In Which Chuck C. Johnson Goes on an All-Night Hate Binge: “Obama is Probably Gay”

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Chuck C. Johnson posing with his best friend

Every once in a while, smear merchant Chuck C. Johnson goes on an all-night hate bender on Twitter, spewing bizarre conspiracy theories and absurdly grandiose boasts in all directions. Last night’s example is a classic… but it actually began with a hilarious Freudian slip. (Now deleted.)

And now, without further ado, the Chuck C. Johnson firehose of right wing crazy. (In reverse chronological order.)

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152 comments

1 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 3, 2014 10:50:53am
2 jaunte  Dec 3, 2014 10:51:23am
I am a collector of out of the box thinkers, brilliant researchers, & courageous individuals who yearn to be free.

Translation:
Unpaid Minions Needed To Help My Career.

3 Kragar  Dec 3, 2014 10:52:33am
4 urbanmeemaw  Dec 3, 2014 10:52:42am

I don’t even want to think about what he might be smearing himself with.

5 Teukka  Dec 3, 2014 10:53:48am

re: #4 urbanmeemaw

I don’t even want to think about what he might be smearing himself with.

Or what he has been smoking, snorting, drinking, eating or injecting.

6 Ace-o-aces  Dec 3, 2014 10:54:07am

Wow, that is some weapons grade crazy.

7 Ace-o-aces  Dec 3, 2014 10:55:38am

Hard to pick which one of these tweets is the worst, but I think this is the frontrunner.

8 Kragar  Dec 3, 2014 10:55:39am
9 jaunte  Dec 3, 2014 10:56:01am
I love how I’m being gay bashed when I just had an amazing dinner cooked by my lovely wife because I had a typo. It happens. I’m unedited.

The continual seeking of validation because he has a lovely/hot/asian wife is especially pathetic.

10 Kragar  Dec 3, 2014 10:56:20am

re: #7 Ace-o-aces

Hard to pick which one of these tweets is the worst, but I think this is the frontrunner.

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Going out on a limb here and saying school.

11 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 3, 2014 10:56:24am

Wingnut meltdown over this in 3..2..1..

12 Targetpractice  Dec 3, 2014 10:57:08am

He really does have the mentality of a whiny teenager. “PAY ATTENTION TO ME! I’M IMPORTANT!!!”

13 Kragar  Dec 3, 2014 10:58:12am

Why on earth would people who plan to travel go and learn a language that for centuries was considered one of the international languages across the globe?

14 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 3, 2014 10:58:28am

“Mistress” is such an outdated, obsolete concept.

15 sunnygal  Dec 3, 2014 10:58:39am

Who cares what Sasha’s middle name is? Or that she even has one?

No doubt about it after reading all this. The man is demented.

16 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 3, 2014 11:00:50am

re: #15 sunnygal

Who cares what Sasha’s middle name is? Or that she even has one?

No doubt about it after reading all this. The man is demented.

Def on meth or crack

17 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Dec 3, 2014 11:00:57am

re:
#7

I speak fluent French and proficient Spanish. I want to know how Obama’s family came to speak it.

Drunk and on Twitter after midnight is no way to go through life, son.

18 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Dec 3, 2014 11:02:14am

re:
#11

FLOTUS talks about her dogs on Twitter!!!1 Outrageous outrage!!! No class!!! No Airforce One of you!!!!

19 urbanmeemaw  Dec 3, 2014 11:02:41am

re: #12 Targetpractice

He really does have the mentality of a whiny teenager. “PAY ATTENTION TO ME! I’M IMPORTANT!!!”

Hmm. Reminds me of Shrillrota and Griftwald.

20 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 3, 2014 11:03:04am

How crazy would be if at some point Chuck C revealed himself to be like, Alex Smith, a performance artist and this whole thing was just some bizarre act??

21 Decatur Deb  Dec 3, 2014 11:03:04am

re: #9 jaunte

The continual seeking of validation because he has a lovely/hot/asian wife is especially pathetic.

Reads that his wife cooked dinner because he had a typo. He might be a genius, but he’s too illiterate for publication.

corrected.

22 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 3, 2014 11:04:27am

OT.

Since I’m off work today I’m doing the Christmas decorating. Can someone please tell me why I NEVER have any luck with the lights? Every year I’m either missing strands or they don’t work.

This year i’ve got a case of both as one strand I have is only half on. I’ve gone over it twice and found no burned out bulbs. Another strand seems to be MIA as I’m one short of what I thought I had.

Off to Wal-mart I go…

23 jaunte  Dec 3, 2014 11:05:27am

re: #21 Decatur Deb

“Look, I had a meal! Cooked my my wife, who is lovely! Therefore it’s absurd that I’m being gay bashed!”

Also undermines his suggestion that lots of gay men marry women and father children with them.

24 iossarian  Dec 3, 2014 11:06:24am

re: #20 Eclectic Cyborg

How crazy would be if at some point Chuck C revealed himself to be like, Alex Smith, a performance artist and this whole thing was just some bizarre act.

Performance artist or right-wing political operative?

They tweet, you decide.

25 Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 3, 2014 11:06:31am

Truly, he is exactly the kind of person for whom the term “A Legend In His Own Mind” was coined. “I dare you to interview a two-bit Fresno blogger about the President’s sexuality! I speak several other languages fluently, but I can’t understand how someone else could do so!”

