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  •  There's constant talk of violence on National (10+ / 0-)

    Review, and not just among the commenters.  A few days ago, editor Kevin Williamson wrote:

    ... taking up arms against an oppressive government is hardly unprecedented, even in modern American history. When the people of McMinn County, Tenn., petitioned state and federal officials for relief from their corrupt, violent, election-rigging local government, and none was forthcoming, they took up arms against the ruling junta in order to stop its stealing another election.
    Williamson was referring to an incident in Tennessee in 1946 where it appears there was a exchange of gunfire between citizens and sheriff's deputies, with no one getting shot.  Williamson provides no ground for distinguishing the true patriots from the Tim McVeighs, I guess maybe he draws the line at actually killing people, although how one can have armed insurrection without killing escapes me.

    BTW in blogging on National Review, on several occasions I have been threatened (it that's possible to do to anonymous person on a blog) with being shot, etc. as a liberal, progressive, or whatever.  

    You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

    by Cartoon Peril on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 09:22:55 AM PDT

    •  IOKIYAW (6+ / 0-)

      Would there be any support for "armed insurrection" among the Teabaggery if the "citizens" in question were folks of color protesting, oh, I don't know, "corrupt, violent, election rigging local government"?

      Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

      by delphine on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 09:58:41 AM PDT

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    •  NR drank the koolaid after WFB's demise (3+ / 0-)
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      on the cusp, Cartoon Peril, Sychotic1

      A pitcher full.
      Now the exact kinds of unwashed cretins and hate filled crazies he worked to purge from conservative ranks in the mid 20th century (so they wouldnt destroy the Repub party) run the place and fill its readership. And they will destroy the Repub party. (Score 1 for WFB.)

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