Monday, April 14, 2014

Wingnut Wrapup- Frazier Glenn Miller Special Edition

I've reported that the recent mass murderer in the heartland had a long history as a right winger- the KKK, militias, Aryan Supremacist groups, etc.  Well, one of the places he liked to lurk was on the forums at the viciously anti-Semitic "Vanguard News Service," where he apparently made over 12,000 comments over the last decade or so.  I thought it would be nice to see how his fellow Vanguarders were responding to his actions.  Not well, as I'm sure you can guess:

"Thank God people are finally fighting back against these vicious demonic parasites."

Methodists?  Catholics?  Because that's who he killed.

"3 ain't bad.  Heil Hitler brother!!"

It ain't too good either, idiot.

"Despite the thousands of years of destruction the Jew has repeatedly visited on the Aryan race, when someone finally gives a few of them a little lead karma, it's not just a murder, but a hate crime."

Lead karma.  Well, I guess he really taught the Methodists a lesson.

"Is KS a death penalty state?  If so, you can bet izzy's jewstice system is going to use it here."

You betcha.

"He meant it, guys. Surprised? Why?  The only legitimate criticism might be his score."

Let's consider that.  I figure that if you award one point per Jew, he gets zero points for the two Methodists, and maybe we'll give him half a point for the Catholic.  That's 0.5 out of 3.  Not so good.

"He needed to go on a more crowded day. It doesn't sound like it was too well thought out."

Well, just what we needed- a well thought out mass murder.  That would have been much better.

"You know they'll at least throw him down a deep, dark hole.  Probably Florence, or some place like that where he will be held incommunicado indefinitely."

Incommunicado?  What could he possibly have to say that wouldn't make you guys look like bigger jackasses than ever?  My vote is to let him shoot his mouth off as much as he wants.  Hell, I'd give him an hour a day on Fox News.

"The downside... one less pretty good spokesman for WN."

He spoke with his six shooter.  And let me make this clear to you:  There is no such thing as a good spokesman for White Nationalism.

"I really don't understand why he was even allowed to post here."

Because he believed exactly the same thing as everyone else who posts at Vanguard News Network.

"I was really hoping to see him run for office again as he has in years past."

He's not getting the Jewish vote, I can tell you that.

"I hope those in our ranks can just keep discussion regarding the incident here civil and not just bash the hell out of the man. He did something stupid, no doubt, but we all know what it is like to live in this rotten world the Jews have created for us"

Stupid.  Three murders.  I guess what is stupid is that he killed three Christians.

"It's funny, when I talked to my parents, family, friends or associates about the racial issue or jewish question, some of them called me "crazy"

I wonder why.

"If he killed a single White person then he is a fucking scumbag. If they were kikes, then he gets a round of applause."

Well, he's a scumbag, I guess.  And no applause for him.  Except here at Vanguard News Network.

"...he only does damage to the efforts of people who are trying to overcome media stereotypes about our ranks being filled with people on the brink of senseless violence."

You've sure got a point there.  Of course, a lot of people would say that it isn't just a stereotype.

"Glenn Miller in the end, can be classified as a well-intentioned screw up."

Well intentioned.  That should be his defense in court- Sure I deliberately killed three strangers, but I meant well.  Yeah, that'll work.

"I liked that guy, this makes me sorta sad, but also happy. I am glad he will go to heaven for sure now. "

Because that's where all the deranged murderers go.

"These bolshevik brats were rehearsing the play "To Kill a Mockingbird", which is about a scum lawyer who gets a black rapist of white women off, and is portrayed as a hero."

Uh, except that in the play, the black guy was innocent.  And the doctor and his grandson were not there for the play, the kid was trying out for a singing contest.  Other than that, right on, guy.  Oh, except for the "Bolshevik" part.  Hey, you went 0 for 3, just like Glenn Miller.

"i'm just taking a wild guess those kids were gonna grow up to be nigger lovin' pansies, jew enablers. Future traitors. Glenn did them a favor."

No comment needed.

"He has set a fantastic example of how an adult, informed audience should respond."

By murdering three of the wrong people?  Man, your standards of a fantastic example aren't very high, are they?

"I wonder if this could have had something to do with Obamacare, losing his coverage, or getting his coverage jacked up."

God, someone just had to go there.

"Even President Nigger is weighing in on this one"

And there.

"From what I can tell, the two Methodists were actively engaged in the promotion of White genocide"

Huh?  A fourteen year old kid trying out for a singing contest?  And a doctor?  well, just keep lying to yourself.  It must be a big comfort.

