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A white gunman sat and prayed for an hour with members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday night, then started shooting. Nine people are dead, including the church’s pastor, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who also served in the state senate. There were only three survivors. State and federal law enforcement are investigating the shooting as a hate crime. And Jesus Christ, what is wrong with America?

WBTW News says that the suspect has been identified as Dylann Storm Roof, 21, of Lexington, South Carolina. Reuters is reporting that Roof, described by his uncle as “quiet” and “soft-spoken,” received a gun as a birthday gift in August, and that law enforcement is at the home of Roof’s mother.

The Charleston Post and Courier has tweeted that Roof is “currently out on bond in connection with recent arrests on drug, trespassing charges.”

And not to suggest that racism was in any way involved, the SPLC says that in the Facebook photo below, the flag on Roof’s jacket “appears to be that of white-rule Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.”

SPLC Charleston

NBC reports that one of the women who survived the attack told Sylvia Johnson, a cousin of Rev. Pinckney, that the gunman had specifically asked for the pastor, and sat next to him during the Bible study meeting. According to the survivor, the shooter reloaded his gun five times, despite pleas from the survivor’s son to talk him out of killing people. Johnson said the gunman told the survivor, “I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.” That might be why the feds are considering this a hate crime, but we wouldn’t want to jump to conclusions.

As of yet, Yr Wonkette has not yet heard any moderate members of the White community call for white people to cure the dysfunction among their young people, because of course the alleged murderer is a one-off lone wolf, and it would be unfair to generalize his heinous actions and blame all white people and white culture. Needless to say, should there be even a single brick thrown during the protests that will inevitably follow Roof’s terrorist attack, all black people will be responsible. It’s also much too soon to talk about guns, of course.

Dylann Roof managed to murder more people than the Boston Marathon bombers did, and yet since he did it with a gun, it somehow feels less astonishing. Let’s give the last word to Martin Richard, who was eight years old when he died in Boston. He made this sign in response to yet another mass murder, the slaughter at Newtown.

No more hurting people. Peace.

It’s a nice idea, at least.

[NYT / NBC News / TPM / Reuters liveblog / CNN]

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  • ManchuCandidate
  • AngryBlakGuy

    …yeah, BUT 90% of all black people are killed by black people!!! So let’s just ignore this one, single, solitary, highly unlikely ISOLATED!!! incident and focus on rap music, single parent homes and pool parties!!!!

    • JohnBull

      And the shuckin’ and jivin’ and kale gardens at the White House.

    • Bill Slider

      Police raided a pool party in Cincinnati yesterday. Yes, the pool partiers were black, why did you ask?

    • Biff52
  • onedrewthree

    Check out the reporting of this over at young cons dot com. It’s making me sick with rage. They are already blaming Obama and liberals.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      No thanks. I prefer Hell to that sewer.

    • Lady Bug

      So, in other words it’s no different from any other day?

    • 24601

      Yahoo was bad enough. People claiming he’s a black man disguised as a white man. That was before this latest picture was released…

  • Anarchy Pony

    You’re totally racist for pointing out that this was racist. Also, for god’s sake, when will the madness end?

  • Msgr_Moment

    Sure makes me want to identify as something other than white.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    BREAKING NEWS: Rachel Dolezal has decided that being black isn’t all it’s cut out to be and decided that she is “White” again!

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Too soon to talk about … I mean, it would be terrible to politicize . . . I mean . . . ahhh, fuck it. Add nine to the NRA’s body count.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Too soon to talk about … I mean, it would be terrible to politicize . . . I mean . . . ahhh, fuck it. Add nine to the NRA’s body count.

  • jesuswasablack

    This can’t be terrorism, the dude was white, he’s obviously mentally ill, move along now!

    • Biff52

      And therefore deserving of a gun for his birthday.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Lone wolf strikes again!

    • Lady Bug

      That’s a lot of ‘lone wolf’ cases in the past few years, almost like it’s a pack.

      • BackDoorMan

        … there is only one Lone Wolf… all the others are just a bunch of rabid dogs.

    • Blank Ron

      Some assclown on CNN was saying exactly that this morning. I have had it. The next shitstain who tries to palm off white terrorism as the actions of a ‘lone wolf’ deserves a chunk of rebar upside the head. Wrap it in votes if you like.

  • Lizzietish81

    Btw the other flag is South Africa’s Apartheid Government flag

    • JohnBull

      Or as the McKinney PD would put it, “the good ol’ days.”

    • AngryBlakGuy

      …oh c’mon he is just “celebrating” his ancestry, just like this asshole

      • Catstro

        Heritage not hate!

    • Catstro

      Assuming the confederate flag is on the back of the jacket and that’s why it isn’t visible?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Apropos of nothing, both those flags are hideous and overcomplicated.

      • Redgyal

        For two hideous and over complicated regimes.

