hal turner

We'll, there's just nothing like that good old Right Wing Civility, now is there?

A radio talk-show entertainer whose earlier statements that he "may" have to assassinate members of Congress if the wrong people were elected Nov. 7 now has set a timetable for those killings.

In a statement on his website, Hal Turner noted that a newspaper has reported that a bill granting amnesty to illegal aliens is expected to be enacted in January, when the Democratic Party takes control of the U.S. Senate and House.

"ANY MEMBER OF CONGRESS WHO INTRODUCES, CO-SPONSORS OR VOTES IN FAVOR OF ANY SUCH AMNESTY WILL BE DECLARED A DOMESTIC ENEMY AND WILL BE CONSIDERED A LEGITIMATE TARGET FOR ASSASSINATION," Turner posted on his website.

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"Members of The United States House of Representatives or United States Senate who try to grant any form of Amnesty to millions of illegal aliens are hereby notified they may as well paint a bulls-eye target on themselves. Our Bullets don't care about their sovereign power," he wrote.

Isn't that special?

Can you imagine the shit-storm that would erupt if a liberal posted an entry like that on their blog?   If, for instance, I called for the murder of Republicans in Congress who sponsored the Defense of Marriage Amendment?

Here, just for shits and giggles, I'll do it:

ANY MEMBER OF CONGRESS WHO INTRODUCES, CO-SPONSORS OR VOTES IN FAVOR OF A BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE WILL BE DECLARED A DOMESTIC ENEMY AND WILL BE CONSIDERED A LEGITIMATE TARGET FOR ASSASSINATION!

Ooooh, actually that felt kinda cool.  Nothing like a home-grown fatwah to give you a sense of importance in the world.  Unfortunately, I don't mean a word of it.  But if I did, we'd be coming for you, Billy Frist.  And you, too, Marilyn Musgrave.  How would you like it if I went on to post directions to your house so that my readers can come and "protest" your decisions in person?  Well, at least Hal Turner didn't go quite that far, in spite of the fact that his baying, bloodthirsty readers asked him to, not because he thought it might result in actual violence, but because it would give those dirty, dirty liberal politicos a chance to arm themselves and hire security:


Turner also declined a suggestion to post a list of addresses and provide maps "so people can protest at their homes" by saying, "Once I publish such a list, they would undoubtedly feel the need and take steps to secure themselves. If we forewarn them by publicly publishing a list, we lose the element of surprise."

One other reader said, "I'm sitting here now with my 30.06 stripped down. Can do this in the dark. Don't want any grains of sand in the mechanism," he wrote.

Or Cheetos crumbs. 

Fucking Right Wingers, always sitting around in the dark and lovingly stroking their guns.  What on earth could they be compensating for?  I simply can't imagine…

Apparently, Turner's been at this for a few weeks.  This is what he posted before the elections:

"We may have to ASSASSINATE some of the people you elect on Nov. 7! This could be your LAST ELECTION CHANCE, to save this Republic…

"Sorry to have to be so blunt, but the country is in mortal danger from our present government and our liberty is already near dead because of this government. If you are too stupid to turn things around with your vote, there are people out here like me who are willing to turn things around with guns, force and violence. We hope our method does not become necessary," he wrote.

Just for a moment, I want you to imagine what would happen if I or Jane or Christy or Pach wrote a statement like that.  Doubtless, the Secret Service would be dropping by to ask us some pointed questions, that is, if we didn't get whisked off to some windowless holding room in a secret CIA prison in Romania.

Some well-meaning soul did forward Little Hal's comments to the FBI, to which he responded thusly:

"You called the FBI about me? BIG DEAL! One can only illegally 'incite' violence when what is said is uttered in a context which lends itself to IMMINENT lawlessness. I will not be arrested because I have thus far committed no crime. Just because you don't understand the subtle delineations of the law does not mean I have broken the law. The FBI has been receiving reports about me from morons like you for six years. I'm still here. Your posting did, however, give me a chuckle!"

Well, he's nothing if not self-assured.

But his posting also continued further into his plans, and his expectations for the consequences.

"The pro-white movement has a habit of making martyrs of folks who take action. They hold rallies for them. They put up web sites about them. Just so we're clear, the only people authorized to do that for me after I become a martyr (alive or dead) are those who stand with me when the fight takes place. Because if you are, TODAY, 'pro-white' and you fail to stand with me in confronting our renegade government, then I say you are a coward and I don't want my name being uttered by cowards," he wrote.

The "pro-white movement"?  Dude.  This man is clearly very, very disturbed.  All of this reads like something you'd find on some high school malcontent's MySpace page after a school shooting.  But you know, he's ultimately a Republican and as such, he gets a free pass from the media, the Rightard Blogosphere, and everyone else who could actually shut him down.  No matter how hateful and extreme they are, the Pajamofascists always get excused because their prejudices ultimately echo the very real racism and vigilantism that lurks in the hearts and minds of uneducated Fox News America.  "He don't mean nothin' by it," they'll say, "You liberals get upset about every li'l damn thing, doncha?"

I'm sure that CNN Headline News will be rushing in at any moment to offer him his own half-hour show between Glenn Beck and Nancy Grace.  Seems to be about their métier these days, doesn't it?