Just remember, the Right calls out, marginalizes, and rejects their “crazies.” The Right’s “crazies” are an anomaly. The Left embraces, defends, and supports their “crazies.”– Brandon Darby
It’s time to call out the anomaly.
I’m working hard to defeat President Obama at the polls in 2012. I’m proud to be associated with so many smart, sane, and reasoned conservatives, libertarians and independent voters in that goal. I think a second Obama administration would be a disaster.
Which is why we need to call out the crazy when we see it. And what you’re about to see is crazy. Dangerous and crazy and it needs to be called out, questioned, exposed and dealt with through free speech.
I was looking at the Twitter timeline of Greg W. Howard and there’s a lot of very disturbing stuff on there where he seems to believe that President Obama or people aligned with him actually planted Aurora movie theater massacre shooter James Holmes as part of some plot.
The Theory: Aurora Was Staged By The Government / The F.B.I.
It’s a theory being floated in articles like Was Colorado Shooting Staged By The Government? That article claims Holmes’s behavior doesn’t ‘add up’, that Holmes ‘was clearly provided with exotic gear’, and tries to directly tie the plot to the FBI:
As you soak all this in, remember that the FBI had admitted to setting up terror plots, providing the weapons and gear, staging the location of the bombings, and even driving the vehicles to pull it off! This is not a conspiracy theory; it’s been admitted by the FBI right out in the open. Even the New York Times openly reports all this in stories like this one: NYT: Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I.
That belief of these people that the FBI may have created the Aurora massacre is especially disturbing since
Greg W. Howard and his associate Brooks Bayne appear to believe that Brandon Darby, Mandy Nagy and I are all FBI plants.
UPDATE : Greg Howard clarifies that he does not agree with Brooks Bayne’s statements to several people that Brandon, Mandy and I are FBI plants.
The author of the article also is confused about where Holmes got his weapons; there’s no mystery here, so the author makes one up.
Question: How does an unemployed medical student afford $20,000 in weapons gear?
If you start to look at the really big picture here, the obvious question arises: How does an unemployed medical student afford all the complex weapons gear, bomb-making gear, “flammable” booby trap devices, ammunition, multiple magazines, bullet-proof vest, groin protection, ballistic helmet, SWAT uniform, and all the rest of it?
A decent AR-15 rifle costs $1,000 or more all by itself. The shotgun and handgun might run another $800 total. Spare mags, sights, slings, and so on will run you at least another $1,000 across three firearms. The bullet-proof vest is easily another $800, and the cost of the bomb-making gear is anybody’s guess. With all the specialty body gear, ammunition, booby-trap devices, and more, I’m guessing this is at least $20,000 in weapons and tactical gear, much of which is very difficult for civilians to get in the first place.
This is not only awful, dishonest reporting but it’s poor math. The author goes from $1000 + $800 + $1000 + $800 (which is $3,600 by my calculator) to $20,000 because ‘anybody’s guess’. No, sorry. You don’t get to jump from under $4,000 to $20,000 and then say “How did the shooter get $20,000?!?”
Greg Howard seems to have bought into this lunacy lock, stock and two smoking barrels.
Greg Howard repeats the completely unsubstantiated $20,000 number and rejects a simple explanation for where Holmes could have gotten the money and then Howard goes on to claim that some of the materials could not have been acquired without ‘a lot of help’, without any proof.
Later Howard speculated the weapons were ‘government owned’.
When sane people suggest slowing down on promoting these baseless, paranoid theories, Howard makes it clear that he won’t be swayed.
Howard continues to promote the idea that Holmes is a government plant…
And now the scary part:
As I said at the beginning, we have to call out the crazies. Especially – especially — when they seem to be headed into the threat territory. This isn’t conservatism. The left didn’t call out the crazies in Occupy Wall Street. Conservatives are better than that.
Look at these tweets from Greg Howard about bomb making and ‘tipping points’.
And here’s Cypress Gang : an ally of Howard’s.
Call out the crazies.