So there you go.  I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into the views of the other side.

And let me just go out with a sage remark by the inestimable Jim Hoft, over at Gateway Pundit, one of Wingnut Wrapup's most frequent subjects:

"Like Clockwork… Vile Media Matters Writer Blames Kansas Shooting by Nazi Racist on Right Wingers"

Imagine that!

Brave Patriot Describes Their Strategy

This is almost unbelievable.  Here, courtesy of Crooks and Liars, is a short clip of one of the Cliven Bundy people describing their strategy to put all of their women up front so they would get shot first (no, really, that was the plan:)



So, I guess here was their plan:  Kill a bunch of government workers for doing their jobs, and then have your wives and daughters killed in return, so you have a new reason to be hateful and violent.

Actually, not so unexpected.  At Ruby Ridge, Randy Weaver shot at government agents and then left his wife and son to take the bullets, and at Waco, the only real mistake the government made was in not comprehending that people who called themselves religious would let their children burn to death rather than face misdemeanor gun charges.

Do I need to point out the obvious?  These are not the good guys.

Just a Little More about Cliven Bundy, and a Comment About Frazier Glenn Miller Too

So, of course, the government had no choice but to back away from a confrontation with the hate-filled militia leaders that swarmed to Nevada to protect Cliven Bundy's Constitutional Right not to pay a fee of $1.50 per head to graze his cattle on federal land, because to him THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOESN'T EXIT!!!  These jackasses had apparently worked themselves up into a state where they might start shooting any second, and even though the government could have wiped all of them out immediately, that's just not the way we handle things in this country; and it won't be until Republicans take over for real.  However, I wish to point out that it will be a very bad thing in the end if these irrational lunatics are allowed to have a victory over this.  It is essential that as soon as they all go home the government go back and carry out the appropriate action against Bundy for his twenty years of lawbreaking.  And may I suggest that he be charged for the standoff?  There has to be some sort of price for this kind of behavior.

Now, I couldn't motivate myself to write a post detailing the universal support for this threat of violence, which occurred throughout the right.  If you are interested, you can look here or here.  I do, however, want to point out that it has become standard practice among Republicans to constantly agitate their followers to solve their problems with guns.  As I have been warning for years, one of these incidents is going to explode into something truly horrible (as this one very well might have,) at which point the Republicans are going to blame the government, and not the subversive traitors who attacked government agents with guns.*  A fine example of the consequences of Republican behavior, although on a smaller scale, occurred this weekend in the case of Frazier Glenn Miller, a long time KKK and militia member who fell off the sane train and went out to shoot Jews, killing three people, two of them, incidentally Methodists.  If you want to read about this man's sordid history in the Aryan supremacist movement, you might look at this post from the SPLC, largely compiled before the current incident.

Well, anyway, the government and the decent people of the country are going to have to stand up to these malignant people before too long, and like any war, it is going to be a horrible thing.  But since the traitors on the right continue to foment this irrational violence, it is inevitable.

*As they continue to blame the government because agents shot back when they came under fire at Ruby Ridge and Waco.  They're all for law and order until they feel like killing a few police themselves.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Right Wing Quote of the Day

And a really piggish one from Mike Huckabee, who our hallucinating mainstream press continues to treat as one of the more reasonable right wingers:

 "I'm beginning to think theres more freedom in North korea sometimes than there is in the United States."

Well, you stick with that, Mike.  Why don't you go over there and spend some time where you can wallow in their FREEDOM!!!!!!!  Just don't clap too softly for Kim Jong Un, or they might feed you to a pack of dogs.

Friday, April 11, 2014

What Do The Oligarchs Really Want

Here is an incredible find, dug up by Senator Bernie Sanders.  It turns out that, in 1980, David Koch ran for President on the Libertarian Party ticket (against Ronald Reagan, it might be noted, because Reagan could not be counted on to favor the rich enough.)  Here are excerpts from the platform of the Libertarian party that Koch ran on:

“We urge the repeal of federal campaign finance laws, and the immediate abolition of the despotic Federal Election Commission.”

“We favor the abolition of Medicare and Medicaid programs.”

“We oppose any compulsory insurance or tax-supported plan to provide health services, including those which finance abortion services.”

“We also favor the deregulation of the medical insurance industry.”

“We favor the repeal of the fraudulent, virtually bankrupt, and increasingly oppressive Social Security system. Pending that repeal, participation in Social Security should be made voluntary.”

