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Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Rules Are Always Different

The rules are always different when "liberals" are in charge.

Comes this news item:

Chicago Sun-Times (via AP): Ky. man charged with threatening Obama in Web poem
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Kentucky man has been charged with posting a poem threatening President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on a white supremacist Web site.

U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Stephan M. Pazenzia said Johnny Logan Spencer Jr., 27, of Louisville wrote and posted the poem, titled "The Sniper," on a page called The site is described as an "Online Community for Whites by Whites." The poem was posted in August 2007, according to an arrest affidavit.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin on Friday ordered Spencer released on $25,000 bond, but kept under house arrest at a family member's home. He's charged with making threats against the president and threatening to kill or injure a major candidate for the office of the president.

The poem describes a gunman shooting and killing a "tyrant" later identified as the president, setting off panic in the wake of the fatal shot being fired.

"The bullet that he has chambered is one of the purest pride, And the inspiration on the casing reads DIE negro DIE," the poem states.

Spencer used the online moniker "Pain1488," a reference to a phrase used by white nationalists as well as an homage to Adolf Hitler.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip Chance told Whalin that, even though investigators linked no weapons to Spencer, the poem doesn't qualify as protected political speech.

"This is a threat by an individual against an individual simply because of who he is," Chance said. "He is the president and he is black."

Federal public defender Laura Wyrosdick said no one took action to harm Obama in the two years the poem has been publicly available.

"We're here today because Mr. Spencer allegedly wrote a poem, a work of art," Wyrosdick said.

After the hearing, Spencer's cousin, Paula McGill of Louisville, said family members were shocked by Spencer's arrest.

"I don't think he thought it was going to catch up with him," McGill said. "He's not a harmful guy at all."

The Secret Service became aware of the poem just after the 2008 election that made Obama the first black president in the country's history. An arrest affidavit says the Secret Service referenced the writing in a report on the white supremacist National Socialist movement. But at the time, the affadavit says, "Spencer was never identified, located, or interviewed."

The investigation started a week ago when an informant faxed a copy of the writings and Spencer's identity to the FBI, Pazenzia said.

Pazenzia said Spencer acknowledged writing the poem but gave multiple addresses to investigators, none of which appeared to be his actual residence. Searches of the homes were fruitless, Pazenzia said.

Spencer is currently on probation from a state drug conviction in Louisville.

If convicted of the new charges, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

Let's see, Gentle Reader: this (alleged) poem was written and posted in 2007, more tham a year before the election of (alleged)-President Obama.

Meanwhile. Was anyone even questioned about that 2006 piece of "art?" To ask the question is to answer it.


cathy said...

So much to say, so much to look up before I try to say it...

AWA said...

As much as I think white supremacists are the scum of the earth - same as the Black Panthers* - we have as of this past month alone:

-Amy Bishop, a Caucasian, who apparently committed the act of premeditated murder on a Uni campus, against several minorities, (Was this highlighted in the press often?), who also has political affiliations (voted for) or leanings with (talked endlessly about) the Big O.

-Joseph Stack, the IRS plane bomber, another pesky Caucasian, who actually committed an act of terrorism against a federal institution, but who never once mentioned Obama by name in his lengthy online diatribe against the Fed Gov't (although he named Bush Jr several times, as well as specific fed institutions). This seems to be a case of tacit approval by omission - given the focus of his rage.

So that's two actual criminals who have just as much of a connection in words about the office of the president, compared to one suspected criminal who spoke euphemistically (albeit tastelessly) about the president.

I guess the difference being is that one is suspected scum of the earth, while the other two are bonafide. That, and their political correctness keeping them off the Federal radar. (In Amy's case, for years.)

*The same Black Panthers who sat outside of a voting office in Philadelphia during the election, wearing their ever so diverse Brownshirt colors, brandishing ever so carefully their clubs of righteousness, and asking people who they were going to vote for before they walked in. And caught on tape, threatening the videographer when he was asking them questions. ("Who are you guys? Why are you here? What's the club for? etc.")

And.... can we guess?... Never a bleep on the radar, either for the Secret Service or the mainstream media.

Ilíon said...

I think one of the reasons there even are white supremacists is because it's culturally forbidden to acknowledge that there are black supremacists. Well, that and the fact that the school these days, and mush of what government does, are set up to generate racial animosity.

MK said...

Their hypocrisy knows no bounds. I've personally read columns in news papers wishing for George Bush's death, but when the favor is returned, the leftist scum get this panties all twisted and knotted up.

Ilíon said...

"I've personally read columns in news papers wishing for George Bush's death ..."

Me, too. I thought to mention that, but as I didn't want to go Googling so that I could add links to some of those columns, I didn't mention it.