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kpete

(71,965 posts)
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:19 PM Jan 2012

Democratic Congressional Campaign Manager's Family Pet (Cat) Killed, Painted With "Liberal"

RUSSELLVILLE—On the heels of a weekend of positive news coverage for the campaign of Democratic Congressional candidate Ken Aden, Aden’s campaign manager returned home to find his family pet slaughtered, with the word “liberal” painted on the animal’s corpse.

The Russellville Police Department is investigating, and a report will be made to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday morning.

Jacob Burris, who has served as Aden’s campaign manager since late October, arrived home with his family Sunday evening, and his four children discovered the gruesome scene as they exited the family vehicle to enter their home.

The family pet, an adult, mixed-breed Siamese cat, had one side of its head bashed in to the point the cat’s eyeball was barely hanging from its socket. The perpetrators scrawled “liberal” across the cat’s body and left it on the doorstep of Burris’ house.

more:
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/37a20bd145484a8ea9730533b405b9ae/AR--Cat-Killed-Arkansas/
http://www.politico.com/blogs/david-catanese/2012/01/ark-campaign-managers-cat-slaughtered-111901.html
http://aden4arkansas.com/?p=964
http://bluearkansasblog.com/?p=8417

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Democratic Congressional Campaign Manager's Family Pet (Cat) Killed, Painted With "Liberal" (Original Post) kpete Jan 2012 OP
I think I am going to be sick catbyte Jan 2012 #1
My very reaction to the letter n/t Inuca Jan 2012 #21
++ amyrose2712 Jan 2012 #169
republican morals at work. louis-t Jan 2012 #2
Yeah, that about sums it up perdita9 Jan 2012 #24
The local police probably have a good idea who in their community is that crazy and violent. yardwork Jan 2012 #3
Sure, but you are not allowed to profile Rethugs. WingDinger Jan 2012 #6
They could do some investigating. People talk. But they might let it blow over like racist violenc Kolesar Jan 2012 #142
It's Russellville, Arkansas! BlueToTheBone Jan 2012 #227
WE and OCCUPY are next, if we dont win this thing for sanity. FUCK compassionate conservatives. WingDinger Jan 2012 #4
WTF is wrong with those people (the perpetrators)? LonePirate Jan 2012 #5
Unfortunately, we don't have a felony animal cruelty law. sinkingfeeling Jan 2012 #10
Felony? Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #17
So would I! get the red out Jan 2012 #42
I would go for that. EV_Ares Jan 2012 #122
Would you support the death penalty for people who murder humans? FrodosPet Jan 2012 #209
Yes get the red out Jan 2012 #214
It should be classified as a hate crime. n/t japple Jan 2012 #126
It could possibly be classified as "terrorism". Fuddnik Jan 2012 #26
That is exactly what it is: political terrorism. kestrel91316 Jan 2012 #46
yeah, its a terroristic threat arely staircase Jan 2012 #134
that's no threat- that's an act of terrorism. stlsaxman Jan 2012 #163
Actually, Arkansas passed felony animal cruelty laws that were signed into law in 2009. Arkansas Granny Jan 2012 #67
Good. I hope they throw the book at whoever did this. PotatoChip Jan 2012 #212
I think you're mistaken, I will wager there are felony laws against animal cruelty in all states. Bill O-Rights Jan 2012 #135
Three states apparently don't BUT the worst part jsmirman Jan 2012 #140
I absolutely agree, these kinds of crimes are treated with far too little seriousness. Bill O-Rights Jan 2012 #146
The frustrating thing is just how long do we have to wait jsmirman Jan 2012 #177
unfortunately veganlush Jan 2012 #176
a child discovered its dear pet dead on the porch SemperEadem Jan 2012 #241
That is certainly true but is a completely different discussion. I have no problem with eating Bill O-Rights Jan 2012 #245
You mean, all states except Idaho jmowreader Jan 2012 #202
Not everywhere idahoblue Jan 2012 #221
Under the Patriot Act this is classified as terrorism. Seriously. Put the rhett o rick Jan 2012 #217
While it was the cat that died I think this should be tried as a hate crime. This was a threat jwirr Jan 2012 #79
Agreed. All hate crimes are actually two crimes. backscatter712 Jan 2012 #196
Blatant violent threats kenfrequed Jan 2012 #101
Blatant violent threats AlbertCat Jan 2012 #112
Actually, this probably qualifies as terrorism ArcticFox Jan 2012 #223
Simple: They're Republicans Taverner Jan 2012 #237
Oh, I AM ill and devastated. hlthe2b Jan 2012 #7
More TeaTerror. Ian David Jan 2012 #8
Why in the world do I continue to live in this foul place? sinkingfeeling Jan 2012 #9
Psychopaths, that's what we're dealing with. n/t EFerrari Jan 2012 #11
Are they though? U of M Dem Jan 2012 #28
So they aren't psychopaths? Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #32
I think s/he is trying to say that true psychopaths are a minority. However, eridani Jan 2012 #115
Well, there are those who make a living (or a thesis) Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #121
yes, milgram actully quantified the ol' arely staircase Jan 2012 #138
Take a look at history. Horrific actions ARE the norm. TheMadMonk Jan 2012 #242
It isn't the norm but the extreme. When you kill something with this kind of violence, EFerrari Jan 2012 #37
Holy crap! zappaman Jan 2012 #69
extreme, out of the norm. d_r Jan 2012 #72
Actually, animal cruelty is one sign of psychopathic behavior. Don't discount it. tpsbmam Jan 2012 #77
This is the norm? TheCruces Jan 2012 #91
Psychopath and very far from normal. Bosso 63 Jan 2012 #110
It may seem normal considering the culture these days go west young man Jan 2012 #111
Hate radio is even worse. It's unbelievable what is out on the airwaves. yardwork Jan 2012 #181
I wish I had seen the people doing this, I'd have unloaded my "gun culture" on their torsos. Bill O-Rights Jan 2012 #136
yes, yes they are arely staircase Jan 2012 #137
I'm sorry, where did it state that the cat had been shot? BiggJawn Jan 2012 #175
There is a local radio station that preaches hate hate hate BlueToTheBone Jan 2012 #228
Cruelty to animals is one of the early warning signs. backscatter712 Jan 2012 #180
Sad and Pissed Off. Sera_Bellum Jan 2012 #12
Even worse, a little 4 year old boy BlueToTheBone Jan 2012 #229
This is so sad...can't find the words... livetohike Jan 2012 #13
Future serial killers The Wizard Jan 2012 #14
Absolutely correct, future murderers of people often start with animals peace frog Jan 2012 #25
Fire will be next, then attempted homicide TrogL Jan 2012 #50
more: kpete Jan 2012 #15
OMG, the Republican Womack has been giving out their addresses on hate radio! yardwork Jan 2012 #60
Post removed Post removed Jan 2012 #80
His father has broadcast addresses - CAN'T BE STRESSED ENOUGH Faygo Kid Jan 2012 #113
Radio stations are regulated by the FCC Kolesar Jan 2012 #152
Some time ago some fuckwad radio station was saying some nasty stuff 47of74 Jan 2012 #159
Broadcasters sent hit men to kill obstetricians; I don't recall any federal action Kolesar Jan 2012 #167
Message deleted by the DU Administrators Kolesar Jan 2012 #147
Thanks for posting this samplegirl Jan 2012 #186
Okay, that is just horrible. What on earth is wrong with people? AllyCat Jan 2012 #16
Liberals are way too nice get the red out Jan 2012 #45
Horrible story. Sick and tragic. However, this is a press release and not a mainstream news outlet. Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2012 #18
boy i sure hated kpete Jan 2012 #30
You and me both Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2012 #49
A high percentage of serial killers have animal abuse in their past jtuck004 Jan 2012 #19
It had to be a neighbor- someone who knew who the cat belonged to. BeHereNow Jan 2012 #31
Thats what I was thinking. It had to be someone who knew the guy & also knew he had a cat. It was EV_Ares Jan 2012 #123
Yes, someone who was familiar with the property and the cat- BeHereNow Jan 2012 #192
That was my first thought. geardaddy Jan 2012 #109
OMG, that's sick...Sociopaths.. Ecumenist Jan 2012 #20
That is so sick Lifelong Protester Jan 2012 #22
Some real sick fuckhead. Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2012 #23
Guess who else hated and feared cats? KamaAina Jan 2012 #27
Napoleon too. Brigid Jan 2012 #219
OMG, how awful. That's the town where my family & I stayed after Katrina. pacalo Jan 2012 #29
Disgusting, this person needs to be found and put away before they move up to people. ck4829 Jan 2012 #33
But hey, lefty extremists are just as bad as the righty ones, don'cha know. JHB Jan 2012 #34
Yep. The false equivalency is DOA. tblue Jan 2012 #41
That was also my thought straight away.. micraphone Jan 2012 #168
I am not allowed to say what I would do with them Angry Dragon Jan 2012 #35
Me neither 47of74 Jan 2012 #36
Nor am I hifiguy Jan 2012 #58
Can we PLEASE get some damn laws that treat this stuff appropriately? jsmirman Jan 2012 #38
There are plenty who agree with you. Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #43
Thank you! get the red out Jan 2012 #47
I think a good attorney... Wait Wut Jan 2012 #48
