CRAZY TIME  3:15 pm November 2, 2011

Geezers Charged With Terror Plot Inspired By Fox News ‘Expert’

by Ken Layne

Everyone enjoying their news media?The Year of Rage is moving along nicely: The four elderly Georgia men arrested for their alleged plot to kill a bunch of federal employees and simultaneously attack a half-dozen cities with poison and some other Rage Batman stuff were all inspired by a Fox News personality’s insanely inspirational novel about killing all the evil gubmint peoples. One interesting thing about mass worldwide insurrections is that all points on the ideological spectrum are eventually represented, which is exactly what we’re seeing in the three-year era (so far) that future alien historians will refer to as “The End of These Goddamned People.”

ABC News reports today:

Four senior citizens will appear in front of a federal judge in Georgia today after telling undercover informants about plans to attack federal buildings with explosives and a biological toxin.

The men named in the charging documents, Frederick Thomas, 73, of Cleveland, Ga., and Toccoa, Ga., residents Dan Roberts, 67, Ray H. Adams, 65, and Samuel J. Crump, 68, were all members of a fringe militia organization, according to investigators.

They called themselves “the covert group,” and met several times throughout the year to discuss killing federal employees with rifles, explosives and ricin, a dangerous toxin that can be extracted from castor bean seeds using acetone and lye.

The four geezers, all reportedly retired from government agencies or contractors including the U.S. Navy, the USDA and the Centers for Disease Control, allegedly dreamed up their terror spree as a “bucket list,” meaning a list of fun things to do in the last years of life. But what inspired the apparently well-behaved Southern Old Folk? Oh, some shitty book about people killing their government leaders, the standard paperback “patriot fiction” that also inspired Timothy McVeigh. But this time, the “paperback” was an “online novel.” So, futuristic?

Fox News reported on the arrests too, with a wink and a nod, but the Fox News announcers decided not to mention that the author of the terror fiction is a constant presence on Fox News, where he serves as an “expert” to talk about how Obama is a criminal.

Media Matters has this update:

Fox News is now actively concealing a link between an Alabama-based blogger repeatedly featured on the network as an expert and allegations of a domestic terrorist plot. This morning on America’s Newsroom, Fox News ran an extensive report on yesterday’s arrest of four Georgia men accused of plotting an attack on federal employees and U.S. citizens using explosives, guns, and the biological toxin ricin. At the end of the segment, correspondent Jonathan Serrie pointed out that one of the defendants “allegedly cited the online novel Absolved, which discusses small groups of citizens attacking U.S. officials,” with the defendant allegedly “saying that the attacks would be based on events in that novel.”

[...]

But Fox’s report neglected to mention the allegedly inspirational novel’s author, who is no stranger to Fox viewers. Indeed, the author, Mike Vanderboegh, has been mainstreamed by the network, which has repeatedly featured him as an expert on the ATF’s failed Operation Fast and Furious. Fox has identified Vanderboegh as an “online journalist” and an “authority on the Fast and Furious investigation,” and has consistently failed to acknowledge his extremist views, actions, and affiliations.

Haha, remember when “online journalist” was an insult? (It still is.)

Anyway, the old dudez were reportedly trying to make ricin, and then spreading it on the interstates we guess, and then assassinating a lot of state and federal government officials, and also killing a bunch of corporate CEOs, and all kinds of stuff that fits right in with the General Insanity of the times. They are supposedly part of a secret militia called “The Covert” or something. And now the FBI is saying they sure don’t want to get in the way of anyone’s personal beliefs about wanting to kill the government and the corporates, but when it gets to the point of actually trying to do it, there are arrests and then Fox News acts like it hasn’t created this whole scene. [AJC/Media Matters/ABC News]

 
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nounverb911 November 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Can we send Fox Noise to Gitmo now?

DahBoner November 2, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Nah.

Treason deserves execution, doesn't it?

weejee November 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Nah²

Rendition them. Those 'other' places are not so much concerned about the cruel and unusual.

poncho_pilot November 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

nein. render them. down.

