On The Cost of Government

26 Mar


A quick message to budding teabag terrorists across the country:

I realize that you’re as angry about the cost of government as you are crazy, and especially hornet-angry about the cost of “socialized medicine” and the “end of America as we know it” by this “socialist” or “national socialist” (because you’re stupid and use them interchangeably) “Muslim” “antichrist” “usurper” who won’t just “show us the birth certificate“.

But when you decide to, say, send a note to a Congressman recommending that he “drop dead” and include some unknown but harmless white powder in the envelope, understand that there will be a massive law enforcement and environmental reaction to that:

The NYPD, the FBI and other emergency management officials responded as a precaution, spokesmen for the agencies say. Weiner’s Kew Gardens office will be closed pending the completion of the investigation.

Now, I realize that you didn’t want to really kill Weiner or his staff – you just wanted to scare them (you might want to re-read the definition of “terrorism”) – and I realize that you’ve probably hyper-rationalized this as being appropriate because you’re a patriot just like Samuel Adams, and Weiner should be happy you’re not tarring and feathering him, because he deserves it for voting differently from how you wanted, and even though Weiner is an elected representative of a defined constituency, you want to equate him with “taxation without representation“.

But that’s just because you’re dumb. We can’t change that.

But when the cops and FBI and hazmat teams have to be sent to Kew Gardens to make sure you didn’t send some sort of dangerous chemical or biological hazard, that costs a lot of money. Taxpayer money. If you were really so concerned about socialism and the cost of government, then instead of terrorizing congressional district staffers, you’d go about joining your local Republican committee and helping someone to defeat Weiner electorally.


14 Responses to “On The Cost of Government”

  1. Brooks March 26, 2010 at 8:57 am #

    “A quick message to budding teabag terrorists across the country:”
    Tea Partier = Terrorist link, again? That is demagoguery… Acquire some personal responsiblity.
    Once those Reichstag flames get started they are difficult to extinguish… especially from behind a computer screen.

  2. Mike in WNY March 26, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    The degree to which you will lie and make false innuendo shows an extreme lack of character.  Your false claim that my statement deems violence appropriate is a complete bastardization of the truth.  My statement merely reflects an understanding of human behavior.  A good analogy would be domestic violence.  If you have a married couple that has a history of fighting, including one of the spouses who constantly pushes the buttons of the other spouse, it is not surprising to see violence erupt.  I don’t condone that violence, but it should surprise no one that it will rear its ugly head occasionally under those circumstances.

    • Alan Bedenko March 26, 2010 at 10:05 am #

      Who said I was surprised? I think I expressed the fact that I was appalled. In fact, I think I was quite clear that I’m not at all surprised by the outbreak of rightist teabag violence, given the frenzy they’ve been whipped up into over the past year over this centrist reform to a broken insurance system.

      You and Jim and the rest of your gang did nothing but make excuses for the violence, suggest it was manufactured, and blamed the congresspeople themselves for the acts of violence and terror directed at them over the past several days. You’re not at all troubled by it.

      So, frankly, I will disregard what you or Jim Ostrowski or the rest of your crowd over there think of my “character”.

    • Eric Saldanha March 26, 2010 at 10:20 am #

      Mike in WNY is part of the “wife beater” chorus that’s popped up this week. You know….the chorus that rationalizes political violence, acts of domestic terrorism and general facist behavior as “if you don’t make daddy angry, then daddy won’t have to hit you again.”

      And, to prove it, Mike brings up an analogy to domestic violence. Tell me, Mike….does “pushing buttons” merit a smack across the face, a push down the stairs or any one of a thousands acts of domestic violence men have been committing on women since time immemorial? I know you’re not “surprised” by the violence, but does it make it right?

      • Mike in WNY March 26, 2010 at 10:35 am #

        Eric, congratulations, you have successfully completed the Bedenko school of twisting the truth.  I quite clearly and succinctly answered your question regarding domestic violence – “I don’t condone that violence”.

        Clearly, you both have an agenda that requires the denial of reality.

      • Alan Bedenko March 26, 2010 at 10:45 am #

        You may not condone it, but you also don’t condemn it. Neither does Ostrowski or any of the other brain trust at PCD.

      • Mike in WNY March 26, 2010 at 10:58 am #

        I guess that’s like trying to imply that people who are not unhappy are happy.  Whatever.

      • Brooks March 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

        You flaunting a Liberal template does not require a Conservative condemnation… especially when proof is non-existant.

      • Eric Saldanha March 26, 2010 at 11:15 am #

        However tacitly, you are justifying the behavior of insane criminals threatening lawmakers’ children and cutting gas lines at lawmaker’s homes (or, mistakenly, their immediate families) by equating a freaking piece of legislation passed Constitutionally by both houses and signed by the President with said behavior. I know you oppose the health care reform vehemently, but you (and the Republicans….and the Tea Baggers) did not get your way. The behavior exhibited across the conservative spectrum (and by their like-minded enablers who all join together to fight the spectre of Obamacare) goes beyond sore loserdom and whiny-ass-titty-baby-crying. It’s unhinged and embarrassing. And, in a few cases, criminal.

  3. Ward March 26, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    Apparently Alan is easily “appalled”. So, here’s some more:

    “Kill Obama–burn his f***ing house.”
    “I’m here to kill Pelosi.”
    “Save America–kill Reid.”
    “Higgins is the disease–death is the cure.”
    “Weiner–the only dope worth shooting.”
    “Death to extremist atheist terrorise pig Obama”.
    “Death to Obama, Pelosi and their sheep.”
    “Lee Harvey–where are you?”
    “How could I nonviolently kill Obama–I would love to be able to do that.”
    “We don’t need to impeach Obama–we need to execute him.”
    “I will kill Obama–Biden’s dead already.”
    “Death to our dictators.”

    Yup–all I did was substitute the names of those currently in power in place of “Bush” on signs, slogans and comments documented from the time of the previous administration.
    And Alan–no need for the Repubs to condemn this stuff–you all do enough condemning to go around, genuine or feigned. If you folks had been half as “appalled” at the anti-Bush threats I’d be more convinced of your sincerity now.

  4. Ward March 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

    It’s a good thing Pundit leaves these posts up past the twenty-four hours it takes to determine that the “Teabagger Terror” meme is just a B.S. Democrat fundraising opportunity.

    It seems Russ Carnahan (D-Nepot) found a coffin on his front lawn Wednesday–obviously a death threat to his family for his Obammycare vote.
    Then, he didn’t find it on his lawn.
    Then, it was a stage prop used at a pro-life prayer vigil last Sunday–at his office, then at his home–and taken away immediately.
    Then Russ sent out a fund-raising mailing: “Try as they may, we will not be intimidated.
    Help me send a message that threats and extreme tactics will not work. Please contribute $100, $50 or even $25 right now to help me fight back against those who will stop at nothing to block health care reform for Missouri families….”

    This is the same Russ Carnahan whose SEIU thugs beat up the “threatening” Kenneth Gladney in a parking lot outside one of his “Town Meetings” last summer. No extreme, threatening behavior there.

    • Alan Bedenko March 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

      Are you doubting that they put a coffin on his property? How’s about some SEIU guys come on your property and hold a death vigil?

      • Ward March 28, 2010 at 8:41 am #

        Yeah, those candlelight prayer vigil people would scare the crap out of the sturdiest of politicians.

    • Eric Saldanha March 27, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

      LOL….Kenneth Gladney, professional victim.

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