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Criminal Insanity as a Career Qualification

Posted on | June 28, 2012 | 9 Comments

A man who panhandles in New York while dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo — occasionally erupting in obscene rants about “the international Jew” — was apprehended earlier this week and briefly institutionalized for psychiatric evaluation.

Parents everywhere will be glad to know that Crazy Jew-Hating Panhandler Elmo has been released from custody and is now back in Central Park, hustling for cash and posing for photos with children. Also, parents will be glad to know that Crazy Jew-Hating Panhandler Elmo — actually a man from Oregon named Dan Sandler — was once deported from Cambodia for running a porn site called “Rape Camp.”

After an academic published a research paper on the “rape camp” incident, Sandler sent e-mails to the researcher saying he “had sex with a number of young girls in exchange for money in Cambodia.”

So this guy — who is into porn, child prostitution and crazy Jew-hating — is right there in New York City, posing for pictures with kids.

It’s his constitutional right. Just ask Chief Justice Roberts.


  • AngelaTC

    At least his days of buying Big Gulps are numbered. 

  • JeffS

    Hell, under Bloomberg  and Obama, Uncle Elmo could run for Congress.    As a Democrat.  And you wouldn’t need a “D” to know that he is.

  • Evilbloggerlady

    Tickle me John Roberts

  • GlenWishard

    They tried to lock that guy up?  This must be that voter suppression that Nancy Pelosi was talking about.

  • Adjoran

    I understand that you’ve been under a extraordinary amount of stress lately, but trying to pin Elmo’s situation on Roberts is ridiculous.

    Ever since O’Connor v Donaldson in 1975, states have not been able to institutionalize people who have not been convicted of a crime and who, in the professional judgement of medical authorities, represent no direct danger to themselves or others.  This was codified in the Americans with Disabilities Act and later confirmed and clarified in Olmstead in 1999, all well before Roberts was even on the federal bench.

    Furthermore, there is nothing illegal about porn or being antisemitic, and the “young girls” allegation is rather thin, based only on emails of uncertain origin:

    It was impossible to confirm on Wednesday whether it was Mr. Sandler who sent the e-mails.

    Not to be too much of a nitpicker, but it seems to me it was you who wrote right here within the past few days about “the importance of getting it right.”

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Adjoran.  It was a joke.  Not that we are in much of a laughing mood.  But I appreciate the effort from a guy driven out of his home.  

    Now Smitty mistaking a .50 cal for a M-16, well I had to correct the record on that.  Joke or not.  

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    As for evil Elmo himself, there is something exceedingly creepy about a guy accused of sexual abuse of underage girls hanging out in the park dressed like Elmo and trying to attract kids for pictures.  That part is not a joke.  

  • TexasJew

    That insane Jew-hating drooling and barking Elmo makes far more sense than John Roberts did this morning.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Sadly that is true.