Saturday, December 27, 2014

Upstate Pa. police chief outed as possible Attytood commenter

Upstate police chief not a big fan of so-called "libtards"

Upstate Pa. police chief outed as possible Attytood commenter

This sounds familiar -- didn't I see this in the comments section, somewhere?

“I’m calling on all true Americans , all militia members, all true oath keepers to assemble, be ready to march on a tyrannical county government right here in Schuylkill county Pennsylvania, democrats are the true enemy of our country, our freedoms, our constitution, along with liberal news agency’s , liberal news reporters, much like hitlers nazis , time we clean these antiamerican thugs from office.”

Actually, Gilberton, Pa., police chief Mark Kessler sounds pretty reasonable when he says that on Facebook...well, compared to his various videos. etc., where he rails against 'libtards," warns of an armed insurrection against the government and uses a whole bunch of words that may be constitutionally protected but would get me fired if I printed them in a family newspaper (heh) like the Philadelphia Daily News.

Actually, I agree with Kessler -- he's within his 1st Amendment rights to say these things. (Memo to self: Route any future trips to Schuylkill County around Gilberton town limits). Voters also have a right to throw out the folks who hired him -- but it doesn't sound like that's going to happen. In the meantime, the chief is welcome to comment on Attytood anytime he likes. He'd surely elevate the conversation.

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