Friday, May 29, 2009


A couple of stories about fringy people who aren't very nice -- and their less-than-fringy friends.

First, as background, here's a story from Fox News (a story on which I actually think I agree with the Fox base):

Couple Ordered to Stop Holding Bible Study at Home Without Permit

Pastor David Jones and his wife Mary have been told that they cannot invite friends to their San Diego, Calif. home for a Bible study -- unless they are willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars to San Diego County.

"On Good Friday we had an employee from San Diego County come to our house, and inform us that the Bible study that we were having was a religious assembly, and in violation of the code in the county." David Jones told FOX News.

"We told them this is not really a religious assembly -- this is just a Bible study with friends. We have a meal, we pray, that was all," Jones said.

A few days later, the couple received a written warning that cited "unlawful use of land," ordering them to either "stop religious assembly or apply for a major use permit," the couple's attorney Dean Broyles told San Diego news station 10News....

Atheist that I am, I actually agree that this the government probably shouldn't be doing anything like this -- this is "the free exercise of religion," which the Constitution protects.

But of the people who are upset about this, at least one has gone way too far:

One [blogger] is suggesting a major attack on San Diego County to the point where a checklist is posted.

The checklist suggests county radio frequencies could be jammed, county officials homes attacked and even suggests scouting locations for snipers.

Know who that blogger is? Hal Turner, the radio and Internet broadcaster. Here's the key part of his post:

The following need to be accomplished prior to dealing with the government of the County of San Diego over their interference with a Bible Study group.

1) Home addresses of county officials
2) Office locations of said officials
3) Routes they take to/from offices and times of those trips
4) Best locations along the way for snipers
5) Location of major telephone junction boxes near those homes and gov't buildings
6) Radio frequencies used by county and, if repeaters, in/out freqs. to be jammed
7) IP addresses for trunked radio systems if denial of service attacks necessary
8) Photos of key buildings and determination of any anti-truck bomb barriers

This is some of the basic information needed before launching any effort against a local, county or state government....

You remember Hal:

A radio talk-show entertainer whose earlier statements that he "may" have to assassinate members of Congress if the wrong people were elected Nov. 7 [2006] now has set a timetable for those killings....

"Members of The United States House of Representatives or United States Senate who try to grant any form of Amnesty to millions of illegal aliens are hereby notified they may as well paint a bulls-eye target on themselves. Our Bullets don't care about their sovereign power," he wrote....

That's a typical rant for Turner.

As I told you a couple of years ago, Turner had a very special mentor a while back: Sean Hannity:

... During an August 1998 episode of the show, Turner reminded Hannity that were it not for the graciousness of the white man, "black people would still be swinging on trees in Africa," according to Daryle Jenkins, co-founder of the New Jersey-based antiracism group One People's Project. Instead of rebuking Turner or cutting him off, Hannity continued to welcome his calls.

... according to Jenkins, Turner and Hannity had bonded off-air. In 1998 Hannity received an anonymous e-mail linking to an AOL discussion board on which Turner had allegedly confessed to a cocaine problem and alluded to past homosexual trysts. Turner (or someone claiming to be Turner) wrote in an August 4, 1998, Google discussion forum that Hannity called him to clear the air.... Turner added that such chats with Hannity were "not unusual," often occurring while Hannity held his calls during commercial breaks.

Jenkins told me that ... he encountered Turner [in 2003] and asked him about his relationship with Hannity. Turner claimed that he and Hannity would talk by phone and even recounted that Hannity had once invited him and his son on to the set of
Hannity and Colmes....

How do you like your pal, Sean?


And then there's this:

And here I thought Tom Tancredo, Newt Gingrich, and Rush Limbaugh would be the most offensive conservative critics of Sonia Sotomayor. How could I forget this clown?

Yesterday on his radio show, conservative host G. Gordon Liddy continued the right wing's all-out assault on Judge Sonia Sotomayor. [...]

"I understand that they found out today that Miss Sotomayor is a member of La Raza, which means in illegal alien, 'the race.' And that should not surprise anyone because she's already on record with a number of racist comments." [...]

"Let's hope that the key conferences aren't when she's menstruating or something, or just before she's going to menstruate. That would really be bad. Lord knows what we would get then."

Let's not forget who considers Liddy a pal:

How close are [John] McCain and Liddy? ... In 1998, Liddy's home was the site of a McCain fundraiser. Over the years, he has made at least four contributions totaling $5,000 to the senator's campaigns--including $1,000 this year.

Last November, McCain went on his radio show. Liddy greeted him as "an old friend," and McCain sounded like one. "I'm proud of you, I'm proud of your family," he gushed. "It's always a pleasure for me to come on your program, Gordon, and congratulations on your continued success and adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great."

And how do you like your pal, Johnny Mac?


UPDATE: Wow -- Hal Turner himself (if it is Hal) responds in comments.

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