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Fatwah / February 13, 2009
By Mark Ames

My fellow Americans (as you like to be called), you now have the opportunity to prove that you are not passive slaves, the “sheeple” that they say you are. Over the past few months you’ve been forced to face the awful fact that you’ve been robbed blind on a scale that makes the Russian oligarchy look like squeamish Swedish socialists by comparison. So far, you haven’t done a fucking thing. Haven’t lifted a finger against them. The best you can come up with is either suicide (oo, that’ll teach the plutocrats not to steal your money and ruin you!) or burning your foreclosed houses down (a nice start, but still, why not burn down the bankers’ houses?).

But there’s still time to prove that you’re not passive, pathetic serfs. That’s right Americans, here’s your chance to prove that you’re not slaves, that you won’t just sit there and take it when they steal from you. We know who stole everything from you. They don’t even hide—they’re all over the TV networks, bragging, strutting, laughing at you. We know where they work, and we know what they look like. They’re literally asking for it. Shouldn’t you, Americans, with your guns and your high and mighty talk about how you protect your rights and your property and your families—shouldn’t you, like, do something? They’re responsible for throwing you out of work, out of your house, bankrupting your retirement, destroying your life and your family and everything you’ve worked for. And they don’t even hide it! So, what’re you gonna do about it? Sit there and complain? Call another fucking rightwing radio talkshow and kvetch like an old Jewish grandmother? Do you have any fucking balls left at all?

There are so many deserving targets out there—or rather, let’s call them “opportunities” out there to prove that you’re not the world’s biggest suckers and most passive, pathetic slaves that the planet has ever hosted. I’ll give you one, a real shocker. Her name is Betsy McCaughey, and she wants to fuck you out of health insurance which you can barely afford anyway–so that she can pocket more wealth, along with her plutocrat health care sponsors. If you cannot afford the very best health insurance plan in this country—and chances are, you’re not one of the 10% of this country who can—then what this means is that BETSY MCCAUGHEY WANTS TO KILL YOU IN ORDER TO ENRICH HERSELF. Do you get that? She wants to kill you. It worked for her once, in the 1990s, when she convinced enough Americans to believe that getting universal health coverage was not in their interests, helping push America’s already-low-ranking life expectancy further down the list, making health care less and less affordable. You let her get away with it in the 1990s—your masters didn’t want their taxes raised in order to make your lives healthier and longer, and you, like slaves, identified with your masters’ interests over your own interests. Now she’s at it again. Taking money from health care lobbyists in order to try to convince you, who are already suffering and dying because you don’t have insurance, to continue transferring your money and your health upwards to the super-rich, including her, Betsy McCaughey.

All your survivalist/live-free-or-die lives, you’ve been packing your house full of weapons in the sad belief that some intruder will come in and give you an opportunity to play the hero. But that’s not how it works. You will not be given that chance. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t an intruder in your house, stealing your money, your pension, your health care, and the roof over your head. There are intruders, but you’ll have to go out and find them.

So, here is what I’m going to ask readers: DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE BETSY MCCAUGHEY LIVES? DOES ANYONE KNOW HER HOME ADDRESS? If you do, please send it to us and we’ll publish it. Then Americans can prove to Russians that they are not slaves, they do not sit back passively and allow themselves to be killed by vampires like McCaughey. Americans fight back, right? We’ll see. Send your information on her address to:

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  • 1. Rob  |  February 13th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I don’t know what Americans you’re talking about. all i see is synchronized politically correct grovelling acts wherever i turn.

    Did you mean Americans out of the 50s?

  • 2. BBee  |  February 13th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Risking a SLAPP suit here, careful Mark…

  • 3. geo8rge  |  February 13th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I think you have it wrong. Right now the nomenklotura hog all the medical benefits. Between govenment workers and really old people, no one else can get any healthcare. What I think they are going to do is cap what you can get, so guess what since government workers and old people get all the health care they can use free of charge it is them that will get the cuts.