“We propose the abolition of the governmental Postal Service. The present system, in addition to being inefficient, encourages governmental surveillance of private correspondence.  Pending abolition, we call for an end to the monopoly system and for allowing free competition in all aspects of postal service.”
“We oppose all personal and corporate income taxation, including capital gains taxes.”

“We support the eventual repeal of all taxation.”

“As an interim measure, all criminal and civil sanctions against tax evasion should be terminated immediately.”
“We support repeal of all law which impede the ability of any person to find employment, such as minimum wage laws.”

“We advocate the complete separation of education and State.  Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children and interfere with the free choice of individuals. Government ownership, operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools and colleges should be ended.”

“We condemn compulsory education laws … and we call for the immediate repeal of such laws.”
“We support the repeal of all taxes on the income or property of private schools, whether profit or non-profit.”

“We support the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency.”

“We support abolition of the Department of Energy.”

“We call for the dissolution of all government agencies concerned with transportation, including the Department of Transportation.”

“We demand the return of America's railroad system to private ownership. We call for the privatization of the public roads and national highway system.”

“We specifically oppose laws requiring an individual to buy or use so-called "self-protection" equipment such as safety belts, air bags, or crash helmets.”

“We advocate the abolition of the Federal Aviation Administration.”

“We advocate the abolition of the Food and Drug Administration.”

“We support an end to all subsidies for child-bearing built into our present laws, including all welfare plans and the provision of tax-supported services for children.”

“We oppose all government welfare, relief projects, and ‘aid to the poor’ programs. All these government programs are privacy-invading, paternalistic, demeaning, and inefficient. The proper source of help for such persons is the voluntary efforts of private groups and individuals.”

“We call for the privatization of the inland waterways, and of the distribution system that brings water to industry, agriculture and households.”

“We call for the repeal of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.”

“We call for the abolition of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”

“We support the repeal of all state usury laws.”

Well, there it is, teabaggers- the real agenda which you have been spending your time and energy for years to achieve.  A country in which the government is destroyed by doing away with all taxes, and in which no law is allowed that prevents the rich and powerful from doing anything they want.  A regime in which every scrap of this nation's resources and land is owned by some huge corporation, in which people have no rights, no protection against abuse and no future.

This is not even medieval in its scope- it goes far beyond feudalism, which recognized the responsibilities of the rich, to primitive despotism of a kind not seen since ancient Babylon.  It is the most nasty and brutish way in which people can relate to each other, and licenses the repression and indifference of the worst dictatorships of modern times.  Even Hitler did not dare to propose something this malignant when he wrote Mein Kampf- it in fact would license people like the Kochs to essentially treat everyone the way Hitler treated the Jews- right up to the edge of the final solution, which of course Hitler never mentioned in public and did not begin until years after he took power.

I hope you teabaggers are proud of what you are creating.  But of course, let us remember that this plan calls for THE REPEAL OF ALL TAXATION!!!!!!   And that is all you treasonous, greedy, hate filled sons of bitches ever wanted anyway, right?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Ballad of Cliven Bundy

There once was a guy named Cliven
He probably hated Alinsky and Piven
He thought that the Federal Government owed him a livin'
But he...


Oh wait, this has gone far enough.  Back to the story:

So there is this right wing rancher guy and all around asshole, named Cliven Bundy.  No relation to Ted, as far as I know.  He's been grazing his cattle on Federal land for twenty years, and for twenty years he's been refusing to pay the grazing fees, because, well...you know, Freedom or something.

"Two federal court orders issued within the past year called for the rancher’s livestock to be impounded from a vast swath of mountains and desert. That roundup began Saturday on almost 600,000 acres closed to the public during the operation."

Bundy doesn't agree with that:

"Why I raise cattle there and why I can raise cattle there is because I have preemptive rights,” he asserted, explaining to TheBlaze that this includes the right to forage, too.
Furthermore, Bundy has argued that it is the United States trespassing on Clark County, Nev., land, not he..."Since 1993, Cliven Bundy has been battling the agency, as well as the National Park Service, the Center for Biological Diversity and the courts, to graze his cattle on 150 square miles of Gold Butte scrub land in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. He stopped paying his grazing fees back then, saying he “fired” the Bureau of Land Management as land manager."