WunkRocker November 2, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Mmmm Bill O'Bear Candles smell like assless chaps on a fire.

Not_So_Much November 2, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I have no way of proving that the secret plans for this Oceans 11-like plot are not hidden in Roger Ailes ass. Probably safest to send a team in there to check.

jqheywood November 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Sounds like a job for Marcus…

Barb November 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Well, this should satisfy their yen for prison food and ass raping. Good luck, old farts!

BaldarTFlagass November 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm

I didn't see that movie, was "prison food and ass raping" on Nicholson & Freeman's Bucket List too?

Barb November 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm

No, but it was in Freeman's "The Shawshank Redemption"

poncho_pilot November 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm

fresh fish.

yrbmegr November 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Needz moar buttsecks!

BaldarTFlagass November 2, 2011 at 3:19 pm

they call themselves “the covert group,”

with apologies to ee cummings, i hope.

chicken_thief November 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I wonder if it rhymes with "overt" or "Colbert"? If the latter, I see much finger pointing headed Comedy Central's way….

LeAlbatross November 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Such subtlety, they show…

Terry November 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm

"The four geezers, all reportedly retired from government agencies or contractors including the U.S. Navy, the USDA and the Centers for Disease Control, "

In the CDC's defense, the one guy was a maintenance man there, not a biochemist or geneticist.

Chichikovovich November 2, 2011 at 3:48 pm

It would ward off this sort of misunderstanding if news agencies would just refer to it by its full name "Centers for Disease Control and Mopping up the Revolting Crap we Spill on the Floor" (CDCMRCSF). But in these days of McJournalism it's all about the soundbite.

WhatTheHeck November 2, 2011 at 3:52 pm

That's one hellva Bucket list of things to do for told men with no brain.
Maybe their pants were hiked way too far north for southern comfort.

Dashboard_Jesus November 2, 2011 at 11:50 pm

well OF COURSE the anti-govt morons just happen to be assholes who sucked off the govt tit their entire life…for some reason Repigs don't know the meaning f the word *hypocrisy*)

oldmayfly November 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Right, Terry. And I read that the guy didn't work directly for the Center for Disease Control, but was employed by a private company providing building maintenance for the CDC.

Eve8Apples November 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Occupying Gitmo.

GuanoFaucet November 2, 2011 at 3:23 pm

How long until Fox News reveals their secret Muslim names.

nounverb911 November 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Prince Talal bin Alwaleed?

Chet Kincaid November 2, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Excellent.

RadioOcupados November 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Charlie Manson?

Generation[redacted] November 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Charlie Wilson? He was from the South, and fought with the Taliban.

BaldarTFlagass November 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Did they put the (D) behind their names?

elviouslyqueer November 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm

GAH. Why you…

elviouslyqueer November 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

"The Covert Group (D)"

Mumbletypeg November 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm

The Halal-lujah Squares!

102415 November 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Al' Heimerz

x111e7thst November 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Note to other covert groups: that friendly guy offering you all the stuff you need to make your insane dream come true is not really your friend.

Dashboard_Jesus November 2, 2011 at 11:53 pm

why am I not surprised a bit at this…just one MORE incident of domestic* terrorists…here's just a partial list of these assholes since Obama took office… http://www.csgv.org/issues-and-campaigns/guns-dem

ManchuCandidate November 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm

One old grumpy fat fuck's sedition is another old grumpier nixonian fatter paranoid's "fair and balanced."

yrbmegr November 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Does the First Amendment extend to corporate insurrectionists?

Gratuitous World November 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

federal salaries -> federal benefits -> federal prison

these old timers are part of their own problem and could've saved everyone the trouble by drinking ricin-taited Metamucil in a suicide pact we all could cheer.

Chichikovovich November 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Goddammit! And my tax dollars will go to supplying them with the steak and lobster that they'll buy with the scrip they get for making license plates!

WunkRocker November 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Farking too old to have any useful organs too. This is like the Japanese olds volunteering to clean up Fukushima, only the complete farking opposite of that.