  • 4. GOD  |  February 13th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    He’s crossed the barrier! A true badass. Once he WROTE about going POSTAL, now he aids it! Maybe one day we’ll see AMES in the news actually GOING postal …..

  • 5. Slavich  |  February 13th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    You are a brave man, Mr. Ames.

  • 6. timmy  |  February 13th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Mark, I’d very seriously consider rewording some of this, it’s got the makings of criminal charges. It’s too close to inciting a specific act of violence.

    It’s ok to say someone should kill Betsy, but this piece is urging someone to kill her. If you published her address after talking about guns about how she ought to be hurt it would be very bad indeed.

  • 7. ghost  |  February 13th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Nice article and idea, except this part which disgusts me:

    “Then Americans can prove to Russians that they are not slaves…”

    You think killing someone is something so trivial that it should be done in order to “prove” something to the Russians or whomever? As I said it’s a repugnant idea, but otherwise the article is sound.

  • 8. Magni  |  February 13th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Timmy, don’t be such a pansy. What all decent people want to see right now is these rich fucks being dragged out of their mansions by a mob, shitting and pissing themselves with terror, then being shot with their blood and brains blasting over the snow. Then watching it again and again on Youtube with your mates. Fuck criminal charges. Preach on, Brother Mark.

  • 9. abb1  |  February 14th, 2009 at 2:56 am

    The way she looks, to get rid of her I suspect the address is not enough; you’d need a full moon and silver bullet.

  • 10. Toggle  |  February 14th, 2009 at 3:19 am

    Mark Ames, speaks the truth an loves dangerous games.

    Calling for people to be killed though, dude, and trying to arrange the distribution of information in order to acheive this end, not cool. Not cool at all.

  • 11. wengler  |  February 14th, 2009 at 3:46 am

    In the 1880s in Chicago the anarchists were agitating for crazy notions like an 8 hour workday. They would go around the rich neighborhoods in town with banners of red and black and ring on the doors of every single rich fuck that lived in town. This singular act scared the shit out of the wealthy and in return on their fear they went to war against the anarchists.

    After the Haymarket bombing, the rich got their wish, as every major anarchist leader in this city was marched to the gallows, despite absolutely no evidence proving their guilt. It began the most famous socialist holiday ever created, but we as Americans never really got the return payment on the blood that was spilled.

    I’m not advocating violence, because there is nothing like war to make the plutocrat happy, especially with the new remotely-controlled armies they are creating. But making those who rob us live in fear is simply called justice. There is direct action being taken now against the bankers who have robbed us. Groups are being assembled to march on the houses of these individuals, though many of these plutocratic palaces are built like compounds.

    Direct pressure must be applied, though certainly the plutocrat’s response will be to use hired goons or their local police(sometimes one in the same) to deter people from making them feel even an ounce of guilt or shame. The quickly falling middle class can strike back hard, however, when enough of them realize that their enemies are not the poor but rather their employers. The same ones that sold their labor, their very identity, off to India or China to save a few bucks and extract a nice annual bonus. In some places this will turn into nativism gone wild(if it hasn’t already), but in most places I have confidence that it will be aimed against the right people.

    Watch specifically at the incredibly gigantic backlash that the new 1.5-2.5 trillion dollar bank capitalization plan will cause. It will not pass unless it requires nationalization and the bank board is forced to quit or be shot(or perhaps both). It would really suck to watch Obama go down in flames over attempting to bail the plutocrats out, but if he goes for it he certainly deserves to take the hit.

    There will be no more talk of austerity without blood. Too many people thought their lives would be better or more prosperous to go down without consequence.

  • 12. anonymous coward  |  February 14th, 2009 at 5:53 am

    Look, here’s the thing. There have been riots in this country in the past. If things get as bad as I think they are going to get, there will be riots in the future. They were genuine expressions of rage, and they’ve always targetted the wrong people.

    Besides, my “postal” fantasies don’t involve this woman (incidentally, I have a comfortable, reasonably happy life at the moment so I lack motivation. It’s like what Brecher said about the Georgians.). They involve various other rich folk who’ve screwed me over much worse.

