Saturday, October 27, 2018

The MAGA Bomber scrapbook: The bold new face of the Republican Party

Mod: Of all the things I have seen these past few days or so on this matter, probably the most striking are the photos of the MAGA Bomber's Dodge van. Cesar Sayoc, who of course lives with his mom, made quite a splash on the streets of the Florida city he called home. Here are a few pictures taken by people living nearby.









Pipe bombs threaten to derail GOP midterm messaging (The Hill link): A string of pipe bombs mailed to prominent Democrats has thrown a late curveball into the midterm elections, putting the country on edge and providing plenty of political fodder for both parties.

Democrats are using the federal crimes as a new opening to criticize President Trump and his fiery rhetoric, which they blame for the heated political climate that has turned violent.

The president, meanwhile, is pointing his finger at what he calls the “fake news” media, a familiar target that fires up the GOP base, while his supporters are rushing to his defense, saying Trump is the real victim in this situation.

While it’s unclear how the explosive devices will impact the Nov. 6 election, some strategists say the drama has, at the very least, overshadowed other topics that the GOP is eager to talk about, namely the economy and a caravan of Central American migrants slowly headed toward the U.S. border.

Single fingerprint, misspellings pointed FBI to mail bombs suspect (The Hill link): A single fingerprint and several misspelled words were among some of the clues that pointed the FBI to a Florida man who was charged Friday with mailing homemade bombs to prominent Democrats, The Washington Post reported.

Cesar Sayoc Jr., a supporter of President Trump, was arrested Friday in connection with a series of 13 suspicious packages and pipe bombs that were sent to high-profile Democrats including former President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Vice President Biden, among others.

A number of posts supporting Trump and others critical of the media and Democrats also helped lead investigators to Sayoc.

Investigators were able to connect the more than one dozen packages because some contained the same misspellings, The Post reported. According to the criminal complaint against Sayoc, some of the packages included the same misspellings found on Sayoc's social media postings.

Mail-Bomb Suspect Cesar Sayoc Owned $7,000 Worth of Trump-Branded Clothing: Police Report (The Daily Beast link): Mail-bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc Jr. advertised his affinity for President Donald Trump on his white Dodge Ram van—and he also owned $7,000 worth of  Trump-branded clothing.

Or so says a 2015 police record in which Sayoc reported that a burglar swiped $45,000 worth of his property from his white Dodge Ram van and a U-Haul trailer while he was working out in a gym in Oakland Park, Fla. An itemized list of the items said Sayoc claimed that 11 pieces of clothing from Trump’s clothing line were taken, along with other apparel and computer equipment.

Police said they reviewed security video and did not see anyone enter the area where the van was parked. One of Sayoc’s Facebook pages shows that earlier that month, he was trying to sell brand new Trump suits and other designer clothing at incredibly deep discounts. His police file also includes arrests dating back to 1991, including busts for theft and possession of steroids.

Twitter user reported Magabomber for death threats. Was told it did not violate rules (USA Today link): Two weeks before Cesar Sayoc allegedly mailed pipe bombs to Democrats across the country, political commentator Rochelle Ritchie says she complained to Twitter about threats he made against her, including menacing messages and disturbing images such as alligators and human body parts, following one of her appearances on Fox News.

One of the tweets from Sayoc's account read: "We will see you 4 sure. Hug your loved ones real close every time you leave you home." Ritchie says Twitter informed her that Sayoc's tweets did not violate the company's rules.

So Ritchie, 36, a former press secretary for House Democrats, says she was stunned Friday when she learned that the man she reported for threatening her was suspected of mailing pipe bombs to at least a dozen Democrats and other critics of President Trump. And then, she said, she got "really, really mad."

"I had reported this to Twitter and they did absolutely nothing about it," she told USA TODAY. "What's abusive behavior? Do I have to be found floating in the Everglades in order for this to be taken seriously? Does a bomb have to go off in order for this to be taken seriously?"

Cesar Sayoc’s Facebook feed seemed like a case study in online radicalization–or satire (Fast Company link): Cesar Sayoc, the 56-year-old Florida man arrested in connection with the recent wave of mail bomb attacks, had a Facebook profile full of right-wing propaganda. The page is no longer available, perhaps taken down by Facebook, and didn’t include any public content after October 2016.

