ALSO IN THE 2012 GOP PLATFORM PROBABLY  11:25 am August 23, 2012

NH Sheriff Candidate: The Constitution Demands I Kill Abortion Doctors

by Jesse Taylor

the remake looks even worse, if possibleOh, for fuck’s sake.

A Republican candidate for Hillsborough County Sheriff said Wednesday that he believes elective abortions are unlawful and he wouldn’t reject the use of deadly force to stop them.

This is a position we would like to see more fully fleshed out before we reject it out of hand. Possibly a marauding sheriff executing people for abortions wouldn’t be so terrible, maybe? What’s the basis for his authority to do this, say?

Frank Szabo said that as sheriff, he would arrest any doctor performing elective or late-term abortions in his jurisdiction.

“There is a difference between legal and lawful,” Szabo said.

Szabo explained the difference by referring to the issue of slavery, which he said used to be legal but was never lawful under the Constitution. He said that even though elective abortions are legal in New Hampshire, with some restrictions, he doesn’t consider them lawful.

Based on Szabo’s solid reading of the Constitution and his thoughtful distinction between “legal” and its exact synonym “lawful,” we should take what he says seriously. After all, except for the Three-Fifths Compromise and Dred Scott and the Constitution and the entire functioning of America until 1865, at no point prior to the passage of the Thirteenth through Fifteenth Amendments was slavery actually lawful. Everyone just did it out of social pressure, like how women get abortions because otherwise they won’t get Lululemon discounts.

But Szabo may have inflamed the issue further when asked if he would use deadly force to prevent an abortion.

“I would respond specifically by saying that if someone is under threat, a full-grown human being, if they’re under threat, what should the sheriff do? Everything in their power to prevent them from being harmed,” he said.

Sometimes, you have to abort the doctor to save the life of the child. It’s a common and rational exception in our scheme of abortion regulation, and it is good that someone is finally willing to enforce this. The killjoy (pun intended?) Republican Speaker of the New Hampshire House Bill O’Brien, though, totally wants to Todd Akin this guy because he’s a dick:

“Mr. Szabo’s comments make it clear that he does not understand the constitutional role of sheriff in New Hampshire. Moreover, no elected official is given the latitude to take the law into his or her own hands and decide he or she knows better than the Legislature and governor what should be enforceable laws,” O’Brien said in a written statement. “It is our hope that Mr. Szabo will withdraw from this race and think long and hard about grounding himself in constitutional law and principles before considering political office in the future.”

The best part is that O’Brien won’t say that the crazy roving murderer has no place in the GOP; just that he would like the crazy roving murderer to maybe read an eighth-grade civics textbook before taking another crack at walking around with the power to arrest people (and also shoot them). It is heartening that the New Hampshire GOP is willing to let people redeem themselves before writing them off entirely.

[WMUR - New Hampshire]

 
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Barb_ August 23, 2012 at 11:27 am

Will he also shoot the gal at the dry cleaners for having wire coat hangers?

hagajim August 23, 2012 at 11:31 am

Prolly not, but he might cuff 'em and slap 'em around, for the law.

Estproph August 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

Yes! NO WIRE HANGERS!!!

Angry_Marmot August 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Mom?

larrykat August 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm

And every Coke machine he sees.

bibliotequetress August 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Diet Coke is the spermicidal Coke, Larry. He can narrow the target.

Callyson August 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Considering that just last night, Rachel Maddow had a story about Texas women going to Mexico to get RU – 486 because they can't get safe and legal abortions in Texas, this fucker may end up sending troops to seal off the Canadian border.

GunToting[Redacted] August 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I hope she doesn't live in Lubbock. She might not be able to get back in after Judge Head seals the border.

Maman August 23, 2012 at 11:28 am

Apparently edumacation is not a requirement for sheriffing in New Hampshire. I am pretty sure that lawful and legal pretty much equate for purposes of law enforcement.

T3rbo August 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Proof that our educational system has not functioned for some time now. This man's logic fails so many tests-someone or some school district owes taxpayers a refund

IonaTrailer August 23, 2012 at 11:28 am

Get out of my uterus.

