Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Is This Where It's Headed?

On Tuesday a demonstrator at the town hall meeting in New Hampshire, which the President was scheduled to attend, saw fit to strap on his 'ol 9mm postola, ala Wyatt Earp...or, Billy the Kid, if you prefer.

One reporter queried the local police chief regards the gun, and was told, "it's perfectly legal in New Hampshire to carry an unconcealed firearm on one's person."

Of course my first reaction was, even so, why would you carry a gun to a town hall meeting in the first place, and more important, why would he be allowed to get anywhere within two states of the President, toting a gun. Apparently, I wasn't the only person wondering about those points.

But, before I get to that, let me show you something that struck me as I watched the Mathews interview. Is it just me? (I assure you, I am not making light of this development, because I think it is a question of time before someone gets shot.)

Chris Mathews was but one, other than myself wondering was another. Mathews interviewed William Kostric, the toter on Tuesday evening, and did an insightful and well researched article about Kostric. So, I'm not going to bore you with my words, when Salon does a real job of questioning these kinds of events. Go HERE for that very incisive article, and then at the end of the article, see the video of the interview with Mathews.


Mr. Charleston said...

The guy's a whore. Not even from New Hampshire, just looking for publicity to feather his nest. But I do agree that the tree of liberty needs to be watered now and then with blood... his.

Punch said...

If guys like him take over we really will need health care. Mainly more E.R. space and plasma.

Doug said...

What a fucking loser. He agreed that if 1000 people at the event were armed, everybody would be safe. Oh, absolutely, Mr Kostric, you twit.

Enemy of the Republic said...

Sorry I haven't been around.I think that gentleman in the photo suffers from penis envy.

Simon said...

Jesus Christ.

I’m at a loss for words. Really.

the walking man said...
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the walking man said...

He likes guns? Send him to Detroit, there wouold be so many guns on his ass as someone stole his he'd know why one does not openly expose an expensive weapon.

I wonder if he realized how many snipers from the Secret Service had his dumb ass in the cross hairs?

The Peach Tart said...

He is obviously an idiot and the sad part is, he doesn't even get it.

Mango Girl said...

Don't we live in an amazing country? It isn't illegal to be stupid. Too bad it's illegal to kill them thar people.

Judy said...

So this is what our country is coming to? Scarey. Dangerous, nuts!!

Hey JJ :) Very nice banner you have designed . Nice colors!

Comrade Kevin said...

If you start a circus, you can't expect people not to join it.

diane said...

We have the right to bear firearms, but he sure chose the wrong time to do it. Idiot.

intelliwench said...

Regarding Matthews' interview, I wish that the media wouldn't give imbeciles like Kostric a forum on which to display their idiocy to a wider audience. Ostensibly the aim is to show what a nutjob he (Kostric) is, but he's only going to end up recruiting more nutjobs to his point of view.

If bullets were brain cells....

jadedj said...

Mr. C---I though his resume read, Timothy McVeigh, minus the army service.

Punch---Yep. And being a father of two children, I worry about those who have nothing to do with what I, or you, or any other progressive does or thinks. Because I fear some children are going to die at the hands of these nuts, ala Oklahoma City. This thought makes me very angry, indeed.

Doug---and if one follows that logic, all we have to do is give every man, woman, and child in the U.S. a pistol. Then everything would be hunky dorey.

EoR---Good one! Welcome back.

Simon---yep, things are on the edge over here. Makes me ashamed to be an American. Not kidding.

wm---it has been my experience that this type has no clue as to what a real bad-ass with a gun can do. Chest beating at it's absolute moronic worst. Except that it encourages the like minded.

Secret Service was all over this one...and still is. Dumb fuck only called major attention to himself.

Peach---Thinks he's living in 1775.

Mango---or de-nut them.

Judy---all three and then some.

Hey girl, where have you been? Don't be such a stranger. Thanks for the ego stroke :)

Comrade---Greatest Show On Earth. A real live spectacle. Lots of Clowns. That kind of thing.

Diane---Yep. However, he might just run into someone else excercising their "right", bearing arms, one day. Someone who has an opposing opinion.

intell---I agree. And, these people are begging for a fight. They want it to happen. It has somehow become patriotic to disrupt any civil discourse. And it has become un-patriotic to be compassionate. All ass backwards.

ALL---guess it's just me that saw the physical resemblance to Georgie Porgey? The beady, close-set eyes, I mean. Oh well.

Heidi Germanaus said...

Yeah, I heard on NPR this morning that there's been an influx of militia movements springing up all over the place. Some of them saying that certain segments of our government are organizing concentration camps for the extremely patriotic. Blow me.

Right after that, they talked about touring a maximum security prison in Michigan as a possible new home for some of our Guantanamo detainees. I'm waiting for John Carpenter to make "Escape From Detroit".

jadedj said...

