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Dan Riehl routs Great Britain

Sully v. Negro- Fag-blogger:

When Andrew Sullivan Attacks Me!

It pains me to no end. OK, the “no end” business is a good thing in this case. LOL

Or else Andrew would try to put it in his ass. Fruity!

Note the obligatory homophobia. This is a party that seeks to run a global super-power?

Again, I jest. . . American arrogance toward the Brits and Europe, in general, is nothing new. It’s existed beyond decades. So, I had a bit of fun with it. I took it to number 11, something I’ve been known to do for kicks and giggles.

. . I, frankly, don’t really care what David Cameron thinks, any more than I might care about what some London fishwife thinks. Or, should I say fish fag simply to pull his chain, again?

There’s the ‘faggot.’ We knew that was coming. What passes for Dan’s spicy irreverence? What’s he joshing PM Cameron or the fays about, or what?

A Limp Wrist-ed David Cameron hits back at Mitt Romney over Olympic doubts

Get over it, Britain. You’re a second rate, semi-degenerate nation still on the way down because you went too far to the left too long ago for anyone to care about. Don’t expect us to wring our hands over what you losers did. We’re too busy fighting to make sure it doesn’t happen here.

I really give a flip about what David Cameron thinks. yawn … just be glad we continue to allow you to think you’re actually in the game on most things. Now, get out of our face and try to not screw up the Olympics more than you have already.

Oh very saucy. Quote Oscar Wilde: Dear Britain. Fart your head. You losers and the fairy princess. Crap. Fag president. Balls. You think I care? Retards. You suck. Dick.


This means that Dan Riehl wants a hug

National Review’s John Derbyshire writes:

The mean intelligence of blacks is much lower than for whites. The least intelligent ten percent of whites have IQs below 81; forty percent of blacks have IQs that low. Only one black in six is more intelligent than the average white; five whites out of six are more intelligent than the average black.

Eminent race-blogger Dan Riehl thinks, hmm. He comments:

…the left is always screaming racism, often even when it hasn’t been proven to exist – as in the recent case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. Even the media falsely screamed it. So, along comes Derbyshire and, I don’t know, confesses it, on his part? And all the left can do is scream, get him! Silence him! He must be fired!! What does that solve? It’s as if the left wants it to appear as though America doesn’t still struggle with racial issues …

Let’s see: the left falsely allege ‘racism’ everywhere all the time. Like the way we’ve been calling Derbyshire a bigot for years. But now that John’s posted one of the foulest, most notorious racist screeds in internet history, Dan says the ball’s in our court. It’s time for the adults to come forward and . . settle down. Time for us to get a grip on our tongues. Better yet, if we’re really responsible, we’ll demand the National Review keep Derb on their august staff. Take that, racism.

Why? Here’s why: That way we acknowledge America has a race problem. See? Isn’t that better? And whenever the topic of racism comes up, we’ll be all proper and point at John Derbyshire. “See him? He’s a fucking racist. And he still has his job. America!”

Speaking of something, I recall that you and your buddy once spent the weekend drinking in an old hunting cabin. When a copperhead found its way into your sleeping bag, moonbat you, you killed it. You spent all Sunday saying the cabin didn’t have a snake problem. And then you spent a few minutes deep-frying snake’s nuts and doing the ‘No Snakes’ dance. Bastard.

And why is the left intent on only dealing with it by screaming and freaking out, when only a calmer, more sensible conversation over time is the only positive way in which to deal with it? It’s as if the left, not the right, is absolutely determined to ensure that racial division will always exist in America . .

Dan’s point seems to be that John needs a hug. The Grand Wizards pulling the eyes out of raccoons in the swamps, them too. Let’s go, front and center, let me lay some sugar on you assholes. This should work.


Conservative race-blogger Dan Riehl unraveling before your eyes

Little Green Footballs’ Charles Johnson called out wingnut blockhead Dan Riehl yesterday. Dan accused unknown media conspirators of ‘lightening’ a photo of Trayvon Martin to play upon Americans’ sympathies. After all, black people look bad, light-black people look better, everyone knows this, and you assholes are trying to play games with Dan’s UNIVAC mind.

