Wednesday, February 11, 2009

But What Was His Freeper Screen Name?

CPAC will be a little less crowded this year:

BELFAST, Maine — James G. Cummings, who police say was shot to death by his wife two months ago, allegedly had a cache of radioactive materials in his home suitable for building a "dirty bomb."


Also found was literature on how to build "dirty bombs" and information about cesium-137, strontium-90 and cobalt-60, radioactive materials. The FBI report also stated there was evidence linking James Cummings to white supremacist groups. This would seem to confirm observations by local tradesmen who worked at the Cummings home that he was an ardent admirer of Adolf Hitler and had a collection of Nazi memorabilia around the house, including a prominently displayed flag with swastika. Cummings claimed to have pieces of Hitler's personal silverware and place settings, painter Mike Robbins said a few days after the shooting.

An application for membership in the National Socialist Movement filled out by Cummings also was found in the residence, according to the report. Cummings’ wife, Amber B. Cummings, 31, told investigators that her husband spoke of "dirty bombs," according to the report, and mixed chemicals in her kitchen sink. She allegedly told police that Cummings subjected her to years of mental, physical and sexual abuse. She also said that Cummings was "very upset" when Barack Obama was elected president.

That's quite the common reaction, if the wingnutosphere is any indication. If any blog with the term Confederate, Patriot or Pundit has stopped publishing recently, the chances it will resume publication are looking pretty slim.

And before you suggest I exaggerate, I saw comments on the wingnut blogs in the last two days asserting that (1) blacks burned crosses themselves in order to initiate college race riots, and (2), with respect to Mr. Cummings, "Don't discount the planting of evidence in order to facilitate an agenda.... Yet, a White person is proud of being White and they're terrorists." (No links to the nuts.) And then there's Debbie Schlussel.

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