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Planned Parenthood Firebombed in Wisconsin

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Source: Daily Kos

MON APR 02, 2012 AT 02:09 AM PDT
Planned Parenthood Firebombed in Wisconsin
bytundramanFollow

I work in a newsroom, and we got this fax from the Grand Chute authorities a few hours ago. The war against women has escalated here in Wisconsin.
Sorry for the short diary, but I do have to work...


On Sunday April 1, 2012 at 7:41 P.M. the Grand Chute Fire Department responded to
Plannned Parenthood, 3800 N. Gíllett St for a fire alarm. While investigating the cause for
the alarm, firefighters found evidence of foul play and requested assistance from the
Grand Chute Police Department.

An unknown person placed a small homemade explosive device on an outside window
sill to the buílding. The device later exploded, causing damage to the building. A small
fire broke out at the time ofthe explosion, but it quickly burned itself out prior to the
arrival of the fire department.

The Grand Chute Police Department is investigating this incident. It is believed the
incident took place around 7:30 P.M.



Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/02/1079883/-Planned-Parenthood-Firebombed-in-Wisconsin



Explosive Device Planted Outside Planned Parenthood

Grand Chute, WI - Grand Chute Police are trying to figure out who put an explosive device outside Planned Parenthood. It happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night at the Planned Parenthood on North Gillett Street. Fire crews found a small homemade explosive outside a window sill that exploded. Luckily, there was only a small amount of damage to the building. If you have any information call Grand Chute Police.

http://www.nbc26.com/news/local/145745235.html
http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20120402/APC0101/120402014/Police-Explosive-device-goes-off-Planned-Parenthood-clinic

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!!!UPDATE!!!
11:51 AM EDT
Planned Parenthood Wisconsin Pledges To Stay Open After Bombing

Planned Parenthood will reopen a Grand Chute, Wisconsin clinic damaged by a homemade explosive Sunday night Tuesday and pledges clinics across the state "will remain open for the thousands of women who rely on Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin each year for high quality health care."

The full statement on the bombing from Teri Huyck, Planned Parenthood Wisconsin president:

“For 77 years, the dedicated staff at Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin have worked to ensure that women and families will always be able to access affordable, high-quality health care in a safe and caring environment in which their privacy and dignity is respected.

“We care for 80,000 patients statewide who turn to us for medical exams, lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control and STD testing and treatment. Over 97 percent of the health care services we provide are critical, preventive care such as this. At three of our 27 centers, we provide abortion care, a critical component of comprehensive women’s health care.

“Last night around 7:40 p.m. the Grand Chute Fire Department was called to our Appleton North Health Center. Police are telling us that a small, homemade explosive device was placed on an outside windowsill causing a small fire that burned out prior to the fire department arriving. There was minimal damage to one of the exam rooms. No staff or patients were injured or present. The health center will reopen tomorrow. Our primary concern today—as always--- is our patients, staff and volunteers.

“Women deserve safe and compassionate care, and we are proud to provide it. Rest assured, our doors will remain open for the thousands of women who rely on Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin each year for high quality health care.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the law enforcement agencies working with us to ensure Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin continues to be a safe and trusted health care provider for Wisconsin women and families.”

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/planned-parenthood-wisconsin-pledges-to-stay-open-after

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kpete Apr 2012 OP
Ian David Apr 2012 #1
zbdent Apr 2012 #3
wordpix Apr 2012 #5
KansDem Apr 2012 #41
Ian David Apr 2012 #2
jpak Apr 2012 #4
freshwest Apr 2012 #15
Greybnk48 Apr 2012 #6
Hissyspit Apr 2012 #7
countryjake Apr 2012 #34
Nancy Waterman Apr 2012 #12
TahitiNut Apr 2012 #25
Walk away Apr 2012 #33
Scuba Apr 2012 #8
Greybnk48 Apr 2012 #9
Scuba Apr 2012 #10
hfojvt Apr 2012 #21
Worried senior Apr 2012 #23
TahitiNut Apr 2012 #26
lutefisk Apr 2012 #40
TahitiNut Apr 2012 #42
LynneSin Apr 2012 #11
goclark Apr 2012 #17
SunSeeker Apr 2012 #13
libinnyandia Apr 2012 #19
MADem Apr 2012 #14
lib2DaBone Apr 2012 #16
Moostache Apr 2012 #20
kestrel91316 Apr 2012 #18
suffragette Apr 2012 #22
Solly Mack Apr 2012 #24
krispos42 Apr 2012 #27
Gregorian Apr 2012 #28
Marrah_G Apr 2012 #29
cstanleytech Apr 2012 #30
Cali_Democrat Apr 2012 #31
sakabatou Apr 2012 #32
me b zola Apr 2012 #35
AsahinaKimi Apr 2012 #36
idwiyo Apr 2012 #37
DallasNE Apr 2012 #38
Horse with no Name Apr 2012 #39
youngthespian42 Apr 2012 #43
Ruby the Liberal Apr 2012 #44


Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:12 AM

3. no, remember?

that's a "lone wolf" ... not any organized group.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:14 AM

5. my thoughts, too---Scott Walker goon squad?

