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With all the terrorists afoot all over the place, hating us for our freedoms and the like, we were a tad concerned when we read the news Tuesday, oh boy, about a lucky man who was arrested for perhaps trying to bomb an abortion clinic in Kansas. And not just any clinic, but the South Wind Women’s Center:

The clinic is one of three in Kansas that provide abortions. It opened in 2013 in the same building where Dr. George Tiller provided abortions until an anti-abortion opponent shot and killed him in 2009 in his church. That building has long been the site of anti-abortion violence. Tiller was also shot and wounded in both arms there in 1993 by an abortion opponent, and his clinic was bombed in 1996.

The center was founded by Julie Burkhart, who used to work for Dr. Tiller. You know, before he was murdered by “pro-life” terrorist Scott Roeder, who has quite specifically called for the murder of Ms. Burkhart, from his prison cell.

Add that to the thousands of threats and attacks against abortion providers — by convicted felons who now run anti-abortion organizations and also by certain Republicans running for president (like, all of them) — and you can understand our raised eyebrows when Wichita Police Department Capt. Doug Nolte declared that the suspect “was there legitimately with an appointment with the facility, so it doesn’t have the indications of a protester.” Because, as we have been reminded quite recently, radical fetus extremists would never make appointments with abortion providers for deceitful purposes.

But it’s all good! See, the police arrested this guy, Moises R. Trevizo, for having a bunch of knives and a homemade explosive in his backpack, but it turns out he was just there for a job interview and forgot he had a bomb in his bag, whoops. Don’t you hate when you forget to leave your weapons at home?

Sure, Trevizo might be looking at charges anyway for the handcrafted improvised explosive device he made with a pal (aw, bonding, how sweet!), but at least we know absolutely and for certain he wasn’t there to bomb an abortion clinic, no way, no how. And how do we know this? Because Wichita Police Department spokesman Jame Espinoza said the coppers had “absolutely ruled out” that possibility. Whew!

We’d like to take this opportunity, thanks to a silly little misunderstanding about why a guy walked into an abortion clinic with a bomb, to remind all y’all of how we might not have immediately suspected it was yet another “pro-life” terrorist attack if this wasn’t the sort of thing abortion providers have to worry about every single day of their lives. Especially in Kansas, where threatening clinic workers is oh so popular. Like that time Mark S. Gietzen, chairman of the Kansas Coalition for Life, who spends his days harassing clinic workers, said it sure would be a shame if a clinic worker were to get himself all shot up by some gun-toting nut like Gietzen, but ya know, “Even a well-meaning dog will bite at some point in time if you keep antagonizing it,” and “The way this guy acts, I’m afraid that someone’s going to shoot him […] He’s asking for it.”

Yeah, Kansas is a hell of a state. Real pro-lifey. But at least this one time, authorities guarantee that there’s no reason for the women of Kansas or their doctors to be afraid for their lives. What a relief.

[HuffPo / KSN]

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  • Lizzietish81

    Don’t you hate when you forget to leave your weapons at home?

    Man, if I had a nickel..

  • schmannity

    He was probably on his way to blow up some tree stumps,

    • Donald E Niman

      Improvised explosive tree stump and leg removal device (IETSLRD).

  • OneYieldRegular

    It seems obvious that Trevizo is a militant radiccio terrorist.

  • schmannity

    The terrorists hate our freedom to have an abortion?

    • splashy79

      Just the right wing religious ones. The left wing ones couldn’t give a crap.

  • Come on, who among us hasn’t taken the time to create a homemade bomb, put it in a backpack along with knives, and walked around in public with it because we ‘forgot’ it was there? It was just a wacky misunderstanding.

    Just like when Scott Roedor was out shooting his gun and Dr. Tiller happened to get in the way. Just a misunderstanding. Whoopsie… no terrorism here, folks. Move along.

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      When improvised explosive devices are outlawed, only outlaws…

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    So, did he get the job?

