Milwaukee Sheriff Wants ‘Revolution’ With ‘Pitchforks and Torches’

David Clarke, the incredibly far-right sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, is openly calling for a revolution to overthrow the government, urging people to form a mob with “pitchforks and torches” and using the Declaration of Independence to justify it.

Milwaukee County sheriff and Tea Party hero David Clarke has a new radio show on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze network, and naturally used the July 4th episode to explain how the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling was just the sort of thing that inspired the Declaration of Independence and so should inspire a new “revolution” complete with “pitchforks and torches.”

“If you call yourself an American, then you have to start a revolution in this country after what happened last week at the United States Supreme Court,” Clarke told his listeners. “If you believe in the concept of self-rule, representative democracy, limited government, then you have no choice at the very least to be part of a revolution that’s going to be necessary to get this country back.”

“Yes, pitchforks and torches,” he insisted, explaining that Washignton can’t be fixed so “you have to deconstruct it.”

He later accused President Obama of “exciting domestic insurrections among us.” No, Mr. Clark, the one inciting (not exciting) an insurrection is the right wing, like you just did on the very same show. And you’re coming dangerously close to the crime of sedition.

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  • D. C. Sessions

    And in the next breath he and his followers are talking about how the country needs “law and order.” Of course, the ones he wants to line up and be obedient aren’t like them.

  • colnago80

    Sounds like he’s channeling ole Pat Buchanan who once called for peasants with pitchforks.

  • John Pieret

    exciting domestic insurrections

    It’s exciting to think they might be out in the wild (with all the comforts of home) shouting “Wolverine!!!!!”

  • RickR

    You first, Dave.

    We’re right behind you. Honest.

  • StevoR

    “Yes, pitchforks and torches,” he insisted, ..

    Well that’s awful sporting of him!

  • StevoR

    What exactly does he expect the government to armed with in response btw?

  • raven

    1. It has been blatantly obvious for a while that the christofascists hate America.

    They’ve been calling for violent revolution, making up paranoid lies about FEMA concentration camps and imminent roundups, and insulting the president (Kenyan, Moslem terrorist antichrist) when they aren’t outright calling for his assassination.

    The Sovereign Citizens have murdered at least 7 police officers. Xian terrorism has been a serious problem for decades.

    2. We already have a procedure in place to change the government. It’s called elections. That democracy thing. The fact is, Obama won the last two presidential elections.

    Sheriff David Clarke apparently hasn’t been paying attention to anything including history for the last 200 years and our system of law and government based on elections and the constitution.

  • StevoR

    should inspire a new “revolution” complete with “pitchforks and torches.”

    Pretty sure the first revolutionaries against George III (no, III the older other one whose bro ain’t Jeb!) could at leats drum up a few muskets, pistols and the odd canon to arm themselves with. This klown wants to fight with even less against folks with UAVs and water cannon and computers and satellites and so on? I’d wish him luck with that coz he’ll really need except, well, with all that hateful bigotry and deliberate stupidity, no I don’t wish him any good fortune at all.

  • raven

    Wherever you have hate speech you have hate violence.

    There is always someone not in contact with reality and on the edge that actually thinks wingbags and loons like David Clarke, Glenn Beck, or Alex Jones have something worthwhile to say.

    I suppose the last one was Dylan Roof who killed a bunch of black people in a church in SC to start a race war a few weeks ago. And the next one will be….wait and see.

  • StevoR

    PS. I could be mistaken but don’t US Sheriffs have to, like, swear an oath to uphold the law and support their nation loyally and well or something?

    So ..if so .. isn’t this wanker breaking that oath and bringing his office into disrepute and proving himself unfit to hold his current job?

  • raven

    Sounds like he’s channeling ole Pat Buchanan who once called for peasants with pitchforks.

    and

    Pat Buchanan warns of another Civil War: The time of mass …

    www. salon. com/…/pat_buchanan_warns_of_another_civil_war_the…

    2 days ago – Pat Buchanan warns of another Civil War: The time of mass right-wing … liberals have yet to write, but most certainly will in the coming years.

