Just Your Typical, Garden Variety, Fanatical Tea Partier

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on May 24, 2011

Or, you know, not:

Peter Fonda, the star of Easy Rider, suggested to Mandrake that he was encouraging his grandchildren to shoot President Barack Obama.

“I’m training my grandchildren to use long-range rifles,” said the actor, 71. “For what purpose? Well, I’m not going to say the words ‘Barack Obama’, but …”

He added, enigmatically: “It’s more of a thought process than an actuality, but we are heading for a major conflict between the haves and the have nots. I came here many years ago with a biker movie and we stopped a war. Now, it’s about starting the world.

“I prefer to not to use the words, ‘let’s stop something’. I prefer to say, ‘let’s start something, let’s start the world’.

Do I even have to write a sentence with the words “just imagine if a right-of-center public figure made this kind of comment”?

UNNECESSARY UPDATE: It ought to go without saying that such threats–however meandering–made against the life of the President of the United States are repulsive, disgusting, and worthy of investigation by the Secret Service. I hope they pay Fonda a visit soon.

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