Political activist Mike Dice walked around a San Diego campus asking students to sign a petition that would “simply repeal the Second Amendment,” “ban all guns except for the military’s,” and “execute all registered gun owners.”
Sound absurd? Wait until you hear the rest of it: many of the students whose attention he grabbed on the street willingly signed it.
The video shows students signing the petition, as Dice continues to explain his “movement”, which includes going door to door with names and addresses of gun owners.
Dice even proposes shooting the gun owners with their own guns, since they “love guns so much.”
When he approaches one student, asking him to “support Obama’s gun control law,” the student agrees and signs his name, birthdate, and signature before Dice even finishes explaining which particular law this might be.
As the video progresses, Dice’s comments become more ridiculous, and some students walk away from the ludicrous proposal without signing it.
The video launched on February 3, and has since then gotten more than 100,000 views.
Dice has said that people blindly sign the crazy petitions he suggests in most of these videos.
Last July, for example, he embarked on a similar mission to see how many people he could convince to sign a petition to repeal the Bill of Rights. To do so, he explained to those he encountered on the California boardwalk, would be to support Obama; plus, he casually added of the Bill of Rights’ relevancy today, “We don’t need it anymore.”
He has been receiving backlash from people who took the latest petition, video, and message seriously. “You wouldn’t believe how much hate mail, tweets, and wall posts I got from brain damaged people today who think I really want to take away their guns after seeing my latest petition video!!!!” Dice posted on his Facebook wall.
“They’re dumber than the zombies who sign the actual petition,” Dice added.
Sources: http://www.guns.com, Huffington Post
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Georgia Police Launch Investigation After Twitter Users Post Pictures of Passed Out Woman, Joke About Raping Her
Police are investigating the case of a Twitter user posting a picture of a woman passed out on the floor with the caption, “Somebody put something in her drink, anyways, me and my brother bout to rape this b**ch.”
The tweet was posted just after 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day, and it quickly spread all over the Internet. The user, @RichloneyJuan, continued to tweet about the passed out girl all night, and even after he insisted it was a joke, police are not taking the situation lightly.
In the tweets that followed the initial posting, the user continued to make light of the incident, even tweeting that the woman had stopped breathing and didn’t have a pulse.
At one point, another Twitter user, TaBarius, posted a picture that appeared to be the same girl, but in this picture, she was dressed and cleaned up, although still passed out on the floor. The user went on to keep tweeting, saying that he had the girl locked up in the trunk of his car and asked his followers whether or not he should kill her.
People all over social media were outraged that the users would make jokes about rape and murder, and now, the police are involved. Dana Pierce, an officer in Cobb County, Georgia, said that they don’t have the names of the two men yet, but plan to begin a thorough investigation.
“How are we going to find them?” asked Pierce in a statement to Buzzfeed. “We could find their IP addresses, but we’re not going to do that on New Years Day… They [detectives] will probably really sink their teeth into the case tomorrow. “
Police say that someone claiming that none of what was posted was truthful contacted them, but the investigation will still go on despite the claims.
“The alleged incident that has gone viral is not a crime,” said Pierce. “We need a lot more evidence to prove that this happened.”
Both Twitter users are from the same area in Georgia, according to their accounts, which is why Cobb County police are heading the investigation.
Pastor Rafael Cruz made the remark a year ago at a Tea Party rally in Hood County, though the joke came to light recently after Mother Jones reported on the video.
"These selective quotes, taken out of context, mischaracterize the substance of Pastor Cruz's message,” Cruz Communications Director Sean Rushton said. “Like many Americans, he feels America is on the wrong track.”
Rushton added that the pastor does not speak for Sen. Cruz.
During an interview with CNN on Friday, Cruz said the outrage over his father’s comment had less to do with genuine insult and more to do with politics.
“Those who are trying to play the politics of personal destruction are trying to smear him and use that to attack me,” Cruz said. “That's a shame.”
Despite the comment, Cruz said he loves his father and that he is a man of deep integrity.
Rafael Cruz is known for his controversial right-wing comments, and has attracted a following of tea party activists and social conservatives for them.
The pastor belongs to the so-called birther movement. The group is composed of influential figures who believe Obama was not born in the United States, and therefore inelligible to become president.
During a rally on Tuesday, John Whitbeck, the chairman of Virginia’s 10th Congressional District Republican Committee, told a joke about the “head of the Jewish faith” presenting the pope with a “bill for the Last Supper.”
According to Whitbeck, no one should be offended by the joke because he heard it at church. He said, “[I] did not tell an anti-Semitic joke. I told a joke I heard from a priest at a church service.”
He added: “Any alleged outrage over this joke has been wholly manufactured by American Bridge, an organization founded by Democrat activist David Brock and funded by Georg[e] Soros. American Bridge, which has the sole purpose of electing Democrats by attacking Republicans, has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to defeating Ken Cuccinelli by any means they deem necessary.”
Whitbeck told the joke at a rally for aforementioned Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli. The candidate’s spokesperson quickly said that Cuccinelli didn’t even “know who the guy is,” The Atlantic Wire reported.
Cuccinelli also called the joke inappropriate. “I wasn’t there, but I heard about it that night,” he said. “And obviously I think it was inappropriate and certainly unfortunate — something if I had heard it at the time, I would have spoken to right there. It’s certainly not an appropriate thing to carry into public discussion we’re having.”
Despite Whitbeck’s claim that his humor was on the level, a writer for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency explained why the joke anti-Semitic.
“It’s about Jews presenting the pope with the bill for the Last Supper,” the writer said, “so it packs two of the most toxic anti-Jewish stereotypes into a single punchline: God-killers! Cheapskates!”
Ron Halber, the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, added: “Tenth District Republican Chairman John Whitbeck’s anti-Semitic joke at the opening of an event for Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Cuccinelli has no place in civil political discourse and it was inappropriate and offensive.”
A video of the joke is below: