Caption This Photo: Buck ‘Em All

Via the Colorado GOP, from state party chairman Rep. Ken Buck and CD-3 GOP nominee Lauren “Q*bert” Boebert’s tour of the Western Slope yesterday:

Check out the extremely professional T-shirt Chairman Buck is wearing:

From our examination of the released photos, Buck’s shirt may have expressed a desire to “kill ’em all” and “let God sort ’em out,” but Boebert is the only one who showed up, you know, equipped to actually kill. We feel as though on balance that’s a good thing. If Buck was also packing the means to “kill ’em all,” from what we can see it was kept safely concealed in his pants (no jokes please).

Make no mistake, there are voters this message appeals to. It’s just hopefully…not you.

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  1. kickshot says:

    Quite the fashion statement when paired with mom jeans. Wait until djtj tweets about it.

     

    And speaking of vaccines: I will not be inclined to line up for the still-experimental concoction that dump rushes through approval until he gets his administered by Fauci, broadcast live.

    • Matt A. Harry says:

      I will consider giving some thought to reading an exhaustive study done of the effects of the vaccine on, at a minumum, 10 million Trump supporters. Until then…I'm good. 

  2. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    The Buckhead got his wish as a demonstrator was killed in Portland.   Victim seems to have belonged to a right-wing group, Patriot Prayer.  No clue yet about the killer, who could have been another right-winger just firing blindly at the crowd.
    Guns at demonstrations are not a good idea, people.

  3. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    I recently had a robust argument with a family member regarding their belief that Democrats were trying to destroy religion "BIG TIME".  My position in that argument was they are doing a fine job all by themselves.  This fucking knucklehead just buoys the debate.  What a useless Congress-critter this guy has become.  Just whose "God" other then these Christian Jihadists have any interest in 'killing them all'???  

    A good friend of mine just posted this today – a timely blog post for this occasion. This is a man who has attended two seminaries and was raised as an evangelical.  Grab a cup of coffee – it's a worthy read. 

    A REPUDIATION THAT IS LONG OVERDUE OR, DEAR WHITE EVANGELICALS

    But I am, if nothing else, an ex-evangelical Christian. Anyone who would look through this site would find articles confirming this. They’d see I was conservative at one point, and theologically conservative up until a few years ago. I’m not one of those people who went to Sunday School a few times and then left. I attended not one, but two Southern Baptist seminaries and spent the better part of a decade studying philosophy and theology through an evangelical viewpoint.

    However, I, like so many others, left the evangelical church. Leaving the evangelical church is rather common. Among Millennials, 22% go to church weekly but 22% never go. 49% consider themselves Christian, but the majority “hardly ever” or “never” attend church. The numbers for Gen Z are almost identical but will likely increase as more of them leave the home and move into the world. The fact remains, people are turning away from Christianity.

  4. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    I left the Christian faith before I turned 18.  I can respect those who try to honor its tenets but the Buckheads of the world make me gag.

    Still, it must be said, "kill them all" is a command deeply rooted in the Old Testament, which is in large part a record of genocide: Jerico and many others.

    Reform rabbis like Hillel and Jesus taught a kinder faith.

    Apparently, the Buckhead didn't get the memo, known to some as the "New Testament."

    • The realistThe realist says:

      It is interesting to imagine Buck's decision-making when he got dressed that morning (erase THAT image from my mind!). 'Let's see here, I've got the white western shirt, the blue western shirt, the plaid western shirt – those west slopers love those western duds. But no, I think I'll wear this ugly, ill-fitting T-shirt that says "kill 'em all." That's just right! And I'll have lovely Sarah Palin Lauren at my side with her pistol, just in case we need to kill 'em all!!'

       

  5. unnamed says:

    The only time the phrase "Kill 'Em All" is acceptable:

  6. 2Jung2Die2Jung2Die says:

    The T-shirt is just incomplete. It should say "Kill them all: Then we'll have no economy with which to pay down our $27 trillion debt and on top of that, we'll be easier to invade because we'll have vastly fewer people and we won't be able to fund our military." Anyhow, that sounds like the end-game to me…

    • Matt A. Harry says:

      So why invade us. We'd have no economy, a country filled with guns and people willing to use them on their fellow man, a vast nation of resources with no one to buy them………………I'd pass. 

      • 2Jung2Die2Jung2Die says:

        To be crystal-clear, I don't believe we're in danger of invasion any time soon. But if we take a long view of history, the power of nations and empires, and national boundaries, all change over time. I don't believe Buck really wants to "kill them all," whoever "them" is, but if we have mass violence within the nation and we lose, say 20-40-60% of our population, we'd lose some corresponding percentage of power – sheer numbers, economic performance, brain power among the possibilities. We've had a Civil War already and we recovered, but that was during a time where it was tougher for people from many nations to reach ours. If we were somehow successfully invaded, the invader would be able to repopulate and potentially rebuild an economy over time. The US still has vast resources – oil and gas, mining, farm and ranch lands, coastline, recreational opportunities – and there'd be no need to view things through a lens of today's version of the US economy so new occupants might be able to benefit on their own terms. Of course defending new parts of an empire has its own costs and risks, which would certainly include the heavily armed old-Americans who survived theoretical internal strife and external invasion.

