A middle-aged white man from Tupelo, Mississippi has been charged for bombing a local Wal-Mart because they pulled the Confederate flag from store shelves.
The man apparently announced his intentions on Facebook last week before carrying out the bombing on Sunday.
Last Wednesday, Leonard posted threats on the Daily Journal Facebook page.
“Journal corporate, you are on final warning,” he wrote Oct. 28. “You are part of the problem. As a result of this, y’all are going down, along with Walmart, WTVA, Reeds department store, and all the rest of the anti-American crooks. I’m not kidding. No messing around anymore!”
The good news is the man didn't exactly know what he was doing and his homemade bomb did not do significant damage. Authorities did say, however, that the device contained enough explosive material to cause significant damage if he had known how to properly construct it.
I assume the irony of accusing others of being anti-American while carrying out an attack in support of the secessionist Confederacy was lost on him.
They hate us for our freedumb.