Keeping it Classy in Arizona

Eric Fuller, one of the Tuscon shooting victims and a former Democratic campaign worker who famously laid the blame for the massacre squarely on Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck, has been arrested… for making death threats. Against politicians:

The theme of the event was “An American Conversation Continued” —  the idea being to continue the conversation that a madman’s brutal rampage had interrupted.  So it was inevitable that the conversation would eventually turn to politics.   It did, toward the end, with Amanpour leading a discussion on a very touchy but obvious topic:  gun control.

That’s where the atmosphere turned tense.   When Tucson Tea Party founder Trent Humphries rose to suggest that any conversation about gun control should be put off until after the funerals for all the victims, witnesses say Fuller became agitated.  Two told KGUN9 News that finally, Fuller took a picture of Humphries, and said, “You’re dead.”

When State Rep. Terri Proud (R-Tucson) rose to explain and clarify current and proposed gun legislation in the state, several people groaned or booed her.  One of those booing, according to several witnesses, was Fuller.   Witnesses sitting near Fuller told KGUN9 News that Fuller was making them feel very uncomfortable.

The event wrapped up a short time later.  Deputies then escorted Fuller from the room.  As he was being led off, Fuller shouted loudly to the room at large.  Several witnesses said that what they thought they heard him shout was, “You’re all whores!”

No word yet on whether Sarah Palin made him do it.*


* In my opinion, no one should be pressing charges against this goofball. It’s obvious that being shot wounded him more than physically, and he’s probably going through a great deal of psychological and emotional trauma right now. Good thing for him that “the rights-based hyper-individualism of our laws governing mental illness” will probably protect him from being involuntarily committed to a mental health facility to ensure the “security of our community and the functioning of our democracy,” as some statist types would have it in the wake of the massacre in Tuscon.

Remember how, after Congress passed the Patriot Act, all the “speak truth to power” types would piously intone the mantra, copped from Benjamin Franklin: They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Yeah. What happened to that kind of thinking, guys? Because it made a lot of sense after the Patriot Act, and it sure as hell makes a lot of sense now.


Also, this is kind of funny. Image!


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