Friday, December 15, 2023

Cassidy Beats Satan

Former fighter pilot Michael Cassidy managed to get himself arrested for cutting off the head of a Satanic statute in the Iowa State Capitol.  

The statue idolzed the pagan idol Baphomet. Police charged Cassidy with fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Cassidy ran against Congressman Michael Guest in the 2022 Republican primary in the Third Congressional District. He beat the Congressman in the primary but lost in the runoff.

Kingfish note: Well, once they started vandalizing statues and the Mona Lisa, it was only a matter of time before something like this happened. Be careful what you wish for.


Anonymous said...

What? You don't like religious iconography in public buildings? Me neither!

Christians don't want to hear that about their golden ten commandments, so this is what you get.

This movement is literally in response to Christian overreach.

Freedom of religion means freedom FROM religion.

Anonymous said...

This movement is a respond to Christian overreach.

You don't want religious iconography in public spaces? Me neither, but that didn't stop those golden ten commandments from going up, so deal with it.

Freedom of religion means freedom FROM religion.

Anonymous said...

Well, it’s a good thing he got arrested. As far as religious iconography in the state capitol building, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander in this country. If evangelicals don’t like statues dedicated to other religions in public places (this one was likely satirical, by the way), then maybe evangelicals shouldn’t insist on constantly blurring the line between church and state. He got what he deserved—both legally and morally.

Signed, a devout, church-attending, bible-reading, born-again and baptized Christian.

Anonymous said...

Good for him.

This wasn't actually a religious display. It was trolling.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't this fall under your "Idiot of the Day" caption?

Anonymous said...

Attention Whore. Move on clown.

Anonymous said...

What keeps the meathead from doing the same to something Islamic or God forgive me, ..Mormon?

there wouldn’t be an opportunity to do this to a Muslim because they are hypersensitive to “idolatry” therefore they wouldn’t erect such a thing

Anonymous said...

The smoothbrain zogbot doesn’t even realize that before his unhinged outburst, the crude idol had no power. His act gave it power. He might even argue that its visage possessed him and caused him to attack..

Anonymous said...

He has the Devil to pay for this, I tell ya!

Anonymous said...

Hail Santa!!!

Anonymous said...

Why no hate crime? He obviously did this as a political stunt to latch on to the MAGA evangelicals. I bet he would feel different if someone beheaded a baby Jesus nativity scene, but he thinks he’s special since he’s the right religion. This man is an anti-American terrorist.

Anonymous said...

Hate crime? They are simply antitheist bigots and loser trolls.

Here's the problem: "The Satanic Temple says it is a federally recognized non-theistic group, that uses satanic symbols as a way to convey its message. Their website says the group does not worship Satan or believe in the existence of Satan."

And, the attacker didn't express any contempt for the statue's peoples or ideas.

Maybe he just hates goats, who are not a protected class. Or he hates bad taste. Maybe a bad experience with a goat triggered him (maybe he's from Montana or something, a bahhhhhhd experience ewe know).

NOT a hate crime. How many baristas lost their Starbucks pay over this? That's the only question. I bet it was all of 8 dollars and 56 cents. Fine and restitution. Case closed.

(I hate goats too, but try to practice restraint.)

Anonymous said...

I can’t believe he did that to a Trump statue. I thought he was a maga man? What gives?

Anonymous said...

He did not run against Guest. He was soundly beaten by a Democrat. Grifters gonna grift. He has a gofundme already set up.

Anonymous said...

Good work, sir.

Anonymous said...

"The devil made me do it."

Anonymous said...

He must have pulled too many Gs in his Navy jet, thus suffering chronic G-LOC.

Anonymous said...

@3:19 - I guess you didn’t see his comments. Here you go:

“I saw this blasphemous statue and was outraged. My conscience is held captive to the word of God, not to bureaucratic decree. And so I acted.”

Seems like he admitted to hating the Satanic religion and thought God wanted him to take it out. Sure seems like a hate crime unless only certain religions are protected by the law. This dumbass will likely spend a decade in the pen. I hope the grift was worth it. I’m sure God will appreciate your intolerance and bless him with many MAGA donations.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for doing Satan’s work Mr. Cassidy. He could have never spread his message so far without your little publicity stunt. Many young minds will see how Christian hate and intolerance is countered by Satanic love. All are welcome in the Satanic Temple and will be treated with respect and decency.

