One of the Twelve Apostles: We made the front page, Mick.
Michael Collins: What does it say?
Apostle: "Dublin Detective Riddled With Bullets".
Michael Collins (outraged): "Riddled"? Riddled? Why are you goin' 'round riddlin' people? Ten or twenty bullets when the one will do?
Apostle: To make sure he died.
Michael Collins: Lads, try and remember they don't grow on trees. - What don't they grow on?
Two Apostles (together): Trees.
Michael Collins: Right. Get out. (Apostles turn to leave).
Michael Collins: Lads, you did good today, just go easy on the riddlin'.
A poster of President Obama is seen at the S.R. 50 underpass in Clermont. (TOM BENITEZ, ORLANDO SENTINEL / August 12, 2009)
OK, folks, the story below bothers me on so many levels.
First read the story and then my comments on the other side.
Clermont police interview suspect in Obama 'Joker' posters
Anthony Colarossi Sentinel Staff Writer
August 13, 2009
CLERMONT - Clermont police have interviewed one suspect who is admitting to putting up the dozens of posters pasted around the city depicting President Obama as the Joker character from the Batman film The Dark Knight, city officials confirmed.
Assistant City Manager Darren Gray said city officials have an individual "admitting to putting up 500" of the posters.
Clermont Police Capt. Eric Jensen said the male individual has admitted to putting up some signs, but investigators suspect others were involved and their investigation is continuing.
"We have talked to an individual," Jensen said. "He only admitted to some of it...We're still tracking down leads and talking to folks. We have not arrested anybody."
At this point officials are not sure how much damage was caused by the signs or the dollar amount associated with the clean-up.
Dozens of the posters were pasted around the city earlier this week. A pair of the posters were pasted to a Clermont Post Office collection box. They prompted the postmaster to contact the Postal Inspector's office, which is looking at potential federal crimes for defacing federal property.
City officials, meanwhile, are trying to determine what local crimes might be associated with the posting of the images on public and private properties. They've also been busy ripping down the sticky signs because they're a violation of city ordinance regarding illegal signs.
Jensen said he doesn't have a good count on the number of posters put up because, he said, "People are going out and tearing them down."
In a press release put out late today, Jensen said the suspect "also asked if he could video tape the encounter with the officers." Clermont Police declined that request.
"Currently we are still conducting interviews of victims, witnesses, and other suspects who were placing the Obama Joker Poster throughout our city," Jensen said in the statement. "We believe that the postings are the result of multiple suspects. We are hopeful that we can develop enough information to present charges of vandalism to the State Attorney's Office for review."
He did not have a specific reason why the individual who admitted to putting up the posters spent so much time sticking them to surfaces around the city, but Jensen suspects it may have something to do with a contest linked to the image of the President in white face and smeared lipstick, like the Joker.
OK, folks. Those of you with hearing aids, turn the volume down for a Mick Collins' style tirade.
First of all, why is Infowars wasting good guerrilla resources by turning out adhesive backed posters? They're too easily torn off as well as being a profligate waste of money. Haven't they heard of Pet Milk? Print 'em on 20 pound paper and let the street propaganda guerrillas put 'em up with the sweet, sticky essence of bovine motherhood that they provide out of their own pocket. Just include a little instruction sheet with every ream. Or, legally fuzz it up a bit if you're worried about a "conspiracy to serially deride the President" charge. You know, print up something historical that tells people about the ancient and honorable art of street propaganda without TELLING them what to do, exactly. Ask Pet Milk for some free coupons to put in the packets of signs.
Second, the man got caught, ratted out, whatever. Bad operational security. Where was the lookout? Where was the diversionary girl in the skimpy outfit? The next thing they'll tell us is that he used his own car and didn't plausibly efface his license plate. THINK LIKE GUERRILLAS, PEOPLE! How about a little competent field craft, huh? And why do you need a fat, old ex-communist to tell you this?
Third, what's this about a bloody contest? Who needs incentives to strike a blow for liberty? What's next, hiring the homeless and illegals?
Fourth, "Clermont police have interviewed one suspect who is admitting to putting up the dozens of posters"!!!! Admitting? ADMITTING?!? Folks, you are committing a crime. A misdemeanor to be sure, but a crime nonetheless. Mr. Policeman is not your friend. If you are dumb enough or unlucky enough to get caught at this, you don't ADMIT nothin'. Boys, what don't you admit? "NOTHIN'!" Got that?
Fifth, and this is my favorite part of the story:
"We believe that the postings are the result of multiple suspects."
Ya think? Sherlock Holmes at Disney World.
"Elementary, my dear Watson!"