Indiana Deputy Attorney General Suggests Killing Wisconsin Protesters With ‘Live Ammunition’

  indiana deputy AG jeff cox wants to kill you

Yeah, let's murder government workers at a protest!Do you get the feeling America is in actual meltdown, for real this time, and that the outcome is as hazy as some night-time web video streaming on Al Jazeera from Libya or Bahrain or wherever? Pictured above is a Twitter post by Indiana Deputy Attorney General Jeff Cox, who responded to a Mother Jones post about the Wisconsin protests with the charming words, “Use Live Ammunition.” You know, murder government employees for having a labor protest. Murder them! Fucking traitors, right?

The good news is that Jeff Cox, this deputy AG in Indiana, was just fired from his state government job. Good luck in the private sector! Maybe the Koch Bros. need a new fluffer or something, for five-fifty an hour, part time/no benefits/graveyard shift. Maybe that would be fun!

Strange times, because we are regularly consulting Mother Jones this week for some hawt newz. We have nothing against MJ, and in fact used to write for it, about a decade ago. But it hasn’t been essential reading for a while now … until now. It has been all over the Wisconsin protests, all over the Actual Causes of this fake “government fiscal crisis” — billionaires, multi-millionaires and huge corporations pay almost no income tax, while you will have your meager assets seized and your shitty Denny’s paycheck garnished (with a sprig of parsley) if you don’t pay your taxes. And now it got this “Cox-Sucker” fired from his welfare queen gov’t job, because he epitomizes the violent, idiotic bullshit spouting from these hired goons employed to harass people and protect billionaires. That’s true! Totally true.

Anyway, Mother Jones:

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On Saturday night, when Mother Jones staffers tweeted a report that riot police might soon sweep demonstrators out of the Wisconsin capitol building—something that didn’t end up happening—one Twitter user sent out a chilling public response: “Use live ammunition.”

…. Only later did we realize that JCCentCom was a deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana.

The guy has apparently been blogging this kind of caveman swill for 10 years, and who noticed, right, because come on, Indiana? But his vile, impotent fantasies of killing his fellow Americans and fellow state-government employees, because they have a legal right to protest work compensation and conditions, finally attracted the exact kind of attention necessary to kick this slob out the door. Enjoy free enterprise, ya jerkwad. Anybody dumb enough to hire you will change their mind once they run a quick Google search. [Mother Jones]

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274 comments

      1. ChessieNefercat

        Shoot them at the voting booth! No, uh, wait, I'll get it. Survey them! With live theodolites? Hmm, this is tricky.

      1. OhNoGuy

        Ha HA I get it!

        His name is "Cox" and you talk about "membership".

        Will we all be taken up to the Membership?

        Where is George Clinton when we really need him?

    1. Rarian Rakista

      He does not have to worry about government sponsored death panels anymore, he lost his medical insurance through the government, which means as a 40 something he can look forward to 1000 dollar a month premiums and corporate death panels, just like Ayn Rand intended.

    2. lulzmonger

      "Death Panels BAD, Death Squads GOOD" … you know it's a fact because it's straight from the Gospel of Reagan (Letters To The Dipshittians, Chapter 4, Verses 7 & 8).

  1. metamarcisf

    On the bright side, Indianapolis is the home of Super Bowl XLVI. They just want to show America the good side of the Hoosier State.

      1. BerkeleyBear

        It was the AFC playoff game a couple of years ago when the Colts met the Chargers. Looks like the old dome, so it may have been before the Colts made the Super Bowl for the first time in the Indy era. All kinds of closet SD fans came out in that one.

        Indy is weird in that because the Colts only got here in 85, lots of people don't have the sort of natural affinity you'd expect. Plus, there was a group of douchebags who kept bitching when Manning would have huge years but didn't make/win the SB every year. Fits with this asshat's overall profile that he prefers the uber douchy Phillip Rivers/Chargers over the classy Manning & Co.