    • Redgyal

      Wonder why? hmmmm

  • elviouslyqueer

    Fox News is already saying that this is an anti-Christian hate crime instead of being, y’know, RACISM.

    Fucking motherfucking assholes.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      It’s how they roll.

      • AngryBlakGuy

        …it’s how they “TROLL”

        **Fixed it**

      • Emily Sieger

        nah, it’s how they troll …

    • Tony Alexander

      they also disabled comments on the story.

      i wonder why?

    • Tony Alexander

      they also disabled comments on the story.

      i wonder why?

      • elviouslyqueer

        Probably because too many people, myself included, are roasting them over the coals on Twitter.

        • sillyclucker

          Good! I don’t twit but glad it’s being done. Keep roasting!

        • JustPixelz

          You are my new hero. Or do you prefer queero?

        • JMPesq

          I think it’s more likely that too many of the Fox fans are saying what they really think, and Fox can’t have that while maintaining the pretense they’re not a bunch of racist fuckwits.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Agreed.

        • Shalimar

          My assumption was the opposite. They don’t want their viewers displaying massive racism that negates the narrative.

        • elviouslyqueer

          HOLY SHIT. Somebody actually tweeted me “It’s wrong to assume a motive. We don’t know it was racial.”

          Where the actual fuck are these people living?

          • willi0000000

            they’re living so far up their own asses that they’ll never find their way out.

            the only thing that might get any notice from the GA pols is the fact that the pastor was a state Senator . . . when they start targeting and killing politicians it’s serious.

            [ fuck that . . . black . . . who cares ]

          • darnyoudarnyoutoheck

            I’m guessing under a rock someplace.

    • Lizzietish81

      Oh well it’s a black guy saying it so it must be true.

      • elviouslyqueer

        You just know the Fox editorial team was all, “where can we find an Uncle Tom a sympathetic black guy who won’t go against our preferred ‘thugs or terrorists’ narrative.”

    • WIDTAP

      “I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”

      Yep. Clearly an anti-Christian statement. You know how the Presbyterians are all rapey and the Catholics are all taking over the country.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Well, that’s Presbyterians for you.

        • elviouslyqueer

          Frozen chosen, yo.

      • Msgr_Moment

        I thought it was the Messicans crossing the border who were rapists. Except of course for the ones we assume are good people.

        • docterry6973

          Some of them might be, according to some chinchilla.

        • ThatDale

          Now I haz a confuse: Messicans can be Presbyterian?

    • They’re complicit, and they know it.

      The 24-7 GOP racebaiting channel.
      ~

      • elvigy

        This, so much this. The constant race-baiting and de-legitimization of Obama as “the Other” on Fox News and other rightwing outlets has to stop. It’s poisoning the country.

    • freakishlystrong

      Have they blamed Obama/Eric Holder yet? (probably, I’m not looking).

      • willi0000000

        Obama . . . literally seconds after the first report went up.

    • MrBlobfish

      The talking points have been circulated. Rick Fucking Santorum calls this an assault on religious liberty.

  • Callyson

    a gun as a birthday gift

    Happy fucking birthday.

    Beyond that, as I said when I posted this to Wonkville, I can’t even. My hearts go out to that community, and I hope they catch this bastard.

    • Catstro

      He’s been arrested according to several news reports. Captured in Shelby, NC.

      • Callyson

        Well, there’s that, then…

    • Seek

      I’m pleased to say that No One has ever given me a gun as a present.

      It has never occurred to me that this was a suitable gift for anyone. I’m obviously not cut out to be a Real American. How do I resign?

    • docterry6973

      Gift or straw purchase?

  • Msgr_Moment
  • memzilla

    Yup, another legal gun owner. No need to change any laws, obvs.

    • Brother Yam

      Yup, another legal responsible gun owner. No need to change any laws, obvs.

      FTFY

  • Nounverb911

    This comment has been deleted, because what I want to happen to this terrorist is truely un-Wonkette-like.

    • Lady Bug

      But he can’t be a terrorist, he’s white!

      • Reddishrabbit

        Whites can only be freedom fighters or lone wolf. Only acceptable evil whites as a group are Nazis.

        • Blank Ron

          And not all Nazis.

          • data_ninja

            Actually it’s about ethics in Nazi journalism.

          • Vienna Woods

            Dude,at least they had an ethos.

    • Lizzietish81

      Also no comments are allowed

      • Nounverb911

        Well, there’s that too, also.

    • Spotts1701

      S’okay, man. Had the same impulse too. It’s the mark of the civilized that we realize when we cross the line and come back on our own.

    • Redgyal

      With votes?

  • Lady Bug

    Thoughts, prayers and love to all of the victims and their families. I can’t even begin to imagine what they’re going through right now.

