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Neal Boortz: "We Got Too Damn Many Urban Thugs, Yo ... We Need More Dead Thugs" In Atlanta

June 14, 2011 4:20 pm ET

From the June 14 edition of Cox Radio Syndication's Neal Boortz Show:

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BOORTZ: You know what? I, for one, am tired of putting up with this crap. And you want to know why I moved out of Atlanta and only spend a couple of weeks a year in this town? That's one of the reasons. Carjackings, violence, people getting shot. It's ridiculous. This city harbors an urban culture of violence. And I want you to look around. You drive into the city. The railroad overpass is on the downtown connector covered with graffiti. And that-- That is just an advertisement for everybody coming into this town that we really don't give a damn about those who would screw up our quality of life around here. We really just don't care. We don't care enough to paint over graffiti on the overpasses that come into our city, advertising welcome to Atlanta, here's some of our finest graffiti, from some of our finest urban thugs and their little gang signs. And pick up the paper tomorrow morning. Read about all the carjackings. Read about the innocent people shot for the pure de-hell of it.

This town is starting to look like a garbage heap. And we got too damn many urban thugs, yo, ruining the quality of life for everybody. And I'll tell you what it's gonna take. You people, you are - you need to have a gun. You need to have training. You need to know how to use that gun. You need to get a permit to carry that gun. And you do in fact need to carry that gun and we need to see some dead thugs littering the landscape in Atlanta. We need to see the next guy that tries to carjack you shot dead right where he stands. We need more dead thugs in this city. And let their -- let their mommas -- let their mommas say, "He was a good boy. He just fell in with the good crowd." And then lock her ass up.

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    • Author by MJPollard (June 14, 2011 4:24 pm ET)
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      Behold, the next Grand Wizard of the KKK. (shakes head and slowly walks away)
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      • Author by usp (June 14, 2011 4:29 pm ET)
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        this guy is a total dirtbag
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        • Author by wolf kotenberg (June 14, 2011 4:50 pm ET)
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          undercover cops try tyo look like thugs
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        • Author by Saturnalian (June 14, 2011 5:36 pm ET)
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          For a guy whose name sounds like a rude bodily function - he sure sounds like a rude bodily function. About as intelligent as a rude bodily function too. Pffftt!
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    • Author by ThomasJH268 (June 14, 2011 4:28 pm ET)
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      Hey, it's Boortz! I was beginning to think MMFA forgot about this FOXPAC elitist corporate fascist plutocratic scum sucker
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      • Author by DAWUSS (June 14, 2011 4:46 pm ET)
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        He'll be bragging about this entry tomorrow. He's finally get some (deserved IMO) attention. A break from all Beck-Limbaugh-FOX all the time.
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    • Author by Badtime (June 14, 2011 4:28 pm ET)
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      Really, did you just advocate going to Atlanta and killing a bunch of "urban thugs?"

      Please, clarify what an "urban thug" is so we can properly label you. Thanks.
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      • Author by magnolialover (June 14, 2011 9:24 pm ET)
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        Of course what he meant was black people.

        More dog whistle racism from right wingers. This is my shocked face.
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        • Author by dave (June 14, 2011 9:31 pm ET)
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          After a quick google search of gangs in Atlanta, the majority of them which police identified were black gangs....but you knew that. So if you don't want that whistle blown, I suggest you contact Sharpton.
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          • Author by Badtime (June 14, 2011 10:56 pm ET)
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            So he is saying, in essence, just kill a bunch of poor blacks and the world will be better off. Thanks for the clarification dave.
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          • Author by tman418 (June 15, 2011 2:01 pm ET)
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            Why, dave, should we contact Al Sharpton? Is he in charge of the black gangs? Is he the emperor of black people?
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    • Author by thaneb (June 14, 2011 4:31 pm ET)
      2 2
      Paging all Paul Kersey wannabes...
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      • Author by OHBROTHER58 (June 14, 2011 4:37 pm ET)
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        Gee, Mr. Boortz, sir. I'm sure glad you're on our side! Such dedication to principle! Such courage!. Here. I brought 2 guns with me. Here's one for you. Come on! Me an you are gonna go show them urban thugs who's boss. Uh, Mr. Boortz, sir? Aren't you coming? What do you mean you can't leave the studio? Your doing your show? But your show ended 2 hours ago. Come on now, let's you and me hit the streets. Oh, for crying out loud, quit clownin' and get our from under that desk. Mr. Boortz... sir?
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        • Author by WestMassman (June 14, 2011 4:43 pm ET)
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          Come on now, let's you and me hit the streets. Oh, for crying out loud, quit clownin' and get our from under that desk. Mr. Boortz... sir?


