Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"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

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, December 23, 2019

Another Trumpanzee At Work

A Des Moines woman was charged with attempted murder after she told police that she intentionally ran over a 14-year-old girl because she believed the teenager was Mexican, authorities said Friday.

Natalia Miranda suffered a concussion and severe bruising in the attack but is expected to make a full recovery.

Clive Police Chief Mike Venema said Friday during a news conference that Nicole Marie Poole Franklin, 42, admitted to steering her SUV onto a sidewalk on Dec. 9 in the suburban Des Moines community and running over the teenager, who was walking to school to watch a basketball game. Franklin then fled the scene.
This is on Trump. He's been spending the last several years demonizing Mexicans as rapists and drug dealers and murderers. It should come as no surprise that some of his low-wattage supporters would try to take the law into their own hands.


Bob Hopeless said...

I know it's a pointless exercise, but ponder the thought process here-either "I'm a master criminal so will never be caught for doing this" or "surely when the police find out that this girl was Mexican, they will understand why this had to be done".

Keaaukane said...

Bob, she's probably expecting a Presidential pardon, if not a medal.

w3ski said...

These kinds of people are going to get "really" touchy when El Cheetolini leaves or gets forced out of office.
Do we have the mental health facilities to cope with that influx?

B said...

Because, of course, only Hate filled Trump following RNC members ever are racist.

Never, ever, peaceful, Trump-hating Socialist DNC types with TDS.....never any racism there.

B said...

PS, none of the articles I found mention who she voted for....

Which tells me either they don't know, or it wasn't Trump.
'Cause if it WERE Trump, they'd have been Bleating that loudly.

dinthebeast said...

What do the national committees of the parties have to do with anything?

-Doug in Oakland

Comrade Misfit said...

Trump has been trafficking in insults and rhetorical violence for years. Is there any surprise that bigots, racists and other Trumpian fellow-travelers feel empowered to do unspeakable things?

The Right has been doing this stuff for years. That whackaloon who showed up at a pizza parlor in D.C. looking for a child abuse ring in a nonexistent basement. The clown who shot up an El Paso Walmart. The one who shot up a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The bozo who was sending pile bombs. The Tiki-torch marchers, including the ones who have been convicted of assaults and a murder.

The Right owns that shit. So does Trump.

DTWND said...

Prior to Obama, disagreements between individuals in the political arena were mostly civil. Remember when McConnell stated "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."? From my perspective, the level of violence has been escalated dramatically since Trump was elected. He can't speak of anyone that disagrees with him without using derogatory language. Just a simple internet search will show videos of Trump urging his supporters to rough up protesters. For those on the right to claim that these are isolated incidents is ludicrous.


dinthebeast said...

Now she's been charged with another hit-and-run crash that hurt a 12-year-old boy less than an hour before she ran over the 14 year old girl.


-Doug in Oakland

B said...


Our Hostess claimed she was a "Trumpanzee"....but there is no evidence one way or another as far as I can find.

And it isn't like there isn't any violence or racism from folks on your side.

Sorry the previous comment was to obtuse for you.

DTWND said...


To use your own phrase, read for comprehension. I never stated there wasn't aggression from both sides. I merely stated that an increase in violent behavior has escalated dramatically from the time Trump was elected president. And I don't think that these incidents are coincidental.


Dr Roy Tam said...

Franklin made several derogatory statements about Latinos during a police interview in which she admitted she intentionally ran over the teenager, police said.

Doesn’t sound like a liberal to me, B. Who is it who calls all their opponents nasty names, and suggests that beating them up is a good thing?

B said...

DRT: Who indeed?

Lots of Liberals threaten those with whom they disagree.

Of course, y'all approve of those threats.

Be consistent, apply the same standards and judgements to both sides. There are idiots and bigots in both the "Liberal" and the "Conservative" ranks. If you think otherwise then you need to check your bias meter.

Unknown said...

B, you don’t have any facts to support your assertion.

But a nationwide review conducted by ABC News has identified at least 36 criminal cases where Trump was invoked in direct connection with violent acts, threats of violence or allegations of assault.

In nine cases, perpetrators hailed Trump in the midst or immediate aftermath of physically attacking innocent victims. In another 10 cases, perpetrators cheered or defended Trump while taunting or threatening others. And in another 10 cases, Trump and his rhetoric were cited in court to explain a defendant's violent or threatening behavior.
Seven cases involved violent or threatening acts perpetrated in defiance of Trump, with many of them targeting Trump's allies in Congress. But the vast majority of the cases -- 29 of the 36 -- reflect someone echoing presidential rhetoric, not protesting it.

ABC News could not find a single criminal case filed in federal or state court where an act of violence or threat was made in the name of President Barack Obama or President George W. Bush.

The 36 cases identified by ABC News are remarkable in that a link to the president is captured in court documents and police statements, under the penalty of perjury or contempt.

In many cases of assault or threat, charges are never filed, perpetrators are never identified or the incident is never even reported to authorities. And most criminal acts committed by Trump supporters or his detractors have nothing to do with the president. But in 36 cases, court records and police reports indicated some sort of link.