    • PirateCafe

      Well, I don’t know…he’s a failure as a suicide bomber. Can’t complete tasks on time. I wouldn’t hire him.

      • Lizzietish81

        Lacks commitment.

        • PirateCafe

          But he did show a bit of initiative.

    • OneYieldRegular

      So, did he get the job abortion?

    • Historicat

      At least a second interview!

  • weejee

    Bleeding Kansas – in the British context.

  • Talk about bombing a job interview.

    • Msgr_Moment

      “A pro-lifer walked into an abortion clinic….”

      — bad comedian Eli Manning

  • Msgr_Moment

    before he was murdered by “pro-life” terrorist Scott Roeder…

    You misspelled pro-life “terrorist”

  • Belasaurius

    jebus, even Roscoe P. Coltrane could have figured out what this douchebag was up to.

    • AntiDerpomeme

      No kidding! It’s almost like you can hear the disappointment in the police spokesman’s voice that the visit lacked the “Earth shattering kaboom” that he might have enjoyed. Swell protecting and serving, jackasses.

    • stevola

      I don’t know, them Duke boys sure blowed up a lot of stuff. That’s what happens when people can’t have guns.

  • Me not sure

    Nevermind

    By Leonard Cohen

    The war was lost
    The treaty signed
    I was not caught
    I crossed the line

    I was not caught
    Though many tried
    I live among you
    Well disguised

    I had to leave
    My life behind
    I dug some graves
    Youll never find

    The storys told
    With facts and lies
    I have a name
    But nevermind

    • weejee

      Love Lenny.

      • Me not sure

        The best thing about True Detective 2 was the opening theme and credits.

        • Zyxomma

          No spoilers, please, I’m waiting for the DVD release.

          • Me not sure

            There were gripes about it, but it was still better than most of what passes for entertainment. I liked it anyway. Enjoy!

  • PirateCafe

    The guy is a failed suicide bomber. He doesn’t have the courage of his convictions to tell the truth. Coward from the git-go.

    • A right wing suicide bomber? unpossible!

      • Lizzietish81

        Yeah they’re too full of themselves to kill themselves.

        • willi0000000

          defnitly . . . a planter not a dier.

      • PirateCafe

        He’s a cowardly christian jihadist.

    • Ryan Denniston

      Trump would call this person a loser methinks.

      • PirateCafe

        A “Yoooooooooge loser!”

  • marxalot

    Well, you know, he seems nice, had a reason to be there, innocent until proven totally innocent, you know? Nice FOoP sticker you got on your truck. I’m sure it’s fine.
    *Primal screaming turns on the smart TV in the next office*

  • ArgieBargie

    With so many Right-Wing terrorist “lone wolves” around, you’d think they would’ve put a pack together by now.

    • They did put together a pack. And he was wearing it on his back.

    • AntiDerpomeme

      Except they are opposed to unions.

      • weejee

        So none hymns?

        ♪ It is we who bombed the cities
        And ‘bortion clinics where they dwell ♪

    • chicken thief

      All their packs are PACs, for tax purposes.

    • Callyson

      Maybe they repel each other as much as they repel the rest of us.

      • Steverino247

        You’re joking, but that’s likely true. No one can be as true to the cause as you are. When I was escorting at clinics I was fascinated by how vicious the protesters were to each other between patient arrivals. “Back slider” was a popular term, for example. They often screamed at each other for “not doing enough” to stop the murders inside.

        • tomamitai

          “They often screamed at each other for “not doing enough” to stop the murders inside.
          Jesus, it sounds like they’re trying to egg each other into killing someone! How do these assholes avoid conspiracy charges?

          • Steverino247

            Well, these particular assholes did get charged but only because I had a friend secretly videotape (yes, I’m dating myself) us escorting people. Several of them were busted for probation violations after the Feds got the tapes, which we gave them after the failed bombing attempt at the Family Planning Associates clinic in San Diego.

