John Shadegg Didn’t Really Mean for Michael Bloomberg’s Daughter to be Assraped by Swarthy Terrorists

Bzzzzzzz!If you’re wondering when those invisible-fence collars attached to wingnuts get activated, here’s an indication:

Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) has apologized for suggesting that, if 9/11 trials are held in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s daughter could be kidnapped.

“I saw the mayor of New York said today, ‘We’re tough. We can do it.’ Well, Mayor, how are you going to feel when it’s your daughter that’s kidnapped at school by a terrorist?” Shadegg said last night.

This afternoon, he told the Associated Press that he’s sorry — but added that his point was still a good one.

On the other hand, Michael Mukasey’s collar seems to be malfunctioning.

Shadegg Apologizes For Saying NYC Mayor’s Daughter Could Get Kidnapped [TPM]

Another in a long line of GOP non-apology apologies.

@blogenfreude: I’m just fascinated that there’s clearly a line that occasionally gets crossed, however weak the apology.

Either that, or Shadegg doesn’t have Bachmann’s balls.

What… she’s going to be kidnapped telepathically by incarcerated suspects awaiting trial? Yeah… I can see how that’s still a “good point.”

Seriously, though… when did Republicans become such cowards?

@Serolf Divad:

I think all the Joker Obama posters have convinced them that they’re actually IN a Batman movie. Makes as much sense as anything.

The pigfuckers have been downright jealous of NY since 9-11, and pissed off that the strength and resilience of the New Yorkers showed them for the chicken-littles that they are.

Ever since 9-11 they have been attacking anyone who shows any fearlessness and fortitude as dangerously naive, or even traitorous. Given their claim to true american virtues, this has been the most maddening and disgusting of all the right’s idiocy, they pretend to worship machismo, but they denigrate and attack true courage and hold up panicked fear and overreaction as the only manly response.


@Promnight: Dude, pussies are tough. They take sexual assaults, they survive passing squalling infants the size of watermelons.

Gonads, on the other hand, are weak. A cold breeze makes them crawl up to the liver. And goddess forbid an errant baseball hit them.

Pussies are strong.

I agree with all of your post except the last word.


Yes, but, unless the threat is everpresent and terrifyingly REAL it means the reaction to the event, the invasion of Iraq, the wire taps, tec, all of that stuff was not only wrong-headed but unnecessary. So the more threatened their position becomes by rational behavior the more they have to scream and rant. It will get much worse. Personally I find this harder to bear than the event itself. And no, I did not lose anyone in the attack so easy for me to say but I think that even if I had I’d feel the same.

@Serolf Divad: Cowards and freeloaders. They don’t want to pay taxes for required services so we have to pay them instead.

@al2o3cr: I think many among us think life is an action movie. Not a particularly good action movie either. Batman would be about right.

Speaking of action movies, we saw State of Play the other night. Perfectly dreadful film with a hilarious view of newspapers ripped right from the screenplay of All the President’s Men. The movie pretends to be all librul and such as till its last demented plot turn in which it reveals its true nature as part of the right-wing propaganda machine that is the Hollywood action film. I think almost all of them are fascist in design: lone avengers who know right from wrong and act on gut instinct to take out the ‘bad guys’. In SoP they wind up giving the stand-in for Blackwater, which has provided the engine for its putrid plot, a pass. Turns out the reformer is the bad guy. Oh. And Russell Crowe. How does he ever get a job?

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