March 30, 2010

Apparently the leader of The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps in Arizona, Carmen Mercer has figured out that if you ask people to "come locked and loaded", they just might take you literally. From TPM:

Minuteman Leader: When I Said To Come To The Border Locked And Loaded, I Didn't Mean Locked And Loaded:

The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), the Arizona-based anti-illegal-immigration group whose members keep watch on the border, is disbanding as a national organization, after its leader asked for volunteers to come "locked, loaded, and ready," then got more than she bargained for. [...]

It appears that Minuteman members responded enthusiastically to Mercer's call to arms -- maybe too enthusiastically:

Mercer said she received a more feverish response than she expected and decided the group couldn't shoulder the responsibility and liability of what could occur, she said.

"People are ready to come locked and loaded, and that's not what we are all about," Mercer said. "It only takes one bad apple to destroy everything we've done for the last eight years."

In other words: When I told people to come locked, loaded and ready, I didn't mean locked, loaded and ready.

So she and the board's two other directors voted to dissolve the Minuteman corporation. Read on...

As Keith noted, Sarah Palin could take a lesson from Carmen Mercer, but I don't expect that to happen any time soon. From Alan Colmes blog -- Sarah Palin “Unloads” On Her Facebook Page:

In a sad and slightly amusing attempt to strike back at liberals who condemn the use of her recent violent language, Sarah Palin has taken to what I believe to be satire in a recent Facebook blog entry: “Warning: Subject to New Politically Correct Language Police Censorship“. [...]

As (not so) funny as this might be to some, I think she is either underestimating her followers, or worse, anticipating they’ll rachet up the game in response to her “loaded” commentary. Either way, her actions become more irresponsible by the day.

And AMERICAblog -- Sarah Palin discovers drunk-Facebooking:

Paragraphs three and four are the best. This is real. Apparently, Sarah Palin is the only person in America who doesn't find troublesome the recent violent tenor of political talk by the right, and their Teabagger surrogates, directed at members of Congress. So she decided to invoke more imagery of guns and executing people to prove her point that only PC people get upset when you call a congressman a "n***er" or a "f***t," or attempt to cut the gas line to their home.

I know, she revels in attention, and poking people in the eye. But it's serious when the FBI has to give security to ten-plus members of Congress, and there are concerns about the safety of the home of the Senate Parliamentarian. Palin thinks this is a joke. That is why this woman is and always will be a blithering idiot, and a dangerous one at that.

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