Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Just Another Wacko Wingnut from Mississippi, I Guess

Here's a story you may have missed.  This comes from USA Today, although it did receive fairly wide coverage:

"JACKSON, Miss. — A man is charged after allegedly setting off an explosive at a Mississippi Walmart Sunday morning.
Marshall W. Leonard, 61, of Tupelo, will be charged with placing an explosive device.  A supporter of the Mississippi flag, Leonard railed against anyone who wanted it removed because it contained the Confederate battle flag. He spoke out against Walmart when the retail giant stop selling items that contained the Confederate battle flag.
Last Wednesday, Leonard posted threats on the Daily Journal Facebook page.
“Journal corporate, you are on final warning,” he wrote Oct. 28. “You are part of the problem. As a result of this, y’all are going down, along with Walmart, WTVA, Reeds department store, and all the rest of the anti-American crooks. I’m not kidding. No messing around anymore!”

And here he is, just in case you were wondering:

Well, that pretty much sums up the facts of the case.  Here are a couple of remarks from that great chronicler of national news, The Washington Post:

“He’s a strong supporter of keeping that flag flying,” (Tupelo Police Chief Bart) Aguirre told the Associated Press. “This is his way of bringing attention to that.”

I guess blowing up the World Trade Center was just Osama Bin Laden's way of "bringing attention" to his hatred too.  

"Some say the Confederate flag is associated with racist hate groups"

"Some say..."  and some see it differently, I guess.  No way of knowing who is right.

And not to be outdone, the Chicago Sun-Times had this to say about the event:

"Oddly, this isn’t the strangest Wal-Mart related incident we’ve seen in recent months.
That honor comes courtesy of some ladies who had an epic battle in the shampoo aisle of a Beech Grove, Indiana store in June, which in part resulted in the store being declared a public nuisance."

See, a race hater setting off a bomb is nothing but a "strange incident," sort of like two ladies getting in a fight in the shampoo aisle.

Well, let me get to my point.  I read eight or ten articles from the "mainstream" press about this incident.  Can you guess what word did not occur in one single one of those articles?  Hint: it begins with a T.

Because, when you are a right winger, setting off a bomb is just your way of "bringing attention" to things, or sort of like getting in a shampoo fight.  Now, forget all about this- it doesn't mean a thing.


Magpie said...

“Hint: it begins with a T”

And ends in the same letter.
Not “tattooist”.

Jono said...

Tea Partyist?

Green Eagle said...

I don't know, but i did find this online, on a church's website:

"Please pray for this heroic good ol' boy from the Mississippi who finaly could take no more of Obama's Jihad against the South's rights and justices.

When he learnt that there was a plan afoot to ban the Mississippianian flag because it contains the Confederate Battleflag that seems to so enrage people who hate America and Jesus he took immediate Christian action with a bomb."

Christian action with a bomb. An interesting concept.