Miniature altar with human skull replica in backyard tent at Jared Lee Loughner's home.
The more we find out about the demented assassin Jared Loughner's life and apparent thought processes, the less factual basis there obviously is for the manufactured "Brown Scare" (to use the term of historian Robert Churchill) which is currently being whipped up by the media and the collectivist political party that "Blue Dog" Rep. Gabrielle Giffords belongs to, but is despised by.
The New York Daily News reports a "frightening, twisted shrine in Arizona killer Jared Lee Loughner's yard."
A sinister shrine reveals a chilling occult dimension in the mind of the deranged gunman accused of shooting a member of Congress and 19 others. Hidden within a camouflage tent behind Jared Lee Loughner's home sits an alarming altar with a skull sitting atop a pot filled with shriveled oranges. A row of ceremonial candles and a bag of potting soil lay nearby, photos reveal. Experts on Sunday said the elements are featured in the ceremonies of a number of occult groups.
Investigators have focused on Loughner's online anti-government ramblings as the chief motivation for the shooting Saturday of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). The discovery of the shrine raises the possibility that Loughner, 22, may have been driven by other forces. Students and faculty at Pima Community College, which he attended until his suspension last summer, said Loughner was clearly at odds with the world. . .
"It was obvious to everyone that Jared wasn't a normal guy," said neighbor Anthony Woods, 19. Loughner worked as a volunteer at the Pima Animal Care Center, where he walked dogs and cleaned cages. "He loved animals and was a good worker," said another volunteer.
"Driven by other forces" indeed. A former classmate describes Loughner as a "left-wing pothead."
World Net Daily reports that:
In a bizarre turn of events, the YouTube website of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords suggests she subscribed to the YouTube channel of her suspected attempted assassin, Jarred Loughner, at some point before the shooting incident.
Given YouTube rules, for Giffords to subscribe to Loughner's YouTube channel would have required an affirmative action taken by Giffords or by someone with access to her YouTube username and password to establish the subscription link.
Loughner's YouTube subscription channel under the username "Classitup10" was created on Oct. 25, 2010, and his last two videos were posted to the channel on Dec. 15, 2010, approximately three weeks before the shooting.
While it is now known that Loughner worked for Gifford's election campaign in 2007, that Gifford subscribed to Loughner's website since Oct. 25, 2010, suggests the two may have been in contact more recently.
The Washington Post reported:
Loughner appeared to have planned the shooting, according to court documents. In a safe at his parents' home, investigators found an envelope with the words "I planned ahead" and "my assassination" written on it, along with the name "Giffords.'' Loughner's signature is also believed to be on the envelope, the complaint says.
In the same safe, authorities found a 2007 letter to Loughner from Giffords, using congressional stationery to thank him for attending a "Congress on Your Corner" event in Tucson. Saturday's shooting took place at another such event, where Giffords was meeting constituents outside a supermarket.
Yet the headlines do not say "Insane Former Campaign Supporter Shoots Congresswoman." Likewise, they do not say ""Left-Wing Pothead Kills Six." Nor do the cable talking heads blame the Pima Animal Care Center, though there is a more direct connection between that worthy establishment and the assassin than with the Tea Parties or Sarah Palin or me. Indeed, other than the target which makes this a political crime, there is no evidence that it had a political motive -- unless the obsessions of an isolated, occult-driven mentally disturbed individual can be said to be a political platform of one.
Various reporters, including one from the New York Times, called me yesterday asking if I knew Loughner or if I thought that my alleged call to "break her windows" and anything to do with the mass shooting. Their single source, as detailed in these pages, was the libelous story in Mother Jones by James Ridgeway.
After I pointed out that I had only asked for the breaking of local Democrat party windows and not the windows of congresscritters* and that in any case to conflate violence against property with assassination and mass murder was a huge leap of logic, they went away disappointed. Since none of my quotes fit the meme, I am not in any of those reporters' stories this morning, which suits me just fine.