BaldarTFlagass November 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I thought the idea of George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg robbing a bank was a cute premise in that movie "Going in Style." This, not so much.

johnnymeatworth November 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm

That came out before "Oh God, You Terrorist," right?

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm

But if FOX News had to reveal all of their experts extreme views, where would there be time to blame Obama for everything?

DahBoner November 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm

"…were all inspired by a Fox News personality’s insanely inspirational novel about killing all the evil gubmint peoples."

The FED calls this policy "jawboning"…

samsuncle November 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Is it wrong to fantisize about drones cricling over Fox News Headquarters?

memzilla November 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Too much collateral damage. Wait for the limo convoys.

LetUsBray November 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I was more thinking SEAL Team Six.

102415 November 2, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Yes it is, I live too close and drones are not fussy.

Generation[redacted] November 3, 2011 at 10:14 am

Now I'm picturing the gun sight camera footage from collateral murder, but with an arrow and text saying, "This is Sean Hannity."

I bet Fox News wouldn't be quite as gung-ho if it was one of their reporters.

memzilla November 2, 2011 at 3:27 pm

The phrase "Alleged 'news organization' Faux News…." also has a nice, radical-fringy edge to it.

Generation[redacted] November 2, 2011 at 3:27 pm

How long before Fox ties this group to OWS?

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 2, 2011 at 3:27 pm

You know, I prefer my populist uprisings where people are making LSD, not ricin.

weejee November 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Making LSD is hard. Extracting from morning glory seeds no so much.

Poindexter718 November 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Hilarious that these geriatric jihadis all used to work for the government and are all now pissed off at it. I'll never forget at a recent family wedding listening to a retired school teacher, a state trooper on disability and retired government accountant sitting around bitching about Obama "raising their taxes," which he obviously hasn't. Alas, sometimes it's better to bite your tongue and head back to the open bar…

Tundra Grifter November 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm

"…a state trooper on disability…" is redundant. Here in California an astonishing number of highway patrol officers retire on work-related disability.

Driving a car down the highway really takes it out of one. Apparently.

DaRooster November 2, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Well… it will screw up your back. In my delivery days I suffered… but my chiropractor had me move my wallet and it helps… (tips to the CHP)

OccupytheDashboard November 2, 2011 at 6:01 pm

That's funny…I had a chiropractor that tried to remove my wallet.

An_Outhouse November 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm

That and carrying donuts. They make 'em so big these days, they're really heavy.

HistoriCat November 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Here in California an astonishing number of highway patrol officers retire on work-related disability.

So is that why Erik Estrada doesn't work much these days?

Tundra Grifter November 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm

HC:

I'm going to guess he's gone from Ponch to Paunch.

OccupytheDashboard November 2, 2011 at 6:03 pm

In the 70's epic MIDWAY :::cue dramatic music::: he played a Mexican American named "Chilibean" and he always scratched his head when the Japs were near.

I wish I was making this up.

DaRooster November 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

My favorite episode of CHiPs… as it is the only thing I remember from a show I never watched and being from Mendo County-
Ponch and John walk into party and Ponch says, "Smells like a Mendocino County brush fire in here."

fuflans November 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm

see, but i head back to the bar and then come right back out with an inflammatory comment and then everyone tells me to quit drinking.

BarryOPotter November 2, 2011 at 4:57 pm

…everyone tells me to quit drinking

Gawd, I hear that everyday, morning to night, and I'm sick of it! Idont'haveaprolemyoudoo!!!!

Chet Kincaid November 2, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Yes, fuflans, the problem is obviously YOUR DRINKING, not the uninformed, partisan ranting and raving of old people who were told in their youth not to discuss politics and religion when other folks are trying to have a good time.