  • Charles Cates

    Weird that he has a shitty haircut like Adam Lanza did. The freepers are already calling this a false flag so that Obama and AG Lynch can confiscate all guns and lock up teatards in camps.

    If only.

    • sillyclucker

      Really. I wish he’d hurry up. He’s running out of time.

    • sillyclucker

      Really. I wish he’d hurry up. He’s running out of time.

    • Cismontane

      Medieval bowl cut

      • PubOption

        Or Moe from the Three Stooges.

  • dslindc

    Obviously the solution is more guns, but any other discussion about guns is too soon and inappropriate and how dare you mention it!

  • 24601

    He looks like a happy guy. The kind of kid I’d give a gun for a birthday present…

  • Just a week ago a friend of mine, in the middle of a conversation about racism and lax gun control in this country, expressed surprise that something similar to this didn’t happen yet.

  • Pongo

    This dude’s parents should be prosecuted, too. How does a 21 year old develop that much hatred without a lifetime of conditioning? In other reports, he apparently told one survivor that her life was being spared so she could tell the world what had happened. Little shit is getting exactly the attention he craved.

  • Monkey5000

    Why aren’t we using this event as justification for racial profiling? – oh – wait…

  • JustPixelz

    Dylann Roof managed to kill more people than the Boston Marathon bombers did, and yet since he did it with a gun, it somehow feels less astonishing.

    About 3000 Americans are killed by guns every month. The same number as killed on 9/11. For that we went to war and spent about $2 trillion dollars.

    For just $1 trillion we could buy back every gun in America ($3,333 each which sounds pretty good). And for another $1 trillion, I’ll bet we could buy all the gun shops and factories.

  • SterWonk

    We can has kittehs Donna Rose pics? :-(

    • Lady Bug

      Maybe some Donna Rose with kittens pics?

      • 24601

        And puppies and bunnies also, too. This calls for desperate measures.

      • 24601

        And puppies and bunnies also, too. This calls for desperate measures.

      • ThatDale

        There’s a great idea. We can ship our kittens to Donna Rose so they’ll always have plenty.

    • Lizzietish81

      Here watch this, it will make you happy

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QXK276FUsQ

      • cousin itt

        I thought I was too old to have flashbacks.

      • Msgr_Moment

        A well-armed pantheon is a polite pantheon.

    • Catstro

      I’ve got a real life kitteh and a real life baby snuggling each other while napping on me and it’s not helping. What a fucking world.

    • Lord-Nash

      Not a kitteh, but I find these quite effective…

      • Mehmeisterjr

        He looks cute in the picture but wait until he becomes the Senate Majority Leader.

        • Lord-Nash

          Win.

  • goonemeritus

    I really wish we would all stop killing each other in the pursuit
    of a better country.

    • Blank Ron

      A better country for whom?

  • orygoon

    I used to think I was anti-death penalty, but I realized a few years ago that I’m not. I think it should be applied with care, but I think it should be applied in cases where people have, with certainty, committed atrocities and are not substantially mentally ill or impaired.

    • sillyclucker

      Not me. I’d rather they live a long miserable existence wishing they were anywhere but prison.

      • orygoon

        Maybe, but I have never for one moment missed Timothy McVeigh.

        • SuspectedDemocrat

          He died defiant and fairly pleased with himself. If he died in prison at age 75 he wouldn’t be so happy.

        • sillyclucker

          It’s not a matter of missing them. It’s that once dead, they’ll never suffer again unlike the living victims. I most cases, the execution offers a much more humane way to die than was afforded those he/ she killed. I’d much rather they suffer knowing that there are many people walking around free while they never will.

      • OhGoOnThen

        There’ll be a moment, 30 years form now, in the middle of another day washing inmates’ underpants, when he remembers it’s fruit cocktail night in the cafeteria, and the thought will briefly cheer him. Then the thought that bi-weekly fruit cocktail is the only thing he has that he enjoys, that he’s never alone and never free, that he can make no true decisions of his own, will hit him, along with the thought that non-murdering shits on the outside can have fruit cocktail ANY TIME THEY WANT will finish the blow. And he’s love to sit down and think about the misery and regret he’s feeling, but he’s got too many pairs of pants to wash.

        That’s what I wish on him. Not murder (state-sanctioned or otherwise), not rape, not physical torture. Just to become a sad old man, alone but never left alone, whom the rest of the world has entirely forgotten, who feels the weight of that fully.

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          And there’s no soft chairs in a prison. Not one. Just imagine never sitting on a couch or recliner or even a padded dining-room chair for 30 years. Or, in this shitstain’s case, 60 years.

        • Vienna Woods

          Just what I have always said.

