Thursday, September 24, 2009

Right-Wing, Anti-Government Rhetoric Claims Life of KY Census Worker

Is this the beginning of a deadly trend, or merely an isolated incident?

Does it matter?

With the likes of Michelle Bachmann, and others, demonizing the Census and alarming the mono-browed, hare-lipped cracker knuckle-draggers enough to regress to their violent roots, it seems unlikely this will be the only event of this kind this year...

So, yeah. It matters...

Via Alternet (though the story's all over the place):
It's too soon to say why Census worker Bill Sparkman died, but found hanging from a tree with the word "FED" scrawled on his chest, Sparkman's death is being investigated as a possible homicide. Sparkman's body was found on September 12, according to the Associated Press, in the Daniel Boone National Forest in rural southeast Kentucky -- on the very day that anti-government activists marched on Washington.

The Census Bureau, according to the AP's Devlin Barrett, appearing on last night's Rachel Maddow show, has asked its workers in the county where Barrett's body was found to suspend their door-to-door canvassing.

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