The Courts and the Law are so hostile to animal suffering jsmirman Jan 2012 #62
true, heaven forbid SCOTUS should outlaw crush videos wordpix Jan 2012 #85
In truth, that was not a well-written law jsmirman Jan 2012 #92
Agreed. Withywindle Jan 2012 #66
That's why, I'm sorry but jsmirman Jan 2012 #93
PRISON TIME! tblue Jan 2012 #39
And in general population too 47of74 Jan 2012 #68
I just wrote my Congressman (Braley) 47of74 Jan 2012 #40
That is exactly right. This is nothing less than domestic terrorism. snagglepuss Jan 2012 #133
Please be more precise: RIGHT WING domestic terrorism! nt tblue37 Jan 2012 #162
GRRRRRRR! graywarrior Jan 2012 #44
wow. Maine-ah Jan 2012 #51
I am sick. How could anyone do that. meti57b Jan 2012 #52
Sick. That poor baby Ishoutandscream2 Jan 2012 #53
Does anyone remember the film "Cabaret?" DFW Jan 2012 #54
That scene was the first thing that crossed my mind. Mz Pip Jan 2012 #117
Not just animal cruelty, but a terrorist act. Throw the book at them. nt eppur_se_muova Jan 2012 #55
100% agreeance! Moostache Jan 2012 #191
Despicable. n/t YvonneCa Jan 2012 #56
I just donated haydukelives Jan 2012 #57
I just donated to PPFA 47of74 Jan 2012 #61
You just never know what kind of people are walking around your home. dmr Jan 2012 #59
If I was running for office I'd be at the sheriff's office the morning after announcing 47of74 Jan 2012 #63
Who was the first to demonize the word "liberal"? young_at_heart Jan 2012 #64
I have no idea but my first guesses would be Limbaugh or O'Reilly. nt cyberpj Jan 2012 #114
I think it was none other than Shankapotomus Jan 2012 #129
George Bush Sr. caseymoz Jan 2012 #201
"...Run Liberal, Run!" Serve The Servants Jan 2012 #238
My first reaction was suspicion because liberal was spelled correctly. Bonhomme Richard Jan 2012 #65
WTF? JNelson6563 Jan 2012 #70
Now if the cat had been carrying; greiner3 Jan 2012 #71
I'm feeling very sad after reading this.......... Smilo Jan 2012 #73
yes, they are this crazy mrs_p Jan 2012 #74
What a coward whopis01 Jan 2012 #75
The hate radio talking heads are even more cowardly and despicable! LongTomH Jan 2012 #231
Here in Erie unionworks Jan 2012 #76
track down whoever did it rdking647 Jan 2012 #78
I have 2 cats of my own, his house would receive a Molotov Cocktail like I said in ArnoldLayne Jan 2012 #81
if someone where to hurt one of my pets i would hurt them... rdking647 Jan 2012 #104
hope the animal killer is found & put in the slammer for animal abuse wordpix Jan 2012 #82
There is a serious sickness in America The empressof all Jan 2012 #83
Agree 1000% LongTomH Jan 2012 #232
Unbelievable the Weird Liberal Jan 2012 #84
Sick, cruel fucks. Solly Mack Jan 2012 #86
If the culprits are found, will they get as harsh a treatment as Michael Vic? nanabugg Jan 2012 #87
Republicans are a cancer on the planet Downtown Hound Jan 2012 #88
Absolutely correct! SammyWinstonJack Jan 2012 #161
What serial killer would do such a thing? nt MADem Jan 2012 #89
There is a twisted little man from the rural area near our town marzipanni Jan 2012 #90
There was a scene like this in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"... the movie. krispos42 Jan 2012 #94
Thank you for that heads up. Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #97
It was a really good movie, but it was really graphic. krispos42 Jan 2012 #150
I'll take your word for it. Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #158
Now I know why my son warned me away from the book. yardwork Jan 2012 #179
I almost hate to mention this but MedicalAdmin Jan 2012 #108
Excellent point. krispos42 Jan 2012 #149
Conservatives kill helpless pets. aquart Jan 2012 #95
Hate Crime Dragonbreathp9d Jan 2012 #96
You're not going to like this--- Atticus Jan 2012 #157
Time to change the law Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2012 #188
Post removed Post removed Jan 2012 #193
I knew the majority but didn't know Arkansas didn't have any Dragonbreathp9d Jan 2012 #207
Let 4chan loose on them Autumn Colors Jan 2012 #98
Lulz sauce plz Dragonbreathp9d Jan 2012 #208
ReTHUGS malaise Jan 2012 #99
Seriously I want to throw up...... Sick sick sick people.....poor cat. glinda Jan 2012 #100
Sick fuck. City Lights Jan 2012 #102
This is really low..... samplegirl Jan 2012 #103
i would do more than hurt them rdking647 Jan 2012 #105
SICK! SoapBox Jan 2012 #106
Get this story on MSNBC, CNN sighman sezz Jan 2012 #107
It's now up on MSNBC Faygo Kid Jan 2012 #116
Please give me just 5 minutes w/ these "good old boys" Botany Jan 2012 #118
Get in line. 47of74 Jan 2012 #124
I try to be a pacifist, but I believe in self-defense more deutsey Jan 2012 #213
The man's FOUR CHILDREN got out of the car and all saw this. cyberpj Jan 2012 #119
Actually, just one saw it - too young to understand Faygo Kid Jan 2012 #120
Not according to what I read: cyberpj Jan 2012 #127
It is this type of action and thinking ejbr Jan 2012 #125
Please......................... Anyone who can I call to see this samplegirl Jan 2012 #128
Interesting that this happened in Russellville, Womack's hometown Art_from_Ark Jan 2012 #130
Burn this one into your political consciousness, OK, folks? Atticus Jan 2012 #131
+1 stuntcat Jan 2012 #145
Two words: HATE CRIME. derby378 Jan 2012 #132
It's incredibly disturbing, like those documentaries about the klan...eom Kolesar Jan 2012 #141
Police Department 968-3232 Tom McMillen, Chief. Call him. Kolesar Jan 2012 #139
Thank you samplegirl Jan 2012 #187
sick. barbtries Jan 2012 #143
How very Republican. n/t TygrBright Jan 2012 #144
May some karmatic justice be swiftly served to the depraved fucks who did this Blue Owl Jan 2012 #148
This Is Chilling Beyond DallasNE Jan 2012 #151
In tears catrose Jan 2012 #153
I'm in rescue too Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #160
One of my co-workers recently had both her dogs poisoned lunatica Jan 2012 #154
Disgusting! Firebrand Gary Jan 2012 #155
filthy fucking reptiles. marasinghe Jan 2012 #156
Terrarists at work again. lonestarnot Jan 2012 #164
The Southern Poverty Law Center and law enforcement would know if there are loca KKK/militia groups Kolesar Jan 2012 #165
I have no words. Louisiana1976 Jan 2012 #166
:cry: BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2012 #170
Hillary Clinton's "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" is at the core of eyewall Jan 2012 #171
I'm with you!!! newspeak Jan 2012 #218
I just contributed to Mr. Aden, in memory of this beloved pet. Thanks, kpete. nt DeepModem Mom Jan 2012 #172
Political Terrorism fascisthunter Jan 2012 #173
Republican family values at work. BreweryYardRat Jan 2012 #174
If I caught someone doing this to my pets, I'd skin him alive. backscatter712 Jan 2012 #178
I agree with you. Bigleaf Jan 2012 #182
But both sides do it don't you know? MrSlayer Jan 2012 #183
This is outrageously depraved, sick, and satanic. tropicanarose Jan 2012 #184
If they're looking to prove that there are members of their party beyond redemption, truthisfreedom Jan 2012 #185
You have to be worried - what is next Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2012 #189
Why, we are next, of course peace frog Jan 2012 #211
That's appalling!!!! Beacool Jan 2012 #190
NOT A WORD ON MSNBC!?! unionworks Jan 2012 #194
Oh, great. Just great. Ken Burch Jan 2012 #195
That's horrific and yet typical of the repuke mindset just1voice Jan 2012 #197
Jesus. I'm going to go have a good cry now. Matariki Jan 2012 #198
Think progress has the photo -- warning, it's graphic :(((( chatnoir Jan 2012 #199
Thank you for not posting the link. Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #200
Why didn't you post it? nt AverageJoe90 Jan 2012 #220
Please don't post that image here. Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #233
That poor creature! caseymoz Jan 2012 #203
Can they charge terorism? This is clearly a threat/intimidation, more than animal cruelty. Liberty Belle Jan 2012 #204
4chan is on this REP Jan 2012 #205
Oh no, not 4chan. Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #206
This is just an apppetizer DonCoquixote Jan 2012 #210
While we'll see the validity of this story soon and get more details, chrisa Jan 2012 #215
"I've got a gun and I know how to use it," Burris told Blue Arkansas. sinkingfeeling Jan 2012 #216
This story is not allowed on the FreeRepublic website. Kablooie Jan 2012 #222
I'm not surprised. Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #234
I think I'm going to be sick. myrna minx Jan 2012 #224
Is it me... FedUp_Queer Jan 2012 #225
The Rwanda Genocide and hate speech on the radio. Fokker Trip Jan 2012 #226
YES! Bill Moyers reported that on "Bill Moyers Journal" on PBS a few years ago Kolesar Jan 2012 #235
Anyone brave enough to venture over to Freerepublic MattBaggins Jan 2012 #230
They've banned any posts about it Faygo Kid Jan 2012 #240
Despicable tazzersgoldenangel Jan 2012 #236
Has W graduated from blowing up frogs? Deplorable despite my gallows humor. Vidar Jan 2012 #239
That reminds me...Ted Bundy was a Republican jackfuller86 Jan 2012 #243
Evil Trash Liberalynn Jan 2012 #244
PETA and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) are offering cash rewards Kolesar Jan 2012 #246