Maman August 23, 2012 at 11:29 am

Fetal Trespass

hagajim August 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

Fetal Attraction.

TribecaMike August 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Too Glenn Close for comfort.

actor212 August 23, 2012 at 11:34 am

Does it have a window? I've always wanted a womb with a view.

Maman August 23, 2012 at 11:41 am

I would love a view of the Arno and Julian Sands bits.

sullivanst August 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Yours is glorious uterus, Honeychurch.

BoatOfVelociraptors August 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I think I'm a clone now…

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

If you really wanted them out of your uterus you would be able to just shut that whole thing right down.

Maman August 23, 2012 at 11:50 am

my uterus has a slutty mind of its own

anniegetyerfun August 23, 2012 at 11:28 am

Hey, wait. No one at Lululemon ever said anything to ME about these supposed discounts.

Trannysurprise August 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

Bring in your aborted fetus and get 15% off any regularly priced item.

*does not include sales items, running clothes or yoga supplies. Offer valid only in select states.

GunToting[Redacted] August 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Isn't Lululemon run by a Randian dipshit?

anniegetyerfun August 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm

It's a Canadian company, but anything is possible.

YouBetcha August 23, 2012 at 11:29 am

That's where I got my law degree too, also, such as.

SorosBot August 23, 2012 at 11:29 am

"“I would respond specifically by saying that if someone is under threat, a full-grown human being, if they’re under threat, what should the sheriff do?"

Yeah, a full-grown human being. Note that a small mass of cells is not a full-grown human being, doucheshit.

noodlesalad August 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

Live free, and then die, from the bullet wounds you receive from me living even freer.

Baconzgood August 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

Has the GOP been this crazy like this and I'm just realizing it because we have our lovely rebecca as editor and we're seeing more posts about women's issues. Or have they vamped it up the the bat shit crazy the last few months?

Typodong3 August 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

Survey says: Both. They've always been bat-shit crazy, and and are just going even more bat-shit crazy now.

Baconzgood August 23, 2012 at 11:43 am

I just realized that that statement is completely incoherent. Baconz is having trouble with spelling and grammer today. Maybe I should get some coffee.

Typodong3 August 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

Gah I did the same thing by accident lol… whew. Coffee sounds good…

Callyson August 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Actually, it's the Reeps whose craziness has become completely incoherent–your sentence about them was crystal clear. (Drinks large swig of coffee…)

emmelemm August 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm

How's the flu doing? Are you recovering?

Baconzgood August 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Still a little down.

viennawoods13 August 23, 2012 at 11:45 am

The New Yorker had a good article about the GOP being batshit crazy yesterday.

Callyson August 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Good article, thanks.

calliecallie August 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

They were always like this, but now they feel freer to express the crazy openly. I think it's because of Sarah Palin. What's to keep anyone, no matter how stupid or crazy, from seeing her running for vice president of America and thinking to themselves "If she can do that, why not me?"

Why not, indeed.

Chet Kincaid_ August 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Yes, why in the fuck are we seeing so many Wonkette posts about half the population's issues?!

Boojum August 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm

These posts only count 3/5ths, so it is really 30%.

Chet Kincaid_ August 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

You're getting your women mixed up with your Negroes, which would be the end of Western Civilization as we know it.

UW8316154 August 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Does that make Condi just a 15% person?

GeorgiaBurning August 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm

The whole party is coming out now, and no longer cares about being passable; like a 270 lb six foot-five tranny wearing a latex mini-dress, rainbow wig and spike heels in a Pride parade. It's not pretty.

actor212 August 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

“There is a difference between legal and lawful,” Szabo said.

Um, no, there isn't, and you're a fucking sheriff not a fucking SCOTUS justice. Shut the fuck up. I hear Krispy Kreme has a fresh batch, you fat fucking fuckhead.

Nothingisamiss August 23, 2012 at 11:35 am

This is the most cogent takedown I've heard yet.

WhatTheHeck August 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

I get it now. We can save these doctors by laying a trail of Krispy Kremes between the squad cars and the police station.

Lot_49 August 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

Those rotating lights on KK stores arouses a pavlovian response in cops.

calliecallie August 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I don't think they have Krispy Kremes in New Hampshire. Tim Horton's maybe.

sullivanst August 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

They definitely have Dunkin'.