Anonymous said...

When ISIS destroyed Mesopotamian god-idols in Iraq (restored by Saddam) it was very bad. When a gung-ho Jesus freak does the same thing, it’s righteous. Really makes you think 🤔

GoonBgone said...

He hit it with a sidewinder missle off the port wing of a worn out F-18 Hornet from 20 miles out using only iron sights.

He's welcome in my Rankin County neighborhood any day!

Anonymous said...

If it were a display that mocked or derided Hanukkah in any way, it wouldn’t have been allowed. Why the double standard?

Anonymous said...

Obviously most of you don't know Michael Cassidy. He is a good friend and steady conservative who believes in the United States. I supported him in his Congressional race and will support him if he runs again. This afternoon I sent a text to him to see if he was OK and he answered 'very well and Merry Christmas'.

About the runoff for Congress, he was defeated in the runoff by dirty swamp money from out-of-state and a RINO candidate. The present Congressman must use the same deep state people as the current Lt. Governor. The mail pieces in both campaigns were almost identical.

God Bless the USA and God Bless Michael Cassidy.

Anonymous said...

4:29 wrote: "“I saw this blasphemous statue and was outraged. My conscience is held captive to the word of God, not to bureaucratic decree. And so I acted.”

Seems like he admitted to hating the Satanic religion and thought God wanted him to take it out."

No, it does not seem like that. More like jingoism, but, good for him IMO.

First, the sponsor of this schlock stated, in writing, that they DO NOT worship Satan, and that Satan, in fact, does not exist. They are anti-theist bigots IMO, and they are thus secular. They state that they are. If they made a statue of "Sky Daddy" or the other schmarmy antitheist monikers, it's not an actual religious symbol but just a mockery and troll. Secular. Hate filled secular, but not prosecutable for them either. 1st Amendment protected FROM the Government, but he's not Govt.

And you wrote that he "admitted to hating the Satanic religion." No, he didn't, and that's the huge problem in motive crimes.

He stated he considered the statue, the symbol of evil and darkness to most, a blaspheme, ostensibly against his own protected theist beliefs. He made no statement against "Satanism" (which the statue creators deny exist) nor against their members. He may hate Satan, but the ones wanted to get civil rights victim funds have said Satan doesn't exist.

You can't claim exemption under tax statutes as a preacher if you preach against religion. You can't be prosecuted for burning a Santa in someone's yard, but you can for burning a cross.

And you might be angry and drive over an Easter Bunny figure in some kid's yard in your 2010 Forte', but it's not a religious hate crime even if these secular images are often associated with religious holidays.

Bottom line is he at most admitted to disliking a secular symbol of evil or darkness from a "NON THEISTIC" group (in their own writing) and admitted vandalizing it, regardless of what you construe as a motive. He hates anti-theist trolls perhaps. So do most thinking adults.

That's not a religious hate crime, as they have no religion.

And he appears to be willing to admit to the criminal mischief and pay the price. Borders on his 1st Amendment rights, but he will not offer that lame excuse which will not fly.

You might hate the Easter Bunny, but bashing his statue is not directly and closely related to Christian Easter religious practices. Not a hate crime either. Just vandalism or destruction.

Anonymous said...

@3:38 PM Guest and Cassidy were both in the Republican primary and had to go to a runoff. All this talk about Satan must have gotten you confused. You probably need a chat with the Church Lady.

Anonymous said...

He was too close for missiles and switched to guns.

Anonymous said...

Who bank rolled his run against Guest? I'm also concerned when some comes out of no where.

Anonymous said...

He’s no different than every unhinged leftist who gets triggered by a TRUMP yard sign and tries to vandalize it.

Anonymous said...

Yall all better turn before you burn, the rapture is closer than you think….

Anonymous said...

This is nothing more than an attempt to be relevant and make the news. When you run for office today you don’t need accomplishments you just need click bait.