Kolesar

(31,182 posts)
142. They could do some investigating. People talk. But they might let it blow over like racist violenc
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:34 PM
Jan 2012

from a half a century ago.

LonePirate

(13,408 posts)
5. WTF is wrong with those people (the perpetrators)?
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:24 PM
Jan 2012

I hope animal cruelty carries a heavy penalty in AR since this act seems like it was committed by someone familiar with the family and home.

get the red out

(13,460 posts)
42. So would I!
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:15 PM
Jan 2012

This is simply evil. I would have no problem at all with the death penalty for pieces of shit like the people that did this.

FrodosPet

(5,169 posts)
209. Would you support the death penalty for people who murder humans?
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:04 AM
Jan 2012

Like the piece of refuse who robbed and killed my friend last month?

arely staircase

(12,482 posts)
134. yeah, its a terroristic threat
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:15 PM
Jan 2012

and given the context of a congressional campaign - the fbi's involvement.

Arkansas Granny

(31,507 posts)
67. Actually, Arkansas passed felony animal cruelty laws that were signed into law in 2009.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:03 PM
Jan 2012

Act 33, the animal cruelty law, makes torturing a dog, cat or horse a felony on first offense in Arkansas, punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The legislation also includes a five-year sentencing enhancement for anyone convicted of torturing an animal in the presence of a child.

http://arkansasnews.com/2009/07/29/animal-cruelty-act-other-new-laws-to-take-effect/

I haven't seen any info indicating that these laws are no longer in force.

PotatoChip

(3,186 posts)
212. Good. I hope they throw the book at whoever did this.
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:46 AM
Jan 2012

Provided s/he is caught. I hope that they can attatch other charges as well... hate crime, terrorizing ect.

It takes a very sick, violent person to do something like this.

Oh, and the poor children! The article implies that they probably saw their cat like that.

 

Bill O-Rights

(40 posts)
135. I think you're mistaken, I will wager there are felony laws against animal cruelty in all states.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:18 PM
Jan 2012

I know it is true in the vast majority of them. I think the penalties should include doing to the perp the exact same thing they did to the animal.

jsmirman

(4,507 posts)
140. Three states apparently don't BUT the worst part
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:32 PM
Jan 2012

is asking the question: how many states that have these laws actually ever insist on felony convictions or jail time for what are regularly excruciating examples of cruelty?

What I'd like to see is what percentage of abuse cases actually end up in felony convictions.




The courts need to take the laws that exist seriously, the laws need to be serious, there need to be enough laws and levels of punishment that at some point someone will plead down to a 3-4 year prison term.

It makes me very, very angry.

 

Bill O-Rights

(40 posts)
146. I absolutely agree, these kinds of crimes are treated with far too little seriousness.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:49 PM
Jan 2012

It's just a goddamn shame.

jsmirman

(4,507 posts)
177. The frustrating thing is just how long do we have to wait
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:58 PM
Jan 2012

until this changes?

Are we twenty years off? Thirty?

I like to think that this country has some readiness to change in this regard, but damn, it's going to be a long haul.

It's shocking to me that there haven't been more (if any) reverse murders by people who knew the legal system wouldn't take them seriously. Like I said, I know one way that number could reach one.

veganlush

(2,049 posts)
176. unfortunately
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:54 PM
Jan 2012

in all states certain animals suffer from institutional torture just because they've been deemed food animals and we have compartmentalized our minds to exclude them the list of creatures worthy of our sympathy.

SemperEadem

(8,053 posts)
241. a child discovered its dear pet dead on the porch
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:38 PM
Jan 2012

with its head bashed in, its eye hanging by a tendon and "liberal" scrawled across its body. The therapy that poor child is going to have to go through to resolve that in their minds is what breaks my heart. Whoever did this, did it with the very purpose of that man's children finding the dead cat--and that is terrorism aimed at a child, which should never be condoned, congratulated or seen as acceptable.

All children should be off-limits when it comes to politics.

 

Bill O-Rights

(40 posts)
245. That is certainly true but is a completely different discussion. I have no problem with eating
Wed Jan 25, 2012, 07:50 PM
Jan 2012

animals if they have not been abused or mistreated...and which ones are acceptable as food are subject to cultural mores. I would not eat a dog* but many people do, and many won't eat a cow, which I do regularly but there really isn't any logical reason to differentiate between our positions, it has to do with religion, queasiness, or just the ever-present "ick factor". Anyone who thinks there is something inherently 'wrong' with eating other animals has to be willing to suspend or ignore a few million years of evolution that make it one hundred percent natural.

ETA, unless I was VERY hungry...like on the verge of starvation. Just to clarify.

jwirr

(39,215 posts)
79. While it was the cat that died I think this should be tried as a hate crime. This was a threat
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:39 PM
Jan 2012

against the family.

backscatter712

(26,355 posts)
196. Agreed. All hate crimes are actually two crimes.
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:53 AM
Jan 2012

One crime is the actual act of violence or destruction.

The second crime is that of intimidation against whatever targeted group the victim is a member of, in this case, people with liberal political views.

Two crimes in one. That's why I agree that hate crimes are deserving of additional penalties.

kenfrequed

(7,865 posts)
101. Blatant violent threats
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:47 PM
Jan 2012

The crazies that are inspired by the ultra right wing are continually taking violent action. And yet how much of our nations resources are wasted pursuing and investigating peace activist organizations?

 

Taverner

(55,476 posts)
237. Simple: They're Republicans
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:26 PM
Jan 2012

The Conservative Mindset is decidedly anti life, misanthropic and cruel. Is it any wonder most serial killers have been Republicans?

hlthe2b

(102,141 posts)
7. Oh, I AM ill and devastated.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:24 PM
Jan 2012

Words escape me. Please let them catch and jail these horrible cretins for a very very long time. May the children find some way to heal. I just feel terrible that there is such cruelty--especially directed at innocent animals.

U of M Dem

(154 posts)
28. Are they though?
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:55 PM
Jan 2012

We live in a violent gun culture that glorifies the death of our enemies. I think this sort of behavior is not as much of an extreme outlier to consider psychopathology. This is almost milder than what historically the bigoted Southern contingency has accomplished e.g. lynching. I am really not surprised this doesn't happen more often considering the Fox Noise propaganda machine continues to spit out reactionary garbage that incites violence, our gun culture and the failure that is the war on drugs. Gabby Giffords and George Tiller have recently fallen victim to our country's violent disposition. I do share the sentiment that this world is filled with terrible people, but I believe this is the norm, not the extreme.

Ruby the Liberal

(26,219 posts)
32. So they aren't psychopaths?
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:58 PM
Jan 2012

Interesting perspective. Couldn't disagree more, but I will give you credit for the attempt to normalize this horrific action.

eridani

(51,907 posts)
115. I think s/he is trying to say that true psychopaths are a minority. However,
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:15 PM
Jan 2012

--anyone is capable of acting like a psychopath under the right circumstances, as the Milgram experiments proved. The RW noise machine has created a psychopathogenic society that encourages this kind of behavior.

Milgram's second set of experiments provide a ray of hope, though. A single person contradicting the voice of authority was able to get the other experimental subjects to quit pushing the pain button. We all need to be that person.

Ruby the Liberal

(26,219 posts)
121. Well, there are those who make a living (or a thesis)
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:43 PM
Jan 2012

studying these cretins.

Personally, dragging them behind a train wouldn't satisfy my need for retribution. I care not what is inside their heads. I want them to never again be in a position to do this to another living creature.

I'm rather unevolved like that when it comes to this.

arely staircase

(12,482 posts)
138. yes, milgram actully quantified the ol'
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:29 PM
Jan 2012

all that is required for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. and often all it takes is that one person to stand up.

