Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Right-Wing Violent Lunatics

All of whom, by some coincidence, are Texans.

First, a clown who thinks that a Molotov cocktail is a tool for political discourse:

A man seen on surveillance video wearing an American flag bandanna when he threw a Molotov cocktail into the headquarters of the county Democratic Party in Austin was arrested in Texas, a fire official said.

Ryan Faircloth, 30, was booked Friday in the Travis County jail. He was charged with arson and possessing a prohibited weapon — the Molotov cocktail — according to Austin Fire arson investigator Capt. Jeffrey Deane
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That particular imbecile apparently was all over social media about his actions and proclivities for violence, which made finding him somewhat easy after the authorities released surveillance video. it takes a particular breed of stupid to go out and do crimes while mentioning them on social media. So it doesn't take Inspector Clouseau to find them.

Next idiot: An asswipe who thinks that the proper response to being told to wear a mask is to go into stabby mode:

Police in Texas have arrested a man who was accused of stabbing a restaurant manager with a pocketknife after being told he needed to wear a mask.

The stabbing happened in March at a Jack in the Box restaurant in League City, just southeast of Houston. Authorities had issued an arrest warrant for James Schulz Jr. shortly after the stabbing occurred but he wasn’t taken into custody until this week, police said.

At the time, police said Schulz refused to follow the restaurant’s policy requiring him to wear a mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. Police said he then attacked the manager
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Fucking lunatic. It should not be necessary to point out that, when a person who doesn't want to wear a mask in a business is told to wear one, the proper resonse is to say, at the most, "then I'll take my business elsewhere" and leave. Yanking out a knife and stabbing the store/restaurant employee(s) isn't going to get one preferential treatment.

But maybe the etiquette rules are different in Texas.

Finally, we get to a Texan Nazi:

A federal jury in Seattle on Wednesday convicted a leader of a neo-Nazi campaign to threaten journalists and Jewish activists in three states.

The jury deliberated for about 90 minutes Wednesday following a two-day trial before convicting 25-year-old Kaleb Cole of five felony charges, including conspiracy, mailing threatening communications and interfering with a federally protected activity. He could face a decade in prison when Judge John C. Coughenour sentences him in January.

Cole, most recently of Montgomery, Texas, was a leader of a hate I group called Atomwaffen Division. He and four others were charged last year with having cyberstalked and sent Swastika-laden posters to journalists and employees of the Anti-Defamation League in Washington state, Arizona and Florida, telling them, “You have been visited by your local Nazis,” “Your Actions have Consequences,” and “We are Watching.”

So the jury had some coffee, chose a foreman and then convicted the Nazi asswipe. Ninety minutes of deliberation is close to the jury saying "nah, we don't need to leave the jury box; hang the motherfucker."

Hopefully the judge will see his way clear to throwing the book at him.


Speaking of the book being thrown at him, the judge in the defamation case filed against Alex Jones has had it with him and his attorneys playing fuck-fuck games during the discovery process.

A Texas judge has found Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones liable for damages in three defamation lawsuits brought by the parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre over his claims that the shooting was a hoax.

Judge Maya Guerra Gamble in Austin, home of Infowars, entered default judgments against Jones, Infowars and other defendants for what she called their “flagrant bad faith and callous disregard” of court orders to turn over documents to the parents’ lawyers. The rulings were issued on Monday and released on Thursday.

That's called a "death penalty sanction". It's basicaly the court saying "you're such an asshole that you now lose and we'll talk about how much you're going to have to pay."

Which seems fitting, here. Whether or not Jones's attorneys will also be sanctioned is somethng we may see down the road.

3 comments:

JustMusing said...

Hmmm, prisons full of insurrectionists. What could go wrong there?

DTWND said...

1) On the Texas thing, it must be something in the water. As I recall, the group that attacked the hostess at the NYC restaurant were also from Texas.

2) And about Alex Jones, he is on his seventh attorney to represent him in this case. He has either dismissed the previous ones or they have resigned (if that's the correct term) to represent him. Either way, it's been nine long years for the families of the victims.

Dale

Tod Germanica said...

The way I heard it, in Texas you get out free when stabbin' or shootin' someone if he needed killing. And, better to be judged by twelve than carried by six. People are sayin', is what I'm sayin'.