November 17, 2011

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez.



Charged with attempting to assassinate the President of the United States.

75 comments:

Patrick said...

Glad he didn't have to be charged with successful assassination.

robear said...

Not too much of a stretch - based on what I've read - guess the same could be said of a stone thrower if the stone hit a WH window - I suspece this is Soetoro's way of attempting to attain some sympathy from the ever decreasing sympathetic crowd - way to go Barry!

rhhardin said...

It seems like a little overcharged.

Ann Althouse said...

"Glad he didn't have to be charged with successful assassination."

He shot at White House windows. The windows are bulletproof.

edutcher said...

I believe they're in Hawaii still, but, yeah, the guy's definitely out there.

I think this is the one they said blended in with the Occupation.

Original Mike said...

Those rascally Tea Partiers.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Not really an assassination attempt.

More like a successful exercise in stupidity.

What is 'bad aim' in spanish?

Titus said...

If he cleaned up a little I would probably do him.

tits.

Patrick said...

"He shot at White House windows. The windows are bulletproof."

I know. As I understand it, the President wasn't even there. I'm glad the guy didn't succeed in assassinating the President.

Coketown said...

Meanwhile, in New York City, 3 weeks' worth of op-ed columns were simultaneously submitted to the New York Times copy desk, with "Jared Loughner" crossed out and "Oscar Ramiro Ortego-Hernandez" written above.

garage mahal said...

I think this is the one they said blended in with the Occupation.

Uh huh, sure edutch. By "they", you probably mean Gateway Pundit or Fox, based on absolutely zero factual evidence.

Rob said...

The authorities have charged Oscar but are still looking for Felix.

xnar said...

Looks like the guy that puts out the shocking meat video.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Put up or shut up garage, provide your list of Tea Party gathering offenses and we'll compare.

Sheesh.

wv - kersalt

Palladian said...

"... based on absolutely zero factual evidence."

Well, other than the fact that he looks like a dirty hippie...

Quid pro quo, Clarice!

Mike_K said...

He shot at White House windows. The windows are bulletproof.

I don't think that is correct. I have heard that one bullet broke a window in the residence and hit the wall. The ground floor windows are bulletproof.

Chip S. said...

This comes mere days after Sarah Palin's latest bit of reckless allusion to guns.

Coketown said...

I am waiting with bated breath to see if finally, at last, after 200 years, we finally have a would-be assassin who wasn't on the left.

Chip S. said...

If Che had been a total stoner, he'd have looked like this dude.

Phil J. said...

Why does the NY Times feel it is worth noting that out of his many tattoos, he has Israel tattooed on his neck?

Should that signify something to me (e.g., he's a neocon)?

Big Mike said...

I'm glad he wasn't successful, and I'm glad he was caught rapidly.

el polacko said...

funny how it's never the 'real' protesters who have committed the quite extensive list of criminal acts in and around the ows protest sites, isn't it?

MadisonMan said...

I agree with rhhardin, overcharge.

Not sure what a better charge would be though.

MF said...

You know. You know the progressives are saying why. Why couldn't he have been anglo.

MayBee said...

I don't understand how it took the Secret Service so long to figure out the White House had been hit.

It's all just odd.

AJ Lynch said...

Is he an undocumented immigrant?

BarryD said...

Charged with terrorism because he was found with burned lips, from trying to blow up a school bus?

Jose_K said...

'bad aim' Mala puntería

AJ Lynch said...

Coketown:
LMAO!

cassandra lite said...

He looks like someone I saw on the grassy knoll.

Jose_K said...

The authorities have charged Oscar but are still looking for Felix. Good luck, both are death

rhhardin said...

Various gun charges and reckless endangerment, would be more accurate.

edutcher said...

garage mahal said...

I think this is the one they said blended in with the Occupation.

Uh huh, sure edutch. By "they", you probably mean Gateway Pundit or Fox, based on absolutely zero factual evidence.


Hate to tell you, but it was the cops late yesterday.

Feel free to fight it out with them.

kcom said...

A thought hit me a few weeks ago when I was thinking back on Colin Powell's wife's reluctance for him to run for President. I think it was always assumed she was afraid of right wing crazies. But it might be true that she thought, or should have considered, that the greater danger more likely comes from the Left. Those are the people who treat anyone with dark skin who doesn't toe their party line like absolute dirt. That's where the real, public vileness comes from in large part. Right wing crazies are so few and far between, and lacking a public voice, they hardly even count. Meanwhile, ugly lefty insults are published regularly in mainline magazines and newspapers. And they're the ones much quicker to turn to violence.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

I read a report that the authorities also found a baseball bat and brass knuckles in his vehicle (we call that an SEIU 'welcome' kit) along with a Romanian rifle (not an AK) equipped with a scope.

How anyone could become so incensed with the president is beyond me.

