GENIUS MOVES BY PEOPLE WHO WANT ATTENTION  11:14 am January 11, 2011

Coy Loughner Upsets Political World By Being Registered Independent

by Jack Stuef

He even shaved his eyebrows off for us! Thanks for playing the part of America's new bogeyman, bro. Great Job!The media are going to dig up information about Arizona alleged murdertard Jared Loughner until his every thought and last inane syllogism have been broadcast to the American public. A star has been born! (You really shouldn’t give the youngs the satisfaction of instant fame for something like this. That’s all 22-year-olds want. Learn this insight and more from the Internet’s smartest rising young political blogger, Jack Stuef, who is on Twitter.) Idiots of both partisan shades of excrement are trying to prove Loughner is a member of the other’s political party, despite the now rampant evidence he just thinks in inane syllogisms about space shuttles. And unfortunately, he registered as an independent, which, for the hyper partisans out there, is his worst crime of all.

Suspected Tucson gunman Jared Lee Loughner registered as an independent voter in Arizona in the fall of 2006, according to the Pima County Registrar of Voters.

Loughner registered to vote on Sept. 29, 2006, identifying himself as an independent. Records show he voted in the 2006 and 2008 elections but is current listed as “inactive” on the state’s voter roles — meaning that he did not vote in November.

What an asshole! Throw the political media a bone, insane person who just allegedly murdered a bunch of people!

If we are to parse this, we would say that, because he didn’t vote in 2010, he must not have liked John McCain very much:

If you like John McCain, you will vote for him when he comes up for election.
Loughner did not vote when he came up for election in 2010.
Therefore, Loughner did not like John McCain.

If you did not like John McCain, you would have voted for the other major candidate in the 2008 election.
Loughner did not like John McCain.
Therefore, Loughner voted for that Kenyan communist warthog.

See! That was fun and stupid. We sort of remember the novelty of doing those in college.

(In reality: Loughner probably licked his own name onto the ballot. Or wrote in “Loughner Buxx-brand currency.”) [WP]

 

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{ 186 comments }

Monsieur_Grumpe January 11, 2011 at 11:18 am

It all makes sense now!
Well, no, not really.

Katydid January 11, 2011 at 11:19 am

No true mass murderer would be registered as an independent.

neiltheblaze January 11, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Really. I hate it when they leave the killing to amateurs.

Beowoof January 11, 2011 at 11:20 am

Ah so it is the independents who are armed and crazy.

Mindblank January 11, 2011 at 11:46 am

The Independent political party should be banned for inciting violence, obvsly.

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 11:54 am

This is all Jesse Ventura's fault!

Serolf_Divad January 11, 2011 at 11:20 am

That settles it: "Independent" is the new Al Quaeda.

GregComlish January 11, 2011 at 11:37 am

He was probably driven to violence by the vitriolic inanities of the likes of David Broder. Killing a conservative Democrat would be the the perfect "bi-partisan" target to for a Centrist extremist. Now Loughner just needs to stand up and condemn both the left and the right for their heated responses to this national tragedy.

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 11:39 am

I regret that I only have one thumb to give that story.

Sophist FCD January 11, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Threshing accident?

horsedreamer_1 January 11, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Even if Broder is a technologically-illiterate journalist — & I wouldn't be so sure of that, considering the number of Olds whose first source for news is Sarah Palin's facebook — he has to know what the people say of him, no?

Or does he, too, live in that DC bubble he condemns?

DashboardBuddha January 11, 2011 at 11:20 am

Who knew independent meant disconnected?

Gratuitous World January 11, 2011 at 11:20 am

i'm just going to wait until glenn beck tells me how this new information reflects on glenn beck.

finallyhappy January 11, 2011 at 12:11 pm

and Sarah, on whom the republic stands or falls

OneDollarJuana January 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Is it just me, or does that photo remind you of Glenn Beck, except with less hair?

SudsMcKenzie January 11, 2011 at 11:20 am

Tea or Latte, … the world awaits

weejee January 11, 2011 at 11:20 am

Thanks for that independent reporting Jack. You continue to be the gold standard. BTW, is Ron Paultard aware of this?

Serolf_Divad January 11, 2011 at 11:20 am

Next time I'm registering as co-dependent.