    If I were to put her on my list, she’d be way, way down on the bottom after Chase Bank and Michael “balloon interest charge” Dell. Like I said though, I have nothing better to do than write cranky Internet posts, if that…

  • 13. cobblers  |  February 14th, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Shoulda picked a man to target, Mark. It’s not like there aren’t plenty to pick from. Pole-axing a bimbo on her living room floor, however much she deserves it, won’t play too well with the hard cases you’ll meet in the federal lock-up.

  • 14. coldequation  |  February 14th, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Ames, what do you think of that Unitarian church shooter guy?

    He’s right up your alley except for the objects of his bile and his choice of targets. And his pathetic marksmanship – he walked into a crowded church with a gun, but only managed to get one kill.

  • 15. Travis Bickle  |  February 14th, 2009 at 7:29 am

    These comments only prove Ames point that Americans have turned into spineless fags. YOu whine that exiled isnt radical enough and too many video reviews. Then Ames posts something radical,a nd youre all afraid of getting arrested. Fags fags fags. First of all, maybe i am missing something but i don’t see where Ames explicitly calls for anyone to shoot her, so if there is a free speech in America than can this really be a crime, fags?

  • 16. mechagodzilla  |  February 14th, 2009 at 7:35 am

    this is a pretty wicked follow-up to the last article. if it were a print article in once-traditional media in a once-so-called traditional media world, I’d say it was inciting violence. But at this point is it not only giving voice to the flame that is already burning? According to Ames’ thesis, the motivation, the intent is already there. Like GI Joe says, that’s half the battle.

    I don’t know who the fuck this lady is, however. In my defense, I’ve been out of the country for almost a year (since before this fucking debacle started). If this lady and her position are public knowledge, then she might qualify as a public figure and therefore her information might be subject to looser controls than the average private citizen.

    Either way, anyone who has flipped the fuck out and is ready to dish out the moves that can’t be taken back, is not gonna debate the fine points. If this can be proven to be an independent act, then Mr. Ames could well be off the hook.

    I won’t say I don’t understand. Acts of financial savagery are in this case, at this juncture, savage acts indeed. Don’t you agree?

  • 17. 28  |  February 14th, 2009 at 8:21 am

    sure, incomes may have been stagnant for thirty years. but i have an ipod now. and a black president! hope! change!

    i’m almost positive a call for the enslavement of subprime borrowers would receive applause and none of this “uh that’s illegal” nonsense.

  • 18. Dammerung  |  February 14th, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Americans are the biggest lot of lickspittle chickenshits to ever manage to wrest a country into being through genocide and slavery. Gotta puff yourselves up and strut around to hide the fact that you’re desperate slaves hoping to never see a pink slip, a gutter, then the inside of a prison cell.

  • 19. American Vagina  |  February 14th, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Nowhere did Ames mention killing or any other act of violence. So why is everybody talking about him inciting violence? Because when they read the article they started to conclude on their own initiative that Betsy needed to die. Nowhere did Ames suggest that somebody shoot Ms. McCaughey as she exited her doorway and then speed away in an unmarked white van. Nowhere did Ames suggest that somebody blast guilty members of our financial elite with roadside IEDs, making them suffer the same fate as our soldiers in Iraq. You guys fantasized about that all on your own. As far as what Ames literally wrote, he might just be trying to organize a letter writing campaign to this lady’s home address. You guys need to take responsibility for your own thoughts, and stop blaming Ames just because he laid out the facts.

  • 20. aleke  |  February 14th, 2009 at 11:51 am

    oh man, this is exactly how revolutions die. People complain about too many enemies, or the thought of `killing` at all. Listen up idiots, just in case you haven’t taken any biology or psychology courses. Humans are animals that can easily be reproduced (and in fact are reproduced at a breakneck rate). You can take nice little Fight Club aphorisms like “You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake,” and pound it with the debilitation of cliche cliche cliche, but that doesn’t mean it’s not the goddamn truth.

