Tuesday, October 28, 2008

There Are Plots ... and Then There's Terminal Stupidity

It appears that the morons who were "plotting" to assassinate Obama are somewhat less than sophisticated thinkers.

Reading through some of the news article linked to above, it appears to be the juvenile meanderings of two people who had not grown much past grade 9.

In all, the two men whom officials describe as neo-Nazi skinheads planned to kill 88 people — 14 by beheading, according to documents unsealed in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Tenn. The numbers 88 and 14 are symbolic in the white supremacist community.

The spree, which initially targeted an unidentified predominantly African-American school, was to end with the two men driving toward Obama, "shooting at him from the windows," the court documents show.

"Both individuals stated they would dress in all white tuxedos and wear top hats during the assassination attempt," the court complaint states. "Both individuals further stated they knew they would and were willing to die during this attempt."

Ooooh - look at all the deep symbolism in there - and outside of a very small community, who'd notice? What morons. They couldn't even decide if they were plotting to assassinate Obama or commit mass murder.

Sheriffs' deputies in Crockett County, Tenn., arrested the two suspects — Daniel Cowart, 20, of Bells, Tenn., and Paul Schlesselman 18, of Helena-West Helena, Ark. — Oct. 22 on unspecified charges. "Once we arrested the defendants and suspected they had violated federal law, we immediately contacted federal authorities," said Crockett County Sheriff Troy Klyce.

Court records say Cowart and Schlesselman also bought nylon rope and ski masks to use in a robbery or home invasion to fund their spree, during which they allegedly planned to go from state to state and kill people. Agents said the skinheads did not identify the African-American school they were targeting by name.

Hmmm...lessee 18 and 20 years old, and such grandiose plans for the future. To judge from their actions, we aren't talking about the brightest tools in the shed, are we?

That said, I would not be surprised at all if others were plotting similar nastiness as well - there's been an unprecedented level of ugly in the current presidential campaign.

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