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In Retrospect, Perhaps A Bake Sale Would Have Been A Better Way To Go

auctioneerAs most folks know by now, over the past week anti-abortion and pro-crazy forces were showing off their Internetz skillz by organizing an eBay auction of items in order to fund the defense of Scott Roeder, Hit Man of the Almighty/alleged murderer of Wichita doctor George Tiller. ‘Cause although the Lord may instruct you to gun down a man during services in one of His houses of worship, you’re on your own when it comes to dealing with the aftermath.

Unfortunately, those heathens at the the online auction house disappointed those wanting to do the Lord’s bidding (cue drum & cymbal) on the various items, as eBay execs began removing the “murderabilia.” Hmm. Maybe fundraisers would have better luck with this site. I mean, come on! Who wouldn’t want any of this stuff?

Items organizers said were being donated for the auction include several drawings submitted by Roeder; an Army of God manual that describes dozens of ways to shut down abortion clinics; and a prison cookbook compiled by Shelley Shannon, who shot Tiller in 1993 and is serving time for clinic arsons and bombings.

On Sunday, however, the only items listed were a document of religious instruction written by a convicted clinic bomber and a Bible that belonged to Shannon.

“It has all the pro-life passages highlighted,” [auction organizer Dave] Leach said of the Bible.

Interesting. Perhaps bomber/attempted murderer Shannon highlighted this oldie but goodie from Exodus 20:13: “THOU SHALL NOT KILL.”  For ilk who tend to state that the Bible does not consist of a buffet of laws that we mortals get to selectively choose to obey, they sure seem to be glossing over one of the Decalogue’s Greatest Hits.

Well, now we learn that the pro-life-but-really-only-for-zygotes folks not only disregard the laws of God and eBay, but they also disdain those of our nation’s copyright system. As cartoonist Rob Tornoe notes in a piece on Daryl Cagle’s Political Cartoonists Index, among the artworks included in the auction items was a cartoon done by an associate of Roeder’s that blatantly plagiarizes an image produced by a syndicated cartoonist: Continue reading


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Phill Kline: ‘Tiller Is Dead. SEND MONEY.’

phillklinesexymustacheFormer Kansas AG and current law “professor” Phillllll Kline is not one to let a crisis pass by. Nay, he shall seize upon the chance offered by a controversy like so many biblical lions! And he certainly wasn’t about to squander the chance offered by the recent killing of his Lex Luthor, George Tiller: Phill recently mailed a great many fundraising letters asking people to help him pay off his legal debt incurred in battles against Tiller, among other foes. Oh, how lovely. MORE

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Crazy Criminal Complains About Being Treated Like Crazy Criminal

You know, people who kill doctors make it pretty hard to generate any sympathy for them, what with the whole “murder” thing and all. But what makes these clowns even less sympathetic is when they complain — from prison — about being treated like a criminal. Such is the case with our most recent deranged gent, Scott Roeder, who said in a three-minute “interview” that he’s not being treated with the holy reverence that the faith-based righteous deserve. Oh, but don’t ask him about the very reason he’s in prison:

The man charged in the slaying of abortion provider George Tiller says he’s “being treated as a criminal” even though he hasn’t been convicted of anything… When asked to discuss the Tiller shooting, Roeder, 51, of Kansas City, Mo., refused to comment, saying he would talk about that later.

Um. First, I’m a little taken aback that a man charged with murder would deign to complain about the treatment in prison. Second… seriously? Dude, you’re in jail. The cultural cachet of prisons should leave no American surprised at the conditions upon entrance. Here’s the best part, though:

Roeder said he is concerned about the media attention that his family, particularly his elderly mother, has been getting.

“I appreciate your prayers,” he said.

Whoa, check out Mr. Concerned For Human Welfare! Such an attitude would’ve been nice before, say, you chose to shoot someone in a church.

But he appreciates your prayers. And we can’t wait for the next installment of the micro-interview format.

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