PsycWench January 11, 2011 at 11:44 am

As a college teacher I'm registering as in-depedantic.

Crank_Tango January 11, 2011 at 11:59 am

John McCain is registered In-Depends…so this is good news for McCain?

WriteyWriterton January 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Is there a ballot for cough-syrup-dependent?

Lascauxcaveman January 11, 2011 at 11:21 am

Picture makes him look like Vic Mackey's crazier, retarded brother.

CapeClod January 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm

He really missed an opportunity for the lolz by not holding up his hand next to his face with his pinkie extended towards his lips.

user-of-owls January 11, 2011 at 11:22 am

Ooo! A new demographic! Which party will seize momentum by appealing to Deranged White Baldheads With No Apparent Affiliation or Consistent Record of Voting?!

2012: Year of the Non Compos Mentis

horsedreamer_1 January 11, 2011 at 11:31 am
slithytoves January 11, 2011 at 11:22 am

Sorry Jack, your first syllogism is invalid, it denies the antecedent – a common mistake made by students. Didn't get an A, did you?

OC_Surf_Serf January 11, 2011 at 11:28 am

Tautologically speaking, Jack slipped down a straw red herring…

edgydrifter January 11, 2011 at 11:47 am

CANARD!

x111e7thst January 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

Beware the argumentum ad baculum. Jack may reach for it next.

slithytoves January 11, 2011 at 11:39 am

Quite possibly it's already in his hand.

doxastic January 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I had a dark chuckle at the Slate interview with Loughner's philosophy prof, when the poor guy had to explain of formal logic that "when the premises aren't true, all bets are off."

Buzz Feedback January 11, 2011 at 11:22 am

Maybe he didn't have enough Ameros to take a cab to the polls.

Terry January 11, 2011 at 11:24 am

Maybe he bartered a ride for a chicken, no, that would be Nevada.

prommie January 11, 2011 at 11:23 am

Was he thusly shaven when he did the deed? Did he do this AFTER meeting with his defense attorney, and did she also suggest he try to look like a central-casting stereotypical "maniac?" I smell a rat, noone, noone is so true to stereotype; this guy makes Manson look sane and reasonable. Charles, not Marilyn, that Marilyn Manson guy is nuts.

SheriffRoscoe January 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm

LMAO

Crank_Tango January 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Travis Bickle mohawk or gtfo

4tehlulz_lite January 11, 2011 at 11:23 am

Why are you not making this point on Scarborough or Hardball? You could make money on logic like this!

I'm sure even Howie Kurtz would be willing to toss you a $20, or at least your salad, if you were willing to be that "even the liberal ___" guy.

freakishlywrong January 11, 2011 at 11:24 am

Gaaahhhhh! Shit, that still fucking freaks me out!

OC_Surf_Serf January 11, 2011 at 11:24 am

Arizona Independent = Slept with a Latina and rather liked it

kublakant January 11, 2011 at 11:24 am

Needs moar caliber

Mahousu January 11, 2011 at 11:25 am

Right-wingers don't even pretend to use logic.
Loughner wrote in (insane) syllogisms.
Therefore, Loughner is a Marxist.

Loughner wants to return to the gold standard (so far as I can figure out).
William Jennings Bryan apparently liked gold so much, he wanted to make a cross out of it.
Therefore, Loughner is a Democrat.
Plus a Muslim.

gef05 January 11, 2011 at 11:26 am

I read about him on Wonkette which must mean he's a left-wing Nazi Kenyan fucktard. Otherwise, why would they be writing "articles" about him – hmmm?

vulpes82 January 11, 2011 at 11:26 am

I didn't even notice the eyebrow thing until you pointed it out, Jack. I was too busy huddling under my desk from THE EYES!

BaldarTFlagass January 11, 2011 at 11:26 am

Qu'est-ce que c'est?

Crank_Tango January 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm

C'est un fou.

WriteyWriterton January 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm

"…say the old folks. It goes to show you never can tell."

FNMA January 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I hate people when they're not polite.

kingofmeh January 11, 2011 at 7:03 pm

i thought the proper reply to this, in light of the picture, would be "buhbuhbuhBUHbuhbuhBUHbuhBUHbuh . .. better run run run run run run run awaaaaaaayyyyy."

chickensmack January 11, 2011 at 11:27 am

If we're doing logical fallacies, I has one:

If Democrat, then Socialist
Bernie Sanders = Socialist
Nutter Shooter = Democrat.

