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Republican on a Rampage

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TomCat S (129)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 11:57 am
I can’t tell you how many times I have criticized the Republican Party for their love of violence, especially gun violence. Once again, more people are dead because of it, but this time, the crazy perpetrator is a well known Arizona Republican, and a close associate of former state Senate Majority Leader, Russell Pearce.

Michael C (217)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 1:44 pm
I'm sure the Tea Party Republicans, will have some excuse for this travisty...How many more innocent lives will be lost, before someone in that Party realizes Guns aren't the answer to solving any problems...

David C (29)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 1:55 pm
I sorry to say, till they are removed from power!

Ellen m (215)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 2:02 pm
And another one bites the dust..unfortunately he took other with him.
I wonder if Sheriff Joe will be attending the funeral...

Yvonne White (229)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 2:55 pm
The Alternet article I read didn't identify who Ready had killed..but made sure he was recognized as a GOP tool!;) Shooter in Grisly Murder-Suicide IDed as Neo-Nazi Tied to Recalled AZ State Sen. Russell Pearce

David C (131)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 5:20 pm
how sad that this hasn't made the mainstream least I haven't heard about this until now....again if your message is fear, greed, and stupidity you will breed killers like this....

David C (131)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 5:22 pm
embarrassed that the picture seems to have a Mpls, MN address....we do have our Tea-baggers here including the high queen Michelle Bachmann.....but forgive those of us who are educated, not greedy, and not living in fear except of the GOPers getting more power....


Carol H (229)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 5:54 pm
noted, thank you Tom

Samantha Trosky (152)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 6:54 pm
I hope this makes people wake up..sad.

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 7:39 pm
In reading up about the immigration issue that seems atop of the Republican/Teabagger mind, I ran across an article from 2004 about Baby Bush and the illegal immigrants. Here is the link: (also posted on Care2)

Sally Denton’s article is from February 2004 and highlights the reasoning behind Baby Bush’s stand on illegal immigration, particularly from Mexico. While he publically took the altruistic path, was that his real reason for his stand? Or was it, as Denton puts out, a concession to big corporations that could get an underpaid, overworked workforce that meant more profits?

When I saw this, I had just read about JT Ready and the border militias in Brewerstan aka Arizona, it had me wondering if there has been a shift in Republican/Teabagger party thinking on immigration. Now that some states, notably Fitzwalkerstan aka Wisconsin have stripped public employees of their bargaining rights and repealed legislation for equal pay for women, are they shifting their attention to American workers and saying “If you want to work, these are the jobs and conditions.”? How many more states will follow Fitzwalkerstan in the scope of their labour changes? Certainly in the Republican/Teabagger war on women, we have seen state after state, red states to be sure, follow the turnip truck. But what of Brewerstan's fanatical lead against immigrants? Vigilante injustice? Warped sociopaths and psychopaths in search of a cause, however ignoble?

JT Ready is, or rather was, obviously one sick SOB and although I don't wish anyone dead, the world is a safer place without him. It is too bad that he had to kill 4 other people before ostensibly taking his own life. It does seem strange though that he would take his own life. I guess we'll have to wait to see what happens with the investigation.

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 7:47 pm
Seriously, even the 2 year old. There was an tragic story not too long ago with one of these neo nazi's tea party types that taught his son how to use all sorts of weapons, brought this young boy to the border for border patrol, and I can just imagine the conversation that went on daily within the house.

The young boy, I believe he was 10, took his Father's gun one day, and shot his Dad while he was sleeping on the sofa. Violence begets violence.

The city of Tampa, Florida wanted to ban guns for the Republican Convention that will soon be held. In the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin shooting, the Stand Your Ground Law, and the general malaise that is now surrounding the Republican Party and elections in general.

Sounded like a good idea to me, but oh no, our Tea Party Governor, Rick Scott, said, the law in Florida is one can carry their guns where-ever they go, so it can turn into the Wild West show according to Rick Scott. After all he said, how are people going to protect themselves. I thought the Police that would be there might be good for starters. I'll tell you, I don't think I'd even want to be a cop on that assigned duty, everyone all worked up, in the southern heat, carrying heat of all types. Egads.

Mitchell D (87)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 8:01 pm
What an utter shame! Will Ready be the next N.R.A. poster boy!!??

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 8:13 pm
The bloke was obviously deranged.

Robert Hardy (68)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 8:24 pm
To be honest I am not sure this is relevant to the Republican Party. That a Nazi is a Republican is no big surprise. But as much as I don't like the Republican ideology most don't advocate the Nazi ideology. Close maybe, but not really.

Edith B (146)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 9:16 pm
This is a sad, sad story.

Susanne R (235)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 9:37 pm
I can't say I'm surprised that there's been another deadly shooting incident in Arizona. While most states have designated State Flowers, Arizona is one of two states that has a designated State Gun! In April of 2011, the Colt single-action army revolver became the official sidearm of the Grand Canyon State when Governor Jan Brewer signed the measure into law.

Obviously, J.T. Ready was a sick man, and Arizona is not the ideal place for people who are teetering on the edge to call home. Guns are readily available, and ownership is encouraged. Hatred and intolerance are not only tolerated, but encouraged. A new governor might help. Let's face it, anyone would be an improvement.


Patricia N (9)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 11:18 pm
If this man would kill four people including a baby can you imagine what he did to any illegals he met trying to sneak into the U.S. I bet there's a few bodies buried in that Arizona desert.

P A (117)
Friday May 4, 2012, 1:52 am
How awful - and again I want to send green stars to so many but the computer won't let me yet! Sorry! Dandelion G - the Governor in Florida really knows how to p*** off the whole Police Force, doesn't he? Strewth - so much for the Law and Order party!

TomCat S (129)
Friday May 4, 2012, 10:05 am
Thanks to all. Robert I agree that not all Republicans are Nazis. My point was the the Republican party embraces and panders to Nazis and other hate-filled extremists.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 4, 2012, 10:09 am
Why is hate so much easier for humans than tolerance?

TomCat S (129)
Friday May 4, 2012, 11:35 am
Because, if Republicans played on tolerance, they could not induce fear.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 4, 2012, 11:38 am
That appears to be the dichotomy: Republicans operate based upon fear. Democrats appear to operate upon hope.

TomCat S (129)
Friday May 4, 2012, 11:49 am
Very well said!

Past Member (0)
Friday May 4, 2012, 2:10 pm
Democats operate based on the fear of Republicans.
Fear is the common denominator.

M B (62)
Friday May 4, 2012, 2:36 pm
I'm not surprised. Vote the Republicans out of power ! Kick them out.

Aimee A (177)
Friday May 4, 2012, 6:31 pm
I sure do wish that we could somehow rid the world of the plague that is republicans! Thanks for posting!

JL A (281)
Friday May 4, 2012, 7:01 pm

TomCat S (129)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 10:07 am
Thanks to all but one.

Dotti L (85)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 10:12 am
Arizona needs a new governor and a new Sheriff. Ashamed to say I was raised in Maricopa County.

Mary T (178)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 3:42 pm
Not surprise at all with all the hate going on in this country.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 7:07 pm
Damn the Koch Brothers and their followers!!!...ALL OF THEM!!!
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