Based on what he told police, David McMenemy's plan to destroy an abortion clinic worked out much differently in his head from what played out Monday in Davenport, Iowa.
McMenemy, 45, most recently of Rochester Hills admitted dousing the interior of his silver 2004 Saturn with gasoline he had in a Gatorade bottle and plunging the vehicle into a women's health clinic early that morning. And he told police he planned to die in the ensuing fire.
But the clinic whose lobby the native Detroiter drove into -- the Edgerton Women's Health Center -- doesn't perform abortions or even provide referrals for them. And the impact wasn't enough to cause a fire, so McMenemy had to pour more gas on the car.
And once it was ablaze, he scratched his plan to kill himself when he realized it was going to be painful.
No one was injured.
There's some question as to whether McMenemy was acting alone or whether he was put up to it. "Is he just a fruitcake, or is he better connected?" DFP reported Scott County Prosecutor William Davis as asking. "We don't know. We're hoping to get better information on him."
Why does one exclude the other? Can't he be a 'better connected' fruitcake?
Damage to the building is estimated at $200,000. McMenemy is obviously a lunatic -- why does the 'pro-life' movement attract so many violent nutjobs? Probably because the leadership is insane as well. Here's the founder of Operation Rescue, Randall Terry:
I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good ... if a Christian voted for Clinton, he sinned against God. It's that simple. Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country...
Yeah, it says all that in the Bible; hate is good, christians have to conquer the United States, and it's a sin to vote for Bill Clinton. It's probably in Leviticus or something.
Seriously, there's something wrong with these people's heads.
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