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(Reuters)   "Armed men were never a threat", said the U.S. Attorney. Adding, "Everyone knows The Obama is impervious to bullets"   (reuters.com) divider line 235
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2008-08-26 02:50:29 PM
Well--unless they're silver. Or dipped in pig's blood.
 
2008-08-26 02:52:05 PM
www.jonco48.com

Wind and distance matter not to Sniper Kitty.
 
2008-08-26 03:01:30 PM
not only can he bring hope, change, happiness, end to sorrow, and free health care to everyone...he can stop bullets.

semperpiepizza.com
 
2008-08-26 03:28:26 PM
I'm just waiting for McCain's next slogan: The Messiah that you can believe in.
 
2008-08-26 03:30:36 PM
So these guys were arrested with weapons and admitted that they were going to try to kill Obama...but they weren't a "credible threat"?

What do you have to do to be a "credible threat"?
 
2008-08-26 03:37:08 PM
sigdiamond2000: So these guys were arrested with weapons and admitted that they were going to try to kill Obama...but they weren't a "credible threat"?

What do you have to do to be a "credible threat"?


Vote Democratic, apparently...
 
2008-08-26 03:40:16 PM
sigdiamond2000: So these guys were arrested with weapons and admitted that they were going to try to kill Obama...but they weren't a "credible threat"?

What do you have to do to be a "credible threat"?


From a law enforcement perspective, you have to be actually in a position where you might actually be able to carry out your plan. These guys were amateurs and had a spiffy idea, but their "plan" was flawed, at best, and while they very well could have posed a danger to bystanders and possible witnesses, they weren't exactly a concern to the Secret Service as being anywhere near able to inflict harm on their charge.

The statement, I suspect, was meant to more reassure the public that these clowns weren't ever going to be able to get close enough to do harm to Senator Obama, or anyone else on the podium.
 
2008-08-26 03:40:56 PM
sigdiamond2000: So these guys were arrested with weapons and admitted that they were going to try to kill Obama...but they weren't a "credible threat"?

What do you have to do to be a "credible threat"?


You need means AND opportunity. I believe these guys lacked the latter. A couple of meth-heads without credentials and toting rifle bags MIGHT have a bit of a problem getting past security to gain a "vantage point"...
 
2008-08-26 03:53:37 PM
www.differentobamas.com
 
2008-08-26 03:53:39 PM
You know who else decided to play God until someone turned it off?
 
2008-08-26 03:53:48 PM
I think the headline below stole Subby's end quote
 
2008-08-26 03:54:36 PM
Barack: Are you telling me I can dodge bullets?

Al Gore: No, when you're ready, you won't have to...
 
2008-08-26 03:54:55 PM
I've always wondered why the Pope needed protection like this, afraid of dying?

blog.beliefnet.com

/end of threadjack...headline made me think of the Pope first for some reason....sorry.
 
2008-08-26 03:55:05 PM
It gets down to the pigglets who arrested these guys...they were basically lying, as cops always do, to justify their lame excuse as an human.
 
2008-08-26 03:55:32 PM
BravadoGT: Well--unless they're silver. Or dipped in pig's blood.

Or wooden bullets.
 
2008-08-26 03:56:55 PM
Funk Brothers: You know who else decided to play God until someone turned it off?

usinfo.state.gov

img.dailymail.co.uk
 
2008-08-26 03:57:10 PM
"Nothing can kill the Grimace."
 
2008-08-26 03:57:28 PM
Obama assassination plots are the left wing version of Bush's terra warnings.

Just something to round up the sheep.
 
2008-08-26 03:57:32 PM
Came for Obama/Neo "Not This Time" pic.

Only found half credit.
 
2008-08-26 03:58:02 PM
hubiestubert: sigdiamond2000: So these guys were arrested with weapons and admitted that they were going to try to kill Obama...but they weren't a "credible threat"?

What do you have to do to be a "credible threat"?

From a law enforcement perspective, you have to be actually in a position where you might actually be able to carry out your plan. These guys were amateurs and had a spiffy idea, but their "plan" was flawed, at best, and while they very well could have posed a danger to bystanders and possible witnesses, they weren't exactly a concern to the Secret Service as being anywhere near able to inflict harm on their charge.


I think you're right, but we have charged people with terroristic plots for less.
 
2008-08-26 03:58:39 PM
ABC News said the men had spoken of finding a high vantage point overlooking the football stadium, Invesco Field, in Denver where Obama is due to speak to the Democratic convention on Thursday night, and opening fire with scope-equipped rifles.

It quoted the sources saying that with wind movement and distance, such a shot would not have had a chance of succeeding, that the alleged plot was "crude" and that there was no immediate, credible danger to the candidate.


Geez, who planned this assassination, Mark Penn?
 
2008-08-26 03:59:50 PM
Funny, the crazies (new window) are coming out of the woodwork.
 
2008-08-26 03:59:50 PM
i300.photobucket.com

Can dodge bullets.....baby
 
2008-08-26 04:00:28 PM
sigdiamond2000: So these guys were arrested with weapons and admitted that they were going to try to kill Obama...but they weren't a "credible threat"?

What do you have to do to be a "credible threat"?


It helps if you're not on Crystal Meth when your caught. It also helps if you don't have Crystal Meth with you at the time. Apparently that doesn't make them scarier.

I disagree, but meh, I don't makes the rules.
 
2008-08-26 04:00:34 PM
sigdiamond2000: So these guys were arrested with weapons and admitted that they were going to try to kill Obama...but they weren't a "credible threat"?

What do you have to do to be a "credible threat"?