So many people read Charles’ post (27,000 hits and counting), it ended up at the top of Memeorandum yesterday. Dan, being brilliant as well as race-blind, called Charles stupid, lame, irrelevant, and tweeted that if Charles ever came by the neighborhood, he’d get beaten up. This came in between Dan raining the internet with half-eaten grubs, beating his sagging chest and pissing on the trees in front of his apartment.

Well, this wanted attention can’t go without some attention. Dan will have the world know what an idiot Charles Johnson is. Also, can you just believe these blacks? Or the Negroes and the black people?

What’s sad is how willing Johnson has been to throw away everything he seemed to once understand about the media and turn on so many once friends to do it. Worse is the race-based ignorance of so many blacks I’m seeing in attacking me, when they should be criticizing the media, instead

When Dan makes a race argument — ‘black people look guilty, grey people look less guilty’ — the blacks who react badly to it do so out of “race-based ignorance.” The guy who’s telling black people how the world sees black people is telling black people they’re stupid because they’re black. This is some sort of towering feat. Does Imbecile have a Mt. Everest? Consider it climbed.

No where [sic] have I said a darker image of Martin would suggest he was somehow guilty of something, or that it might justify his being shot in any manner.

Dan: “Clearly, it has been lightened, or softened, somehow. Along with other possible alterations, he looks far more, perhaps innocent is the right word . .”

Dan didn’t say that the dusky criminal face of Trayvon made him guilty of anything. He merely said the liberals photoshopped it to make him appear “far more, perhaps innocent.” Can anybody understand these blacks? Why can’t Dan say the dead kid belongs in a penitentiary yearbook? Everybody’s gone crazy.

Johnson, the many progressives and now many blacks who have been attacking me over it are being played and they don’t even know it. If anything, blacks especially should feel insulted and upset at the media, including the AP – not me. My whole point questions their judgement [sic] and worldview, not Trayvon Martin’s, or Zimmerman’s.

You have just read one of the greatest paragraphs in the history of blogging. The photo was never altered. But “many blacks,” who have seen more ethnic faces than Dan Riehl, remain mute in the shadow of the Associated Press’ racial crime. All Dan’s done, with his insect blogging, is question America’s judgment and worldview. That’s all. Dan’s also erecting a desert pyramid in his shorts.

By seeming to prefer using a lighter image of Martin to further fuel the story line that he was a total innocent in the encounter and Zimmerman is guilty before all the facts are clear, my concern is that they feel that making Martin look less black in the eyes of the their [sic] readers, somehow makes him look less guilty of something.

Are you cringing yet? You didn’t think you could have empathy for such an asshole. You surprise yourself.

As for the many blacks attacking me, when it’s actually the media, including the AP, who appears to be saying to them, lighter is better, while darker is bad, and they aren’t even able to see that, the pre-judgment and ignorance on display is just sad . .

Shall we just tiptoe away? Yes, we should. Dan is unconditionally pathetic.


Wingnuts go berserk after Trayvon Martin tragedy

When you’re a wingnut ass, what do you do when one of your own gets exposed? Turns into an object of loathing? Becomes the thing despised? You call upon your worst instincts, that’s what you do. Big-league Conservative blogger Dan Riehl:

. . a widely viewed photograph of Martin appears to have been altered, somewhat.

Here is what appears to be the original via the Miami Herald.

The one below has been observed in the media and at forums such as Democracy Now. Clearly, it has been lightened, or softened, somehow. Along with other possible alterations, he looks far more, perhaps innocent is the right word, in the altered image . .

Charles Johnson: “. . it’s a photograph of a low resolution copy of the picture on a sign at a protest — not ‘the original’ at all.” The light-skinned one is the original, Dan.

