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Pittsburgh, PA: another proud winger, 3 cops dead

I first saw the headline on NYTimes.com: Officers wounded in Pa standoff. As a PA resident, I clicked. Officers shot in Pittsburgh... I live in Pittsburgh, so I went to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette online. It stated the activity was occurring in Stanton Heights, not a low income, hard hit neighborhood. Now the full story is coming out. And it's pretty much what I'd imagined.

Police are called for a domestic dispute at around 7:00 a.m. Shooting starts, but no one can still offer what initiated the domestic dispute, however it appears to be between mother and son. His name was added to the article as it was updated: Poplawski. Bets are he ain't black! Not black, nicer neighborhood, what type of character might Mr. Poplawski be?

"Mr. Poplawski had supported Republican candidate John McCain in the presidential election and had "very spirited debates" about Democratic candidate Barack Obama, Mr. Vire said. Mr. Poplawski was opposed to Mr. Obama's election, which he thought would result in the loss of his rights, Mr. Vire said."

WTF!

"Mr. Poplawski was opposed to "Zionist propaganda" and was fearful that his right to own weapons would be taken away but he wasn't a member of an organized group or militia...friends said Mr. Poplawski had several guns, including an AK-47 assault-type rifle, a .357 Magnum revolver, a .380-caliber handgun and a .45-caliber handgun. They also said they believed he had not been getting along with his mother."

Loss of his rights!? To own an assault rifle, Dirty Harry's pistol, and shooting cops is a way to settle a dispute with mom! Too bad McCain didn't win, then maybe this would have been less likely to happen? Can't wait to hear his support for Palin.

I really have a hard time with these nut jobs that own guns with the excuse that it's such an important right, the only one they seem to want to protect with vigor, as their being taken by the politicians they support. Idiot's. Yes, I can appreciate what the forefather's said, but an arsenal? Oh, and:

"Mr.Poplawski called Edward Perkovic, a longtime friend and former classmate at North Catholic High School, on a cell phone around 8:30 a.m. Mr. Perkovic said Mr. Poplawski told him he'd been shot in the chest and leg, but that the bulletproof vest he'd been wearing had shielded him."

Sure, everyone should consider a bulletproof vest, just in case. Of what? The police have their faults, but they are here to protect us. I have no idea of the ratio, but I believe that most cops want to help, and like all of us, they have families. "Police said Officer Mayhle was married and had two daughters, ages 3 and 6; Officer Kelly was married and had three daughters, ages 11, 16 and 22; and Officer Sciullo was single and engaged to be married."

I can't remember the last time I spoke with one of my left leaning friends to discuss the guns we own (none), how much we are pissed at mom (not), what kind of bulletproof vest were we thinking of buying, or how 'bout that zionist propaganda. The right really needs some soul searching. Today was another reminder.

Originally posted to wardeo on Sat Apr 04, 2009 at 02:15 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Cause and effect (8+ / 0-)

    Strictly speaking, I'd say the GOP didn't create lunatics; but lunatics did quite a bit to create the current super-crazy GOP.

  •  I'll keep saying it. (Phych-EvalB4LicenseRenewal) (5+ / 0-)

    "If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress." Barack Obama: President Of The United States

    by WeBetterWinThisTime on Sat Apr 04, 2009 at 02:39:12 PM PDT

    •  "Zionist propaganda?" (1+ / 0-)
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      WeBetterWinThisTime

      This sounds to me like Paplowski was parroting anti-Semitic or neo-Nazi garbage, not the usual RW talk radio stuff.

      To the extent that the main RW current is anti-Semitic, it's coded as "Christian nation," while they shout their support for Israel from the housetops. We don't know everything yet, but this guy may have sunk even lower than Limbaugh.

      i can't watch [Obama] speak on tv for more than 5 minutes or else what he's saying starts to make sense to me. It's very scary.

      by Kimball Cross on Sat Apr 04, 2009 at 03:13:58 PM PDT

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  •  I think we'll see more of this (3+ / 0-)
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    marykk, Karl Rover, chrome327

    The way the right is using the language of revolution, I think we'll be seeing more of this and possibly something even worse. There's going to be some rightwing nut who thinks he's saving country the way the likes of Michelle Bachmann, Glenn Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, et al told him to. He'll want to become a hero.

    We saw the beginning of this at the McCain/Palin rallies and it's just gotten worse. The difference is that they aren't in a mass like during those rallies.

    Charles Blow had an op/ed in the NY Times todayabout this. He spent time listening to the right and wrote about it today.

  •  There will be no soul searching.... (2+ / 0-)
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    Kimball Cross, docb

    The right is sociopathically incapable of that type of reflection or honesty.

    They will continue to blame it all on Obama for being a "socialist".

    It's time to see some of these motherfuckers facing the business end of a SWAT team.

    If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible...tonight is your answer.

    by Azdak on Sat Apr 04, 2009 at 03:01:17 PM PDT

    •  This is the result of wingnut (1+ / 0-)
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      sparkmaster

      lies being repeated ad nauseum by the MSM and Fox...The fringe they are preaching to believe them and the scare tactic works to play on their fear...Blame --Hanratty and Limpbow..and the congressional 'do nothings'!

  •  My first thought was talk radio did this (2+ / 0-)
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    Kimball Cross, marykk

    Yeah, obviously the guy had a few screws loose, and if there is one thing Obama and the Democrats do it is to want to remove assault weapons from people with loose screws. How dare they?  Except that they don't.  Despite that fact, there certainly has been a run on buying guns here in NH in response to fear that the Obama administration will increase gun restrictions.

    A bit more to the story is that the shooter recently lost his job and was very upset about that. The constant agitation by Rush and his cohorts feeds into the instability of vulnerable people.  The wingnut media knows this but doesn't care.

    Those who incite to violence on the public airways aren't being proscecuted as terrorists but those who simply shot a video of kids in ninja costumes playing at protesting the GOP convention are.  There is something wrong here.

  •  This site has a whole spectrum of views about gun (0+ / 0-)

    ownership. After reading and commenting on a diary earlier I got curious about body armor, and did
    a google search. Is there really a legitimate reason for whole legions of civilians to own body armor?
    Does this seem strange to anyone?

  •  fear and loathing in Obama's America. (0+ / 0-)

    while French people welcome the president with open arms dysfunctional retards are killing policeman and drudge think it is Obama's fault because Foxnews have scared it's worshipers to madness.

    Jah Bless YOU and keep you from harm.

    by JAHthemosthigh on Sat Apr 04, 2009 at 05:09:56 PM PDT

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