    • Antimassacree

      Yours is a reasonable position; however, the problem lies with those prosecutors who advance their own careers by convicting people of heinous crimes, sometimes people who did not convict those crimes. Years later their misdeeds (ignoring evidence, ignoring exculpatory witnesses, etc.) comes to light. A wrongy incarcerated person can be released with some type of monetar compensation. A wrongly executed person…well, you know.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        That’s the part that convinces me, though I have to admit that when Hayley Barbour set those lifers free to kill and rape again it gave me pause.

        • willi0000000

          it’s the ‘setting free’ that’s the problem.

          life without parole . . . all the punishment . . . less cost . . . and you never execute an innocent.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …lets get this out of the way now:

    FALSE FLAG!!!

    • Brother Yam

      Uh, dude, way too late. It’s like a unconscious reaction to these folks now…

    • cousin itt

      Actual comment in the local newspaper. I wish it wasn’t real and the commenter wasn’t a human being.

      This has all the earmarks of another staged event. Spare me the tin foil hat nonsense. If you haven’t figured out there are forces in this country trying to incite a race war, you probably think Obama is a heterosexual family man too, even though there’s plenty of evidence to the contrary. You see what you want to see.

      http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150617/PC16/150619408/1180/reports-eight-people-shot-downtown

      • PsycWench

        You see what you want to see. Oh, the irony.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Self awareness is not a prominent trait amongst the wingtards.

      • Shalimar

        Why do forces in this country never try to inspire a race war by killing damned white people for a change? With all the racists coming out of the woodwork, doesn’t that seem like it would actually work? WTF?

    • MrBlobfish

      At least not yet. Just checked out prisonplanet. Usual “liberals want to take white peoples guns” and faked moon-landing, but no false flag. Yet.

    • DemmeFatale

      Damn the internet for giving these “people” a voice!
      (I’m sure I’ll calm down in a little while, but for now…)

  • They’re now saying the killer has been caught.

    Rest assured no white people were harmed in the process THANK YOU SWEAT AND LOVEING JEESUS!

    • Lady Bug

      Very glad to here that he’s caught.

    • MrBlobfish

      Surprised, actually. He seems like the type who would self-ventilate his skull when the authorities closed in.

      • Brother Yam

        He’s not that brave

      • Lady Bug

        I’m not. He’s a political terrorist who wants his message heard. He actually reminds me a bit of that Ander Behring Asshole in Norway. After killing about 80 people (most of them teenagers), he was VERY concerned about the police not shooting him. I wouldn’t be surprised if this asshole is the same. He’s probably looking forward to a trial because it will (in his mind) give him a forum to spout his poison to as large of an audience as possible.

        • Lizzietish81

          On the up side though, him spewing racist rhetoric would kill Fox’s attempt to paint this as an attack on Christianity

          • Lady Bug

            When have the facts ever gotten in the way of Fox’s editorial pursuits?

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Only when Shep Smith is anchoring.

    • orygoon

      Security cameras, gotta like them in cases like this.

      • JustPixelz

        It looks like the church had security cameras. Welcome to the NRA’s America.

  • MrBlobfish

    I gotta work on my Jamaican citizenship. This place is fucked.

    • AngryBlakGuy

      …Lolz, my wife is Jamaican. You can bunk at our house, but bring your liquor and weed cuz I’m not sharing!!!

      • I know how to play steel drums. Can I come, too?

        • Meccalopolis

          I have every bob marley album

          • Barley_Brains

            I have a dog named Marley.

      • MrBlobfish

        No shit? My wife as well. She just got her US citizenship a couple of months ago. I’m sure she’s really questioning that move today. Gonna need a lot of white rum to erase this day.

    • proudgrampa

      I like Jamaican music. Can I come along?

  • Is FOX at least partially to blame for this hate-mongering terrorism?

    FOX VIEWER ON ANY DISCUSSION FORUM EVER: Can you prove that? HMMMM?

  • Spotts1701

    Rev. Pinckney was the one who pushed hard in the state legislature for mandatory body cameras for police after Walter Scott was shot by a North Charleston police officer, and was one of the loudest voices for police reform in the city.
    These people were in their house of worship, and they were gunned down by a man they welcomed with open arms because that is what they feel Christ would have done. And he preyed upon that nature, and for that there is no absolution. Cuff him, try him, and stuff him in a cell for the rest of his days.

  • BoatOfVelociraptors

    So when do we get a detailed media inquiry into his parents? Did his father teach him a path of violence when he bought him the gun?

    • Ima Witstup

      And did he give him that middle name, “Storm” like in “Stormfront”?

      • Werewolf

        Like Stürm Abelüng.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Abteilung. There’s more of them…

      • Catstro

        Sturmabteilung was just too hard to spell. Though, it does flow rather nicely…Dylann Sturmabteilung Roof does sound better than Dylann Storm Roof, which just sounds like a random list of nouns.