 

TheMadMonk

(6,187 posts)
242. Take a look at history. Horrific actions ARE the norm.
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:39 PM
Jan 2012

Unpalatable as the idea may be, so called "common human decency" extended to others beyond family or tribe is historically the abnormal behaviour.

EFerrari

(163,986 posts)
37. It isn't the norm but the extreme. When you kill something with this kind of violence,
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:09 PM
Jan 2012

you yourself become traumatized and normal people avoid inflicting trauma on themselves, for example. On the other hand, I agree with you, I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often, too.

d_r

(6,907 posts)
72. extreme, out of the norm.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:21 PM
Jan 2012

but I understand where you are coming from. It's a symptom.

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tpsbmam

(3,927 posts)
77. Actually, animal cruelty is one sign of psychopathic behavior. Don't discount it.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:35 PM
Jan 2012

Conduct disorder in children is considered a precursor of psychopathy/Antisocial Personality Disorder in adults. Here is one set of diagnostic criteria for conduct disorder (this is only a partial set -- you can read more about it at this link):

A. A repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate societal norms or rules are violated, as manifested by the presence of three (or more) of the following criteria in the past 12 months, with at least one criterion present in the past 6 months:

Aggression to people and animals

(1) often bullies, threatens, or intimidates others
(2) often initiates physical fights
(3) has used a weapon that can cause serious physical harm to others (e.g., abat, brick, broken bottle, knife, gun)
(4) has been physically cruel to people
(5) has been physically cruel to animals
(6) has stolen while confronting a victim (e.g., mugging, purse snatching, extortion, armed robbery)
(7) has forced someone into sexual activity

Here's a study that goes into some detail about Animal Cruelty & Psychiatric Disorders. (It's in PDF format.)

Bosso 63

(992 posts)
110. Psychopath and very far from normal.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:07 PM
Jan 2012

I would predict that he has done something like this before (and it will be a "he&quot , and he will do it again if not caught, possibly to a human next time.

 

go west young man

(4,856 posts)
111. It may seem normal considering the culture these days
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:13 PM
Jan 2012

but it is indeed psychotic. I've felt for a long time that Faux causes psychological brain damage and the US is suffering
serious mental issues due to the misinfo and propaganda they put out but that behavior isn't normal. It just seems so. It is
on the same level as the Nazi's when Bill O'Reilly told people with innuendo that they should kill George Tiller. It is psychotic.
And I think he got a thrill out of it.

yardwork

(61,539 posts)
181. Hate radio is even worse. It's unbelievable what is out on the airwaves.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:26 PM
Jan 2012

Hate radio makes Bill O'Reilly sound like Alan Colmes.

I have a relative who has gone completely around the bend after years of listening to this crap on the radio. He's always been conservative, but now he's gone into militia separatist territory. He's started hoarding guns in anticipation of a coming race war. Even his right-wing relatives can't talk to him. He's no longer sane.

arely staircase

(12,482 posts)
137. yes, yes they are
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:25 PM
Jan 2012

and you contradict yourself when you say it isn't an outlier, then express your surprise it doesn't happen more often. an outlier IS something that doesn't happen often.

i agree we live in an overly violent society, but you can't credibly argue this type of behavior is a norm.

BiggJawn

(23,051 posts)
175. I'm sorry, where did it state that the cat had been shot?
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:47 PM
Jan 2012

We live in a no-quarter "Kill th' Li-Bur-Als!" culture. Guns don't figure into it.

And Newt out there sounding his foghorn to his racist, Authoritarian base isn't helping things.

BlueToTheBone

(3,747 posts)
228. There is a local radio station that preaches hate hate hate
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:14 PM
Jan 2012

all the time. It's called KURM radio, located in Rogers, Arkansas. Ken Aden's opponent, Steve Womack's father owns the station and spends a few hours each day spewing hate. He's called everyone on the Aden staff out and used names, etc. Very ugly business. I hope the FBI gets involved and checks out Mr. Kermit (Hate Speech) Womack and his KRUMmy radio station.

backscatter712

(26,355 posts)
180. Cruelty to animals is one of the early warning signs.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:14 PM
Jan 2012

They move to people later.

Though not all psychopaths are directly violent. Many of them become politicians and CEOs and from there, commit their violence with fountain pens.

 

Sera_Bellum

(140 posts)
12. Sad and Pissed Off.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:30 PM
Jan 2012

Poor little kittyfur having to endure the psychotic tantrum of Republicans.

Absolutely vile and unforgivable!

The Wizard

(12,536 posts)
14. Future serial killers
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:32 PM
Jan 2012

probably teahadists and Limbaugh listeners/Pox News adherents.
Huckabee's son tortured and killed a stray dog, and the Governor interceded on his behalf.
I wish they would secede already. Uncivilized scumbags and I'd bet bigots. Since the victim is a Democrat nothing will be done.

peace frog

(5,609 posts)
25. Absolutely correct, future murderers of people often start with animals
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:52 PM
Jan 2012

Last edited Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:42 PM - Edit history (1)

Violent acts toward animals have long been recognized as indicators of a dangerous psychopathy that does not confine itself to animal abuse. "Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives," wrote humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer. And according to Robert K. Ressler, who developed profiles of serial killers for the FBI, "Murderers … very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids."

Animal abuse is not just the result of a minor personality flaw in the abuser—it is a symptom of a deep mental disturbance. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty toward animals rarely stop there; many of them move on to their fellow humans.

The FBI has found that a history of cruelty to animals is one of the traits that regularly appear in its computer records of serial rapists and murderers. The standard diagnostic and treatment manual for psychiatric and emotional disorders lists cruelty to animals as a diagnostic criterion for conduct disorders.

A study conducted by Northeastern University and the Massachusetts SPCA found that people who abuse animals are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against humans. The majority of inmates who are scheduled to be executed for murder at California's San Quentin penitentiary "practiced" their crimes on animals, according to the warden.

http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animals/human-animal-abuse.aspx

TrogL

(32,818 posts)
50. Fire will be next, then attempted homicide
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:28 PM
Jan 2012

They need to watch for firebombs through the front window or a garage/garbage bin fire.

We've got somebody in our neighbourhood doing that right now.

kpete

(71,965 posts)
15. more:
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:33 PM
Jan 2012
There’s no doubting this was political. There’s no doubting it’s another hideous example of right wing terrorism. Personally I would hope that leaders on the right-Steve Womack, the Arkansas Republican Party, etc.-would step up and condemn this as strongly as possible. I would also hope that Steve Womack’s father, owner of a local radio station, would stop giving out the names, phone numbers, and addresses of members of the Aden team or anyone else for that matter on his radio program when ranting about Aden. The elder Womack has done that several times and Aden’s former press secretary got a death threat in the mail soon after her name was mentioned on the program. Clearly there is someone out there that doesn’t need anymore of that kind of information, much less inspiration to act on their hatred. I also hope that the Aden campaign will do whatever they can to up the security at some of their events, for the time being at least. Aden has said he’s going to put out a press release on the matter soon, and we’ll be following this and any developments related to it closely.
http://bluearkansasblog.com/?p=8417

yardwork

(61,539 posts)
60. OMG, the Republican Womack has been giving out their addresses on hate radio!
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:55 PM
Jan 2012

"Steve Womack's father, owner of a local radio station, would stop giving out the names, phone numbers, and addresses of members of the Aden team...."

Womack owns this.

Response to yardwork (Reply #60)

Faygo Kid

(21,478 posts)
113. His father has broadcast addresses - CAN'T BE STRESSED ENOUGH
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:15 PM
Jan 2012

Rep. Womack's hate-filled father may be DIRECTLY responsible for this.

Kolesar

(31,182 posts)
152. Radio stations are regulated by the FCC
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:09 PM
Jan 2012

OF course, the murderous 'puke party with scream about their First Amendment rights if KERN/KURM was investigated.

 

47of74

(18,470 posts)
159. Some time ago some fuckwad radio station was saying some nasty stuff
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:37 PM
Jan 2012

Enough that I complained to the FCC but the FCC came back and said that no wrong had been committed. So I have little faith in the FCC to do a goddamn thing about this.

Kolesar

(31,182 posts)
167. Broadcasters sent hit men to kill obstetricians; I don't recall any federal action
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:58 PM
Jan 2012

That was during Beast/Cheney. It may not matter.

Response to kpete (Reply #15)

AllyCat

(16,152 posts)
16. Okay, that is just horrible. What on earth is wrong with people?
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:33 PM
Jan 2012

Seriously, has any liberal ever done this kind of thing to a conservative? Or to another living thing?

get the red out

(13,460 posts)
45. Liberals are way too nice
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:18 PM
Jan 2012

We aren't even supposed to want real justice for the people who do these kinds of things.