        1. Dashboard_Jesus

          hey I grew up in Indy and was a Bears fan as a kid, Dad would take us to summer camp up at St. Joe's college in northern IN and you could actually meet the players on the field after practice- Gail Sayers, Dick Butkus, even Brian Piccolo…good times! I have never been a fan of Colts though cuz their owner was a huge douchebag/drunk and his son's a drug addict, personally I hop the players go on strike and Indy looses the SB, serve 'em right for takin' my tax dollars to pay for hideous stadium, damn socialists

      2. V572625694

        Ahem…some of us just happen live in San Diego, and just can't wait to give the Spanos family $500M of taxpayer money to build them a new stadium. If that isn't liking the Chargers, I don't know what is.

        1. SorosBot

          Since Indiana does not have daylight savings time and has the Eastern / Central divide running through it, it takes at least four changes of the hour to drive across it most of the year.

    1. An_Outhouse

      I like the word Hoosier. It means person from Indiana but it reminds me of Hooters and then I get hungry for white breast meat.

      1. Negropolis

        Is that what how they are describing sexually unlucky men, these days?

        "Yeah, his dick had to go downtown to file for unemployment benefits."

  2. OneYieldRegular

    I think *some*one needs to go back and read a little U.S. labor history – maybe while sitting in one of those folding chairs at the unemployment office, surrounded by unhappy, fired union workers.

    1. Angry_Marmot

      I'm guessing he had one of those "history teachers" hired to coach athletics, who spend their class time diagramming plays while the students "read the chapter and answer the questions at the end". The textbook itself was one of those written-by-committee soporifics guaranteed not to offend anyone in Texas or Indiana. And Cox still got a C.

  3. PalinPussyPower

    For once I'd like to see these guys use something other than a gun or a Hummer to compensate for their small dicks.

    1. DustBowlBlues

      If I win the lottery, I'm going to hire two guys to accompany me when I'm in public. Let's call them, say, Vinnie and Lou. Vinnie Lou will stay discreetly far enough behind that when I pass a guy with a gigantic truck (that, of course, cost more than the trailer he's living in) or a BMW, should I be at Utica Square in Tulsa, I'll simply pass by and say, casually, "Just how little is your dick?" and when the guy starts to get testy, up step Vinnie and Lou.

      We all have our dreams. That's mine.

    1. Guppy06

      His employers only said that "he no longer works there." $10 says he suddenly felt the desire to retire (with full benefits) and spend more time with his family.

    2. OhNoGuy

      He's fired now but remember that Roy Cohn never had to worry about where his next meal was coming from. The Franco wing of the Republican Party will find a place for him.

  4. Billmatic

    I've been listening to a lot of Rage Against the Machine today.

    Every official that come in
    Cripples us leaves us maimed
    Silent and tamed
    And with our flesh and bones
    He builds his homes

      1. Radiotherapy

        If I see a little farther into the landscape of political humor, it's because I stand on the shoulders of owls.

  5. TanzbodenKoenig

    Don't forget this is after Imperial Walker has censored the internet in the capitol building to block opposing viewpoint websites, as well as tried to have the riot police assault the peaceful protesters still in the building Friday night. I'm just waiting for him to order the Air Nat. Guard to strafe the protestors

      1. TanzbodenKoenig

        I just hope they attended school period: maybe then they'll appreciate everything their teachers did for them, unlike Walker

        1. Tundra Grifter

          Unfortunately, if the teachers are right wing military and rogue CIA agents, it would probably be better to just make like a stone and skip it.

          1. BarryOPotter

            Never know. Some of those graduates may have had parents who worked union jobs and busted their asses for junior, who now has a set of 'very specific skills.' As well as a conscious conveniently outfitted with an On/Off switch…

    1. DahBoner

      That would be "Republican Dictators named Ronald Ray Gun Who Hate Democracy"

      Thursday, Bloody Thursday.