            Since I was also a guard at the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom, Korea, I can honestly say that the soldiers of the Korean People’s Army were easier to deal with than Cheryl Sullenger, et al.

      • bozilingus

        Maybe they see each other this way.

  • goonemeritus

    Did they hire him?

    • Callyson

      No, but James O’Keefe is giving him a second interview.

    • willi0000000

      no . . . they didn’t need any new stumps created.

  • Ryan Denniston

    “Sure, Trevizo might be looking at charges anyway for the handcrafted improvised explosive device he made with a pal (aw, bonding, how sweet!)”

    I hope they enjoy the 8-10 years of bonding they’ll get in the pokey.

    • marxalot

      He was just planning on clearing out a stump!

      • Mehmeisterjr

        It’s the most efficient way of creating a stump where your penis used to be.

  • Belasaurius

    you know who else bonded over building bombs?

    • Ryan Denniston

      Bristol and her Facebook followers after her Funny or Die post?

    • Lizzietish81

      Harold and Nadine

    • Latverian Diplomat

      M Night Shyalaman and anyone who’s worked on his last four or five projects?

    • DoILookAmused2u ?

      Nichols and McVeigh?

    • Belasaurius

      Gavrilo Princip and Archduke Franz Ferdinand?

    • weejee

      Me and my avatar?

    • Msgr_Moment

      Groves and Oppenheimer, but certainly not Teller and Oppie.

      • I was going to go with Robert Oppenheimer and Maurice Wilkins, but yours makes the point just as well.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Not Teller and anybody, frankly.

    • pstockholm

      Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom?

      • mardam422

        Now, that’s some grade A stuff right there.

    • marxalot

      Mr Peabody and Sherman, probably.

    • SpideySenser

      The brothers Tsarnaev

    • Doug Langley

      Mary Queen of Scots and Boothby.

    • proudgrampa

      Guy Fawkes and Friends?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Trotsky and Molotov?

    • bozilingus

      The factory workers during WW II?

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Because Wichita Police Department spokesman Jame Espinoza said the coppers had “absolutely ruled out” that possibility. Whew!

    “Once you have eliminated the probable, all that remains is the ridiculous” — Wichita Holmes.

    On a more serious note, assuming it wasn’t a “bomb” because the explosives weren’t hooked up to anything. Did the Wichita police geniuses ever consider that it might have been a trial run to see if there was any explosives detection gear on the premises?

    • PirateCafe

      Wichita and genius don’t belong in the same sentence.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Especially with “police” in the mix.

    • cleos_mom

      It’s Kansas and they’re cops. What were you thinking?

  • marxalot

    Guys guys guys guys gals gals gals gals!
    Guess what the Muslin-banning Oklahoma gun range dude did?

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      As per usual, Cletus’ gun just “went off’ by its damned self.

    • chicken thief

      Oops. At least the careless fuck wounded himself and not someone else.

    • DerrickWildcat

      Sounds about right.

    • “The sheriff said after visiting the range Monday and Tuesday that it did
      not appear the group’s members were knowledgeable about firearms safety
      because of the way they were holding and storing the weapons.”

      http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/im_shocked.gif

    • Me not sure

      Best laugh of the morning. I took a gun safety course from the old non-crazy NRA as a kid and remember it well. Where did these crazies learn about guns? B cowboy movies?

    • Angry_Cop

      I was going to say “shit his own pants while trying to breathe and walk at the same time” but then realized he must have just shot himself in the nuts. Now I’ll read the link and see how close I am to the truth here.

      • Angry_Cop

        Sigh. Close enough. A revolver can be the safest gun out there if you leave the hammer down on an empty chamber. These guys are a bunch of fucking morons. They should not be allowed to have guns.

    • willi0000000

      unless it was just a grazing hit to this klown’s wrist he may have a choice to make with his surgeon . . . “do you want it set so you can work, fire a gun or jack off?”

