Pitchforks And Armed Insurrection

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Right-wing blogger Eric Erickson at Redstate:

At what point do the people tell the politicians to go to hell? At what point do they get off the couch, march down to their state legislator's house, pull him outside, and beat him to a bloody pulp for being an idiot?

At some point soon, it will happen. It'll be over an innocuous issue. But the rage is building. […]

Were I in Washington State, I'd be cleaning my gun right about now waiting to protect my property from the coming riots or the government apparatchiks coming to enforce nonsensical legislation.

Pause for a moment.  Here is one of the most popularly-visited right-wing blogs, written by a prominent blogger whose posts were read in the Bush White House.

And he's advocating violence against the government.

And what got his knickers in such a twist?


"In the interest of reducing water pollution, Washington state, among other states, has instituted a ban on phosphates, making dishes much harder to clean if you clean your dishes in a dishwasher. While phosphates were banned from laundry detergent years ago — similar complaints followed then — states have only recently begun banning them from dishwasher detergent."

Yes, Erick Erickson is recommending residents of Washington state prepare for mob violence in the streets because state lawmakers are prohibiting dishwasher detergents that contribute to water pollution.