Lone_Star_Dem

(28,158 posts)
18. Horrible story. Sick and tragic. However, this is a press release and not a mainstream news outlet.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:35 PM
Jan 2012

Press releases are not considered news since they're only from one perspective and it's the one releasing the information to the media.

If you could please add this more mainstream link to your post to comply with LBN rules?

Thanks in advance!

The campaign manager for an Arkansas House Democratic candidate found his cat slaughtered with the word "liberal" painted on its corpse.

Ken Aden's congressional campaign said Monday that Jacob Burris arrived home Sunday evening with his family to discover the gruesome scene and that local police are investigating.

"To kill a child's pet is just unconscionable. As a former combat soldier, I've seen the best of humanity and the worst of humanity. Whoever did this is definitely part of the worst of humanity," Aden said in a release, pointing the finger at a "rogue individual or group" not associated with his opponent.


http://www.politico.com/blogs/david-catanese/2012/01/ark-campaign-managers-cat-slaughtered-111901.html

kpete

(71,965 posts)
30. boy i sure hated
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:57 PM
Jan 2012

adding a Politico link to this story
but if adding the mainstream link give it more visibility...
then ok

peace, kpete

Lone_Star_Dem

(28,158 posts)
49. You and me both
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:26 PM
Jan 2012

I just didn't want to see it get locked. However, there are other choices now.

Try this one from The Republic

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/37a20bd145484a8ea9730533b405b9ae/AR--Cat-Killed-Arkansas/


You can leave the press release included in a snip below that if you like to give further information.

Thank you for editing, too. I really appreciate it.

 

jtuck004

(15,882 posts)
19. A high percentage of serial killers have animal abuse in their past
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:38 PM
Jan 2012

The correlation between violent offenders and animal abuse is high as well.

The FBI should, I think, and perhaps will give a little extra attention to this, since it wouldn't be a bad bet to think a serious human injury or death is in this perpetrators future, and not necessarily this target.

It may go well beyond the outrage at what was done to the cat. Anyone in this person's orbit is at risk.

I wouldn't be surprised if it is one of their near neighbors.

BeHereNow

(17,162 posts)
31. It had to be a neighbor- someone who knew who the cat belonged to.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:58 PM
Jan 2012

Everyone in my neighborhood knows where my cats live.
They are only out a few hours a day, but they never go more than
a few houses away, and everyone knows them.

Who ever did this is a neighbor- count on it.

BHN

 

EV_Ares

(6,587 posts)
123. Thats what I was thinking. It had to be someone who knew the guy & also knew he had a cat. It was
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:50 PM
Jan 2012

not just a random act of some people who happened by and committed the act. I think the sicko lives close by as well.

BeHereNow

(17,162 posts)
192. Yes, someone who was familiar with the property and the cat-
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:48 AM
Jan 2012

That would be a neighbor who lived nearby, was familiar
with the residents and the association of the cat to them.

Not random, not random at all.
Someone form outside who intended harm could not know for certain
that the cat belonged to them- it was extremely deliberate and the only way
it could be so was if the perp KNEW the cat lived there.

BHN

Lifelong Protester

(8,421 posts)
22. That is so sick
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:42 PM
Jan 2012

I'm sorry, but these nut cases are getting worse and worse, in my opinion.
A family's pet? How sick do you have to be to do something like that? And they ought to find out who did it for several reasons. One is justice, of course. But also, people who wantonly kill or torture animals are in some pretty deep psychological doo-doo.

Brigid

(17,621 posts)
219. Napoleon too.
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:32 PM
Jan 2012

I once read where he was in his office and his aide-de-camp, a young lieutenant, was outside the door. Hearing a ruckus inside the office, the lieutenant opened the door to see Napoleon slashing at the curtains with his sword. Thinking that someone had somehow gotten into the office and was attacking the emperor, the lieutenant drew his sword and rushed to join the fray. He pulled back the curtain and found -- a kitten.

That poor kitty in the news story! I couldn't click on the links because I was afraid there would be a pic of the horrible sight the family found when they got home that night.

pacalo

(24,721 posts)
29. OMG, how awful. That's the town where my family & I stayed after Katrina.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:55 PM
Jan 2012

People there were very rightwing & were like sponges when it came to soaking up Fixed News propaganda. The distorted information given to us about our own city by the townspeople we met was breathtaking. We overheard employees at a big-box store saying God was punishing New Orleans.

And now this. That poor innocent cat.

tblue

(16,350 posts)
41. Yep. The false equivalency is DOA.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:15 PM
Jan 2012

It does not exist. They are such cowardly whiny-ass babies you'd never hear the end of it.

micraphone

(334 posts)
168. That was also my thought straight away..
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:03 PM
Jan 2012

How many Repug cats have been killed lately? The spin guys will have to work hard on this one to get their false equivalency....

jsmirman

(4,507 posts)
38. Can we PLEASE get some damn laws that treat this stuff appropriately?
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:10 PM
Jan 2012

This is not a "conversion of property" or whatever ridiculousness the law wants to treat this as. Your animal is not "property," damn it.

Why the hell shouldn't whatever depraved asshole who did this not serve seven mandatory, or the like?

And I will say this, and I don't care about the fact that I try to scrupulously observe the law otherwise - if anyone did that to my cat, shit is off. I will hunt you down and kill you and it will be worse than anything you can imagine. And I don't care what happens to me after that. I'm going person-hunting if anyone messes with my animal. I said it, and I am not taking that back.

Ruby the Liberal

(26,219 posts)
43. There are plenty who agree with you.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:16 PM
Jan 2012

Someone lays an aggressive finger on my cat (or any animal within my field of vision) and I am likely to go postal.

I am still pissed at Michael Moore for not putting a warning about the damn bunny scene in Roger and Me, and that was 20 years ago.

Wait Wut

(8,492 posts)
48. I think a good attorney...
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:23 PM
Jan 2012

...would find a way to turn this case into something more "serious" because of the word "Liberal" painted on the cat. This isn't just "destruction of property", it's a threat, possibly a terrorist threat.

jsmirman

(4,507 posts)
62. The Courts and the Law are so hostile to animal suffering
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:00 PM
Jan 2012

I'm not sure if you are aware of how "true threat" doctrine works now - and how hard it is to get someone on these grounds.

The laws - in almost all places - are not set up to view this as more than the destruction of someone's treasured armoire. In fact, that would probably receive a higher value in court.

A law has clearly been broken, so there's that, but first, we have to see how seriously the police look into finding the perpetrator.

Even if they find the perpetrator(s), they've got a law being broken, they have some form of trespass, the intent to intimidate can be worked into the torts that exist as a means to argue for higher damages, but taken in all in all, my belief that anything close to resembling "justice" will be done here is *very* low.

The legal system and the courts are way out of step with how we feel about our animals. Even sympathetic judges find themselves handcuffed by weak or nonexistent law.

And when you get an imbalance like this, to not go crazy, you have to tell yourself that this is one place where you are not waiting. I'm sorry, but I'm not. Keep in mind that when I say "worse than they can imagine," I am *very* creative.

wordpix

(18,652 posts)
85. true, heaven forbid SCOTUS should outlaw crush videos
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:01 PM
Jan 2012

For those who don't know, this is where women in high heels stomp helpless little kittens and puppies to death.

Apparently, sick men get sexually aroused by this.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/20/supreme-court-overturns-a_n_544307.html

And the Supremes decided to overturn a federal ban on these videos.

"The videos virtually disappeared once the measure became law, the government argued. The Bush administration used the law for the first time when it indicted Stevens in 2004.

All 50 states have laws against animal cruelty, but the federal statute targeted the videos because it has been difficult to prosecute people who take part in violence against animals with a camera rolling, but not showing their faces."

jsmirman

(4,507 posts)
92. In truth, that was not a well-written law
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:12 PM
Jan 2012

it was far too likely to draw in protected speech that the Court would never have agreed to interfere with.

A better bill needs to be written, and I think they started working on that days after the ruling.

Withywindle

(9,988 posts)
66. Agreed.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:03 PM
Jan 2012

This kind of shit is NEVER justifiable, and it should NEVER be minimized. People who say "it's just an animal" make me almost as angry as people who do this shit in the first place. It contributes to a culture where animal cruelty isn't taken seriously, and pet owners' grief isn't respected.

jsmirman

(4,507 posts)
93. That's why, I'm sorry but
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:15 PM
Jan 2012

I'm not waiting for anyone to "respect my grief."

Right now, what I try to do is talk as much as possible about how wrong it is that we don't take animal cruelty more seriously.

But for my part, do this to me, and see how much I care about my own life. A clue: not enough to stop me from doing anything and everything I will be hellbent on doing.

 

47of74

(18,470 posts)
40. I just wrote my Congressman (Braley)
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:13 PM
Jan 2012

And told him,

A. Read this: http://aden4arkansas.com/?p=964
B. It's not just a crime. It's an act of domestic terrorism.

DFW

(54,302 posts)
54. Does anyone remember the film "Cabaret?"
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:40 PM
Jan 2012

A very similar thing happened in that film. The perps were Nazis.
There is, of course a difference here. The Arkansas perps didn't speak German without an accent.