The page, under the name Cesar Altieri Randazzo, included numerous public posts from 2016 supporting President Trump and denouncing his political rivals, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. One shared post came from a page called “Handcuffs for Hillary,” and the page also included numerous reposts from conservative news sources—from Fox News to Breitbart—as well as photos apparently taken by Savoc at Trump rallies.

Facebook didn’t immediately respond to an inquiry from Fast Company about whether it took down the page.

Savoc appears to have shared right-wing content and conspiracy theories on Twitter as well. Some posts propagate conspiracy theories about George Soros, the billionaire funder of liberal causes, suggesting he aided in the Nazi Holocaust (despite being Jewish) and that he was behind the Parkland High School shooting.

The Twitter account also ranted about Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose return address was used to send the mail bombs, and included threats against other liberal public figures including New York Times columnist and tech writer Sarah Jeong and actor Jim Carrey, The Daily Beast reports.


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66 comments:

  1. Cesar Sayoc Jr., Alleged Mail Bomber, Threatened Democrats on Twitter

    The 56-year-old Florida man—a former male stripper—has a significant criminal history and frequently posted far-right conspiracy theories about Trump’s opponents.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/cesar-sayoc-jr-alleged-mail-bomber-threatened-democrats-on-twitter

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  2. What is it about Trump supporters and spelling?

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    1. Bee kuz wer hill bilys dat lyk Mistr Dump an we didn’t go know scooil

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    2. Ayn't nead know buk lernin'.

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  3. Yes, but what you left off in your description of Cesar was that he had also been employed as a male exotic dancer and had never really been political until Trump was elected as President.
    Cesar lived with his Democratic mom, was raised a Democrate and was well known to authorities.
    Thought you may want to add additional background, just to make it more factual and interesting.
    Good Day.

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    1. Do you have any cites for these claims? By the way, your Sayoc-like spelling of "democrate" is troubling given recent events.

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    2. Good evening you mean, Moscow.

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  4. Yep, Trump, creator of domestic terrorism. Lock him up!!

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  5. Voters are finally on to the GOP

    Joe Scarborough: “Is it any wonder that Trump Republicans are so desperate to change the subject from health care? After all, how do you face voters knowing that your primary political goal in Washington has been to wipe out health-care guarantees so multinational corporations and Mar-a-Lago billionaires can fatten their bank accounts and pour even more money into their children’s trust funds?”

    “That platform won’t even play well in Palm Beach.”

    “Despite Republicans opposing, denigrating and repeatedly trying to repeal Obamacare, a growing number of scared conservatives are now paying lip service to the preposterous idea that the law’s provision protecting coverage for those with preexisting conditions can remain intact even if the rest of the law is gutted.”

    https://politicalwire.com/2018/10/27/voters-are-finally-on-the-to-gop/

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  6. Rick Wilson: "Trump's crop of crazy came to fruition this week and was almost ready for harvest"
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/of-course-donald-trump-inspired-cesar-sayocs-terrorism

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  7. These are quoted lines from Megabomber Cesar Sayoc's former lawyer, Ron Lowy, who knew the bomber as well as anyone:

    "He's 14 years old living in an adult body"

    "He wanted to impress people but failed at everything he pursued"

    "He lives in a fantasy world"

    "He's a mentally ill man searching for a way to fit into American society"

    "He's sick"

    "He's mentally ill"

    "The signs of mental illness are clearly there"

    "He would act emotionally and react without thinking"

    "He would have trouble articulating concepts"

    "You talk to him and he speaks like a 15-year-old, like a child"

    https://www.arcamax.com/currentnews/newsheadlines/s-2139774?fs

    https://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/2018/10/26/family-lawyer-mail-bomb-suspect-cesar-sayoc-sick-individual/1779906002/

    Remind you of anyone?

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  8. New poll shreds GOP's entire doctrine of financing tax cuts for rich by stealing from everyone else

    An NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll released Friday offered virtually nothing but bad news for Republicans, the worst of which centers around the tax cuts they passed for the nation's wealthiest. Not only do more Americans consistently oppose the law than support it—with most also saying they haven't benefitted from it—a strong majority of registered voters prefers to roll back the cuts in order to shore up the nation's ballooning deficit.