(*Note: I did that specifically and deliberately because the one is a local vandalism charge and the other a federal crime. What I advocated then and now, is a discrete and calibrated response by those who insist upon being free to those who would enslave us with their nanny-state tyranny. Intelligent resistance to tyranny is a cumulative and nuanced process, allowing the would-be tyrant to change his mind at any point along the continuum. Study the Founders. Political and legal remedies are the first steps. Civil disobedience is the next. Uncivil disobedience is another. Only after we have tried everything else and we have provoked the frustrated tyrant into first use of violence are we justified in defending ourselves and our property with firearms. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something, or trying to discredit your cause. Maybe both.)
Yet the "Brown Scare" drumroll goes on and, worse, Congress with the help of the new GOP leadership seems poised to make this awful situation infinitely worse. The Blood Dancers leaped onto the stage before the corpses had cooled outside of Safeway. Politico reports:
Carolyn McCarthy readies gun control bill.
One of the fiercest gun-control advocates in Congress, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), pounced on the shooting massacre in Tucson Sunday, promising to introduce legislation as soon as Monday targeting the high-capacity ammunition the gunman used. . . “My staff is working on looking at the different legislation fixes that we might be able to do and we might be able to introduce as early as tomorrow,” McCarthy told POLITICO in a Sunday afternoon phone interview.
Gun control activists cried it was time to reform weapons laws in the United States, almost immediately after a gunman killed six and injured 14 more, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in Arizona on Saturday.
Many said that people with a history of mental instability, like the alleged shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, should not be able to buy a gun — and no one should be able to buy stockpiles of ammunition used by the 22-year-old assailant.
McCarthy said she plans to confer with House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to see “if we can work something through” in the coming week.
McCarthy’s spokesman confirmed the legislation will target the high-capacity ammunition clips the Arizona gunman allegedly used in the shooting, but neither he or the congresswoman offered any further details.
“Again, we need to look at how this is going to work, to protect people, certainly citizens, and we have to look at what I can pass,” McCarthy said. “I don’t want to give the NRA – excuse the pun – the ammunition to come at me either.” . . .
Another vocal supporter for gun control, Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley, told POLITICO that he hopes “something good” can come from the Arizona tragedy – perhaps discussion on a new assault weapon ban, sales at gun shows and tracing measures.
Loughner legally purchased his weapon – a Glock 19 with an extended magazine – from an Arizona store. The same kind of extended magazine was illegal under the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004.
“The ability to buy a weapon that fires hundreds of bullets in less than a minute,” said Quigley. “He had an additional magazine capability. That’s not what a hunter needs. That’s not what someone needs to defend their home. That’s what you use to hunt people.”
Bad enough. But wait, there's more:
Pennsylvania Rep. Robert Brady, a Democrat from Philadelphia, told CNN that he also plans to take legislative action. He will introduce a bill that would make it a crime for anyone to use language or symbols that could be seen as threatening or violent against a federal official, including a member of Congress.
"Symbols?" Like this, maybe?
The El Guapo of citizen disarmament, Josh Horwitz, has also seized on this incident in an article entitled "Tucson Shooting Shows True Face of NRA's 'Second Amendment Remedies'" to beat his "government must have a monopoly of force" drum, mentioning me, among others, by name.
‘If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun’ -- Barack Obama, June, 2008.
Understand that all of this "Brown Scare" stuff is not mere unconscious hypocrisy. Talking heads have been predicting that Obama could retrieve his flagging fortunes with an "Oklahoma City moment." This refers to how Bill Clinton exploited Oklahoma City for political gain.
The references to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 echoed in other ways. That horror, which killed 168 people including many children, helped then-President Bill Clinton stigmatize extreme anti-government rhetoric and re-energize his presidency at a time when Newt Gingrich and conservative Republicans were riding high in Congress.
One veteran Democratic operative, who blames overheated rhetoric for the shooting, said President Barack Obama should carefully but forcefully do what his predecessor did.
“They need to deftly pin this on the tea partiers,” said the Democrat. “Just like the Clinton White House deftly pinned the Oklahoma City bombing on the militia and anti-government people.”
