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Bonescrat Donating Member (227 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:31 PM
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Randi Rhodes mugged!!
Just heard on John Elliot.

Apparently she lost a number of teeth. No other info available.

This happened to me twice at gun point. Shot both times and lost 3 teeth. Hope she's ok.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:33 PM
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1. Hmmm.
Suspicious as I am, was she mugged or was this something just made to look like a mugging.

We live in strange times, and she does piss off some of the frothers who call her.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:34 PM
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6. But you don't hear about Liberals openly attacking Limpballs,
O'leilly, Coulter or whats her face Malkin....

If this was a neocon.....they have just upped the anty....
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:46 PM
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20. Well, Coulter did get hit with a pie one time
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:48 PM
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22. Yea and she ran screaming into the night....
but no real beat down.....if this is true this is very bad, obviously for Randi but if she was not robbed.....I am telling you the neocons are getting desperate..
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:53 PM
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42. If it was "them" they'd rob her anyway to make it look like a mugging. nt
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:09 AM
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67. There was nothing to rob. She was walking her dog, and wearing a jogging suit.
All she had with her was her keys.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:45 PM
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39. I remember back then
in England, we used to throw rotten eggs at Politicians, I'm not sure if they still do that now though, with the New World order et al.
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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:57 PM
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46. Well... pies were thrown at her...
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 10:58 PM by Blue Belle
But she is very good at dodging calorie-filled pasteries.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:50 PM
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41. And you don't hear about Liberals bombing places either (like abortion clinics). nt
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bighart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:20 AM
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100. what about the eco groups
that vandalize homes and businesses, set fires and destroy private property?
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:53 PM
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131. Well that's an excellent point. It's just too easy to point the finger at at THEM
all the time and ignore similar outrageous behavior on our side. Thanks for being fair, and helping me to be fair, too. :headbang:
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 01:42 AM
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85. That's the first thing that came to my mind.
Edited on Tue Oct-16-07 01:50 AM by TheGoldenRule
:tinfoilhat: :scared:

Sending good healing vibes to Randi! :hug:
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:33 PM
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2. Mike Malloy was filling in for her today....perhaps that is why? eom
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:34 PM
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7. When i tuned her in this afternoon...it was Lionel fillling in...
Does she do two shows? afternoon at 3:00 and later?
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:37 PM
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13. My bad....You're right, it was Lionel. eom
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Stewie Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 10:31 AM
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109. Hmmmmm, Lionel had her mugged to take her slot?
Just sayin' :tinfoilhat:

Seriously, get better Randi!
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TheUniverse Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:33 PM
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3. Need a source.
Lets hope this is not true. Sorry about your teeth. But I guess its better that your teeth saved, but I cant even imagine the pain.
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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:37 PM
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12. Nothing written but this was announced on the John Eliot Show
He stated the announcement came from AAR management. Not a whole lot more. :(
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JSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:41 PM
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16. It was the first news out of Elliot's mouth
when he came on the air tonite. In fact, by the tone of his voice I thought it was something even worse. Scared the shit out of me. He said there was nothing in the media about it. Said Randi had "called in" and that she was OK, other than losing several teeth. It was obvious from his comments that he is suspicious.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:33 PM
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4. I know that idiot 'Lionel" was filling in for her...but didn't catch the intro...
where he might have explained why he was filling in. Thought it was odd that Randi wouldn't have found better that Lionel to fill in if it wasn't an emergency.

I hope this info isn't correct...that it's just a rumor. Keep us posted.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:34 PM
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5. Oh my God -- really??
That's terrible! I hope she's okay.

And I hope you're okay, too!
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:36 PM
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8. Well, I wonder if it was a random mugging.
Just wondering.

There sure are some nutbuckets in the world. She was just on TV last week.

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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:00 AM
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65. I hate living in a country were I have to suspect my government did this.
Random mugging? Maybe. But IMHO, the odds of her being the victim of a random assault are much, much smaller than the odds are of somebody from the BFEE busting her chops just because they hate what she says.
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Singular73 Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:17 AM
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70. Seek Help
Seriously. You are officially paranoid.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:53 AM
Response to Reply #65
79. I think it was the Brownshirts, not the Nazi Leadership
probably acting independantly, as Brownshirts often do. They don't need to be told who needs a beatin'.
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:08 PM
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122. I hate living in a country where
I hate living in a country where I feel forced to suspect her/my neighbors did this...

She's not a threat to BFEE in any way. She's not a threat to their income or their investments, therefore she is a non-entity to them, much as Cindy Sheehan was.

I'm going with the angle that she was a random target of some anti-authoritarian thugs who saw and took an opportunity...
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:36 PM
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9. You were shot and beaten?
Damn, man, I would seriously consider hanging out in a better environment.
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JSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:37 PM
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10. "assaulted"
is the word that Elliot used. It's not really a mugging, is it, if she had no wallet, no jewelry, no valuables; just her keys. She was walking her dog. Near Park Ave and 30-something.