AncienReggie August 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Krispy Kreme libel! (That shit is good.)

hagajim August 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

Is this guy the famous Szabo the Clown?

freakishlywrong August 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

The rootin' tootin' Sheriff of Clown county.

Angry_Marmot August 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

John Wayne Gacy's hyperactive kid brother.

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 23, 2012 at 11:31 am

I am so glad our constitution gives every wingnut the right to interpret it for themselves.
Oh, wait. No it doesn't.

kissawookiee August 23, 2012 at 11:46 am

Latter-day Martin Luthers, the lot of them.

Typodong3 August 23, 2012 at 11:31 am

I have always said, the very best way to teach people that murder is bad, is to murder them!

Katydid August 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Is that like when parents smack their kids in K Mart to teach them not to hit their siblings?

actor212 August 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

It is heartening that the New Hampshire GOP is willing to let people redeem themselves before writing them off entirely.

How liberal of them

eggsacklywright August 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

He must be a High Sheriff if he's all judge, jury, and executioner all rolled into one, like in rightsizing.

Oblios_Cap August 23, 2012 at 11:40 am
Stevola August 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

In New Hampshire, the sheriffs are just the right height

Blueb4sinrise August 23, 2012 at 11:45 am
GeorgiaBurning August 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

He's really into Gilbert and Sullivan?

Monsieur_Grumpe August 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

This is a very good example of someone who should not be allowed to own a gun.
The reason: Too friggin dumb.

gullywompr August 23, 2012 at 11:33 am

The Supreme Court case of Legal v. Lawful will sort this out. Wonder what opinion Justice Thomas will render?

Clancy_Pants August 23, 2012 at 11:36 am

Whatever opinion Justice Scalia tells him.

ChillBill August 23, 2012 at 11:34 am

Your move, Judge Head.

ChrisM2011 August 23, 2012 at 11:34 am

He'll have "misspoke" in 3… 2…. 1…

elviouslyqueer August 23, 2012 at 11:43 am

Close!

"I want to be clear to the people of New Hampshire that I made several comments about the use of deadly force against abortion doctors that I regret, that I apologize for and that I fully retract,” Szabo said. "In making comments yesterday, I let my passionate stance against abortion get the better of me."

IOW, "My mouth wrote a check that my ass couldn't cash."

anniegetyerfun August 23, 2012 at 11:35 am

Republican Speaker of the New Hampshire House Bill O’Brien: RINO.

SayItWithWookies August 23, 2012 at 11:35 am

Clearly this is the SPLC's fault.

freakishlywrong August 23, 2012 at 11:35 am

Jesus Christ in a vaginal ultrasound. It's a legal procedure. Leave our re-productive rights alone. We mean it!

BoatOfVelociraptors August 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Does anybody want a peanut?

CommieLibunatic August 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

GAH! Downvote! Where's the downvote!?
(I dare you to rhyme that too, Fezzik)

BoatOfVelociraptors August 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Unknown. Can it get across the moat?

calliecallie August 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

As much as I hate reading this nonsense over and over again, I really just want them to keep saying cockamamie crap of this stripe right up until November.

Katydid August 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Leave Brittany's uterus ALOOOOOOONE!

Tundra Grifter August 23, 2012 at 11:36 am

Dude better tune out Bull O'Really? Sheriff Szabo been paying way too much attention to him.

Oblios_Cap August 23, 2012 at 11:36 am

Sometimes, you have to abort the doctor to save the life of the child

It's like stopping a prisoner from committing suicide so that you can hang him properly.

kittensdontlie August 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

Judge, jury and executioner–how quaint!

PubOption August 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

Sounds like Roy Bean.

FlownOver August 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Or his halfwit cousin Hobo.

TribecaMike August 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I believe the technical term is "Arpaioism."

vulpes82 August 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

He's against "elective" abortion? So he's for FORCED abortion, like those performed by the commie-pinko heathen Chinee?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!?

PsycWench August 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

"“I would respond specifically by saying that if someone is under threat, a full-grown human being, if they’re under threat, what should the sheriff do? Everything in their power to prevent them from being harmed,” he said."