Limbaugh, I want my royalty check on this.

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 11:27 am

So he hated Giffords enough to try to kill her, but not enough to vote try to get her out of Congress the legitimate way and vote for her opponent. Makes sense to me.

Crank_Tango January 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm

maybe something something paranoid mind control voting something something?

I dunno, the fucker is nuts, how can we expect him to make sense?

ttommyunger January 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm

It is obvious from his appearance that he is rational enough to have thought this through. Maybe he was sick (read sicker) on election day.

Guppy06 January 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm

On the contrary, shooting a member of the government is far more legitimate than voting. As Scalia wold note, "universal suffrage" doesn't appear anywhere in the Constitution.

Independent or not, he is a right-wing patriot.

natoslug January 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I know I shouldn't base my view on Independents on the handful that I actually know, but they are all former Republicans who felt that that the party was too centrist and corporate-owned. They are also all gun nuts and support the gold standard. None have shaved eyebrows and look like penises with arms and legs, so they're probably not dangerous.

Serolf_Divad January 11, 2011 at 11:27 am

I blame Michael Bloomberg.

cheaphits January 11, 2011 at 11:53 am

I blame John Anderson (remember him?).

emmelemm January 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Yes!

Oblios_Cap January 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm

NO LABELS!

bitchincamaro2 January 11, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Third Way!!!!!

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Well Ross Perot was also crazy and believed the government was out to get him.

imissopus January 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Ross Perot had money, so he wasn't crazy, he was eccentric.

GodShammgod January 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Gah, beat me to it! Nicely done.

freakishlywrong January 11, 2011 at 11:28 am

So, Joe in the Mornin' spends all mornin', with Mika noddin', telling us that Independents are the center and that's where the country is, and Obamar has to "move to the center". We all know this means; "Govern like a Conservative". So, really, this terrifying lunatic is a conservative. See, I can do it too, Glenn, you hateful fuck.

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 11:44 am

The median voter in this country is in the center and has average politics right in the middle of the road; Joe likes making tautologies, and is also repetitive, and redundant as well.

GunTotingProgressive January 11, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Well, not to go all "Overton Window" on you, but I don't think my politics have changed all that much since the `80s, when I was a Republican, but somehow I'm now a liberal. Unfortunately, the morons have dragged the country slightly to the right of (trying to come up with a historical righty other than Hitler, so as not to introduce two annoying political concepts in the same post).

freakishlywrong January 11, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Well fuck. These MODERN Conservatives would have placed a surveyors symbol over St. Ronnie.

HempDogbane January 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Didn't you heed Rush's dictum? If you're middle of the road you'll just get run over. Run over by a speeding Overton Window, out of control having swerved to avoid hitting Godwin's Law.

WriteyWriterton January 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Ha,hah. I read "Rush's rectum." Ha, ha, I'm an idiot with my mind in the gutter. I should change my registration to Independent.

genxr January 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Politicians run to the center, firing wildly

bureaucrap January 11, 2011 at 11:29 am

Clearly he would have voted for Lizard People or Joe Lieberman (there's a difference?) had they been on the ballot in AZ.

BaldarTFlagass January 11, 2011 at 11:32 am

Mickey Knox.

Too obscure?

imissopus January 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm

But I thought Jan Brewer was on the ballot. Oh, I'm thinking of Lizard-Skinned People.

Swampgas_Man January 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Lieberman is not a lizard, he's a basset hound.

baconzgood January 11, 2011 at 11:32 am

I just hope that Republicans and Democrats can rise above this news and continue thier asinine finger pointing.

Pragmatist2 January 11, 2011 at 11:38 am

You betcha. We don't want the truth to get in the way of a good story.

prommie January 11, 2011 at 11:35 am

The worst part is, this wouldn't have happened if he had just decided to go kill Iris's pimp, instead.

