Getting Rid Of Planned Parenthood

One clinic at a time, apparently.

A small homemade bomb exploded outside of a Planned Parenthood office in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, on Sunday evening, local media reported. The explosive device, which was placed on a window sill, went off and started a small fire that triggered alarms and brought the local fire department to the scene. There were no reported injuries, and the building was closed at the time. Local police are investigating.

I’m sure it was a bunch of religious fanatics who despise the freedoms our women have.

And no, not talking about the Taliban.

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56 replies
  1. 1
    BGinCHI says:

    Is it racial profiling to suggest they look for a white male between 35 and 75? Registered Republican, handy, church on Sunday. Weak grasp of the New Testament.

  2. 2
    maya says:

    No, no, no. This is clearly the work of librul baby killin libruls trying to smear the good name of right thinking Zygot Patriots everywhere.

    If it had been the work of Zy-Pats, teh bomb would have gone off during working hours, thus reducing the number of baby killin’ libruls. See!

  3. 3
    DougJ, Head of Infidelity says:

    Both sides do it.

  4. 4
    Legalize says:

    But I’m pretty sure that someone on the internet said something mean about George W. Bush.

    How come no one is upset about that?

    Also, too, pointing out the violence of reich wingers is racism.

  5. 5
    redshirt says:

    Yeah but Bill Ayers.

  6. 6
    BGinCHI says:

    I bet Red Dawn was on the Retro Channel last night. Correlates positively with Christian Terrorism.

  7. 7

    These assholes never miss a chance to show us all just how “pro-life” they really are. ‘Cause nothing says “pro-life” like killing people with bombs.

  8. 8
    scav says:

    How dare they put out the flames of reeeligious freeeeedom!

  9. 9
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    Liberal plant! LIBERAL PLANT!

  10. 10
    geg6 says:

    @BGinCHI:

    This.

  11. 11
    joeyess says:

    And no, not talking about the Taliban.

    No, you’re talking about the Taliban……. The American Taliban.

  12. 12
    Forum Transmitted Disease says:

    In a war, somebody’s got to be the first one to fire a shot.

    So far, though, all the shooting’s been from one side.

  13. 13
    Lit3Bolt says:

    Clearly we need more funds to go to police departments and the FBI so they can infiltrate Occupy Wall Street groups.

  14. 14
    Commenting at Balloon Juice since 1937 says:

    Where was Rick Santorum?

  15. 15
    Commenting at Balloon Juice since 1937 says:

    Where was Rick Santorum?

  16. 16
    Nylund says:

    Sometimes I think that pro-choice supporters should go out and stand next to the protesters that stand outside of clinics waving photos of dead fetuses and wave their own signs showing the murdered bodies and burnt buildings caused by the “pro-life” crowd.

  17. 17
    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    The term you are looking for is terrorist. You should be using it.

  18. 18
    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    @scav:

    How dare they put out the flames of reeeligious freeeeedom!

     
    This calls for a Farenheit 451 solution. Perhaps we can get one during the next GOP administration when they create the Department of Wombland Security, to protect us from the Fetal-Terrorists (aka women).
     
    Think I’m joking? True story: I once saw a bumper sticker that said “Abortion is the ultimate terrorism”. That’s right ladies, y’all are worse than OBL.

  19. 19
    Nylund says:

    My wife had a question for me the other night while we laid in bed. She’s not American and new to the country and still doesn’t understand all aspects of our political culture. She asked why was it the case that whenever liberals protested, be it at an anti-war rally, at the RNC, or at an Occupy event, it was only a matter of time before people are arrested, beaten, pepper-sprayed, etc. but nothing of the sort ever happens at anti-abortion protests where the crowds can also get quite loud and unruly.

    I told her there were probably some technical legal distinctions, maybe regarding being on private property or something, maybe the liberal groups were more likely to have some “black bloc” type provocateurs but that all sounded like weak tea to her. In the end, all I could really say was, “I’m not really sure.”

    The best answer I could give was that, for whatever reasons, hippie-punching doesn’t cause nearly the outrage that bothering “decent Christians” would.

  20. 20
    Scott says:

    I’m still a bit amazed that there hasn’t been more push to have the anti-choicers investigated as terrorist supporters.

  21. 21
    slag says:

    @Nylund: I like this idea. The only problem I have with it is the inevitable false equivalence the media would make out of the two. Getting an abortion is a perfectly legitimate action; killing doctors and women isn’t. That essential point would invariably be lost in the “fair and balanced” reporting of such a protest.