I was not under the impression that aborting full-grown human beings was an option. I might make an appointment later.

BoatOfVelociraptors August 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

So if a half-grown human being was under threat, that would change things?

sullivanst August 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Y'know this reminds me… I recall recently one of the nutters started yammering on about how back in ancient Rome, at one point they outlawed abortion to protect the father's right to his child.

What they didn't bother to mention is that in ancient Rome, a father could legally (and lawfully) kill his children for any reason he saw fit, until they reached the age of 11 or so.

SorosBot August 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

Sorry GOP you were the ones who courted the crazies, now that they're actually winning nominations you can't just drop them when they become inconvenient. You created this beast, you own it.

PsycWench August 23, 2012 at 11:40 am

"You dance with the one you brought to the party".

IonaTrailer August 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

It's ALIVE!!

fuflans August 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

did you hear the ATC story yesterday with what? cook political report maybe? saying they've changed their calculation for the senate (and MO of course) based on akin?

i wonder if the bagger wins offset the losses due to batshit crazy (where they don't overlap of course).

certainly, it's making mitt lie more about that stupid welfare crap.

SoBeach August 23, 2012 at 11:38 am

What has gotten into these republican candidates, thinking they can say this stuff out loud? Dude, keep that shit on the D/L. We'll let you know when it's okay to say the stuff we've all been talking about in private, but for now stick with the dog whistles.

Oblios_Cap August 23, 2012 at 11:38 am

Did a piece of The Old Man in the Mountian hit him in the head when it fell? Because he sounds like his eggs are truly scrambled.

docterry6973 August 23, 2012 at 11:39 am

Slavery was legal but not lawful? Does that explain the unpleasantness between 1860 and 1864 or not?

Also, is the the nutjob who brandished a loaded carbine at his press conference, or was that another nutjob? It is so hard to keep them straight.

No, I see that was Thomas Bleming, GOP primary candidate for US Senator from the great state of Wyoming. The GOP never runs out of these guys.

Goonemeritus August 23, 2012 at 11:40 am

I have to point out that shooting a pregnant woman to prevent an abortion and save a fetus has a few logistical problems.

anniegetyerfun August 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

Pshaw! Such as? You gotta teach these broads a lesson.

vulpes82 August 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

They're dirty, dirty whorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrres who need to be punished for their sinfulness!!!!!

johnnyzhivago August 23, 2012 at 11:47 am

Let's not be hasty, but it seems as if the sheriff may be exceeding his authority.

FlownOver August 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Gen. Turgidson! I thought you were still down the mineshaft!

MissTaken August 23, 2012 at 11:47 am

I suggest that all American women should just come and move here to California, where not only do all insurance companies have to cover birth control, but now nurses can distribute it. Fuck these assholes. To be more accurate, DON'T allow these assholes to fuck women anymore. http://blog.sfgate.com/incontracosta/2012/08/22/c

CommieLibunatic August 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Can we fuck them with votes?

sullivanst August 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm

You're encouraged to.

elviouslyqueer August 23, 2012 at 11:47 am

No snark here, but I've always wondered why it is that a bunch of MEN feel that it is their obligation (constitutional or otherwise) to be "passionate about" (to use Szabo's own words) abortion to the point where they have to say shit like "I'm going to shoot somebody dead and/or legislate the fuck out of women's bodies because I know best what's right for a WOMAN."

I've always said that, as a gay man, I don't have a dog in this fight AT ALL. But seriously, the patriarchal cognitive dissonance with these wingnuts is astonishing and, frankly, scary as shit.

PsycWench August 23, 2012 at 11:58 am

I'd say you absolutely do have a dog in this fight. The mentality that leads these men to try to control my sexuality is the same mentality that leads them to try to control your sexuality. Different Bible verses, similar control issues.

elviouslyqueer August 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Well, they certainly want to control women. But they'd really like to see gays simply exterminated. Because biblical, is why.

MissTaken August 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm

It's a very short jump from legislating a woman's uterus to legislating who you can and cannot have sex with. Sadly, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they started bringing back anti-sodomy laws.