          And what is that horrid smell?
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        • Author by dave (June 14, 2011 6:50 pm ET)
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          Thankfully, the "thugs" do a prety good job of killing other "thugs". With a little luck, they will all be dead and we can get the cities back from the nonsense.
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          • Author by newsboy (June 14, 2011 8:32 pm ET)
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            Boortz was asked to come to speak to my class at Georgia State, but said that he could not take the informed criticism of political science students. He also lied to my teacher, who was the top aide to the state speaker of the house, on air about not responding to a question about something that he made up. I don't trust a word that comes out of Boortz's mouth.
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          • Author by eweston8542983 (June 14, 2011 8:38 pm ET)
            3 5
            Compassionate conservatism is not dead then?

            You get your strawmen together, I'll get my blowtorch.
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            • Author by dave (June 14, 2011 9:24 pm ET)
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              I'm not a "Compassionate Conservative" and I don't care if these morons want to shoot the hell out of each other. The less of them, the better. What I do know is if they are dead, they can cause no more harm.
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              • Author by eweston8542983 (June 14, 2011 11:05 pm ET)
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                Face it you are the icon of compassionate conservatism around here.
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              • Author by ThomasJH268 (June 15, 2011 5:39 am ET)
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                I'm not a "Compassionate Conservative"


                Well, duh. Anyone who calls themselves a "compassionate conservative" is either a liar or....actually the other option also come down to being a liar
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    • Author by usp (June 14, 2011 4:35 pm ET)
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      We really just don't care. We don't care enough to paint over graffiti on the overpasses that come into our city


      and that is why Boortz is going to round up a bunch of friends, buy some paint and take the bull by the horns!

      right neal?

      right?
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      • Author by newsboy (June 14, 2011 8:35 pm ET)
           
        I live outside Atlanta and I haven't seen graffiti over the connector on any of them. You would have to be an idiot to stand 4 stories off the ground with horrible traffic then bend three feet down and write something upside down on an overpass.
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    • Author by Invent a Scandal (June 14, 2011 4:35 pm ET)
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      Should we e-mail this to the Justice Dept. or the FCC?
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      • Author by WestMassman (June 14, 2011 4:41 pm ET)
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        Should we e-mail this to the Justice Dept. or the FCC?

        BOTH!! even the FBI
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        • Author by Invent a Scandal (June 14, 2011 4:51 pm ET)
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          Is it "okay" to incite violence on the public airwaves?
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    • Author by WestMassman (June 14, 2011 4:41 pm ET)
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      Neal Boortz: "We Got Too Damn Many Urban Thugs, Yo ... We Need More Dead Thugs" In Atlanta

      And does that include the Red Neck Thugs? How about the KKK? or The White Citizens Council?

      I bet it does not.
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      • Author by ThomasJH268 (June 14, 2011 4:46 pm ET)
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        I personally think we have too many corporate white collar thugs
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        • Author by dave (June 14, 2011 7:17 pm ET)
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          I personally think we have too many corporate white collar thugs

          I don't think they specialize in carjacking
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          • Author by The_Cat (June 14, 2011 7:53 pm ET)
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            Right you are, dave. The corporate white collar thugs specialize in economy-jacking.
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            • Author by dave (June 14, 2011 8:05 pm ET)
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              Would rather have your economy jacked or get shot in the face?
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              • Author by Deluded (June 14, 2011 8:31 pm ET)
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                Ogre's choice?