26 nines09  Dec 3, 2014 11:06:36am

If any women ever had coitus with this bowl of pissed on Cheerios they are probably in rehab, therapy, or witness protection.

27 lawhawk  Dec 3, 2014 11:07:01am

re: #5 Teukka

Or what he has been smoking, snorting, drinking, eating or injecting.

Mescaline. I think the salad green actually. /

28 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 3, 2014 11:07:25am

re: #11 The Vicious Fergushka

Wingnut meltdown over this in 3..2..1..

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A friend of mine has this on his tree this year…

29 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 3, 2014 11:07:56am

I think Twitter should give Chuck a brown checkmark.

30 Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 3, 2014 11:08:18am

re: #26 nines09

If any women ever had coitus with this bowl of pissed on Cheerios they are probably in rehab, therapy, or witness protection.

You’d think that, but after watching the first few minutes of a couple episodes of Jerry Springer, I’m convinced that there is someone out there for everyone.

Sometimes more than one someone, and occasionally closely related to each other.

31 ipsos  Dec 3, 2014 11:08:32am

I don’t spend much time in the Twitterverse…but I hope someone’s tweeting him probing questions in fluent French to see if he really speaks it well enough to respond.

32 Amory Blaine  Dec 3, 2014 11:08:55am
33 Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 3, 2014 11:09:42am

re: #32 Amory Blaine

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Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst BLUE RIBBON!

34 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 3, 2014 11:10:15am

I browsed through that collection and that is ONE STINKING SHITPILE OF CRAZY

35 jaunte  Dec 3, 2014 11:10:27am

re: #5 Teukka

Or what he has been smoking, snorting, drinking, eating or injecting.

His own bathwater.

36 iossarian  Dec 3, 2014 11:10:46am

re: #31 ipsos

I don’t spend much time in the Twitterverse…but I hope someone’s tweeting him probing questions in fluent French to see if he really speaks it well enough to respond.

“Je vais vous servir de la merde de chien, vous ne connaitrez pas la difference!”

37 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 3, 2014 11:12:39am

re: #36 iossarian

“Je vais vous servir de la merde de chien, vous ne connaitrez pas la difference!”

Tres Bien. :D

38 jaunte  Dec 3, 2014 11:13:21am

Zoot Alors!

39 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 3, 2014 11:13:27am

and…our favorite annoyance has reached -1000.
Congratulations!

40 lawhawk  Dec 3, 2014 11:13:41am

Michael Brown would be alive but for Darren Wilson not being a trigger happy cop who shoots first and wont be asked any probative questions later.

41 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 3, 2014 11:13:49am

These Christmas car ads always drive me nuts. Who the hell buys someone a car for Christmas and leaves it in the driveway with a giant bow on it??

42 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 3, 2014 11:14:30am

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

and…our favorite annoyance has reached -1000.
Congratulations!

You know what would be cool? If after a certain amount of negative Karma someone was insta-banned.

43 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 3, 2014 11:14:44am

re: #41 Eclectic Cyborg

These Christmas car ads always drive me nuts. Who the hell buys someone a car for Christmas and leaves it in the driveway with a giant bow on it??

Mitt Romney leaves it in the elevator.

44 Aunty Entity Dragon  Dec 3, 2014 11:14:53am

re: #36 iossarian

“Je vais vous servir de la merde de chien, vous ne connaitrez pas la difference!”

Aux Armes, Citoyens!

45 lawhawk  Dec 3, 2014 11:15:05am

re: #38 jaunte

Zoot Zut Alors!

Zut alors! I knew that French in JHS and HS would come back and pay off some day!

46 jaunte  Dec 3, 2014 11:15:32am

re: #44 Aunty Entity Dragon

On les aura!

47 Dave In Austin  Dec 3, 2014 11:16:42am

I would watch…..

Link

48 Feline Fearless Leader  Dec 3, 2014 11:16:46am

re: #41 Eclectic Cyborg

These Christmas car ads always drive me nuts. Who the hell buys someone a car for Christmas and leaves it in the driveway with a giant bow on it??

How about a used pick-up with a homemade trebuchet mounted into the bed?

:)

49 Jenner7  Dec 3, 2014 11:17:19am

ha!

50 Dr Lizardo  Dec 3, 2014 11:18:22am

re: #48 Feline Fearless Leader

How about a used pick-up with a homemade trebuchet mounted into the bed?

:)

Or better yet, a trebuchet that launches cars?

Youtube Video

51 lawhawk  Dec 3, 2014 11:18:49am

Breaking:

Not how I would have seen things, but that’s what they did. No indictment. Not even on reckless endangerment considering that he didn’t follow police procedures and used a chokehold that isn’t permitted. That’s despite a ME finding that the death was a homicide, and not due to a medical condition.

52 goddamnedfrank  Dec 3, 2014 11:18:55am

re: #7 Ace-o-aces

Hard to pick which one of these tweets is the worst, but I think this is the frontrunner.

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Chuck most certainly does not speak fluent French. I’ve read his attempts at the language on Twitter, it’s a hodgepodge of syntax and usage errors with no understanding of idiom. Basically, Google translate masquerading as fluency.

53 jaunte  Dec 3, 2014 11:20:03am

“…cops say they initially mistook the bright yellow fruit for a real weapon. In an affidavit, one of the officers insisted that guns come in many shapes and colors.”

54 Aunty Entity Dragon  Dec 3, 2014 11:20:11am

re: #46 jaunte

On les aura!