  22. 22

    @Legalize: @redshirt:

    I find it hard to believe how conservatives (and many pundits, of whatever stripe), unfailingly fail to understand any kind of perspective.

    Every time some conservative does or says something appalling–which is more or less every day–these clowns fall all over themselves trying to find some example of some liberal somewhere doing something bad. But the point is not how many instances of badness there are on each side, but what kinds of badness there are on each side.

    They were going on last month about how Bill Maher or somebody called Sarah Palin a cunt after Limbaugh’s foul screeds against Sandra Fluke. See? Limbaugh says something mean, Maher says something mean. But they either wouldn’t acknowledge or didn’t understand that Sarah Palin is a public figure who unendingly thrusts herself into the news, while Sandra Fluke was a student nobody had ever heard of until Limbaugh fantasized about watching her have sex on his computer.

    I recall the Ward Churchill thing. I forget what led conservatives to dig up this unknown dude, but whatever it was, it wasn’t some unknown college teacher dude saying something dumb or offensive, it was some big wheel. Anybody recall who?

    Or that woman blogger from Arizona or somewhere who had 7 readers or something. I think she put out somebody’s address on her blog, and they dug her up after, I forget what it was, it could have been the Graeme Frost thing.

    But they just don’t get it that a random Daily Kos commenter or some obscure comedian isn’t like Rush Limbaugh, who has millions of listeners, and who has Republican politicians kissing his ass every day.

    I can just see these people as kids, pooling their money with a friend to buy a model rocket or something. And the one kid puts out fifteen quarters for the toy, and little Rush shells out 15 pennies. And Rush can’t undertand why his friend is all pissy. “Hey, now, you put in 15 coins; I put in 15 coins, too. Why are you trying to make me pay more than my fair share?” And then he runs home weeping and cries to his mommy about how he’s lost another friend and everybody’s so mean.

  23. 23
    Chris says:

    @Nylund:

    The best answer I could give was that, for whatever reasons, hippie-punching doesn’t cause nearly the outrage that bothering “decent Christians” would.

    That’s the correct answer. Whether violence is accepted or not depends entirely on who you target.

  24. 24
    Chris says:

    @Scott:

    I’m still a bit amazed that there hasn’t been more push to have the anti-choicers investigated as terrorist supporters.

    Don’t be. The KKK was able to survive for quite a while thanks to authorities that didn’t really give a crap.

  25. 25
    Roger Moore says:

    @Nylund:
    I think the basic reason is that the left is usually protesting against the powerful while the right is protesting against the powerless. One of those is a lot more likely to provoke a violent response.

  26. 26
    porter says:

    This is just another example of the right wing media acting as enabler. Cheering on the more unstable among their viewers to use violence using coded wording and suggestion. Just like the Palin gun trigger thing could be shown to have enabled that nutjob to open fire on Gifford.

    Then when it does happen they just shrug and say “hey, we didn’t pull the trigger…it’s not our fault someone did something crazy…stop trying to blame us you dillusional liberals…Maher said something bad once and a white guy died a few days later of natural causes so both sides do it”.

  27. 27
    Rafer Janders says:

    The right wing hates us for our freedom.

  28. 28
    gene108 says:

    @Horrendo Slapp (formerly Jimperson Zibb, Duncan Dönitz, Otto Graf von Pfmidtnöchtler-Pízsmőgy, Mumphrey, et al.):

    These assholes never miss a chance to show us all just how “pro-life” they really are. ‘Cause nothing says “pro-life” like killing people with bombs.

    Liberal over exaggeration at its finest. When did broken glass = a person?

    You aren’t willing to say a fetus is a person, but you can say broken glass = killing people.

    What morons.

    This was probably the work of some high school kids (maybe middle school), with a few extra cherry bombs and some time to kill.

    I mean, who hasn’t done some good hold horse-play, petty acts of vandalism as kids? Boys will be boys, unless liberals get control of things and turn everyone into effeminate girly men.

    /snark

    P.S. The look for kids raising some heck to be used as a justification for this sort of action, until more facts come out because as facts come out, people will have lost interest and the notion it’s nothing more than a teenage prank will be firmly planted in people’s minds.