  • DahBoner

    This guy couldn’t possibly be a Terrorist, because he doesn’t look like a Christian Conservative Republican

    http://media1.giphy.com/media/3QKiCCuTIhz6E/200w_d.gif

  • NorthStarSpanx

    Remember that time those black kids in bathing suits killed nine people at the pool party? Oh wait. . .

  • essbird

    Southerners: don’t name your sons Dylan (the second n didn’t fool anyone) or give them Wayne as a middle name.

    • PubOption

      Dylan Thomas only killed himself, and that took many years of heavy drinking.

  • Tom Lindsay

    No snark, just sick of this miserable garbage.

  • Lizzietish81

    Rawstory is reporting he’s been caught.

    Meanwhile, here’s America’s Best Christian, Betty Bowers on this…

    “I’m so relieved to discover that the Charleston Shooter is both White® and an American™. Otherwise, he’d be one of those scary Thugs™ or, worse, a Terrorist™. Instead, he’s just an isolated example of an unbalanced loner. Ah, I’ll sleep better tonight!”

    • Nounverb911

      NBC News just confirmed. Obama to speak about this in about 30 minutes.

  • Bob@Bob.com

    Authorities are also on the lookout for his cousins Jim Down Spout & Ed Vinyl Siding

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Thank you for lightening the mood just a little. These sad stories are getting almost too much to bear. At least this made me snort.

  • chicken thief

    Nine. Fuck me. I got some catching up to do.

    ~ George Zimmerman

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Personally, I blame white culture. This is not snark, or sarcasm, but the literal truth. #racheldolezalgotitright

  • Enfant Terrible

    Hug your friends and loved ones.

    • Blank Ron

      I wish mine weren’t so far away.

  • freakishlystrong

    Maybe tone down the rhetoric, for fuck’s sake?

  • Belasaurius

    i’m generally opposed to the death penalty, but I’m willing to make an exception

    • Whollyholeyholy

      I am generally opposed to police brutality, but if they wanted to take him for a nickel ride, I’d find a way to be totally fine with that.

      • cessnadriver

        SC cops most likely apologized for arresting him and gave him a nice wrist rub back at the station after uncuffing. For freedumb.

  • Crank Tango

    Well he looks totally normal.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      He seems nice.

  • jesuswasablack

    “I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”

    Yeah but the lady that said that was a Black so can she really be trusted?

    • BeliTsari

      Sorry kids, can’t joke. But this sure sounds like another mission from Megyn, Hannity, Andrea…

      • AntiDerpomeme

        That was my thought as well. The RWNJ media sounds all of the racist dog-whistles and then acts surprised when one of their less-balanced listeners use their talking points as justification for violence. Shame, shame, shame on Fox, dead roasting-in-hell Breitbart, Rupert Murderdoch and all the rest of ’em.

        • BeliTsari

          I’ve joked in here scores of times about, where’s the GOOD Christians? Now I’m realizing, better than ever… they’re TERRIFIED because they understand just how fucking crazy >30 million Americans have been driven, by the 1% jackals. ALL of these Nazi bitches, ALL the deadeyed monsters pulling their strings, ALL of these basement-dwelling sociopaths going ever deeper into PayDay Loan debt to buy slapped together WallyWorld BushMASTERS & Chinese made rounds, have to know; they’re what destroyed this republic, their craven sucking-up & cowardice.
          Before Google SEOs it down their memory hole. http://csgv.org/issues/guns-democracy-freedo/insurrectionism-timeline/

  • Is Nikki gonna order the Confederate flag over her capitol building be flown at half mast?

    • Nounverb911

      She’s going wear it like a cape as she fund raises off of this.

      • cessnadriver

        “There was an attack by a liberal on a church in my home state! The war on Christians is for-real, my friends!”

    • Mehmeisterjr

      I mentioned on another thread that logically, she should fly the proud flag of slavery at mast-and-a-half.

      • cessnadriver

        3/5 staff.

  • chicken thief

    He would have turned himself in earlier but it took him awhile to figure out the gofundme site.

  • Antimassacree

    White Rhodesian racism #tbt

  • MrBlobfish

    Obama/Sharpton/Holder

    • AngryBlakGuy

      …Rap/Fatherless Families/Food Stamps

      • nmmagyar

        Gay Marriage/Abortions/Prayer in school

        • Candy Apple

          BENGHAZI!! Because of course.

          • memzilla

            Welfare Queens, entitlement mentality, TAX CUTS!

        • Catstro

          This is what happens when we kick God out of school!

          I swear, if my one FB friend who typically posts that posts it today, I think that’s it. I keep her around because she frequently amuses me, and because it makes me feel less bad about all of my other friends sharing my same views. But seriously, that will be the end of that.

          • Gristle McThornbody

            Before you unfriend her be sure and point out that the kid went to God’s house and then slaughtered 9 people. God must not have been there, either.