Anyone familiar with the phenomenon will recognize the similarity of his "views" to Sovereign Citizen doctrine, with equally meaningless legal cant used to justify not holding up his end of the social contract.  Although, to be fair, so far I haven't seen any direct link between him and the Sovereign Citizen movement.  Anyway, it's not exactly the Sovereign Citizens he's mixing with now:


"Militias ‘mobilizing’ to support embattled Clark County rancher in clash with federal rangers

 From near and wide, armed men are trickling toward Cliven Bundy’s ranch, where the rancher’s fight with the federal government has become a rallying cry for militia groups across the United States.

On Wednesday, that dispute teetered at the edge of deadly ...By late Wednesday, three militia members — two from Montana and one from Utah — had arrived at the ranch 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Other militia groups have inundated the Bundy household with calls and pledges to muster at the site. Their stated goal: to protect the Bundys from tyranny.

They say they are prepared for armed confrontation...Ryan Payne and Jim Lardy, members of the West Mountain Rangers, made the 12-hour drive from western Montana on Tuesday night. Payne is also a coordinator with Operation Mutual Aid, a national association that describes itself as a coalition of state militias.

“They all tell me they are in the process of mobilizing as we speak,” Payne said.

“We need to be the barrier between the oppressed and the tyrants,” he said. “Expect to see a band of soldiers.

Well, this is the sort of thing the militia guys have been begging for over the last couple of decades.  I'm not suggesting that this is the start of a holy war or anything, but I have been writing for a long time about my fear that one day one of these incidents, deliberately fomented by hate-filled, ignorant, armed maniacs is going to explode.  The constant incitement of these people, by a host of fringe characters and now the political leaders of the Republican party, is inevitably going to lead to something that, a couple of decades ago, we could not even imagine in this country.  And that will not be the end of it.  Then the Limbaughs and the Ted Cruzes and the Sarah Palins will come out of the woodwork, praising these evil jackasses as true patriots, and who knows how many people they will induce to fulfill their sick revenge fantasies.  We could see a wave of violence that few even today could imagine; violence that could destroy the little that seems to be left of our social fabric.  And as the economy gradually improves despite the sabotage of the right, as Obamacare does not fulfill their doomsday predictions, as Obama's term moves toward an end, they are going to become more and more desperate to have their colossal tantrum.

I know that the great majority of those who happens to read these words will write them off as grossly paranoid delusions.  I can only say to them that I have fairly consistently predicted our country's "progress" to this point, and I see little to make me doubt that much, much worse is coming.

Wingnut Wrapup

Let's just start out with the most preposterous Lie of the Week:

Jim DeMint, former Senator and current head of the Heritage Foundation:   “no liberal is going to win a debate that big government freed the slaves.”

No, they were freed by kindly Southern plantation owners who only wanted the best for them.  And here's the funny thing- here is a typical reaction to this story:

"They're destroying the reputation and credibility of the Heritage Foundation. The respect for their policy work has been greatly diminished."

Reputation and credibility of the Heritage Foundation?  They have never been anything but a lying, partisan propaganda factory, and anyone with a brain knows it.  Here, by the way, is a list of some of the major backers of the Heritage foundation:

"Heritage Foundation received $61,944,537 in foundation grants from organizations such as: the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Scaife Foundations, the John M. Olin Foundation, Inc., Castle Rock Foundation, JM Foundation, Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation, the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation, and (of course) the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation." 


The biggest right wing lie factories in the country.  Well, not all of them, of course.  Just some of them. Think you're going to get credibility from them?


And another "scandal" that's going nowhere:

Christine Rousselle, Town Hall:  ""FaithVoters4Hillary" Verified Twitter Account Has Thousands of Fake Followers"

Fake twitter followers. I guess the point is that the hundreds of polls showing that Hillary is trouncing any Republican you can think of are just a bunch of hooey.  Just like in 2012.

Kevin Glass, Town Hall:  "College Isn't For Everyone"

Only for rich people.  Kevin makes his point more clear:

"a government that and subsidizes higher education has driven up costs"

Helping poor people afford college makes it more expensive for rich people.  The outrage!

John Ransom, Town Hall:  "What’s More Pathetic: Obamacare Success Stories or Big Foot Video Footage?"

When you have 7.1 million big foot videos, get back to us, John.  As usual, the suggestion that Obamacare success stories are "pathetic" is really only about obscuring the dozens of highly publicized Obamacare "failure" stories, every one of which turned out to be a lie.

Matt Barber, Town Hall:  "Why Are They Called ‘Homofascists’? Here’s Why…"

Do you really care what bogus reason Matt pulls out of his...well, you know.  No, we all know that the reason they are called homofascists is because people like Matt Barber are intolerant, hate-filled pigs.  So let's just move on.

