Yup, here we go again. Why, all of the sudden, did we decide to re-fire up the largely dormant Conservative Nation blog after nearly two years?
This is why.
The arrogance of these bastards knows no bounds.
Can we stop them? Probably not.
Can we circle our own wagons and protect our families and loved ones?
We have to, or it’s all over.
All of it.
In a “Classic Display Of Tolerance” ®, an avowed far left wing democrat made a death threat against Trent Humphries, leader of the Tucson Tea Party, during a taping of an ABC “town hall’ event hosted by Christianne Amanpour.
The avowed left wing democrat in question is none other than Eric Fuller, one of the victims of Jared Loughner’s shooting rampage last weekend that left six dead and 13 injured.
Before you even think of giving me shit for describing Fuller as I have, understand that while I’m sorry he was shot, being a victim does not give him the right to spread malicious lies and then follow them up with death threats. Furthermore, what has been uncovered about Fuller’s life and activities prior to last week’s shooting support the assertion that he is, in fact, an avowed member of the far left.
But first, the story:
PHOENIX — One of the Arizona shooting victims was arrested Saturday and then taken for a psychiatric evaluation after authorities said he took a picture of a tea party leader at televised town hall meeting and yelled: “you’re dead.”
James Eric Fuller, 63, objected to something Trent Humphries said during the forum taped for a special edition of ABC’s “This Week” with Christiane Amanpour, Pima County sheriff’s spokesman Jason Ogan said. Fuller was in the front row and apparently became upset when Humphries suggested that any conversations about gun control should be delayed until all the dead were buried, KGUN-TV in Tucson reported.
Fuller was arrested on misdemeanor disorderly conduct and threat charges, Ogan said. While Fuller was being escorted out, deputies decided he needed a mental health evaluation and he was taken to a hospital, where he remained Saturday evening.
The hospital will determine when he will be released, Ogan said.
According to State representative Terri Proud, who was at the event seated between Fuller and Humphries:
Trent Humphries, the Pima County tea party leader, stood up to speak during the event. He was being very respectful. Trent told the audience that before we start placing blame on individuals we need to get all the facts. Trent then told everyone that one of those killed during the shooting was his neighbor and that he was affected like everyone else by the tragedy… While Trent was speaking- And it was planned that he would speak- One member in the audience and reportedly one of the victims of the tragedy started screaming, “Trent Humphries you’re dead!” The police immediately escorted him out. On his way out he screamed, “You’re all whores.”
Predictably, the left are already coming out in support of fuller. Commenter “Orange County California” wrote
Eric Fuller suffered enough already. The police should drop the charges. Tucson tea bagger Trent Humphries needs to get a life. He already caused enough suffering. I would have done the same if I was Eric Fuller.
Of course you would have, Orange County. That’s the whole point. This is what the left does. They are stupid, immature, and incapable of controlling their emotions.
I don’t know where this is headed….actually, that’s not true, I have a very good idea where this is headed – but it’s Obvious that Obama’s campaign stop Tucson memorial speech the other day has done nothing to slow down the smear campaign on conservatives coming from the insane left.
h/t Gateway Pundit
AZ State Senator Linda Lopez today suggested that the tea party had something to do with the shooting of Rep Gabrielle Giffords and several other people this afternoon.
Here’s the video of Lopez being interviewed by Shep Smith. Lopez starts associating the tea party to today’s events at approximately the 4:18 mark.
To suggest that this attack was the work of conservatives / tea party members only shows that not only do despicable creeps like Linda Lopez still not understand who we are and what we represent, but that they will take advantage of any situation, up to and including the attempted murder of a close personal friend, to attempt to demonize the tea party.
Beyond that though, how incredibly irresponsible for a sitting state representative to make public comments like this, considering the potential such a statement could have to stir up further division, strife, and even retaliatory violence.
I think perhaps Linda Lopez needs to be reminded that since the dawn of the tea party movement, there have been zero, ZERO confirmed acts of violence on the part of tea party members, while in the same time period, acts of violence by Democrats and their supporters on the left have been well documented almost too numerous to count.
Here’s Linda Lopes’ contact info in case anyone is motivated to contact her:
House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington, Room 321
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Fax Number: (602) 417-3029
Phone Number: (602) 926-4089 or 1-800-352-8404
In closing…..look, I completely understand that Lopez may be in a state of shock and quite possibly not in her best frame of mind at the moment, but dammit, I’m sick and tired of being libeled, slandered, and otherwise defamed by these people.
Linda Lopez needs to apologize. Now.