Oblios_Cap January 11, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Well, there was a taxi driver involved as I recollect.

notreelyhelping January 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Seriously: the Travis Bickle parallels are raising the hair on the back of my neck: you can just see this freak holding a finger to his head. *shudder*

Not_So_Much January 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

Duh, all fox news wothcers no that independent is code fer goldurn librul homo. Case closed, Rush wins. (cuz he has a microphone and he will say so through it. Also.)

Pragmatist2 January 11, 2011 at 11:37 am

He thought it was a music label.

horsedreamer_1 January 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm

He does look like a young Ian Mac Kaye.

Buckminster January 11, 2011 at 11:38 am

Some dogs have fleas.
My dog has fleas.
Therefore, my dog is some dog.

WhatTheHeck January 11, 2011 at 11:42 am

I don't buy the assertion that he was “Independent.”

He couldn't even spell the word.

But he could spell “Glock.”

Crank_Tango January 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Maybe he just checked "I" because "I" was the one filling out the form?

JoeMamased January 11, 2011 at 11:42 am

This is good news for John McCain!

freakishlywrong January 11, 2011 at 11:56 am

Holy crap. For once, it actually is! But if you get to drag that out then I get dibs on this one:

That image is very disturbing. I wish you’d have chosen something else. I realize that it’s a shameful part of American history that we should never forget, but it’s too much.

Beetagger January 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm

The gunman was a maverick.

Mojopo January 11, 2011 at 11:43 am

Does this mean the national media can correct their charted course and proceed forward with a rational discussion about gun control? Nah.

DashboardBuddha January 11, 2011 at 11:49 am

My town has a nutty guy wandering around damning large trucks to hell and he has eyes like that. Should I be afraid?

Crank_Tango January 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm

If you're a large truck, yes. Or if you happen to be a Buddha on the Dashboard of a large truck, also, yes.

JoeMamased January 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Do you live in Arizona?

Toomush_Infer January 11, 2011 at 11:53 am

Finally, finally we know who the Lizard People is….

donner_froh January 11, 2011 at 11:53 am

Independent of rational thought or human emotion.

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Sadly, paranoia, anger and hate are very human emotions.

Spanky2a January 11, 2011 at 12:55 pm

…as you remind us continually with your posts.

prommie January 11, 2011 at 11:53 am

We should kill all the people who are trying to pin the blame on violent, incendiary, hyperbolic, demagoguery.

Katydid January 11, 2011 at 11:58 am

Should we kill them with metaphors?

prommie January 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm

We should slaughter them like turkeys behind a Palin.

bitchincamaro2 January 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm

So we'll kill 'em with analogies, then. O.K., got it.

BaldarTFlagass January 11, 2011 at 12:13 pm

No. Votes.

HempDogbane January 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Bachmann want to "repeal" Obama, so maybe do that. I think it's another surveying term.

genxr January 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I've got my surveyor's symbol on you…

SheriffRoscoe January 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Does he have any tattoos or body art? We could learn so much. Things like body piercings and tattoos of Chinese symbols or yin and yang or some other shit would indicate a left-leaning bent, whilst tattoos of swastikas and names of various women he's fucked during his lifetime would indicate a conservative. Also, no tattoos or body art at all would mean he's a conservative of the craziest kind.

I'm here to simply matters, wonketteers!

BaldarTFlagass January 11, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Also, no tattoos or body art at all would mean he's a conservative of the craziest kind.

Uh-oh.

finallyhappy January 11, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I guess I am so left I need to get our Kenyan Muslin President's face tattooed on my chest

GOPCrusher January 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I'm too cheap to buy a tattoo, so I guess I'm a conservative.

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I don't relish the idea of several hours in pain to permanently change my body in a manner I may later regret, so that makes me a conservative too.

pdiddycornchips January 11, 2011 at 2:38 pm

What does a tramp stamp of a tea bag indicate? Todd has one or so I heard.

imissopus January 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm

In his case, "Insert strap-on here" with a down arrow, so Sarah doesn't core him through the spine.

zhubajie January 11, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Perhaps he has Mao on his left arm, Hitler on his right!

hagajim January 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Of course he was an independent…he independently killed a shitload of people….therefore he is an independent Marxist.

doxastic January 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I'm waiting for someone to point out that while it's not causal that mainstream Republican talking points show up in an unreasoned tapestry of extremist boilerplate, it's maybe indicative of how many of their tropes are born and strengthened in the hothouse of conspiracy madness, spinning out into the mainstream as "constituent concerns" and "legitimate questions raised by the American people." In other words, it isn't a cause, it's a sign pointing to another phenomenon.

