Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Quote of the Day
"It's sad the incident in Texas happened, but by the same token, it’s an agency that is unnecessary and when the day comes when that is over and we abolish the IRS, it’s going to be a happy day for America... I can tell you I’ve been audited by the IRS and I’ve had the sense of 'why is the IRS in my kitchen.' Why do they have their thumb in the middle of my back? ... It is intrusive and we can do a better job without them entirely."
-- Republican representative Steve King of Iowa commenting on the crash of a plane into a building in Austin, Texas last week by a man who had a grudge against the IRS
Yeah, this guy had a real point there, Steve-O. So fuck the dozens of innocent people who happened to be in the building working for the IRS when Joseph Andrew Stack decided to slam a plane into it -- people who, like it or not, work for the exact same government you do. Fuck Vernon Hunter, the IRS employee and Vietnam vet Stack actually killed.
It goes completely without saying that if Joe Stack's name had been Mohammed Abdul Whatever-the-hell, King would be doing a fucking burlesque show on Fox News every hour on the hour, screaming to high heaven about how we need to outlaw Muslims, close all the airports and erect a wall around New York City, turning it into the one maximum security prison for the entire country. Oh, and it would all be Obama's fault for being soft on terrorists just like the guy who crashed a plane into a government office and killed an American citizen.
Jesus Christ, what an insanely irresponsible prick.