Ed Driscoll, PJ Media:  "A decade ago, a simple question caused David Letterman to reveal his monstrous worldview."

And the world has never recovered.  Well, rest easy, guys.  He's going away.  And I'm sure you will like his replacement so much more.

There.  Satisfied now?

Frank Fleming, PJ Media:  "That’s No Moon: That’s Obamacare!"

The death star!  The worst right wing Obamacare analogy ever!

"Let’s say there is some intergalactic empire, and it makes a massive space station. The idea of the space station is that it will fire a beam at any planet, and that beam will rejuvenate and heal the planet’s environment. But the empire completely messes it up, and the first time they fire the beam at a planet, it blows it up. So do the people responsible for this just say, “This is a disaster! People hate planets being blown up! No one will want to listen to the Empire anymore!”? No, they rename the space station the Death Star and rule through fear."

Obamacare!  Rule by fear!  Oh well, at least it won't be fear of getting sick and not having health care.

Creation Moments:  "Hideous creature is for real- and it bites!"



This one?

Michael Bresciani, Renew America:  "Homo-lobby: Making children of hell in America"

I've got nothing to say about this- I just thought you'd get a laugh out of the title.

Tim Dunkin, Renew America:  "You can't spell "progressive" without an "S.S."

Because social security, medicare, the eight hour day, the minimum wage, the Civil Rights act and the Affordable Care Act are just like oh, say, the Battle of Stalingrad.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, Tim.  We've heard it all before.

Washington Times:  "Conservatives launch boycott of Mozilla after gays press CEO to quit"

When liberals announced a boycott of Mozilla, it was the Gestapo back in action.  Now that Conservatives are doing it, it's heroism!

Selwyn Duke, Renew America:  "Saving civilization means killing equality"

There's no end to the vicious piggishness of right wingers.  A sample of Selwyn's argument:

"The truth is that equality dogma is a fiction of modern times. As for the timeless, the word "equality" appears in only 21 biblical verses"

Here are a few words that don't appear in the Bible at all:  free enterprise, democracy, homosexual, racism, capitalism, original intent...I could go on and on.  And here are a few things that do appear in the Bible which people like Selwyn seem to have forgotten about:  caring for the sick, the poor, prisoners, the strangers among us.  So, Selwyn, if you are hip to internet abbreviations, please, STFU.

Reverend Austin Miles, Renew America:  "Noah's ark hijacked by atheist pirates"

Oh, for God's sake, Austin, grow up already.


And another doomed right wing campaign:



I guess this comes from the "honk if you love Jesus" people.  I don't think it's going to work.  Maybe it will bring Tinkerbelle back to life, though.

Scott Erickson, Town Hall:  " Anti-Gun Advocates Use Fort Hood Shooting to Advance Agenda"

What a horrible thing.  When a really ugly gun murder takes place, the only fair thing to do is to ignore it until everyone forgets about it, not point out what a tragedy it is.

Alan Keyes, Renew America:  "Fort Hood and the lies we cannot live with...The stories report that "officials" are saying that there was no indication that the second shooting spree at Fort Hood was terrorism-related. They say that "Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps commander at Fort Hood, said the shooter was a soldier who was under evaluation for post-traumatic stress disorder." They say that "the shooter, identified as 34-year old Ivan Lopez, is among the dead."

So they say."

They're lying.  It really is terrorism.  Will you be surprised to know that this son of a bitch cannot muster a single piece of evidence to support this malicious claim- just the usual raving about liberal communists?  But he makes the claim anyway, because somewhere, he hopes, there are still some ignorant suckers who can be conned into thinking the Obama administration is a pack of terrorists.  "Lies we cannot live with," indeed.

Alan Caruba, Renew America:  "Gay intolerance versus corporate integrity"

Corporate integrity.  I mean, really.

Laurie Roth, Renew America:  "For many years, I have believed that we have needed more than just a plan to try and impeach Obama or take action against him due to his obvious ineligibility. There have been dozens of lawsuits that have been crushed or been ignored by the courts so far. Does Obama own every judge and court in America? One wonders after awhile."

Here's another possibility you may want to consider, Laurie, when you have some free time:  his Hawaiian birth certificate is real.  I know it's hard for you to conceive of such a thing, but stranger stuff has happened. Like when the Supreme Court made Bush President.  Or like someone like you giving up her hatred and actually trying to tell the truth.  Oh, wait.  That never did happen.  My bad.

World Net Daily:  "Mexican soldiers draw guns on U.S. agents"

Hey, they were standing their ground.

