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  • Nugent: Watching Cops Pepper-Spray And Arrest Protesters Is "Good For My Conservative Soul"

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    In his December 14 Washington Times column titled, "Occupy stooges on parade: It's fun watching Democrats getting hauled off to jail," Ted Nugent wrote about the "hearty laugh[s]" he had after "watching the cops pounce on and pepper-spray a few Occupy stooges and then drag the dirtballs off to jail in shackles." Nugent, and NRA board member, went on to say that this was "good for my conservative soul and gold for my sense of humor." From the Times:

    While I don't condone violence, watching the cops pounce on and pepper-spray a few Occupy stooges and then drag the dirtballs off to jail in shackles is good for my conservative soul and gold for my sense of humor. Everyone needs at least one hearty laugh every day.

    You have to admit that watching a stinky, dirty hippie being dragged off to jail is as funny watching James Brown drive across railroad tracks on the rims of his pickup truck, listening to Joe Biden stick his foot in his mouth, or watching Moe hit Larry and Curly with a pipe wrench. This is funny stuff, funny stuff. Lighten up.

    Previously:

    Democrats Are "Slave Master[s]": Ted Nugent's History Of Inflammatory Rhetoric

    Nugent: "Dishonest Scare Tactics And Modern-Day Economic Slavery Are The Hallmarks Of The Democratic Party"

    Nugent: "Occupy Wall Street Is Nothing More Than Anti-American Socialism On Parade"

  • Discussing Occupy Wall Street, Coulter Says: "It Just Took A Few Shootings At Kent State To Shut That Down"

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    As San Francisco Weekly and others have noted, while discussing Occupy Wall Street on November 17, Ann Coulter stated: "So at the moment anyway, I mean I don't know what's going to happen in New York today, but at the moment I'm not really worried of a movement like SDS which really swept a lot of the college campuses taking over. Of course if it does, just remember the lesson from my book: it just took a few shootings at Kent State to shut that down for good."

    SUSSMAN: I wanted to ask you this morning, you wrote this book almost as if you knew this movement was going to break loose.

    COULTER: Yes, yeah the FBI ought to be looking into me. I mean, I knew there would be mob uprisings again, it -- they are, they are demonic thus the title of my book. We will always have the demonic among us. There will always be evil in the world. I did not anticipate that it would happen actually while I was on my book tour. Because -- but, it's been awhile since there's been something at least as broad as this, fortunately so far not as frightening or threatening as the weathermen or SDS, and it's hard to imagine how it could be in today's America.

    Maybe it's just my sunny optimism, but I just feel like there's so much -- America is in a much, much better place now than it was historically with the internets, with talk radio, with Fox News.

    SUSSMAN: Right.

    COULTER: It was so easy for the liberals to control a large part of the country. I mean you always did have the silent majority as Nixon called it, but I just think it's easy for the silent -- easier for the silent majority to communicate with one another now. And thus, for example, instead of speaking in abstract terms, with the Occupy Wall Street, I mean I'm sure you've been online. All these kids with flipcams are out there filming the Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Oakland, and I'm sure occupy -- I bet I can find a video of what you were just describing, which sounds horrible, and I'm sorry about your bank by the way, and people can see for themselves and get the news they want themselves.

    So at the moment anyway, I mean I don't know what's going to happen in New York today, but at the moment I'm not really worried of a movement like SDS which really swept a lot of the college campuses --

    SUSSMAN: Yes.

    COULTER: -- taking over. Of course if it does, just remember the lesson from my book: it just took a few shootings at Kent State to shut that down for good. And despite the Neil Young song --

    SUSSMAN: Right.

    COULTER: -- and every single article on Nexis/Lexis, those protests were -- I mean that must have been a very frightening time without the silent majority being able to communicate with one another via email, the Internet --

    SUSSMAN: Yes.

    COULTER: -- talk radio. And you know, those kids, the ones who started the Kent State riots was Bill Ayers' best friend and according to Ayers, homosexual lover. He ended up blowing himself up in that townhouse in Greenwich Village when they were trying to blow up army recruits -- a dance for army recruits and their dates. They were running through Kent State smashing jewelry store windows, burning the ROTC building to the ground, and when the firemen showed up, they threw rocks at the firemen, they slashed the fire trucks' hoses. This was really out of hand -- it wasn't some peace [unintelligible], you know, peace, love not war --

    SUSSMAN: Right.

    COULTER: -- rally, and also, according to the recent reporting by James Rosen, the National Guard may have been shot upon first. But the point is, these kids never realized that they couldn't go run around burn down a building and get anything from -- but praise from the mainstream media.

    SUSSMAN: Wow, wow.

    COULTER: This is the first time they got bullets back, and that put an end --

    SUSSMAN: That was the end.

    COULTER: -- to the protests pretty quickly. [emphases added]

    Sadly, this is hardly the first time that Coulter has fantasized about the killing of her political enemies. It's not even the first time she invoked the Kent State massacre to do so.

  • WorldNetDaily Columnist: Turn "Flame-Throwers" On Occupy Protesters, Prepare To "Beat [Them] With Truncheons"

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    WorldNetDaily's Phil Elmore used his November 16 column to call for the violent removal of the Occupy Wall Street protesters from their encampments. Elmore wrote that law enforcement should "[b]ring flame-throwers" and be "prepared to beat with truncheons and shoot with rubber bullets every last filthy hippie." He also called the Occupy movement a "cancer" and warned that it "will infect us all if we do not sterilize it now."

    The right-wing media have been conducting a relentless smear campaign against Occupy Wall Street, calling protesters "lunatics" and "parasites" and comparing them to the Unabomber.

    This call for violent action against the protesters does not come in a vacuum. On November 15, police in Seattle used pepper spray on an 84-year-old, a pregnant woman, and other participants in Occupy Seattle. Last month, an Iraq war veteran suffered a skull fracture after he was hit by a police projectile at Occupy Oakland.

    From the WorldNetDaily column:

    This is no longer a question of freedom of speech. This has long ago ceased to be an issue of the right to assemble. No American citizen has the right to terrorize and threaten his fellow Americans in this way. No mob of Americans should be permitted to endanger and to harass the public the way these hateful "Occupy" hippies have done for months.

    Call out the National Guard. Turn on the fire hoses. Send bulldozers. Bring flame-throwers, for pity's sake. Men and women who give a damn about their country, wearing Hazmat suits and respiratory gear, empowered by the lawful government of this nation, should be marching in ranks on every Obamaville this very moment, prepared to beat with truncheons and shoot with rubber bullets every last filthy hippie. Put a stop to this miserable army of miscreants before they are permitted to rape, infect, or ruin one more person.

    The "Occupy" movement is a cancer. The "occupiers" are criminals and terrorists. The Obamaville is a creeping death made of Nylon, placards and human waste. This movement is a third-world rot that will infect us all if we do not sterilize it now.