      Reagan intervened, sending in the National Guard:

      "…The rally, which drew 3,000 people, soon turned into a riot, as the crowd moved down Telegraph (Ave.) towards the park. That day, known as Bloody Thursday, three students suffered punctured lungs, another a shattered leg, 13 people were hospitalized with shotgun wounds, and one police officer was stabbed. James Rector, who was watching the riot from a rooftop, was shot by police gunfire; he died four days later…."

    2. Chet Kincaid

      America has 3 great, unheralded traditions: labor union massacres, race riots and lynchings. Where are the re-enactors of these proud moments of our heritage?

  6. Barbara_i

    I hope that Sarah Palin has the good sense to keep her opinions to herself about this and not twattle about "free speech"

    1. Dudleydidwrong

      If Sarah She-who-must-not-be-named had good sense, she wouldn't be Sarah She-who-must-not-be-named. Sarah and good sense is a perfect oxymoron. Come to think of it, she's an oxy-moron to begin with.

  7. metamarcisf

    Hosting a Super Bowl is all about crowd control, just ask Jerry Jones. I have a feeling this Cox fellow will be a good man to have on our side when fans arrive and realize the seats for which they paid $5,000 apiece don't technically exist.

    1. Sparky_McGruff

      It's only uncivil when a democrat says something. This was just "republican humor". I, myself, can't stop laughing!

  8. Snarke_Diem

    All,

    Please take a few minutes and tell the Indiana State Bar Association what you think of their member, Jeff Cox aka @JCCentCom who was terminated WITH CAUSE today:
    http://www.inbar.org/ContactUs/tabid/62/Default.a

    You can be damn sure that I just did (I chose the "Membership" option from the drop-down menu, as it seemed the most relevant)!

  9. fuflans

    also: i love this coming out on the same day the southern poverty law center reported:

    "The number of active hate groups in the United States topped 1,000 for the first time and the antigovernment “Patriot” movement expanded dramatically for the second straight year as the radical right showed continued explosive growth in 2010."

    1. user-of-owls

      the radical right showed continued explosive growth in 2010.

      Somebody in Montgomery is still giggling over that one.

    2. doxastic

      So thousands of Americans regularly respond to not having their side in power by up and joining the Aryan Nation. The base is fickle.

    1. GOPCrusher

      Pfft. I saw a guy wearing a Clinton Portis Washington jersey in a bar in Dallas and nobody did anything.
      Indy fans are pussies compared to Dallas.

  10. neiltheblaze

    Really? They actually fired the prick instead of giving the rat-fucker a promotion?

    Good on you, Indiana! Whooda thunk it?

    1. Dudleydidwrong

      Yeah, but from what I read it took them ten years to figure out that the guy was a total loon and an embarrassment to the legal profession. And it takes a hell of a lot to bring embarrassment to a tribe of lawyers.

        1. Angry_Marmot

          When you play with yourself, you're playing with Christine O'Donnell, because she's… oh, never mind.

    1. mumbly_joe

      According to Allen West, Allen West will, by torturing as many people as he needs to to bring them the "light of democracy".

      Do these people seriously listen to themselves? Ever?

    2. DustBowlBlues

      According to that Italian (as we say here in OK, Eye-talian) woman (Sylvia Pojoli sp??) who reports for NPRsaid about Khadify's speech in Italy (where Marion thought he was kewl) Democracy is a word derived the Arabic word for Chair, democracy is a matter of who has chairs.

      I wish someone had told the dickwad neocons as much. We could have bought every single fucking person in the middle east a Lazy Boy for the price of a day of these gawd-awful wars.

    3. mumbly_joe

      I'm not sure the United States is ready for democracy; I'm pretty sure the religious extremists will take over and then America go right back to torturing its own people and terrorist attacks against civilians in other countries, etc.

