First of all I don't condone violence in any way related to this. However.........RandySF (3,501 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
WI recall petition signers threatened with violence.
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"The Facebook page I Will Be Getting Your Info Off the Recall Petition is reminiscent of the testosterone laced adolescent circle jerks behind Operation Burn Notice.
We are shown a burning house, and we are told that they know where we live, and that there will be retaliation at both the home front and the job site.
While we can roll our eyes at the incendiary fantasies of adolescent asshats, the GAB has indeed put us into a new territory. It would be very difficult to go through more than a hundred thousand pages to find your co-worker or neighbor's signature. It is very easy once a database is created. Witness a nasty convergence of conditions: 1) a highly polarized political climate in which the rightwing supporters of Walker have been systematically encouraged to act out aggressions and hostility, 2) the capacity through online communities for crowd sourcing tedious and overwhelming tasks, and 3) endless search-ability of various data-bases that will never disappear!
I've gotten so used to rightwing zombie spew that I am not surprised by any level of ugliness. Just two weekends ago, I was walking to my car, minding my own business after our little counter-rally to the Support Walker event in Wauwatosa, hometown of Walker and a near suburb of Milwaukee. I live a few blocks from the park where it was held."
I do have to laugh. First of all the threats of violence weren't nearly like they claimed. Big surprise, huh? After all they are liberals. They evidently got it taken down from facebook, but there were some screen shots on Kos.
What's funny is that I don't remember seeing ANY outrage from DU when leftist gays and those that support them were getting supporters of prop 8 fired from their jobs and were threatening (physically) those that gave money for it.
One of the posts on Facebook was that now that it was known who signed the petitions they could go about getting them fired.
Sure. Just so it's the same level of responsibility liberal pols had in the violence over Prop 8 in California.gopiscrap (703 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
1. Scott Walker needs to be held
personally responsible for every act of physical or economic violence!
Star Member undeterred (30,995 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
2. There was a news story tonight about women who have been victims
of domestic violence and have moved away from their former spouses- who have signed the recall petition. Now they are afraid of that being published online and their location will no longer be secret. Steps are being taken to keep their addresses offline.
I hope that there aren't too many bad things that come from this.Star Member southernyankeebelle (3,563 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
3. Well can it get any worse? We haven't seen nothing yet. If Obama wins reelection I think the right
wing will go nuts and there will be riots in the street. Hopefully this will be the end of the teabaggers and the republican party can get back to at least talking civilly. We all can hope.In other words, when WE do it, it's OK.mindwalker_i (903 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
4. Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent
Violence may be needed in some situations, such as revolutions by the powerless, but this isn't one of those situations.
tsuki (11,264 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
5. One of the reason's that they believe this type of
behavior is okay is because journalists on the US networks have been replaced with adolescent goons who yell and scream 24/7 advocating violence.
O'Reilly's infamous Tiller the Baby Killer is the first thing that comes to my mind when I read posts like this.Star Member Initech (29,897 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
6. The FEC should investigate the fuckers for election tampering.