Friday, September 25, 2009

Census Worker Was Naked, Bound: Leftists Blame Bachmann, Beck, Limbaugh, Malkin, and Palin

At the New York Times, "Witness Says Census Worker Was Naked, Bound" (via Memeorandum). Of course, that's confirmation that Bill Sparkman's death couldn't have been suicide. You know, the right-wingers killed him. From airhead Larisa Alexandrovna:

I ... think it is absolutely fair to ask why someone would target a census worker (and sadly, a single father of two)? I have never heard of a Census worker being murdered before. I am sure it happens and has probably happened even in recent times, but I simply have never read or heard another instance of such a crime. So at the very least we can say it is a rare crime.

And I think that it is also fair to question the role Rep. Michelle Bachmann [sic] (the psychotic, drooling, knuckle-dragger, ill-informed conspiracy theorist, birther and hater masquerading as a member of Congress) jihad against the Census Bureau had something to do with it.

Okay. Right.

And since Charles Johnson's also advocating this meme, it's no doubt ironclad! (Memeorandum link only - trying to observe the LGF embargo.)

How about at Democratic Underground, "
Handy Guide to how Republicans and Fox News are Responsible For Census Worker Being Hanged":

We need to absolutely expose Glenn Beck, Michele Bachmann, Michelle Malkin, CNN's Lou Dobbs, Michael Steele, Rush Limbaugh and the legion of others parroting right-wing lies for trumping up this nonsense and getting people to now commit murder in a hideous fashion.
Conservatives getting people to commit murder?
Okay. That's a really credible hypothesis coming from folks who post with
murderous Che Guevara avatars. It's kinda like, you know, communists don't have to "get" anyone to murder people - they just go out and cut down their opponents without provocation.

And how about that "Fed" graphic above? Oh, that's from The Brad Blog, "
Was the 9/12 Murder Related to Inflammatory Rhetoric of Beck, Bachman, and Fox 'News'? Or to Recent Local Events That Have Rocked the Rural, Poor, Republican County? Or All of the Above?" Geez, all that, and the Photoshop's already enough for an indictment!

But wait! Maybe it wasn't the right wing after all. Even the nihilist
Firedoglake is skeptical:
Before we assume that this apparent homicide was a response solely to the attacks Michele Bachmann and others have made on the census, it's worth recalling how Clay County made news earlier this year, when a bunch of local officials were indicted for vote fraud.
Whew! I feel better already. All that Fox viewing is turning me into a murderer!

Related: "Sparkman: Casualty of Methland, USA? Or Victim of Anti-Government Bile?" (via Memorandum). Plus Lindsay "Don't Spell My Name Wrong You Nazi Stormtrooper" Beyerstein's on the case, "Meth and Anti-Government Extremism Not Mutually Exclusive."


Grizzly Mama said...

A friend of mine was a census taker in 1990. She warned me away from working that as a possible job in 2000. She had some scary moments and felt threatened a couple of times. You couldn't pay me enough to do that job.

Another dead census worker.

I read something interesting about this man's death. The FBI is puzzled because he was hanging so low - his knees actually were touching the ground. I don't know what it means, but atleast a thorough investigation is being done. We really can't jump to conclusions.

Anonymous said...

You can't jump to conclusions...

except he had his eyes, neck and hands duct taped. With his federal ID card duct taped to the side of this neck. Gagged and bound with a felt mark "FED" written across his chest.

Hype up the paranoia like Bachman does and people do jump to conclusions and kill people if they are psychotic....the paranoia feeds their fantasies...

JBW said...

A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. Then I wrote "Fed" on his chest and hung him. Obama! Nihilism! Wooo!

Unknown said...

According to, 55 IRS Agents have died in the line of duty since 1919. This could have been a tragic case of mistaken identity.

Dennis said...

Given this is an area where "moonshine", met labs and a number of illegal activities occur it would not surprise me that one of these criminal activities perpetrator left a warning for the FEDs. The rest of this conjecture is just that and in most cases is self serving drivel.

Anonymous said...

I'd bet there's not five people in Clay County that know who Michelle Bachman is, and if there are, the hillbillies that did this are not among them.

Christopher R Taylor said...

Oops I guess it was suicide. A retraction will no doubt be coming, and even an apology.