  11. betweenstations

    Death panels are bad. Gunz are always okay. If death panels involved summary execution via firing squad at the end, he'd be okay with 'em.

  12. Urban_Achiever

    First Michigan, now here? WTF is going on w/people named COX who work for a State Attorney General's Office? Are they ALL morons?

    1. SorosBot

      There was US Prosecutor Archibald Cox, the special investigator for Watergate who was fired by Nixon for actually doing his job instead of aiding in the coverup; he was a good one; and of course our former Wonkette overlord. But I don't know of any other good Cox.

      1. Snarke_Diem

        You know, when I first heard about this, Andrew Shirvell was the first name that POPPED UP. Still waiting for a similar "First Amendment" outcry from the wingnuts, but at least this time around, it will be AFTER the ass clown has been terminated!

    2. ChessieNefercat

      Well, morons can be very nice people. Apparently yes, all people named Cox who work for a State Attorney General's office are morons, but more important, they are nasty, hateful, cretinous morons, not the nice kind.

  13. Extemporanus

    As much as I utterly despise the 21st century retard party line that is "Touretter", its role in mainlining to the masses the career-ending subconscious convulsions of self-important assholes who would have otherwise remained free to carry on their consequence-free reign of public sector terror is not without some small, satisfying schaden of freude.

    (ALSO: What, was the twat handle "JCPennyCom" trademarked or something?!)

      1. Extemporanus

        JCPenney's goober-based Google bomb came immediately to mind when I made that comment, though I'll admit that I was unaware of the following facts prior to reading the piece in the NYT:

        - JCPenney sells raped and murdered girls for $19.90.

        - JCPenney has santorum that's now more than half off.

        - JCPenney is the leading retailer of lemon party supplies.

        - JCPenney outsources complaints to a call center in Goatse.

        - JCPenney recently launched a promising new ad campaign.

      2. Extemporanus

        "JCCentCom"'s Twitter bio:

        lawyer/writer/amateur classicist/military historian/runner/dancer/all-around weirdo; supports all CLE/PIT/tOSU sports, San Diego Chargers & Los Angeles Lakers

  14. bitchincamaro2

    I'd give my right arm to see this low-life twat in a cage match with Walter Reuther. Come back, Walter!

  15. SayItWithWookies

    In other news, the earth's rotation was slowed by a fraction of a second as everybody who was ever prosecuted by this asshole — and also all their lawyers — just sat up and said "Oh, that's grounds for appeal."

  16. twogoats

    In related news, Mr. Cox announced he was leaving the AG's office to pursue his dream of competing on ther Very Special Presidential Edition of Appretice.

    1. bureaucrap

      "look for the union label, when you're buying your bulletproof vest…"

      That actually goes with the tune, which we all remember from the 80s, amirite?

    1. XOhioan

      Oh dear god his status statements. Please don't make me feel sorry for this idiot.

      Jeff
      has given up.
      Mood: rejected rejected

      Jeff
      is destined to be alone forever.
      Mood: crushed

      Jeff
      is doing splendidly, aside from that whole "wanting to crawl in a hole and die" thing.
      Mood: crappy

      1. genxr

        That would certainly explain the "wanting to use live ammunition" thing.

        Reminds me of that guy who couldn't get a date so he shot up a women's jazzercise class.

    2. user-of-owls

      Jesus, Mary and Joseph DiMaggio, look at the profile on his now-defunct blog:

      My dream in life is to rule the world, watch the Cleveland Browns win the Super Bowl, have a San Diego Chargers jacket with big lightning bolts on the shoulders and take Emmanuelle Vaugier out to dinner at a 5-star restaurant.

      I'd hazard a guess that the dream with the highest prospects for success is the first one. Well, I suppose he could buy that jacket, but remember, he's unemployed now.

    1. ChessieNefercat

      "dickless gun loon"

      Hey, I like this! Can we use it every time we talk about gun nuts, until it's automatic? You know, like the way union and "thug" go together for the rightnutters?