Just because I finally get to turn my paper in on Robespierre next week…

Allons enfants de la patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !
Contre nous de la tyrannie
L’étendard sanglant est levé ! (bis)
Entendez-vous dans les campagnes,
Mugir ces féroces soldats ?
Ils viennent jusque dans nos bras
Égorger nos fils, nos compagnes !

Refrain:

Aux armes, citoyens !
Formez vos bataillons !
Marchons ! Marchons !
Qu’un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons !

55 ramex  Dec 3, 2014 11:20:12am

Bemused indifference? So he’s indifferent towards those gay people who confuse the crazy fuck out of him by the mere fact of their existence, and cause him to feverishly dream all night long of a gay president?

56 iossarian  Dec 3, 2014 11:20:50am

re: #49 Jenner7

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ha!

So true, and particularly apt given that the whinge-fest over the Rams protest isn’t even cold and in the ground yet.

57 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Dec 3, 2014 11:21:02am

re:
#51

If Eric Garner were something other than a thug he would still be alive….

58 Charles Johnson  Dec 3, 2014 11:21:28am

This kind of shit goes over BIG with the right wing crowd.

59 lawhawk  Dec 3, 2014 11:22:41am
60 Targetpractice  Dec 3, 2014 11:23:31am

re: #40 lawhawk

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Michael Brown would be alive but for Darren Wilson not being a trigger happy cop who shoots first and wont be asked any probative questions later.

As somebody noted to me the other day, “thug” has become the PC alternative for “ni-CLANG,” a way for racists to perpetuate the idea that there’s two groups: “black people” and “thugs.”

61 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 3, 2014 11:23:50am

re: #54 Aunty Entity Dragon

Just because I finally get to turn my paper in on Robespierre next week…

Allons enfants de la patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !
Contre nous de la tyrannie
L’étendard sanglant est levé ! (bis)
Entendez-vous dans les campagnes,
Mugir ces féroces soldats ?
Ils viennent jusque dans nos bras
Égorger nos fils, nos compagnes !

Refrain:

Aux armes, citoyens !
Formez vos bataillons !
Marchons ! Marchons !
Qu’un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons !

Ô Canada! Terre de nos aïeux,
Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!

Car ton bras sait porter l’épée,
Il sait porter la croix!

Ton histoire est une épopée
Des plus brillants exploits.

Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

62 Aunty Entity Dragon  Dec 3, 2014 11:23:55am

re: #51 lawhawk

Breaking:

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Not how I would have seen things, but that’s what they did. No indictment. Not even on reckless endangerment considering that he didn’t follow police procedures and used a chokehold that isn’t permitted. That’s despite a ME finding that the death was a homicide, and not due to a medical condition.

Here we go again.

When you couldn’t get an indictment in Washington State for a housewife (Robin Pratt) who gets her neck blown apart by a submachine gun wielded by a SWAT officer on a bad tip raid while she was kneeling and pleading for her daughter and niece to not be harmed…you are simply not going to get indictments for cops on just about anything done in uniform.

At all.

I think Orwell had something to say about this regarding “more equal then the others” business.

63 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 3, 2014 11:23:55am

re: #59 lawhawk

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Who watches the watchers?

64 darthstar  Dec 3, 2014 11:24:23am

re: #58 Charles Johnson

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This kind of shit goes over BIG with the right wing crowd.

The difference between Rush and CCJ - about $400 million.

65 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 3, 2014 11:24:29am

re: #61 The Vicious Fergushka

Ô Canada! Terre de nos aïeux,
Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!

Car ton bras sait porter l’épée,
Il sait porter la croix!

Ton histoire est une épopée
Des plus brillants exploits.

Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

Thanks for that. My wife thinks O Canada in French is like the coolest thing ever and makes me sing it to her every now and then.

66 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 3, 2014 11:24:51am

re: #64 darthstar

The difference between Rush and CCJ - about $400 million.

Not to mention 385 pounds and three wives.

67 ramex  Dec 3, 2014 11:25:14am

re: #58 Charles Johnson

If Chuck C Johnson is as good as it gets in the young-conservative-go-getters department, then conservatism is over. That Rush Limbaugh would even notice the clown is telling of the state of the right wing.

68 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 3, 2014 11:25:41am

re: #65 Eclectic Cyborg

Thanks for that. My wife thinks O Canada in French is like the coolest thing ever and makes me sing it to her every now and then.

Youtube Video

69 thecommodore  Dec 3, 2014 11:25:52am

how long do you think it will be before Chuck pushes the “Michelle Obama is a man” conspiracy?

70 No Country For Old Haters  Dec 3, 2014 11:26:11am
71 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 3, 2014 11:26:18am

re: #67 ramex

If Chuck C Johnson is as good as it gets in the young-conservative-go-getters department, then conservatism is over. That Rush Limbaugh would even notice the clown is telling of the state of the right wing.

The young conservative dream right now is essentially Chuck C, Ben Shapiro, James O’Keefe and Lila Rose.

Think about that.

72 ipsos  Dec 3, 2014 11:26:21am

re: #40 lawhawk

“Thug” is now an automatic trigger for deletion from my FB feed. (Now if only I could make it truly automatic.)

73 darthstar  Dec 3, 2014 11:26:38am

When you cut off someone’s air supply, their voices often sound demonic.

74 jamesfirecat  Dec 3, 2014 11:26:48am

Hey Charles, I just noticed that a comment being deleted does not override the way it is hidden if it got too many down dings before being deleted.