Things are great!

ndspinelli said...

I hope this doesn't jeopardize Obama's Hispanic demographic vote.

ndspinelli said...

Hey..all Latinos have baseball bats in their vehicle..as do I.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

"Hey..all Latinos have baseball bats in their vehicle..as do I."

I do too, an army duffel that has anywhere from 5 to 10 of them at any one time, depending.

I carry the wood (maple or hickory) variety and use them for batting practice.

Using them as a weapon can be dicey. I've seen them turned against the original wielder with ugly results. Lesson; don't drop it if you're going to use it.

Jay said...

garage mahal said...
Uh huh, sure edutch. By "they", you probably mean Gateway Pundit or Fox, based on absolutely zero factual evidence.


Hi idiot.

The problem for you is that these people are on video.

OOPS.

Carry on in your silly delusions now.

Jay said...

garage mahal said...

Uh huh, sure edutch. By "they", you probably mean Gateway Pundit or Fox, based on absolutely zero factual evidence


And the number of sexual assaults, rapes, and injuries to police at Tea Party rallies remains at zero.

Hey, remember when you were here basically pissing yourself at how "popular" this "movement" was going to become?

How's that working out for you?

Hoosier Daddy said...

Well he can't be a teabagger since those are just angry white people.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... The problem for you is that these people are on video...."

Oh sure, AS IF video evidence is any kind of proof.

garage mahal said...

Hey, remember when you were here basically pissing yourself at how "popular" this "movement" was going to become?

Actually I don't douchebag, want to refresh me on that?

How's that working out for you?

I would say it's working out pretty well for OWS don't you think? I have not heard one peep about deficit reduction lately in the news, but quite a bit about wealth inequality and jobs.

Now back to your poop/rape fantasies. In other words, as you were!

Elle said...

Kind of looks like Ben Affleck prepping for a part.

Matt is going to be pissed.

garage mahal said...

Hate to tell you, but it was the cops late yesterday.

Really. The cops said this guy was mingling with OWS? I must have missed that. Besides, this dude is from Idaho, with Israel tattoed on his neck. I thought OWS was all anti-semitic?

Hoosier Daddy said...

I have not heard one peep about deficit reduction lately in the news, but quite a bit about wealth inequality and jobs.

Indeed. I bet those OWS folks would surely find common cause with a comrade like you who makes six figures and has the disposable income to buy $1000 puppies.

Imagine the tuition assistance you could be providing one of those college kids with the money you're pissing away on some mangey mutt. Have you no heart? Have you no conscience? I think Mr. Marley would like to have a word with you, don't mind the chains and wheezing.

garage mahal said...

Hoosier
The puppy here at 9 weeks, is doing great, thanks for asking. I can't help with your lack of refinement and taste though. Mutt? Pleeeeease!

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... Hoosier The puppy here at 9 weeks, is doing great, thanks for asking. I can't help with your lack of refinement and taste though. Mutt? Pleeeeease!..."

I love dogs garage. They're delicious.

jeff said...

"I would say it's working out pretty well for OWS don't you think? I have not heard one peep about deficit reduction lately in the news, but quite a bit about wealth inequality and jobs. "

As usual, I have no idea of your point here. Are you claiming deficit reduction is only a problem for non OWS people? I have heard a lot from OWS about wealth inequality and jobs, but only framed in "we hate wealth inequality and we want good jobs" but nothing on how to get them. Oh, have heard a lot about taking money from "the rich" and paying off their college loans. I guess that is a policy position?

ironrailsironweights said...

Attempting to assassinate the President should be punished less severely than attempting to murder an ordinary person. The government spends upteen millions of dollars protecting the President, while ordinary people are largely defenseless.

Peter

Cedarford said...

Coketown said...
I am waiting with bated breath to see if finally, at last, after 200 years, we finally have a would-be assassin who wasn't on the left.

==============
You overlooked James Earle Ray and Sirhan Sirhan (conservative ME Christian Sect).
Plus all the right wing Muslim Fundies.
The rightwinger who killed Rabin.

Hoosier Daddy said...

".... The government spends upteen millions of dollars protecting the President, while ordinary people are largely defenseless...."

Well I have a CC permit so I consider myself extraordinary.

That's of course why liberals want citizens disarmed because sheep are easier to control.

nevadabob said...

He shot at White House windows. The windows are bulletproof.

Ahem ... he allegedly shot at the White House windows.

That claim has not been substantiated, Madam Prosecutor.

The larger question is why Obama's standing in the Latino community has so deteriorated that they're now allegedly trying to assassinate him. Isn't he the first Latino President (following in the footsteps of our first Black President, Bill Clinton)?

And how can Obama win without 33% of the black vote (Gallup), and the illegal aliens taking fucking pot shots at him at campaign appearances?

Doesn't bode well.