But, given that all of our talking heads are not actual rhetoricians (but play one on TV!), they'll leave it to "sometimes words make us do things, and sometimes they don't." It's like asking an astrologist about black holes.

imissopus January 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm

That sounds similar to a point I've tried to make a couple of times here and elsewhere, that when you're talking about a guy who might have been a paranoid schizophrenic with a persecution complex, his beliefs will dovetail with mainstream Republican talking points, which are mostly a list of ways in which the American (read: white) people are being persecuted by evil shadowy forces and the ways the people need to fight back.

So no, Palin and Beck's bullshit didn't cause this kid to flip out, but it sure helped create an environment where his addled brain might have thought it was the thing to do. But the folks on TV can't deal with any idea that's even that complex.

PubOption January 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm

If the government was trying to control him through grammar, shouldn't he have shot an English teacher?

Pithaughn January 11, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Or someone who just cold makes up new words?

DCHatesMe January 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm

If all your base are belong to us, all you base are belong to us.

If all politics is, or are, obsolete, all politics are, or is, obsolete.

slithytoves January 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I don't know if I can take that picture much longer – I'm starting to have dark thoughts, like I want to be a fly on the wall in the prison laundry when someone first wipes that grin off his face.

Rarian Rakista January 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

This guy will never be part of general population.

slithytoves January 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Doesn't have to be an inmate…

Crank_Tango January 11, 2011 at 12:27 pm

would you want to be there when someone knocks all his teeth in and then skullfucks the grin off his face? I sure don't. then why did I think of it? probably my hangover.

Trinket January 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Thanks so very much for that indelible mental picture.

Swampgas_Man January 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm

He's just as likely to start his own cult.

CapeClod January 11, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Tom Delay ruined mug shots forever for smiling when they took his. Now everybody does it. However, not everyone looks as murderously crazy as this fucking nut.

AutomaticPilot January 11, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Tom DeLay does.

Crank_Tango January 11, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Yeah and this loughner kid looks pretty nuts too.

zhubajie January 11, 2011 at 8:55 pm

If you get a passport photo, you are not allowed to smile. Why let someone smile in a mug shot?

bitchincamaro2 January 11, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Should have gone to Sweeney Todd for that haircut. Dickhead.

ttommyunger January 11, 2011 at 12:13 pm

This turd is getting way to much attention, folks, which judging from the expression on his face, is pleasing the shit out of him. Put him in the basement, give him a trial and then put him where he belongs. He's just another bad copy.

hagajim January 11, 2011 at 12:19 pm

What's with the Uloric ads Wonkette? Have the gout much? I know my uric acid is up from all this Loughner shit…

HELisforHEL January 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm

We're all susceptible to Gout due to all the drinking we're doing trying to numb us to the fact that large swaths of the country are breeding idiots like this crazy asshole.

Spanky2a January 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm

"large swaths of the country are breeding idiots like this crazy asshole. "
Like NY for the Son of Sam,

Wisconsin for Jeffrey Dahmer,

Chicago for John Wayne Gacy,

Washington for Gary Ridgway,

California for Charles Manson, Andrew Cunanan, and others,

etc..

GOPCrusher January 11, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Actually John Wayne Gacy was a resident of Waterloo, IA. same as Michele "Batshyt Crazy" Bachmann, so yes, your analogy is still correct.

JaredLeftWingPothead January 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm

When Gacy committed most of his crimes, he lived in Norwood Park, IL (just east of O'Hare airport).

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Poopyhead.

bureaucrap January 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Maverick = Independent
Independent = Mass Murderer,
Therefore
John McCain = North Vietnam.

Knew it all along.

crybabyboehner January 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I'll bet he was a land surveyor. Those guys are bad news.

BarackMyWorld January 11, 2011 at 12:36 pm

This would be good news for rational discourse, except partisan hacks are mostly impervious to facts and logic.

jim89048 January 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Why, that wascally wabbit!