That’s a little silly in my opinion since what’s the point of hiding it when there’s nothing left to hide?

75 ramex  Dec 3, 2014 11:27:23am

re: #71 Eclectic Cyborg

I’ll think about it, but with bemused indifference.

76 Feline Fearless Leader  Dec 3, 2014 11:28:36am

re: #60 Targetpractice

As somebody noted to me the other day, “thug” has become the PC alternative for “ni-CLANG,” a way for racists to perpetuate the idea that there’s two groups: “black people” and “thugs.”

Can we therefore bring “scuttlers” and “peaky blinders” back into active vocabulary?
//

77 Franklin  Dec 3, 2014 11:28:38am

re: #64 darthstar

The difference between Rush and CCJ - about $400 million.

Rush Limbaughs favorite memories as a child was sitting with his meemaw and reading CCJ’s twitter timeline.

78 No Country For Old Haters  Dec 3, 2014 11:28:55am

re: #16 The Vicious Fergushka

Def on meth or crack

Maybe, but I think it does a disservice to hard drug users when someone associates them with a loser like the wingnut CJ. Only the most out of control drug users completely disconnect from reality and start living in a fantasy world like this crazed blogger.

79 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 3, 2014 11:28:57am

Le chanson Français que j’aime le mieux
Youtube Video

80 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 3, 2014 11:28:59am

re: #69 thecommodore

how long do you think it will be before Chuck pushes the “Michelle Obama is a man” conspiracy?

He has, in the past, retweeted people saying that.

81 Ace-o-aces  Dec 3, 2014 11:29:07am

re: #20 Eclectic Cyborg

How crazy would be if at some point Chuck C revealed himself to be like, Alex Smith, a performance artist and this whole thing was just some bizarre act??

If he’s been able to keep it up at this level, for this long, it would make him one of the greatest satirists of our time.

82 Feline Fearless Leader  Dec 3, 2014 11:29:07am

re: #61 The Vicious Fergushka

(hand wave)
These aren’t the droits you’re looking for.

83 Jenner7  Dec 3, 2014 11:29:49am

Seriously? Do they only pick KKK members on GJ’s?? God damn!

84 Sionainn  Dec 3, 2014 11:30:07am

re: #51 lawhawk

Breaking:

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Not how I would have seen things, but that’s what they did. No indictment. Not even on reckless endangerment considering that he didn’t follow police procedures and used a chokehold that isn’t permitted. That’s despite a ME finding that the death was a homicide, and not due to a medical condition.

Fuck!

85 Jenner7  Dec 3, 2014 11:30:21am
86 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 3, 2014 11:30:48am

Can we just get rid of fucking Grand Juries already? PLEASE?

87 Ace-o-aces  Dec 3, 2014 11:31:04am

re: #70 No Country For Old Haters

88 allegro  Dec 3, 2014 11:31:08am

In the latest chapter of “That Explains A Lot”… had a visit from the park manager this morning. As I related yesterday, I had a creepy encounter with another resident in the laundry room that resulted in the guy screaming expletives at me as I left with my laundry. He was so loud and violently angry that it drew the manager out of the office next door. All of this was because, after his specific query, I told him that I was a liberal and I thought the Keystone pipeline was a bad idea.

It seems that over the past several years he has grown increasingly angry, paranoid, hostile, and belligerent, prompting numerous complaints from his neighbors. Turns out that since his retirement, he sits in his rig 24/7 watching… guess… Fox news.

The manager asked if I wanted to file a complaint.

89 Dr Lizardo  Dec 3, 2014 11:31:48am

re: #51 lawhawk

The law don’t mean shit
if you’ve got the right friends….
that’s how this country’s run.
Twinkies are the best friend
I ever had
I fought the law and I won.

-Dead Kennedys, “I Fought The Law”

Youtube Video

90 Kragar  Dec 3, 2014 11:32:11am
91 lawhawk  Dec 3, 2014 11:33:19am
92 Sionainn  Dec 3, 2014 11:33:30am

re: #88 allegro

In the latest chapter of “That Explains A Lot”… had a visit from the park manager this morning. As I related yesterday, I had a creepy encounter with another resident in the laundry room that resulted in the guy screaming expletives at me as I left with my laundry. He was so loud and violently angry that it drew the manager out of the office next door. All of this was because, after his specific query, I told him that I was a liberal and I thought the Keystone pipeline was a bad idea.

It seems that over the past several years he has grown increasingly angry, paranoid, hostile, and belligerent, prompting numerous complaints from his neighbors. Turns out that since his retirement, he sits in his rig 24/7 watching… guess… Fox news.

The manager asked if I wanted to file a complaint.

I hope you did file a complaint.

93 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 3, 2014 11:34:11am

re: #88 allegro

Normally I would advise ignoring it, but this guy sounds unbalanced.
File a complaint.

94 ipsos  Dec 3, 2014 11:34:19am

re: #73 darthstar

Bury the rag deep in your face
Now is the time for your tears

- Bob Dylan, “Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”

95 #FergusonFireside  Dec 3, 2014 11:34:44am

re: #51 lawhawk

Breaking:

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Not how I would have seen things, but that’s what they did. No indictment. Not even on reckless endangerment considering that he didn’t follow police procedures and used a chokehold that isn’t permitted. That’s despite a ME finding that the death was a homicide, and not due to a medical condition.

Holy shit.

