Facebook Groups Seek Michigan Governor to be Hanged, Beheaded

Mish

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer faces death threats and the capital is now shut down.

Radical Facebook groups call for Whitmer to be hanged, lynched, shot, beaten or beheaded. 

Newsweek reports Michigan Closes Down Capitol in face of Death Threats.

On Thursday, Michigan closed down its capitol building and canceled its legislative session after online death threats made against Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

The threats were made by protesters who planned to attend a "Judgement Day" protest at the capitol. The protesters ostensibly oppose Whitmer's statewide shutdown orders meant to slow the spread of coronavirus.

"We haven't had any bloodshed yet, but the populous [sic] is counting to three, and yesterday was day two," wrote Dave Meisenheimer in a 385,000-member Facebook group called Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine. "Next comes the watering the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants," he concluded.

Numerous other posts referred to Whitmer as a "Nazi," "spawn of the devil," "wicked witch," "Soros puppet," "baby killer tyrant" and more, according to the Detroit Metro Times. Others promised to attend upcoming protests "armed to the death" and without face masks, threatening to attack any police officers who dared confront them.

"There are legislators who are wearing bulletproof vests to go to work," Whitmer told ABC News last week. "No one should be intimidated by someone who's bringing in an assault rifle into their workplace."

I am quite confident these nutcases will found prosecuted, convicted and sent to prison where they belong.

Mish

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Anda
Anda

Who, Whitmer or the protesters ?

Blurtman
Blurtman

They could just destroy her income, and plunge her into poverty, where she will be compelled to wait on food lines to feed her family. That might be kinder.

gregggg
gregggg

Every Labor Day, Michigan shuts down the Mackinac Bridge for the Bridge Walk commemorating the opening of the bridge in 1958. This walk is lead by the governor of the State of Michigan. Let's see if Whitmer makes it across without getting thrown off.

Jojo
Jojo

I'm not on FB. Is there a group for CA Governor Gavin Newsom? He deserves to be recalled.

Captain Ahab
Captain Ahab

There are far worse crimes committed at the Federal level every day. Politicians are destroying the US from within, massive spending programs, gross incompetence, liars running committees... When pensions and 401Ks are worth nothing, We the People might be finally stirred to action. Until then, perhaps the French can send DC a guillotine for the Mall. It would go a long way to accountability.

BrainDamagedBiden
BrainDamagedBiden

I suppose this type of hyperbole can only be used against Trump and his supporters.

Was Kathy Griffin thrown in jail. I personally don't think she should have been.

From what was posted it is hard to say what was actually said except for some name calling. Sounds to me like more overreaction from the governor.

Also, it's about time the A-holes in public office become a little afraid of the public. Then maybe they'll behave themselves and stop using their office to loot the public.

Jojo
Jojo

Could this be the reason so many are upset?

CzarChasm-Reigns
CzarChasm-Reigns

I'm not so confident: it is more likely the nutcases become Trump appointees.
Who eggs it on & brags about shooting someone on 5th ave.?
Birds of a feather, flocking democracy up, bigly.

BrainDamagedBiden
BrainDamagedBiden

Mish, Are you suggesting that quoting Thomas Jefferson should get people thrown in jail?

davebarnes2
davebarnes2

Well, let's look on the bright side. They aren't calling for her to be drawn and quartered.

Jojo
Jojo

Here's something that is probably upsetting people in MI:

Judge won't order Owosso barber to close shop yet, but he faces 2 misdemeanors after reopening during shutdown
Megan Banta, Lansing State Journal
Published 2:59 p.m. ET May 11, 2020

Jdog1
Jdog1

The fact is that there is not a single politician in office on either side of the isle that does not deserve to be hung for treason against the Citizens of the US and that is the truth......

Jdog1
Jdog1

We do not have "leaders" in America, we have public servants. Anyone who does not understand that is derelict in their duty as a Citizen.

numike
numike

“Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.”
― Franz Kafka

Montana33
Montana33

Facebook is supposed to take crazies offline permanently. Facebook is doing a horrible job for sure. If you have the Facebook link - please report them on Facebook. These people are criminals but I am not confident they will be prosecuted. Law enforcement is understaffed and ill equipped to deal with all the people who threaten violence using social media.

tokidoki
tokidoki

No wonder Facebook continues to hire people. Pretty soon the whole platform will be overrun by crazies, but as long as they continue to click those ads, everything's fine?

Wait till the virus makes a return later on, and the government tries to do another lockdown. This country might just blow apart.

Felix_Mish
Felix_Mish

Oh, for God's sake, this is the Internet, the home of Junior High School level postings.

And, no one knows you're a dog.

Jeez, if Newsweek wanted to bump their clicks, some friend could be posting that stuff. Advantage: Newsweek would be first-to-report! Where's the downside?

