Tuesday, January 15, 2013

In case you're wondering why I hate right-wingers...

...here's the perfect example. Salon.

Gene Rosen sheltered six kids during the Sandy Hook massacre. Now he's become a target of conspiracy theorists
...

“I don’t know what to do,” sighed Gene Rosen. “I’m getting hang up calls, I’m getting some calls, I’m getting emails with, not direct threats, but accusations that I’m lying, that I’m a crisis actor, ‘how much am I being paid?’” Someone posted a photo of his house online. There have been phony Google+ and YouTube accounts created in his name, messages on white supremacist message boards ridiculing the “emotional Jewish guy,” and dozens of blog posts and videos “exposing” him as a fraud. One email purporting to be a business inquiry taunted: “How are all those little students doing? You know, the ones that showed up at your house after the ‘shooting’. What is the going rate for getting involved in a gov’t sponsored hoax anyway?”
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What did Rosen do to deserve this? One month ago, he found six little children and a bus driver at the end of the driveway of his home in Newtown, Connecticut. “We can’t go back to school,” one little boy told Rosen. “Our teacher is dead.” He brought them inside and gave them food and juice and toys. He called their parents. He sat with them and listened to their shocked accounts of what had happened just down the street inside Sandy Hook Elementary, close enough that Rosen heard the gunshots.

In the hours and days that followed, Rosen did a lot of media interviews. “I wanted to speak about the bravery of the children, and it kind of helped me work through this,” he told Salon in an interview. “I guess I kind of opened myself up to this.”

The “this” in question is becoming a prime target of the burgeoning Sandy Hook Truther movement, which — like its precursor that denied the veracity of the 9/11 terror attacks — alleges that the entire shooting was a hoax of some kind. There were conspiracy theories surrounding the shooting from day one, but the movement has exploded into public view the past two weeks, and a Google Trends search suggests it’s just now picking up steam. It’s also beginning to earn the backing of presumably credible sources like a professor and a reporter.
Take your blood pressure meds or a stiff drink and go read the link in that paragraph. Grrrrrr....

The gist of it is that Obama staged the murders of 20 kids and six adults so he could go after the guntards' firearms.

I'm not going to "start shooting people" like that asshole in Tennessee said but if I change my mind I know where I'm going to start.

And when I'm done there won't be a right-wing problem.

5 comments:

montag said...

I wonder how many of those dreadful creatures go to church on Sunday and proclaim their devotion to Jeebus?

herlanderwalking said...

Even with a headful of Army "field language" I lack sufficient profanities to descrbe the asswipes carrying on this Sandy Hook denial/conspiracy shit. I had pretty much the same degree of incredulous hatred for the twits claiming that 9-11 was a huge plot as well. Imagining the effect on grieving survivors alone made me feel like knocking heads together in certain dark alleyways.

Gordon said...

I feel like knocking a few heads together in broad fucking daylight.

CAFKIA said...

...like that asshole in Tennessee said...

I will have you know that TN is a state with a republican governor, a republican supermajority in the state legislature, two republican senators, and multiple republican house representatives. You will have to be much more specific in referring to "that asshole in Tennessee". Their number is legion here.

Gordon said...

Sorry, C. Specifically, Yeager. He's the CEO of some company that teaches wannabe vigilantes or something.