Update: According to Gateway Pundit, shooter Jared Loughlin “quite liberal”
Via HotAir, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and at least 8 others – some reports are into the teens – were shot today at a rally/constituent meeting being held by the congresswoman at a grocery store in Tucson. The alleged shooter, 22 year old Jared Lee Loughner of Tucson, is in custody.
Rep Giffords, shot point-blank through the temple, is reportedly alive and responding to commands. A federal judge and a 9 year old girl are among the confirmed dead at the time of this writing.
Hot Air, along with practically every other major blog and news outlet, has the latest updates.
Here is Jared Lee Loughner’s Youtube account. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this guy is fucking nuts.
Also, (and sadly, predictably) , some on the left are already trying to blame the TEA party for this horrendous act. It is with considerable restraint that I say only that there is no low to which the left won’t stoop.
We here at Conservative Nation keep Rep Giffords and all the victims and their families in our prayers.
Good speech. Short, to the point. Quite humble, delivered in a tone that suggests quite strongly that Speaker Boehner understands the responsibility that now rests on his shoulders and the magnitude of the task in front of him. Oh yes, and that the people are watching.
I’ve always liked Boehner, but at the end of the day he’s still a politician. Here’s hoping his actions, and that of the 112th Congress, reflect the sentiments and promise delivered in today’s speech.
Here’s the video; partial transcript below.
Selected excerpts, lifted from Ace of Spades:
The people of Ohio’s Eighth Congressional District continue to afford me the privilege to serve, for which I am deeply grateful.
We gather here today at a time of great challenges. Nearly one in ten of our neighbors are looking for work. Health care costs are still rising for families and small businesses. Our spending has caught up with us, and our debt will soon eclipse the size of our entire economy. Hard work and tough decisions will be required of the 112th Congress.
No longer can we fall short. No longer can we kick the can down the road. The people voted to end business as usual, and today we begin carrying out their instructions.
In the Catholic faith, we enter into a season of service by having ashes marked on our foreheads. The ashes remind us that life in all its forms is fragile – our time on this Earth, fleeting. As the ashes are delivered, we hear those humbling words: “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
The American people have humbled us. They have refreshed our memories as to just how temporary the privilege to serve is. They have reminded us that everything here is on loan from them. That includes this gavel, which I accept cheerfully and gratefully, knowing I am but its caretaker. After all, this is the people’s House. This is their Congress. It’s about them, not us. What they want is a government that is honest, accountable and responsive to their needs. A government that respects individual liberty, honors our heritage, and bows before the public it serves.
Let’s start with the rules package the House will consider today. If passed, it will change how this institution operates, with an emphasis on real transparency, greater accountability, and a renewed focus on the Constitution.
Our aim will be to give government back to the people. In seeking this goal, we will part with some of the rituals that have come to characterize this institution under majorities Republican and Democratic alike. We will dispense with the conventional wisdom that bigger bills are always better; that fast legislating is good legislating; that allowing additional amendments and open debate makes the legislative process “less efficient” than our forefathers intended.
These misconceptions have been the basis for the rituals of modern Washington. The American people have not been well served by them.
Let us now move forward humble in our demeanor, steady in our principles, and dedicated to proving worthy of the trust and confidence that has been placed in us. If we brace ourselves to do our duty, and to do what we say we are going to do, there is no telling what together we can accomplish for the good of this great and honorable nation. More than a country, America is an idea, and it is our job to pass on to our posterity the blessings bestowed to us.
Congratulations, Mr Speaker. Please don’t fuck this up.
Those who read this site back when it was being updated on a more regular basis know we here at Conservative Nation are no great fans of Bill O’Reilly ( see
O’Reilly: “Communism is not a threat to us anymore” and
The No Credibility Zone ) , but every now and then he manages to put aside his frustratingly disingenuous ‘moderate’ facade and just tell it like it is.
Last night was one of those times.
Here’s O’Reilly’s talking points memo from yesterday (Tuesday 1/4/2011). This is the O’Reilly of old, and I’m posting it here because it deserves to be seen.
Welcome back, Bill, here’s hoping you stick around for a while.
You know, I really don’t want to dwell on this subject, but with each passing day it just seems to get more and more blatant – the media, in their ever-expanding quest to replace truth and accuracy in reporting with political correctness, just cannot bring themselves to report on the racial makeup of individuals, or groups of individuals, involved in crimes.
Case in point: Mayfair Mall, located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, had a situation this past Sunday (1/2/2011) in which somewhere between 100 and 200 ‘youths’ stormed the mall, ransacked at least one store (mannequins and clothing racks thrown around in the Boston Store), fired guns outside the mall, and generally terrorized mall employees and customers before finally being brought under control by mall security and police.