        I hope I was clear enough that I don't believe an invasion is likely, but I do seriously believe we have the potential to weaken ourselves as a nation to some extent with internal violence.

      • MADCO says:

        Yosemite.
        Traffic free interstate highways.
        Great lakes.
        Beachfront

        And some others

  7. kwtreekwtree says:

    Buck is an appalling waste of a seat as a CD4 rep. How he can be “jokingly” advocating murder and mayhem in the name of his religion is beyond comprehension. 
    I received a glossy, full color “COVID19 Congressional update” from Clueless Ken’s office a week ago. It is full of self praise for all the wonderful things he says he’s done to fight the virus, with no mention of his votes to deny funding for Covid relief or testing or anything meaningful. In his district are Morgan and Weld counties – two of the hottest virus hot spots with hundreds of deaths and cases in meatpacking plants and nursing homes.  

    Plus, even if you think the Bucko is awesome , his attendance record 28% vote absence last year, 6% absent overall) is one of the worst in Congress, so it’s not like he’s representing you gun nut immigrant haters well, either. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/ken_buck/412619

    Buck’s mailer is  basically a campaign flyer on the taxpayer’s dime. 

    I recommend that people check out and contribute to Isaac “Ike” McCorkle- the most serious candidate, and the Democratic nominee  running for CD4. I’ve met Ike, and he’s a good man. 

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      "How he can be “jokingly” advocating murder and mayhem in the name of his religion is beyond comprehension." 

      Not really. If you think about the history of several of the biggest organized religions, much of that has been characterized by murder and mayhem be it the Christian Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, or the Jihadists today.

      My fiancé and I have been watching the Tudors on Netflix. We're at the part where Sir Thomas Moore is burning heretics at the stake. It's funny (ironic, not comic) because within a few episodes, the Catholics won't be killing the Protestants – it will be the other way around.

       Whether it is Torquemada or bin Laden, it's all the same violent crap. Believe as I do or die!

      A friend of mine years ago described religion as a form of mental illness. I thought that was bit over the top. I think it is only natural to want to develop a spiritual connection with something. 

  8. Gilpin Guy says:

    Boggles the mind that this person is an elected official.  Can you imagine Joe Neguse wearing something so tasteless and tacky?  Talk about disrespect for the office and his constituents who aren't Qanon believers. 

  9. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    "Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius." is a phrase reportedly spoken by the commander of the Albigensian Crusade, prior to the massacre at Béziers on 22 July 1209. A direct translation of the Latin phrase is "Kill them. For the Lord knows those that are His own."  Papal legate and Cistercian abbot Arnaud Amalric was military commander of the Crusade in its initial phase and leader of this first major military action of the Crusade, the assault on Béziers, and was reported to have uttered the order by Caesarius of Heisterbach.

    Less formal English translations have given rise to variants such as "Kill them all; let God sort them out." Some modern sources give the quotation as Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet, evidently a translation from English back into Latin, and so omitting a biblical reference to 2 Timothy 2:19 evident in the original.[1]

    Amalric's own version of the siege, described in his letter to Pope Innocent III in August 1209, states:

    While discussions were still going on with the barons about the release of those in the city who were deemed to be Catholics, the servants and other persons of low rank and unarmed attacked the city without waiting for orders from their leaders. To our amazement, crying "to arms, to arms!", within the space of two or three hours they crossed the ditches and the walls and Béziers was taken. Our men spared no one, irrespective of rank, sex or age, and put to the sword almost 20,000 people. After this great slaughter the whole city was despoiled and burnt … [2]

    About thirteen years later Caesarius of Heisterbach relates this story about the massacre, with the papal legate quoted using the words Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius:[3]

    When they discovered, from the admissions of some of them, that there were Catholics mingled with the heretics they said to the abbot "Sir, what shall we do, for we cannot distinguish between the faithful and the heretics." The abbot, like the others, was afraid that many, in fear of death, would pretend to be Catholics, and after their departure, would return to their heresy, and is said to have replied "Kill them all for the Lord knoweth them that are His" (2 Tim. ii. 19) and so countless number in that town were slain.[Caesarius did not state definitively that this sentence had been uttered, he wrote that Amalric "was reported to have said it" (dixisse fertur in the original text).[5] Whilst there remains doubt that the abbot said these words there is little if any doubt that these words captured the spirit of the assault,[6] and that Arnaud and his crusaders planned to kill the inhabitants of any stronghold that offered resistance.[7] The crusaders (which Arnaud referred to as nostri, "our men")[8] rampaged and killed without restraint.[9]

    sThe Albigensian Crusade was intended to eliminate Catharism, a religious movement denounced by the Catholic Church as hereticalBéziers was not a Cathar stronghold but, according to contemporary Catholic records, home to almost 20,000 baptised Catholics and just over 300 baptised Cathars. Presented with the difficulty of distinguishing Catholics from the Cathars, especially if individuals might misrepresent their own beliefs, the phrase indicated that God would judge those who were killed, and accordingly "sort" them into Heaven or Hell.

    The phrase is generally recognised[who?] as a partial quotation from the Vulgate version of 2 Timothy 2:19 (Latincognovit Dominus qui sunt eiuslit. 'Master knows them that are his'). In the King James Version, the English translation of the verse is: "Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His."

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