JaredLeftWingPothead January 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Dem Congressman who called for GOP Gov.
to be put against a wall and shot
now pleads for civility

http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confi

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Poppyhead.

HELisforHEL January 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Why that's just silly! So many gun owners are just waiting for their hero moment! And you had to go ruin it all with the likely scenario and such.
I come from a serious gun totin' family; concealed carry/distributor rights, the works (and of course, NRA members). And I rue the day that one of them, thinking it's their big shining moment of gun awesomeness and they're killing an intruder in the middle of the night, actually kills one of their cats padding through the bedroom.

Plowmon January 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Ok, Ok, I'll buy a Glock and shave my head but I draw the line at that grin.

Guppy06 January 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Aren't Rick Perry and Todd Palin in favor of independents?

BeWoot January 11, 2011 at 12:46 pm

If the Lizard People would just settle on one political brand, Loughner would be able to register as a party member.

Sophist FCD January 11, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Yup, he's one of the much sought after "swing voters". Or will be, assuming Arizona still hangs people.

Allmighty_Manos January 11, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Independent? I blame Lieberman and No Labels for promoting nonpartisan violence.

jim89048 January 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm
marinmaven January 11, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Oh, crap! Am I going to have to change my registration from Decline-to-State to Green or Peace and Freedom party? Or is he American Independent, and I am okay where I am?

genxr January 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm

You can't win. The peace and freedom party are secretly working on those FEMA reeducation camps

mrblifil January 11, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Still it's vitally important that we cater to the independents. OR ELSE THEY WILL FUCKING SHOOT EVERY LAST ONE OF US.

Fox n Fiends January 11, 2011 at 1:08 pm

LOU DOBBS IS AN INDEPENDENT

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Bill O'Reilly, too!

walterhwhite January 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm

So the fact that Laughner targeted a Democratic congresswoman isn't significant? I think it is. I go with the folks who think unbalanced people like Loughner are influenced by the hate-filled wingnut talk shows and people like Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman who like to talk about taking up arms to "take back" their country. Sorry for the lack of snark. Will try to do better next time.

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm

No, that's politicizing a political assassination. Just like the fact the anthrax mailer (remember him? We still don't know for sure who he was.) targeted only Democratic politicians and members of the "liberal" media was of no significance.

hooray4anything January 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Don't forget the guy who went after the Tides Foundation for whatever random reason other than lots of crazy people have it in for the Tides Foundation

lulzmonger January 11, 2011 at 10:37 pm

That's crazy-talk! Everyone knows it was that biochemist guy (who despite having easy access to oodles of deadly poisons opted for a slow agonizing suicide by OD'ing on Tylenol) who was diagnosed with delusions of grandeur & narcissism (yet inexplicably offed himself the day before he was due to become America's #1 media sensation)!

I know it's true – I saw it on the Internets!

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 11:20 pm

But imagine the horror that that could have resulted if the FBI had done their jobs, actually thoroughly investigated the case and caught the real killer in a timely fashion: the Bush administration and media wouldn't have been able to claim that Saddam Hussein was probably behind the attacks, and several hundred thousand Iraqis would still be alive today, along with over four thousand American and allied soldiers. And one of those dead Iraqis was Saddam, so that makes all those other deaths worth it.

Negropolis January 12, 2011 at 4:55 am

No, that's politicizing a political assassination.

FTW

I've been screaming all day. This man didn't target some random folks shopping at the Safeway. He didn't even target Gabby while see was running day-to-day errands. This fucker hunted her down while she was on duty as a sitting congresswoman.

BTW, what else I've been able to glean from his alleged notes left at his home is that not only doesn't he like most politicians, but he seems to be your typical sociopathic dude in that he seems to hate women in particular. You know, calling her "stupid" and saying that she "didn't get it" and then the last note calling her a "bitch".

Asshole.

BTWBFDIMHO January 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Independent = Insane + Dependent.

Beetagger January 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I'm an independent. I have blood on my hands.

genxr January 11, 2011 at 2:19 pm

That's the problem in America. Not enough partisanship.

Radiotherapy January 11, 2011 at 1:39 pm

There should be a Declaration of Indedendents.

GOPCrusher January 11, 2011 at 1:39 pm

But according to the talking heads, like Monica Crowley, Independents are fleeing the Democrats and their hyper-liberal agenda.

mavenmaven January 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I think he defines a major demographic in todays end of weimar 'merka:
he's "Joe the Deranged Killer".