Heidi---I wonder what an "extremely" patriotic person does as opposed to just a patriotic person. For sure there are no patriotic progressives...mainly because they are not dumb enough to join one of those bull shit organizations. Of course it'll be progressives that are manning the concentration camps.

Har har har to Escape From Detroit...there is no escape...ask walking man.

Jon said...

I've been saying for a while now that it's only a matter of time until someone gets shot at one of the town hall sessions... and if you're hoping to derail health care reform and incite more violence and intolerance, the best possible scenario would be to have one of the 'progressives' shoot one of the 'libertarians'... another one of those false flag operations as it were... this is only an outsider opinion...

jadedj said...

Jon---not an unlikely scenario. Could well happen.

becomingkate said...

That freaks me out!
In Alberta, if you see a guy with a gun, it's either deer season or an estranged husband and everybody had better run.

jadedj said...

kate---Har har har. Good one. A deer, and a not so dear?

themom said...

No matter what state law states..when the POTUS is in close proximity, I should think there would be a federal law to supercede local law. I still think this guy is a of millions out there with guns!

jadedj said...

mom---18th century laws being exercised by 21st century numb skulls. Unbelievable.

PENolan said...

J, I agree. It's only a matter of time before some drunk bubba starts shooting up the place.

Punch said...

themom is right, e pluribus unum, PEN is partially correct. Unfortunatly it is not drunk bubbas that are the problem. They are just the whipping boys for the damned Yankees.

Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme (Santa Monica, California), was not drunk that day.

John Warnock Hinckley, Jr. (Ardmore, Oklahoma) was not drunk that day.

Timothy R. McVeigh, (Lockport, New York),was not drunk that day.

What was it now? hum:
American Airlines Flight 11
Hijackers: Mohamed Atta al Sayed (Egyptian), Waleed al-Shehri (Saudi Arabian), Wail al-Shehri (Saudi Arabian), Abdulaziz al-Omari (Saudi Arabian), Satam al-Suqami (Saudi Arabian).

United Airlines Flight 175
Hijackers: Marwan al-Shehhi (from the United Arab Emirates), Fayez Banihammad (from the United Arab Emirates), Mohand al-Shehri (Saudi Arabian), Hamza al-Ghamdi (Saudi Arabian), Ahmed al-Ghamdi (Saudi Arabian).

American Airlines Flight 77
Hijackers: Hani Hanjour (Saudi Arabian), Khalid al-Mihdhar (Saudi Arabian), Majed Moqed (Saudi Arabian), Nawaf al-Hazmi (Saudi Arabian), Salem al-Hazmi (Saudi Arabian).

United Airlines Flight 93
Hijackers: Ziad Jarrah (Lebanese), Ahmed al-Haznawi (Saudi Arabian), Ahmed al-Nami (Saudi Arabian), Saeed al-Ghamdi (Saudi Arabian).

Not a single swinging dick in the bunch was from the Southern part of the United States of America, and they were not drunk that day.

I would suggest being sober is a pre-requisite for shooting at presidents and blowing up buildings. Perhaps if we stopped pointing fingers at drunkards and began to point fingers at sober, church going adulterers who adulterate truth, we might get something changed.

jadedj said...

PE---agreed, but, see Punch's comment.

Punch---I think PE was using the term bubba, not to denote Southerners in particular, but rather morons in general. For example, out here on the plain plains, I encounter every day, dozens of "bubbas", some even with confederate flags on their pick ups (and don't berate me about pickups, I've owned three myself).

Now what in hell is a nice Nebraska boy doing with a confederate flag on his veeeeeehicle. I hear their dumb ass conversations in gas stations, restaurants, and other stores...and they are the same moronic, uninformed conversations I've heard in Florida, Michigan and California...and yes, NYC. It's a breed...not a location.

Can't argue with the drunk and church bumpers thesis, though.

Smile when you utter them words, boy, er...Roy.

Punch said...

Oh,? well no offence to PE or her comment, BUT, Nebraska was not even a state until 1867, March 1, to be exact. So Just How The Hell Can These backstabbin', doubledealin', corkscrewin' sons of bitches, fly the Battle Flag of the Confederacy? godamn yankee sympathizers, Nebraska, was not in the war and now dickheads with pickups, want to carry the honor for states rights. Piss on 'em. We lost that fucking war, jackass. By the way that is not, NOT the Confederate Flag, it is the BATTLE flag of the Confedercy. I'll bet the pickup is a Ford, ASSembled in Mexico for ChristSAke.
Here is a thought:
A) Let Bubba, by any name, have all the pot they need, (stop the drain on law enforcement)
b) Let people like us have all the Valium we need, (stop the rants)
c) Let the politicians in Washington have all the Viagra they can possibily imagine. (stop them in with their dicks in their hands)
I kinda like the idea of bumping into a drunk church moron arguing thesis.

jadedj said...

Punch---do you feel better now? I really think you should quit holding back...let it loose, you know.