Silvio Canto, American Thinker:  "We're sick and tired of Democrats complaining about 'too much money' in politics"

I bet you are.  Too bad.

Bryan Preston, PJ Media:  "Holder: DOJ Considering Forcing Gun Owners to Wear Electronic Bracelets"

This story has cropped up several places on the right the last couple of days.  Rest assured- it's false.  That won't stop them, now, will it?

Washington Times:  "Congressional Republicans press for arming Ukraine"

I think this should read "Congressional Republicans press for World War III."  Of course, put that way, it's hardly news.

Tell Me Now:  "OBAMA TRYING TO CHANGE THE LAW TO GIVE HIMSELF THIRD TERM"

The evidence for this dastardly act?

"At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on December 3, Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) asked that if President Barack Obama has the “prosecutorial discretion” not to enforce all the laws he’s been ignoring, is there anything to stop him from enforcing election laws and, for instance, run for a third term?"

That's it, folks.  Is there anything to stop him for running for a third term?  How about all 50 States, which would not let him on the ballot? How about his own party, which would never go along with that?  How about the fact that he has probably had enough lies and smears directed his way by Republicans to last a lifetime, and he'd have to be crazy to run again?  This Gowdy guy is trying to give Louie Gohmert a challenge for stupidest member of Congress, and he may be pulling even.

Well, there you go.  Is there more?  As always, there's plenty.  But enough for today.  'Bye!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Stabbing Spree At PA High School Leaves 20 Injured

Notice anything about this story?  No one was killed.  A horrible event, but everyone is going to eventually recover.  Just sayin'.

800,000 Years

I know that this piece of information is totally irrelevant, but I guess I'll run with it anyway:

"The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has exceeded 402 parts per million (ppm) during the past two days of observations, which is higher than at any time in at least the past 800,000 years..."

Like I said, nothing to see here, let's worry about Benghazi instead, or how poor people are taking too much money from multi-billionaires.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Republican Politics in a Nutshell

From some Newsmax comments:

Great News for Democrats

From Newsmax:

 "Romney's Recent Moves Fuel Speculation About 2016 Run"

We should be so lucky.  Maybe Dick Cheney could throw his hat in the ring too.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Leland Yee- Why Did He Escape Terrorism Charges? I Mean, Really, Why?

Most of you by now have heard about California State Senator Leland Yee, who was recently arrested on corruption charges.  I found this whole thing a little strange, since he seems to have people accusing him of dealing in arms with terrorists, but the article I read in the Los Angeles Times only managed to accuse him of one "crime-" accepting a $6,000 donation from someone and then sponsoring a State Senate resolution praising a charity which this person runs.  Not exactly the Koch brothers there.  The whole thing set off alarm bells for me, because by removing Senator Yee, the Republicans could eliminate the Democratic supermajority in the California legislature, thus bringing back the days of stagnation and budget deficits which Republicans love so well.

And what would a Republican-sponsored "scandal" be without TERRORISM!!!  From a wingnut website which shall go unnamed:

"Why Did State Sen. Leland Yee (D-CA) Escape Terrorism Charges? 

Yee, whose arrest after an FBI undercover sting shook the California political world last week, would likely have been charged with aiding terrorists if not for a bureaucratic label missing from the militant Filipino group that he is accused of sourcing for an international arms deal, counterterrorism experts told this newspaper.  The group is not among the 56 foreign terrorist organizations designated by the U.S. State Department"

Yes, Yee would likely have been charged with aiding terrorists,if only the group he aided were terrorists.  But they are not. Maybe that is the reason that he was not charged with aiding terrorists.  But, of course, to people with a, shall we say, Benghazi mindset, Democrats are all terrorists, so who cares whether the people they aided are terrorists or not!  Charge the Democrats with terrorism anyway!  And if that didn't work?

"Yee could have still been charged with material support to an undesignated group"

Yes, he could be criminally charged with aiding "an undesignated group!"  Like, say, the Red Cross, or the Brownies.  He can be thrown in jail for aiding anyone!

Because to Republicans, aiding people is not what the government is about.*  Anyone who does that should be thrown in jail immediately.  The crime is in the aiding, not in who they aided.**

*Unless they are rich, of course
** Unless they are rich, of course.  Whoops, did I already say that?  Well, a good truth always bears repeating.


A little further comment:  I don't mean this, by the way, to be a claim that the guy is innocent.  For all I know he could be the last member of the Manson cult.  Still, I need to see some real evidence.