Another Democratic strategist said the similarity is that Tucson and Oklahoma City both “take place in a climate of bitter and virulent rhetoric against the government and Democrats.”
This Democrat said that the time had come to insist that Republicans stand up when, for example, a figure such as Fox News commentator Glenn Beck says something incendiary.
Jared Loughner has now provided that Oklahoma City moment just in the nick of time. No matter that Loughner was a nutjob, left-wing doper, the problem is "right-wing rhetoric." No matter that the facts don't support the allegation. No matter that the first reaction of some collectivists was to demand that "Democrats should Retaliate and kill Sarah Palin." No matter. They need this to be an Oklahoma City moment, so an Oklahoma City moment it shall be.
The principal question is: how badly will the GOP in the House be stampeded on this one? Which will they choose? Principle or panic? Based on past experience, don't bet the farm on principle.
And yet, for those of us with principles, a panic is precisely the wrong time to compromise them or to run away from them. For those of you who last week were giddy at the successes of the Tea Parties, did you think that it would really be that easy? The collectivist enemies of the Founders' Republic are nothing if not dynamic and opportunistic. Look at how masterfully they have turned a set of contradictory facts into a serious counter-offensive against their opponents.
But for those of us with uncompromisable principles, whether the GOP panics or not is immaterial. We should fight this new "Brown Scare" with facts, reminding the GOP of their duty and their oaths to the Constitution. But if we fail to convince them -- if the collectivist blood dancers twist this act of a madman into new infringements on our liberties -- we must and will fight. We will fight it with our refusal, our resistance, our civil and uncivil disobedience, and, if attacked violently, with our rifles.
Keep calm. Keep cool. Be restrained. Be determined.
We can say truthfully that this act of murderous insanity had nothing to do with us. Anyone who tries to make it into something it is not and use that big lie to pass more infringements will find themselves ultimately muzzle to muzzle with the Three Percent. And if they do, I hope they take their Dear Leader's advice and "bring a gun."
They'll need it.
The alleged leader of a merry band of Three Percenters.
I've been on several sites since this happened and I can tell you that the red cadre is out in force. Truth doesn't mean anything, facts don't mean anything, they mean to use this to their political and cultural advantage. Only Fox news is reasonably correct in their reporting and of course talk radio. Everything else is a left wing block,
Can't say they aren't organized, and very fast. They definitely have a good QRF and their intentions are manifestly evident.
Mike, you likely have many newcomers to the site now. Perhaps you should explain the narrative of 1995 again.
Read a commenter on another blog expressing shock at how quickly and how much the left has politicized this.
I said that no one in the liberty movement who was alive in 1995 should be in the least bit shocked.
Any bets on whether this country's "Leadership" and "Law Enforcement" will bother to honor their oaths of office to "...preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution..."?
Or will they ONCE AGAIN spit on that oath?
The stench is overwhelming.
Oh and I know he's a useless tool but he allegedly is supposed to represent us so I e-mailed Bauchus the Politico link about McCarthy's planned bill and said we should have no knee-jerk legislation.
I call on all the threepers to contact their reps as well. At times like these they need peaceful reminders of who they work for.
Well said, Mike.
Didn't take them long to "run for cover". Dems want more security.
To be honest, I feel like this has gone too far and that regardless now, whether or not you were involved, you are guilty.
I would give up now, there are alternatives...
Has anyone noticed the loud absence of the commie mass media concerning the guy's frequent use of weed? Why aren't the leftists bastards all screaming about tougher laws on pot, making possession of pot a felony or capital offense and the possession of high capacity paraphernalia - i.e., large packs of rolling papers, bongs over 5 inches tall, etc. - punishable by 20 years in prison ???
And for that matter, the typical muslim, mas murdered Hassan at Fort Hood, didn't have extended 'magazine clips', as the media cretins call them, yet he murdered more people than this idiot... so instead of wanting to legislate about high cap mags, why not new laws denying muslims the possession of firearms ( or knives ) ?Forbidding muzzies from US military service?
Was it Stalin who made that statement about controlling the press? He could only dream about having today's willingly useful idiots as his toadies.
