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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Deadly Force - The First Best Choice From Tripoli to Madison

Regressive + Thug = Rethug.

Rethug = Republican

On Saturday night, Mother Jones staffers tweeted that a source had told them Wisconsin riot police were preparing to clear out demonstrators from the Wisconsin capitol building — something that didn't end up happening.

In response to that post, user JCCentCom tweeted "Use live ammunition." He went on to tweet: "against thugs physically threatening legally-elected state legislators & governor? You're damn right I advocate deadly force."

Weinstein said only later did he find out that JCCentCom was the Twitter user name for {Jeffrey} Cox, one of more than 140 attorneys in the Indiana Attorney General's Office. Weinstein wrote that Cox has expressed similar contempt for political opponents on his personal blog, Pro Cynic, which has since been disabled.

Weinstein said Mother Jones sent an e-mail to Cox's work address, asking if the Twitter and blog comments were his, and if he could provide context for some of them. According to Weinstein, Cox responded from a personal e-mail address: "For 'context?' Or to silence me? All my comments on twitter & my blog are my own and no one else's. And I can defend them all."

Cox did not respond to an e-mail request for comment Wednesday from msnbc.com.

H/T to the LW.



Octopus said...

You might want to check out Rocky's top post at the Zone. There is an Octo update on how the GOP has been trying to bust Defined Benefit Pension Plans for the past 10 years. It will shock you.

nanute said...

Morning news reports he has been fired.