    Pat Buchanan calls for a new civil war often.

    I don’t think too many people pay attention to him though. All the sanity of Rick Satanorum and the intelligence of Sarah Palin.

  • D. C. Sessions

    isn’t this wanker breaking that oath and bringing his office into disrepute and proving himself unfit to hold his current job?

    Yeah, except that there’s really no mechanism to enforce that “oath of office” besides honor and elections. We already have a pretty good idea of how much “honor” binds him, and as for elections? Well, this will probably help him stay in office.

    For comparison, consider Joe Arpaio.

  • caseloweraz

    We know what happens when somebody posts on his Facebook page that he wants to start a revolution or attack the president. I imagine it happens even faster when someone does that on his radio show.

    Of course Michael Savage and others have done that sort of thing for years. But they don’t have another job to lose — unlike, say, a county sheriff.

  • caseloweraz

    Incidentally, I see this story was “submitted by Miranda Blue.” Doesn’t RWW have proofreaders?

  • lordshipmayhem

    A little advice for the Sheriff: [Shrek whisper] This is the part where you run away.

  • wreck

    “pitchforks and torches”

    Seems like the only logical way to get rid of Frankenbama.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    He’s got a point. When King George tried to make everyone gay back in 1776 real Americans rose up and stopped him, and drove all the homos back to England and Canada. If you believe in the concept of self-rule, representative democracy, limited government, then you have no choice at the very least but to overthrow it.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Clarke thinks that after the revolution he will be up at the top, making money and giving orders. In truth, if the revolution succeeded, much more cunning characters would move in and take control. Clarke would be regarded as nothing more than a ‘useful idiot’ and probably finish up in jail (or dead).

  • Johnny Vector

    If you have an exciting domestic insurrection that lasts longer than four hours, see a doctor.

  • StevoR

    @12. D. C. Sessions : “For comparison, consider Joe Arpaio.”

    Isn’t Arpaio facing jailtime and in really serious trouble? Sure that’s the example ya wanna use?

    But yeah, elected sheriffs are a thing over there, I forgot . (Shakes head)

    Yes, that is worrying and also depressing really. But I get the feeling, the hope at least that things over there are slowly – even maybe not-so-slowly changing for the better. Perhaps. I don’t really know.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    sigurd jorsalfar ” If you believe in the concept of self-rule, representative democracy, limited government, then you have no choice at the very least but to overthrow it.

    +1 internet.

  • dan4

    @2: At least Buchanan’s references to “pitchforks and peasants” were meant to be non-literal and humorous (I remember watching his speeches on C-Span, where he’d always smile when he got to that line). With Clarke, I’m not so sure….

  • Al Dente

    StevoR @6

    What exactly does he expect the government to armed with in response btw?

    At ranges closer than about two meters, a pitchfork might be an acceptable weapon. At ranges further than two meters I’ll take an M16A4 rifle over a pitchfork. The US Army apparently agrees, since the typical infantry squad loadout has a minimum of four rifles and zero pitchfoks.

  • dingojack

    Who knew Victor von Frankenstein’s castle was in Milwaukee? Has anyone informed Mel Brooks?

    Dingo

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Al Dente, what about the Individual Infanteer Collapsible Pitchforking Tool, or “p-tool”?

  • Al Dente

    The “p-tool” is designed primarily for cavalry and mule-skinner units to more easily feed the horses, mules, llamas, warthogs, and other assorted critters assigned to these units. It can be used as a weapon in the same way a sledge hammer or toilet paper dispenser can be used as such, but it’s weaponability is much less than a real weapon like a machete or meat cleaver.

  • laurentweppe

    It has been blatantly obvious for a while that the christofascists hate America.

    Fascists of all stripes hate every polity they don’t rule. It’s pretty much a constant with them: “Am I the Boss?” “Huh, no, you aren’t” “Then fuck this country, and Fuck everyone who lives in it!

