In which the MFM tries to make the hippie cult leader into a conservative Republican #MAGA Trump-supporter.
Per The Hill this morning, he has been upgraded from Serious to Fair condition.
I didn’t see this coming: Bono gives Scalise a shout-out. Meaning something positive.
“You’ve been through some troubling days here with the shooting in Alexandria,” Bono says on-stage in the video. “We are so grateful that Congressman Scalise and his comrades made it through. So grateful. We hold them up, as love holds us all up.”
…U2 performed Tuesday night in Hyattsville, Maryland, at FedExField, home of the Washington Redskins. FedExField is located about 19 miles northeast of Alexandria.
But they’re still stuck on a motive for the shooting. ABC’s article is totally silent on it. The Hill’s article touches on it in a way that disguises the truth:
The FBI said Wednesday that the shooter, who died shortly after sustaining injuries in a confrontation with police, worked alone and that the incident had “no nexus to terrorism.”
The agency also confirmed Hodgkinson had a paper list containing six lawmakers’ names, although they said they would not classify it as a “hit list.”
So, the FBI is politically correct? Yikes! Reminder:
- The “six names” were a hit list.
- They were all GOP – and specifically, the (rare) anti-Establishment, pro-liberty type of GOP known as the House Freedom Caucus.
- The failed murderer, James T. Hodgkinson, was a “Bernie bro” who wanted to kill them for political reasons and terrorize conservatives.
Laura Loomer and Jack Posobiec disrupt a performance of that Julius Caesar we’ve been talking about:
It’s inspiring – Jack gets out the words “The blood of Steve Scalise is on your hands!” – but what struck me was, the packed house. Does Shakespeare in the Park draw that kind of crowd, normally?
Laura was arrested; you can help her defense fund at freelaura.com (scroll down).
She discusses it all at length with Stefan Molyneux. After seeing it in person, she agrees with his suggestion that the staging is intentional, graphic, bloody “assassination-orgy porn” recalling ISIS tactics. (So much for any comparisons to that 2012 production in which an Obama-like Julius Caesar was handled with dignity.)
I wouldn’t read too much into it, but apparently his next installation is going to be Ted Nugent suspended in a vat of urine.
In the aftermath of yesterday’s attempted mass murder of Republican congressmen (which was stopped only by Steve Scalise’s security detail and the would-be assassin’s sub-par shooting skills), the knee-jerk reactions from the Democrat left included “they deserved it because they voted against Obamacare” and “they deserved it for being against gun control” and “they deserved it for being racist.”
And this lovely Posh Being weighed in again.
After the attack, the office of Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) received an email reading “One down, 216 to go”. Congressman Tom Garrett (R-Va.) needed security after receiving threats reading, “This is how we’re going to kill your wife”. Other threats described graphic atrocities against his daughters and even his dog.
Congresswoman Martha McSally (R-AZ.) went to the FBI after phone messages warning, “Martha our sights are set on you, right between your **** eyes” and “Can’t wait to **** pull the trigger.”
Democrats have used hate to fuel their political fortunes for quite a long time. From Dan Savage’s “I wish all Republicans would drop dead” to Hillary Clinton’s proud statement that “Republicans are my enemies,” to a Seattle City Councilwoman proclaiming “I don’t have any Republican friends” (she was cheered and applauded), the Democrat Left has promoted a climate of hate against Republicans. “Republicans are racist. Republicans are homophobic. Republicans hate poor people and want them to die.” Hate is what makes rich leftists write checks to the DNC. Hate is what drives the Democrat base to the polls. Hate has become the tool Democrats are most familiar and comfortable with using.
I don’t think they can stop. I don’t think Democrats know of any way, other than promoting hate against Republicans, to win elections. And as long as hate is acceptable, there will be violence.
I fear that the attempted mass murder of Republicans in Alexandria was not the apex of the left’s campaign of violent resistance against Republicans, but a harbinger of more violence to follow.
Some criminals’ names are worth remembering, as pathetic examples of futility. Such an individual is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, IL.
As V noted Wednesday, he opened fire on Republican representatives from Congress who were practicing to play baseball for charity, and he critically wounded one of them, Rep. Steve Scalise (R – LA).
I don’t know if Hodgkinson was mentally ill? I do know the media reports that he was a Republican-hating and Trump-hating supporter of the Democrat-socialist, Bernie Sanders. (To the Controlled Media’s credit, they have been presenting this fact; not hiding it.)
I don’t know what Hodgkinson’s life was like; if he accomplished much or had kids or did charity or had overcome abuse or handicaps? I don’t know his life, but I do know that his death was malicious (on his part), pointless and stupid.
He gave his life to injure others, express his hatred and injure America. And he failed. He didn’t make a single kill. (He would still be futile and one of life’s losers, if he had; the point is that, even on his own evil terms, he still failed.) A likely proponent of gun control, he made himself into a cautionary tale in favor of guns; specifically, their ability to stop would-be mass-murderers like Hodgkinson quickly – when good people are around, who have them.
I only hope that, in his last moments of consciousness as he died from the bullets that rained back upon him, Hodgkinson realized his error and had a second or two of repentance. If he did, God in His mercy and power will still be able to make something good of Hodgkinson’s soul.