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Response to wordpix (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 04:35 AM

41. True. We did hear his phone conversation with the faux KochBro...

...about possibly bringing in "trouble makers" when he met resistance to his initial union-busting actions. We can surmise that it's not beneath him to order some action like this one...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:05 AM

2. Small bomb found at Grand Chute Planned Parenthood

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:13 AM

4. Domestic Terra

yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:06 AM

15. +1,000

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:18 AM

6. A group of nuts in our area has been doing this shit for 30 years at the Gillett Street clinic.

They are "born-agains" or whatever the nutter cults of the religiously insane are called today. The people doing this are not "normal" believers, normal Christian, Jewish or Muslim believers. It's a group of nutters.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:34 AM

7. There was a "Without A Trace" episode on a group like that a few years back.

The screenwriter was not kind to the leader and members of the group AT ALL.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 06:13 PM

34. Yup, just saw a rerun of it, last week.

Let's say I was pleasantly surprised that an FBI series shone that proper light.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:57 AM

12. Christian Fascist Party

What I now call the GOP

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 12:03 PM

25. (cough) Please, don't say "nut" as though it's a Bad Thing.

As a spokesperson for the Ad Hoc Association of Fruits & Nuts, I must object to the use of such terms as epithets.


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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 05:30 PM

33. Nuts to you ....

and I mean that in a good way!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:36 AM

8. This is in the Fox River Valley, the reddest portion of Wisconsin NOT Waukesha County.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:42 AM

9. We're getting better. We went for Pres. Obama in 2008.

I think we're purple if I may use that metaphor. But then again, it may be wishful thinking. After all, my beloved Appleton is the headquarters of the John Birch Society and home of Joe McCarthy.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:51 AM

10. Not to mention Fox's Greta van Sustern and or Supreme Court's David Prosser.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:36 AM

21. yeah, I thought Richland Center was the reddest part of Wisconsin

But I see now that Richland County went for Obama and the red counties seem to be a strip from Walworth up to Lake Winnbago.

It figures though it would be the FOX River valley. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:59 AM

23. I saw the John Birch Society building

when we stopped at Culver's on our way home. Gave me a cold chill.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 12:05 PM

26. So, it's something in the water?


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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 01:24 AM

40. Monsanto's PCBs might have something to do with it...

The "I Support Walker" yard signs far outnumber the "Recall Walker" yard signs around here. Dumb and Red (but not everyone ).

All this beautiful water, but we can't even swim in it. Lake Winnebago, the Fox River...all poisoned.

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Response to lutefisk (Reply #40)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 07:39 AM

42. Uffda

Prions ... mad cow ... GOP encephalopathy.

An "I Support Walker" sign might as well read "Welcome To Dumbfuckistan."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:53 AM

11. Really? What Would Jesus Do?

Because firebombing a building that may have had people inside surely isn't one of them

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:12 AM

17. My thoughts exactly

The Bible would say that the 1%'s are wrong

The Bible would say we must take care of those that are hungry ....

The Bible would say " do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:02 AM

13. Like Gandhi said...

“I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.”

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:15 AM

19. I've always liked the question: If you were on trial for being a Christian would you be aquitted for

lack of evidence?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:02 AM

14. I hope they have state-of-the-art night vision surveillance equipment all around that facility. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:08 AM

16. The Banksters goal is to keep the R/W Tea Crazies fired up...

 

It has been proven that no one responds to facts... but "emotions" can motivate millions at the mere mention of a hot-button-meme. (Pavlov Bell)

The Bankers know that as long as long the nut jobs are distracted... the American working people will not be able to organize against the on-going theft of their homes, savings, jobs and retirement.

Throw in Banker-owned TV, Radio and Newspapers... and we will have continued war, strife and poverty in perpetuity.

The thought of World Evil being able to flourish FOREVER... warms the corners of Dick Cheney's new heart.

DemoCorps.. RepliCorps.. meet the new boss.. same as the old boss.

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Response to lib2DaBone (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:33 AM

20. Sad but true.

It makes me want to cry seeing that analysis, but I cannot deny the truth of it. The first thing I thought when I read that headline was "dammit..another group of crazy religious zealots" and then I paused to reflect...

- WHY would people stay with the same tactics for over 30 years (bombings and even doctor murders) when doing so had not stopped abortion or the legal right to have one?

- Isn't it a little TOO convenient that this hot-button issue almost ALWAYS goes into remission on non-election years?

- WHO benefits from the constant "take-everyone's-eye-off-the-ball" media strategy?