Mz Pip

(27,433 posts)
117. That scene was the first thing that crossed my mind.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:16 PM
Jan 2012

What was the motivation for the radio station's giving out the address of Aden. What did it hope to accomplish? THey certainly weren't encouraging the sending of Valentine's cards. Seems these folks would know their audience well enough to see that no good could come of it.

Moostache

(9,895 posts)
191. 100% agreeance!
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:48 AM
Jan 2012

THIS^^^^

This act of cruelty and hideous disregard for the pain of that man's children is thoroughly disgusting. Those kids - and I don't care if they are all college aged or small children - did NOTHING to deserve this kind of treatment in the "greatest country on Earth" (tm).

A family pet is part of the family PERIOD...younger children may be more terrorized by this behavior, but even adult children who have left the house would be impacted. I cannot even express the rage I would feel if my children and my wife and I returned home to find our dog or cat slaughtered and defaced on our front porch.

I can tell you this much though, I would have some serious looking investigators hired and making ALL inquiries in the neighborhood if you catch my drift...Don Corleone would not need to ask me for a favor, it would be on full offer for the identity and prosecution of the perpetrator.

haydukelives

(1,229 posts)
57. I just donated
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:48 PM
Jan 2012

To his campaign $50, and I'm not a cat lover.
I try not to hate all repugs, but it's not easy.

 

47of74

(18,470 posts)
61. I just donated to PPFA
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:55 PM
Jan 2012

I wanted to do something to say fuck you to all the right wing terrorists out there.

dmr

(28,344 posts)
59. You just never know what kind of people are walking around your home.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:53 PM
Jan 2012

Or how cruel they can be with no conscience.

If someone would do that to a family pet, then they are just a short ways away from doing it to a human being.

Cruelty to an animal.

Cruelty to children who see the aftermath.

Act of terrorism against those whom one disagrees with politically.

 

47of74

(18,470 posts)
63. If I was running for office I'd be at the sheriff's office the morning after announcing
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:00 PM
Jan 2012

I'd be applying for a concealed weapons permit.

I'd have all my staff all do the same.

And I'd hire the best security I could find to watch the homes of me and my staff, with orders to respond with all speed and firepower at their command to any suspicious activity around said homes.

young_at_heart

(3,766 posts)
64. Who was the first to demonize the word "liberal"?
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:02 PM
Jan 2012

I do believe many Republicans are happy to continue in that vein. As a long time "cat person" I find this story beyond sickening!!

Shankapotomus

(4,840 posts)
129. I think it was none other than
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:01 PM
Jan 2012

Newt Gingrich. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4443.htm

From the link:

"Often we search hard for words to define our opponents. Sometimes we are hesitant to use contrast. Remember that creating a difference helps you. These are powerful words that can create a clear and easily understood contrast. Apply these to the opponent, their record, proposals and their party.
abuse of power
anti- (issue): flag, family, child, jobs
betray
bizarre
bosses
bureaucracy
cheat
coercion
"compassion" is not enough
collapse(ing)
consequences
corrupt
corruption
criminal rights
crisis
cynicism
decay
deeper
destroy
destructive
devour
disgrace
endanger
excuses
failure (fail)
greed
hypocrisy
ideological
impose
incompetent
insecure
insensitive
intolerant
liberal
lie
limit(s)
machine
mandate(s)
obsolete
pathetic
patronage
permissive attitude
pessimistic
punish (poor ...)
radical
red tape
self-serving
selfish
sensationalists
shallow
shame
sick
spend(ing)
stagnation
status quo
steal
taxes
they/them
threaten
traitors
unionized
urgent (cy)
waste
welfare"

caseymoz

(5,763 posts)
201. George Bush Sr.
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:28 AM
Jan 2012

As I remember it started with his saying that Dukakis was the "L" word, (as though it were something too dirty to say) and a card carrying member of the ACLU.

Honestly, that's where I remember it starting. And thus, he imported Cold War propaganda into domestic presidential politics. He implied that liberals were enemies of the state, equivalent to communists.

Serve The Servants

(328 posts)
238. "...Run Liberal, Run!"
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:03 PM
Jan 2012

... Or something like that.

That was the theme of an old SNL skit featuring Matthew Modine in 1988, and it was the first time I can remember the word "liberal" being demonized (satirically, of course). I'm sure it goes back well before that.

Bonhomme Richard

(8,998 posts)
65. My first reaction was suspicion because liberal was spelled correctly.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:02 PM
Jan 2012

Seriously, that is really nasty.
If that happened to either of my dogs that would be the last mistake that person would make.

Smilo

(1,944 posts)
73. I'm feeling very sad after reading this..........
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:27 PM
Jan 2012

whoever did this is a sick, twisted, disgusting peace of crap.

Karma come quickly to these deadbeat "humans"

whopis01

(3,491 posts)
75. What a coward
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:30 PM
Jan 2012

How can anyone be so cowardly that they would attack someone's pet?

What a worthless person. This is someone who is (1) unable to come up with any coherent argument to discuss a point of view with anyone else and (2) so terrified of confrontation that they can't approach anyone face to face to discuss differences of opinion.

LongTomH

(8,636 posts)
231. The hate radio talking heads are even more cowardly and despicable!
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:21 PM
Jan 2012

They know what they're stirring up; but, they don't have the guts to do it themselves, not even the guts to strike anonymously by night like these scum!

 

unionworks

(3,574 posts)
76. Here in Erie
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:30 PM
Jan 2012

...we had death threats made against Kathy Dahlkemper for supporting Health Care, mainly from the abortion whackos which proliferate around here and are given "blessed absolution" from their handlers. Not one was ever brought to justice by law enfocement. It seems like these scum are allowed to get away with it, which really pisseds me off.

 

rdking647

(5,113 posts)
78. track down whoever did it
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:37 PM
Jan 2012

tie them to the back of a truck and take them for a drag along a gravel road....

ArnoldLayne

(2,066 posts)
81. I have 2 cats of my own, his house would receive a Molotov Cocktail like I said in
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:54 PM
Jan 2012

General Discussion in more explicit terms, his house would be firebombed after about a year if I knew for sure who did it, simply put!

wordpix

(18,652 posts)
82. hope the animal killer is found & put in the slammer for animal abuse
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:54 PM
Jan 2012

Fact about serial killers/torturer type criminals:

First they torture and kill animals

Then they torture and kill human beings, mostly women.

The empressof all

(29,098 posts)
83. There is a serious sickness in America
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:56 PM
Jan 2012

When politics becomes blood sport we have a bigger problem than conservative vs liberal, republican vs democrat. It now is as simple as correct vs wrong. The republican party has been on the wrong side for the people of this country for the past 30 years. This behavior is indicative of what sickness they have spread to the American people. They should be shamed!

 

nanabugg

(2,198 posts)
87. If the culprits are found, will they get as harsh a treatment as Michael Vic?
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:03 PM
Jan 2012

This is a hate crime against animals and humans.

marzipanni

(6,011 posts)
90. There is a twisted little man from the rural area near our town
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:09 PM
Jan 2012

Last edited Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:03 PM - Edit history (1)

A couple of times, when he parked at the grocery store, I saw the "License to Hunt Democrats" imitation hunting tag stuck on the back window of his pickup truck.
Pathetic, but especially in light of things like this OP, bizarre and verging on scary.

krispos42

(49,445 posts)
94. There was a scene like this in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"... the movie.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:15 PM
Jan 2012

It was pretty gruesome. Poor kitty....



Somewhere out there is a sicko that needs to be caught and jailed before he does that to a person.

Ruby the Liberal

(26,219 posts)
97. Thank you for that heads up.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:24 PM
Jan 2012

I had it in my queue for DVD rental, but have absolutely NO interest in seeing this kind of gratuitous shit. I greatly appreciate the warning (and still haven't forgiven Michael Moore for Roger & Me)

Into the trashcan with it.

krispos42

(49,445 posts)
150. It was a really good movie, but it was really graphic.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:07 PM
Jan 2012

Sex scenes, rape scene, and the mutilated (very, very mutilated) cat.

Ruby the Liberal

(26,219 posts)
158. I'll take your word for it.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:33 PM
Jan 2012

I just don't need that image in my brain.

I wish there was some kind of review service like a 'net nanny' or something that would publish a list movies that contain animal torture/mutilation scenes so that I know to avoid them all together rather than stumbling across such a scene and end up puking in my lap through tears.

The whole topic makes me want to change my stance on personal gun ownership (mine).

yardwork

(61,539 posts)
179. Now I know why my son warned me away from the book.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:13 PM
Jan 2012

All he would say was that it was mean. When an 18 year old tells meu that something is mean and to stay away from it, I've learned to listen.