Oh - yeah,
"He will introduce a bill that would make it a crime for anyone to use language or symbols that could be seen as threatening or violent against a federal official, including a member of Congress."
Today's sons of Patrick Henry should have a laugh at THIS arsehole! Of course, the jerk in question would have no clue who that was or what he write.... and he would think that Thomas Payne was either a TV show or a video game...
"How DARE they speak against the King!!"
I heard a talk show host mention how the New York Times pondered what Maj. Hasan's motive might be as he screamed "Allah akbar!" and shot 20 Ft. Hood soldiers. Best not to jump to conclusions. But they IMMEDIATELY said "Tea Party" about Loughner.
And Bloomberg said the intended Times Square bomber of Middle Eastern heritage "probably objected to healthcare reform." And the Tucson sheriff said in his first news conference that Loughner probably objected to Obamacare too, and then blamed all the right-wing rhetoric on radio and the Internet.
Sounds like war has been declared.
Did I tell y'all about the journalists I used to work with who say on Facebook that Columbine, Virginia Tech and Tucson are all the same thing, who needs a semiauto PISTOL or any gun for that matter?, a driver's license is harder to get than a gun, there may not ever be a big enough tragedy to break the NRA's chokehold on Congress, rights aren't absolute: you can't yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater, we need to initiate a serious dialogue with our lawmakers, and the rest of the usual? They hope new laws will make guns impossible to get and tone down the "hate-filled rhetoric" that has sprung up since Obama was elected, etc., ad nauseam.
So the answer to those who balk at statism is ... MORE statism.
What if there actually IS a fire?
Well, we have to weigh the risk of possible endangerment of people panicking and trampling each other, versus the fire department's response time, the extent and speed of spread of the average theater fire in upholstery and furnishings, as well as...
Never mind. Everybody's dead.
I've watched this media dance in the blood of innocents and have been sickened by it. I cannot understand the mind that will seek to profit for such tragedy.
I only know that I will not give up my inalienable rights based on whatever facade is being built on this terrible crime. Thanks to you and other such as David Codrea for shining a light on the true motives of those who would seek to profit from such horrible crimes.
Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y, is urging outright censorship of media AND renewing the "assault weapon" and standard magazine ban. She has lots of company.
"The airwaves don't belong to anyone, they belong to the people."
She taking lessons in logic from Jared Loughner? Or does she mean the people as in the People's Democratic Republic, meaning the Inner Party?
Another cun-- er, country, heard from.
frocatI visit this site every day, I have never posted before. If the media or government thinks this hatchet job on justice is going to go un-noticed they are sadly mistaken.
This ain't 1995 and there's a whole lot of us watching what's going on.
Don't Tread On Me.
If the media or government think this hatchet job of justice will prevail, they got another thing coming.
This ain't 1995 and scapegoats will not be tolerated, Sheriff Dupnik failed to "serve and protect" and now want's to pass the blame.Do me and yourself a favor.
Don't Tread On Me
The bitching from the other side is illustrative of the dishonesty from leftists in government and the media. There should be zero expectation from Constitutionalists that the other parties at our rumble have any interest in honest debate, searching for the truth or respecting God-given rights. They will always twist and wring the fabric of reality into a shape that suits their goals at that moment, only to warp it into yet another shape for the next. There is no reason to bargain with them except to take advantage of a weakness on their part, or further a strength on ours.
In his mug shot, Loughner has that copyrighted Charles Manson I-did-it bug-eyed grin. The only Tea Party he knows is the Mad Hatter's in "Alice in Wonderland."
To be honest, it's probably best not to declare anyone here, guilty of anything other than love of country.
I guess it's time to stock up on more ammo and "high capacity" 15-round M1 Carbine magazines. Sheesh.
Note to Democrats: I will NOT be disarmed just because some loon decided to shoot a politician. BTW, it's funny how the pols are so worried about their own safety now whereas they could give two hoots about the safety of the rest of us, what with the way they always try to take away the implements we would use to defend ourselves if/when attacked.