Be named Hussein?
 
2008-08-26 04:00:39 PM
Came here looking for adaptation of Chuck Norris accolades.

/Sure that there will be some later.
 
2008-08-26 04:00:44 PM
barneyfifesbullet: Obama assassination plots are the left wing version of Bush's terra warnings.

Just something to round up the sheep.


Don't you think if it was staged, the conspirators would have picked a more credible bunch of guys (read: not meth heads)?
 
2008-08-26 04:00:46 PM
Can someone 'shop that Neo pic to be Obama instead? I'd like to make it my desktop image.
 
2008-08-26 04:01:07 PM
Bears are the real threat, with or without arms.
 
2008-08-26 04:01:53 PM
Diogenes
I think you're right, but we have charged people with terroristic plots for less.

Oh they'll be charged with all sorts of things - they were just never a credible threat to Obama's life.
 
2008-08-26 04:02:46 PM
Obama doesn't deflect or dodge bullets. He takes them into himself, converts them to gold, and shiats out gold bricks.
 
2008-08-26 04:02:50 PM
BitwiseShift: Bears are the real threat, with or without arms.

but we all know that they have a RIGHT to bear arms, regardless of if they don't have arms.
 
2008-08-26 04:03:10 PM
Can someone pot that Oswald/Jack Ruby band one too? I love that!
 
2008-08-26 04:03:26 PM
So these guys were arrested with weapons and admitted that they were going to try to kill Obama...but they weren't a "credible threat"?

What do you have to do to be a "credible threat"?


Wear an underwire bra to the airport.
 
2008-08-26 04:03:29 PM
Everybody knows Barry O has only one weakness:

www.thinkgeek.com
 
2008-08-26 04:03:43 PM
No man on drugs with loaded guns and a half arsed plan has ever done any harm. Leave it be people!
 
2008-08-26 04:05:18 PM
FTA "The suspects are Tharin Gartrell, 28, Nathan Johnson, 32, and Shawn Adolf,...."

You know who else....
Just saying.
 
2008-08-26 04:05:48 PM
"The suspects are Tharin Gartrell, 28, Nathan Johnson, 32, and Shawn Adolf, 33..."

You know who else was named Adolf?
 
2008-08-26 04:06:10 PM
holiday_inn_in_cambodia: BitwiseShift: Bears are the real threat, with or without arms.

but we all know that they have a RIGHT to bear arms, regardless of if they don't have arms.


also, though loretta can't have children through no fault of her own, we do acknowledge that she does have the RIGHT to have children
 
2008-08-26 04:08:49 PM
monoski: sigdiamond2000: So these guys were arrested with weapons and admitted that they were going to try to kill Obama...but they weren't a "credible threat"?

What do you have to do to be a "credible threat"?

Be named Hussein?


WINNER!
 
2008-08-26 04:09:21 PM
dogfood: Can dodge bullets.....baby

Came here for this, nice hand sir.
 
2008-08-26 04:09:33 PM
One meth head claimed a different meth head was trying to kill Obama. That's the total of the evidence. So no, this wasn't a credible threat.

They did have a lot of guns and bulletproof vests, so they are obviously dangerous. And Barack is black, so he's obviously under threat (IMHO), but these guys are not that threat.

Don't try to make this a bigger issue than it is. It's dramatic and dishonest. I've seen DUers and KOS diarists claim this is related to that Ayers advertisement Obama is demanding get prosecuted (something Bush doesn't do to his detractors, but Oh Well). That's simply a lie. This kind of thing can get overheated and look desperate.

I know Fark is dominated these days, at least in comments, but the left. That's cool. But paranoia isn't so cool. A lot of people have tried to kill Bush, and Saddam even tried to kill Bush 41... it's not much of an argument, I think we can all agree.

What this is an argument for is a more aggressive war on drugs, though I'm sure people will think I'm trolling. Fighting meth should be the primary task of our drug agency. I'd forget about weed and go for the real problem.
 
2008-08-26 04:09:45 PM
Masterstuff: Came for Obama/Neo "Not This Time" pic.

Only found half credit.


i155.photobucket.com

I've seen better but this is all I could find on short notice.

(Hotlinking we can believe in)
 
2008-08-26 04:10:05 PM
They sound like they were more of a credible threat to Obama then Saddam ever was to the US.
I say it is time to go to war against white supremacist gangs.
Let's start dropping the MOAB's on their compounds in 3-2-1
 
2008-08-26 04:10:47 PM
Funk Brothers: You know who else decided to play God until someone turned it off?

farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2008-08-26 04:10:56 PM
It's not hard to believe 3 scumbags would kill a black presidential hopeful. There's your plausible deniability right there.
 
2008-08-26 04:11:23 PM
I came in for the "I'm sorry I can't hear you over how awesome Barack Obama is" pic.

I am disappointed.
 
2008-08-26 04:11:25 PM
Ed Finnerty: Masterstuff: Came for Obama/Neo "Not This Time" pic.

Only found half credit.



I've seen better but this is all I could find on short notice.

(Hotlinking we can believe in)


Why is Obama's hand white?
 
2008-08-26 04:12:29 PM
angva: "The suspects are Tharin Gartrell, 28, Nathan Johnson, 32, and Shawn Adolf, 33..."

So we're looking for a character from The Hobbit, the Steve Martin character in The Jerk, and zombie Hitler. Got it.
 
2008-08-26 04:13:00 PM
mad_prophet_tx: Came here looking for adaptation of Chuck Norris accolades.

/Sure that there will be some later.


Go here for that. Link (new window)
 
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