MedicalAdmin

(4,143 posts)
108. I almost hate to mention this but
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:59 PM
Jan 2012

What makes you think that this sicko hasn't already "worked" with people?

They did this to a family pet, on the pets property, in a neighborhood they may not have been familiar (although it could very well be a neighbor), but the location indicates a comfort level which indicates a familiarity of action.

My guess is that they have done this before enough that they are comfortable with it. Very comfortable. Which makes me wonder if they haven't already proceeded to hurt people.

krispos42

(49,445 posts)
149. Excellent point.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:05 PM
Jan 2012

Sad but excellent point.

My hope is that his intended victim blows his head off, or the cops find him before he kills again.


This sounds like a "Law & Order" script...

Atticus

(15,124 posts)
157. You're not going to like this---
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:30 PM
Jan 2012

Arkansas is one of only 5 states that have no statutes prohibiting hate crimes. Further, the Federal statute does not appear to cover bias regarding political philosophy. Gender preference, race, etc. are protected, but NOT "liberals".

Response to Atticus (Reply #157)

Dragonbreathp9d

(2,542 posts)
207. I knew the majority but didn't know Arkansas didn't have any
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:48 AM
Jan 2012

I knew one couldn't be charged with a hate crime based on political affiliation but this still is obviously a hate crime

 

Autumn Colors

(2,379 posts)
98. Let 4chan loose on them
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:27 PM
Jan 2012

They HATE people who mistreat animals, esp. cats.

Reading this article made me feel physically ill.

samplegirl

(11,465 posts)
103. This is really low.....
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:50 PM
Jan 2012

and all I can say is somebody would get hurt if this one done to my cat! I hope they catch this cowardly bastard!

sighman sezz

(1 post)
107. Get this story on MSNBC, CNN
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:59 PM
Jan 2012

I emailed Ed Shultz, at least I think I did with this story link attached to it.


Media needs to expose these rat faced teapigs.

They are the face of evil.........I'm disappointed in Obama, but we need to get over it and reelect him to make sure these filthy roaches dont take this country over.

SICK!

Botany

(70,449 posts)
118. Please give me just 5 minutes w/ these "good old boys"
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:28 PM
Jan 2012

How many billions of dollars have been spent to make the word liberal a
pejorative term for so many people? These people get marinated in the lies
of Fox, Rush, Free Republic, and so on that in their own twisted and sick
minds they think they are "freedom fighters."



Rand Paul Tea Party Supporters @ work in 2010

deutsey

(20,166 posts)
213. I try to be a pacifist, but I believe in self-defense more
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:58 AM
Jan 2012

In a confrontation, I'd try to avoid any physical action with these neanderthals but if push literally came to shove I'd have no problem using the karate techniques I've been practicing for a few years now on them.

 

cyberpj

(10,794 posts)
119. The man's FOUR CHILDREN got out of the car and all saw this.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:30 PM
Jan 2012
snip
The family pet, an adult, mixed-breed Siamese cat, had one side of its head bashed in to the point the cat’s eyeball was barely hanging from its socket. The perpetrators scrawled “liberal” across the cat’s body and left it on the doorstep of Burris’ house.


I can't imagine the effect of this on them for some time to come. Aside from the horror of what they had to witness, will they have to live in fear that they are in danger of violence as well?

I don't remember politics ever being this openly nasty before in my lifetime. Yes, I believe in the Texas Bush +CIA pals taking out both Jack and Bobby Kennedy. There is no amount of words or fake evidence you can throw at me to convince me otherwise.

But now the " let's get'em " lynching mentality of the far right has been given way too much power in the Republican party. And in my mind it started with Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly.

Unfortunately, I think it's now spread way too far to ever reign back in again.

There is no government agency left (unbought) that will make TRUTH a requirement of US NEWS or right-wing radio talk shows.

This country has been stolen by rich assholes who make their living whipping their idiot toadies into a frenzy in order to keep them fighting what they perceive as 'the enemy' forever.

I don't see any remedy except blood in the streets and even that will have the people fighting against the people while the upper crust laugh and go right on counting their money.

Just please, if there is any power of pay-back at all, plese let history get it right for any future there might be.

Faygo Kid

(21,478 posts)
120. Actually, just one saw it - too young to understand
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:40 PM
Jan 2012

Dad hustled the rest into the house. And you're right - the toadies have been whipped into a frenzy by Faux, Limbaugh and the rest.

There will be violence this year. I told my significant other that she should not put an Obama bumper sticker on her car this year. We were already confronted in 2008; this year that might escalate.

Poor kitty. Could have been one of the kids. These dittoheads are capable of anything.

 

cyberpj

(10,794 posts)
127. Not according to what I read:
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:55 PM
Jan 2012
Jacob Burris, who has served as Aden’s campaign manager since late October, arrived home with his family Sunday evening, and his four children discovered the gruesome scene as they exited the family vehicle to enter their home


http://aden4arkansas.com/?p=964

Although I admit I have read about 3 articles and all differ about how the cat was discovered.


Art_from_Ark

(27,247 posts)
130. Interesting that this happened in Russellville, Womack's hometown
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:12 PM
Jan 2012

Womack graduated from Russellville High School and Russellvile-based Arkansas Tech University.

Atticus

(15,124 posts)
131. Burn this one into your political consciousness, OK, folks?
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:13 PM
Jan 2012

Add it to all the blatant racist bullshit and the repeated disrespect of OUR President and call it all up the next time someone clucks that we should "invite the opposition to join us in a bipartisan solution to our nation's problems".

Drop your guard and these "fellow citizens" will gut you and walk away laughing at your naivete.

derby378

(30,252 posts)
132. Two words: HATE CRIME.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:13 PM
Jan 2012

These are the same people who claim that homosexuality is a choice. Let them suffer the consequences of their lifestyle choice by being prosecuted for animal cruelty, animal homicide, and a hate crime.

If that scrawl said JEW instead of LIBERAL - I think you get the idea.

My heart is sick over what happened to that poor kitty. I'm giving my kitty extra hugs and scratches tonight.

Kolesar

(31,182 posts)
139. Police Department 968-3232 Tom McMillen, Chief. Call him.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:32 PM
Jan 2012

Police Department 968-3232 Tom McMillen, Chief
Jeff Humphrey, Asst.Chief 155 W. "H" St

Prosecuting Attorney 968-8600 David Gibbons 100 Main St., Rsvl., A

Russellville City Hall - 203 S. Commerce Dr, Russellville AR 72801 (Ph: 479-968-2098, Fax: 479-968-2358)

Call them, too:
Chamber of Commerce 968-2530 Jeff Pipkin Felecia Turnbow 708 W. Main Street

Incumbent hate-party congressman: http://womack.house.gov/Calendar/ http://womack.house.gov/Contact/

Blue Owl

(50,291 posts)
148. May some karmatic justice be swiftly served to the depraved fucks who did this
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:03 PM
Jan 2012

I am sickened. SICKENED.

Not to mention ENRAGED.

DallasNE

(7,402 posts)
151. This Is Chilling Beyond
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:08 PM
Jan 2012

The extreme cruelity to animals. It sends the chilling message that this time it was your cat, who knows what it will be next time so you had better watch out.

catrose

(5,061 posts)
153. In tears
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:14 PM
Jan 2012

There are 7 rescued cats in my house and two that I actively acquired. I expect to be able to find homes for 5. I get so mad when I pick up cats from a kill shelter and they're now sick and I have to put them back together...so many of us work so hard with abandoned and abused pets...and this guy runs free. I've got several books I want thrown at him...with lethal force.

There have been a lot of keep-your-cat-indoors threads lately. Here's yet another reason.

Going to feed and hug cats now.

Ruby the Liberal

(26,219 posts)
160. I'm in rescue too
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:43 PM
Jan 2012

Right now, my little girl is soundly asleep in my lap, purring her little kitty body like a jackhammer. I want to pick her up and just hug her, but will wait until she wakes up in a few.

I can't get the mental image from this story out of my mind and the level of anger isn't waning. God, I hope they find this vile son of a bitch.

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
154. One of my co-workers recently had both her dogs poisoned
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:24 PM
Jan 2012

A doberman and a female pit bull she had just rescued. It's amazing how much it hurts and enrages you when it's so close to you. She believes it was her room mate who the landlord rented the other room to who is a drunk and has been threatening enough to her that the doberman bit him when he physically pushed her. The doberman died but the pit bull didn't.

She has papers on the pit bull that classify it as a legal medical dog like the dogs for the blind. My co-worker suffers from depression and the dog is part of her treatment. Having the dog actually works better in many ways than it does to take medication. The dog is something she must care for and feed and walk and play with. It's a great way to stave off depression. Dogs simply won't let you not take care of them if you love them.

