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  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Oh, that we could mete out those punishments of former centuries.
    There would be a slew of heads bedecking the ramparts around Mordor-on-the-Potomac at first. But that would reduce as the crooks (politicians, bureaucrats, AND the lawyers) were either executed, scared honest, or never entered service.
    The stench of the Swamp would slowly lift and dissipate.

    • I object to your characterization of Washington DC as “Mordor-on-the-Potomac,” as it is an undeserved and unconscionable slur on an otherwise fine, upstanding community and its leadership.

      I’m referring, of course, to Mordor, Sauron, and the Nazgul. Shame on you, DBW, for such odious slander!

      • Deplorable B Woodman

        Mea culpa.
        Do you have a better suggestion?

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    “But my pension. My book tour.”
    “But you misunderstand, Mr McCabe. We want you to lose your head.”
    (said in Goldfinger’s voice)

    • eon

      You can always spot a “progressive”, because no matter what they do and no matter how wrong, they expect to be rewarded for it because their dogma demanded it and of course they had good intentions- according to their worldview.

      Never mind what is paved with good intentions. Most of them have never read that book and even the ones who have wish it didn’t exist.

      Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

      C. S. Lewis
      English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 – 1963)

      clear ether

      eon

  • Delilah T

    He’ll get part of it, but nothing until he’s 57. That’s 8 years away. Poor fellow will have to find a job in the real world, perhaps something asking people ‘Would you like fries with that?’ (snorrrttt!)

    What’s next? Oh! The Austin bombs now number 6, in total. One blew up on a San Antonio Fed Ex conveyor belt, the other was at an Austin Fed Ex depot and was caught in time. I worry that this is the work of some very nasty people who are not US.

    • Jay B.

      *Said in best Col. Nathan P. Jessup voice* “Wait! Wait. Yes, I’ve got it! Lets have his wife run for office and collect lots of backroom donations. We can train him in the fine old American art of arse canoodling!”

    • GWB

      He’s 8 years from 57?!? *grumble* *curse*
      He gets his full retirement at 57?!? While I have to wait ’till 10 years after that?!? *grumble* *curse* *sharpens my filet knife*

      Oh, and they caught the bomber (they’re pretty sure it is him), and he blowed himself up when they moved in.

      • Interventor

        Like most major police departments, federal special agents can retire after 20 years.

    • MAJ Arkay

      Schertz, not San Antonio. It is hard to tell when small cities like Schertz and Selma blend into each other, then into north San Antonio, but neither is San Antonio.

      • cfm56dash7

        I know. Schertz is where you go to get a speeding ticket.

  • lurking

    Don’t forget the possibility of something akin to an implemented “Operation Northwoods”. The big question is who is supposed to be the scapegoat. Maybe the fabled white terrorist?

  • WayneM

    So if the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended firing McCabe and they’re supposedly nonpartisan, why would they wait until this late in the game to make such a recommendation? Were they hoping Sessions would let it ride? Or are they trying to make POTUS look bad?

    • Interventor

      DoJ IG report wasn’t completed until then.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    One time I would wish an Arkanside (Arkinside?) on someone. The first of MANY someones.

    • JackDeth 72

      “Arkancide”.

      • NotYetInACamp

        Ask many Clinton associates or people who know something about …. OH! Wait. You can’t. They no longer can testify. (search it)

  • JackDeth 72

    Put him on a conveyor belt and slowly feed him feet first into a blast furnace!

    • MasterDiver

      There’s the fine old New England tradition of Pressing Beneath Stones.

      Zar Belk!

      • John

        I like the way the GRU does it.
        They have a crematorium through which they claim to send all their members.
        Some of them go while still alive.

        • Interventor

          There is a film of it.

  • lurking

    Or a FedEx office surrounded by boxes.

  • Dienekes

    Had a boss like him in a–federal agency–in a past life. He sucked the life out of everything and NEVER, ever, did anything for anyone else.

    Makes for one hell of a legacy.

  • DBW said it best. And “Thank God” times have changed? Were they of that type, we could have fixed this mess long since.

  • Pete231

    The OIG report is due soon. Then, we can start mounting the heads on pikes along the castle walls as in the G.O.T. The ravens will feast heavily on the trophies of the perps. McCabe’s cabeza would be in pride of place as the first of many yet to come…..

  • NotYetInACamp

    No need to use Vlad’s method from Transylvania of old. Vlad learned it from the Muslims. Vlad earned his moniker for outdoing the Muslims in deadly depravity.
    It did leave a visible warning, and a Muslim army turned back and left upon encountering one display.

  • lurking

    What? No bats?

    Btw, “Dracula Untold” is a decent fictional classic vampire origin story mixed with peices of actual history.

  • Subotai Bahadur

    I am a traditionalist in many things. I believe that the old English penalty for high treason involved being hung by the neck, and cut down while still yet living, being drawn and his entrails set afire before his living eyes, and the corpse beheaded. The body quartered, the sections tarred, and placed over the city gates until consumed by ravens. Ah, the good old days.

    Or if you want to go back farther, there is the classic Brazen or Sicilian Bull.

    • I liked the way the Germans used to handle these things (long before Adolph.) They would nail the miscreants head to an oak tree, where the culprit stayed until the bones disappeared.

  • gafling

    If there is anything that the muslims do right, it is public executions. In order to make a statement and an example, the criminal should be dispatched in full daylight before a crowd of onlookers. I tend to prefer the procedure where a noose is placed around the perp’s neck and the other end of the rope is attached to the end of a cable hanging down from a crane. After tying only his hands behind him and with no hood over the head, the crane operator retracts the cable until the perp is about 20 feet off the ground. And there is where he remains for about 30 minutes or so.

