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Monday, January 31, 2011

That damned Sheriff

What's Mallard raving about today?

Sheriff Dupnik, Giffords Assasination.

Sheriff Dupnik said the following: "When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous. And unfortunately, Arizona I think has become sort of the capital. We have become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry."

Notice, no where did he say Right Wing or Left Wing. And yet, the Right Wing freak out went into full force, because they self-identified with the quote. How did they know he was talking about them? He could have been talking about President Obama and his Socialist plot to tear down America, right?

The Right Wing freak-out over this quote is proof that these psychopaths understand exactly what they are doing and the risk they are taking with other people's lives. It is also perfect proof that they simply don't care.

Oh, and still not one single word of sympathy for the shooting victims.

15 comments:

Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

Yup, that about covers it. Though I'm willing to believe that Tinsley--being an incurious sociopath and a fucking idiot to boot--gets all his information from right-wing demagogues and thus is genuinely under the impression that Dupnik accused wingnuts of stirring up violence (and what an unbelievable claim THAT would've been!). Eighty hours of research is not NEARLY enough to read a brief quote.

DiR said...

"Insert Tell-Tale Heart reference line here."

Frank Stone said...

Apparently, Mallard is still unemployed in The Future, because he's gotten noticeably fatter from continuing to sit on his ass while munching junk food and watching the TV that he hates so much.

Meanwhile, in The Present, Brucie continues doing his part to highlight the REAL victims of the Tucson gun massacre.

Hell hath no fury like a right-winger forced to look in a mirror.

Tog said...

"Well, he HAD to be talking about us, because...because WE'RE the ones doing the whole anger-hatred-bigotry-vitriol thing, and YOU'RE the ones worrying about 'consequences' and talking about 'toning it down'!! ...Which violates my First Commandment rights as put forth in the Ten Amendments! You just don't GET it! THAT's why you should all be locked up or executed, like Ann Coulter says! How DARE Dupnik exploit tragedy for political points!! Blarrrr! Blarrrrrr!! BLAAAARRRRRRRR!!! FART! FART!"

Meanwhile, in his studio, Jon Stewart daintily raises his pinkie to his pursed smirking lips and says in a funny voice, "Both sides are equally wronnnnnnnng!" while the audience shrieks with laughter.

I wish I had a time machine or even a cryogenic chamber to skip the next ten years completely.

Neo Tuxedo said...

@Frank Stone, I think Oscar Wilde said it best: "The nineteenth century dislike of Realism is the rage of Caliban seeing his own face in a glass."

@TOGGG!: Trying to escape into the future probably won't do any good.

WV: calnesk, resembling a calumny in the way that Duckshit does.

ajm said...

Whatever happened to the conservative ideal of "Support Your Local Sheriff"? Even Lenny Bruce, hounded by the cops his entire professional career, never called them "pigs"...

Steve-O said...

What in the name of all that is holy does "Dancing With the Stars" have to do with this? I'm still trying to figure this shit out. Is it Mallards sick way of demeaning and ridiculing Sheriff Dupnik? ok, that's what I'm going with.

Anonymous said...

But Dupnick did name names. E.g., when asked by Geraldo, he said, "When you have people like Sharron Angle in Las Vegas, running against Harry Reid, making outrageous statements such as 'we may need to resort to taking the 2nd Amendment in..into..into certain cases,' and for people like Sarah Palin to say 'We have people like Gabby Giffords in our cross-hairs,' I think those statements are totally irresponsible and they're not without consequences, and I think we may be seeing the fruit of it here."
Not defending Palin or anyone else, just refuting the notion that Dupnick didn't ID anyone in particular, when he actually did.

rewinn said...

I think "Dancing With the Stars" is dogwhistling for the Palins, since one of Sarah's kids got into the finals by virtue of a Teabagger campaign to stuff the electronic ballot box. (In the long run, this may have been an error since it rightfully angered actual DWTS fans. Putting the girl on the show was a perfectly acceptable way to get some variety in the mix and giving a new face a chance to show her stuff, but cheating the process was just totally low-class. Teabaggers would have been wiser not to be so blatant ... but wisdom is not their strong suit.)

The other DWTS connection is that rightwing hero Tom Delay actually did O.K. on the show, advancing about as far as his dancing merit could take him fairly, and then becoming the first DWTS performer to go to jail. Somehow I doubt that's what Drunksky is going for here.

Mallard's entire reaction to the Tucson massacre is cloddish. I hope he continues his self-destruction.

Bill the Splut said...

Man, he's going to spend a second week pretending he's a victim, despite him being one of the ones who's alive? From the neck down, anyway.

I seem to have some recollection of the wingnuts insisting that Bristol P. was voted off by a liberal plot. And remember the Gay Agenda that defeated Carrie Prejean in a beauty contest? Is he so inhuman and hate-filled that he thinks making "Dancing with the Stars" jokes about a recent mass murder is appropriate? When he's one of the stooges who flipped over the Sekrit Muzlim's Christian preacher saying "God damn America"? It must take a lot of booze to keep that much cognitive dissonance at peace in his cortex.

DiR said...

You're right, annon: when right wing nut jobs get quoted verbatim, we must seem like paranoid, hate-filled extremists, who believe that eliminationist rhetoric against political opponents is perfectly American.

Kip W said...

1. "The wicked flee when none pursue." And I guess the real assholes start projecting like mad.

2. It's vitally important that blame be equally assigned to both sides, so the worse side can wriggle off the hook.

ajm said...

It's vitally important that blame be equally assigned to both sides, so the worse side can wriggle off the hook.

This.

And Rick Perlstein wrote the following last autumn vis-a-vis Obama refusing to call Rush Limbaugh's comments lies: "When one side breaks the social contract, and the other side makes a virtue of never calling them out on it, the liar always wins. When it becomes 'uncivil' to call out liars, lying becomes free."

Tog said...

Of course, it's perfectly okay for some sheriffs to make political speeches; when Joe Arpaio goes off on one of his bigoted little screeches, Batshit has nothing bad to say.

Kip W said...

I'm sure Tinsley also adores the Sheriff of Nottingham and never tires of cheering him on in the theater.