96 Feline Fearless Leader  Dec 3, 2014 11:35:02am

re: #88 allegro

In the latest chapter of “That Explains A Lot”… had a visit from the park manager this morning. As I related yesterday, I had a creepy encounter with another resident in the laundry room that resulted in the guy screaming expletives at me as I left with my laundry. He was so loud and violently angry that it drew the manager out of the office next door. All of this was because, after his specific query, I told him that I was a liberal and I thought the Keystone pipeline was a bad idea.

It seems that over the past several years he has grown increasingly angry, paranoid, hostile, and belligerent, prompting numerous complaints from his neighbors. Turns out that since his retirement, he sits in his rig 24/7 watching… guess… Fox news.

The manager asked if I wanted to file a complaint.

Which trailer holds the Argument Clinic? We’ve seen abuse and complaints.

97 Dr. Matt  Dec 3, 2014 11:35:22am

re: #4 urbanmeemaw

I don’t even want to think about what he might be smearing himself with.

1 Ginger, 1 Cup.

98 Targetpractice  Dec 3, 2014 11:35:41am

re: #91 lawhawk

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We might as well just go ahead and declare that cops can do no wrong. Even with video evidence, people are inclined to believe that a cop was doing the right thing. Wouldn’t surprise me if more than one of the morons who voted not to indict though that Garner deserved whatever he got for tangling with a cop.

99 nearly-headless smith25  Dec 3, 2014 11:36:46am

re: #98 Targetpractice

We might as well just go ahead and declare that cops can do no wrong. Even with video evidence, people are inclined to believe that a cop was doing the right thing. Wouldn’t surprise me if more than one of the morons who voted not to indict though that Garner deserved whatever he got for tangling with a cop.

This is just so crazy. Totally not surprised by no indictment. This is America after all.

100 darthstar  Dec 3, 2014 11:37:19am

re: #98 Targetpractice

We might as well just go ahead and declare that cops can do no wrong. Even with video evidence, people are inclined to believe that a cop was doing the right thing. Wouldn’t surprise me if more than one of the morons who voted not to indict though that Garner deserved whatever he got for tangling with a cop.

He never tangled, he never attacked, and he didn’t even resist arrest.

101 Skip Intro  Dec 3, 2014 11:37:35am

Senator Aqua Buddha explains his opposition to Net Neutrality.

“Yeah, I don’t want to see regulation of the Internet. I think it’s the wrong way to go about it.”

huffingtonpost.com

102 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 3, 2014 11:37:47am

re: #54 Aunty Entity Dragon

Just because I finally get to turn my paper in on Robespierre next week…

Allons enfants de la patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !
Contre nous de la tyrannie
L’étendard sanglant est levé ! (bis)
Entendez-vous dans les campagnes,
Mugir ces féroces soldats ?
Ils viennent jusque dans nos bras
Égorger nos fils, nos compagnes !

Refrain:

Aux armes, citoyens !
Formez vos bataillons !
Marchons ! Marchons !
Qu’un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons !

Robespierre would have made a great Teahadi.

103 Targetpractice  Dec 3, 2014 11:37:54am

re: #100 darthstar

He never tangled, he never attacked, and he didn’t even resist arrest.

Well obviously he did something, because a cop wouldn’t lie, would he?

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104 HappyWarrior  Dec 3, 2014 11:38:39am

re: #101 Skip Intro

Senator Aqua Buddha explains his opposition to Net Neutrality.

“Yeah, I don’t want to see regulation of the Internet. I think it’s the wrong way to go about it.”

huffingtonpost.com

Derpity derp.

105 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 3, 2014 11:38:41am

re: #101 Skip Intro

Senator Aqua Buddha explains his opposition to Net Neutrality.

“Yeah, I don’t want to see regulation of the Internet. I think it’s the wrong way to go about it.”

huffingtonpost.com

Yeah, because that makes TOTAL sense…

106 Jenner7  Dec 3, 2014 11:38:48am

Yup, and it’s completely justified. Shut it down.

107 Aunty Entity Dragon  Dec 3, 2014 11:39:12am

re: #98 Targetpractice

We might as well just go ahead and declare that cops can do no wrong. Even with video evidence, people are inclined to believe that a cop was doing the right thing. Wouldn’t surprise me if more than one of the morons who voted not to indict though that Garner deserved whatever he got for tangling with a cop.

You see that mentality a lot in comments around the web.

It’s like a big chunk of the American people have turned into the sadistic juror from 12 Angry Men.

As long as it is somebody from group (fill in the blank) that they don’t like, far too many people are perfectly fine with extra-judicial execution, and they get the vicarious thrill of supporting the punishment supposedly done in the name of (their) society.

108 Kragar  Dec 3, 2014 11:39:12am
109 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 3, 2014 11:39:21am

The French version of O Canada has religious & imperialistic overtones not found in the English version.

110 No Country For Old Haters  Dec 3, 2014 11:39:58am

re: #88 allegro

Definitely file a complaint. People who’ve gone off the deep end from wingnut propaganda do not generally recover on their own, the pathology gets more and more extreme over time.

111 Targetpractice  Dec 3, 2014 11:41:33am

And it probably goes without saying that, even with an ME ruling Garner’s death a homicide and video evidence of the cop in violation of department policy, odds are good that the DA will decide not to go forward with any charges.

112 Aunty Entity Dragon  Dec 3, 2014 11:41:52am

re: #102 William Barnett-Lewis

Robespierre would have made a great Teahadi.