    You kill one malicious, fascistic coward, and it’s not going to be a great tragedy. Their chromosomes, genetic code, dna splices, can be instantly and completely replicated. At this point, the death of any other mammal will be a far greater tragedy; they actually have a good risk of becoming extinct forever. Human life is not precious, and there is absolutely no logical point in preserving it. Especially not of someone that has destroyed so many other lives. Plain and simple.

  • 21. Sriram  |  February 14th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    One of the most provocative pieces of writing i’ve ever read, very cleverly done.

  • 22. Allen  |  February 14th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Gutsy article.

  • 23. Mark  |  February 14th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    There’s revolution in the air. We need it, we just have to want it, and when the discomfort becomes unbearable for too many Amerikans… maybe finally they’ll want to be free of their illusion of freedom, not deluded anymore. Truly free.

    Sure Mark seemed to cross a line in this article, but it’s a line that needs to be crossed. How can we revolt and shake off our collective yokes, if we don’t get angry, if we don’t get specific with our anger? Marching on their houses is good. Yes, let’s make them live in fear for awhile if we can.

    Articles like this one, harsh words like this, must be spoken to awaken people from the trance that the powers-that-be, the elite, the wasichu… have made sure to put us under. You have to scream ‘fire’ to get some folks to even begin to shuffle and mosey.

    Hell, the time monks say there is a ‘soft revolution’ coming (google it), but we need a HARD one, an overturning of the present so-called ‘order’ that enslaves us. I fear that it won’t happen and the shackles will tighten even more before we finally decide to fucking break them.

  • 24. Tommacko  |  February 14th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Ohhhh, lovely. This article gives me the same feeling as pieces from Old Exile.

    It’s almost arousing.

  • 25. Pujete  |  February 14th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Killing Betsy McCaughey serves no purpose other than getting Wilbur Ross, her ex and plutocrat, off the hook for alimony.
    Don’t do it. Giving into ones immediate impulses can result in an unintended and unfortunate consequence – like, say a Chaney Presidency.

  • 26. David  |  February 14th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Sheesh, why not just take the easy route and stop spending money on their services. Do you really have to pay them so they can have power over you like that or are you locked into their service due to location. Capitlism man, it’s not that complicated. Violence shouldn’t be the answer when you’re the one giving them the money.

  • 27. poor  |  February 15th, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Drag her into the streets and burn her. Once everyone sees one of them getting it, the other 60,000 who lost their jobs the other week can get to work on the rest of em.

  • 28. aleke  |  February 15th, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Yeah, alright, don’t kill her, I’m so scared. 🙁 I’m so scared,.someone big & mean is going to come after me 🙁 🙁

  • 29. trash_man  |  February 15th, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Here’s a really stupid idea I just came up with: The people who are actually hurt by the elites are out fixing their trucks, not reading blogs. Cuz they don’t give a crap. Get a clue. Not that I would know, because I never met anyone fixing their trucks. But I have stupid ideas like that.

  • 30. Pyotr Stepanovich Verkhovensky  |  February 15th, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I know your environmentalists, luddites and anarchists had their Unabomber for more than 15 years. What I’d like to know is whether America has had anything close to a Joe Peasant who stuck it to “the Man”, *and* was not psychotic.

  • 31. Narcoleptic  |  February 15th, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Her address is pretty easy to find on, though I don’t personally support anything worse than dog shit in a burning paper bag. My hatred of the ruling classes aside, don’t risk a jail sentence, folks.

  • 32. Rob  |  February 15th, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Look what happened to Bill White or Matt Hale. Matt Hale was sentenced to 40 years of solitary confinement in the Supermax in Florence, Colorado when an informant offered to kill someone, and Hale replied, “I can’t be involved with that.”

    Bill White is a more plausible case. He was doing stuff like gathering addresses, posting them, and strongly hinting what to do with this information. I knew he was going to get in trouble for this stuff sooner or later.

    But I think Mark Ames is probably safe because he’s a liberal. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a White nationalist but I agree with the policy stuff that Ames talks about such as universal health care, a rise in wages and the like. I agree with much of what Ames wrote in “Going Postal” which I read. But I never fantasize or joke about hurting anyone. There’s no internet access in prison.