McRibzgood November 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm

"Alas, sometimes it's better to bite your tongue and head back to the open bar"

Alas, it's better to stay at the open bar

FIXED

Fox n Fiends November 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Its safe to assume that most Teabaggers have long sucked from the teat of the taxpayer. And will continue to do so until they are 100 years old, sadly.

coolhandnuke November 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm

…The men named in the charging documents, Frederick Thomas, 73, of Cleveland, Ga., and Toccoa, Ga., residents Dan Roberts, 67, Ray H. Adams, 65, and Samuel J. Crump, 68,…
With such fine saltine names as these, would it merit, or be redundant to even mention the lack of pigment in their respective skin.

memzilla November 2, 2011 at 3:35 pm

You would have to fair and balanced about it, and note that their targeted cities — Washington, Atlanta, New Orleans, Jacksonville, and Newark — are mostly populated by people with an abundance of pigment in their skin.

Sue4466 November 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm

But that is just a coincidence. Nothing to see here.

BaldarTFlagass November 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm

"The Year of Rage is moving along nicely:"

And has been since January 2009.

Gratuitous World November 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm

In fairness, Fox News did mention the influence of author Mike Vanderboegh, but they just used his pseudonym, "Jimmy Carter."

TanzbodenKoenig November 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Fucking Georgia; Its the inbred idiot dingleberry of my beautiful homestate of Tennessee. Alabama is of course the taint and Mississippi is the balls

coolhandnuke November 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm

and Florida is the wang.

Guppy November 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm

So… you're fucking Arkansas?

MaxNeanderthal November 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Angry old white anger bears are feeling grumpy….. Those cranky prostates sure get you ratty…

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Stop being so cynical. I'm sure FOX News will get to the full story on this as soon as they finish with their extensive coverage of the various Newscorp scandals.

BornInATrailer November 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm

If only they had taken their inspiration from Beck and O'Reilly, they would have just called up federal employees and talked dirty about gold.

Tundra Grifter November 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Once again – remember the Department of Homeland Security report about the danger of domestic terrorists (and that doesn't mean just a pissed off housekeeper).

Over the past few years, as the economy cratered, the right wing nutz have raised the level of fear, the GNoP cries about taking our country back, the number of incidents has kept growing.

The dots are becoming clusters. They are connecting themselves…

emmelemm November 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I thought the only real domestic terrorists were those environmental nuts?

Angry_Marmot November 16, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Weimar libel!

NickDanger007 November 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Hmm, if only we could convince these plotters that Fox is the enemy. I light up with joy at the idea of them planting ricin at Murdock's HQ. And hear him scream for help from the feds.

iburl November 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm

I'm sure Fox will find a way to blame ACORN for all of this.

chicken_thief November 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Or that the old fuckers were jes' kiddin'.

McRibzgood November 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

This is an isolated incident by lone men.

Generation[redacted] November 2, 2011 at 3:55 pm

If there's not a misleadingly edited video then I don't believe it.

Chillwaver November 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Liberals did it.

GhostBuggy November 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Wait, wait, wait. These guys were old whites? From Georgia? Now I've heard everything!

Monsieur_Grumpe November 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Interview with Vanderboegh*

*expert
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzGO6ylD4QI

grandinquisitor November 2, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Someone is trying really hard for this year's Douche of the Year Award.

flamingpdog November 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

♫ We started singin’,
"Bye-bye, Miss American Pie."
Drove our chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Us good old boys were using acetone and lye
And singin’, "This’ll be the day that they die.
"This’ll be the day that they die." ♫

OkieDokieDog November 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Too bad they didn't retire to Florida… and run their Dodge minivan off into a canal.

McRibzgood November 2, 2011 at 3:35 pm

These douche bags would fit in with Baconz Ex-Father in-law.

Chet Kincaid November 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Jesus, if all the White Wonketeers would just turn in their inlaws, parents, grandparents and aunts & uncles, as well as their childhood buddies on Facebook, we wouldn't HAVE a domestic terrorism problem!

SayItWithWookies November 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

This is good news for Pat Buchanan.

DerrickWildcat November 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Fox News: Fair and Balanced and then Gonna Kill You!

chicken_thief November 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I thought you had to work at the post office to go postal.

prommie November 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm

The president is near.

