All things considered, this has been a pretty good week for wannabe Right Wing assassins. Maybe it’s some particularly effective brainwashing from Alex Jones or the Kochs, or maybe it’s a temper tantrum over the TEApublicans’ growing political impotence. Maybe it’s the anniversary of JFK’s assassination…Hell, maybe it’s just that it’s getting too chilly to for our Constitutional Heroes to spew stupid from overpasses. That’s really more of a summer event. Regardless, this certainly has been a banner week for TEApublican death threats against the president…as this latest one proves.
The first came from a Wisconsin birther who was arrested, and the second from an internet Christian Warrior who wasn’t. This one comes from a 32-year-old engineering student at the University of Connecticut student who is by most accounts, both crazy and off his meds.
On Novermber 24th, police hauled in Joshua Phillip Kilmas for emailing death threats to the president from his room-mate’s computer to Whitehouse.gov. Creatively billing himself as “John Q. Public,” he issued a great many (mostly misspelled) threats — you can read them for yourself in the letter transcript below. Spoiler alert: He claims to have built gun-equipped drones designed to kill Obama, and he referred to the First Lady as a “whore,” and used the word “nigglets” to refer to the president’s daughters. (Keep that in you quiver for when Teabaggers tell you they aren’t racist.)
According the the affidavit filed by Secret Service agent John Koelzer three days before, Kilmer has a long history of mental illness. He was diagnosed with mental illness (the exact diagnosis is redacted, though PTSD has been mentioned) at 18 and was committed twice to Bristol Mental hospital. He was under treatment by University Health services for an unspecified disorder, though he had stopped treatment a few months ago; he also displayed a Connecticut medical marijuana card, which he said was used to treat his anxiety.
After receiving the letter, the Secret Service traced the sender’s IP address back to Kilmas’ home. When his unfortunate roommate answered the door, he told the officers that Kilmas had used the computer. The officers questioned Kilmas at the Student Union regarding the letter prior to making an arrest, and he admitted to being John Q. Public and told them:
“Obama is breaking the law, doesn’t deserve the respect of the people of the United States. My duty is to protect the constitution.“
Gee…where have we heard THAT one before? He went on:
“Someone is going to do what I wrote if he doesn’t change.”
So, Kilmas isn’t exactly familiar with the whole “keep your mouth shut” thing. A fact that he had previously illustrated, when he sent an email to a professor stating:
“Have a good weekend, and know that I am not happy, and I am not someone that walk silently away when I’m not happy. Also don’t ever threaten me again because you have no idea what I used to do for a living before I came to school.”
After the police responded to that report, he apologized for saying anything that might have somehow been “construed negatively,” and said “he would be more careful about what he wrote in the future.” Apparently, not careful enough; he’s been arrested, and is currently being held at a mental hospital. He’s also been indefinitely suspended from the college.
Here’s the full transcript of the letter, from the affidavit ; verbatim, caps, misspellings and all. And yes, it’s probably safe to assume that this is what happens when a racist, misogynist, delusional, right-wing nut job watches Alex Jones while mind-shatteringly high on the medical chronic. Or, as Glenn Beck would call it: 7:30 P.M.
[box type=”shadow”]Adolph Obama, this message is to inform you that the actions you are taking AGAINST the american people, and AGAINST the constitution have shown you to be a traitor to this country and all it stands for. You have disgraced many generations of my loved ones with your obsessive need to undermine the system they have put in place to stop tyrants such as you from ceasing [seizing] control of this country and enslaving its people.
For these actions against my fellow americans your family and you have been targeted as enemies of the state and will be dealt with with EXTREME PREJUDICIOUS if you do not resign from your position and execute yourself for treason. I will not rest until you are either behind bars or a pile of ashes as you do not even deserve to be buried on these great lands.
Let it be known a rising is coming and your family will pay the price for your for you illegal actions and tyrannical behavior. You are not an american you are a nazi, and a war monger, but worst of all you are a fraud and bankrupting this country. If you do not resign by the end of the year I will kill you!
You are a traitor and it is my duty under the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION to end your life for crimes against the american people. since my family blood has helped write that document, fought for the freedoms given in that document, and died to bring us the liberties awarded to us at birth in this country.
it is my job and the job of the millions behind me to end your tyrannical movement stripping this nation of all that makes it great. Your days are numbered and it will bring me much pleasure to watch the blood from your treasonous body, as well as the bodies of your treasonous family starting with your nigglet waste of space children so they can not infect this world any further with your blood line. My advise is to get them and your whore wife out of my country to spare them the wrath of your irresponsible decisions and actions.
You are warned! There will not be any more warnings only bullets fired from drones I built for the sole purpose of removing you from the office you stole from this country.[/box]
- Kind of stupid
- Rage driven by impotence
- Certainty of Obama’s “tyranny“
- “Protection” of the constitution
- Cowardly threats against women and children
- Threats based on the assumption of armed superiority
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a Teabagger!
h/t: Freak Out Nation