                Neither of the scenarios are palatable, it's a good thing that this is a false dichotomy though.
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              • Author by The_Cat (June 14, 2011 9:06 pm ET)
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                The economy WAS jacked, dave. And those who ripped it off got paid handsomely in taxpayer dollars for doing so. Where have YOU been?
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                • Author by dave (June 14, 2011 9:34 pm ET)
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                  So I can count you in as one of the few who would rather get their head blown of by these thugs?
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                  • Author by highlyunlikely (June 15, 2011 8:20 pm ET)
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                    that's a false conclusion and I just love the requisite misspelling.
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          • Author by ThomasJH268 (June 15, 2011 5:34 am ET)
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            I don't think they specialize in carjacking


            No, they specialize in house jacking

            "Take a loan out against your house and pay it back with low monthly payments (at first, then we'll double the interest rate on you)"

            "Please, Mr. Paulson don't lay down rules on how we can use the billions of taxpayer dollars you're giving us"

            "Default on your mortgage, and through the TARP funds we were given, our bank will help you refinance"
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      • Author by phlcstgan (June 14, 2011 4:49 pm ET)
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        I'm just gonna assume fairliberal was the thumbs down.
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      • Author by dave (June 14, 2011 7:21 pm ET)
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        Always watching for the racism while ignoring the problem. I love Liberals.
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        • Author by The_Cat (June 14, 2011 7:54 pm ET)
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          So, you see no racism in Mr. Boortz's diatribe, then? What exactly is racism, in your own words, dave?
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          • Author by dave (June 14, 2011 8:03 pm ET)
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            The only bit of racism I saw was "yo". And it wasn't even racism, more of a stereotype. Gangs in Atlanta was what he was complaining about.....and he didn't specify race.
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            • Author by dandelion (June 14, 2011 8:14 pm ET)
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              In conservative world the only racism is the overt kind. Here's a little lesson for you guys: when the sun sets, it's still there. But you can't see it, so you'd probably deny its existence.
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              • Author by dave (June 14, 2011 9:11 pm ET)
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                It's not overt racism if you have an overwhelming amount of guys you think are committing the crimes, turn out to be the guys who are actually committing those same crimes. It's reality.
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                • Author by The_Cat (June 15, 2011 9:01 am ET)
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                  If you steal $400 from a store at gunpoint, you're going to do about five years. If you steal $400 billion, you get a Christmas bonus and you get to keep your job.

                  By the way? Your assertion about who commits crimes is racist, dave.
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        • Author by beDecent (June 14, 2011 8:02 pm ET)
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          Based on this blog post, the problem is innate racism among right-wing hosts.

          Boortz himself does not offer any viable solutions to the problem he identifies, thus it's just a racist rant.
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    • Author by IRONY 101 (June 14, 2011 4:45 pm ET)
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      Charming...such eloquence.
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    • Author by phlcstgan (June 14, 2011 4:48 pm ET)
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      I'm also puzzled as to why we should lock their mommas' collective asses up. For what? Saying her son was a good boy? Modern racism is so damn confusing.
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      • Author by shaggles (June 14, 2011 4:50 pm ET)
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        Yeah. I didn't get that either. I guess if his kids ever commit a crime he will go to the local police station and demand that they lock him up.
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        • Author by MsYellowDog (June 14, 2011 6:12 pm ET)
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          Someone like this is allowed to procreate?Tell me it isn't so.
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      • Author by rtejon (June 14, 2011 8:18 pm ET)
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        The former Lester Maddox speechwriter is finally letting it slip that libertarianism is only for privileged white people.
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    • Author by raddave43 (June 14, 2011 4:48 pm ET)
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      I wonder if wingnuts realize that when someone is carjacking you, they probably have a gun and it is already pointed at you, safety is probably off, and a round is chambered. Do they honestly think they could outdraw someone like that? Do they think Western movies are realistic that only the good guy can shoot straight?
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      • Author by phlcstgan (June 14, 2011 4:51 pm ET)
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        That's exactly what it is. They think they're in a movie. And that applies to their positions on pretty much everything.
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      • Author by Jimijams (June 14, 2011 5:16 pm ET)
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        Somehow, someway, these people, who quite possibly never saw how to properly hold a gun, let alone fire one, think that a gun will protect them in an act of violence. Meanwhile, the life time criminal, out on bail and looking to score, gets them in a tense situation and they pull out the gun they never ever fired in their life and it gets used on them. Another gun in fight isn't going to deter a career criminal.
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      • Author by worrierking (June 14, 2011 5:44 pm ET)
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        Everyone of these right wing bedwetters believes they've got the ability of a sharpshooter and everyone else is like a Star Wars Stormtrooper, the absolute poorest marksmen in the known universe.
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        • Author by MsYellowDog (June 14, 2011 6:14 pm ET)
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          Yeah,in their dreams the bad guys just All Fall Down if they learn you are packing.
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      • Author by dave (June 14, 2011 8:39 pm ET)
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        I wonder if lefty's realize that the gun is probably not registered to the user, maybe has no traceable numbers, and might be stolen. Something that gun control laws will not take care of....they are criminals, and criminals don't care about more gun control laws unless it benefits them
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    • Author by shaggles (June 14, 2011 4:48 pm ET)
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      "That is just an advertisement for everybody coming into this town that we really don't give a damn about those who would screw up our quality of life around here. We really just don't care."