FakaktaSouth November 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I was all ready to be a butt about Georgia…like haha "black hole calling the kettle black" stuff, but NOPE here comes sweet home Alabama. Motherfuckers. I can't ever be superior to nothing.

prommie November 2, 2011 at 4:03 pm

There there. There there.

FakaktaSouth November 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Thanks. I feel a little better.
I also JUST sold two extra tickets I had to the LSU game this weekend, so being from here finally, literally just paid off for the first time in my entire low rent Alabama life.

prommie November 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm

That will be the national championship game. Meanwhile my Gators are getting violated like a little sister who passed out at a keg party, by every team in the SEC East.

prommie November 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Cheer up, at least you were born in Gainesville.

RadioOcupados November 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Vanderboegh '12

SorosBot November 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Shouldn't Fox be calling for racial profiling of old white Southern dudes now?

Generation[redacted] November 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I heard some white people want to build a community center near ground zero.

BaldarTFlagass November 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Given the picture at top, I think I'm going to change my mind about buying one of those 3-D televisions.

Schmannnity November 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

They are from Georgia? Did they have tranny porn and pink dildos too?

Biel_ze_Bubba November 3, 2011 at 10:48 am

I believe they're from the same flock of Georgia Militia loons as the dildo dude.

RadioOcupados November 2, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Maybe they were just reading an old surveyor's text.

Schmannnity November 2, 2011 at 3:40 pm

To Fox's credit, it also features people who are opposed to domestic terrorism and mass murder. Fair and balanced.

elviouslyqueer November 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm

So meanwhile, four old geezers plotting treasonous and potentially fatal acts against a variety of government agencies sounds like the textbook definition of "disgusting filth," eh, Brian Kilmeade?

fuflans November 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm

i don't know about this but i do know i'm going to become a virtual vampire.

hagajim November 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm

That was the geezers problem…they believed something coming from Faux News would really work.

MMathS November 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I might cook up a terror plot against whomever invented the word "mainstreamed."

NOT OKAY, OKAY?

An_Outhouse November 2, 2011 at 3:49 pm

“online novel.”
This is more proof that the internet is evil.
GET OFF MY LAWN!!!

102415 November 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Hey! Get off MY lawn! And take that chemical shit with you! I've got this smartphone pointed right at your dick.

Joshua Norton November 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Rule No. 1: Fox is always wrong.
Rule No. 2: If you ever think Fox is right, see Rule No. 1.

That is all.

Chichikovovich November 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm

There is one exception to rule 2: whenever a Republican candidate for President begins to look like a liability, and the real power people in the Republican party give out the order to deep six them. In that case, when Fox opens up with both barrels they usually annihilate the candidate by simply telling the truth about them. Saves time and allows them to husband valuable creative energy.

Trannysurprise November 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I'm pretty sure one of these idiot geezers could run right now in a Republican primary and get at least 20% of the vote.

Andrew Drinker November 2, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I'm sure by now there are comments galore on various news sites (cnn.com for starters) claiming that they were influenced by the Left.

Wheee!

P.S. Thank you Dad for moving out of Georgia before I was born.

BarackMyWorld November 2, 2011 at 3:55 pm

"These old people were obviously liberals because they are on government programs and because we don't like them."

-Rightwing Brains

DerrickWildcat November 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Glenn Beck responds:
People, I didn't say that you should kill Government employees.
I said that if you wanted change…real change, you need to take matters into your own hands and perhaps kill Government employees…to…to…get the change you need…but I in no way said that you should kill Government employees!

forgracie November 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm

So will they lose their guvmint pensions?

102415 November 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Yes.

Generation[redacted] November 2, 2011 at 4:44 pm

moar tax savingS!!11!

102415 November 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Yay!

LetUsBray November 2, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Yes, but they'll continue feeding off the taxpayers' teat in prison.