  29. 29
    terraformer says:

    Just give them everything they want. Give them, say, every state from Virginia on south (and I say this as a born-and-raised Southerner), and let them have their utopia of no taxes, no social services, miscegenation laws, anti-gay-marriage laws, no abortions ever, etc., no federal help with anything, and let them see how that works out.

    Something tells me that won’t be enough, though. It never is. It was always ever about what other people are doing, and not themselves. They have to must at all costs have a bad guy, and that bad guy is never in the mirror. In such a “utopia” as this, they would have nothing to froth and rage over, so they’d probably start “Civil War 2 – ecelectic bugaboos” just because.

  30. 30
    gex says:

    @Scott: What planet are you living on? Eric Rudolph escaped justice for a very long time with help from locals, including local law enforcement I’m sure.

    Christian Dominionism means the US and State Laws are the enemy if they clash with your schizo take on the Bible. And there are enough of those guys that the old decent Republicans everyone longs for just had to invite them in lest they have to sell their policies as is.

    ETA: Here in MN next door to that BS we have a lovely little religious uprising in the form of the marriage amendment. Therefore, I’m staying away from gay bars until next year.

  31. 31
    gene108 says:

    @Roger Moore:

    One of those is a lot more likely to provoke a violent response.

    In America, it’s usually the right-wing attacking the snot out of the powerless.

    In other countries, it may be different.

  32. 32
    Chris says:

    @terraformer:

    If you ever gave them their Confederate utopia, it would go to pieces in a matter of years. And when it started going to pieces, their solution to that would probably be to start a war (blame other people + focus your nation’s energy and attention elsewhere). Maybe with us, more likely with some unfortunate Latin American country that’s less able to fight back.

  33. 33
    Legalize says:

    This was a harmless fraternity prank.

  34. 34
    Mike in NC says:

    @Chris:

    The KKK was able to survive for quite a while thanks to authorities that didn’t really give a crap.

    Also, too, the typical local KKK chapter usually could be found to contain a number of active or retired law enforcement officers, politicians, lawyers, and several upstanding members of the Chamber of Commerce.

  35. 35
    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    @gene108: In other countries, it may be different

    I’m convinced! Both sides do it.

  36. 36
    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    @terraformer:

    Something tells me that won’t be enough, though.

     
    For the Slave Power, it is never enough to just to have it their way in their territory. One of the contributing factors leading to the US Civil War was the Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed the slave states to export their legal doctrines into the pro-abolition states and have them enforced against the preferences of the local population.
     
    A modern day Conservatopia version of the CSA would inevitably end up with a Berlin Wall style construction across the border and the shooting of refugees trying to flee across it from the south to the north.

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  38. 38
    Linnaeus says:

    Sounds like Weimar America.

  39. 39
    gaz says:

    @Chris:

    That’s the correct answer. Whether violence is accepted or not depends entirely on who you target.

    Treyvon Martin.

    * sigh *

  40. 40
    Bubblegum Tate says:

    @DougJ, Head of Infidelity:

    False Flag attack–clearly a LIEbrul trying to smear the Tea Party!

  41. 41
    Schlemizel says:

    @gex:

    Don’t forget that ol Eric there was a bit ‘smarter’ about his attacks. He set off a bomb at a clinic and then had a larger one set nearby to go off several minutes later when it would kill the police and firemen who responded to the first bomb. There is a true right-to-lifer!

  42. 42
    CardinalRed says:

    @redshirt: No that’s so 2008. Now it’s Ayers one time girlfriend Diana Oughton, who was blown up when Obama was 8.

  43. 43
    Brachiator says:

    @terraformer:

    Just give them everything they want.

    You know who else said, just give me everything I want?

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ:

    For the Slave Power, it is never enough to just to have it their way in their territory. One of the contributing factors leading to the US Civil War was the Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed the slave states to export their legal doctrines into the pro-abolition states and have them enforced against the preferences of the local population.

    Yes, the Fugitive Slave Act and Dred Scott v. Sandford, which nullified the Missouri Compromise.

    And had the South been allowed to secede, or had the South won the Civil War, the North would have been pressured by law and custom to recognize the rights of Southerners, as citizens of an independent sovereign nation, to travel into the North with their property, enslaved human beings.

    Trying to accomodate vile policy never really works.

  44. 44
    Chris says:

    @Mike in NC:

    Well, respectable society always needs not-so-respectable associations to do the not-so-legal muscle work, don’t they? Robber barons had the Pinkertons, urban machines had the mob, sounds like the Klan basically fulfilled that function for Southern elites.