But check that: black people look guilty. The blacker, the guiltier. And liberals are playing games, so that the innocent Trayvon “looks far more, perhaps innocent.” That’s why the grayish Trayvon is clearly classic liberal bullshit. Dan thinks the murder is a political tug of war, and we’re conspiring to pull decent people over to our side for the big win. Dan Riehl is just dogshit. He reacts to Charles blogging his epic, stupid ass:

Punch him, Dan. It’ll prove you’re a stupid motherfucker. Same LGF thread, Dana Loesch. She is furious about the death of Trayvon Martin because liberals:

“But people have, screaming and crying and making this about a race, y’know, all of this and freaking, there have been a rash of break ins, and, they, I mean they interviewed one of the black neighbors as well, and she was like ‘yeah a lot of the break ins, y’know it’s a mixed neighborhood, some of this has been, y’know, black criminals coming and doing this.’ This is one of the black women that lived in the neighborhood, and she was like ‘YES!'”

Irate that people are angry. Some of the criminals were black, so, like, yes!

“They’re going to stoke this any way they can. This administration. Unbelievable.”

They won’t leave poor ol’ Zimmy alone. The nerve of this President, and this America. Now a video. Asking Trayvon’s mother if he ate chicken? WTH?

Someone posted the clip over at Topix.com, in the African American forum. Reaction:

THX00451, Seattle, WA:


Isn’t that just like a Negro… A shooting death preceded by a nice piece of chicken!

Truly hilarious video! That she-rilla looks like something out of “Gorillas in the Mist”…

Too funny, just laughing his ‘mother fucking lily white ass off.’ Over at Google groups, in both the alt.politics and alt.fan.rush-limbaugh forums, more routine hate:

Peter Polk:

Doesn’t this un-presidential nigger know when to shut his mouth for his own good? Anybody who votes for this fool is an idiot.


Bravo. Also, Conservative net-shouters, The Astute Bloggers, with the monster scoop:



That’s right-wing logic. Since he’s a “nigga” on his Facebook page, it makes sense that Zimmerman killed him. Do any of you really believe America is a post-racial paradise?


UPDATE: The picture isn’t even Trayvon, and the ‘nigga’ graffiti came courtesy bloggers.

Jawa Report apparently took down the altered image . .

Now, the reason I said altered is because someone added some “race baiting” text to the image. It does not appear even in the original Facebook page.

That image is visible here.

Make note of the added text which is not visible anywhere except for the original one posted at “Backwoods Home Magazine” which Jawa Report used as shown in my included screenshot.


Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest, and leave Britney alone

Smithers? Yes sir! Release the poodles.

The fierce blogginati of the 2012 Conservative Intra-Uterine Candidate Dysfunction Filibuster shed their background roles yesterday in favor of something a little weightier. Something a little more dramatic. King Lear, perhaps? Staggering in a p.r. shitstorm of Rush Limbaugh’s making, they wailed:

You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,
Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,
Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder,
Political correctness – I’ll GET YOU FOR THIS.

Yea totes. Well, that’s what it looked like to me. What’s this to you?

Dan Riehl | Breitbart.com


See? Maddening regret, driven by fear. Mixed with rage.

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh is being targeted by multiple death threats after President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party ignored his apology for controversial remarks and continued to single him out for rebuke.

If only death threats, rather than people, could target people. I could say, “I’ll get you, Richard Simmons” and the little word-cloud would chase him around for eternity. You think he’s skinny now?

Just admit that you’ve gone nuts, Dan. No never mind, Dan could never be sane. He’s a cliche-chucking bunghole and he likes it that way. Dan says that after we rejected Serene Ol’ Rush’s apology — tear-stained! sincere! — we a-holes came ’round for another go at him wielding an even nastier tactic: Singling him out. Oh no, not that. Ha ha we will now mention you by name Fat Man. We deign to call ye…Rush Limbaugh. (*satan wakes* ‘What now?’) Stop! You’re killing him!

The mainstream media is also culpable here, as NewsBusters has pointed out in an article titled “Onslaught: ABC Airs Eight Limbaugh Stories in Less Than Five Days.”