      I think that's the problem, Neal.
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    • Author by Jimijams (June 14, 2011 4:54 pm ET)
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      So he wants Atlanta to paint over graffiti, a very expensive on going, government interference thing, but I am certain he doesn't want his taxes going up.

      BTW; I agree with the person who said that they were thankful MMFA is paying attention to this guy. You should hear the things that Dennis Miller, yes THAT Dennis Miller, says on his radio show EVERY SINGLE DAY. He is saying, among other things, that climate change is a HUGE waste of time, and that he would prefer to drive around all day in his BMW.
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      • Author by johnbrown (June 14, 2011 9:59 pm ET)
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        Shame how Miller went to the dark side.Used to like him on Saturday Night.
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    • Author by beDecent (June 14, 2011 4:55 pm ET)
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      Graffiti's nice to look at when it's done right. Would "dead thugs littering the landscape in Atlanta" really be better than graffiti?

      Is this guy seriously advocating a guerilla war on the city streets?
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      • Author by Jimijams (June 14, 2011 5:12 pm ET)
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        Pardon the pun, but it sounds like he is dead serious.
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      • Author by dave (June 14, 2011 7:28 pm ET)
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        Graffiti's nice to look at when it's done right. Would "dead thugs littering the landscape in Atlanta" really be better than graffiti?

        I hope you are kidding. Would you want someone very talented in the art of criminal mischeif painting your garge, car, or dog? And if the thugs chose that lifestyle and end up dead, that's what the Atlanta DOT is for. I bet getting a body off of the pavement will take less time to clean up than graffiti.
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        • Author by beDecent (June 14, 2011 7:58 pm ET)
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          Ha, Boortz didn't even say anything about graffiti on your own property--he mentioned seeing it when you take the subway in.

          So "dead thugs littering the landscape in Atlanta" would be better than graffiti, then? Is that what you're saying? Shooting kids would be less time consuming than cleaning up graffiti, so pack heat? You're one twisted fvck with a very thug-like mindset.
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          • Author by dave (June 14, 2011 8:11 pm ET)
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            So are you saying that there is never graffiti on private property? And dead thugs are always easier to clean up than graffiti...once the police leave, it's a matter of a coroner and a fire hose.
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            • Author by beDecent (June 14, 2011 8:15 pm ET)
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              No, I did not say that. That would suck. That doesn't mean someone deserves to die over it.
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              • Author by dave (June 14, 2011 8:27 pm ET)
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                I never mentioned "packing heat" either, but didn't stop you from saying it. And if they are in the "gang banging lifestyle", they are smart enough to know they will either end up in the morgue or prison....not Harvard.
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                • Author by eweston8542983 (June 14, 2011 8:45 pm ET)
                     
                  Randinista your evangelical allies would like a word with you.
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                • Author by beDecent (June 14, 2011 9:40 pm ET)
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                  In the end, I answered your question. You have not: "So 'dead thugs littering the landscape in Atlanta' would be better than graffiti, then? Is that what you're saying?"
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                  • Author by dave (June 14, 2011 9:53 pm ET)
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                    You did. I wouldn't want either, but I would much rather clean up the vandalism than a body.
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    • Author by Blue Dog (June 14, 2011 5:09 pm ET)
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      Jeez! Hearing boortz, of all people, talking about going into a major metro and cleaning up the place, standing up to the thugs, etc., reminds me of dubya talking about going after terrorists.

