Looks like we're getting to that area where Photobucket becomes useless. All of these images are also available on my personal website. Here's the URL to this story.
(Since the image isn't available anymore...)
New years resolution= assassinate Obama
Meet Taylor Ross Huffman. He was the Sophomore of the year for 2010 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, Home of the Fighting "Texans." (The ladies' sports teams are called the TexAnn's. How quaint.) Taylor seems from all appearances like a normal southern frat boy. He likes beer, hot chicks, fishin' and huntin'. And on December 30, 2011, he posted his New Year's Resolution on Twitter for the whole world to see.
Now, as I asked yesterday in my Turning Over the Rocks story on this frat boy, "What kind of knucklehead DOES something like this?" At first glance, even with a closer look, Taylor seems like a relatively inoffensive dimwit. He parties hard. He world at a camouflage clothing store counting inventory. We wouldn't even know who he is, if it were not for our friend who operates the Vile Tweets website (which you should visit from time to time if you ever find yourself thinking, "you know, these wingnuts ain't so bad".
Most of his tweets have to do with dating, palling around with his buds, drinking, dating, drinking, getting drunk, and flirting with hot Texas frat girls with huge hair.
So why, out of nowhere, without a hint of any other political thought in that handsome, empty head, does he tweet something like that?
Has word not reached Texas that threatening the President of the United States is a Federal Crime? (Emphasis added.)
Threatening the President of the United States is a class D felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making "any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States". The United States Secret Service investigates suspected violations of this law and monitors those who have a history of threatening the President.
So, MY New Year's resolution is to keep a weather eye peeled on the Vile Tweets site and hunt down people who make threats (idle or otherwise) to the President and do MORE than just report them to authorities... to shine the spotlight on them. To name them. To point out to their friends and neighbors that this cat bears watching.
This guy was easy! HIS NAME IS RIGHT THERE ON THE TWEET!
Oh, sure... he goes by "Tbone." These southern frat boys, not being a clever lot, I figured he had a first name starting with T. So using Spokeo, Radaris and other programs at my disposal, I found a Taylor Ross Huffman. Logging on to Tbone's Facebook account, I clicked some friends of his. His friends have him on their friend list as "Tbone Huffman" with the word "Tarleton" under his ID. I know that used to be the name of a cigarette brand (giving away my age), and that it also might be a school in Texas... which it is. Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. I confirmed that Tbone was Taylor by finding a listing of his exploits on the touch football field.
Now that I had a name, I had to have pictures that matched the Twitter profile image. So, back to the Internet. I found his LinkedIn profile.
Yeah, that looks like our lad. But I wanted more. So, back to his Facebook page.
This was there.
Same dumb-looking grin, same face. Just the sort of image a clueless dumb kid wants for his facebook profile... booze and hot chicks!
I needed one more. Went to Radaris and did a search under Taylor Huffman. There's a LOT of Taylor Huffmans. There was only one with the name, "TBONE." So, I had enough to put together a composite picture.
Now, if these pictures are not of the same fella, I will eat a shoe.
Still, to be fair, I held on to it. I sent him a tweet and a Facebook message asking if this was, in fact, him. I told him I would hold onto it until he answered or it was clear he wasn't going to answer.
Well, he had several more tweets and Facebook interactions after I sent them, so I guess he just figured me for some old crank (which is not to say I am not...)
So, I wrote my story for Turning Over the Rocks. And I sent a copy to the college president.
Harsh? Perhaps. And I felt kind of bad doing it. But how many times in the recent past have we read stories about "some guy" that "nobody ever expected to do a thing like that" picking up a gun and making history?
Oh, yeah. He likes guns.
But HAIL, boy! That's TEXAS!!!
Later in the day, there was this Tweet.
I Tweeted that he might want to hold on to some of that money. Lawyers aren't cheap. Even for Texas frat boys.
Mon Jan 02, 2012 at 4:28 AM PT: QUICK UPDATE: I've temporarily lost my Facebook access. Nothing to do with this diary, but with the pack of scumbags I have been doing battle with from Wisconsin. Every time they resurface, they find some way to get my facebook access pulled. I have a new account. It is http://www.facebook.com/...
(Yeah, I know)
I will have a new Facebook Page up and running, but the old one is still there.