Editor’s Note: ABC News frequently airs stories of interest. With that caveat, here’s the essence of Newsbusters’ whine: “The liberal media, led by ABC, have aired 11 stories on the crash of a New York-bound jetliner that killed 23 people. C’mon! Really? I know you people hate jumbo jets and all, but that doesn’t give you the right to poison our children’s minds.” Yes okay, calm down, I can read between the lines. STOP. TALKING. ABOUT. RUSH.

Yet, none have yet to point out the evil, uglier, if not dangerous, side of the very same campaign now being driven directly by Obama and his sycophants in progressive New Media, with the help of complicit mainstream outlets . . the left has pressed home what it sees as a sudden political opportunity provided by Rush’s provocative reaction–despite his apology.

Asses getting all-kicked, but then who are the kickers? Regular old Americans. They can no longer fucking stand Rush fucking Limbaugh. I have pretty good evidence of that – all my old posts and videos on him have been ‘blowing up.’ It’s as if people were double-checking, “Is he really this fucked?” This will go on for a while…America seeing more and more of his shit-bile, Pork Boy looking less and less civilized.

But you Fanbos want to go and blame someone else. Of course you do, because that’s your job.

The Party of Hate
John Hinderaker | Powerline

Millions of Americans voted for Barack Obama in the hope that he would be a trailblazer who would conduct the presidency in a new way.

…because somebody else must have done something to get so many Americans so angry (not Rush!). Someone must have done something to have driven millions of people to the internet to read lies about the lovable radio lug. Who was it?

Well he has: Obama has been the most divisive president in our modern history, unabashedly stirring up hate against not only his political enemies, but against private citizens who exercise their right to participate in our democracy. The most recent hatefest has been directed against Rush Limbaugh, and Obama has personally stirred the pot.

That damned Barack Obama! Got it, John. But a quick question, if I may: What is this awful thing he has “personally” done? Well uhh, John says, I’ll tell you. He tore America to little pieces “personally” when Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a “cunt.” And he did it again when Bill Maher called Palin a “dumb twat.” And also when Bill Maher “contributed $1 million to re-elect Obama.”

John also says Obama “personally” engineered the Ameripocalypse when Sheila Jackson Lee refused to condemn Bill Maher for calling Sarah Palin “cunt” and “dumb twat.” John also informs you Obama “personally” decimated our future when Jan Schakowsky refused to call for the return of Bill Maher’s sizable donation.

Okay! There’s your iron-clad evidence. CASE CLOSED [*snaps fingers*].

Barack Obama has been a terrible president in many ways, but perhaps his most poisonous legacy is his cynical fomenting of partisan hate to advance his own political interests.

Oh please John, no more. Just stop typing before I begin to cry.

After three years, we have learned that “hope” is not the word that we should associate with the Obama presidency . .

And there’s John’s coup de grace. A little ripoff of Barack’s old campaign poster. Maybe John could print-and-glue together a few shirt buttons and send them to the war crimes guys at the U.N.?


You know who else were poor masters of Nazi history? Right wing anti-union bloggers.

Hitler loved the unions? He was a fan of their members? Really? Der Fuhrer drove the creation of a bunch of big ol’ unions, welcomed collective bargaining, collective assembly and striking? He relished independent worker power, machination and media?

Yeah, that’s the Adolf we’ve all grown to know and love. Just how fucking high does a silly wingnut have to be?

Sherrod Brown Wrongly Claims Hitler Opposed Unions
by Dan Riehl | Mar 4, 2011

. . Here is a direct quote from Hitler on trade unions.

“I think that I have already answered the first question adequately. In the present state of affairs I am convinced that we cannot possibly dispense with the trades unions. On the contrary, they are among the most important institutions in the economic life of the nation. Not only are they important in the sphere of social policy but also, and even more so, in the national political sphere. For when the great masses of a nation see their vital needs BLAH BLAH . .”