Scream family values on tv-get your tits out in beetlejuice. Scream family values-get arrested for assaulting your threesome partner.

Bill Clinton got away with cigars and blowjobs because he focused on the economy not divorce, abortion, lgbtq, global Methodism is God, etc.

I am growing to hate this milk and cookie first Baptist Republican Party. Get back to being the gods of war and finance. Your path is strength not a cis Christian version of the left. Same coin different sides. God worked out his deal for me long before Guest/ Cassidy or Trump/Biden.

Anonymous said...

This guy is a douche that just embarrassed us. The whole satan thing is about preserving separation of church and state. It never would have been setup if other religions were not being recognized in the government building. Religion has no place in government. He acted like some backward ass redneck. He needs to wake up and realize that Islam is growing and Christianity is not. Unless he wants his kids wearing burkas, he needs to learn to respect the constitution. He is an attention whore that is pandering to evangelicals. Keep your religious beliefs to yourself or your friends at church. Leave the rest of us alone.

Anonymous said...

Why can’t the Republicans just respect the constitution? Why is equal protection under the law such a foreign concept to them? The constitution isn’t a safe space that only applies to your chosen religion. Show some respect for this country and its principles. You aren’t being persecuted for your Christian beliefs, you are professional victims. You are triggered snowflakes in constant need of feeling attacked. Grow up.

Anonymous said...

Some of you closet intellectuals would fabricate a justification for human sacrifice.

Anonymous said...

In California, communists violate the constitution. In Mississippi, it’s the ignorant rednecks (Mike Cassidy, Bryan Bailey, etc.)

Anonymous said...

Turn from what? The entire “Satanist” thing is just a bunch of Alister Crowley LARPers obsessed with the Lesser Key of Solomon which is supposedly knowledge of arcane symbols and demonology given to King Solomon by Yahweh.

All of the “demonic” symbols are the actually just the names of entities in a pictographic form because according to the holding the name of the entity gives you power over it.

It is actually very fascinating stuff because Solomon supposedly used the power Yahweh gave him and sealed these entities away. However, many of the seals were broken by later generations.

That is, if you believe in that sort of thing.
I believe that the most powerful individuals on this planet are obsessed with Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Judean sorcery. They believe this stuff and it gets some power through them.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of "The Great Castration" attacks on the marble statues and led to " The Great Fig Leaf Repair".

I know it's inconvenient, but "freedom of religion" includes religions you don't like.

And, frankly, grown ups understand that vandalism , violence and shouting are signs of a lack of control over ones emotions or behavior and that can be a sign of mental illness, poor parenting or stupidity.

I doubt he's been allowed to fly a plane for a while but if so, expect him to lose his license.

Such little control as to overlook long term consequences for short term emotional release for this guy, is a very bad sign. Everyone should keep distance from such people. They are trouble walking.

Anonymous said...

People need to relax, a guy something. If a satan statue means that much to you, you need to get a life.

Anonymous said...

I’m not justifying satamism in any way, but this guy is an attention seeking clown. And so are his water toters on social media. I bet he does a few publicity stunts like this in the future and runs for office again. Does he still “live” in Meridian?

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of people are going to hell.

Anonymous said...

He’s a hero. As for you “constitutional conservatives” how’s that working out for you? What has your “muh principles” ever conserved? Some people love losing.

Anonymous said...

@9:03 - the foundation of our country and everything it stands for. What has turning your back on the constitution gotten Donald Trump?

Anonymous said...

"I'm also concerned when some comes out of no where."

Why bring McGill, running for District IV Congressional Representative, into this particular discussion.

Anonymous said...

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph in the world is that good men do nothing

Anonymous said...

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph in the world is that good men do nothing."

I could respond that the only thing necessary for idiocy to triumph in the world for idiots to do idiotic things, but neither are true. That said, how is an idiot from Mississippi destroying some idiotic display in the Iowa capital building thwarting "evil?" It seems that the idiot's actions against what other idiots bothered to set up is just a lot of idiocy. And while it hasn't yet triumphed, the whole situation certainly gives it a leg up on sensibility in the triumphing race. Which already has enough trouble without help from interstate idiocy.

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