          • Catstro

            That’s pretty much the verbatim post I’ve written in my head.

        • SpideySenser

          Feminists!!!

  • Meccalopolis

    what’s so funny about peace love and understanding?

  • Me not sure

    He’s wearing a jacket with the flags of Apartheid era South Africa and White ruled Rhodesia on the front and God knows what else on the back in his Facebook photo, and has that “The Shining” look on his face, and Fox Noise thinks he’s anti-Christian instead of racist. WTF? Is this what a “good guy with a gun” looks like?

    • Bob@Bob.com

      …and yet someone gave him a gun as a present…

      • Me not sure

        Probably the same guy that gave him the jacket.

        • SecludedCompound

          22-year-old kids don’t get into thirty year old African Apartheid white grievance without a little help from dad.

          • Me not sure

            The guy who named him “Storm”.

          • sarahjane1912

            What the … ?! Is that one of his names?! Holy crap.

          • Me not sure

            Middle name.

          • sarahjane1912

            *Doublefacepalm*

          • HogeyeGrex

            Family values.

      • cessnadriver

        Guns are always an appropriate gift….such as for Christmas…you know, the celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace.

  • BadKitty904

    Perhaps Scalia, Thomas, and the rest of the right-wing Supreme Court “Justices” will explain to us again precisely how “racism in America is dead”?

    And a special shout-out to the NRA for keeping these anti-American terrorists well-armed!

    • cessnadriver

      The Toadstool did vote against Dumb Tony in a 5-4 decision released today. I do think it’s the first time it ever happened.

      • jmk

        Uh oh… trouble in paradise?

        • cessnadriver

          No more long showers, late at night…

  • freakishlystrong

    I shit you not.
    Presidential candidate and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) on Thursday
    called the attack by a white gunman on a historic black church in
    Charleston, S.C. part of a broader assault on “religious liberty” in
    America.

    • chicken thief

      Gotta give it to him – Rick just keeps on earning his shit stain name.

    • Bob@Bob.com

      I shit YOU not
      I used to use that same avatar as yours on a mountain bike forum. One of the conservatives I used to argue with thought I used it because SEX!

      • freakishlystrong

        Because freakishlystrong little babbys make conservatives think of sex? Yes.

        • Bob@Bob.com

          They guy also claimed to be both a medical doctor and veterinarian. I asked him once what his patients think about him treating them after being shoulder deep in a cows ass. He didn’t share my sense of humor. Poor bastard

    • cheetojeebus

      Holy fuck, what fukkin tool.

    • sarahjane1912

      So he has Fox on loop too. Jeebus. What a dick.

    • BeliTsari

      Idiot savant is such a GREAT term. I remember when his FOX handlers got three Pittsburgh cops murdered in cold blood, it was… disrespect of the police by a deranged anarchist. Poop worm!

    • cessnadriver

      It’s the RWAC meme….they can’t wrap their little minds around being wrong.

    • MegPasadena

      Before he stated that, he also said this, “It’s obviously a crime of hate. Again, we don’t know the rationale, but what other rationale could there be?”

      Indeed, what other rational could there be?

    • Incoming Ham

      Fuck that guy. Fuck.Him.

  • chicken thief

    Reloaded five times…. This is why we need larger capacity magazines.

    ~ Wayne LaPierre

    • stevola

      No, they say that’s why large-capacity magazines make no difference. You’ll read it elsewhere by the end of the day.

  • Me not sure

    Breaking : The suspect is now under arrest.

    • Bob@Bob.com

      I suspect he will soon find his new room mates rather unaccommodating.

      • Me not sure

        This is one instance where solitary confinement will be welcomed,

        • beatbort

          As a lifelong opponent of the death penalty, it is one of those instances that makes me question that too.

          • Bob@Bob.com

            With him at 21 years old life without parole would be a much harsher sentence.

  • weejee

    And Steve Douchebag at Fux hate newz finds it mother fucking EXTRAORDINARY that this is being called a hate crime.

    • chicken thief

      That doesn’t even fit with their sure to be “it was a battle in the War on Christians” bullshit.

  • MrBlobfish

    Can’t we just go back to laughing at Donald Trump?

  • Swampgas_Man

    O Jesus, I can’t even THINK of watching Fux News at a time like this.

    • D_C_Wilson

      Fox and Fools have already expressed outrage that it was declared a hate crime.

      • jmk

        No way…

  • Candy Apple

    Shouldn’t there be some kitten pictures? Don’t we get kitten pictures at times like these?

  • BadKitty904

    As for the nine victims of this hate crime, murdered while they prayed in a church:

    …they who were gone are still here; though hidden they are revealed, though dead they yet speak.”

    ~ Thomas Carlyle, 1832

    • willi0000000

      well done, BK . . . well done.