I am simply stunned. Nauseated. Poor Randi. Elliot said she'll be out at least a week.

I don't believe for a second that this was a random thing.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:39 PM
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14. If she was not robbed...
Then the ante may well have been upped.
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liberal1973 Donating Member (964 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:37 PM
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11. Mike Malloy
was not filling in for her today.

The person or persons need to have their asses kicked.
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oregonjen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:44 PM
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19. Speaking of Malloy, why has he been out, last week and tonight?
Is this a planned vacation?
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:46 PM
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21. Mike's on a listener cruise. He's scheduled to be back tomorrow night.
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 09:47 PM by smokey nj
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:40 PM
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15. OMG that is terrible!!!..geezzzzzzzzz what has this nation become?
I pray that Randi is ok..gosh she just had all kinds of dental work..

OMg..this is just horrible!!

Randi if you read this ..i pray that you are Ok..and don't let this change your life.

It can be life altering to be attacked..but don't let it consume you ..it will at first..but don't let the bastards win!


i love you Randi..and respect you ...and i pray you heal quickly!!

fly
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:43 PM
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17. Oh man!! That sucks! No wonder she's been out.
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 09:43 PM by Breeze54
I wonder if Rush or his bullies were in town that day.... :grr:

I'm listening now to see if I hear anymore.

http://www.jonelliottshow.com/listen.html


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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:43 PM
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18. What! No.
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 09:45 PM by Gregorian
I hope this isn't true.

Edit- I read that as she was shot. You were shot twice? Damn.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:53 PM
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23. Holy crap!
That's awful! I would not be surprised she was deliberately targeted. She was going after the freepers last week.

Jeebus! Get better Randi.

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Spock_is_Skeptical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:56 PM
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24. just heard this on my way home tonight from John Elliot
I also had a feeling of dread hit me when he first broke the news, and am thankful that she apparently is 'going to be all right', except that she's missing 'several teeth.' I REALLY am glad to hear she's okay.

She wasn't robbed, apparently in her jogging suit, out to walk the dog when this happened.
Doesn't make sense for a mugging, but then again those who tend to mug people aren't the brightest of sorts.

It really wouldn't suprise me to find out that some nutjob took it upon himself to attack her. I guess we'll find out all the facts sooner or later.

WOW, this really pisses me off though. Either way, what a cowardly and detestable thing to do. I hope they catch the bastard.



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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:57 PM
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25. Jeepers, I hope she is ok.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 09:59 PM
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26. oh my god! i hope she's alright. how horrible! i hope simon is okay
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 10:30 PM by orleans
(i think that is her little dog's name)

jeez. i wonder if anyone saw this--did they catch the guy (assuming it was a guy).

poor randi. and flyarm is right, she just had dental work/whitening done.

oh randi...i'm so sorry.

sending you love and speedy recovery wishes :hug: :hug: :hug:

orleans

on edit: getting simon's name right
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:06 PM
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31. I think her dogs name is Simon
I sure hope she is ok.
Any more information? I just went over to her website but nothing's up there yet.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:31 PM
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37. yes, you're right. (i corrected my post--thanks)
i'm over at her website now too. can't find anything new
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rwheeler31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:01 PM
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27. We need information, any contacts with NYPD?
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:04 PM
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28. Rush Limpballs is probably jumping for joy.
I hope Randi is OK. She is very brave. :dem:
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GrpCaptMandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:05 PM
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29. Checking the archive now.
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 10:13 PM by GrpCaptMandrake
I'll let you know what Lionel said.

On Edit: No indication at the front end of Lionel's fill-in.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:06 PM
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30. What say we send her get well cards?
rhat explains Lionel
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ldf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:17 PM
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32. wow. my biggest fear
and i have stated several times in posts, that at some point, SOMEONE is going to snap.

it may be someone on the left, or it may be someone on the right. it now appears that it may be from the right. i am too cynical to believe that randi was a random mugging. she is too well known, especially for her outspokenness.

but once it starts, it will be extremely difficult to stop.

it could, literally, end in an ideology war between conservatives and liberals, that will rip this country apart.

a war that will be bloody, and claim lives. and once it starts, all grievances will be addressed. we won't be able to hide from the freepers, the freepers won't be able to hide from us, the politicians will not be protected by their gated communities... the shit will, literally, hit the fan.

too bad americans don't care enough to deal with the situation, but would rather ignore, whistling past the graveyard, until it is too late.

hell, maybe this is what has to happen before we can start to take our country back. i hope not.

randi, please heal as fast as you can, we need you.

:grouphug:

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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:17 PM
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33. Can someone keep us posted on this?
Thanks.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:18 PM
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34. If she was targeted and my spidey sense is also tingling
it is a phase in the process to an authoritarian society...

Target key individuals
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:54 PM
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44. Yep, and those "key individuals"...
....who are hurt are supposed to serve as examples to the rest of us...to STFU, or else.