    Fully 60 percent of registered voters said "it was better to roll back the tax cuts passed by Congress than to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid," according to NPR. That number includes a plurality of Republicans:

    Reverse tax cut: 43 percent
    Cut SS/Medicare/Medicaid: 32 percent

    And strong majorities of both Democrats (80 percent) and independents (58 percent) favor reversing the tax cuts to cutting social programs.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/10/26/1807487/-New-poll-shreds-GOP-s-entire-doctrine-of-financing-tax-cuts-for-the-rich-by-stealing-from-the-poor#view-story

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  9. Trump’s Party Is the Petri Dish for Diseased Minds That Grew Cesar Sayoc
    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/bomber-cesar-sayoc-is-trump-republican-extremism.html

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  10. Cesar Sayoc may be a good example of the present Trump supporters. I think anyone who is still a Trump supporter must have a lot of that same mentality, must be time to drain the swamp.

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  11. If 'dumpy-trumpy' can not pass a back ground check why should any of his devoted followers who suffer from sticker shock? By the way 'dumpy-trumpy' dress like a slob anyway.

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  12. Khashoggi fiancée rejects Trump invitation to visit White House
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/khashoggi-fiancée-rejects-trump-invitation-to-visit-white-house/ar-BBOXrlz

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  13. Top photo, the third window from the left is on his T-shirt. There are those who are saying this was a set-up, I DON'T THINK SO!

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  14. I predict the MAGA BOMBER will become a counter culture hero to Trumpers. He will be deluged with marriage proposals from Trump's female fans everywhere, even some who are currently married.

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  15. What's up with Tiny's spray tan? It's looking even worse than usual lately. While watching the news last night my wife and I both noticed that Tiny's sprayed on orange face was especially horrid. My guess is that whomever had been doing it for him got fed up and quit.

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  16. Since both 'dumpy-trumpy' and the Saudis hate journalists and threats have been issued by both of these tin-horn dictators in the past an in the present, also repeated by only the most faithful. https://www.sgvtribune.com/2018/10/26/trumps-financial-ties-to-saudi-arabia-hinder-any-economic-sanctions-letters/

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  17. Was the Bernie supporter who tried to massacre republicans the new face of democrats

    But somehow yet another mentally ill stripper who mails fake bombs is the face of republicans.

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    1. What Bernie supporter? What are you talking about?

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    2. Idiot is trying whataboutism about the guy who shot Scalise. He may have been a Bernie supporter but please show us one legitimate quote where Bernie incited violence.

      Idiot can't and he knows it.

      Idiot also knows that Trump has incited violence scores of time pandering to, inciting, and further radicalizing his deplorable base.

      Idiot therefore is a liar just like his cult leader.

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  18. You are probably right 8:04. Now there is a shooter in a synagog in Pittsburgh. Welcome to Trump's America.

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  19. Admiring the dedication you put into your website and detailed information you provide.
    It's great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the same old rehashed material.
    Wonderful read! I've bookmarked your site and I'm adding your RSS feeds to my
    Google account.

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  20. Best Facebook post: Authorities have intercepted a suspicious package addressed to Donald Trump contains a dictionary and the US Constitution.

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  21. Oh come on, Joe Scarbo? really 6:35am?
    Preexisting conditions in HealthCare will be covered. Try listening to the President for a change.
    If HealthCare had been done right in the first place, a separate preexisting insurance would have been created, not the massive Obama Bill of change for everyone and penalize them if they dont

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    1. "Try listening to the President for a change."

      Cesar Sayoc listened to the president. How'd that work out?

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    2. Republicans voted 70 times to REPEAL the Affordable Health Care Act. (Look up colloquial definition of mental illness,. Ya know, the one about repeating things over and over and expecting a different result.)

      Show us one version of the REPEAL bill or resolution that retained coverage for pre-existing conditions and explain how such a provision would work in a REPEALED Act.

      Alternatively, show us a GOP replacement bill that had a chance of passing and requires insurers to provide PE coverage.

      Trump cult members just lie and lie and lie.

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  22. Has anyoe recently commented on your appearance 7:50am, time to look into the mirror.

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    1. Trump is fat. Big time junk in the trunk.

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    2. That poor paid wife must be disgusted at site of that scumbag in the flesh.

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  23. NPR/Mar(x)ist poll on tax cuts, again, if you had been listening to the President for information you would have heard of the middle tax cut plans, try listening to real news not fake news for a CHANGE.

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    1. I prefer to listen to a real president, not the terrorist enabler currently squatting in our White House.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVfsi9ikz2k

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    2. 8:39 in need of redo of education and brain development.

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    3. NPR is Marxist! Laugh of the day!

      NPR stands for Nice Polite Republicans.

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  24. MAGA Terrorists strike again.