  • Lord-Nash

    Ugh. Way too close to home. My parents live in Charleston, and have been absolutely thrilled to be there for the past 4 years. They love the culture, the people and the history. Scary to think this could have been their church.

    • Bob@Bob.com

      It beautiful there when the Crape Myrtles are in bloom

      • bobbert

        And the lead isn’t flying.

  • DemmeFatale

    Enough is enough!
    (Sometimes, I’m so sorry that Donna Rose will have to deal with this world.)

  • amindofitsown

    The gunman tells a survivor: “I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”

    Photo emerges of gunman with a white-rule Rhodesia flag patch on the jacket.

    A race issue, you say? Whatever could you possibly be implying?

    • Bob@Bob.com

      No, its definitely the war on Christmas come early this year.

  • proudgrampa

    This is really sad beyond belief.

  • Capt.Jim

    Imagine

  • chicken thief

    “I never heard him say anything, but just he had that kind of Southern
    pride, I guess some would say. Strong conservative beliefs,” he said.
    “He made a lot of racist jokes, but you don’t really take them seriously
    like that. You don’t really think of it like that.”

    ~ John Mullins, high school friend of Dylann’s

    • Bob@Bob.com

      Southern pride, national pride, racial pride… They all seem stupid since they tend to be accidents of birth rather than personal achievements.

      • amindofitsown

        I’m white, I won the genetic lottery. Woo fucking hoo.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      When you think it can’t get sadder, it does

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      “Southern pride… racist jokes…strong conservative beliefs”. Who the fuck could have seen this coming?

      • bobbert

        Well, to be just a little fair, there are shitloads of assholes described by the quote, and only a pretty small fraction of them actually end up shooting up someplace, so it’s not really diagnostic.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          You are, of course, correct. I’m just not feeling particularly fair or generous in regards to this incident.

  • Crank Tango

    In his mugshot, he doesn’t look nearly as beat the fuck up as he should.

    • Miss Courbevoie

      Mon amour!

      • Crank Tango

        : )

      • Crank Tango

        Wait, abby?

        • Miss Courbevoie

          Yes! Hiya hon!

          • Crank Tango

            Dude! I’ve been trying to get in touch with you for literally at least a year. Shoot me a massage at my name @gmail !

          • Crank Tango

            Oi! Where ya at?!
            Bonne Fete Nationale !
            I just realized, I meant to email me at cranktango at geemail, LOL. my other address as my middle initial in it.

    • cessnadriver

      White. The cops might have given him a nice foot massage on the way to the station. Maybe some kisses on the lips. For freedumb.

  • Incoming Ham

    The subject of gun control is up again. The comments on articles about this on the news sites are sick making. It’s the usual –

    Nuh uh, if you take our guns only bad guys will have guns.
    Look at Chicago, black on black violence…
    Nuh uh, if he didn’t have a gun he would have used a (fill in the blank)
    You will pry my guns from my cold dead hands/start a revolution
    If someone had a gun they could have stopped him…

    The number of specious arguments and amount of misdirection that goes on is unbelievable. All those things are completely beside the point of the argument:

    —–> Another hate filled person used a gun to kill a group of people. Again. He had easy access to a device *designed to kill the maximum number of people quickly in the least amount of time..* He shouldn’t have had that access. That’s the point.

    It’s not Chicago, not black people, not the hero fantasy of a gunslinger saving people single handedly, it’s not “takin’ your guns away.” Those things are beside the actual point as well as being bullshit arguments.

    It;’s really beginning to look like there are people who care much more about their guns than they care about people – including their own families. I don’t expect us to be collectivist society, that’s not how things are structured, but the concept of common good is completely fucked by people whose ideas of “individual rights” are incredibly skewed.

    So sad and fucked up.

    • sarahjane1912

      Thank FUCK I’m Australian. 1996. It was a very very good year.

    • ahughes798

      It’s the tragedy of the commons, over and over and over again.

  • Relativicus

    Don’t try to make this about race or guns because it’s not about race or guns so if you say it’s about race or guns you’re lying because it’s not about race or guns.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      And this is not the time to get into this discussion.

      • fifthdentist

        Sane person: Can we talk about guns yet?
        NRA: Nope, too early.
        Sane person: OK, can we talk about guns now?
        NRA: Still too early.
        Sane person: How about now?
        NRA: …Oh, crap. You just missed it. It’s too late now.

    • cessnadriver

      He could have done the same thing with a brick or a grapefruit spoon.

      • Blank Ron

        Or fresh fruit.

        • ahughes798

          What about a pointed stick?

  • VandeGraf

    Another satisfied gun owner. Thanks, NRA!

  • Beowoof14

    What a surprise another white guy with a small dick and big gun.

  • nmmagyar

    Bamz is livid – watching his presser

    • Mormos

      link please?

      • nmmagyar

        Sorry, just saw this. I was watching on a real TV and I can’t link to it. Yet.