    But I think they enforce the “incitement” stuff more against White nationalists than against Jewish liberals like Mark Ames. If not, be sure to say hi to Matt Hale for me at the Supermax . . . wait, scratch that because he won’t be able to because the inmates are only let out for an hour a day by themselves.

  • 33. Mark  |  February 15th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    I’d like to know if Ames would care to publish *his* home address. I would bet not, as he seems to be a pretty smart guy who wants to keep his fans far away. I’m a huge fan of his writing though, maybe he’d want to meet me?

  • 34. Narcoleptic  |  February 15th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Also, Mark, when you start writing in caps lock and making half-assed threats, it’s probably time to chill the fuck out. Taking out your frustrations on 3rd-rung right-wing politicians will serve the interests of absolutely no one, except possibly the plutocrats themselves.

  • 35. Sam  |  February 15th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    This screams honey-pot.

    An article like this is best read with all opinion kept to oneself.

  • 36. JimmyHatten  |  February 15th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Ballsy article Mark, good work!

  • 37. jesus  |  February 15th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    did anyone ELSE notice she looks like the Grinch?

  • 38. Mar'ya Timofeyevna  |  February 16th, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Another Mark, I doubt you will ever get real addresы of the exiled authors. It is a big secret that i think even Putin will not give it to you, although I am almost 100% sure he is upset that the Exiled run away and would like to return them.:( Life is sad.

  • 39. Harv  |  February 16th, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Unfortunately Jesus, I fail to see such a resemblance.
    In my opinion, however, she does look like somewhat of a fucking bitch.

  • 40. fajensen  |  February 16th, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Mark, I’d very seriously consider rewording some of this, it’s got the makings of criminal charges. It’s too close to inciting a specific act of violence.

    Well, all Mark Ames has to do is to become a muslim and he’s off the hook for that one ‘_’

  • 41. Cat Wrangler  |  February 16th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Big words from the pussy who ran away from Russia.

    Hey, Mark, they screwed up your livelihood. If this is how you feel, why didn’t you do something about it? Surely there’s somebody you could’ve capped, big man.

  • 42. Mark  |  February 16th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    pretty pathetic, me having to resort to rewording my earlier comment.

    I’m not just a braying coward, I can’t stand up to his serious criticism of his hack journalism. I’m nothing but a flea next to Ames. People pay to read The Economist, people whose decisions count for something, and yet the Economist has gotten everything wrong, from supporting the invasion of Iraq to totally missing the financial crisis. I pay for The Economist, even still, and why? I guess I’m a tool. Who pays these guys, even though they get everything right? I stop by once in a blue moon–shit, okay I stop by a few times a day, I’m just too scared to admit that. It seems the regular readers are much ballsier than me, the readers are more like Ames

  • 43. Carpenter  |  February 16th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Americans need to get organized. The Democrats actually forced banks to hand out subprime loans through the Community Reinvestment Act, passed in the 1980s and revitalized in 1994 under Clinton. It forced banks to give loans to the “underprivileged” and also forced the banks to make the interest rate on these loans low. Result: lots of the usual suspects getting lots of cheap loans. “Community” groups like ACORN (which sponsored Obama’s career) were behind this law. The media loved it. Now they say “deregulation” is responsible for the subprime loans. WHAT? It’s the exact opposite!

    And then Rahm Emanuel with his Obama goes and invents a 800 billion dollar bailout, first step in a socializing of the economy. Yes, Americans need to do something. Alone if they are smart enough to handle it without getting caught, but preferably organized, that’s how you get things done. Look at the Taliban. Are you going to let some mountain folks beat you in sticking it to the man?

  • 44. Yuriy  |  February 17th, 2009 at 1:43 am

    It warms my heart and fills every cell of body with zest for life to see how all this revolutionary vibe is spreading contagiously around the globe these days. Globalisation is finally working against itself instead of ourselves. For those of you who can read Russian, here is a link to an article on Ukrainian counterculture portal at the very same day as this one was published on Exiled:

    Same eloquent passion with the only difference being the cause: Betsy McCaughney is susbstituted with Kiev mayor, Leonid Chernovetsky. Betsy seems to be a girl scout compared to the infernal grotesqueness of that person.

