No Connection. Totally Separate.


[James] Hodgkinson allegedly used an M-4 assault rifle to squeeze off as many as 60 shots at lawmakers, according to CBS News.

A Facebook page belonging to a James T. Hodgkinson shows him as politically active, with several photos of former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

On March 22, Hodgkinson wrote in a post, “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.” and linked to a petition calling for the removal of President Trump. NY Post

Source TMZ and Breitbart

Source NY Times

UPDATE: Totally Unrelated:

David Simon, creator of HBO’s famed crime drama The Wire, suggested that those who oppose Donald Trump should “pick up a goddamn brick” if the president fires special counsel Robert Mueller. – Breitbart.

“If Donald Trump fires Robert Mueller and is allowed to do so, pick up a goddamn brick,” Simon tweeted Monday. “That’s all that’s left to you.”

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For the record, we’re all responsible for our actions. The shooter did the shooting. But our actions are related to the actions of others. For many years the left has promoted a “give peace a chance” verbal stance, while a mean ideological rigidness has guided them.

“You CAN’T say that,” has literally become “you are not authorized to say that.”

“Fight FASCISM” has become “let’s take to the streets and pick a fight with people we think are fascists.”

In the minds of too many on the right, but especially lately on the left…the opposing side isn’t just wrong, they are evil, subhuman. These days, due to repeated electoral defeats, the left is especially resentful and angry.

If today’s shooting was a political act, God help us.

As Ben Franklin said, if we do not hang together, we will surely hang separately. 

Or hang each other.

Another Damned Update: (h/t Ace.mu.nu)

 

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16 thoughts on “No Connection. Totally Separate.

  1. bystander

    Willy scribbles on his “blog”:

    “In the Age of Trump where so many of these sorts of shootings are done by disaffected, disturbed white conservatives”

    What the hell is he talking about?

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    1. This Other Latin F*cker

      Bill is still allowed to post here. He should back up his words with proof. Stop laughing! It might happen. So Bill, care to point us to political assassinations perpetrated by “disaffected, disturbed white conservatives”? Please confine you answers to a reasonable time frame. Going back and trying to shoehorn Oswald into the mold won’t work.

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      1. gmhowell

        As usual, he ran away to lick his wounds, pretending he would rather write about politics rather than getting kicked in his metaphorical nuts.

        On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 8:45 PM Dave Alexander & Company with David Edgren and Gus Bailey – The Artisan Craft Blog wrote:

        > This Other Latin F*cker commented: “Bill is still allowed to post here. He > should back up his words with proof. Stop laughing! It might happen. So > Bill, care to point us to political assassinations perpetrated by > “disaffected, disturbed white conservatives”? Please confine you answers ” >

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  2. JeffM

    I am normally even tempered. But when you have senators like Tim Kaine advocating political violence in the streets on the same day someone tried to murder duly elected conservative representatives, the norms of political democracy have been abandoned.

    If someone murders an elected Democrat and I am on the jury, I am voting not guilty. They have brought this on themselves.

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  3. onwyrdsdream

    ‘ “give peace a chance” verbal stance’
    read as, “give a socialist world government a chance or we’ll murder you.”

    What is it with the left and trying to sick uncivilized people on their enemies. It isn’t even feeding the alligator and hoping he eats you last. It’s trying to get the gator to eat people without really thinking about how a gator that eats people is probably not going to see you as anything other than food.

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    1. onwyrdsdream

      A Facebook page belonging to a James T. Hodgkinson shows him as politically active, with several photos of former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

      I’ve disliked FDR almost from the day I became truly aware of politics. Probably for exactly the same reason this guy was a fan.

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  4. lorddewclaw

    Point of order.

    An “M-4” is the shorter barrel carbine version of an M-16. It features a three round burst feature that I seriously doubt the shooter yesterday possessed (video of the incident only capturing single shots).

    He most likely used the civilian carbine variant of the AR-15. It is not an “assault rifle.” It is a semi-automatic… one trigger pull, one shot. I happen to own this type of gun. There way more effective guns out there, but leave it to CBS to be push the scary black military gun trope.

    Never let a good mass shooting incident by a lib go to waste for gun control pushes, eh CBS?

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    1. Gus Bailey

      Could be that he had an illegal SBR variant?
      He could still be loading 5.56 NATO; but I’ll grant that it was highly unlikely selective fire.

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      1. lorddewclaw

        I am sure if that murderous libturd was using an illegal gun, the media would be short stroking it all over the place this morning.

        That jackwagon was trying to kill as many as he could, so if he had three shot burst, he would have been using it.

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      2. gmhowell

        Reports today are SKS.

        On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 1:45 PM, Dave Alexander & Company with David Edgren and Gus Bailey – The Artisan Craft Blog wrote:

        > lorddewclaw commented: “I am sure if that murderous libturd was using an > illegal gun, the media would be short stroking it all over the place this > morning. That jackwagon was trying to kill as many as he could, so if he > had three shot burst, he would have been using it.” >

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      3. Gus Bailey

        I’m reading now it was a street legal SKS; so there’s the small size issue. OTOH, it’s 7.62, so ouch.

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