MissTaken November 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm

rifles, explosives and ricin

Just some darling White Christian Males exercising their 2nd Amendment rights. Nothing to see here.

poncho_pilot November 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Devolved. Starring the corpses of Ronald Reagan, Charlton Heston, and Timothy McVeigh and introducing Joe The Plumber.

user-of-owls November 2, 2011 at 4:03 pm

As someone who has actually appeared on the TVs as a "Terrorism Expert" (really! Ok, local news, but still!), I can assure you that for TV news folks, the term "Expert" is shorthand for "Some Moron Willing To Schlep His Ass To The Studio At The Last Minute."

neiltheblaze November 2, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Guess they weren't happy with their government pensions.

102415 November 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I just had a tiny visit to Yahoo's NeoCivilWar Advocacy News comment board. It's totally just another way to take away our freedomz, highly suspect and all part of Obama's government plan to strip our liberties. They want to be free to wake up and smell the ricin. I agree. Not in bars or restaurants or at work but at home why not? No one's called them terrorists yet I notice.

mavenmaven November 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I hope their bucket list involves "picking up soap in the shower", since it looks like that might be a major activity for them soon.

Sue4466 November 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Why is it that we don't know their religions yet?

FlownOver November 2, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I think we do.

Indiepalin November 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Foxnews: We report. You poison the City of Atlanta by Throwing Ricin out your car window.

datateday November 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm

With seniors this crafty, who knows if they were really just using Fox News as a front-man so that when they're caught, they can just blame the friendly TV criminals as the ones who put them up to it all?!? I mean, they could do this with just about any program on television since it's so violent these days… But FOX News was a stellar choice. Nice try, old looneys.

mereoblivion November 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Ricin-Roni
The Georgia geezer treat
Ricin-Roni
The toxin can't be beat
Just soak your castor beans in lye
Then make some total strangers die
Ricin-Roni
The Covert's favoreet!

(The "Rice-a-Roni, the San Francisco Treat" commercial was on TV in the bloomin' sixties, so the melody may not be readily available in everyone's aural memory banks.)

FlownOver November 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Oh, intercourse you. Not only was the melody in the memory bank, it's now front and center on an endless loop.

Beowoof November 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Terrorism, no longer for brown skinned folks from the Middle East. Now that's American.

Beowoof November 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm

If they were all hot to kill government employees or people sponging off the government why wouldn't they just kill themselves. That works so many ways.

comrad_darkness November 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm

> Vanderboegh: "Pierce was trying to start a war, I'm trying to prevent one."

Yeah. I'm writing a novel detailing in easy to follow steps the seventeen ways a wife can undetectably murder their philandering husbands but I'm doing it to prevent the murder of philandering husbands.

rickmaci November 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I have been saying since 2008 that lefties and progressives need to make friends with the second amendment. Setting aside the usual leftish condescension about the gun issue, this is a seriously clear wake up call, IMHO.

102415 November 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Guns won't help you much against ricin. Look up the sarin attack in Japan also those idiots in 1991 in Minnesota.

Generation[redacted] November 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Guns, explosives, and ricin. Are you sure they were watching Fox News and not Breaking Bad?

GregComlish November 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm

The cops also confiscated a lacquered pink sandalwood dildo and a worn betamax copy of "Granny Trannies"

lochnessmonster November 2, 2011 at 5:15 pm

New reality Teevee show?

Mumbly_Occupado November 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm

These guys were all just lone nuts, though. Four lone nuts, specifically, each a "lone wolf" attacker, who like true lone wolves, was actually part of a pack. Also, all of these lone wolves who were working together on this conspiracy got the idea from the same book about exactly the thing they were doing, but it's really impossible to say for certain that they were "incited". After all, each of these four people working together was a lone nut, and it's extremely common for four people to go (blamelessly) crazy in exactly the same way, simultaneously, for reasons that definitely don't involved being incited to violence.

What I'm saying, basically, is that there's no way these guys are terrorists, because they're white guys. And that Vanderbeough was on conservative media, so it's Insulting and Offensive, not to mention Censorship, to suggest that may be he incited violence.

glamourdammerung November 2, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I am not sure what the fuss is about, since this is hardly is the first terrorist group Fox inspired.

