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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:15 PM
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Rep. Louise Slaughter's (D-NY) CHILDREN get death threat
It's starting. Both Reps. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and Louise Slaughter had their local district offices vandalized shortly after they voted yes on the health care bill. But WHAM reports a much more disturbing update.

Last Thursday she received a chilling recorded message at her campaign office. "Assassinate is the word they used... toward the children of lawmakers who voted yes."

Do you see how fucking sick these people are now? They are advocating violence towards the CHILDREN of Congressmen that voted for health care. Let that sink in. I fear all this is coming to a head, and that the epithets hurled at our Congressmen this weekend was only the beginning.

And yes, I squarely place the blame on Fox News and right-wing talk radio for fanning the flames of this violent mood in this country.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/3/23/849747/-Rep... -(D-NY)-CHILDREN-get-death-threat
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WeekendWarrior Donating Member (849 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:17 PM
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1. Jesus
As much as I hate this and as scary as it is, if this is reported on the media the Republican party had better go to GREAT lengths to condemn this kind of stuff or they are FINISHED.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:38 PM
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10. How naive. You and I both know they won't. Repukes NEVER apologize.
They may blab some word salad that to the unpracticed ear SOUNDS like an apology, but they never actually apologize or condemn any bad behavior by their followers.
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WeekendWarrior Donating Member (849 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:40 PM
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15. And, as a result, further condemn themselves to obscurity. nt
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 02:03 PM
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18. I don't want them to apologize I WANT THEM ARRESTED
Lets flood the Secret Service and Fox news with emails. And ask them are they afraid to protect Democrats the way they did the asinine republicans during bush' stolen reign. I AIN'T AFRAID OF THEM.
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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:17 PM
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2. So, the people who say they are against abortion
are for assassinating children?
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jemelanson Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:22 PM
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6. They only disapprove of abortion, that is before birth.
After they are born then they are cannon fodder like the rest of us.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:39 PM
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12. Yes. Because the breathing children of progressives are not "life".
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 09:54 PM
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23. The people against abortion...
...have been murdering people for years. When they do, it they are always treated as a "lone wolf", and these creeps are allowed to harass women seeking health care.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:18 PM
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3. So, what is the response to this?
Maybe we need to organize rapid response by district to just go to those offices and stand peacefully outside in support? What do you think?

I don't think the hate mongers will stop until there is violence.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:19 PM
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4. Pro lifers, hard at work no wait. (nt)
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galileoreloaded Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:21 PM
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5. Half the country have always been sick fucks. Now they just are using this as an excuse. n/t
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:23 PM
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7. Starting? Continuing is more like it
Im less worried about yahoos who make empty threats on answering machines or on the intertubes, because I think the folks who take action are most apparent in retrospect. But for every dimbulb who broadcasts his terrorist intent, theres probably at least one making more detailed plans and not telling anyone.

Will Fox denounce the terrorists? Will Republican officials condemn these cowards? Theyve been scrambling over the last couple of days first to marginalize the violent (theyre not representative of the entire crowd) and then to discount that anything untoward has happened at all (when people are frustrated and feel theyre not being listened to, its perfectly understandable that they will act out in ways that would embarrass a five-year-old).

The next step is pretty obvious, and the Republicans are probably already preparing their justifications, with Fox standing ready to parrot the most egregious, un-American crapola youre likely to hear since the launching of the Iraq invasion.
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hatesthegop Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:23 PM
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8. This a result of inbreeding
When the Birchers of other Birchers married eachother in the 50's and 60's it was like incest...all the bad traits get magnified.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:25 PM
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9. Good God, call them terrorists already!! nt
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Hansel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 09:46 PM
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21. No sh*t. This is the textbook definition of terrorism.
Edited on Tue Mar-23-10 09:50 PM by Hansel
Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano need to wake the hell up. These terrorists continue to be cheer led by extreme talk radio and Fox News, as well as unelected and ELECTED political "leaders". Sara Palin is encouraging people to "reload" and putting rifle sight cross-hairs on the states of targeted Senators. She is all but calling for the assassination of sitting Senators and the response from the FBI, Dept of Justice and Homeland Security is a collective ho hum.

It's also time for moderate Republicans to start taking a stronger stand against this and for everyone to quit pretending these are "isolated" incidences. The lack of response and urgency coupled with the cheer leading by right wing extremists with microphones just emboldens them.

As long as no leaders show unequivocal outrage, the people will believe that this is tolerable behavior. It continues to get worse and worse, and the worse it get, the more average Americans seem to tolerate it. Where in the hell is the public outrage?
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:39 PM
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11. Where are the GOP denunciations of this? Our dear friends across the aisle
spread lies about death panels and throw tantrums; next you know, their followers are yellin racial epithets and spittin and breakin windows and makin death threats. I wonder, where's the outrage?
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:39 PM
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13. More at Crooks and Liars
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booksenkatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:40 PM
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14. Cease Vanderboegh's fucking social security payments NOW.
Hypocritical piece of shit. My goodness, sitting there sucking on the gubmint teat while cheerleading his sick compatriots to violence over same, right? Can't have that!

He says he's responsible for the vandalism? Great, then send him the bill for the cleanup and for new windows and doors. If he doesn't pay up, then throw his sick hypocritical ass in Gitmo for leading the terrorism (by his own admission).
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:40 PM
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16. I hate these fuckers.
All I can say is I hope the FBI tracks down these maggots before anyone gets hurt.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 01:49 PM
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17. This fits the definition of terrorism
terrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist act (the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear)


or

Main Entry: terrorism
Pronunciation: \ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm\
Function: noun
Date: 1795
: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion
terrorist \-ər-ist\ adjective or noun
terroristic \ˌter-ər-ˈis-tik\ adjective



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Hansel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 09:49 PM
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22. Absolutely. Here's more from dictionary.com.
terrorism

noun
1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes.
2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
3. terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.

It needs to be addressed firmly and swiftly.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 10:16 PM
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24. The Secret Service and probably the FBI is looking into the threats.
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Heywood J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 09:18 PM
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19. I'm tempted to drive up and hang a sign over/near the 190 saying
"Fuck with Slaughter's kids and we'll fuck you up!" or something to that effect...
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 09:41 PM
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20. This is terrorism.
:grr:
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