But, hey, that's silly. Doubtless these vile postings are from the Ruskies. No, no. The ChiComs. No, no. The Deep State. No. No. From a handful of people, not unlike commenters here or elsewhere, going hyperbolic as their emotions run away with them.

Jojo
Jojo

NY Times columnist suggests the liberals "gun up":

The Masked Versus the Unmasked

How can Trump opponents take on people who will stop at nothing?
Roger Cohen
Opinion Columnist
May 15, 2020, 7:36 p.m. ET

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

United we stand - divided we fall. At this time more than any other this country needs a leader who can unite rather than sowing the seeds of division. Churchill was a great leader that united his country during a time of war. Our current president is sorely lacking leadership qualities.

Maximus_Minimus
Maximus_Minimus

Eh, a Facebook group, and freedom? Can be wiped out at the click of a mouse.

Gman007
Gman007

Sooner or later it always comes down to force!

IF elected officials are duly elected by the majority of the people...and thus represent the wishes of the majority as well as adhering to rule of law...THEN the minority ought to go the route of falling in line or seeking to extol the logic of their desires to the majority in terms of better representation.

BUT if elections are no longer representative of the majority and obedience to rule of law (like the Constitution)....THEN we have come to the point of trying other means of persuasion.

The sole remaining thread of the Constitution as tied to this nation I believe is the franchise or right to vote. And in this current world of election by money and the business of voting (or counting votes) we are close if not at the point of resorting to other means.

For example, Dominion Voting Systems was this tiny little Canadian company that a couple professors created based upon some proprietary algorithms. That little private company managed to come down to the US and gobble up ES&S assets (Premier Election Systems, formerly known as Diebold Election Systems) along with Sequoia Voting Systems. Let me repeat...Tiny little Canadian company moves to Colorado and acquires #1 & #2 market share leaders literally months apart.

ES&S is still in the game with Dominion. Both are owned by private equity. Dominion used to advertise on their home page for a number of years..."We are much more than a systems manufacturer; we are an election solutions company."

"I regard it as completely unimportant who in the party will vote and how, but it is extremely important who will count the votes and how." - Joseph Stalin via his former personal secretary, Boris Bazhanov.

Realist
Realist

It’s interesting to watch the the US begin to fall apart under Trump’s leadership (or rather, a lack of leadership).

The divider in chief is presiding over the Divided States of America, where a small percentage believes it is their right to shoot and kill anyone who supposedly infringes on their rights.

It’s a slow motion train wreck that you can’t help but watch. I wonder if they will put up the shooting victim count on television beside the virus death counts. I wonder which will end up higher?

I can just see the daily press conferences from Trump where he suggests that drinking bleach will give you immunity to bullets.

kbedde
kbedde

he looks like a typical chumper...

marg54
marg54

I despair for the USA with these kind of ignorant, bullyboys running around. What the hell to do. They should be in prison for the threats and intimidation and evil that spawns from their mouths. Can you just imagine if it was a schoolyard and what they must have been like. My kindest thoughts to all reasonable people in the USA. This is a small minority but this is the image being portrayed to the rest of the world.

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

The Elephant governor of Illinois is hiding out in his family’s Florida estate.

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

The book The Big Sort was written 12 years before Trump was elected. Decentralization and dissolution is inevitable. At least half the people are not buying the terrorism, WMDs, global warming and virus scare stories anymore.

Tengen
Tengen

I've read a lot of online fantasies from these people over the years, and in nearly every one both the cops and the military want to be on their side. I've always thought this was laughably naive, and before long we'll finally see how this scenario plays out. Tension has been building for a while and at some point this will go hot.

If only these people could muster this sense of injustice toward the Fed where it really belongs. The bankers have screwed the whole country of course, but few have been bent over harder than those in MI and the rest of the rust belt.

Dr. Future
Dr. Future

I recommend everyone on this board watch the HBO dramatic miniseries The Plot Against America, now available. It is riveting television, and I think it is pertinent to the days we live in.

Ebowalker
Ebowalker

People react violently to their freedom being restricted. Not exactly surprising

mrutkaus
mrutkaus

Shirley, there is no connection with encouraging violence and the unusual idea today of using the military to distribute of the "vaccine."

Anna 7
Anna 7

If facebook removes other politically scandalous content but leaves this up, who made that decision and how do they benefit?

njbr
njbr

The four horsemen of division

Facebook
Fox
NRA
Trump

Oddly enough, they are all warped to the purposes of Russia.

njbr
njbr

If one believed in math, science and facts, one would be able to look at this map and understand what is going on with respect to Michigan and CV--the entire southern half of the LP Michigan (not just Detroit) has infection rates matching worst hit areas...

