AMERICA AT WAR WITH ITSELF  1:21 pm March 8, 2010

Texas + Military Guy + Shotgun = America 2010

by Ken Layne

I'm gonna buy me a shotgun with a great long shiny barrel ...Today’s “U.S. military guy attacks U.S. military base in U.S.A.” story comes from Texas, as usual. Some airman was apprehended just before he shot up a residence building at Sheppard Air Force Base just outside of Wichita Falls. Nothing noteworthy about that, but today’s chapter of Enlisted Men Vs. America features the comical dueling news sources of FreeRepublic.com and Twitter.

A website called AllHeadlineNews.com reports today:

Sheppard Air Force Base denied in a Twitter message reports of casualties or an exchange of fire. It did not confirm reports of a hostage situation.

The gunman had threatened a training squadron and a hostage situation had taken place, according to reports on Free Republic.

 

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steverino247 March 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

The guy was pissed because the Air Force cancelled the HBO subscription in the recruit barracks.

Gopherit March 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Whenever I want the real news, I go to the Freepers. That or World Net Daily.

Lascauxcaveman March 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Some airman was apprehended just before he shot up a residence building at Sheppard Air Force Base just outside of Wichita Falls.

1. Get apprehended
2. Shoot up residence building
3. …?
4. Profit!

Tommmcatt March 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I’d have to side with Redstate on this one. After all, Redstate is the final-word authority on reactionary nutcases, having provided inspiration to so many of them.

Suck it, Twitter.

the problem child March 8, 2010 at 1:31 pm

“Some airman was apprehended just before he shot up a residence building at Sheppard Air Force Base just outside of Wichita Falls.”

Apprehension fail.

Crank Tango March 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm

wait does this make two things in texas today?

SayItWithWookies March 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm

What did he look like? We need to know if it was terrorism or just your normal white guy with a gun.

Texan Bulldoggette March 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Yay, TX is #1 in ummm…something normal folks would take no pride in. Sigh…

GOPCrusher March 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm

What’s Alex Jones’s take on this situation?

doxastic March 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm

[re=526348]the problem child[/re]: Twitter vs. FreeRepublic = comprehension fail.

Lazy Media March 8, 2010 at 1:38 pm

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123193763

Seems like kind of a nothing, domestic-dispute-type thingy. Douchebag gets mad, brings shotgun to fix situation, fails. It IS awfully gay that the Air Force calls their barracks a “dormitory,” though.

Hooray For Anything March 8, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Maybe Free Republic has an in with a shooter as he’s a regular commenter on the board and wrote an entire post about it?

Prommie March 8, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I’m sorry, Lord, and the poor children starving in Africa, Amen.

Come here a minute March 8, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I won’t know what to think until I see Sheppard Air Force Base’s Facebook status

doxastic March 8, 2010 at 1:42 pm

[re=526352]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Fortunately, there is a simple one-step procedure for determining whether an act was an attempt to harness fear in order to force social and political change or was the natural, though horrifying, consequence of perverse material socio-historical pressures and conditions.

What color’s the person?

norbizness March 8, 2010 at 1:42 pm

I think that article has have a fundamental misunderstanding of the word “report.”

Barrett808 March 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Obviously, waterboarding is required in this situation. There could be a ticking bomb somewhere!

Lazy Media March 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm
comicbookguy March 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Was he wearing an Obama t-shirt?

jbd March 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm

my beloved brother used to love shooting at people when he was in the army.

mostly MPs. well, their cars. with a BB gun. from his “dormitory” roof.

no harm, no foul, right?

(it got a little bit more ambiguous when he had to start shooting real people with real guns. that part kinda sucked.)

Prommie March 8, 2010 at 1:59 pm

[re=526377]doxastic[/re]: ”
the natural, though horrifying, consequence of perverse material socio-historical pressures and conditions,” is this the new way of saying “watering the tree of liberty?

Read more at Wonkette: http://wonkette.com/414099/texas-military-guy-shotgun-america-2010#comments#ixzz0hc4NjX0Q

Jim89048 March 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm

This must end. Disarm the military, Obama!

Mad Brahms March 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm

FreeRepublic is just waiting for news that he ever lived within a mile of a mosque / owned persian carpets / ate falafel, I’m sure.

Mad Brahms March 8, 2010 at 2:04 pm

[re=526377]doxastic[/re]: Wow, that paragraph just gave me a Marx-boner. Undoubtedly we will be on O’Reilly as an example of how communists run the internet / country.

BlueStateLiberal March 8, 2010 at 2:12 pm

This is getting to be a thing, isn’t it–”story comes from Texas, as usual.”

Neilist March 8, 2010 at 2:18 pm

But what KIND of shotgun?

The classic Remington 870? A more traditionalist, 8 gauge boat gun out of “Appaloosa”? A Holland & Holland double?

You people NEVER include the really interesting details . . . .

(Oh, and isn’t “Deranged Texas Gunman” the journalist equivalent of “Dog Bites Man”? We want NEWS in here, not the mundane everyday stuff.)

Zadig March 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm

[re=526354]GOPCrusher[/re]: Probably something the liberal jewish Crypto-fascistic Shadow Government puts in military rations. It’s fine while they’re abroad, but it has adverse affects when the troops come home and the chemical reacts with the secret brainwave interference beams coming from your refrigerator.

Alternately, this is what happens when someone with PTSD listens to Alex Jones.

norbizness March 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Hey, that dipshit knows something about guns.

blkblt March 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Isn’t “Crazed Texas Gunman” redundant?

snideinplainsight March 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm

“airman was apprehended just before he shot up a residence building” – I don’t get it. How did they know he was “just” about to shoot something up? Don’t most people on military bases carry around a bunch of guns all day long? On account of terrorism?

snideinplainsight March 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm

[re=526471]Neilist[/re]: He had an over-and-under semi-action pump waffle-choke P. K. Browning gauge-bore with telescoping twelve-action integral stock. They’re typically only available to law-enforcement and short-order cooks.

bitchincamaro March 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Postal workers all over Texas are grateful to the military.

Prommie March 8, 2010 at 3:40 pm

[re=526471]Neilist[/re]: You make me hot when you display your gun knowledge; ohhh, there’s nothing more ultra-max 1,000 than an armed libertarian.

snideinplainsight March 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm

But get to the point already – was he or wasn’t he wearing an Obama T-shirt?

Neilist March 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm

[re=526606]Prommie[/re]: An armed libertarian with all 83 [?] pages of John Galt’s speech from “Atlas Shrugged” tattooed on his tight, manly ass, you mean.

Who’s YOUR daddy?

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