    • Callyson

      • grmpy

        It would appear KARMA works by it’s own clock. :(

    • natoslug

      It’s a start. Hopefully they can continue following those safety rules as closely as they do now.

  • elviouslyqueer

    “Even a well-meaning dog will bite at some point in time if you keep antagonizing it,” and “The way this guy acts, I’m afraid that someone’s going to shoot him […] He’s asking for it.”

    Erm, Mr. Gietzen, seeing as you have a remarkable absence of ladyparts and could probably give two shits about women’s health, remind me again exactly how “this guy” is antagonizing you and is asking to be shot.

    • willi0000000

      gietzen and his ilk however . . .

  • Fly

    If I had to live in Kansas I would welcome an abortion.

  • JohnR

    Stump removal?

    • Donald E Niman

      Leg stump creator.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …if there is an open position at Planned Parenthood that list “bomb making” and “Knife fighting skills” as a necessary skill set, then investigating a bogus fetus black market is the least of your problems

    • Angry_Cop

      Would really like it if we could get some liberals out there to “open carry” in front of some clinics.

      • Bob@Bob.com

        Those open carry laws will be repealed when black folks start open carrying. Gun control started when Ronny Ray-Gun got frightened by Black Panthers following the law

      • willi0000000

        wouldn’t work . . . would any woman trust someone strapped who comes up to her in the parking lot and says “Hi, I’m your escort”

      • cleos_mom

        An air horn and earplugs for women being escorted might help. But
        escorts should get some self-defense training; wouldn’t put it past the
        compulsory pregnancy set to condone directly assaulting women.

        (deleted post above is mine; I’d posted this to the wrong comment)

        • Lizzietish81

          Actually the biggest issue we faced was keeping boyfriends, husbands, friends, from hitting the protesters, which is what they want.

          • YourMom

            Even worse–the enforced pregnancy crowd in my state used to harass women arriving at the local hospital to GIVE BIRTH–figuring they’d get the women outraged about “baby killing” and they’d just drop that baby as fast as possible so they can get all politically active and stop abortions and all that… except it just made women upset and their husbands/boyfriends even madder.

          • Lizzietish81

            Oh, our fetus fetishers would point to children and say “you might as well kill this one”

          • YourMom

            TOTAL proof they really don’t care about babies or kids. it has always been about controlling and punishing women.

    • Bob@Bob.com

      Reminds me of the episode of The Office when Dwight was arguing with a potential employer about the relevance of his karate training

  • Angry_Cop

    The deliberate incompetence shown here by the Wichita PD should be enough cause, in a sane world, to have the entire department put under a federal consent decree for the next fifty years.

    Sadly, that’s not my world.

    • Lizzietish81

      See also Fergusan, NYPD…

      • Bob@Bob.com

        Why’s B-More always forgotten about?

        • Lizzietish81

          Well there the DA is at least pursuing a case.

      • Callyson

        Let’s not leave LAPD off that list:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2zybMfpr-s

        • Angry_Cop

          LAPD just got off their consent degree about five years ago. LA jails just got put under one; LAPD will probably be put under one again.

          By the way, this is not LAPD. This is the California CHP – who are usually pretty professional. Think this guy got fired.

          • grmpy

            Or promoted…

          • david green

            I thought he got fired and the CHP got sued.

        • natoslug

          Did she have a wasp on her face? Or just the WASP on her legs/torso?

          • grmpy

            Looks like a WASP is on her whole body. That’s dangerous. They swarm you know.

  • Callyson

    My two dogs would like to express their opinion on this matter to Mark S. Gietzen:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGKXzmQb7To

  • Spotts1701

    He was just funnin’, you guys! Geez, can’t take a joke these days.
    If this is the level of police competence in Wichita, it’s no wonder it took nearly 30 years for them to catch the BTK Killer (and only after he sent them incriminating evidence).