SorosBot August 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Oh they want to; remember that Rick Santorum came in second in the primaries, and hating on the gays and the women was pretty much his entire platform.

elviouslyqueer August 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Sadly, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they started bringing back anti-sodomy laws.

Oh honey. Don't think at least one person hasn't already seriously considered that.

sullivanst August 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I've always said that, as a gay man, I don't have a dog in this fight AT ALL.

We all have mothers.

emmelemm August 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Some of us even have sisters.

marinmaven August 24, 2012 at 9:49 am

Except for a brief experimental faze in the late 1980s, I am a straight girl, but I have always had a dog in the fight for LGBT rights. Many of my friends, mentors, colleagues belong to the LGBT community. When I created a major adoption related site in the 1990s, I came out for marriage and adoption rights for LGBT citizens and was shocked that people thought that was ballsy. I fight for LGBT rights not only because my friends and colleagues, but because I believe in the Constitution and that we should all be equal under the law. As long as one group is singled out for less rights, the rights of all others can also be infringed. I stand with the LGBT community because it is simply the right thing to do. I have your back and I hope you have mine, because the people who want to treat you as a second class citizen have similar plans for my gender.
"Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being." -Kahlil Gibran

mrblifil August 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

Still it would be cool if he accidentally shot a fetus and was summarily sentenced to hang according to the Romney Personhood Initiatives.

StarsUponThars August 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

“There is a difference between crazy and batshit crazy,” Szabo said.

CommieLibunatic August 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I think it's mostly a difference of how many times I use the word "fuck" to describe the situation.

Misty Malarky August 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

So y'all got a Mississippi up there, too, huh?

elviouslyqueer August 23, 2012 at 11:58 am

Hey hey HEY now. We actually voted down that Personhood bullshit. I know, I know… even a stopped clock is always right at least twice a day. But still!

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going back to celebrating our #1 in the nation ranking for obesity, racial inequality, and rampant stupidity.

Misty Malarky August 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

When I taught in Alabama the teacher's watchcry was "THANK GOD FOR MISSISSIPPI!". :)_

CthuNHu August 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

More like a Founding Fathers reunion.

As understood by a particular narrow sect of addle-pated teahadis edumacated solely by internets, who deem themselves the only true followers of Real America traditional government things, and who seriously believe that the office of sheriff, created in Saxon times and enduring in various permutations through the Conqueror, Merrie Olde Englande, the Reformation and the Glorious Revolution, was transferred to US America with no fundamental change from the way they imagine it to have been (spoiler alert: it never was) in some Golden Age when it was the all-powerful arm of the law in its domain, elected by and answerable only to the people, without whose assent no law enforcement action could be taken by any level of government — Kings, Attorneys General, FBI and ATF included — within his domain.

As you may possibly have guessed, the derp is strong in these.

Mahousu August 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

More gems: Szabo maintains that the county sheriff is a position that doesn't answer to any other public official. Sort of like the Pope? (Who no doubt supports Szabo 1,000 percent.)

Szabo said he doesn't have any background in law enforcement … Color me shocked.

NorthStarSpanx August 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

When Sarah Palin was asked if she'd ever run for Hillsborough County Sheriff, she replied: "As for that Hillsborough County Sheriff talk all the time, I'll tell you, I still can't answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the Sheriff does every day?"

kissawookiee August 23, 2012 at 11:50 am

I am unclear on what is supposed to happen when an abortion provider–the vast majority of which are full-grown human beings, last I checked–comes under threat from a sheriff. Clearly SOMEBODY is supposed to end up dead here; a flowchart might come in handy.

Chet Kincaid_ August 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Mark Wahlberg in a clean room bunny suit with bags over his shoes kills the sheriff.

orygoon August 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

See, folks, the stupid doesn't all live in Texas.

FlownOver August 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

That's no news here in Baja Nebraska.

proudgrampa August 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

I will have no comment until we get a legal opinion from Prommie.

WhatTheHeck August 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

But by taking out the woman, not the man, you maintain your republican integrity.

freakishlywrong August 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

They'll never outlaw it though. All this posturing and passing stupid laws is a fucking cash cow on the fundraisin' the fundies part.

UW8316154 August 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

The sad/scary part is that appears to work.