No one should allow these cowardly thugs to affect anyone
or anything. They can suck it, as far as I'm concerned.

It's too bad that the Scott Farkases of the world grew up
and allowed themselves to be hired-hand violence prostitutes for
ingrates who are just as cowardly and worthless as they are.



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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:03 PM
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48. Interesting they went for her mouth and teeth, isn't it?
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:05 PM
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49. Yep
I intend to go get her a get well card

It may have been completely random... and for all our collective sakes, I hope it was completely random
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:04 PM
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121. Random muggers dont attack people who have dogs with them. nt
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:31 AM
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103. why does that seem strange? where do you think they would've hit her?
My wife was mugged. Even though she willingly gave up her bag, her assailants slammed her across the face with the butt end of a handgun. It smashed her glasses, causing a significant laceration above her eye. Were they trying to blind her? Maybe. Or maybe they just wanted to hit her in the face and weren't aiming for any particular spot.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:52 PM
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60. Yep. And when the perps, like the Anthrax Assassin and so many others,
Edited on Tue Oct-16-07 12:00 AM by tom_paine
walk free free FREE, the message which is already quite strong, that it's open season on Enemies of the BushPutinist State, will continue to swell to it's inevitable conclusion.

Yes indeed, target key, prominent individuals.

She wasn't robbed and they literally smashed her teeth in.

Kristallnacht must have been comprised of thousands of singular episdoes like this one...
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 01:53 AM
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87. I think that ship sailed when freepers beat a Gold Star Father at a peaceful protest
proud2Blib (1000+ posts) Mon Sep-17-07 03:01 PM
Original message
Gold Star Father Kicked Defending Dead Son's Memorial (!!!!!) Damn freepers!!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Gilligan (1000+ posts) Wed Sep-19-07 08:52 AM
Original message
Pictures of the assault on Gold Star Father Carlos Arredondo
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:23 PM
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35. Crime is getting worse in the Bush years...
God, I hope she's okay. It sounds like her attackers got pretty violent. Poor Randi!

My daughter was mugged last month at gunpoint in San Francisco. She thought the guys were kidding (???) and they ended up grabbing her purse. She originally followed them so she could get a license number, but she got angry and her adrenaline kicked in and she ended up chasing them in her dress and heels. They were trying to mug a guy before they saw her and ran. They jumped into a car with two other guys and she grabbed her purse through the window and they started hitting her. They drove off and she was dragged a couple of blocks until they finally let go of her purse after she yelled that it wouldn't be cool for people to see them dragging a girl around the neighborhood. She could've been killed and didn't tell me about the guns until she accidentally let that part slip in a later conversation. She lost some skin on her feet and back, but she's all healed now. This type of crime is becoming alarmingly more common these days. I'm not surprised. Crime goes up every damn time a Republicans get into office and start slopping up the middle-class-funded public treasury like pigs at the trough, and cutting social programs that would benefit the same kids who end up mugging people on the streets.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:54 PM
Response to Reply #35
63. I remember reading your post on this....
Mighty close to home for me... Los Altos - not far.


Your daughter is a strong and together woman - you should be proud.
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:07 AM
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66. you have a remarkable daughter
a lot of courage, but I hope she realizes how lucky she is ... it could have taken a deadly turn.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:23 AM
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92. everything seems to be getting worse in the bush years.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:29 AM
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102. actually, for the most part, the crime rate has continued to decline in recent years
The decline in the crime rate started during the Clinton years and has generally continued through the chimpy years. It has picked up somewhat in certain categories (violent crime, murder) in the last few years, but is still below what it was at any time prior to 2000 in those categories. Other types of crime, such as aggravated assault, robbery, still appears to be declining.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:28 PM
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36. Any new news on this?
I'm not seeing a heck of a lot of details on this. I hope she wasn't targeted by a freeper - that would definitely turn up the authoritarianism knob a notch - "Target key individuals" indeed...

I'm praying it's a false alarm.
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Christian30 Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:39 PM
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38. I didn't hear anything
on Stephanie Miller today. Maybe the news hadn't reached her yet. Fingers crossed the Randi is okay.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:50 PM
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40. And you have to deal with the police, if they find out they act like you were required to tell them
about a shooting.

The house I rented in college got shot one night and a few weeks later two cops showed up asking me about it and just going nuts screaming that I was supposed to have called and told them about it.
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:53 PM
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43. Oh My
Prayers to Randi... :hug:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 10:55 PM
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45. Damn. I hope she's okay.
:(

I'll definitely be checking in to see if anyone's heard anything more.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:00 PM
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47. Saw nothing on her message board.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:22 PM
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50. I can't find anything on the message board
What a confusing mess. WAY too many forums and sub-forums.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:24 PM
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52. Go to the Heard on the Show forum.
Starting about page 4 or 5 they start talking about it.

Not Randi, but the listeners.