  • whheydt

    Nice of him to include torches in the equipment, though hardly necessary. Someone should let him know that the US armed forces have night vision equipment.

    Others have commented on the equipment the Army (and Air Force) has, so I’ll take a shot at an amateur list…

    Assault rifles, machine guns, Grenades, RPGs, APCs, artillery, tanks, armed drones, helicopter gunships, ground attack aircraft, bombers, IRBMs….

    I dare say there are enough DC-3 variants (C-47, Dakota, R4D, Skytrain, ….) still around as well as C-130s to set up both variants of “Puff, the Magic Dragon”. Might even still be some original AC-47s to press into service.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Clarke would be regarded as nothing more than a ‘useful idiot’ and probably finish up in jail (or dead).

    People who lead successful revolutions are generally not the people you want around once you’re in charge.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Isn’t Arpaio facing jailtime and in really serious trouble? Sure that’s the example ya wanna use?

    No jail time on the table, just a civil contempt charge. Which will end up costing the taxpayers of Maricopa County (incl. /me) some serious money. Meanwhile, he’s been using this “lawless regime” to stay in office for long enough that he’s likely to leave it feet-first.

  • John Pieret

    whheydt:

    Dude, while I’m as nostalgic as the next old guy and Puff the Magic Dragon was way cool (as killing machines go) in its day, give me an Apache AH-64 Helicopter any day of the week.

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    Seriously, what does it take in this country for someone to violate sedition laws? I understand and appreciate free speech, but when the sheriff of a major US city openly calls for armed rebellion, something needs to be done.

  • busterggi

    Pitchforks & torches – have fun storming Frankenstein’s lab!

  • John Pieret

    Gregory in Seattle:

    Our history of trying to use sedition laws is not good.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_and_Sedition_Acts

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedition_Act_of_1918

    They almost always are used by the government to suppress dissent, most recently against those who demonstrated against the Vietnam war. Thanks but no thanks. People flapping their gums are just that. If this douchnozzle starts arming a militia to attack the Supreme Court, that’s a different matter but one better handled under other laws.

  • otrame

    @John Pieret “Apache AH-64 Helicopter any day of the week”

    Or any attack helicopter, frankly. Back in the middle 14th century*, when I was a young woman, my ex and I went to a fairly obscure beach in the Carolinas. Had a great time. Also had some type of attack helicopter (knew what it was at the time, but it was a long time ago–I want to say a Cobra, but I could be wrong) do a gun run along the beach. It was…. exciting. No actual guns, of course, but even without them, that copter healed over for maximum speed, about 60 feet up and… yeah. Exciting. I’ll lend Clarke my pitchfork and watch from over there. Way over there.

    *okay it was the 1970s. Work with me.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    John Pieret, exactly. Sedition laws are for shutting up hippies, not Patriots.

     

    Don’t worry, you Leftists. I’m sure Obama has his ATF/EPA spies in these Patriot’s Patriot groups. Heck, he’s probably got them free Obamacare by now.

  • whheydt

    Against guys with torches (easy to see) and pitchforks, an AC-47 would be incredibly effective. It would have very long loiter time (hours) and probably do minimal collateral damage.

    Of course any WW2 ground attack plane (e.g. RAF Tornados…the prop versions developed from the Hurricane, not the modern jets) or even your average WW1 fighter would do pretty well against the sort of target we’re discussing. The advantage of the AC-47 is that the DC-3 is the only aircraft design in the world that holds a *permanent* air worthiness certification for commercial use so long as the individual plane meets safety inspection checks.

  • Al Dente

    whheydt @28

    I dare say there are enough DC-3 variants (C-47, Dakota, R4D, Skytrain, ….) still around as well as C-130s to set up both variants of “Puff, the Magic Dragon”. Might even still be some original AC-47s to press into service.

