Two men have been charged with threatening Barack Obama and planning his assassination. allegedly also planned to kill 102 black people. The two suspects two suspects—Daniel Cowart, 20, of Bells, Tenn., and Paul Schlesselman 18, of Helena-West Helena, Ark.— are both skin head, white supremists.
Police say that the two planned to kill 88 people—14 by beheading — because the numbers are symbolic for Neo-Nazis (H is the eighth letter and a double H stands for Heil Hitler while 14 refers to a 14 word phrase from a white supremist leader). They planned to attack a black school and then go after Obama “shooting at him from the windows.”
Police reported “both individuals stated they would dress in all-white tuxedos and wear top hats during the assassination attempt.”
Frankly, these two creeps do not appear to be a serious threat, though police seized a rifle, a sawed-off shotgun and three pistols from the men when they were arrested. Cowart still lived with his grandparents and both fit the profile of a social loser angry at the world.
The greatest concern is for the black children. Neither of these guys appears to have a room temperature IQ and were unlikely to be able get close to Obama. They could, however, get close to children.
They do reaffirm the fear of many over keeping Obama safe. Whatever the outcome of this election, it is a wonderful theme that an African-American can not only secure the nomination of a major party but lead in the polls. However, there remains this layer of violent, hateful racists in our society who view this great social moment in strictly apocalyptic terms.
Of course, looking at these pictures, one has to raise some pretty probing questions about the master race. It appears that the master race is living in trailers with their grandparents and playing dungeons and dragons while listening to Guns and Roses. That really does seem superior to the African-American guy who graduated from Columbia and Harvard, served on the law review, became a leading law professor, and made it to the United States Senate. I think I have it now.
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Prof. Turley, Jill, Mespo et al,
I was obviously being sarcastic when I suggested that these two alleged assassins had high IQ’s. Jill was right when she pointed out that this was a story of racism, pure and simple. I also agree with the comment that we can find unintelligent actions from intelligent people. However, we may want to reconsider how we measure intelligence and take into consideration actions along with their GPA and SAT scores.
here, here MASkeptic
I was hoping someone would take the bait and set me up for my two favorite Wagner quotes.
“Wagner’s music is better than it sounds” – Mark Twain
“Wagner has great moments but dull quarter hours” – Rossini
While I do agree with most of the politics discussed on this site I would like to point out that the casual dismissal of those who live a more rural life does lend alot of credence to claims that democrats are elitists who do not understand America. The raw hatred that this tragic story represents is fostered by people on both sides saying in effect “they are different from us and do not deserve respect”.
I see alot of steriotyping (in the media, not just here) of southerners as ignorant, poor, and racist and I wonder if people even realize the irony.
I’m glad to see that someone else is also dealing with the issue of racism. While these two miscreants are obciously idiots, the racism they harbor is representational of many in Sarah’s “real” America.
JT and mespo,
These guys are dispicable. I am glad they were caught and hope they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I must point out the people who have committed mass murder in this gvot. are well educated, many from elite institutions, work in respected professions/positions, have a great deal of money and live in fine homes. Class position is not an indicator of racism or murderous intent. “Some men rob with a gun. Some men rob with a pen.”
The idea of a “Really Cool Wagnerian Opera” is just absurd.
Well to quote the patron saint of “dunderheadedness'” there you go again. Obviously you’re seeing the world through rational glasses. Why not take a walk on the wild side and enjoy the beauty of armed and camouflaged rednecks high-stepping through the Idaho countryside, veiner schnitzel on the open camp fire, and really cool Wagnerian opera piped into your plush log cabin/tent/trailer city. Once you’ve done that, you can do some target shooting with your Second Amendment/Scalia protected Uzi or sit around the old trailer chatting with Mom as she swigs her Evan Williams, and dream of the day when you won’t be at the very last rung of the social ladder. Paradise indeed!
Looking at these pictures, one has too raise some pretty probing questions about the master race. It appears that the master race is living in trailers with their grandparents and playing dungeons and dragons while listening to Guns & Roses. That really does seem superior to the African=American guy who graduated from Harvard, served on the law review, became a leading law professor, and made it to the United States Senate. I think I have it now.
“I saw this story yesterday and I was struck with the superior IQ of these two individuals.”
Maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised. The 9-11 terrorists were likewise well educated–some with advanced degrees. The common denominator is that these men — like the 9-11 crowd — were ideologues convinced that their ideology excused their monstrous acts or intentions. Is the promise of 72 heavenly virgins so different than admittance into the master race? When religious or ethnic ideology holds sway over reason this is what you get. To think of it, that is my basic criticism of the Republicans.
I saw this story yesterday and I was struck with the superior IQ of these two individuals. However,I am glad that they were apprehended before they had the chance to show just how stupid they really are. I have to admit that I am worried for Obama’s safety with idiots like this running around.
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