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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 10:32 AM
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110. I guess if I was a memeber and had practice, naw, I'll stay here.
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rwheeler31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:22 PM
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51. What station is John on?
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:24 PM
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54. Air America Radio.
You can stream it online. However, I believe it's over now.

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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:29 AM
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76. It repeats on NovaM Radio @ 2 or 3 AM.
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:24 PM
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53. Randi - wikipedia
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:09 AM
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68. this is absolutely horrible
if anyone gets an update, please let us know.

My thoughts are with Randi and her family. I cannot imagine how she's feeling right now.

:grouphug:
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:28 PM
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55. Randi get better
this is terrible
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tandem5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:31 PM
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56. this doesn't pass the sniff test nt
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:23 AM
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72. Randi's website only says "Randi's not feeling up to par today."
Edited on Tue Oct-16-07 12:23 AM by file83
So I think you are right. Someone must have lied to that radio show. Sounds like she's only sick. Thank God.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 01:50 AM
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86. or not. didn't someone say that jon elliott say this announcement came
from aar management or something

besides, if you just got assaulted & had "several" teeth knocked out, would you be feeling up to par? or would you be traumatized?
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rwheeler31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:35 PM
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57. This does not make sense? Can you check your sources?
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:43 PM
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58. What 'sources'? It was announced on the radio! The show repeats again at 2 AM
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 11:46 PM by Breeze54
You can listen to the show here for the repeat!

http://www.novamradio.com/index.php?pid=30

But Jon Elliot just got a call from someone and he told her
to go post get well wishes at Air America Radio website.
http://www.airamerica.com/listen /

Jon Elliot just said that she's in a LOT of pain. Understandably!

He's going to be giving out AAR Corporate HQ's address so

people can send get well cards or flowers.
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rusty quoin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:47 PM
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59. Tuned into Jon Elliot. I hope this is overblown.
Edited on Mon Oct-15-07 11:51 PM by rusty quoin
I hope she is okay. She is like a sister to me.

Listening more. This is awful.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:53 PM
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61. Send Get Well Cards to THIS address-->

Ms. Randi Rhodes
C/O Air America Radio
641 6th Ave. NY, NY 10011

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chitty Donating Member (918 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:54 PM
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62. She's going to
be off at least a week.

I don't believe this happened.

Randi is a friend and we are sincerely concerned.

Eliot alluded to the fact that this doesn't look like a common robbery.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 11:57 PM
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64. But he also said they don't know for sure.
It is NYC, after all, so these things do happen there.

I hope it's just some thug kids and that she's wasn't targeted.

This is a horrible thing to happen to anyone. :(

I'll bet we will all know more in the morning.
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fedupfisherman Donating Member (318 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:10 AM
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69. Was she targeted?
Would not put it past Republicans to attack somebody like Randi
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 01:21 AM
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83. Unlikely we'll ever find out...
Seriously, do you know what percentage of muggings result in arrests and convictions? And how many of those are cases where the muggers were apprehended at the scene?

Generally, once someone has gotten away from the initial crime scene, the odds of tracking them down is pretty slim.

Of course, if this was a political attack, either by the government :tinfoilhat: or just some random wingnuts who think it is their duty to "cleanse" America from liberals, they would probably make it look like a mugging as well.


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Singular73 Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:18 AM
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71. OK - The Bush Administration did not mug Randi
Seriously people, with this amount of paranoia, you're pretty much useless.

Freeper coulda done it? More likely.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:25 AM
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73. Oh, the fact that the Brownshirts and not the Nazi Leadership did this makes me feel so much better
Edited on Tue Oct-16-07 12:30 AM by tom_paine
:puke:

You want to know what's useless? Watching the clouds grow darker on the horizon, watching the millions of individual events signalling the transition of America from what it was 1776-2000 and whatever it will eventually become, of which this incident (if further information corroborates this to not have been a robbery, and if the perps aren't caught, which they likely won't be because Randi is a New Jew and her attakers then would be New Nazis, as it were, then we will know as close as we can to certainty without ironclad proof what is going on) is juts another step and one which signals that we are getting well along now.

What's useless is watching all that and denying it because it's an Inconvenient Truth, perhaps the most inconvenient of the lost of them we have to deal with these days.

I, for one, am willing to wait to hear what Randi has to say and to see if the cops do an "Anthrax Investigation" and the persp walk scot-free (that's my bet) before making final judgement.

But this whole thing stinks to high heaven of the Middle Phase of the tRanisition of America.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:27 AM
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74. Damn this sucks
Edited on Tue Oct-16-07 12:29 AM by RamboLiberal
Hope Randi will be ok and not too traumatized though I don't know how she couldn't be, especially being hit hard enough to lose teeth. I had the feeling she was never real happy in NYC.

Hope her dog Simon is ok.

Get well Randi.