    The AC-47D was retired from the US Air Force in the late 1960s, with the surviving aircraft being transferred to the South Vietnamese Air Force, Royal Thai Air Force, and Cambodian Air Force. None of these aircraft exist in flyable condition. The AC-47D was replaced by the AC-130, various variants have been providing close air support for 50 years.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “I remember watching his speeches on C-Span, where he’d always smile when he got to that line). With Clarke, I’m not so sure…”

    He was smiling because he was jerking off behind the podium.

    Pat Buchanan is the Godfather of a lot of the miserable sociopathic fuckheadz that comprise MurKKKa’s DISLOYAL OPPOSITION. Fuck him, he can’t die soon enough.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “the DC-3 is the only aircraft design in the world that holds a *permanent* air worthiness certification for commercial use so long as the individual plane meets safety inspection checks.”

    And the C-130 Hercules is not? Wow.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “the DC-3 is the only aircraft design in the world that holds a *permanent* air worthiness certification for commercial use so long as the individual plane meets safety inspection checks.”

    And the C-130 Hercules is not? Wow.

  • D. C. Sessions

    As long as we’re on CAS effectiveness, have a read in Yeager about the time he more or less stumbled on a column of German troops going down a road he was lined up on. And this was in a Mustang, not exactly the best CAS bird we had.

    Dual or quad 600 round/min 12.7 mm is pretty tame even by 1960s standards, but it will chew up an infantry column like a Sequoia-sized chipper/shredder. And the “patriots” who talk so big are not even as well-prepared as those kids Yeager ran across.

  • D. C. Sessions

    As long as we’re on CAS effectiveness, have a read in Yeager about the time he more or less stumbled on a column of German troops going down a road he was lined up on. And this was in a Mustang, not exactly the best CAS bird we had.

    Dual or quad 600 round/min 12.7 mm is pretty tame even by 1960s standards, but it will chew up an infantry column like a Sequoia-sized chipper/shredder. And the “patriots” who talk so big are not even as well-prepared as those kids Yeager ran across.

  • John Pieret

    As long as we are going on about this, my second choice after the Apache 64 would be the A-10 Warthog. Discontinuing it may have been the greatest military mistake in the last 50 years … as long as we still think using close air power to protect ground troops is a good idea.

  • John Pieret

    As long as we are going on about this, my second choice after the Apache 64 would be the A-10 Warthog. Discontinuing it may have been the greatest military mistake in the last 50 years … as long as we still think using close air power to protect ground troops is a good idea.

  • raven

    I’m not at all nostalgic for electric gatling guns on helicopters.

    Peter, Paul, and Mary late 1960’s

    Puff the magic dragon

    Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

    Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff

    And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff

    Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

    Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

    Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail

    Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff’s gigantic tail

    Noble kings and princes would bow whene’er they came

    Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name

    Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

    Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

    A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys

    Painted wings and giant’s rings make way for other toys

    One gray night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more

    And Puff, that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar

    His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain

    Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane

    Without his lifelong friend, Puff could not be brave

    So Puff, that mighty dragon, sadly slipped into his cave

    Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

    Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

    Although, reading the lyrics again after a few decades, this is now too sappy for my taste. I like happy endings, you know, something different once in a while.

  • raven

    I’m not at all nostalgic for electric gatling guns on helicopters.

    Peter, Paul, and Mary late 1960’s

    Puff the magic dragon

    Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

    Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff

    And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff

    Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

    Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

    Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail

    Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff’s gigantic tail

    Noble kings and princes would bow whene’er they came

    Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name

    Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

    Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

    A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys

    Painted wings and giant’s rings make way for other toys

    One gray night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more

    And Puff, that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar

    His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain

    Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane

    Without his lifelong friend, Puff could not be brave

    So Puff, that mighty dragon, sadly slipped into his cave

    Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

    Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

    Although, reading the lyrics again after a few decades, this is now too sappy for my taste. I like happy endings, you know, something different once in a while.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Cllarke would definitely be advised to read up on what happens to a lot of successful revolutionaries. They end up on the wrong end of a lethal object, like Leon Trotsky. Then there’s the problem that successful revolutions and coups often encourage the next batch of wannabe rulers to launch their own attempts. Just go ask some Bolivians about the turmoil their country went through in the ’60s and ’70s.