Not really. He, St-Just, Fouquier-Tinville, d’Herbois, Marat et al were far closer to modern Leninism…albeit they still supported private property rights.

113 nearly-headless smith25  Dec 3, 2014 11:44:03am
114 darthstar  Dec 3, 2014 11:44:22am

re: #103 Targetpractice

Well obviously he did something, because a cop wouldn’t lie, would he?

////

He was big and black and selling cigarettes for a few cents of profit each. I can’t imagine even trying to sell individual cigarettes in front of a store. That world is so far removed from the world I live in I can’t even imagine what it’s like. How much is he making per cigarette? 25 cents at most? Figure $5 a pack, if he sells them for .50 each he makes enough to buy two packs to sell…that’s third world commerce - like children on the streets in Manila selling flowers in traffic.

115 allegro  Dec 3, 2014 11:44:54am

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

Normally I would advise ignoring it, but this guy sounds unbalanced.
File a complaint.

I told the manager to go ahead and for that very reason. That he went so berserk over nothing really had me shaken for a while and concerned that he knew where I lived. If he’s escalating like this, someone could get hurt.

116 darthstar  Dec 3, 2014 11:45:35am

re: #114 darthstar

He was big and black and selling cigarettes for a few cents of profit each. I can’t imagine even trying to sell individual cigarettes in front of a store. That world is so far removed from the world I live in I can’t even imagine what it’s like. How much is he making per cigarette? 25 cents at most? Figure $5 a pack, if he sells them for .50 each he makes enough to buy two packs to sell…that’s third world commerce - like children on the streets in Manila selling flowers in traffic.

In addition to not understanding how there was no indictment, I’m amazed at the level of poverty we see in this country without batting an eye.

117 HappyWarrior  Dec 3, 2014 11:46:15am

re: #116 darthstar

In addition to not understanding how there was no indictment, I’m amazed at the level of poverty we see in this country without batting an eye.

Yep and if you talk about it. You get labeled a communist.

118 Ace-o-aces  Dec 3, 2014 11:46:15am

American police officers convicted of murder
en.wikipedia.org

Incomplete list, of course, but none of them convicted for use of excessive force during the course of duty.

119 Aunty Entity Dragon  Dec 3, 2014 11:46:41am

re: #108 Kragar

[Embedded content]

YES YES YES

We had video of Fullerton plice beating a mentally ill homeless man to death!

No conviction.

We had video of a San Bernardino deputy shooting a compliant man in the back as he followed orders.

No conviction.

Oscar Grant murder in the Oakland subway.

Officer got less then 1 year in jail for killing a handcuffed, prone black man.

Rodney King…

It took federal charges to get convictions on only 2 of the 4 originally charged by the state.

The system is NOT broken. It is doing what it was designed to do 150 years ago: Protect some people at the expense of others.

120 Feline Fearless Leader  Dec 3, 2014 11:47:09am

re: #114 darthstar

He was big and black and selling cigarettes for a few cents of profit each. I can’t imagine even trying to sell individual cigarettes in front of a store. That world is so far removed from the world I live in I can’t even imagine what it’s like. How much is he making per cigarette? 25 cents at most? Figure $5 a pack, if he sells them for .50 each he makes enough to buy two packs to sell…that’s third world commerce - like children on the streets in Manila selling flowers in traffic.

He should have told the cops he was a libertarian who didn’t believe on principle that cigarettes should be taxed and that the city (or state) therefore had no right to interfere with commerce between free citizens in that way.
///

121 HappyWarrior  Dec 3, 2014 11:48:12am

This shit is just getting old. I have to be honest. I’m at the point where I don’t trust the police.

122 lawhawk  Dec 3, 2014 11:48:27am

It’s hard to say that Staten Islanders didn’t go all Staten Island with the failure to indict, but they went all Staten Island. They are far more conservative and law-and-order-ish than the rest of the City, but the fact that they ignored the video showing clear misconduct shows problems with trying police officers.

It’s an impossibly high bar, and that even clear video showing misconduct is no guarantee that an indictment can be filed against police.

It’s also no wonder so many in the minority community have no reason to trust the justice system when they see rank injustice applied at every turn - especially when it comes to members of their own community slain at the hands of the police with no criminal charges filed.

123 Targetpractice  Dec 3, 2014 11:49:23am

re: #113 nearly-headless smith25

[Embedded content]

Hey now, don’t fret, we’ll soon have plenty of white folks telling us that “black leaders” need to deal with “black culture” that is leading to such lawlessness. That if these folks just get right with the law, they’ll have no problems from cops…except, you know, when they walk down the street with their hands in their jacket pockets because its cold.

Or walk in the middle of the street.

Or play with a plastic gun.

Or hold a BB gun in a Wal-Mart.

124 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 3, 2014 11:49:49am

re: #116 darthstar

In addition to not understanding how there was no indictment, I’m amazed at the level of poverty we see in this country without batting an eye.

Speaking of which, this meme is going around:
HURR HURR MOTIVATE TEH POORS BY TAKING AWAY THERE MEDICAID!!!! MAKE TEH LAZY MOOCHERS WORK!!!!!

125 darthstar  Dec 3, 2014 11:50:55am
126 Skip Intro  Dec 3, 2014 11:50:57am

Now here’s a guy both UpChuck and Rush Limbaugh could really get behind.