Guys we will not win this battle of words. The amount of idiocy that is spewing from the VERY vocal progressive wing and their leftist cohorts is staggering.
Just to demonstrate how retarded the media is. I know of no "occult" symbolism related to dried orange peels and flower pots. They have called this a "twisted occult shrine" simply because it has a pottery skull. This is nothing more than this kids ash tray. Its his little pot den in mom and dads back yard. This guy was a grade A looser that is beginning to sound more like a stalker than an assasin.
The dead elephants are being maneuvered into passing bad legislation that will no doubt be used to silence political opposition and eventually will target us.
I think the message needs to be sent out that if any of these kneejerk bills are passed that we have crossed the line and we are no longer restrained in our response.
Can't say they aren't organized, and very fast. They definitely have a good QRF and their intentions are manifestly evident.--Anon@12:30 PM
Journolist/state run media had a pre-written template readied for a mass shooting. When one occurred, they simply plugged in the names and location of the victims.
Just as Jamaican immigrant Lee Malvo and spree killer John Allen Muhammad were initially said to be rednecks driving a white van ("dey ain't nobody here but us chickens"), so too a pot-smoking occultist was instantly identified as an anti-immigrant racist.
Folks, do you NEED any more to convince you that it is hopeless to believe that ANY action we take - no mater what it is in response to - will be anything but another Ft. Sumter? The Left OWNS the Media. ANYTHING anyone does will be reported as being unprovoked. No matter how things REALLY transpire, WE will be labeled the aggressors by the media - and thus in the minds of the rank and file people of this country.
If only Ft. Sumters are possible, then the one that IS done better be more useful/effective/militarily valuable than reducing a fortress that was only a day or so from being abandoned anyway.
Bad Cyborg X
"Just as Jamaican immigrant Lee Malvo and spree killer John Allen Muhammad were initially said to be rednecks driving a white van"
Let's not forget Sheriff Charles Moose (look him up!) saying they were only looking for white men. I guess he didn't think black folks don't shoot folks in the D.C. area.
He left, allegedly to write a book for which county policy wouldn't allow him to take an advance. He wrote the book, but I don't think he made much money from it.
He WAS a cop in Hawaii for a while, but is off the job now.
RE: the deeply twisted satanic occult components -
you missed the most well-known ingredient of the Black Mass and human sacrifice - the bag of topsoil with fertilizer. I see these black-clad warlocks and witches, with piercings, facial tattoos, pointed fingernails and filed down teeth, lining up in Wal Mart every full moon, with bags of topsoil in their carts. I know what's going on!
Robert Brady, I have symbol for you the back of the hand held up with the middle finger extended. In other words Fu0k You.
Maybe Lon Horiuchi will weigh in on the need for civility too.
Michelle Malkin also has a rogues' gallery archive of liberals' attacks in word and deed on conservative politicians and ordinary citizens. Ofices invaded during work hours and threats made. Few of them seem to have interested the mainstream media.
What Bill Clinton said, via the BBC: "This is an occasion for us to reaffirm that our political differences shouldn't degenerate into demonization, in the sense that if you don't agree with me you're not a good American.
"I'm hoping there will be a lot of good debates that go beyond turning this into politics... about how and why it happened and what else we can do to minimize those things."
I'd call the Branch Davidians and tell them he's "sorry" for demonizing them, if there were any left, and a phone was there, and a house for it to be in. Round about the place Mt. Carmel used to be, the lone and level prairie stretches far away.
Face it, media, the guy was bat-shit CRAZY.
Yes Janet you are correct I did miss that bag of potting soil. I forgot the symbolic link between the earth mother goddess and vermiculite! Truely an error that I did not note the obvious significance. I am glad we have the meddia to tell us what to think.
Gang, let's not get our panties in a bind. The media dance in the blood, in this day of the Internet, comes with a cost: continued degradation in the credibility of the media. At the end of the day, there will be no extended mag ban, and probably no attack on the 1st Amendment either, and the media will still be discredited. And even if there is some legislative kneejerk, most people will ignore it, which is also a good thing. Ordinary people are getting a backbone, finally.
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