I know I'm among those who criticize her as a listener at times, but damn I'm worried about her tonight.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:29 AM
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75. Who are you, Fifty Cent?
Seriously: Your wallet is NOT worth getting shot over. Also, I'd suggest that you find a better neighborhood.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:36 AM
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77. How are some of you getting from rumors of a mugging to targeting "key individuals"??!?
That's quite a leap.
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:50 AM
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78. Randi was attacked violently enough to lose several teeth, and she didn't have
her purse or wallet with her. Sounds like assault for reasons other than money.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:56 AM
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80. Yes, several teeth, as in "Shut your fucking mouth you Liberal bitch!"
Edited on Tue Oct-16-07 12:56 AM by tom_paine
:grr: :grr: :mad:

The poster above is correct in that we do need to wait for more information (though I suspect that if this was done by Loyal Bushies or Brownshirts, they will NEVER be "found") before being certain, This stinks to high heaven, and is right on time for those of us who have been following the Rise of the New Totalitarinism for 7 years now.

But let's find out from Randi what happened, and see if the perps are caught.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:17 AM
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116. Yep. Nothing shocks me about the radical right in this country
And this ain't no tin-foil hat shit, either. I think this is a deliberate attack from some right-wing nut jobs.

We do have some wild conspiracy things that float around here on DU. I personally don't believe this is one of them. Randi has been on TV. She tells it like it is on her show, and believe me those fascists don't care about her one bit. This is one hit job, alright.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 01:02 AM
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82. People get mugged every day.
Sometimes when they don't have money the muggers get pissed. And women jogging or walking their dogs can be targets sometimes too.

I'm not saying it's impossible that some disgruntled 'freepers' didn't stalk her but it just seems that people are jumping to some big conclusions.

Sucks that happened to her though. Hope she gets well soon.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 01:54 AM
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88. Having teeth knocked out after publicized dental work is odd
And a little too ironic. However, we don't really know at this point exactly what happened.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 01:24 AM
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84. Or, it could be...
...a garden-variety mugger who got pissed when he found out she didn't have her money or credit cards with her, and took his anger out on her.

One thing I've always heard is that you should carry enough cash at all times so that, if you're mugged, the criminal will be satisfied with his or her take, and won't get mad and shoot you.

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Kingshakabobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:51 AM
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105. It's not unheard of, for a mugger to initiate the mugging with a punch in the face.
I've seen it happen.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 10:35 AM
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111. or to finish a mugging that way
My wife was robbed at gunpoint in front of her Capitol Hill apartment. She gave up her purse without resistance. But one of the two guys decided to slam her across the face with the butt end of his gun anyway.
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Stewie Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 10:37 AM
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112. Yes, because criminals are such rational people
Geez, like muggers have NEVER attacked joggers before, thinking they may be carrying cash somewhere on them. It's ALLLLLL a massive conspiracy :sarcasm:
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:54 AM
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107. Where have you been for the last 7 yrs?
Edited on Tue Oct-16-07 09:58 AM by Breeze54
Remember the 12 yr old boy last week? Anthrax attacks?

The Gold Star fathers attacked and beaten up in DC?

What? Are you kidding me?? Like RW morons wouldn't get violent?

The RW radio is attacking and making fun of her this morning

and Drudge bloggers are having a field day going after her!!!

Celebrities get stalked all the time!!! And threatened, especially outspoken ones!!

We invaded Iraq, for crying out loud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:wtf:
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:37 PM
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128. Yes RW morons can get violent, but we make ourselves look stupid
jumping to conclusions without the facts.

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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 02:13 PM
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134. There is a reason for the specualtions....
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Randi Rhodes is the Victim of a Violent Attack

Updated on October 16 at 8:50 AM PDT. Update set in bold face italics

http://talkingradio.blogspot.com/2007/10/randi-rhodes-i...

snip--->

Attacks on liberal talk radio stations and their hosts are not a new thing. About a month ago a gunman fired a shot through a window at the studios of KPFT, Houstons, Pacifica station narrowly missing a DJ who was hosting music show at the time. There is currently a $10,000 reward offered to anyone who identifies the shooter.

This is not the first politically motivated attack on KPFT. More than 35 years ago, the Ku Klux Klan blew up the station's transmitters twice within the Houston station's first year on the air.

Also, shortly after AAR morning talk show host Thom Hartmann, started doing talk radio (about four years ago), he was told by auto mechanic that there were several bullet holes in his car.

"To this day I don't know if somebody shot out my car as kids joyriding with a pistol or rifle... or was a warning or statement of displeasure about my radio show," Hartmann told TR. "I've gotten a lot of death threats and hate mail over the years - hate mail is pretty much a norm in this business - but nobody has taken a shot at me or my car since 2003."

Talk show host, Tom Leykis, who known to express liberal views on his daily "hot talk show" was assaulted outside a Seattle bar three years ago by agitated radio listeners.

According to the Seattle Times, a witness reported two men were involved in the incident:
"One of the men said to Leykis, "I called your show once and you called me" a name. "You had no right to do that." Then a man standing to Leykis left kicked him in the face. The blow knocked him to his knees, leaving his right knee scraped and bruised."