Oh well, at least Obama hasn't lost good old Althouse.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... Plus all the right wing Muslim Fundies..."

Good point. I keep forgetting how much in common American conservatives have with Muslim fundies. Must be why conservatives are demanding Gitmo be closed, and end to drone attacks and to abandon Israel.

Cedarford said...

ironrailsironweights said...
Attempting to assassinate the President should be punished less severely than attempting to murder an ordinary person. The government spends upteen millions of dollars protecting the President, while ordinary people are largely defenseless.

Peter

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Lets say that you are a minority in any population group in the US. A rare minority, that wants an assassin to receive less punishment than an ordinary murder.

ironrailsironweights said...

Well I have a CC permit so I consider myself extraordinary.

That's because you live in a state where people can own firearms. I live in New York, where gun ownership is prohibited unless you have political connections and/or can pay thousands of dollars in bribes.

Peter

Cedarford said...

Hoosier Daddy said...
"... Plus all the right wing Muslim Fundies..."

Good point. I keep forgetting how much in common American conservatives have with Muslim fundies.
=================
Sarcasm does not comport with reality.
In KSA, our Christian Right Fundies got along famously with their Saudi counterparts - other than the beer and the "whose religion was the most right" thingie..
More liberal soldiers were aghast in KSA.

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Tari said...

Looks like the kind of guy my cousin would date. Of course, she is (was? who knows) a heroin addict; I think that's probably affected her taste in men, but maybe I'm wrong.

Charlie said...

He looks like a young Bruce Springsteen.

madAsHell said...

Martyrdom avoided!

I truly do not want streets, and high schools re-named for Obama.

Thankfully, there's not enough stone at Rushmore to accommodate his ears.

JAL said...

Garage -- *Politico* was reporting early on that he might have hung out with the Osuupy people some.

So much for Right Wing Whoevers.

Appears not, unless he wandered through looking for a handout, but it was floated as an idea by Other. (Meaning Other than the Right Wing Whoevers.)

Joanna said...

I truly do not want streets, and high schools re-named for Obama.

Too late...

Andy Freeman said...

> But it might be true that she thought, or should have considered, that the greater danger more likely comes from the Left.

Both Kennedys were killed by leftists. Lincoln was killed by a Democrat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_presidential_assassination_attempts_and_plots shows a lot of leftists and democrats.

Alex said...

Reading the story, this guy looks like a crazed right-winger.

No Name said...

I think the charge is a stretch. I understand he was some 800 yards away from the WH when he fired, which would seem to indicate not a serious attempt to kill the President, but certainly some malicious pre-meditated mayhem.

Of course, if it were Geo Bush's WH, the guy would be a freedom fighter, right?

Fen said...

garage mahal: Uh huh, sure edutch. By "they", you probably mean Gateway Pundit or Fox, based on absolutely zero factual evidence.

Hey little bitch. Since another one of your Jareds has escalated from shooting congresswomen to shooting POTUS, how about you stop the hateful rhetoric already? In the name of civility.

ie. just shut the fuck up, hypocrite.

Roger J. said...

re the Israel tattoo: Israel is a relatively common name in Spanish--
Re the "Idaho" connection--this dude would probably not have been well recived in the survivalist fringe of north idaho-now down in the snake river basin, lots of illegals working the crops there

AllenS said...

garage mahal said...
Actually I don't douchebag

Are you missing a comma or two?

Scott M said...

Lots of chatter on local radio about the ability of this guy to hit a window with that weapon at that distance with little or no time to prep his shot. The consensus is that the weapon is perfectly capable of doing this shot with the appropriate load, but that he would still have to be a trained shooter of some sort. I haven't seen a detailed breakdown of this guy's bio yet, but I don't remember hearing anything about him being prior service.

MadisonMan said...

Garage, your dog is absolutely beautiful. I hope the chew phase is very short.

Suburbanbanshee said...

The look on his face says he's guilty of something, and smug about it. I'm sure that meeting up with the Secret Service caused some immediate improvement in his character.

And even if he was just shooting around the White House (and Blair House, for that matter, and in the middle of a national park), it's perfectly fair for the Secret Service to demonstrate their unamusement with his lack of nous.

Jay said...

garage mahal said...

I would say it's working out pretty well for OWS don't you think? I have not heard one peep about deficit reduction lately in the news, but quite a bit about wealth inequality and jobs.


Um, and then what?

You know what else is in the news, Jerry Sandusky. Are you going to assert he is popular?

You are an idiot beyond belief.

Jay said...

Now back to your poop/rape fantasies. In other words, as you were!


Notice that you, nor any other leftist here can bring yourself to accept, let alone condemn, rapes taking place at various OWS encampments.

Loser.

EDH said...

You can't hold Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez responsible.

That Joe Biden is just so damn charismatic!