Christian Pastor’s ‘Biblical’ FINAL SOLUTION to homosexuality…mass killings

Youtube Video

127 Kragar  Dec 3, 2014 11:51:06am
128 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 3, 2014 11:51:30am

10% DECLINE IN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY APPLICATIONS!!!!!!!
I just can’t even. No able bodied person applies for below-poverty-level SS disability.

129 unproven innocence  Dec 3, 2014 11:51:42am

re: #107 Aunty Entity Dragon

You see that mentality a lot in comments around the web.

It’s like a big chunk of the American people have turned into the sadistic juror from 12 Angry Men.

As long as it is somebody from group (fill in the blank) that they don’t like, far too many people are perfectly fine with extra-judicial execution, and they get the vicarious thrill of supporting the punishment supposedly done in the name of (their) society.

The Twelve Angry Men plotline is unrealistic in modern America. No one would get the switchblade past security.

130 Romantic Heretic  Dec 3, 2014 11:52:09am

re: #16 The Vicious Fergushka

Def on meth or crack

Not necessary. Hate alone will make a person high.

UpChuck’s posts are him getting high in public. It’s allowed because hate isn’t really frowned upon the way crack or meth addiction is.

131 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 3, 2014 11:52:09am
132 BlueGrl21  Dec 3, 2014 11:52:41am

I know we all know this man is not OK. That there is genuinely something wrong with him.

These are the rantings of a psychopath. This is Eric Harris and Columbine. This is Tim McVey. This is beyond right-wing frothing.

Is he crazy? No. He’s a psychopath. And we can say “they’re all psychopaths.” No, they are not. But this guy is.

Worst thing you can do to one is expose them because they live on a tissue of lies. He has no charm so he can’t get what he wants that way. So he goes for aggression built on lies that HE BELIEVES.

Will he actually go off and be dangerous? I don’t know. I don’t know if he’s violent, most psychopaths are not. But I know this. If he’s threatening someone they need to get a restraining order. And this guy needs to be watched very carefully.

I choose to be anonymous on this board. But trust me, I know of what I speak.

133 Rightwingconspirator  Dec 3, 2014 11:53:06am

re: #53 jaunte

[Embedded content]

I’d love for that cop to name me any gun that A, comes in yellow and or is shaped like a fruit.

134 No Country For Old Haters  Dec 3, 2014 11:53:13am

re: #121 HappyWarrior

This shit is just getting old. I have to be honest. I’m at the point where I don’t trust the police.

I reached that point decades ago, but then I enjoy cannabis, which our misguided police state will lock you away for.

135 Aunty Entity Dragon  Dec 3, 2014 11:54:02am

re: #122 lawhawk

It’s hard to say that Staten Islanders didn’t go all Staten Island with the failure to indict, but they went all Staten Island. They are far more conservative and law-and-order-ish than the rest of the City, but the fact that they ignored the video showing clear misconduct shows problems with trying police officers.

It’s an impossibly high bar, and that even clear video showing misconduct is no guarantee that an indictment can be filed against police.

It’s also no wonder so many in the minority community have no reason to trust the justice system when they see rank injustice applied at every turn - especially when it comes to members of their own community slain at the hands of the police with no criminal charges filed.

So at what point do African Americans have a right to feel that violence becomes an acceptable reaction to institutionalized injustice?

Because I am starting to see genuine calls for violence from some quarters (including at Salon)…and 30 years of “conversations”, “panels” and “commissions” have done next to nothing to deal with the problem of police violence on minorities.

If anything, police violence had spread to include white middle class America.

136 Romantic Heretic  Dec 3, 2014 11:54:21am

re: #28 Eclectic Cyborg

A friend of mine has this on his tree this year…

Embedded Image

Humour? Fanatics don’t have it or it’s the sort of comedy The Joker would find amusing.

137 No Country For Old Haters  Dec 3, 2014 11:55:48am

re: #135 Aunty Entity Dragon

So at what point do African Americans have a right to feel that violence becomes an acceptable reaction to institutionalized injustice?

Because I am starting to see genuine calls for violence from some quarters (including at Salon)…and 30 years of “conversations”, “panels” and “commissions” have done next to nothing to deal with the problem of police violence on minorities.

If anything, police violence had spread to include white middle class America.

They can feel it’s appropriate all they want, but if they actually start a race war, they play right into the hands of the white nationalists that are currently oppressing them, and will just get themselves killed, and reinforce the beliefs of racists.

138 lawhawk  Dec 3, 2014 11:59:52am

re: #135 Aunty Entity Dragon

I wish I had an answer, but I don’t see any - especially at the federal level. We might see some individual states move on this, but if you can’t get indictments in NYC (yeah, Staten Island is the most right wing of the boroughs, but it’s still state and city law that applies), you’re going to have a hard time elsewhere. Reforming the law surrounding excessive force and police misconduct needs to be done - perhaps starting with changing the presumption that force is justified. It should be a rebuttable presumption - meaning that the officer has to prove it is justified, pushing the matter to trial, and at least giving families hope that there can be indictments.

It’s a small but significant step.

I know that the law and order types will have issues with changing that presumption and that their word will be questioned or that it somehow undermines their authority, but they are officers of the law and should ultimately be answerable to the community they serve. They are doing a disservice to everyone by engaging in unlawful killings that go unpunished because the system is set up so that even indictment is nearly impossible to come by.