Last year Stephanie Miller received a death threat from a nut case in Ohio named "Sock" Sokolowski. Here's what the letter said in part.

"As with Cindy Sheehan the best thing that could happen to you would be seeing some WONDERFUL activist sticking an AK-47 up your Glory Holes and sending you into eternity" ---
Miller called Socko during her show (yes, he actually included his phone number in the letter) and Socko claimed several times during the phone call that he didn't threaten Miller in the letter.

(Socko is not to be confused with Spocko, who is a liberal blogger who was threatened by ABC Radio's lawyers after he posted a list of advertisers to Lee Rodgers and Melanie Morgan's conservative talk show on KSFO-AM in San Francisco.)

Apparently, some right-wing critics of lib talk arent happy that conservative talk only accounts for 90% of the programming on talk radio. These whack jobs appear determined to whatever it takes to silence the opposing point of view.

Not surprisingly, the only talk radio host killed for his political views was a liberal. In 1984, two right wing extremists gunned down Denver talk show host Alan Berg. Bergs tragic murder was memorialized in a chilling movie Talk Radio
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 05:07 PM
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140. ahem
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 05:27 PM
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141. Ahem.... that wasn't posted until 4:54 PM TODAY and thats the NYP!
LOL! A RW rag.

There have been death threats before against AAR hosts and so it is understandable
that last night people were speculating about what happened. They had good reason!

Note the date and time--> Updated on October 16 at 8:50 AM
http://talkingradio.blogspot.com/2007/10/randi-rhodes-i...

snip-->

Attacks on liberal talk radio stations and their hosts are not a new thing. About a month ago a gunman fired a shot through a window at the studios of KPFT, Houstons, Pacifica station narrowly missing a DJ who was hosting music show at the time. There is currently a $10,000 reward offered to anyone who identifies the shooter.

Talk show host, Tom Leykis, who known to express liberal views on his daily "hot talk show" was assaulted outside a Seattle bar three years ago by agitated radio listeners.


Also, shortly after AAR morning talk show host Thom Hartmann, started doing talk radio (about four years ago), he was told by auto mechanic that there were several bullet holes in his car.

Last year Stephanie Miller received a death threat from a nut case in Ohio named "Sock" Sokolowski. Here's what the letter said in part.

"As with Cindy Sheehan the best thing that could happen to you would be seeing some WONDERFUL activist sticking an AK-47 up your Glory Holes and sending you into eternity"

Not surprisingly, the only talk radio host killed for his political views was a liberal. In 1984, two right wing extremists gunned down Denver talk show host Alan Berg. Bergs tragic murder was memorialized in a chilling movie Talk Radio


I thought I had already sent you the link to this. Sorry if you missed it.

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AZgirl7 Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 01:00 AM
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81. And Thom Hartmann
He reported on his Fri. show that his auto repairman, after replacing his windshield, pointed out to him that he had 3 bullet holes in his car. This is really unbelievable. Never thought I'd see so much hate unleashed by a bunch of people who would rather break the law than admit they are/were wrong. I just don't GET what they are defending! Killing? War? Tax cuts? WHAT?????????????? Whatever it is, they are damn determined to silence us, no matter what they have to do. I hate the people who must have hated what America WAS.

GET WELL SOON RANDI!
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 01:55 AM
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89. Randi needs the addition of an attack dog, and name him Killer....
then the next time something like this happens at least the attack dog will have done her a service of biting someone's nads off. That would send these Assholes a message "Don't fook with me, or suffer at the mouth of my new baby, Killer." "Get em Killer!" "Go for the nads first, then whatever else you're up for, Get em Killer!"

Has anyone gone over to the Freep show to see if there is any bragging going on???

Remember the Freeps got to have a breakfast on the White House lawn just a month ago.

Do you think casual/idle conversations took place about people who they would love to see silenced???


Randi here's hoping for a speedy recovery.....

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virginia mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:58 AM
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96. NO dogs, she needs a pistol instead...
Like my wife and her .45 Automatic, but good luck on that in NYC.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:44 AM
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95. well one thing we know about these people that they are in denial
and full of hate. Looking for scapegoats, and targetting people who speak the truth.
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Christian30 Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:15 AM
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90. Stephanie Miller
Just said that she's been inundated by emails asking about Randi but she hasn't heard anything. She said she's going to reach our to Randi and let us know when she hears.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:18 AM
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91. terrible news
this thread was started earlier