MiniMencken January 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Loughner's syllogisms are long on the silly and short on the, uhm, jism? Steuf, yours are far too clear. You're no Jared Loughner, as we who are getting to know Jared Loughner can tell.

problemwithcaring January 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

But, but the Washington Post called the "Tuscon tragedy" a "real opportunity" for No Labels, Third Way and independents.

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Once again, fuck the Washington Post.

hooray4anything January 11, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Why can't Obama be more bipartisan?

Ducksworthy January 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Whatever he thinks he is, he is a perfect example of Repuklican policies. Destroy access to community mental health services (psychiatry is a Jooish conspiracy after all) and do away with concealed carry permits and background checks that involve sanity. Presto. A country full of Jared Loughners. Next inflame nutcases with paranoid delusions of Kenyan communist takeovers. Stir well and,,,,Profit!

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 2:02 pm

"psychiatry is a Jooish conspiracy after all"

So you're saying it's L. Ron Hubbard's fault?

PublicLuxury January 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I thought Justin Beiber was the youngest internet rising star? Why is Jack hating on the Beiber?

PublicLuxury January 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm

It is just like a closeted republican to register as an independent just to make sure they get lots and lots of campaign poll calls. The little fucker wanted to throw the polls off. Can you even believe this deviant?

sati_demise January 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm

yea, well, if you saw the hella scary commercials here in Arizona brought to you by Citizens United you would not have voted either. 24/7 of terrifying images and music.

You would have stayed in bed cowering with your dried food and bottled water waiting for the United States to be destroyed by the health care.

BklynIlluminati January 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Wait i thought he was a paultard with a little puma in him and a splash of commie

JaredLeftWingPothead January 11, 2011 at 2:32 pm

"paultard"

Careful!

The poster known as SoreassButt does not allow the use of unauthorized vocabulary!

sati_demise January 11, 2011 at 2:32 pm

When most of the Republicans (except for the 24% who still loves them some Bush) refused to be called Republicans anymore they became Independents.

I imagine they are still Republicans.

jim89048 January 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Exactly how it plays out here in your kissing cousin state of Nevaduh.

sati_demise January 11, 2011 at 2:38 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1345700/A

Student evaluates insane man Loughner on the first day of school…….

GOPCrusher January 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Well, since Tea Baggers claim that they are Independent, that they are enraged by both Democratic and Republiklan Congress people, I would have to assume that the next thing that we hear from Sarah Palin will be her telling the world that she has always been a staunch Republiklan and never has had anything to do with the Tea Bagger Movement. Wonder how Michele "Batshyt Crazy" Bachmann is going to spin her way out of being the self-proclaimed leader of the Tea Bagger Caucus in the House?

JaredLeftWingPothead January 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Dem Congressman who called for GOP Gov. to be put against a wall and shot now pleads for civility

. http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confi

SorosBot January 11, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Double-posting poopyhead.

Sassomatic January 11, 2011 at 3:23 pm

This is good news for John McCain.

HedonismBot January 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm

As much as I would like to be able to blame this terrible atrocity on the teabag party, I realize that no sane, balanced, well-adjusted person would commit this kind of crime, no matter how much Beck they listened to, or how much they worshipped at the Altar of Snowbilly.
Therefore, Loughner is neither balanced nor adjusted. Therefore, he is a Larouchie.

Sassomatic January 11, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Because for two years now people have been saying that if the violent rhetoric keeps up some sane, balanced person is going to kill someone.

Negropolis January 12, 2011 at 4:30 am

I love "independent" voters, these days. They are either one of two things: people too embarrassed to publically side with the Republican Party (whilst still voting for them, which is MOST independents), or self-righteous, reverse/post-ironic contrarians who believe that the Democrats are so yesterday, and/or believe that "both sides do it" whatever "it" is.

Dude was a fringe-righty, so far to the right he thought the GOP too moderate for his taste.

Let's just put it this way, if Jesse Kelly would have been elected instead of Gabby Giffords, his crazy would have stayed under control.

carlgt1 January 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

but surely "Independent" in Arizona means KKK member?

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