Report: IRS divebomber posted communist-leaning, anti-Catholic, anti-Bush rant before crash UPDATE: Rant taken offline. 

The New York Daily News is reporting that this screed is from Joe Stack, the alleged pilot of a plane that hit an Austin, Texas office building today that houses a local IRS office. Stack's rant inveighs against capitalism, Catholicism, and George W. Bush.

It's a populist rant that by the end borders on Communism, and it looks fully consistent with a rant someone might write before crashing his plane into an office building that houses the IRS.

Stack rails against IRS "'exemptions' that make institutions like the vulgar, corrupt Catholic Church so incredibly wealthy," and also against the "monsters of organized religion." His rambling diatribe abruptly transitions into a foreshadowing of his intentions when he attacks the Federal Aviation Administration and former President George W. Bush:

As government agencies go, the FAA is often justifiably referred to as a tombstone agency, though they are hardly alone.  The recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government.

He ends the rant with this, in boldface:

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

UPDATE: Since I originally posted this, the rant was taken offline by T35 Hosting.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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