UPDATE: Hannity notes that Bernie is not to blame for this. He’s right. Except we have to put a qualifier on it.
While Bernie is NOT responsible for every act of his supporters – just as Trump isn’t – it can’t be denied that the Left has been fomenting a Climate of Hate. It has many elements, including falsehoods and smears that Bernie has helped to spread.
What we know is that Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot by an assailant during a baseball practice in suburban Virginia. Everything else is speculation for now.
- “Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., told Fox News he left just before the shooting. As he walked to his car, a man asked DeSantis if it was Republicans or Democrats practicing. About three minutes the shooting began, DeSantis said.”
- Ignorant progressives immediately scream for gun control; it’s okay for their side to politicize tragic events.
- Assailant identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, IL. Hm, here is a Facebook page for a James T. Hodgkinson. May or may not be the same guy.
- “Hodgkinson has a varied arrest record in St. Clair County, for offenses such as failing to obtain electrical permits, damaging a motor vehicle, resisting a peace officer, eluding police, criminal damage to property, driving under the influence and assorted traffic offenses?
- Belonged to many anti-Republican hate groups on FaceBook, wrote hate-letters to the liberal media about Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly, was part of a “99%” protest against the 1%.
- Leftist New Republic contributor: “If the shooter has a serious health condition then is taking potshots at the GOP house leadership considered self defense?”
- Progressive twitterverse explodes with joy-rage over shooting of Republican. (Post now updated under category ‘Violence on the Left’).
- The would-be mass-murderer has assumed room temperature. Another tragic victim of “gun violence,” I guess. The good news is, as a resident of Illinois, Mr. Hodgkinson will still be able to vote Democrat for many more elections.
- Markos Moulitsas (DailyKos) “Republicans are getting what they want.”
- Another leftist laments that a more organized assault would have yielded a better result: “For violent resistance to work it’d need to be organized. Individual acts can be understandable, but likely counterproductive/ineffective.”
This post will be updated as the story develops.
As might as well cover this story today. Since the shooter is a member of ‘The Resistance,’ the press will forget about it by tomorrow afternoon.
Hipsters with no better place to be on a sunny weekday morning than in a bar with fellow hipsters watching Congressional testimony in hopes that it will somehow lead to the impeachment of a Republican president. Then, getting the sads when the testimony turns out to be a big nothingburger.
The 3-minute film shows tears, frustration, and desperation in its imaginary world without Planned Parenthood, where scholarships are lost and projects interrupted all because the abortion giant isn’t present to erase the consequences of people’s sexual decisions…
As if people wouldn’t quickly move to a mix of adoption, privately-funded abortion, privately-funded birth control, non-vaginal sex, abstinence and/or condoms.
And I say that as a supporter of first-semester abortion rights. Even I can recognize when abortion advocates are dishonest.
“Planned Parenthood is a beacon of hope, and anyone trying to shut it down is committing an act of evil. It’s not just inhumane — it’s inhuman.
No, Joss. What’s evil, inhumane and inhuman (you can picture his face and voice cracking on that one) is:
- Late-term abortion.
- Forcing your fellow citizens to fund it.
- Painting murderers as heroes.
- Assuming that anything YOU like, has to be funded by taxpayers (rather than yourself).
But we know Joss has problems:
On Mother’s Day, he tweeted his gratitude for his mother’s death 25 years earlier so she wouldn’t have to live in a world where Donald Trump was president…
…and his other tweets gleefully picture graphic violence happening to Republicans.
UPDATE – Unrelated? I almost blogged on this yesterday: Man rompers. Hipsters in baby clothes.
Joss Whedon has nothing to do with this, so I can’t imagine why my subconscious connects it to him. But it does.
He keeps tweeting things which are true or at least defensible, but add fuel to the fire.
Russia must be laughing up their sleeves watching as the U.S. tears itself apart over a Democrat EXCUSE for losing the election.
As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!….
James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians & Trump campaign was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election.
When James Clapper himself, and virtually everyone else with knowledge of the witch hunt, says there is no collusion, when does it end?
Apparently, President Trump had some dinner with Comey which is going to become a football, now. Maybe he has a recording of it. If he does,
- what will it reveal? will it shed more light, or more heat?
- and how will it come out?
- and was it legal?
- and has he been recording everything, creating a Pandora’s Box of new stuff for Democrats to pick over?
Either Trump is doing some brilliant PR strategy (brand-building? distracting people from something more important?) or a dumb one. Sigh.
IN OTHER NEWS: A Third World, brown-skinned woman (automatically credible to you lefties out there, right?) political leader alleges that Hillary Clinton ‘Personally Pressured’ Her to Aid Foundation Donor Despite Ethics Laws.
I don’t know if these particular charges are true, but a large number of these “pay for play” influence-peddling charges have swirled around the Clinton Foundation / Clinton Global Initiative. And continue to.
I think the Democrats have been corrupt for years, and the reason our current political debates are so high-stakes for them – the reason they keep hoping to score a knockout blow on Trump – is because they need to control the Justice Department and FBI. If Democrats can’t control them, the next couple of years will see some huge investigations / prosecutions of Democrat corruption.
And they know it. Hence, Robby Mook being “terrified” if Trump can de-politicize the FBI and DOJ (i.e., remove key Democrat appointees, restore normal practices). My theory.