Someone Dropped a Dime on Hal Turner
(Tip o' the tinfoil hat to PhoenixWoman at Mercury Rising by way of reader Bridget Magnus, aka the Short Woman.)
This is a better way to start your day than a cup of joe and a blowjob. In a way, ya gotta feel sorry for Hal, considering that he just got his radio show back on the air. Then again, you don't have to if you don't want to.
Not too long ago, I said to Hal Turner, "But the great thing about luck is that the law of averages will eventually will out and even the obscenely lucky will eventually start pumping air."
Well, apparently it did because at 4:15 yesterday afternoon, Hal Turner was arrested in North Bergen, NJ on a warrant sworn out by the Connecticut state Capitol police. I wish I could say that I had something to do with this but it was over another crime of Turner's that I didn't even know about. In case you think this is a prank or hoax, someone posted news of Hal Turner's arrest on his cesspool of a blog.
The post in question, as per Hal's usual MO, was to disseminate over the Turner Radio "Network" the home addresses of the Office of State Ethics' Thomas K. Jones and two Connecticut lawmakers, Rep. Michael Lawlor, D-East Haven and Sen. Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford.
Luckily, the Ct. Capitol police somehow found out about Turner's threat and he was taken into custody at the North Bergen, NJ PD less than four hours before air time. At this time, he awaits extradition back to Connecticut for his arraignment. So, what was this all about?
Apparently, Reps. Lawlor and McDonald had introduced legislation through their judiciary committee that would've made the archdiocese register as lobbyists. The action, in Turner's own words, "would reorganize the internal structure of local parishes to remove priests and bishops from financial oversight to replace them with boards of laypeople.
It turns out that Lawlor and McDonald are adamant advocates of same-sex marriage legislation and are apparently trying to punish the church for standing against their agenda."
Yeah, you hit the nail on the head, Hal. If you won't let total strangers marry within their own gender, which they can do in Connecticut, anyway, I'll make it harder for you to engage in political activities which you shouldn't be doing if you enjoy tax-exempt status.
So Hal found his inner Bill Donohue (oddly enough, Donohue's Catholic League never even bothered writing either about the Connecticut bill or Turner's arrest) and he said of these "tyrannical scumbags",
After all, if they are so proud of what they're doing, they shouldn't mind if everyone knows where they live.
It is our intent to foment direct action against these individuals personally. These beastly government officials should be made an example of as a warning to others in government: Obey the Constitution or die.
If any state attorney, police department or court thinks they're going to get uppity with us about this; I suspect we have enough bullets to put them down too.
No doubt, Thomas Jefferson is pinching the bridge of his nose up in heaven and wishing he'd chosen his words more carefully.
My question is, why did it take so long for this to happen? Another question: Earlier this year, Turner threatened to disseminate the private home addresses of 246 federal lawmakers and, despite a massive email campaign waged by yours truly in which I'd warned the FBI, the TSA, the North Bergen PD, the Washington DC Capitol Police and the lawmakers themselves, not a single thing was done. How come Turner was allowed to post with utter impunity instructions on how to make ricin and bombs and was allowed to threaten the lives of at least two presidents and two presidential candidates?
Yet Turner threatens two state lawmakers and eponymous law enforcement agencies and suddenly that's more actionable than all of the above? So the police will respond only if they're threatened even in the abstract and everyone else is left to fend for themselves?
I guess we ought to be grateful for small favors. Myself, I'd rather chain Turner's fat, nasty ass in a cornfield somewhere and wait for aliens to abduct him so he can be anally probed forever in the cold dark void of outer space. Yet one has to wonder how much and how long this paid informant was shielded by his handlers at the FBI (principally Stephen Haug) and whether or not the Bureau ought to be investigated for their collusion with this lunatic.