It Will Be One of Two Things (UPDATE: He’s From Belleville)

14 06 2017

Alexandria, Virginia

(1) When the cops get a warrant for the nutbar’s hovel, he’ll have pictures of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer hanging all over his walls, archived copies of the NYT in drawers and boxes, and a TV that will go straight to MSNBC when it’s turned on

OR

(2) He’s a random Tuscon nutbar style goofball who just wanted the eternal infamy of (trying to murder) a member of Congress.

You know the drill, no names.

UPDATE

He’s from Belleville.  Scroll down to the comments for the latest.

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14 06 2017
14 06 2017
countenance

Whoever the doer was, he had to have known when and where this practice was, meaning he was at least a semi-somebody to have that kind of “in” to be able to know the when and where of this kind of informal Congressional business.

14 06 2017
Lewis33

It will be easy to figure out this guys motive soon enough. If the MSM avoids talking about his past we’ll know he’s a leftist nutjob. If he’s all over the news, then he’s just a run of the mill nutjob.

14 06 2017
countenance

Well well.

The nutbar is from Belleville.

The nutbar’s social media is full of Bernie fanboiism and anti-Trump rants.

He also had a home inspection business in the Metro East until the end of last year.

14 06 2017
countenance

As luck would have it, Bob Romanik is about to come on. I think I’ll take a break from the salt mines and listen. Since we now know the doer is from Belleville, St. Clair County, this will be right in Romanik’s wheel house.

14 06 2017
countenance

Obviously the BND is covering it. John Shimkus, from Collinsville, though his district does not include Belleville, is supposed to be in the Congressional baseball game.

BND ran this photo of the doer:

http://www.bnd.com/news/local/7jcrgy/picture156084469/alternates/FREE_1140/041712DH_tax_protest

14 06 2017
countenance

I wonder if nutbar is tied in in any way to the Sprague political machine over in St. Clair County.

14 06 2017
countenance

First few paragraphs in the BND article, with name redacted.

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The shooter who fired at congressmen and aides during practice for a baseball game Wednesday morning is from Belleville.

The shooter is ***** of Belleville.

*****, 66, owns a home-inspection business, the Post reported. ***** was a licensed home inspector from 1994 to 1997, when his license expired, according records from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He also held a license from 2003 to 2016, but it was not renewed.

Two days ago, ***** posted an angry tweet about President Donald Trump on Facebook.

“I Want to Say Mr. President, for being an ass hole you are Truly the Biggest Ass Hole We Have Ever Had in the Oval Office,” he wrote on Facebook.

***** took a Democratic ballot in the primary election in 2016.

In 2012, ***** took part in a protest outside the downtown Belleville post office. He said he was part of a “99%” team drawing attention to the amount of money and political power the top 1 percent of Americans acquired.

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14 06 2017
Alex the Goon

Hey, dumbfuck. “Asshole” is one word; and even if it were two, the second would not be capitalized.

14 06 2017
countenance

He hated the top 1% but identified with the blue team political party?

14 06 2017
countenance

“It’s time to destroy Trump & Co,” on a change.org petition nutbar supposedly started.

14 06 2017
countenance

Romanik isn’t talking about it. Which strikes me as curious.

14 06 2017
countenance

Romanik just mentioned it, but only in passing. Either he knew him very well or not at all.

14 06 2017
countenance

More from the BND:

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***** is a member of a number of anti-Republican groups on Facebook, including one called “Terminate the Republican Party.”

▪ “The Road to Hell is Paved with Republicans”

▪ “Donald Trump is not my President”

▪ “President Bernie Sanders”

▪ “Illinois Berners United to Resist Trump”

▪ “Boycott the Republican Party”

▪ “Expose Republican Fraud”

▪ “Terminate the Republican Party”

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The irony is that Bernie voters were way more likely than Hillary voters (in Democrat primaries) to be receptive to Trump.

Somehow, I don’t think we’ll hear or see or read any official preening about eliminationist rhetoric.

14 06 2017
countenance

Romanik just took a call from someone who claims that nutbar is a family friend. Caller was about ready to spill lots of beans, so it sounded, but Romanik cut him off and quickly changed the topic to something else.

Oh yeah, that’s mega curious. Now I think Romanik knows nutbar very well.

14 06 2017
countenance

BND republished every letter to the editor that he ever wrote to the BND and the BND published. For some reason, this nut was obsessed with income tax brackets.

I’m glad to know that our side doesn’t own all the esoteric wonk screwballs trying to count angels on the head of a pin.

That said, I have somewhere to be for a few hours, so I won’t be able to post updates for a bit.

14 06 2017
countenance

His house. Rumor was that he lived very close to Frank Scott Parkway somewhere between West Belt and Illinois Avenue, but his drivers license (with address blacked out) has his zip code as 62223, which is mostly the woods south and west of the heart of Belleville.