You quote Mein Kampf at our own peril. You’d think, given the author, these internet geniuses might be wary of his honesty. What if the book was written as less of a confessional and as more of a propaganda effort? It’s possible, you know.

Back in 1926, when Mein Kampf was released, Hitler wasn’t long out of prison where he’d sat trying to figure out to how to rally his followers and recruit independent Germans to his cause. His book succeeded. By May of 1933, he’d come to power. Quote:

“We must close union offices, confiscate their money and put their leaders in prison. We must reduce workers salaries and take away their right to strike.”

That’s a union guy for you. He abolished them all, sent their leaders to prison, and consolidated their members into a single, Nazi government institution called the Deutsche Arbeitsfront. No more independence, collective bargaining or striking. You’re part of the Nazi government now, union member. Feel free to partake of the Third Reich’s “Strength Through Joy” leisure program.

Hitler Didn’t Outlaw Unions – As a National Socialist, He Went Double-Down On Them
Brooks Bayne | The Graph | Feb 21, 2011

Time and time again, the collectivist left in America chooses hyperbole when championing their economy-killing objectives. Most recently, as in the case of the socialist union (yes, they were created by socialists and Marxists) protests in Wisconsin, you see many signs being wielded by the neo-Marxist rubes BLAH BLAH . .

Hey Brooks — what about the Third Reich seizing control of all the workers? That ain’t really liberal, right?

what’s the problem with the government running the unions? leftists love the government to run everything! they routinely fight for more government control and regulation everyday. so, from my pov, a union (EXACTLY what the daf was) controlled by a strong central government should be lauded by the left, unless they’re being hypocrites, that is.

LOVE that. Bayne-ian Socialism, a completely new beast, invented on the spot.

Forget about nationalizing industries (what your History books call “the means of production”), that’s the old way of doing things. It’s time to ‘nationalize’ people. Nationalize the workers — how could it get any more leftist and progressive than that? After all, who really wants their demands met? Who wants to protract some fight for economic rights? Fuck that silliness. What do you think unionizing is, after all, if it isn’t an effort to hand worker power to ever larger, more unaccountable authorities?

Hey Brooks — you know what else Hitler the Socialist did? Two months after trade union decimation, Adolf ‘nationalized’ politics. He abolished the other political parties and encouraged all their members to join Germany’s new, single one: his. You don’t get any more liberal than that.


You people are fucking flipping over race politics and the Sherrod fiasco

You people are completely screwed up:

. . meanwhile, THIS is the hottest piece of political opinion on the web?

This is trash. It’s utterly moronic.

In Defense of Andrew Breitbart
by Dan Riehl

The media and progressive-left Democrats now appear in a rush to convict Andrew Breitbart of shoddy journalism, while exonerating Shirley Sherrod and the NAACP from charges of abiding racism within their ranks.

Yeah? Because Breitbart told millions of people that Shirley Sherrod was a horrible racist. But she’s not remotely a racist, everybody agrees. Should we be slow to condemn a powerful, politically-motivated media monster who viciously smeared and recklessly destroyed the career of this innocent person, Sherrod? You callous fucking idiot, Dan Riehl? If it had happened to you, Limbaugh would have christened you Jesus Christ by now.

Both Sherrod and the NAACP have charged the Tea Party movement and the Republican Party with racism, while offering less proof than Breitbart did of the racism he correctly alleged.

Just how goddamned dumb can a man be? Dumb as a pastured cow? Breitbart had it outrageously backward — Sherrod isn’t remotely bigoted. And no one had ever heard of her until she was very publicly crucified as a despicable animal by Breitbart. She’s The Other Mancownever charged the Tea Party or the GOP with racism — how dare you try to vilify her a second time. You don’t get to spout dogshit just because you feel like kissing Breitbart’s ass. Is Dan Riehl capable of writing a single honest, accurate thing? No. Would I call Dan Riehl “a man”? No.

In many cases, the Left has outright manufactured evidence of racism regarding Tea Party events, yet no one has raised a voice about that slander at all. If one didn’t know better, this wouldn’t be today’s news, but an Orwellian script circa 1984.