Here we have the Republican Party marching out a tepid to downright offensive slate of Presidential candidates, the Republican House passing the same ass-backwards "budget" as last year and the Republican (yes, its come to THAT) Supreme Court sounding like Tea Party regulars during an actual hearing at the nation's supposedly highest apolitical institution. So, to take some attention away from that what do we get?

- Trayvon Martin case is re-ignited after a month....I am not trying to downplay THAT tragedy, because it SHOULD have been in the new from day one; however, its a convenient emotional issue that distracts the public VERY WELL.

- Abortion clinic bombing (keep the embers burning under the pot of single-issue crazy voters on the right, who have been duped on this issue for 35+ years already and ALWAYS fall for the same lines about defending life and blah-blah-blah....its amazing that none of them seem to notice the Republicans could not care less about their issue when it comes time to actually change the laws, just when its good business to criticize them).

- Keith Olbermann firing (keep the left tied up in knots debating a person instead of the loss of a powerful voice for progressives)

And yet, the theft of resources and industrial scale polluting goes on unabated....the Wall Street criminals of 2007-2009 put ANOTHER year's distance between themselves and the crimes that committed....the troops in Afghanistan and STILL dying and fighting for outposts and rocky hills of wasteland, while BILLIONS of dollars are spent - wasted or out-right stolen - in the "war".

The reality of Global Climate Change is now accepted as a fait-au-compli and the needed urgency to even mitigate the impact is being kicked down the road, making the end game more dire for us all.

The budget deficit is being turned into yet another canard to throw out in the public square whenever convenient to muddy the waters, but meanwhile, the tax policies that have led to this situation are allowed to persist.

And worst of all, despite assurances and platitudes to the contrary in 2008, the United States of America is STILL a rogue nation running illegal prisons, carrying out illegal military actions and in general being the single greatest barrier to peace on this rotating rock.

We have been lied to and used (on BOTH sides) for decades and this fall election is only going to be the biggest of them all....several BILLION dollars in hard and soft money is going to be spent and the inconsequential nonsense will dominate the coverage for the entirety.

It is also sad but true that in a representative republic, we do NOT get the government that we want or that we need...we get the government that we deserve. Until more people start to recognize and reject the manipulations, we deserve to be exploited exactly as we are allowing today.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:12 AM

18. And not one soul in the mainstream media will call it what it is:

domestic terrorism

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:36 AM

22. Think Progress has a good brief paragraph with links to the onerous bills currently

being proposed there.


http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/04/02/456446/planned-parenthood-in-wisconsin-bombed/
PLANNED PARENTHOOD IN WISCONSIN BOMBED | Police are investigating after a homemade explosive device started a small fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin. A small device placed on a windowsill went off around 7:30 last night and started a fire. Firefighters responded, but the fire had burnt itself out when they arrived. The clinic was empty and no one was hurt. The state has been debating a number of bills that critics say amount to a “war against women,” including one limiting abortion coverage in private medical plans and another basically equating single motherhood with child abuse.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 12:02 PM

24. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 12:22 PM

27. BUT IT'S NOT RIGHT-WING TERRORISM!

Unless it was a radical Muslim anti-abortion group, of course.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 12:28 PM

28. The ignorant don't understand what freedom of choice is.

They use force to lash out. Ultimately the human race does evolve despite their wicked attempts to keep us in the darkness.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 01:33 PM

29. The person's responsible should be arrested for terrorism

But they never are......

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 01:54 PM

30. Who wants to bet that whoever is behind it also is a tea party follower? Anyone? Anyone at all?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 03:42 PM

31. This is what happens when the GOP and Faux Newz whip wingnuts up into a frenzy

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 04:01 PM

32. "These people aren't pro-life, they're killing doctors fot god's sake!"

"What kind of pro-life is that? What, they'll do anything they can to save a fetus but if it grows up to be a doctor they just might have to kill it?"

-George Carlin

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 06:14 PM

35. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 06:23 PM

36. if this isn't a terrorist act...

I don't know what is.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 06:43 PM

37. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:13 PM

38. Any Security Camera's In A Position To Capture The Incident?

Even on a neighboring building or traffic light?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:05 PM

39. Terrorism....and it is never labeled as such

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 07:02 PM

43. More right wing terrorism

This is terrorism. Plain and simple. I am not afraid to use the word terrorism because that is what it is. There are serious racial implications on the word "terrorist" and it is about time we start reclaiming this word and assigning it to the right people and not to the Muslim community as a whole. I expand on that idea a little more in my blog here: http://youngthespian42.blogspot.com/2012/04/laundry-day-expectations-of-movements.html?spref=tw

feel free to stop by and read and maybe share your thoughts on my statements!

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Response to youngthespian42 (Reply #43)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 08:05 PM

44. Hi youngthespian42 and welcome to DU

Feel free to post your thoughts here. Thats what a discussion board is all about, not about driving traffic elsewhere to continue the conversation.

You can also edit your profile and add your blog link to your signature for folks who are interested.

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