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Why Joe Stack Matters

Austin tea bomber Joe Stack is the canary in the right-wing mental coal mine. His action tells you where the hysterical rhetoric poured from hate radio takes a mind in a moment of crisis. In anticipation of a crisis, the … Continue reading

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Tea Terrorism: Joe Stack (1956-2010) Draws Tea Party Populism into a New Round of Violence and Celebrations of Violence

And as Jonathan Capehart reminds us, it’s not the first time that the so-called “Constitution patriots” have moved down this road: In the 1990s, there was lots of talk about the excesses of government power, a U.N.-run New World Order … Continue reading

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Was IRS Tea Bomber Joe Stack (1956-2010) an Atheist?

Maybe suicide terrorism isn’t the preserve of fanatic religionists afterall. In Joe Stack’s suicide web rant, which he posted just prior to flying a plane into an Austin office building filled with IRS employees, there is evidence that he was an antitheist of … Continue reading

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IRS Tea Bomber Joe Stack (1956-2010) Played Bass, the Accordion, and Sang in a Band. He was also “Easygoing”

Then he wrote a suicide web letter and flew a plane into a building. This today at CNN: Thursday’s incident left those who knew Stack scratching their heads. “I can’t believe it’s the same person,” said Ric Furley, an Austin musician … Continue reading

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Tea Bomber Joe Stack (1956-2010)

A pilot witnessed Joe Stack’s plane hitting an IRS office complex in Austin, Texas. On Michael Medved’s radio program today, I heard a right wing caller enthusiastically defend Stack’s act.

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Suicide Bagger? Joe Stack (1956-2010)

Is this the beginnings of a creepy new form of teabagger madness: suicide baggers? It appears that a Tea Party movement sympathizer, Joe Stack, furious over unjust taxation, cracked today and crashed his small plane into an IRS office complex in Austin, Texas. Here’s his “no … Continue reading

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