So, it’s time for Dan to raise his voice. Hooray! Dan goes on to prove, point by point, over and over, how we manufactured the evidence. OR . . he doesn’t lift a finger to prove anything at all because Dan Riehl is a fatmouthed bullshitter.


Harry Reid’s wife suffers broken neck in violent auto wreck, Conservative blogger uploads satire, whirrs, powers down

Oh, you thin-skinned lefties — what’s the big deal? So what if she’s bleeding and broken? So what if her family were humbly praying that she’d live? So what if people are shocked and saddened by the tragedy? She’ll probably be out of ICU soon.

Look, Conservative bloggers just don’t come equipped with empathy, tact or class circuitry. Those would be self-defeating features. They only recognize a hilarious bit of news after they download and scan it.

Forget worrying about Landra Reid, witness instead the wonders of right-wing technology; it’s time for backslapping internet political comedy, courtesy of the Spazman Chuckletwat 3000, Dan Riehl:

Isn’t It Time To Euthanize Reid’s Wife?

I’m not sure I quite understand this, given that cost is so important as a burden to taxpayers when it comes to health care. If Democrats want so badly to abort babies because of it, why are we bothering with someone who has a broken neck and back at 69? It sounds to me like she’s pretty well used up and has probably been living off the taxpayers for plenty of years to begin with. Aren’t we at least going to get a vote on it?

Vote on her? Comical. Okay, alright — *ahem* NO he DIH-HIN’T, or however you spell that. Oh Snap, they said.

I realize her crook of a husband and his pals in Congress have excluded themselves from the mess they’re going to compel everyone else to join, but we’re still paying the bills, are we not? I don’t see that she’s worth it at this point, frankly. I can’t recall her ever doing anything for me.

You know how you can tell this is sophisticated satire and not opportunistic sadism? Because he calls Reid a “crook.” C’mon, that’s completely out of Riehl’s wiring character. Or, alternatively, in the sense of ‘reality’, that’s Dan to a ‘T’, a feckless Tool.

Oh, Lenny Bruise-bot, how you challenge us . . to recall this post when something bad happens to someone you love, because it surely will.

Come on, Harry – do your civic duty. The nation’s broke and counting on you guy. Pull the plug and get back to work. And don’t bill us for a full day today, either. This is no time to be sloughing off. Air freight her home, you can bury her during recess on your own time and dime. Or are you going to bill us for that, too?

Send her body back by air freight? Oh, Dan, you are rich. Sleep now. Beep.


Kentucky investigators conclude Bill Sparkman killed himself, made it look like murder so son could collect insurance

Hanged Census Worker Staged Suicide in Apparent Insurance Scam

The part-time census worker found naked, bound and hanging from a tree had staged his suicide to make it appear like murder, authorities said today.

When the body of Bill Sparkman, 51, was found near a rural Kentucky cemetery in September, he was gagged, had duct tape over his eyes and neck, his hands and feet were bound with tape, and he had “fed” scrawled on his chest.

Authorities initially investigated whether Sparkman had been a victim of anti-government sentiment, but today they said in a statement that he died during an “intentional, self-inflicted act that was staged to appear as a homicide.”

Two life insurance plans had also been taken out by Sparkman, a single father, right before the time of his death, but payment for suicide was precluded, said police…

I got it wrong. I called it ‘murder’, though I didn’t guess that I knew by whom. I couldn’t imagine how he could have died in the manner he did, with his feet found on the ground and his hands in front of him, without a second person being there. The guy who found the body thought the same thing: “The scene left Weaver without a doubt how Sparkman died. ‘He was murdered,’ he said. ‘There’s no doubt.'”

I’ve never heard of a person managing to kill themselves in a manner like that, very strange. Almost an act of sheer will. The only thing I’ve heard that’d be remotely like it is auto-erotic asphyxiation, and, with that, the victim’s bodies and brains are pre-occupied with another goal. Hopefully I’ll do some better analysis next time, I continue to live and learn.