Needless to say, he wasn’t destitute.

14 06 2017
countenance

BND: He had a habit of shooting (shooting? Democrats hate guns, don’t ya know) in the woods near his house, way too much, and his neighbors had the SCCSO pay him a visit to tell him to calm down.

14 06 2017
countenance

Prediction: By tomorrow at this time, the media will either: (1) Totally shove it down the rabbit hole, or (2) Do the zomg guns thing.

14 06 2017
countenance

Don’t try this in a public school, or the judges this party puts on the Federal bench will throw the book at you. BTW, no worries about church-state separation?

14 06 2017
countenance

Rush is right: His actions were extreme, but his politics were very mainstream by left-of-center standards and, as I wrote above, policy wonkish. Like I said, who the hell gets that fucking worked up over marginal personal income tax brackets? I have a theory, but I need to put some more brain energy to it. Stay tuned.

That said, if normielibs of at least moderate SES are coming unglued to this degree, then I hate to have to think what kind of boiling cauldron is the universe of their low SES radicals.

14 06 2017
countenance

Nutbar liked Maher. I wonder if nutbar was mad that Maher said “house nigga.”

14 06 2017
countenance

After giving it some thought, I don’t think nutbar is any more complicated than this:

He was just a silver bullet hobby horse thinker who zoned out on marginal income tax rates as the utopian cure-all for burgeoning SES inequality, and the lack thereof as the exclusive singular cause. Not aware that there’s this thing called correlation-causation.

The hard to far right, my universe, has (or rather, had) more than its fair share of silver bullet hobby horsers, whatever one cause or one thing they glommed onto, was the magic cure-all for everything. I figured the normie right, the normie left and the hard and far left also has some, but now we have proof that the normie left does.

14 06 2017
countenance

Gateway Pundit speaks with nutbar’s neighbor.

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Jake Borsch tells TGP that (nutbar) was a very unstable man who had the police called on him numerous times for ‘rapid gunfire’.

Police showed up to (nutbar’s) home after he allegedly shot at his daughter’s boyfriend’s feet and threatened him.

TGP: Did (nutbar) ever threaten his neighbors?

Borsch: ‘One of our neighbors had tires slashed on two of his cars in the fall right before the Presidential election.’

Borsch went on to explain that the neighbor who had his tires slashed often had pro-Republican signs on his lawn, such as a Republican Mayoral candidate.

Borsch: ‘The police were called many times to his home, but they had no urgency, they didn’t take his threats or gunfire seriously. He didn’t lose his firearms license even after he shot at his daughter’s boyfriends feet.’

TGP: ‘Was he married? Did he live alone?’

Borsch: ‘He was married, but left his wife a couple months ago.’

Divorce papers have not been filed, however; this was around the same time he relocated to Alexandria, VA.

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He relocated to Alexandria, Virginia earlier this current year, and I bet he was planning this or something like this for some time, and waited until the right opportunity. That’s why he moved. Because he figured his life was coming unwound, and he wasn’t a spring chicken anymore, and he hates Republicans and un-progressive personal income brackets anyway, so he might as well punt on the rest of what would have normally been his last years, and try to take a few Republican politicians with him on his way out. Like I wrote above, he had to have someone feeding him what is otherwise not public record. That said, the reason he didn’t file for divorce is because he knew that, with what he was planning to do eventually, it would be a moot point.

Now I’m starting to think that he had a lot of friends in Official Belleville and Official St. Clair County (i.e. the Sprague family), that made what would have been serious legal problems for him go away.

14 06 2017
countenance

Another thing to consider is that even in the universe of normie-left politics, the whole bit about raise income taxes and tax brackets is old shoe and passe. Mainly because so many in the Democrat-left universe are rich, if not filthy. If they talk about it at all, it’s just to reel in voters, and if they do it at all, they build in so many carve outs and exceptions and exemptions and trap doors that none of them have to worry about high rates.

So, nutbar here was probably at least 30 years behind the times in his hobby horse obsession.

14 06 2017
countenance

FBI made it to his house. Turns out he does live just off of Frank Scott Parkway. But it’s the part of FSP south of 15, and south of Belleville West HS. The drive itself is Rolling Hills Lane. His house is the first one as you turn off of FSP onto the gravel lane that is Rolling Hills Ln. House number seems to be 5941.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rolling+Hills+Ln,+Belleville,+IL+62223/@38.5027665,-90.0377215,3a,93.6y,12.59h,81.85t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sucAKpHpykdOmBts1fxj02A!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x87d8a88a43ad20e9:0xcaeb6869c0c87af3

That’s most likely it.

