Debunking The Right Wing Claims of Death Threats Against Scott Walker

 

@DONTTouchTheFRO: They gone JFK Scott Walker. Shoot his mfn head off BANG BANG!!! *chief keef voice*..

@SeXXX_Symbol_: Somebody need to Abe Lincoln Scott Walker cave frog lookin ass. …

@realwesleywess: Someone from the NRA should shoot Scott Walker in the head, GTA-style. …

@caleb_white: Scott walker will die within the next week ive already payed for the hit …

They are also threatening Gov. Walker’s wife and son:

@SwaggedTf_Out: NBS I Know What School Scott Walker Son Go To

Direct from: the Washington Times, threats made by Tweets against Governor Scott Walker. The supporters of Scott Walker are fuming from this and are blaming liberals and blacks for this crime. There is a theory that the RNC is paying operatives to disturb Democrats and possibly President Obama's speech. And rumor has it that the hecklers at Romney's speeches were insiders, trying to cause heat between the Romney and President Obama.

Though no proof can be given until an investigation is complete, the above-mentioned threats appear to be that of someone who is an illiterate teabagger.

@realwesleywess: Someone from the NRA should shoot Scott Walker in the head, GTA-style. …
@caleb_white: Scott walker will die within the next week ive already payed for the hit …

So let us examine the sentence structure:

01) @realwesleywess: Someone from the NRA should shoot Scott Walker in the head, GTA-style. …

GTA-Style GTA is Grand Theft Auto Style. Grand Theft Auto according to the law is the theft of an automobile worth more than (depending on the state's value defining grand theft, but for argument sake) $500, then the state can file felony charges against the suspect. If the vehicle is worth less than $500 according Kelly Blue Book, then it's petty theft, which is a misdemeanor. So the slang used is improper

Now if it's in reference to the video game, Grand Theft Auto, then @realwesleywess again used the improper term. The game Grand Theft Auto allows the player to carjack the victim and steal their vehicle. It's robbery, not theft.

02) @caleb_white: Scott walker will die within the next week ive already payed for the hit

Now this is fascinating. Walker is a proper noun and with proper nouns, names are always capitalized. If @Calen_White is trying to evoke some sort of emotion, will should be replaced with shall…I shall return? ive. Another mistake common in the teabagger English lexicon. Again, more punctuation errors. I should be capitalized and if @Caleb_White wishes to use contraction, it should be I've not ive. After the word week, there needs to be a period, or the sentence is run-on. And finally, payed. I looked up the word payed and could not find the word. I wonder if @Caleb_White meant paid?

As you can tell from the posting, these are definitely NOT liberals or progressives but teabaggers who are probably on the payroll for the Republican Party. Why? To instill hatred and division. I've attended Occupy movements and liberal/progressive rallies and I could not find one poster with poor grammar. And also, these same teabaggers promote English Only, but for the life of them, foreigners write better grammatically than them. So if the Department of Justice is interested in prosecuting these "morans" for making a terrorist threats, please do so. Oh and it's easy to find these "morans"…follow the misspelled signs.
 

7 Replies to “Debunking The Right Wing Claims of Death Threats Against Scott Walker”

  1. I need to check up on my typeing. I never capitalize walker, he doesnt deserve it. On twitter I also never put in apostrophes becuase they take up a character.

    But it would certainly not surprise me to know this is a tea thugs doing, at the behest of the GOP

     

  2. FYI: Thanks to the simple expedient of checking Twitter handles on their website, I found there are currently no "@realwesleywess" or "@DONTTouchTheFRO" accounts… but there are ones for @caleb_white, @SeXXX_Symbol_ and @SwaggedTf_Out, as a matter of record.
    Which could raise the question of whether the last three may have been compromised or hacked for the purpose of posting said threats; has anybody considered that angle of attack?
    (Not to mention the possibility for where we may have "false flag" tricks being conducted by the Walker Administration to exaggerate the fear and paranoia ahead of the prospect of an indictment against him via the John Doe Enquiry, and to distract attention therefrom.)

  3. In all honesty, if people are going to make threats, especially on the Internet, they deserve to be arrested by our socialist law enforcement, sent to our socialist jail, presented within 48 hours of our socialist judge, and if convicted in our socialist court, sent to our socialist jail or prison. It's that simple.
     

  4. Sorry, Tim from LA, but this is a dubious analysis. I'm progressive through and through and believe such threats are wrong no matter where they are coming from. But pinning them on Teabaggers based on grammar at Twitter is amateurish. For example, you say "The game Grand Theft Auto allows the player to carjack the victim and steal their vehicle. It's robbery, not theft." But the name of the game is GTA, and clearly the poster is referencing the violence that is part of the game, not the legal definition of grand theft, felony, or robbery.
    You also say, "I've attended Occupy movements and liberal/progressive rallies and I could not find one poster with poor grammar." Anecdotes are not evidence, and making a poster is not equivalent to sending a tweet. I edit writers for a living and I've encountered horrendous grammar from every part of the spectrum–liberal, conservative, religious, atheist, PhD, high school grad, you name it. Grammar is not a reliable indicator of political persuasion.
    Until you've done a controlled study of grammar in political speech on Twitter and at rallies all you've got to go on are your assumptions based on limited observation and anecdote. It's specious to lay blame for these threats in this way. And irresponsible.

  5. They shouldn't take these so seriously. The "teabaggers" are just poking fun. I also think that the administration is over hyping this to make teabaggers look like violent criminals.

  6. Let's not forget it was a vice-presidential candidate who used trigger terminology to fuel a manifesto that very quickly resulted with fatal tragedy in an assassination attempt of congressperson.  And that was accomplished with the benefit of major media.  When you place these two examples side by side, which one scares you more?

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