NewtsChicknNeck November 2, 2011 at 6:48 pm

I like how the Faux News Caption reads "4 GA[y] Men Accused…" Brilliant. Read that too quickly (or with old white-people eyeballs) and you'd think 4 Gheyz were going after the gubmints right after they finished their daily sodomy routine.

Bravo, Faux. This ranks right up there with misidentifying every outed gay republican as a democrat. See e.g. Foley, Mark and Craig, Larry.

Rasvar November 2, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Better revoke their gubermint pensions too. We need to balance the budget, ya know.

lulzmonger November 2, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Just some good ol' boys lookin' to spend their golden years engaging in chemical warfare, exactly like the Founding Fatwahs intended.

BLOODTHIRSTY OLD BASTARD LIBEL!

MzNicky November 2, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Huh. Well ya know whut? I'm wonderin' if these Jawja senior citizens might have been in the same super-patriot club as the super-awesome patriot who traveled up here to east Tennessee a while back. He was all armed up and a-swearin' to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, who stopped him at one point on his righteous journey but aw-shucks waved him on down the road anyway, that he was gonna git all citizen's arrest on the feds for not takin' his birther lawsuit serious-like. Yessir, showed up at the courthouse with a buncha his buds all wavin' their assault guns around and such. Jury got hung up the first time on whether he done wrong. Some liberal socialist judge told 'em to get their shit straight, finally decided wayell, mebbe the ol' boy oughta serve some time after all. Anyway, I wonder if it's the same fucktards.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/oct/25/georgia-

Wonderthing November 3, 2011 at 11:52 am

"I'm shocked! Shocked to find assassination plots occurring right after I've agitated the mindless into a ricin makin' frenzy!"

ndisang67 November 3, 2011 at 4:21 pm

This is exactly why medicare and SS were terrible ideas in the first place…won't these geriatrics be dead by now.?..in a GOP world?….we libs bring these problems upon ourselves…by caring for people too much…

Mumbletypeg November 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm

"We want-a pitcher pic-ture
Not a For our-triggerfinger itch-er"

weejee November 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Would you like a little diisopropyl fluorophosphate with that? For we chemists this is so easy.

Dashboard_Jesus November 2, 2011 at 11:54 pm

srsly have you ever thought about getting some *counseling* for your gun fetish/ obsession? it just doesn't seem HEALTHY!

wondering where i am November 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm

How To Make Ricin

Find a Castor Bean Bush (Ricinus communis)
Put on those thin rubber gloves (blue, in honor of Mittens)
Pick a bean or two
* * * *
Profit

The castor bean plant grows in the southwest United States mainly along streams and riverbeds. Castor beans are oblong and brown in color with speckled dark brown spot.

FakaktaSouth November 2, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I think I smell whiskey – the LSUbrigade is already on the scene. Super fun.
Florida has been so bad they have weakened our strength of schedule for not beating you harder. And I am totally gonna brag about Gainesville, to someone in Haiti maybe. (or here, same diff)

elviouslyqueer November 2, 2011 at 4:51 pm

LSU has the best, most party-hardy fans, hands down. I just hope for your sake that Tuscaloosa doesn't run out of beer.

FakaktaSouth November 2, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Yeah, that was cause they were able TO BUY BEER THERE – for us poor no-count no-beer selling leagues, going to a WVU (or in my case Hawaii, when we went there it was super exciting) game where concessions sell beer is like going to a grown up party and being underaged. The SEC makes it so that everyone I know can sneak a bottle of any shape (crown, handle of Turkey, whatever) into a stadium in their leggings, but no money for the conference. Smarter than us all, they are… but Tuscaloosa knows what LSU likes and we likes they money – we'll be ready!
I love LSU fans. They have ALWAYS been so much fun.

FlownOver November 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Fear not. Mizzou is on the way.

natoslug November 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Damn. Please post your little sister's phone number.

poncho_pilot November 2, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Bill O'Lye-ly? i'll write a song about it. a soap opera, if you will.

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