  • Cranky Man

    No snark. Hey Kansas, your best and brightest are moving out. I know you say good riddance. But I think some people might care.

  • The Second Amendment gives us a clear right to arm bombs.

  • Randy Riddle

    At least he wasn’t carrying around a bag of fetuses to have later for lunch.

  • RoyalUglyDude

    a guy walked into an abortion clinic with a bomb,

    Stop, I’ve heard this one before. You don’t want to know the punchline.

    • Hardly Ideal

      I’m pretty sure we had Dead Baby jokes in middle school that were- wait…

  • mardam422

    Now, if he was brown (specially Mooslem) and it was an Army recruiting center, then that’s different.

  • MrBlobfish

    He was holding it for a friend.

  • fka_donnie_d

    Bombs dont kill people (and foeti) people do

    • Blank Ron

      While I’ve had people blow up at me now and again, VERY few have spread shrapnel about the place.

  • Russell Hyland

    For cryin’ out loud. My daughter lives in Kansas. I wish they’d get jobs somewhere else. She and her husband both work for a state college, so they’ll probably be let go sometime soon. The place is a pit. Tornadoes, Brownback, abortion wingnuts…

    • Zyxomma

      I feel for you, your daughter, and your SIL.

    • commentary42

      I grew up there. I hear you. Fortunately I made it over the rainbow and live in California.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    by convicted felons who now run anti-abortion organizations and also by
    certain Republicans running for president (like, all of them)

    It’s hard to keep straight which is a convicted felon and which is not, or who should be a convicted felon or who has released convicted felons to commit more felonies.

    So perhaps it’s best to just toss the lot into the slammer and sort it out at our leisure.

  • Mavenmaven

    “She was asking for it” is the usual reason these women need centers for abortion in the first place.

  • Rickyphoo

    When Texas leaves the Union, I hope they take Kansas with them.

    • little g

      Border states are not a problem in this instance, PLEASE Texas, take Oklahoma AND Kansas with you!

    • TheBidenator

      They can have Oklahoma and Louisiana, too…

  • Notreelyhelping

    “Well, sir, though that’s an innovative method you set forth for D&C, we’re concerned about some of the side effects.”

  • Relativicus

    It says he was there for a job interview. Perhaps he had the weapons available should he be rejected for the position? The guy definitely takes a lot of shit for this haircut so he probably blames a lot of his problems on people discriminating against him for that reason. And maybe he just wasn’t going to accept rejection in this instance?

    • TheBidenator

      Good god, a pro-life hipster douche….you can’t mix too many douchey genera together or you wind up with a singularity…or a TLC show if their family tree fails to fork.

      • D G

        Hey! Don’t slander hipsters! They would just be too cool to even show up for the job interview bc….you didn’t know?

        BTW- How much does a hipster weigh?
        An instagram.

        *seeing myself to door

    • grmpy

      maybe he thought it was kinda like how garages work and he had to bring his own tools for the job… maybe?

  • George

    In Kansas, they show The Wizard Of Oz to all 4th graders as part of level 1 sex ed. They explain, compassionately, I’m told, that Dorothy is, in fact, pregnant…out of wedlock. That’s why they’re taking her dog, see? The flying monkeys are all the aborted fetuses (that’s what happens to them. True story).
    The Wicked Witch is really that part of her id urging her to kill the special snowflake in her belly. Good Witch Glenda is the voice of compassionate, conservative reason.

    The Wizard, at first, represents the abortion clinic doctor (the clinic is a well-heeled Emerald palace built with all that federally-allocated abortion money), but really, he’s putting it on to scare Dorothy and make her realize the error of her ways. The kindly, old pro-life preacher emerges from behind the curtain and shows her the way home.

    I dunno about the Lion, Tin Man, or Scarecrow. Just something they needed for a good kid flick.

    • kiptw

      Well, in Kansas, all we are is dust in the wind.

    • david green

      All that symbolism sounds more like my high school senior english classe.