    The Ghost is wandering around the globe…

  • 45. Viking  |  February 17th, 2009 at 3:46 am


    Reprint the article where you guys harrassed the tech blogger. That’s the kind of thing you can do with an address. The idea here folks isn’t to kill her, just make her wish she was dead.

  • 46. anonomouse  |  February 17th, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Viva la Revolution!

    Let’s kill anyone who has political disagreements in our quest to get free stuff!

  • 47. Dan  |  February 17th, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I don’t think Mark has the physical courage to assault anyone, especially a woman. That’s why he is begging for someone else to do the job. Reminds me of a similar coward from my era who encouraged violent acts, then went into to hiding for years when things got tough. Bill Ayres.

  • 48. kat  |  February 17th, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Why don’t I take you out and kick your ass? Somebody post your address so I can come over. Censor this bitch.

  • 49. WMD  |  February 17th, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I’m guessing you wrote this to get attention for your site.

    Worked on me.


  • 50. kat  |  February 17th, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Moderation? LOL at the tough talking dweeb with comment moderation.

  • 51. Barbara J. Stephenson  |  February 17th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    The stupid and hate-filled author of this criminal incitement is in hiding in Panama.

    What’s your home address Mark? You blithering coward.


  • 52. Ames  |  February 17th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Well of course you know you are evil, so I won’t belabor that point. What I don’t understand is why theft, in the form of socialism, or anarchy, is justified.

    While we’re talking about deserving targets, why don’t we talk about Mark Ames? He wants to seize everything you have, and distribute it to his socialist thug buddies. Me personally, I have nothing but I’m still too much of a slave to want to take it from someone else. If someone is rich, I bow down before them, I just can’t help it. My kind of slavish thinking is what America is built on.

  • 53. SukieTawdry  |  February 17th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    So, THIS is the wing of the Internet that houses the loony bin. One thing for sure, when they come to haul Ames away in cuffs (or a straight jacket, whichever comes first), no one among his friends, neighbors and associates will be saying things like “gee, he was always so quiet and unassuming; never gave anybody a lick of trouble; just an average guy living a quiet life, who could have guessed one day he’d unload two clips at an HMO clinic…”

  • 54. Ashcroft  |  February 17th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Great shot, Ames. Let’s see if this can turn into Hoffschneider Pt2

  • 55. aleke  |  February 17th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    haha these articles make the beigists really come out of the woodwork, i love it

  • 56. The Internet  |  February 17th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Well well well….

    I think you might start an internet revolution. Write more of these damnit. What do you even do with your time? Me, I do nothing with my time but post comments anonymously once in awhile. I’m what you’d call a “fag,” but hey, so what. Sue me. I’m gutless and anonymous, but I can flame sometimes not so badly. Damn, I admire you.

  • 57. Kavuye Toon  |  February 17th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Seeing the sites these people came from is an odd experience. They don’t even have arguments ,just some vague lists of straw men and non sequiturs. Being a republican requires a pathological personality and a total rejection of logic I guess.

  • 58. Happycrow  |  February 17th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    @#11, Wengel:

    Learn some history, dude. Engel was guilty as shit, and he admitted it.

  • 59. PsychoKiller  |  February 17th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Hey Mark
    Yeah I can tell you where she lives but don’t feel comfortable telling you by email. Howsabout if you publish your address somewhere on the site so I’ll know where to drop by in person to tell you?

  • 60. Charlie Brown  |  February 18th, 2009 at 8:01 am

    The lack of maturity of the people on this forum is astounding. The spoiled mouthy little cretins under 30 are such a useless group of humanity. The next 10 years or so under the rule of real Marxists should help with their maturity as they sell condoms on street corners Dude!

  • 61. BIG Mark Ames Fan  |  February 18th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Just wanted to say that I bought Ames’ books, they pretty much changed my life.