Sparkman was apparently a troubled man who was battling cancer, and he may have just gotten too depressed. Though I doubt he could have known just how big a story his ‘killing’ would become, it still was a lurid and shocking public suicide that intended to implicate others. As a result, quite a few people ended up looking sideways at Kentucky for a couple weeks, and that wasn’t fair. Sparkman made a huge mistake ending his life that way, accusing the people of Kentucky of murder, and now that’s what we’ll remember him for. And our obliging his scam.

Btw, I can live with my Sparkman ‘murder’ gaffe over, say, Roger Hedgecock’s, who guessed he was killed by ‘open borders‘ and Mexican druggies, or Dan Riehl’s, who guessed he was killed because he was a child molester. Knowing Dan, he’ll say that he got it right.


Conservative webscum begin to blame the defenseless, the dead: ‘Was Census Worker Bill Sparkman A Child Predator?’

Why wouldn’t somebody understandably enraged at a child molester plan and follow him to some far-flung precinct, abduct him, bind his hands and feet, kill him, strip his body naked, hang it from a tree, and scrawl ‘fed’ across his belly? Slap his census i.d. to his side? It’s all so simple.

So many questions…
Was blogger Dan Riehl cramming his balls up a goat’s ass?

…look, before any more people start going bonkers that I’m accusing Riehl of anything, take a breath…

Was Dan Riehl chatter-chewing the hair off the bunghole of an African Elephant?

…hey, before any more Liberals start staining their g-strings that I’m accusing Riehl of anything, take a breath…


>Was Census Worker Bill Sparkman A Child Predator?
Riehl World View
Sunday, September 27, 2009

UPDATE: Before any more people start going bonkers that I’m accusing Sparkman of anything, take a breath. I’ve done a fair amount of crime blogging mixed in with politics over time. One doesn’t rule anything in or out without some firm answers. People feel free to speculate about Meth labs and pot fields but none have been reported in the area, yet. All I’m doing is looking at any and all possibilities. You’d think a moonshiner, or Meth head would have just buried the guy. Why hang him and invite the Feds into it by writing Fed on his chest? Why strip him naked and bind and gag him, which has serious sexual overtones?

I have no idea what happened, but from the reporting I’ve seen, neither does anyone else. If he adopted a boy as a single man, or was married and split with the wife and kids, who knows. But I never assume I know a story or motive until I know it. Right now we don’t. I’m simply speculating on one possible alternative, however impolite.

Someone may as well say it given some peculiar details. The strangest quote I’ve seen in all the reporting around apparently murdered Census worker Bill Sparkman is this one from his Mother located in Florida.

“I have my own ideas, but I can’t say them out loud. Not at this point,” she said. “Right now, what I’m doing, I’m just waiting on the FBI to come to some conclusion.”

She didn’t say she had been advised not to speculate. Being in Florida she has nothing to fear from Kentucky locals, so why the secrecy? Add that to the somewhat mysterious way this case is being revealed by authorities and whatever is behind it, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s another surprise in store here.

The condition of the body and his being naked also seems curious. Why strip someone down to their socks only to kill them? Finally Sparkman’s bio and work history suggests at the least he was not just your average guy. No teaching degree, no full-time means of employment and no wife or kids so far as I am aware. But he certainly did gravitate towards children. I can’t help but wonder if this wasn’t a revenge killing disguised to look like something else. If he did have issues in this regard and messed with the wrong kid, it isn’t as if something like that can be ruled out until we know more.

Sparkman’s mother, Henrie Sparkman of Inverness, Fla., told The Associated Press her son was an Eagle scout who moved to the area to be a local director for the Boy Scouts of America. She said he later became a substitute teacher in Laurel County and supplemented that income as a Census worker.

There also seems to be a huge number of small unnamed cemeteries in that area. I haven’t even seen the name of the cemetery he was found in released. Interesting case, if nothing else. But I’m far from certain it has any political ramifications.