Saturday, March 6, 2010

War Wagons

Didn't John Wayne drive one of those in a movie? Good grief. Hat tip to Say It Ain't So Already.
This is insane:

(excerpts)
Christian Hate Group Terrorizes Amarillo Texas

Repent has struck with some success at many of its enemies within the town. A community theater attempted to open "Bent," a play about the persecution of homosexuals during Nazi Germany. But the day before opening night, Repent members helped shut down the play by calling in fire marshals to complain about the theater’s permit. Staffers at a nature preserve were featured on local news defending themselves against Repent accusations that their site represents something related to witchcraft.
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A Louisiana sheriff plans to arm volunteers with shotguns, riot shields, batons, and a .50-caliber machine gun mounted on a "war wagon," as part of "Operation Exodus," a program to provide security in the event of a terrorist attack or civic unrest. "It's a calling," he says.
The office of Sheriff Larry Deen of Bossier Parish, near Shreveport in the northwest part of the state, last month selected for the program 200 local residents -- mostly ex-law-enforcement personnel -- and began training them in "defensive techniques in the event of a struggle," reports the Shreveport Times. The plan calls for the new recruits to be sent to protect food from grocery stores, gas from gas stations, and other crucial local resources, should the situation demand it.
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....a 'Struggle' - what kind of struggle sherriff? Will people 'pay' for what you judge 'crimes'? Will the scales finally be 'evened'? This is just plain nuts and to me it's the sound of country's fabric tearing as stoneage idiots dig in their heels as time carries us forward.

3 comments:

ToLo said...

Just what we need to be doing: arming rednecks with 50 caliber machine guns. Christ.

Doogman said...

Frankly it's terrifying. I worry that if there's a natural disaster these whackos will try a coup and a lot of good people would get hurt.

Kaye Fissinger said...

It is said that we have a divided nation. With so much that I read, I wonder if we have instead TWO nations. I wonder what we would have if the Civil War had ended differently. And I'm so grateful that I was born in the North.