Does Donnie Drumpf’s stochastic terrorism encourage other “stable geniuses” out there to commit ACTUAL terrorism? Apparently, we have a concrete answer right now:
Yes, the prolific package bomber, who’s been sending homemade not-so-explosive devices through the mails to various liberal celebrities, Democratic politicians, mainstream media figures, and assorted boogymen (or just A boogyman, namely George Soros). And his own van tells the tale behind his choices of targets:
Of course, there were signs long before these bombs started showing up in the mail that this guy had it in for certain people. Like, for instance, this woman whom he harassed on Twitter:
Rochelle Ritchie, a Former Press Secretary for Congress spoke on Fox News on October 11 and was harassed by Sayoc online afterwards.
Under the Twitter handle @hardrock2016 he wrote: ‘So you like make threats. We Unconquered Seminole Tribe will answer your threats. We have nice silent Air boat ride for u here on our land Everglades Swamp. We will see you 4 sure. Hug your loved ones real close every time you leave home.’
Then he sent photos taken from her social media page and put it alongside horrific images of alligators eating humans.
She reported him to Twitter but they said he didn’t violate any rules or exhibit abusive behavior and did not penalize his account.
On Friday she reflagged the harassment to Twitter.
‘Hey @Twitter remember when I reported the guy who was making threats towards me after my appearance on @FoxNews and you guys sent back a bs response about how you didn’t find it that serious. Well guess what it’s the guy who has been sending #bombs to high profile politicians!!!!’ she tweeted on Friday.
She shared a screenshot of his threat and her e-mail from Twitter.
Here’s a photo of what he sent to her. Note the horrifying news headline in the lower left-hand quadrant of the graphic he tweeted:
(Also, note the claim to being a Seminole Indian — something which Sayoc, a Filipino, most definitely is NOT. Pretty sure the tribe could sue him for tarnishing their good name, as he used it repeatedly when heaping threats and abuse on others.)
Here’s another of his lovely messages:
I find it hard to believe that what he wrote to her was NOT a threat, but then again, I’m not one of the Twitterati, who apparently had tremendous difficulty with the idea of yoinking Alex Jones’s account because HE also made nasty use of their service, violating its TOS repeatedly. (Jack Dorsey himself intervened in that one, which makes me wonder what side of the political fence HE sits on.)
And if you’re wondering where that name he tweeted under came from, it was apparently the surname of another woman he heaped abuse upon, this time physically:
A woman named Viola Altieri filed a civil complaint against Sayoc for domestic violence in 1994. She later filed a request to dismiss the complaint.
Heavy notes that the woman who charged him with domestic violence was his own mother. Nice to know that he’s really livin’ those Repugnican family values and pissing all over her name!
It’s worth noting, as well, that this occurred long before Sayoc went full terrorist:
In 2002, he was charged with making a bomb threat in Dade County, Florida. He was sentenced to one year of probation. Prosecutors agreed to withhold adjudication of the felony charge, meaning it was dismissed after he completed the probation in 2003.
Sayoc was arrested on drug charges in 2004. He was accused of possession and sale of steroids, along with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, tampering with evidence, filing fraudulent tax returns, criminal use of personal ID info and possession or unlawful issue of a driver’s license. He pleaded guilty that same year and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.
In 2013, Sayoc was charged with battery and third-degree grand theft, a felony. He pleaded guilty in 2014 and was sentenced to probation. In 2009, Sayoc was charged with operating without a valid license, not having insurance and not having a tag light and was fined after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor charges. In 2014, Sayoc was arrested on a petit theft charge and violation of probation. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
So, he has a nicely variegated rap sheet, as long as his (undoubtedly steroid-enhanced) arm. What do you bet we won’t be hearing Donnie call for him to be lynched, though, as he did with the Central Park Five? What do you bet the right-wing crapagandarati will be spinning like mad to try to de-emphasize Little Cesar’s politics, which are uncomfortably close to their own?
The cast of Fox News’ “Outnumbered” on Friday worried that Americans would draw their own conclusions about what motivated mail bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc if they were able to make out the text of the bumper stickers that covered his van. The stickers promote a wide array of right wing conspiracy theories, and many include targets on prominent Democratic political figures
“The one thing they don’t want to have happen is people see those written things on the van and take pictures, and then you have the Internet problems,” said guest Steve Rogers, a former member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. “People will formulate motives in their own mind.”
Oops. Ha, ha. Too late!
We’re making up our own minds, all right. And with motives so plain to see, we’re not having any great difficulty at it. Unlike all the right-wing talking heads out there, who now have to face the fact that yet again, a terrorist boogyman has reared his ugly head…and done so in response to their precious Donnie, whom they’re having ever more trouble portraying as doing no wrong.
PS: Oh shit, here’s Donnie.
Yeah, that’s right. He’s doing nothing. And of course, Jeffy-poo Sessions isn’t going after the bomber as a terrorist, either.