Kid_Charlemagne August 23, 2012 at 11:55 am

The modern GOP: the batshit goes to 11.

pinkocommi August 23, 2012 at 11:58 am

Someone remind this dipshit those abortion doctors are all overgrown fetuses.

NorthStarSpanx August 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

As he should see it, "full-grown human beings."

Not_So_Much August 23, 2012 at 11:59 am

You guys, he just loves Life so much that he's willing to kill for it.

randcoolcatdaddy August 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Sometimes, you have to abort the Republicans to save the life of everyone else.

CommieLibunatic August 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm

With votes, of course. Anything forceful would be too savage, yet disturbingly satisfying.

Generation[redacted] August 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm

(through bullhorn) "You, in the uterus. Come out with your partially-formed proto-hands up."
(no answer)
"That's it. Alright, boys, we're going in!"

Chet Kincaid_ August 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

New Hampshire. Will you guys shut the fuck up about letting the South secede, now?

Angry_Marmot August 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Violent fantasies, whipping boys
Are drifting through my closed mind
Bullets tumble blind as they make their way Across the uterus…

NorthStarSpanx August 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Considering a fetus is not a full-grown human being, again, I am quiet certain that women and babies are a complete fucking mystery to conservative men.

humpback August 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

The whole state of New Hampshire only has one law school. Not enough room for everybody. So cut the guy some slack.

BZ1 August 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Shouldn’t reject the use of deadly force to stop elective but defective Sherrifs?

mavenmaven August 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm

If one ever wondered how it was that the Nazis got ordinary citizens to commit mass murder, here it is, right before one's very eyes, right here in the USA.

DahBoner August 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Sherriff been stopping at those NH rest stops with the State-run liquor stores…

UW8316154 August 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm

UPDATE: Szabo apologizes for remarks Thursday…

yellowerdog August 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Barnett Slepian was an American physician and OB/GYN who was murdered in his home by anti-abortion activist James Charles Kopp. Wikipedia

I knew him. He was shot through his dining room window upon his return with his family from Friday night services by a 'Christian anti-abortion activist'

VA_Dreaming August 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Thank-you. that was a very powerful reminder of the humans involved in these hypothetical situations. It is a shame the anti-abortion people cannot seem to remember that people are involved, not just a fetus.

schvitzatura August 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Abortion doctors should be pregnant womenfolk in NH. Sheriff Douchetard Fuck'emup would blow a fuse/divide by zero/bluescreenofdeath.

VA_Dreaming August 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm

That was very clever!!!

VA_Dreaming August 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I can see the scene now. The sheriff bursts into the OR carrying an automatic rifle and proceeds to gun down the doctor while humming the battle hymn of the republic. Then the pregnant women whips out her .357 magnum and blows the sheriff away. She hops off the table and tells the nurse to find another doctor, then says "I'll be back" in her Austrian accent as she heads for Starbucks.

Veritas78 August 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Okay, change in plans. Now we shoot the sheriff and the candidate-for-sheriff. With votes!!

SaintRond August 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Please join me for 60 seconds of derisive laughter for the memory of Paul Jennings Hill.

Perhaps Deputy Dawg here can join him one day.

I'll do the hokey pokie on his grave. Why? Why, you ask? Because, that's what it's all about.

Shady_Esperanto August 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I am so proud to live in NH. A guy with no law enforcement experience wants to be sheriff so he can shoot doctors, and O'Brien is blaming unions and the postal service for his potential loss in November.

I don't even know what planet I'm on anymore.

owhatever August 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm

He clearly understands that "unlawful" means something that is against the law, and "illegal" is a sick bird. The GOP is seeing what happens when it empties out mental institutions.

Schmegeg August 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Assuming he won't win, there's a job listing from a judge in Lubbock Texas for mouth breathing lunatics.

TribecaMike August 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I say drop him off in Luckenbach and let the hippies have at him.

Guppy August 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm

A Republican candidate for Hillsborough County Sheriff

OK, did anybody else immediately think of Tampa when they read this?

ttommyunger August 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Sheriff libel.

Katydid August 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Her morality does….not because she's a feminazi blah. That would be wrong.

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