  • TheBidenator

    Yes and the events of 9/11 were just direct action to go sightseeing in NYC gone tragically wrong, right Wichita Police?

  • splashy79

    Obviously the police are in on it. Forced birthers, all of them.

  • BeckyLB

    As always, required reading when the abortion topic comes up.

    • tomamitai

      Who wrote that, the dudes who make those California ballot propositions that you vote for if you’re against them, or is it against if you’re not for, er, what was I talking about? I think I’ll go look at some funny cat videos to keep me from screaming at the kitten who ignores all the toys we bought her and keeps going into the trash to get bits of cellophane to play with.

  • Zyxomma

    So, did he get the job or not?

  • kiptw

    There you go, jumping to conclusions! He probably wanted them to abort the bomb, so it wouldn’t go off and make other bombs.

  • darnyoudarnyoutoheck

    Well, that just killed any remaining shred of “surely some police dept.s are not venal pools of stupid and violent” I was fostering

  • john

    I actually had the same reaction until I peeped his Facebook. Based on his posts I actually think it’s plausible he’s just an idiot with a homemade bomb, lol. (more pics of him under his fiancée’s page)… https://www.facebook.com/moises.trevizo.1

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      yeah no. People don’t just make and tote about homemade bombs just because. He might be a stupid, but he absolutely was planning to use that somewhere

      • john

        I just said it’s plausible. I’m not saying he wasn’t planning on blowing ‘something’ up. Just might not be the clinic. If you can find me a pro-lifer with Ratchet Fights Gone Wild, Lil Boosie, California Cannabis Coalition, and Suicide Girls as Facebook likes I’d be shocked.

      • bozilingus

        Maybe he had a stump to remove, eh?

      • Why not? This is (supposedly) the reason people go to the meat market wing of Planned Parenthood after all.

        “Tiff, I am SO bored! Let’s spice up the day by going down to the Abortionarium and cut up featuses like an Iron Chef contestant! You know, for grins and giggles.”

      • david green

        Well, to be absolutely fair, my best friend and I made a couple of pipe bombs and toted them about for a bit back when we were 12 or 13.

  • Jaime Oria

    In his haste to get to his interview, he must have picked up the bag with the IED instead of the one with the pickled fetus in a jar.

  • kaw143

    Oh, you just need to buy the latest edition of What Color Is Your Parachute. It very clearly states that everyone should bring weapons to an interview, to prove how loyal you are to the Constitution, just in case that question comes up in the interview process.

    • Roadstergal

      I’m checking my copy of What Color Is The Guy With The Improvised Bomb?, just like the one the Wichita police department has. Brown? Terrorist. White? Oopsie, he just forgot he had that, no big.

    • D G

      If you don’t bring weapons, how does the employer know that you’ll be prepared for anything????

  • D G

    I was in a job interview once and I opened a book and started reading. The guy asked me what I was doing.
    Then I said to the guy, “Let me ask you a question. If you are in a spaceship that is
    traveling at the speed of light, and you turn on the headlights, does anything
    happen?”
    He said, “I don’t know.”
    I said, “I don’t want to work for you then.”

    • lawrence090469

      Steven Wright?

      • D G

        Ding Ding Ding!!!!!! You win the internet today! Time to go home!

  • Stop infringing on this man’s right to defend himself against the deadly abortionistas and thier featuses of mass destruction!

  • “You mean this ISN’T where the interview for the ‘Assistant Executive Terrorist’ position is held? Oops, i’m so embarrased.”

    • Enfant Terrible

      “You should be applying at Operation Rescue. They’re just down the road aways.”

      Really, Operation Rescue is located within 7 miles of the South Wind Woman’s Center. Creepy, huh?

  • bozilingus

    The only way to stop a bad guy with a bomb is a good guy with another bomb. Wait a minute?!?

    • Enfant Terrible

      Tactical nuke or GTFO!

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