  17. PublicLuxury

    It cost him his job.

    I don't want to see republithugs dead. I want to see them in prison in chains doing all that free slave prison labor they love to implement. It would serve the dirty fuckers right.

    1. MissTaken

      Humor writer/editor for Sun Features for 1 year 1 month

      Come on, this whole "use live ammunition" is so obviously satire. He's a "humor writer" you see. It's funny. He's funny. Ha.

  18. JackObin

    I thought I would live to see Egypt and Libya more democratic than god's country. Congratulations, heirs of the great Ronnie Raygun!

    1. SayItWithWookies

      It's just so awesome that all the nations of the Middle East decided they wanted to follow the shining example of the newly-liberated Iraq. It's why you see all the Dubya posters in Tahrir Square.

  19. user-of-owls

    It's times like these that I am really, really glad that our former tiresome oaf Niel-ist is gone.

      1. Redhead

        I think it takes a whole spell (said backwards while turning three times and looking in a mirror) to summon that idiot spawn back.

  20. SorosBot

    But remember, both sides are equally guilty of being uncivil! To prove this, here's some random protester guy with a crude, distasteful sign that we'll pretend threatens rape, even though it doesn't.

    1. weejee

      Usually the Northern Lights don't make it as far south as Indiana, but perhaps this jackhole is super sensitive and was not wearing his tinfoil cap.

  21. JackObin

    I've been to Indiana, so this level of stupidity comes as no surprise. It makes upstate NY look like the Cote D'azure.

  22. jus_wonderin

    This is Wisconsin. Wouldn't it be less deadly to just lay a trail of cheese nuggets to the edge of town???

  23. Tundra Grifter

    If Cox had read his American labor history, he would know it isn't the National Guard that fires on organized labor. That's saved for Pinkerton goons.

    1. DustBowlBlues

      These days, the goons are in $5,000 suits and $1,000 shoes and work for million dollar priced consulting firms that are hired by companies like Walmart and fly in on corporate jets and scare the employees shitless about voting for union membership.

      These slimey bosses make the Pinkertons look like plain old muscle for hire. I hate them all.

  24. proudgrampa

    Jeez. Whatever happened to a "kinder and gentler" America?

    "Support civility, or I'LL KILL YOU!!!"

  25. BerkeleyBear

    I would like to point out that the AG in Indiana does not handle criminal prosecutions (locally elected prosecutors do) so while he's a douche he probably hasn't gotten anyone killed directly.

  26. Snarke_Diem

    Time for mandatory mental health evaluations for attorneys. First, Andrew Shirvell and now Jeff Cox = psychos with a license to practice law.

  27. DustBowlBlues

    I take Mother Jones and give subscriptions as gifts. My daughter called to say she'd read her first issue cover to cover. I asked if she was ready to go explode with outrage and, yeah, she was.

    Oh, and that lottery thing: Besides hiring bodyguards to protect me when I say offensive things to guys about their litte-dick trucks, I'll give MT lots of moolah for their investigative reporting fund. And to help pay the salaries of the 1,500 employees Hosne "Droopy Face" MuWalker is threatening to lay off.

    1. DemmeFatale

      I used to get a liberal newspaper in the mail from OK. It was a real mom and pop operation.
      I got a subscription for my Mom, but after a year of exploding heads, we had to quit reading it.

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        I used to take all my back issues of MJ, The Nation, The Progressive, Z, etc out to my father, whom I had successfully converted from a lifelong republican back in the early 90s ("Dad, you're not a millionaire, so there's no logical reason for you to vote for them"). My mom finally asked me to stop bringing them, as he has a pretty volatile temper and after perusing them he would be so outraged and pissed off that he was impossible to live with. Now I just take him my old New Yorkers.