  • 62. oswald  |  February 18th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I’d like to shoot all you fuckwits, starting with Ames.

    What a bunch of amoral idiots.

  • 63. hogsman  |  February 18th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    little too extreme…i think she is a babe..i would gladly take her and keep her as my sex slave..

  • 64. wengler  |  February 19th, 2009 at 3:30 am


    If you have a source for that I would be interested in knowing it. And even if he had committed the crime, it gives no justification whatsoever for hanging the other anarchist leaders.

  • 65. BaronaSanDiego  |  February 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    You are doing some riske things in this post, and also I don’t think is wise to speaks names with the Russians, but yes, the one that broke te health system need some kind of responsibility here.

  • 66. tony58  |  February 20th, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Hanging is too good for her! Pump her full of the “medications” she represents until she loses her mind! and broadcast that!!!

  • 67. Tyler Bass  |  February 20th, 2009 at 9:09 am

    On the off chance that the person above (51) claiming to be the Panamanian Ambassador is not a troll, I offer my two cents.

    Your request that Ames publish his home address on the eXile — should he wish to publish McCaughey’s — is a fair one. However, having entered into this, you would have to publish your own home address and trim your security detail down to a level equal to that of Ames’ own.

    On a more important note, if you are the Panamanian Ambassador, why are you spending your time insulting some blogger? Your comments do not reflect the “Diplomacy In Action” slogan posted on State’s website header.

  • 68. rick  |  February 20th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    The first time I read this, I was a little freaked Ames was going there. The second time I read it, I laughed a lot. Like physically. From a wholly valid point of view, a few pissed off poor people murdering idiot assholes is just what this country needs. I ain’t doin’ it myself, but look at history.

    You gotta THINK to rearrange your pitiful neolithic moral sensibilities. THINKING is tough territory, but come on, it’d be glorious if some freakshow loser killed Madoff, it’s like a Mafia fucking message.

  • 69. J Adsmanson  |  February 20th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    You sir are what they call on the left a Useful Idiot. If the things you propose are carried out in full, you will be one of the first to fall and I will be one of the last to mourn. Joe

  • 70. jonolan  |  February 24th, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Mr. Ames, proof that abortion should be condoned – and required – in the case of incest. 😉

  • 71. The_Cynic  |  February 24th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Great post. I definitely agree with the sentiments. Americans! get off your knees, take that elitist plutocrat cock out of your mouth! – On another note, Ames you should move your hosting and domain registrar out of the USA. and MediaTemple don’t give a shit about the 1st amendment and will pull your shit at the 1st email they receive from a lawyer. Look to host in Panama and register in Hong Kong.

  • 72. Betsy McCaughey  |  February 24th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    This article is TOTALLY NOT FUNNY Mark. >:(

    My views on health insurance are perfectly rational, and anyone who disagrees is a crazy communist. And evil.

  • 73. RAZANT  |  February 28th, 2009 at 7:51 am

    What is it Mark……….the scabies or the drugs that make you so totally fucked up and more dangerous than so many other people you fear?
    You in fact are the one who should be taken out and I will laugh my ass off if it happens. Please, someone…………make my day!

  • 74. jimbo  |  March 5th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    That’s HARD-WORKING, REAL American to you, sir!

  • 75. John Sawyer  |  March 10th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    I can relate to the anger Mark Ames is expressing, and maybe he’s sincere in wanting to see “wave upon wave of demented avengers” killing the bankers, etc. responsible for the economic collapse. Or maybe he’s exaggerating to communicate an emotional point. If he’s sincere, I wonder who he will kill first.

    But here’s an excerpt from his Wikipedia page:

    “I’d hate to be Georgia [the former Soviet state] right now. So many American pundits have plans for the Georgians, brilliant schemes designed to get Georgia into a big war with the Russians. “Here’s what you oughta do….” It’s like listening in on bar talk—some drunk trying to talk a 98-pound weakling into a rematch with the hulking thug who just put him on the floor. Funny thing, they never want to prove their theory themselves.”