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


Randi get well, and this will not keep her quiet, not by a long shot.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:25 AM
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93. Stephanie Miller just mentioned Randi, caught the last few words
she will keep us updated.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:26 AM
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94. Another case of terrible bullshit this week.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:05 AM
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97. Poor Randi!
Get well, sweetie. :hug:
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:06 AM
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98. This attack from the right will not stand.
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John Kerry VonErich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:18 AM
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99. It's very dangerous to get into conspiracy theories at this point in time.
Edited on Tue Oct-16-07 09:20 AM by John Kerry VonErich
As I said in another thread of the same topic, we don't know what really happened. I think it's dangerous for even us to point fingers at this time because this might result in retaliation, and yes I know some of you are saying "oh please... That's so stupid for saying this". But out of 100,000 on here and many more the DU, you never know. Let the police do their job in hunting the perpetrator down and figure out if it really was a mugging or not.
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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:22 AM
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101. Then you'd better talk to Jon Elliot who said the following last night on his show:
""Is this an attempt by the right wing hate machine to silence one of our own," he asked. "Are we threatening them. Are they afraid that we're winning. Are they trying to silence intimidate us." Some of blog posters also expressed concerns that the attack on Rhodes was hate crime. Other posters warned that we need more facts before any judgements are made."
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John Kerry VonErich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:51 AM
Response to Reply #101
106. How does Joe know, except that she is ok and not hospitalized?
But the very last line is the most sensible. We don't know how it happened, who done it, et al. As I said, let the police do their job, then we get the facts.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:46 AM
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104. At least you're
alive to tell the tale right!!

She'll survive too!


:evilgrin:
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Froward69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:55 AM
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108. arrogant Thugs
Good god damn allong with hoping for a speedy recovery for Randi Rohdes, I feel anger and hate for the gistappo neocon right. I will calm down sometime today. if i hear just one repuke say anything I will most likely knock their teeth out! :evilfrown: :mad: :spank: :grr: :nuke: :rant:
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:00 AM
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113. . n/t
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vincent_vega_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:04 AM
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114. While it may be plausable that
this assault was politicaly motivated, I think a simple violent mugging is far more likley until the facts are in.

Those that assume otherwise are using questionable reasoning.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:10 AM
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115. BS! It is well within reason to speculate that this was politically motivated.
The Crazy RW has no problem attacking a 12 yr. old, Gold Star fathers, etc.

Remember the anthrax attacks? They're attacking her today on RW radio and

at the Drudge Blogs and I'm sure somewhere on FR! Celebrities get stalked.

That's a fact of their lives and many unknown Americans as well.

Not being able to understand that is questionable reasoning.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:19 AM
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117. ed schultz (to his credit) just did the opening of his show about randi
and wondering if it was politically motivated, stalkers, etc, and wished her the best from him and his wife wendy--it was very nice what he said.
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John Kerry VonErich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:25 AM
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119. Where is your hard evidence to back up the mugging?
You're giving speculation. Please, lets leave it to the police to get the facts.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:13 PM
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124. Uh, did you read the title to my post? I used the word 'speculate'.
I'll speculate about who did this if I want to!

Who the hell are you to tell me what I can or can't do?

It isn't disputed that she was attacked and lost teeth.

The police said they haven't received any reports but

that doesn't mean it didn't happen.
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John Kerry VonErich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 01:51 PM
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133. I used the wrong word, sorry
We now know it was possibly an accident and she didn't report it to the police. I think she's intellegent enough that if she was attacked she would've contacted them. All I asked was where is the hard evidence to back up that it was a right winger who attacked her. Now lets be mature about this and be mindful about it.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 02:22 PM
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John Kerry VonErich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 02:29 PM
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137. I appoligized.
Edited on Tue Oct-16-07 02:33 PM by John Kerry VonErich
And name calling is against the rules. :)
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 05:30 PM
Response to Reply #137
142. Give me a huge break.
:eyes:
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 02:28 PM
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136. AAR Hosts have had death threats, a fact, I'm sure that has escaped you.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Randi Rhodes is the Victim of a Violent Attack

Updated on October 16 at 8:50 AM PDT.

http://talkingradio.blogspot.com/2007/10/randi-rhodes-i...

SNIP-->

Attacks on liberal talk radio stations and their hosts are not a new thing. About a month ago a gunman fired a shot through a window at the studios of KPFT, Houstons, Pacifica station narrowly missing a DJ who was hosting music show at the time. There is currently a $10,000 reward offered to anyone who identifies the shooter.

This is not the first politically motivated attack on KPFT. More than 35 years ago, the Ku Klux Klan blew up the station's transmitters twice within the Houston station's first year on the air.

Also, shortly after AAR morning talk show host Thom Hartmann, started doing talk radio (about four years ago), he was told by auto mechanic that there were several bullet holes in his car.

"To this day I don't know if somebody shot out my car as kids joyriding with a pistol or rifle... or was a warning or statement of displeasure about my radio show," Hartmann told TR. "I've gotten a lot of death threats and hate mail over the years - hate mail is pretty much a norm in this business - but nobody has taken a shot at me or my car since 2003."

Talk show host, Tom Leykis, who known to express liberal views on his daily "hot talk show" was assaulted outside a Seattle bar three years ago by agitated radio listeners.