  • Joshua Norton

    Of course, the Charleston Shooting is just be one of those rare isolated incidents that happen all the time now.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Goddamnit! What is it with these fucking, weak, cowardly freaks? You wanted to make a racist point, you sniveling little fuck? Why did you go where you knew, without a doubt, that everyone would be unarmed and defenseless? Why did you attack the very people who were willing to listen to your stupidity and try and comfort you and reason with you? Jesus fucking christ, I don’t know how much more of this barbaric shit I can take.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Goddamnit! What is it with these fucking, weak, cowardly freaks? You wanted to make a racist point, you sniveling little fuck? Why did you go where you knew, without a doubt, that everyone would be unarmed and defenseless? Why did you attack the very people who were willing to listen to your stupidity and try and comfort you and reason with you? Jesus fucking christ, I don’t know how much more of this barbaric shit I can take.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    This really *is* a one-off, lone-wolf situation. It would be if he were black too. Sure he was racist, but this ain’t no agenda. This is voices-in-your-head, the-world-hates-me-and-it’s-all-THEIR-fault type of shit. With 7 billion people on this planet, there’s no way to prevent mentally ill people like this from losing their shit now and again.

    What we CAN do is get rid of the goddamn handguns.

    • Lizzietish81

      I’m sure the constant rhetoric about violent blacks from the mouth breathers over at Fox had nothing to do with it.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Well, there’s no way that sort of thing helps, granted. But people have been freaking out for a lot longer than Fox News has been around. The really crucial thing is to get the m*therf*cking handguns – and I specify handguns because they’re concealable – out of society at large. No one needs those things except cops, security guards, and the like.

      • MikeGR

        It’s not causal. It’s not even correlative.

      • grmpy

        Can we finally charge Hanitty and O’Rielly with hate speech yet? ‘Cause where would this numb nut get an idea like that

  • Fly

    The voices in his head were his racist family and friends.

  • beatbort

    That demented stare, those ridiculous insignias, the simmering racism. And they gave him a gun for his birthday, and now are surprised that something like this has occurred.

    • MikeGR

      Those ridiculous insignia (it’s both singular and plural) are flags. He could have just as easily been wearing the American flag.

      • Greg Comlish

        Needless to say, jackets with the American flag are much more easily obtained than jackets with a flag of apartheid Rhodesia. Needless to say, you are a fucking dipshit for believing these two insignia to be equivalent.

        • Note the flag of apartheid South Africa also too. This guy is pissed off that F. W. deKlerk and Ian Smith sold out to the uncivilised darkies.

  • Joshua Norton

    It’s also much too soon to talk about guns, of course.

    As America resets “# of days without a mass killing” back to 0.

    • Blank Ron

      How high has that counter ever gone?

      • natoslug

        Mass killings are very rare. Sometimes we manage at least a week without one.

      • Joshua Norton

        Looks like this. It’s skyrocketed since wingnuts began passing all their gun stroker laws.

        • Blank Ron

          And I just ran out of alcohol.

  • PDX Realness

    And this is why I’m completely in favor of profiling white adults with bowl cuts who look like Deliverance characters. Never, ever give anyone like that a gun.

  • JParkerSD46

    If the gun nuts and other idiots of their kind (read: Republicans) can’t get behind even the slightest bit of sane legislation after 21 CHILDREN are murdered, then you sure as hell can’t expect any action after nine African-Americans are murdered.

  • chiefkurtz

    The Charleston Police Chief is going to admit him to the force effective 1 June 2015, and thereby find no administrative grounds to arrest him or seek charges in the case.

  • Dee Andee

    So where are the gun-rights trolls now? You fuckers need a statistic? Here you fucking go, losers. ANOTHER one.

    FUCK.

  • Blank Ron

    And our pet troll with the caps-lock fetish wonders what adults get from a show about colourful ponies who solve problems without murdering each other.

  • grmpy

    I think they were all resisting arrest and grabbing for his gun :-|

  • As a relatively moderate white person, fuck this guy with a hot rusty pitchfork.

  • diogenez
  • alwayspunkindrublic

    I’m anti death penalty, but I hope there is such a thing as reincarnation, and this psycho spends several lifetimes eating green bologna sandwiches in some godforsaken supermax.

  • JP St Pierre

    Fn Fox news strikes again.
    Hate spread and here is the result.
    Roger Ailes is an evil pig.

    • AllenKrueger

      You are a stupid ass.

      • JP St Pierre

        You are an ignorant puppet buddy.
        I can guarantee face to face you would be the ass.
        I wear size 13 boots.
        Think they will fit?

      • JP St Pierre

        BTW
        Afraid to show your face tubby?

      • JP St Pierre

        Come down to Texas and say that to my face.

      • JP St Pierre

        No….I’m a smartass

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