Sure, open up, liberate- go lick some doorknobs, shoot people wearing masks...feedumb lives!!

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

In other news ... checking Federal Reserve's balance sheet ... a week or two it came to light Federal Reserve (via SPV) had yet to buy any corporate bonds ... finally gotten around to dipping toe in past week ... for a whopping $305 MILLION.

Federal Reserve jawbones with the best.

No large scale "printing" ... and even if gets to that ... US Treasury (taxpayer) in first loss position ... while Federal Reserve (wholly owned by Wall Street banks) provides liquidity (for a fee). Those big banks ain't so dumb.

Jimbo Jones
Jimbo Jones

I can see no reason why some of these poor people who've lost their life's work in a small business would be mad at all. Lock them up and put their children in foster care, this will solve the problem and people won't be mad anymore!

tokidoki
tokidoki

It's not about "reopening".

bradw2k
bradw2k

Besides the buffoons with guns, there are experts who question the lockdown strategy...

"Now, as we know, children and young adults do not end up in hospitals. It is only those who are both elderly and have comorbidities that do. Therefore you have to protect the elderly and the nursing homes. The ideal approach would be to simply shut the door of the nursing homes and keep the personnel and the elderly locked in for a certain amount of time, and pay the staff overtime to stay there for 24 hours per day.

How long can you do that for? For three weeks, that is possible. For 18 months, it is not. The flattening of the curve, the prolongation of the epidemic, makes it more difficult to protect the elderly, who are at risk. More of the elderly people become infected, and we have more deaths." - Knut Wittkowski

bradw2k
bradw2k

"Our narratives of COVID-19 are all lies."

Two impressive accomplishments here by Ben Hunt:

  • An analysis of the intellectual dishonesty, especially by the powers that be, that lulls us into authoritarianism:
  • An argument based in principles of political philosophy (so rare!) for proper governance during this pandemic.

Hansa Junchun
Hansa Junchun

And what might you suggest citizens of Michigan do, Mish? Bring their grievances to their governor via an online petition? Peacefully assemble in a pre-designated "free speech zone"? "Like" a Facebook post until the powers act? Bring suit in court via pro bono activist lawyers?

Or do you concede that the powers have utter contempt for the people and have no problem ignoring demands made peacefully? After all, surely you can agree that an irate mob is more likely to gain a governor's attention than a peaceful assembly? Its not a matter of debate.

And if we concede that violent mobs are un-American, we also must concede that the activities of the powers that be are also un-American, and traditional American functions of petition and process are becoming futile.

Still, for all the people who are getting irate at the lockdown, there are still a huge cadre of people sufficiently intimidated to demand the opposite. A brief encounter with a terrorized woman at the post office this morning reminded me of this.

I suggest a mob fight between the maskers and non-maskers. Whoever wins can then threaten to behead the governor -- or help enforce the governor's tyranny.

Jojo
Jojo

Came across this yesterday. Interesting reading.

May 15, 2020
Police State Dry Run a Huge Success
By Carol Brown

When the coronavirus landed on our shores, communist China came with it.

We have become part of a mass scale human experiment in government control and it turned out that stripping away our freedom wasn’t all that difficult. Under the guise of concern for our health and well-being, tyrants came out of the woodwork. Our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, and our lives are being destroyed as the left solidifies and expands their oppressive powers. We’ve been herded around like cattle, threatened, isolated, confined, silenced, and arrested. You name it, it’s happening.

You tell me if what follows sounds like the United States, or China.
....

BrainDamagedBiden
BrainDamagedBiden

Gee the wrong tweet will get you 20 while the average sentence for murder is 16.

Herkie
Herkie

There are limits to all our rights whether we like that fact or not. These ASSCLOWNS calling for the murder of politicians they do not like should be prosecuted and heavily punished. And we need to put curbs on social media now before we lose what is left of our rights because of a few nutters on the fringe far right. If enough people abuse the social contract and make up rights they do not actually have then we are all going to pay for it with a totalitarian state. They are not heroes probing the edges of tolerance, they are anarchists that want to destroy and kill, they are sick, they are stupid, and they are all our enemies! The founders framed the constitution to enumerate our rights in the context of a free and fair democracy. That does not mean you have license to yell fire in a crowded theater, open fire in a crowded elementry school with weapons of war, or advocate crimes against others that are (or should be) morally repugnant to any decent human being. Disagree? Then you are the morally indecent who should go stand next to your insane brothers and take the fair punishments assigned by rational law abiding citizens. But no, that takes a real set of balls. So much easier to be a keyboard anarchist. And last I will go out on a limb here and bet there is not a five inch dick in that entire movement. They are overcompensating for SOMETHING!


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