According to the Seattle Times, a witness reported two men were involved in the incident:
"One of the men said to Leykis, "I called your show once and you called me" a name. "You had no right to do that." Then a man standing to Leykis left kicked him in the face. The blow knocked him to his knees, leaving his right knee scraped and bruised."

Last year Stephanie Miller received a death threat from a nut case in Ohio named "Sock" Sokolowski. Here's what the letter said in part.

"As with Cindy Sheehan the best thing that could happen to you would be seeing some WONDERFUL activist sticking an AK-47 up your Glory Holes and sending you into eternity" ---
Miller called Socko during her show (yes, he actually included his phone number in the letter) and Socko claimed several times during the phone call that he didn't threaten Miller in the letter.

(Socko is not to be confused with Spocko, who is a liberal blogger who was threatened by ABC Radio's lawyers after he posted a list of advertisers to Lee Rodgers and Melanie Morgan's conservative talk show on KSFO-AM in San Francisco.)

Apparently, some right-wing critics of lib talk arent happy that conservative talk only accounts for 90% of the programming on talk radio. These whack jobs appear determined to whatever it takes to silence the opposing point of view.

Not surprisingly, the only talk radio host killed for his political views was a liberal. In 1984, two right wing extremists gunned down Denver talk show host Alan Berg. Bergs tragic murder was memorialized in a chilling movie Talk Radio


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John Kerry VonErich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 02:34 PM
Response to Reply #136
138. Read that frontwards and backwards since it came out, thank you very much.
Edited on Tue Oct-16-07 02:35 PM by John Kerry VonErich
I wanna know who Elliot's source was in this.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:17 PM
Response to Reply #115
127. Usually celebrities are stalked by obsessive
and deranged people.

Frankly, I see no reason as of now, to speculate that this was politically motivated. AAR is reporting that it wan NOT. And The Daily News is reporting that she wasn't mugged at all, but tripped while walking her dog.

We'll see.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 01:32 PM
Response to Reply #127
132. So, does that mean Randi might not have been stalked by an obsessed person?
Edited on Tue Oct-16-07 01:35 PM by Breeze54
ALL stalkers are obsessive and deranged people!!

I was stalked and the guy was a complete case!! Luckily he was caught!

I haven't seen any statement about this rumor on AAR, by AAR.

A blogger on AAR posted a message on AAR including the NYP article, not AAR.
http://www.airamerica.com/node/5528#comment

People LAST NIGHT were speculating based on what was reported by Jon Elliot.

Jon Elliot must have trusted HIS source, as I doubt he would risk his

credibility reporting a falsehood. I'll wait until tonight to see what he

has to say about it. I also think Randi should issue a statement asap.

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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:22 AM
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118. I am glad she will recover
Regardless of the motivation, the woman was attacked and the person or persons who did it need to be found and punished.

Get well, Ms. Rhodes. America needs you.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:35 AM
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120. I'm glad she's going to be alright physically.
Violence like that messes with your head. I wish her strength and love from her friends and family.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:10 PM
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123. I'm almost certain this was politically motivated.
Pretty damned sickening. The right-wing hate machine needs to take at least a little blame for this - they'll of course say they had nothing to do with it, but people like Ann Coulter gleefully encouraged it.

And so Amerika's Krystallnacht comes that much closer.

Don't think I won't defend myself on that day...
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:14 PM
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125. Why - what evidence is there?
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:39 PM
Response to Reply #123
129. are you still certain? see link
Edited on Tue Oct-16-07 12:42 PM by onenote
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 02:35 PM
Response to Reply #123
139. Except for one small problem
There was no attacker and no mugging.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 06:05 PM
Response to Reply #139
143. OK, I was wrong. Mmmm... crow...
/me takes a bite.

Meat's kind of gamey and chewy...
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:16 PM
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126. Randi w/Al Gore pic:
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NorthernSpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 12:39 PM
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130. apparently, there was no attack (new info)
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 06:17 PM
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144. most current update here:

Attorney for radio's Randi Rhodes disputes report of NYC mugging
1:49 PM EDT, October 16, 2007

NEW YORK - An attorney for Air America radio personality Randi Rhodes is disputing on on-air report by a colleague that the liberal talk show host was attacked on a Manhattan street.

~snip~

Elliott's account of the incident, however, was contested Tuesday by Rhodes attorney, Robert Gaulin.

Gaulin confirmed that Rhodes was injured after she was floored by someone _ or something _ as she strolled the streets of Manhattan's Murray Hill district around 8 p.m., but wasn't sure herself what sent her tumbling to the pavement.

"She hit her head on the street and was disoriented," Gaulin said. "She's not sure what happened. She didn't see anything." He added that she never reported the incident to police.

Air America released a statement saying that "the reports of a presumed hate crime are unfounded."

Air America's vice president of programming, David Bernstein, said Rhodes missed her shows on Monday and Tuesday, but hoped to be back soon.
more:
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny ...
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