  28. imissopus

    For some reason, pictures of this guy trigger memories of that doofus in Michigan who basically stalked the gay president of the U of M's student body, spewed crap about the kid all over a blog, and when it became public he got fired. He had something on his blog as well about how much he loved the ladies. Maybe he and this guy from Indiana can get together and commiserate over some buttsecks.

    EDIT: Now that I've read through this thread I see others actually remembered the Michigan doofus's name, which is a relief because I did not want to spend time Googling him.

  29. glamourdammerung

    Clearly another liberal plant trying to make conservatives look stupid yet again. Just like Sarah Palin, Andy Breitbart, Ronald Reagan, etc.

  30. Come here a minute

    The only thing that could get a wingnut deputy state AG fired is a dead girl or live ammunition.

  31. weejee

    Perhaps Mr. Cox could borrow one of Indiana's famous covered bridges and use it for a proctoscope to help him fish his head out his his ass. For chrissake, he was an Assistant Attny. General, and that is supposed to be a job held by an adult, not the class clown, county bigot-in-charge, or the state's principal asshole. At least Indiana's GOPly AG fired Cox snicker-snack. Now about the vorpal blade and through and through.

    1. Lascauxcaveman

      Hells yeah, it's about time somebody stood up for us cavepersons.

      Plus my "swill" tends to be things like free-range turkey, Coho Salmon, chanterelles and whatnot. Y'all oughta come by for dinner sometime.

  32. PublicLuxury

    Does anyone else remember a song by R Dean Taylor called, "Indiana Wants Me"? It is quite apropos.

  33. NorthStarSpanx

    This makes me think of Kent State. You know, an environment ripe only for "crazy college days to desire that lifestyle at a frat house or at college parties or anything like that."

    Sigh, remember the days when school shootings only meant government sanctioned lethal force against unarmed 18 year old Peace demonstrators?

  34. Warpde

    Cox, or is it Cocks?(sucker)
    Your the type that make's Gabrielle Giffords so proud to to live in Amerku..
    Don't agree, put a bullet in their head.
    The rest are collateral damage.
    Do us all a flavor and have an accidental discharge with you firearm.

  35. Numbat_Dundee

    Meanwhile, in London:

    "Up to 300 anti-cuts protesters occupied Lambeth town hall in south London today (Wednesday) – the day councillors were set to vote through a disastrous cuts budget.
    The protesters stormed the council meeting just after 7pm, chanting "No ifs, no buts, no public sector cuts" and "That's not what democracy looks like – this is what democracy looks like."
    The campaigners, including many council workers, then held a “people's council” in the chamber in Brixton. They took over the meeting, elected their own chair and discussed opposition to the cuts.
    One worker said, "This is a small echo of what's happening around the world. Power to the people!"
    Many protesters talked about how the occupation of the town hall in Wisconsin, USA, has inspired their action."
    If we all spat together, we'd drown the bastards.

    1. Negropolis

      Ah, the smell of democracy in the morning…

      BTW, that wasn't just a town hall that was occupied, you Brits, but a state house of a state of about 5.7 million people.

      1. Numbat_Dundee

        I'm not British but Australian and, in any case, let's not get into a game of "my demogarphic is bigger than yours" even if your name is "Negropolis".

  36. Muslin_vs_Satin

    this guy made the mistake of owning up to his account. he should have just closed it like Lou Sarah and he would still have a job.

  37. randcoolcatdaddy

    "Do you get the feeling America is in actual meltdown, for real this time, and that the outcome is as hazy as some night-time web video streaming on Al Jazeera from Libya or Bahrain or wherever?"

    Yes. And that's why I'm stocking up on good porn, whiskey, and guns to use as barter in the upcoming labor/tea bagger/socialist/Sarah Palin/Glenn Beck/Communist/Hippie/Nigerian Terrorist revolution.

    1. GOPCrusher

      An acquaintance used to say that America was rapidly moving toward a Yugoslavian type breakup. I never believed him.
      Now, it looks more and more likely on a daily basis.

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