During the melee, several stores closed their security gates, trapping customers inside.
Once secured, the mall closed early.
If you were to read this story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online, you would have no idea who these ‘youths’ were. In neither of the two stories (Mayfair Mall closes early after tumult and Mayfair considering changes after teens storm mall) published about this incident was the race of the perpetrators mentioned. However, this picture pretty much confirms what you might already suspect:
From the first Journal Sentinel story:
Sisters-in-law Kathy and Debbie Bellini were shopping when they heard at least one shot outside the mall.
“It kind of scared me,” said Kathy Bellini as she stood at a bus stop at the north end of the mall with Abercrombie & Fitch shopping bags.
Rubina Shafi was shopping at Boston Store with her mother, and while she was in a dressing room, a group of teens became unruly.
When Shafi, who was visiting from New York, tried to leave the mall through the Boston Store doors, she discovered she was locked in.
Shafi said a Boston Store clerk told her that the incident occurred after a girl was accused of retail theft and the fracas spilled over into Boston Store.
“Her friends followed her and the security guard into the store, screaming, barking, yelling, and knocking over racks and displays. We were invited to stay and continue shopping,” Shafi said in an e-mail. “But we decided to leave through the exit where police guards surrounded the building. The salespeople who stuck around were immensely professional and comforting as well.”
Journal Sentinel commenter macita18 had this to say:
One of my family members runs a store in Mayfair and they were present for the events yesterday. They are trying to get out of the lease since thugs like this are causing the decline of business and many workers do not feel safe coming to or leaving work. The mall has been getting worse over the past few years.
Mall security? It’s a joke. I’m 27 years old and was carded a few months ago. I hardly look under 18. Meanwhile, there was a bunch of wanna be gangsters walking by cussing up a storm, pushing each other into paying customers, and frankly, just there to create problems, not shop. Did any security approach them to tell them to knock it off? Of course not.
I would hope this would be a wake up call to Mayfair to enact some changes.
We as a society will never be able to fix anything, anything, until such time as we can stop pretending things aren’t what they really are. We start facing our problems with honesty, resolve and courage, or we keep right on down this path to our ultimate social destruction.
So James Carville famously says back in 2009 that Democrats would rule for another 40 years.
That was last year, and here we are.
Why? Simple. King Zero, Pelosi, Reid, and the progressive/socialist/Marxist factions within the halls of congress grossly misread what they perceived to be their ‘mandate’, and then when it should have become obvious to them that they were losing the American people in droves, at the precise moment a sane and responsible leadership would have slammed on the brakes, they forged ahead with massively, massively unpopular and in some cases, ie; healthcare, flat-out unconstitutional legislation anyway. Right up our asses, and didn’t even kiss us.
Add to that the flagrant in-your-face cockiness, arrogance and straight up nastiness displayed by the liberal media, by scum of the earth blogs like the kos, and by hate-filled, invective-spewing ‘everyday’ liberals – you know, like the legions ‘one nation’ rally attendees who can shout every single DNC and Media Matters talking point at 103 decibels but who don’t have, nor care to have, the requisite knowledge to articulate their positions or speak intelligently about the very subjects they’re whining about. They’ll call us terrorists but can’t explain why there’s a picture of Che Guevara on their shirt. They call us violent but can’t point to or cite a single incidence of conservative-incited violence, while we have a seemingly endless supply of video depicting leftist-instigated violence. They call us racist, but then call black conservatives “uncle Toms”, “house niggers” and ‘race traitors’
These people are shallow, arrogant, obnoxious, greedy and stupid. They lie just as easily and naturally as drawing a breath. And for the last two years, they’ve completely given up trying to hide it.
Obama told them to ‘get in their faces’, and they did. And now, John Boehner will be the new speaker of the house, presiding over a 239-seat (not counting the races not yet decided) Republican majority. We have 10 new Republican governorships, we’ve picked up approximately 680 state legislature seats, flipping somewhere in the neighborhood of nineteen chambers in the process. My state, North Carolina, has its first Republican legislature in 130 years.
The liberal left is going ballistic. Ballistic. The whining and lashing out among the rank-and-file is pathetic, but not at all unexpected. It just makes me chuckle.
So, to my liberal friends I say this: You’ve had your shot, you’ve shown us all who you really are in no uncertain terms, and now you’re done. MY America will never, ever put your kind back in power again, and you have no one to blame but yourselves, your man-child president, and your blind ideology..
And – bestowing upon you the same level of courtesy and respect you’ve shown us these past couple of years - I hope you fucking choke on it.