The FBI is there now, and we should know by the end of the day whether my prediction in (1) is right. Though we already know that some of it is.

The sign advertising his business is where the drive ends at FSP.

14 06 2017
countenance

Yeah, well, you got what you wanted.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/267537/

14 06 2017
countenance

Get ready for the massive epic irony:

Nutbar “liked” the SPLC on Faceberg.

14 06 2017
countenance

I know replying to myself is tacky, but I need to put this in a relevant place.

Steve Scalise was once in the SPLC’s Eye of Sauron. It was that bit when he happened to book a town hall for constituents in the same hotel where David Duke held a meeting on the same day but at a different time.

14 06 2017
countenance

WND article starts:

Less than 24 hours before a supporter of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders fired at Republican members of Congress at a baseball practice, seriously injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others before U.S. Capitol Police took down the assailant, talk-radio host and author Michael Savage warned of violence by “marginal” people who are set to explode and “kill somebody.”

Except:

Nutbar wasn’t some “marginal” person. He was solidly middle class, maybe a tad upper, owned his own business, and had personal politics that were, until recently, meat and potatoes mainstream for one wing of our body politic.

14 06 2017
David In TN

As it happens, I’m the same age as the nutbar. He was stuck in the politics of 35-50 years ago (“tax the rich”). The nutbar thought the dems are for the “poor and working class.” and the GOP is “the rich.”

14 06 2017
countenance

I won’t link, because it names him. But Channel 2 found in its archives their video of them interviewing him at an Occutard rally Downtown in 2011. It’s little more than the 99%/1% claptrap.

14 06 2017
countenance

I asked above how did nutbar know where Congressional Republicans were practicing for the ballgame. I figured he had an inside source feeding him the info, because this kind of thing isn’t public information.

Well, turns out his source was the NYT.

15 06 2017
UlricKerensky

Mr. Kubrick’s estate would like a royalty check.

14 06 2017
countenance

Tom Calhoun, PA for Blues games, was Belleville West c/o ’68, same as our nutbar.

14 06 2017
15 06 2017
Joshua Sinistar

Do you really feel sorry for those cuckers? They probably are just as Anti-Trump as the Meth Gang Wannabe fat boy. Lets face it. This is a good thing. Any of the swamp things that get shot is GOOD FOR US. None of them are on our side. Even Nancy Fregosi can see the curse on this. She actually called for “unity” for once. Cause they’re all in it together and they don’t expect to get shot. Shoot the plebeians, we’re the plutocrats. The plebeians fight, we are just doing a show on C-SPAN.

15 06 2017
countenance

He was doing the Chris Farley thing.

Of course, since we can easily figure that he didn’t renew his home inspection license and he didn’t file for divorce because he knew it was moot, because he knew what he was planning, it also made sense for his northern Virginia living arrangements to be no more costly than the van.

15 06 2017
countenance

FBI is asking for people to tell them what they know about our nutbar.

Pardon me, but I think we already know all we really need to know about him. It’s stuff that the media are already in the process of rabbit holeing.

15 06 2017
David In TN

First, we are told yesterday’s nutbar had been living out of his car in the DC area for a month. He was supposedly scouting for an chance to kill GOP congressmen.

But was he?

I think the nutbar was hoping to get a shot at Donald Trump himself. When an opportunity didn’t present itself, he settled for the Republican congressmen.

I think the left is willing to see Trump shot dead on the assumption his successor won’t be a big problem.

Leftists have said “Not only do we want Trump gone, but we;ll see to it there is never another one like him.”

They likely believe killing Donald Trump will kill :Trumpism.”

15 06 2017
countenance

Wow. Nice. A+.

I can figure this — If he really was after Trump but “settled” for Republican Congressmen, I think the FBI is going to be able to figure out after they rummage through his house.

15 06 2017
David In TN

When Arthur Bremer shot George Wallace in May 1972, the investigation revealed Bremer had been following President Richard Nixon around for weeks, but couldn’t get past the presidential security screen.

So he settled for George Wallace.

16 06 2017
countenance

Breaking hot, dot dot dot:

Nutbar had a list of Republican Congressmen on his person at the time.

21 06 2017
countenance

There’s a bit farfetched but not that farfetched theory that nutbar’s real intention, in shooting at the Republican baseball practice, was to kill enough House Republicans in the perhaps vainglorious hopes that Democrats would win all the special elections to replace them, and then Democrats would control the House by a razor thin margin, but it would mean Speaker Pelosi and impeachment.

Though, in the four Congressional special elections since January 20, Democrats are oh-for-four, meaning a .000 batting average.

22 06 2017
countenance

The FBI report is almost entirely stuff we already knew, but they did confirm that the nutbar was able to find out where Congressional Republicans were practicing for the ballgame from the NYT.

23 06 2017
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