      And just like it was with dubya, this kind of talk from this kind of person evokes the image of a gullible, naïve, short-haired white kid who was born on third base but thinks he hit a triple walking through Hurt Village in Memphis, talking trash all the way, not knowing that he's about to die.
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    • Author by worrierking (June 14, 2011 5:13 pm ET)
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      Another guy who was a eunuch when he was young, but all of a sudden, when he's too old to serve his country, he grows a pair of balls and wants a gun for everyone.
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      • Author by magnolialover (June 14, 2011 9:28 pm ET)
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        Remember, he's the same guy that when the VA Tech shootings happened, he was talking bad about the VICTIMS and about how they had been "wussified" by society, because nobody dared to take on a heavily armed man who was killing people.
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    • Author by blk-in-alabam (June 14, 2011 5:29 pm ET)
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      Neal Bortz needs to give an up date of what a thug looks like to him.Urban Generally means black.Crystal Meth is changing the color of thugs all across the USA.........
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    • Author by yoiksaway (June 14, 2011 5:41 pm ET)
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      Oddly, he sounds like a thug.

      I am lucky enough to live several hundred miles from Boortz and his gun. Who knows where he'll point that thing? The rest of you, good luck.
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    • Author by flaminglionofjudah (June 14, 2011 5:46 pm ET)
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      Isn't it really sad that IN SPITE of the collective INSPIRATION "ALL' OF US (white / black ) at our nations resolution in a real way of our race -based past, with the election of President Obama..the historic WHITE BACK-LASH is overshadowing what was RIGHTEOUS and PROBLEM SOLVING..and RACISM in an OVERT FASHION not seen in THIS GENERATION is in FULL EFFECT !
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    • Author by bailorgana (June 14, 2011 5:48 pm ET)
      7 2
      Well aint's it Klu Klux Neil.
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    • Author by freeopinions (June 14, 2011 6:13 pm ET)
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      Someone needs to take this old, bald, pasty white asshhat out, hand him a gun and tell him to go off some urban thugs. You don't get to take your bodyguards, you can't stay locked in your gated community with the guards at the gate and the security alarms everywhere and wait for them to come to you, you just have hit the streets, all alone with your gun.
      Take out some thugs, Neil. Go ahead. Show us how tough the gunslingin' righties really are.
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      • Author by magnolialover (June 14, 2011 9:31 pm ET)
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        He's probably never handled a weapon in his life, and if he has, it has been very infrequently. Talking to guys who are professionals (cops, SWAT, SF guys, et all), in order to get the training you need to effectively shoot defensively, you've got to shoot. A lot. I mean, normally something on the range of a few hundred rounds per DAY. Then, and ONLY then, might you be somewhat proficient enough to not cause collateral damage were you to actually get into a shooting situation.

        More than likely, what would happen, is that you wouldn't hit what you were trying to aim at, and probably shoot someone else in the process, wounding or killing an innocent.
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    • Author by PurpleState (June 14, 2011 9:39 pm ET)
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      Apparently Boortz has been watching too many Death Wish movies.
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    • Author by kfodom (June 14, 2011 9:48 pm ET)
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      If you ask me, Boorts himself is a thug.
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    • Author by johnbrown (June 14, 2011 10:06 pm ET)
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      Bortz should get himself and his talk show buddies-Rush,Levin,Savage,O'Reily,Beck,Hannity,- pack some heat and hit the Atlanta streets High Noon style against the urban thugs.The winner?Society.
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    • Author by jdkinpa (June 17, 2011 3:18 pm ET)
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      Don't just get mad, do something. Here is the e-mail address of the general sales manager and program director at WSB radio in Atlantia.

      walt.phillips@coxradio.com

      pete.spriggs@coxradio.com

      Send them a nasty gram.
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