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Fired Police Chief Joins Forces With Host Who Wants to Shoot Hillary Clinton

By David Neiwert on September 25, 2013 - 2:16 pm, Posted in Antigovernment, Extremist Propaganda

Former Police Chief Mark Kessler didn’t take long to bounce back from his firing by the Borough Council of Gilberton, Pa., where city fathers finally had enough of his expletive-laced and conspiracy-riddled “Patriot” rants on video.

Kessler now has a radio show. And for audiences eager to lap up angry, foul-mouthed, anti-liberal rants alongside a heaping helping of right-wing conspiracism, he has partnered for the enterprise with another far-right figure, radio host Pete Santilli.

Santilli’s idea of civil discourse is very similar to Kessler’s. Last May, Santilli told listeners that he wanted to “shoot Hillary Clinton in the vagina” and then watch her slowly die afterward.

Said Santilli: “I want to shoot her right in the vagina and I don’t want her to die right away; I want her to feel the pain and I want to look her in the eyes and I want to say, on behalf of all Americans that you’ve killed, on behalf of the Navy SEALS, the families of Navy SEAL Team Six who were involved in the fake hunt down of this Obama, Obama bin Laden thing, that whole fake scenario, because these Navy SEALS know the truth, they killed them all. On behalf of all of those people, I’m supporting our troops by saying we need to try, convict, and shoot Hillary Clinton in the vagina.”

Kessler announced the radio show on his website, saying the show would be broadcast Mondays and Fridays for one hour. Santilli’s regular show runs daily.

Santilli’s hate-filled rants are reminiscent of those of another of his radio guests, Ted Nugent, who once told an audience onstage, waving an assault rifle, that he wished Clinton would “ride one of these into the sunset.”

They also reflect the same kind of rhetoric Kessler spewed at length in the videos that got him fired. “Fuck all you libtards out there, as a matter of fact, read my shirt,” he says, turning around to show a message on his back which read, “Liberals take it in the ass.”

“You take it in the ass and I don’t give a fuck what you say so you can all just go fuck yourselves. Period. I won’t be going to D.C. and I don’t give a fuck. If you fucking maniacs want to turn this into an armed revolt, knock yourselves out. I’m not about that, so see you on the other side.”

In the wake of his termination, Kessler has turned conspiratorial on his own website, writing about his own case in the third person: “The real reason he was suspended was because elites in Washington D.C. demanded his JOB for videos depicting the Chief exercising his First & second amendment right! although the Videos are spicy the Chief violated no policy, broke no law, because the chief stood his ground and said no more, no more will he stand idle and watch as his country crumbles, for this the Chief was selectively persecuted by elected elites who only want to instill their will onto Americans despite what we the people say! so now Gilberton, officials sided with tyranny, abandoned the constitution & folded like a deck of cards.”

Kessler, when contacted by SPLC reporter Ryan Lenz about his termination, insisted he would take legal action against the Gilberton town fathers. And then he launched into a vicious verbal assault on the SPLC and Lenz.

“Russia needs real good people. Why don’t you get on a boat, and take your whole organization with you?” Kessler said. “You’re disgusting. You’re vile creatures. You don’t belong in this country.”

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  • http://SPLC Steve

    I take people like this very seriously. I live in a part of the country where damn near everyone is openly hostile to liberal minded people, and they don’t mind saying so. I have been threatened so many times I have lost count. I have also been beaten within an inch of life. Teeth knocked out, severely concussed, and joints almost ripped out of their sockets. Be aware people…Be very aware!

  • Melvin L. Moody Jr

    I think this guy is all bark and no bite and should be scoaled like the baby who had his ice cream taken away and told that you have issues with government.

  • Mark

    Why is there no mention of the Right Wing Extremist Group, NCRengade of NC. The Group leader is now living in Murphy, NC, and attacking neighbors who support the current president. This NCRenegade never has anything positive to say about our president, ot government. Subversive hate speech continuously.

  • MRJ

    When did it become allowable for a radio host to rant about shooting anyone, anywhere, in any part of the body, and watching them die?
    Last I heard, making statements like this constituted Uttering/Publishing Felony type stuff.
    Some underage dweeb in his mommy’s basement gets a visit from DHS or the FBI for doing this, and this rectal chapeau gets national attention and support.

    @ Sissy,

    Destruction of properties, “fixing” of cars, set-ups on job sites or at places of work, stalking/harassment in local businesses… lies, lies, and more lies… the list is endless as to what they will do to a “librul” in a small town.

  • Reynardine

    And here is another violent effer calling for a military coup:

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/.....y-takeover

  • toni aguilar

    thank heavens for splc. at least we can somewhat know the extent and the depth of the hatred out there. like cc, I wonder how many [follower] listeners these vitriolic sick people have. instead of government goons using police tactics to harass and assault we the people, they should be watching the haters 24/7…..with a good scope. I wonder how abusive those men are to their wives, mothers, and children. NSA–ya go that?

  • Nelson Robison

    I have to wonder when if ever people like Larry Santilli will ever be taken off the air. Making statements like he has about Sec. Clinton should have consequences, they rant and rave about government conspiracies taking their rights away but it hasn’t happened yet.

  • Jan

    This kind of rage is frightening. We tend to dismiss these idiots as harmless, until they actually go on a violent quest. These two have serious emotional problems, not the least of which is an unnatural anger against women. I wish we could treat these people in ad prance of them doing physical harm. If ever there were two guys who needed mood stabilizers, it is these two.

  • Reynardine

    I can’t say I find this incitement to lawlessness against “libruls” a good sign.

  • http://Stephanie.dunaway@me.com Sissy

    In every little town there are angry crazy right wing extremists just like him. If they know you are a liberal, be careful. I recently got my oil changed at a valvoline and the man at the bottom knew I was a liberal. He rigged my car for a accident. He purposely did not put 10 screws in my splash guard, as a result, when if fell, going at a high speed, it would cause me to wreck……I suspected something so when I got home I checked and I was right!

  • Stefanie

    Is the FBI noticing this lunatic? Someone needs to stop him before he can act on his threats

  • Sam Molloy

    To the Cornfield!

  • concernedcitizen

    This is ridiculous, I can’t believe that they would say something so irresponsible on air.

    How many listeners do these losers have? And I would suspect that any Navy Seal could speak for themselves. It’s always interesting when idiots take up fights for others who don’t invite them too.

  • Reynardine

    Yeah, Gregory, and I’m afraid Deep Tunnel is getting full enough to back up.

  • Gregory

    Water finds its own level. So does sewage, it seems.