Firebrand Gary

(5,044 posts)
155. Disgusting!
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:25 PM
Jan 2012

This is what we get from the tone and rhetoric that predominantly comes out of one side of the isle. Make no mistake, the reason our LGBT youth are offing themselves trails back to this same type of rhetoric and hate. Gabby Giffords barely escaped the result of this source of hate. Sadly many around her did not survive this. What drives someone to kill a families pet? Hate? Anger? Resentment? Where in the world do people receive this type of rhetoric?

Unbelievable...

marasinghe

(1,253 posts)
156. filthy fucking reptiles.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:28 PM
Jan 2012

from fragging frogs, through killing kittens to bombing babies - is how they get their kicks.

sick assholes need to be locked up for life.

 

lonestarnot

(77,097 posts)
164. Terrarists at work again.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:48 PM
Jan 2012

Fuckwad fuckers. Edit for nitwit fuckrod motherfuckers. Put some liberals on that house for housewatch and let them take care of im. Edit again for adding RAT BASTARDS!

Kolesar

(31,182 posts)
165. The Southern Poverty Law Center and law enforcement would know if there are loca KKK/militia groups
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:49 PM
Jan 2012

...that may have committed this act of terror.

BlancheSplanchnik

(20,219 posts)
170. :cry:
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:07 PM
Jan 2012

Why do people like that have to exist?


I don't want that world.


can't say anymore, I'll get banned.

eyewall

(674 posts)
171. Hillary Clinton's "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" is at the core of
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:13 PM
Jan 2012

actions like this. We all know that, the media allows a previously unacceptable level of hateful and violent rhetoric, words that would never have been tolerated before. It's been obvious for years that irrational hatred is being pushed onto the public. It's obvious that it's been getting worse and is only going to continue without a national outrage against the process itself. It should not be allowed to hide under the banner of "politics", it's not political dialog, it's training people to hate.

We have a kitty that my son rescued while he was in Afghanistan. In the incredible, long and dangerous journey of getting this cat safely to America, people risked their lives, literally. There were Afghani's and Americans who worked together, some of them at great peril to their own safety, just to save a cat.

There are good and bad people in the world, and there also are demons.

Sickening story. I'm sorry I wrote a reply with rational thoughts, I want to just swear a lot.

newspeak

(4,847 posts)
218. I'm with you!!!
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:56 AM
Jan 2012

There has been a level of hate in the media. The corporate media hires these people for a purpose-to catapult an agenda. It's misinformation, division and hate at it's finest. Hitler would have loved today's propaganda machine (of course, he did enough damage with what he had).

We've had quite a few murders prompted by the swill these hate spewers feed to their sycophants. Then, they pretend innocence. They know their audience well-they incite the fools.

BreweryYardRat

(6,556 posts)
174. Republican family values at work.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:42 PM
Jan 2012

Let's hope the drooling subhuman cat-murderer is hunted down and killed.

backscatter712

(26,355 posts)
178. If I caught someone doing this to my pets, I'd skin him alive.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:09 PM
Jan 2012

Take me to the jury. I don't give a shit.

But if it were my pet, I'd hunt the son-of-a-bitch who did this and I'd make sure they never found the body.

 

Bigleaf

(2,050 posts)
182. I agree with you.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:27 PM
Jan 2012

I swear on my son's life I'd hunt down the fucker(s) and they would never be seen again. I wouldn't think twice. I'd also torture the fucker(s).

 

MrSlayer

(22,143 posts)
183. But both sides do it don't you know?
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:52 PM
Jan 2012

We are dealing with extremely sick disturbed creatures here. These Republicans aren't are not even people, they're monsters.

tropicanarose

(240 posts)
184. This is outrageously depraved, sick, and satanic.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:56 PM
Jan 2012

I hope whomever is responsible for this atrocity will be punished severely!
I feel like I am going to puke. How horrible!

truthisfreedom

(23,140 posts)
185. If they're looking to prove that there are members of their party beyond redemption,
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:01 AM
Jan 2012

I think this time they've done it.

If all of the rethug candidates don't come forward to denounce this, they're in league.

peace frog

(5,609 posts)
211. Why, we are next, of course
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:09 AM
Jan 2012

It's open season on Liberals, and any wingnut with a weapon is invited to the shooting party. "PULL!"

Beacool

(30,247 posts)
190. That's appalling!!!!
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:41 AM
Jan 2012

How could anyone be so cruel to a defenseless animal????????

I hope that they catch the bastard who did this.

Poor cat..........

 

Ken Burch

(50,254 posts)
195. Oh, great. Just great.
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:51 AM
Jan 2012

And Fox will probably be running stories saying the cat was asking for it.

 

just1voice

(1,362 posts)
197. That's horrific and yet typical of the repuke mindset
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:13 AM
Jan 2012

Bush was an animal abuser, Romney tied a dog to his car roof: later on they both are torture camp overlords and supporters. I hope that soon having an (R) next to one's name is diagnosed as the mental illness it really is.

Ruby the Liberal

(26,219 posts)
233. Please don't post that image here.
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:33 PM
Jan 2012

You can find all of the "skeptic proof" you need on the Googles. That damn image is all over the place.

caseymoz

(5,763 posts)
203. That poor creature!
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:38 AM
Jan 2012

Republican propaganda has generated an atrocity. I think this will shake up the news for the next few days.

REP

(21,691 posts)
205. 4chan is on this
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:29 AM
Jan 2012

Theyve got the info on the radio blowhard who advocated this, and they will find the perpetrator. Thread on Reddit with updates.

DonCoquixote

(13,616 posts)
210. This is just an apppetizer
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:05 AM
Jan 2012

Now that Gabby Giffords was shot out of office, I expect violence that makes the old KKK look tame. The jared Loghners and Tim McVeioghs can work in shadows.

chrisa

(4,524 posts)
215. While we'll see the validity of this story soon and get more details,
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:53 AM
Jan 2012

Whoever did this, whether political or not, is a sick person who should never see the light of dsy again.

sinkingfeeling

(51,438 posts)
216. "I've got a gun and I know how to use it," Burris told Blue Arkansas.
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:43 AM
Jan 2012
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57364265/pols-cat-killed-liberal-scrawled-on-body/

This is breaking across the country this morning. This is from CBS news.

"I've got a gun and I know how to use it," Burris told Blue Arkansas. "If I have to protect my kids, I'll do it without hesitation."

The Associate Press confirmed with the Russellville Police Department that the campaign manager had filed a report, but they did not have any suspects at this time.



 

FedUp_Queer

(975 posts)
225. Is it me...
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:54 PM
Jan 2012

or do we NEVER hear stories about liberals doing this and painting "conservative" on someone or some thing? As someone who adopted two cats, one who was on the euthanize list at animal control, I didn't know whether to cry, vomit and scream in rage.

 

Fokker Trip

(249 posts)
226. The Rwanda Genocide and hate speech on the radio.
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:59 PM
Jan 2012

The hatred between Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda has deep roots (colonialism, etc.) but the stage for the 100 day genocide was set largely because of non-stop hate radio referring to the Tutsis as "cockroaches". It was explained to listeners that the need to kill women and children made sense as it was important to stomp out the "cockroaches" that would breed in the future.

The killings were between neighbors and strangers alike and they were almost all carried out but machetes and other hand held implements. Unimaginable to most of the readers hear and to myself, but it happened because they were encouraged to hate the other.

The head of UN forces wanted to shut the radio station down but the US vetoed that move because they defended the hate speech as free speech.

The US is on the same path, this disgusting incident is yet more proof of that. Hate radio is like a non-stop spray of gasoline, all it takes is a spark to set off the violence that is encouraged by the hate.

Very scary stuff.

Kolesar

(31,182 posts)
235. YES! Bill Moyers reported that on "Bill Moyers Journal" on PBS a few years ago
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:51 PM
Jan 2012

I think the segment was called "Rage on the radio".

And look at who is the lead gop: Newt Gingrich--racist scumbag

MattBaggins

(7,897 posts)
230. Anyone brave enough to venture over to Freerepublic
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:28 PM
Jan 2012

and see what those sick troglodytes are saying?

Can imagine they are justifying it or claiming the family did it themselves.

Faygo Kid

(21,478 posts)
240. They've banned any posts about it
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:17 PM
Jan 2012

They know how their posters would cheer. Or blame the Dems for a "campaign stunt." So they just don't acknowledge it. The "party of personal responsibility", my ass.

Good luck trying to find it on Faux News, too. Their Most Read item on their site as I write this?

New reports claim Khloe Kardashian's father is Kris Jenner's hairdresser

I'm not kidding.

236. Despicable
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:07 PM
Jan 2012

It doesn't make any difference what 'affiliation' the person(s) who committed this horrible crime was. This was a despicable act done by a mental case who quite obviously has checked out of reality in general.

Kolesar

(31,182 posts)
246. PETA and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) are offering cash rewards
Sun Jan 29, 2012, 10:46 AM
Jan 2012

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) are offering separate rewards for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the cruel act.

PETA is offering a $5,000 reward, while HSUS has put up $2,500.

http://arkansasmatters.com/fulltext?nxd_id=502072

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