  • JoeBuddha

    Sounds good to me. Meet up at the Koch brothers’ compound?

  • JoeBuddha

    Sounds good to me. Meet up at the Koch brothers’ compound?

  • Al Dente

    John Pieret @42

    the A-10 Warthog. Discontinuing it may have been the greatest military mistake in the last 50 years

    After the US Air Force was established in 1947 the Army and the Air Force reached an agreement, the so-called Treaty of Key West, that the Army would have no armed fixed wing aircraft and the Air Force would provide air support to the Army. In the 1970s the Air Force wanted a replacement for the Korean War era A-1 Skyraider and Fairchild Republic offered the A-10. The Air Force wanted a smaller, less capable but cheaper Northrop A-9. The Army wanted the A-10 and, when the Air Force tried to demur, the Army said that the Air Force was not keeping up their end of the Treaty of Key West and the Army would buy and operate the A-10. Faced with that threat, the Air Force bought some A-10s.

    The A-10 Warthog has always been the red-headed stepchild of the Air Force. It’s not a sexy, go-fast fighter like the F-15, F-16 or F-22. It’s a slow, low-flying, ugly plane that was forced on the Air Force by the Army. It’s also designed to stand up to the Soviet armed forces fighting in the Fulda Gap. The Air Force says they’re concerned the A-10 would not survive in an air combat environment. How many aircraft do ISIS and Al Qaeda operate? The Air Force wants to retire the A-10 immediately and replace it with the sexy F-35 STOL, which is still having development problems.

  • Al Dente

    John Pieret @42

    the A-10 Warthog. Discontinuing it may have been the greatest military mistake in the last 50 years

    After the US Air Force was established in 1947 the Army and the Air Force reached an agreement, the so-called Treaty of Key West, that the Army would have no armed fixed wing aircraft and the Air Force would provide air support to the Army. In the 1970s the Air Force wanted a replacement for the Korean War era A-1 Skyraider and Fairchild Republic offered the A-10. The Air Force wanted a smaller, less capable but cheaper Northrop A-9. The Army wanted the A-10 and, when the Air Force tried to demur, the Army said that the Air Force was not keeping up their end of the Treaty of Key West and the Army would buy and operate the A-10. Faced with that threat, the Air Force bought some A-10s.

    The A-10 Warthog has always been the red-headed stepchild of the Air Force. It’s not a sexy, go-fast fighter like the F-15, F-16 or F-22. It’s a slow, low-flying, ugly plane that was forced on the Air Force by the Army. It’s also designed to stand up to the Soviet armed forces fighting in the Fulda Gap. The Air Force says they’re concerned the A-10 would not survive in an air combat environment. How many aircraft do ISIS and Al Qaeda operate? The Air Force wants to retire the A-10 immediately and replace it with the sexy F-35 STOL, which is still having development problems.

  • whheydt

    Re: Al Dente @ #46…

    The A-10 is also an incredibly *sturdy* aircraft that can take an incredible amount of battle damage and still get it’s–well protected–pilot back to a friendly airfield. Kind of like the differences in design philosophy between the P-51 Mustang (lots of pilot protection) and the Mitsubishi A6M Navy Type O (aka “Zero”), very light, fast and maneuverable but with no armor and not even self-sealing fuel tanks.

    Basically, the A-10 is designed to get the pilot back home after turning enemy tanks into exploding balls of swiss cheese. makes for a rather messy field to detox after, though, what with the use of 30mm depleted Uranium slugs.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Well, sure, the A10 is really good, but on the other hand the F35 is much more expensive.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Well, sure, the A10 is really good, but on the other hand the F35 is much more expensive.

  • whheydt

    A number of other points…

    As regards continuing airworthiness of the C130 variants…I did specify that the cert for the DC-3 applied to *commercial* (and that’s civilian) use. I don’t think the FAA or CAB (if they still exist) gets much say in what the Air Force wants to fly.