139 BeachDem  Dec 3, 2014 12:00:03pm

re: #85 Jenner7

[Embedded content]

Staten Island—where Michael Grimm, under indictment on 20 counts, and who threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony after breaking him in half, was re-elected to the House in 2014 by a 13+ point margin.

Not saying, but…

140 leftynyc  Dec 3, 2014 12:02:26pm

re: #122 lawhawk

It’s hard to say that Staten Islanders didn’t go all Staten Island with the failure to indict, but they went all Staten Island. They are far more conservative and law-and-order-ish than the rest of the City, but the fact that they ignored the video showing clear misconduct shows problems with trying police officers.

It’s an impossibly high bar, and that even clear video showing misconduct is no guarantee that an indictment can be filed against police.

It’s also no wonder so many in the minority community have no reason to trust the justice system when they see rank injustice applied at every turn - especially when it comes to members of their own community slain at the hands of the police with no criminal charges filed.

100% agreement. When I first heard I knew two words explained it all: Staten Island. Very blue collar and many police officers live there.

141 lawhawk  Dec 3, 2014 12:03:21pm

re: #139 BeachDem

Staten Island—where Michael Grimm, under indictment on 20 counts, and who threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony after breaking him in half, was re-elected to the House in 2014 by a 13+ point margin.

Not saying, but…

No, say it. Because it needs to be said. The same electorate that would have no problem sending an indicted Congressman back to Congress despite threatening to throw a reporter off a balcony in The Capitol is all for law-and-order when it comes to the NYPD - they can’t do any wrong. It’s cognitive dissonance at its worst.

142 Romantic Heretic  Dec 3, 2014 12:10:43pm

re: #101 Skip Intro

Senator Aqua Buddha explains his opposition to Net Neutrality.

“Yeah, I don’t want to see regulation of the Internet. I think it’s the wrong way to go about it.”

huffingtonpost.com

He’s also against regulating murder and rape because, hey, you can trust most people not to do those things. //

143 Romantic Heretic  Dec 3, 2014 12:11:34pm

re: #107 Aunty Entity Dragon

You see that mentality a lot in comments around the web.

It’s like a big chunk of the American people have turned into the sadistic juror from 12 Angry Men.

As long as it is somebody from group (fill in the blank) that they don’t like, far too many people are perfectly fine with extra-judicial execution, and they get the vicarious thrill of supporting the punishment supposedly done in the name of (their) society.

Murder by proxy as I put it a few days ago.

144 Romantic Heretic  Dec 3, 2014 12:13:17pm

re: #112 Aunty Entity Dragon

Not really. He, St-Just, Fouquier-Tinville, d’Herbois, Marat et al were far closer to modern Leninism…albeit they still supported private property rights.

Differentiating between different types of fanatics is like differentiating between different types of venomous snakes. The important thing is that if you’re bitten by any of them you’re fucked.

145 taserian  Dec 3, 2014 12:14:30pm

Thought experiment:
I wonder if there’s multiple factors involved with this lack of indictments. Part of it being a sense (misguided or not) that if the public indicts the police that protect them, they won’t do so in the future. Add to this the fact that police departments are very protective of their own, and whistleblower cops are detested forevermore within their brotherhood.

So insiders can’t criticize without being shunned, and outsiders (e.g., juries) are afraid to lose the good aspects of police protection. I don’t see a viable solution to these factors.

146 Eventual Carrion  Dec 3, 2014 12:22:08pm

re: #117 HappyWarrior

Yep and if you talk about it. You get labeled a communist.

But if any one of us should interfere
In the business of why there are poor
They get the same as the rebel Jesus
- The Rebel Jesus

147 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Dec 3, 2014 12:36:28pm

re: #15 sunnygal

Who cares what Sasha’s middle name is? Or that she even has one?

No doubt about it after reading all this. The man is demented.

He is used to needing a middle name to look up juvenile records…

148 meteor  Dec 3, 2014 1:03:12pm

re: #46 jaunte

Le croissant!

149 Egregious Philbin  Dec 3, 2014 2:31:59pm

Chuckie is cracking up, no doubt. How long before he gets checked into a soft sided room with no view?

150 meteor  Dec 3, 2014 6:55:02pm

But what about the furniture? I want to know about the guy who sold furniture.

151 De Kolta Chair  Dec 3, 2014 9:20:09pm
152 jonhendry  Dec 3, 2014 9:44:58pm

re: #114 darthstar

He was big and black and selling cigarettes for a few cents of profit each. I can’t imagine even trying to sell individual cigarettes in front of a store. That world is so far removed from the world I live in I can’t even imagine what it’s like. How much is he making per cigarette? 25 cents at most? Figure $5 a pack, if he sells them for .50 each he makes enough to buy two packs to sell…that’s third world commerce - like children on the streets in Manila selling flowers in traffic.

I would guess the cigarettes were probably purchased in a state where they are significantly cheaper than in New York.

According to the Awl, a pack of smokes in New York costs $12.85. A pack in Virginia costs $5.25.

According to the state of Virginia:

• In Richmond, Virginia, a carton of premium cigarettes costs a consumer approximately $40 - $45.
• In New York City, a carton of premium cigarettes costs a consumer approximately $120 - $150.
• The profit on one diverted carload of 750
contraband cartons can approach $43,000 due
to these price differentials.

Garner obviously wouldn’t have been getting that kind of profit, because he may have paid a markup above the Virginia price, but it shows that the profit margin is probably better than you might think.


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