    4 Dead, Several Others Shot At Pittsburgh

    SQUIRREL HILL, Pa. (KDKA) – Police from across the city of Pittsburgh are responding to an active shooting situation at the The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.

    KDKA’s Andy Sheehan reports that at least four people have been confirmed dead, possibly as many as 7 to 8 could be dead.

    Police have requested that residents stay inside their home as they have exchanged gun fire with a suspected gunman.

    The Synagogue was reportedly full of people for a Saturday service and police say they’ve received several calls from people barricaded inside the Synagogue.

    https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/10/27/heavy-police-presence-near-synagogue-in-squirrel-hill/?fbclid=IwAR0t196UrnbKq56l5leGXBBk28PGJx4shsG047NHp17Dlf8Zfu-9gsBHiY4

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    1. Steve Herman
      ‏Verified account @W7VOA

      "All these Jews need to die," suspect tells police on scene at Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.
      11:10 AM - 27 Oct 2018

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  25. "All Jews must die" more tragedy in Synagogue in Pittsburgh PA.
    "This is reality, moving forward more security trainings and efforts will have to be in place" moving forward as a Nation in this current climate.
    Suspect in custody.

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    1. Getting rid of the loudmouth in the White House would be great first step.

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  26. Women get paid a lot for junk in the trunk 8:37am.

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    1. I'm sure Putin found it to be one of Donald's best assets.

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  27. Cesar Sayoc first listen to his mother 8:37am and look how that turned out.

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  28. Someone who cannot name the three branches of government, 8:29am.

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  29. How soon "they" like to forget or play dumb 8:26am

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  30. Looks like he has gotten an early start.

    Trump warns of violence if GOP loses midterms
    https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/08/28/donald-trump-warns-of-violence-midterms-sot-tsr-vpx.cnn

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  31. Hate is a strong word 813am, I think the greater populace does not like the media or journalists when they spread fake news.
    Opinions are not the same as a journalists report.

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    1. Translation - Those who report the news do not say things that 9:07 agrees with.

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  32. Oh look, 8:23am another jump to conclusions without any information, Kavanaugh supporter? Not!

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    1. You're right. Let's give it an hour.

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    2. Anyone wondering why 9:10 would defend this guy?

      Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Multiple casualties, gunman reportedly yelled 'all Jews must die'
      https://www.fox47news.com/news/national/pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting

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    3. Got your answer now?October 27, 2018 at 9:44 AM


      Laura Rozen
      @lrozen
      alleged suspect had post 2hrs ago blaming jewish immigration resettlement org for caravan, “likes to bring invaders in that kill our people”

      PA shooter had post about the caravan 2hrs ago blaming Jews....

      Alleged suspect had post 2hrs ago blaming jewish immigration resettlement org for caravan, “likes to bring invaders in that kill our people”

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  33. I guess we can see where "toning it up" is leading us.

    Trump Says He Could 'Tone It Up' Since Media Has Been So Unfair To GOP
    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-says-he-could-tone-it-up-since-media-has-been-so-unfair-to-gop

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  34. Eighteen innings! GO DODGERS.

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  35. This nation is under attack from white supremacist terrorism. Trump is doing nothing but talking about himself.

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    1. Our nation and California have been under attack by Demos,Progressives, and those who come into this country illegally.

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  36. The President will make a formal statement about the Pittsburgh shooter at the Future Farmers of America later today.
    President Trump took a sidebar with news reporters before boarding Air Force one, he did say that people like this shooter who commit crimes like this should pay the ultimate price.

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    1. Apparently the guy was triggered by some of Trump's "Mexican Caravan" spew.

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  37. The MAGA Cult may be the biggest cult the world has ever seen.

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  38. Authorities got really lucky identifying the MAGA BOMBER.

    If it weren't for that partial fingerprint, there would be no way to distinguish him from millions of other Trump cultists.

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  39. There is no such thing as “inciting violence”

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    1. Nope. It is just violence. Lock him up.

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    2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/04/02/a-judge-rules-trump-may-have-incited-violence-and-trump-again-has-his-own-mouth-to-blame/?utm_term=.4323e022894d

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    3. 200 retired journalists disagree, specifically with respect to 11:04's cult leader.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/10/25/trump-inciting-violence-nearly-retired-journalists-condemn-presidents-un-american-attacks-press/?utm_term=.4afa9cd248ee

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    4. Journalists...enough said.

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