  45. 45
    dollared says:

    This is northeastern Wisconsin, folks. Green Bay diocese. 50% of the population is Catholic. Doubtful that this is a dominionist christian. It’s more than likely an overwrought Catholic -lots and lots of the Catholic warriors for life up there.

    The bishop up there has had a long campaign against stem cell research and in vitro fertilization. Only what God gives you, and exactly what God gives you….

    And my mom, who went on the pill after her 7th child, eats it up and can’t make the connection. Sigh.

  46. 46
    gene108 says:

    @Bubblegum Tate:

    Oh common…grow up…

    Who hasn’t TP’ed a house or known someone, who did that sort of thing at a teenager?

    Egging a house, TP’ing a house, maybe blowing out a window…all child hood pranks…

    If Planned Parenthood can’t take a little teenaged horse-play, maybe they should find something else to do, because clearly they can’t take a joke.

    /snark

  47. 47
    porter says:

    How ironic that pro-lifers have no problem resorting to violence and even murder sometimes. Few would do it but many seem willing to encourage and support it. They don’t seem to see any hypocrisy in that.

  48. 48
    gex says:

    @Schlemizel: Well that’s just good thinking. The good ones wouldn’t go to save a Planned Parenthood or gay bar from violence. Find out who the blood traitors are.

  49. 49
    joel hanes says:

    Rather than post snark, more effective comeback is to Donate to Planned Parenthood

  50. 50
    TenguPhule says:

    Just give them everything they want.

    No No no. That leads to a red desert from sea to shining sea.

    The Religious Right needs to be rooted out like weeds in the garden. Root, Leaf and Stem, burned and poisoned, chopped up and used as mulch.

  51. 51
    Forum Transmitted Disease says:

    The KKK was able to survive for quite a while thanks to authorities that didn’t really give a crap. were part of the same terrorist organization that they were being asked to investigate.

    @Chris: FTFY.

  52. 52
    Brachiator says:

    @Chris:

    Well, respectable society always needs not-so-respectable associations to do the not-so-legal muscle work, don’t they? Robber barons had the Pinkertons, urban machines had the mob, sounds like the Klan basically fulfilled that function for Southern elites.

    The Klan often was the freakin Southern elite.

    The fantasy was that it represented the nobility of Southern society.

  53. 53
    andy says:

    In my town (Brainerd Minnesota), the local “faith community” hated the local Planned Parenthood so much that it was attacked twice. Back in the 90’s it was firebombed in the middle of the night, and the whole strip mall it had it’s office in burned to the ground, but luckily nobody was hurt.

    The FBI and the BATF investigated (at the time, there was actually a federal law passed during the Clinton administration to address such crimes), but nobody talked.

    The building was rebuilt, and Planned Parenthood once again had an office at the location. Then, early in the ‘oughts on a 4th of july evening, some patriot emptied a 9mm into the front of the office. Again, nobody was hurt, but nobody talked either.

    Every january 23 our local “faith community” have their abortion march, always starting in the parking lot in front of Planned Parenthood (which never performed abortions). This year was no different, even though the office had just closed in august. Like a lot of smaller Planned Parenthood locations in the state, they had to close because the GOP finally managed to kneecap Title X.

    The irony is that several decades of conservative governance has left Crow Wing County, of which Brainerd is the seat, one of the poorest in the state of Minnesota, and in fact, when the rest of that state is enjoying unemployment in the 5.7%, Brainerd’s is still crowding 20%. Our many, many low income women just lost their only source of medical care and for our “faith community”, it’s just another huge kneeslapper.

  54. 54
    Gus says:

    @maya: I first read about this on the St. Paul Pioneer Press web site. First comment was someone who thought this was “fishy.” The implication was it was a false flag action. Fucking idiots.

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    Windy Wilson says:

    @Nylund:

    Well, I don’t recall the various Tea Party rallies leaving a lot of litter behind, nor raping of participants or urinating in public or defecating on police cares or having riots breaking out . . .

    I think not doing those things would go a long way towards making the Occupy Wall Street bunch more acceptable to the police. I know they already have the media’s sympathy.

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    Karen says:

    You know what would happen if the South seceded today? If the Eastern liberal states and California (liberal country according to the Repugs) made all the money and had all the jobs, the South would be like North Korea, letting everyone starve rather than admit that the “freeloaders” are themselves. Mississippi is a great example.

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