    One does kind of wonder what kind of laundry bill these clowns would have if they saw an attack run from a de Haviland Mosquito FB-IV. That’s the “fighter-bomber” version that was set up for ground attack. 2K pound bomb load, 4 .303 machine guns *plus* 4 20mm cannon. Their pilots favorite sport was shooting up German trains…from end to end.

    As previously noted, though, one needn’t really get too fancy. A SPAD S.VII or a Fokker DR.1 would be more than adequate.

  • John Pieret

    Al Dente:

    I remember a documentary about a small unit (rangers or seals) who were injected into Iraq either just before or during one of the Iraq wars. They were quickly surrounded by a much larger Iraqi force. They had a flight of F-16s for air cover. The F-16s couldn’t stay over the battle field for long and were afraid to bomb/strafe within 100 meters of our positionsfor fear of hitting our troops. A single A-10 could have circled the battle field for an hour or more and bombed/strafed within 20 or even 10 meters of our troops with little fear of friendly fire casualties.

    The Air Force bureaucrats might hate the A-10 but I’ve never heard of any pilot who flew one who didn’t love them.

  • John Pieret

    al dente:

    The Air Force says they’re concerned the A-10 would not survive in an air combat environment.

    That’s what the F-16s and F-35s are there for. The A-10s are there for the troops on the ground. So, what, the F-16s and F-35s won’t try to protect the Apaches? They can do the same for the Warthogs which can do a job the sexy fighters can’t.

  • sugarfrosted

    Should be mentioned: Milwaukee is in Marquette county, not Milwaukee county.

  • sugarfrosted

    @52, I was wrong, now I’m confused.

  • vereverum

    Clarke and his group are justa buncha johnnie-come-latelys

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Corn_Rebellion

  • Akira MacKenzie

    ding jack @ 24

    I can’t speak for Mel, but Gene Wilder was born in Milwaukee.

  • Akira MacKenzie

    Sorry, dingojack.

  • dingojack

    Akira – Did Mrs Wilder shout: “It’s alive! It’s ALIVE!!!” when her son was born?

    😉 Dingo

    ————

    I see I was beaten to the punch in remarking that Puff the Magic Dragon wouldn’t work if the revolution was in Tucson, it’s only found in proximity to large saline bodies of water…

  • erichoug

    I love this kind of stuff. Especially because I always feel it would be a popcorn worthy moment to watch a bunch of middle aged, right wing nutballs get mowed down by an Apache gunship while they waved their stupid Gadsden flags in their tricorn hats, suddenly realizing that all the AR-15s in the world are not match for a well placed attack helicopter.

    I say, confiscate all of their property and escort them to the Canadian border buck naked and then bill them for transportation

  • erichoug

    I love this kind of stuff. Especially because I always feel it would be a popcorn worthy moment to watch a bunch of middle aged, right wing nutballs get mowed down by an Apache gunship while they waved their stupid Gadsden flags in their tricorn hats, suddenly realizing that all the AR-15s in the world are not match for a well placed attack helicopter.

    I say, confiscate all of their property and escort them to the Canadian border buck naked and then bill them for transportation

  • thebookofdave

    I’ve never heard of any pilot who flew one who didn’t love them.

    And, in my experience, I can say the same for most of the crew chiefs who maintained them, John Pieret.

  • thebookofdave

    @StevoR #10

    isn’t this wanker breaking that oath and bringing his office into disrepute and proving himself unfit to hold his current job?

    No, because he swore his oath, not to the state of Wisconsin, but to the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. CSPOA: for those who read Orwell thinking, “Yeah, I could probably do that.”

  • thebookofdave

    @StevoR #10

    isn’t this wanker breaking that oath and bringing his office into disrepute and proving himself unfit to hold his current job?

    No, because he swore his oath, not to the state of Wisconsin, but to the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. CSPOA: for those who read Orwell thinking, “Yeah, I could probably do that.”