    Personally, I’m educating myself, and making plans, not on how to kill the people responsible, but how, through legal means, including exposure (which Ames is good at), to at least seriously reduce their ability, and that of similar people that follow, to repeat what they did to the economy, in ways that may hopefully have a longer-lasting impact than simply going out and shooting people. The death penalty does nothing to prevent the production of more murderers–in the same fashion, killing corporate criminals will do nothing to prevent more from always springing up, becoming ever-cleverer in trying to implement their hopes of either being the ones to get away with it, or at least “living well” until they have to go to prison.

  • 76. Here ya go  |  May 17th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

  • 77. Frasse  |  May 18th, 2009 at 3:41 am

    McCaughey is just a tool with a IQ well below the average for a monkey (apologizing to the monkeys for writing that). People should me mad at the politicians and especially the insurance companies that lobbied to stop universal health care. I think Ames should encourage people to burn down more corporate offices and the (private)houses of management. Burn down the house of the people with power that shares the ideas of McCaughey, or don’t vote for them,you will save your self some work but burning down stuff is fun.

  • 78. prorock  |  May 19th, 2009 at 10:16 am

    I say if free dissemination of facts and ideas leads to someone going postal on the subject, well, gosh, what the alternative ? They’re robbing you of your means of livelyhood, indeed most of what constitutes your life and you should just submit to it ?

  • 79. Kirby  |  July 16th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Go crawl in your little socialist cave and leave the rest of us productive, strong, proud members of the human race to advance.
    Socialists are nothing but a parasitic burden on society.

  • 80. Aaron  |  August 27th, 2009 at 9:36 am

    “There will be no more talk of austerity without blood. Too many people thought their lives would be better or more prosperous to go down without consequence.”

    AH HA HA HA HA HA HA fuck.

  • 81. John  |  July 14th, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Unfortunately he may be correct. Some economists estimate that the “economic downturn” or 2nd Great Depression is just in it’s infancy and that as more jobs fly to China and India, the US economy will only get worse.

    Killing the rich top 1-5% of America may be the only economic move America has left. Some Billionaires have even decided that life in the EU is preferable to life in the US, which is tantamount to T R E A S O N.

    Whether it’s hanging, sniper, car-bomb, or a knife in the chest in their living room, if the (intelligence?) community confirms treason to the Republic (working against the common good) these people should be killed.

  • 82. Plutocratocide  |  September 3rd, 2010 at 6:11 am

    If I knew her address I’d give it to you and every vicious sociopath and sadist I could find.

  • 83. ceanf  |  November 30th, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Ames, you are not an idiot and you are a great writer–which is why Vanity Fair profiled you.

    However, here’s my libertarian Ms. Crabtree nya nya nya comment, straight from the AEI’s website:

    Didn’t you learn that using profanity in writing just demonstrates a lack of creativity in your writing 101 class? And your naivety is stunning. This whole debate over health care isn’t only about the rich not wanting their taxes raised so that other americans can have free health care. No, you narrow minded fool, it is about so much more. It is about whether the federal government has any business running a health care racket. It is about the unconstitutionality of requiring americans to buy a product as a condition of citizenship. It is about the fact that obamacare is going to drive up health care costs and drive down competition. It is about our government, loaded with debt, not being able to afford another huge entitlement. So next time you decide to spit your vitriol about some ‘plutocrat’ and how she wants all americans to die, why do you step back and use that tiny thing in between your ears. you may just find that you finally have something relevant to say.

  • 84. Strange lights in the sky.  |  October 8th, 2011 at 11:17 am

    So you lose your job, business, home, family…whatever. So what are you going to do? Suicide? Ok that may solve your problems, but why not take a rich bastard along for company, at least you’ll have done something worthwhile with your miserable life.

  • 85. T Caldwell  |  September 2nd, 2012 at 9:08 am

    There’s something wrong with me. This is the ranting of a lunatic commentard. Or is this moronic? If so, please give up trying to be a commenter. And thanks for improving me, I am indeed a retard.

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