Friday, April 19, 2013


This morning a teabag/ALEC-puppet state legislator from Arkansas, Nate Bell, tweeted this:

A number of people have invited Mr. Bell up north to discuss the matter in person:

Mr. Bell has now sort of apologized, although the apology's multiple references to "timing" suggests that Mr. Bell just thinks he ought to have chosen a different moment to inform us Northerners what effete pantywaists we are:
I would like to apologize to the people of Boston & Massachusetts for the poor timing of my tweet earlier this morning. As a staunch and unwavering supporter of the individual right to self defense, I expressed my point of view without thinking of its effect on those still in time of crisis. In hindsight, given the ongoing tragedy that is still unfolding, I regret the poor choice of timing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers were with the people of Boston overnight and will continue as they recover from this tragedy.
This is not the first time Mr. Bell has tweeted in an impolitic manner. In what is apparently now a rite of passage for all true conservatives, he once compared Democrats to Hitler on Twitter, quoting the Fuhrer when Democrats did something he disliked:

What was extra-special about this Hitler comparison is that Bell made it because Democrats were supporting a bill to ban cellphone use by drivers in school zones. (The bill has since become law. No extermination camps are known to exist at this time in the state. (Oh, and by the way, the Hitler quote is a fabrication.)

Bell can be seen on YouTube describing a bill he favors that would assert state supremacy over federal law in a number of areas. In the video, he enumerates some of the areas in which he thinks the feds might push Arkansans around:
This would include areas such as -- I can give you some examples. It would affect gun rights in the state of Arkansas, it would affect -- reflect same-sex marriage laws in the state of Arkansas, it would reflect whether or not sharia would be mandated to be practiced or taught in the public schools....
Emphasis added. And, really, that's all I need to know about this guy: that he thinks someday the evil feds will mandate sharia in his state. So he's an idiot and he insulted the people of my birth city. He can stick his apology where the sun doesn't shine.


Nefer said...

Timing? Timing? What does "timing" have to do with calling people cowards?

aimai said...

Fuck him. I'm on lockdown and I'm not cowering. I just took soup and biscuits over to my neighbors house. What does he think an AK47 is for under these circumstances--my house is no more at risk for a home invasion than anyone else's. The police are already patrolling the streets looking for this kid. If I were armed the chancesa re good I'd just shoot some cop coming up to knock on my door--or an exchange student looking for directions.

These people are such belly quivering cowards they can't even imagine managing to live life unafraid. They bombed the marathon? We got up the next day and went to work and school just like always. Unarmed! Incredible.

Roger said...

"Waterheaded little-dick hillbilly asshole."


Victor said...

I'd only change the response, from "Waterheaded," to "Empty-headed."

Too bad Bugs Bunny ain't around anymore, or else that nutty gun nutty nut might have heard him say, "What a Dope! What a MAROONABAFFOOOOOOOOOON!!!"

"Mneep, mneep...
That's is all, folks!!!"

Glennis said...

I expressed my point of view without thinking

It should be tattooed on his forehead.

Philo Vaihinger said...

It will be said, at some point, that the authorities way overdid this, what with maybe a quarter of the population of New England under lockdown and some thirteen thousand cops (a number cited by CNN, so who knows?) doing a house-to-house search over so vast an area, apparently with not a shred of a worry about, say, warrants no sane judge would have granted, for instance.

Totally unprecedented, and it will be very hard to make the proposition seem reasonable that a fleeing, wounded kid was so vastly more dangerous than the general run of Boston hoodlums and professional criminals that all this police hoopla was really called for.

They will be blowing immense billows of smoke to puff up the threat for days and even weeks to come.

The New York Crank said...

Arkansas — isn't that where the definition of a virgin is somebody who can run faster than her brothers? Was Bell afraid his sister would run in the marathon?

Sorry, ignorance breeds snark.

Very crankily yours,
The New York Crank