SEXISM, RECIDIVISM, AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT CREATED THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING — and see the correlating effect that it had upon someone who was obviously mentally ill.

    Unfortunately, our First Amendment protects these motherfuckers, too, and their constant pleas for a reich-wing “fatwa” upon the heads of liberal leaders and liberal citizens can’t even be held up for criminal charges, though I’d happily give all four limbs if they could.

    But don’t ever look at me and tell me that ANY of those motherfuckers are ever right about ANYTHING, when you know DAMNED WELL, down DEEP INSIDE, that they contributed to this travesty.”

    And then today, for her birthday present, I brought her out to the parking lot to read all of my bumperstickers.

    Sometimes you gotta de-program ’em the hard way.

  5. 5. yoyo Said:

    sara at orcinus has the best take on what this means to the people at UU. I’m an atheist but these guys are our allies against the filth on the right. have a step over and take a look. Down with the talk radio eliminationists! let’s sue them til they bled out of their pockets.

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