    A truly effective demonstration.

    • Arkelk

      I guess I’m squeamish. I prefer the hanging where the condemned is killed in seconds by the drop. If in public it’s still effective. The body can be left on display.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Bloodthirsty bunch.

    • JSStryker

      Why yes, yes we are!

  • Longslide

    RE John Wayne movie ” The Comancheros” A thief was hanged with hands untied so he could hold on to the rope as long as he liked.

    • Bill G

      I’ve read that at one time in the Old West, one locale had such a problem that they devised a new technique…the thief would be put on his horse, taken out of town with his hands tied behind his back, a noose would be placed and the rope tied to a suitable limb.
      Then everyone would leave, giving him the choice of waiting for the horse to decide to head back to the stable while hoping someone would come along to let him free, or kicking it himself and getting it over.

  • Bill G

    If you want something fast but spectacular you could always follow British technique from the Sepoy Mutiny and cannonize them.

    • John

      So _that’s_ why I thought Un’s method of execution was unoriginal!

  • Delilah T

    You guys are far too easy. If you really want to make someone wither, ostracism also works….

    No one will talk to you, serve you, answer your calls for help – nothing. You can’t even buy food because no one will take your contaminated money. People turn their backs to you. You are driven out of society.

    You no longer exist to anyone at all.

    • Doggo

      Ostracism is hard to coordinate in a large community. There’s always folks who either don’t know who “that” person is, haven’t gotten the message that “that” person needs to be ignored, or just plain don’t care.

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      I remember an episode from a later generation (80s? 90s?) of either Twilight Zone or Outer Limits (pale imitations of the originals) based on that theme of punishment by ostracism. No prisons necessary. And the punished person was marked with a large wart on their forehead that could not be covered up by makeup or hat.
      Interesting concept. And almost doable today.

  • Tagg Hill

    Now, lets clean out the remainder of the entrenched deep state!

  • PaulS

    Okay, time for “2nd Amendment for dummies.”:
    Since we know that power corrupts, we have limited that, but since men are corruptible we’re likely to go overboard to gain more power than granted in the Constitution, so how about we do this;
    Let the citizens be armed with the weapons needed, so that when we go to far they can kill us and install new government as founded or as they see fit.

    Yessir, that about covers it.

  • Spin Drift

    They got an Austin bomber but was he the Austin Bomber. To quote “The Sniper” again, “We’re good but not that good.” Too much trivial details, no specifics about the type of bomb or detonation specifics. They got a lucky break from the Fed-Ex store. Figured out who and got a warrant to search Google history, then found his car all in less than a half day. These are the guys who couldn’t find Hillary’s e-mails. Total patsy who is now an inkstain. Convenient lack of trail back to who was handling him. This smells. But it nudges the populace sheep closer to demanding the protection of the state.

    Spin
    Good Men Must Stand

    • MAJ Arkay

      “But it nudges the populace sheep closer to demanding the protection of the state.”

      Not in Texas, sir. We have open carry for a reason…

      Only in the tiny minds of the Lame Stream Media did one hear such phrases as “Fear and panic in Texas,” “calls for FBI and federal government to ‘do something'”, blah blah blah. Real Texans just cleaned our weapons, called for the Texas Rangers, and reminded each other how to deal with unsolicited packages at our residences/businesses.

      • JTC

        “Not in Texas, sir.”

        No, this is Austin. Highest per capita pearl-clutchers and leftards from San Fran to New Yawk City.

      • Spin Drift

        Since I consider my self an adopted Texan as having lived there for five years (Dallas and Houston), i don’t think of most Texans as sheep but the rest of the country is 95% sheep. Just look at the SJW’s calling for gun control. The idea is to make it palatable for big brother to be the solution to your problems to the critical mass minority and laws will be passed that curtail your personal freedoms. This is another step on the slippery slope to serfdom.

        Spin
        Good Men Must Stand
        Hold Fast

    • JSStryker

      They just “happened” to find a recorded 25 minute “confession” this guy left behind, how convenient…

      • lurking

        This “confession” the bomber left is likely bullshit. The dude was experimenting with design variations to see what worked best. Likely all they got was a copy of his notes about design changes. That’s why each of the devices was described, by which they declared that they believe they have accounted for all of them.

        Taking notes is common when perfecting something, like brewing beer.

        • JSStryker

          Just going on the BS the LSM is putting out.

  • Pamela

    He walked out of there with his life and his nuts.

  • DonS

    BTW, CS Lewis also wrote scifi: The Space Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength), and numerous Christian classics, e.g. The Case for Christianity, The Abolition of Man, Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, etc.

    From Mere Christianity: “You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

  • Jon

    “You expect me to do without my cushy pension and retirement?”

    “No, Mr. McCabe, I expect you to DIE!”

  • lurking

    “24 yo White male”… right on que.

    • John

      Here Here! (or is it Hear Hear! ?)
      Donald John Trump is nothing if not a Master Negotiator.
      He doesn’t need some self-important second stringer coming along to second guess him and ruin his finely tuned technique.
      5 will get you 10 the leaker was a Tillerson fan.

    • Driftwood

      JTC I believe he will. Every time someone has failed to fully do their job or has leaked he fires them. Too slow for my liking but after all the swamp is murky.

  • lurking

    Still more humane that Hillary’s method.

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