Just another day in the news - Real threats against Democrats - and lies from Eric Cantor...

gun imagesWhen House Minority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced yesterday that his Richmond, VA office was shot at, becoming one of the first Republicans to say he was a victim of anti-politican populist rage, it appears that he was lying to the press and the American people. Richmond police say the bullet that hit a window of Republican Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor's office had been randomly fired skyward from some distance away, and by an odd coincidence fell to the ground - perhaps miles away - striking a window in the same office building where Cantor has an office.  The bullet penetrated a window, but was stopped by the windowshade, where it was found.  In somebody else's office, just in the same building.  Meanwhile, Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner's office received an envelope filled with white powder.  Real threats against Democrats, fueled by hate radio and hate TV, and lies from Eric Cantor.  Just another day in the news.

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Rick in Canadia (not verified) 10 years 15 weeks ago
#1

Breaking news;
The magic bullet took a sharp turn, to the left of course, and burned a backwards 'B' in Eric Cantor's forehead..
Cheers,
Rick

Linda in NC (not verified) 10 years 15 weeks ago
#2

If you think right-wing talk radio/tv is bad, you should tune in Christian talk radio sometime. I'm talking specifically AFR (American Family Radio) and www.AFR.net. There is a guy at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time who spews lies and incites anger worse than Rush. I want to call and confront his Christianity but he is so obnoxious I know my temper would rear its ugly self. Tom, I would love to hear you take him on while on the air one day (just make note in your newsletter so I can podcast it in case I miss it). I must say I am a Christian, but I am also an active Progressive with common sense. TGIF!

SF Jackson (not verified) 10 years 15 weeks ago
#3

My initial reaction to that breaking news was that Cantor had one of his aides do it to nullify the anger over the teabagger violence aimed at the Dems.

I am not at ALL surprised to hear the official police report was that the bullet was fired from miles away and "fell from the sky into the building"

HAHA what hypocricy....caught in an OUT RIGHT LIE...amazing

Thom, I'm grateful to listen to you on Sirius Sat Radio while I'm on the road

Ray Mathis (not verified) 10 years 14 weeks ago
#4

This is a two part story. First it’s about just how crazy some of the “righties” have been talking, and I believe promoting violence against Obama. Second, it’s about how effective it’s apparently been.

I was making a trip out West and coming into Denver late in the evening. I stopped my scan of the radio dial on 850 AM, and listened to a guy name “Gunny Bob” whose real name is Bob Newman. He was saying things like, “I don’t want to see anything happen, but if Obama keeps doing what he’s doing, I’m really worried someone’s going to take him out”. To me, that’s an underhanded way of promoting the assassination of the President. I believed he and his callers were cleverly talking in code about the assassination of the President, so I called the Secret Service in Denver and told them of my concerns and urged them to get transcripts of the show and decide for themselves.

KOA 850 AM Denver “is nicknamed "the Blowtorch of the West" for its 50,000 watt signal. At night the signal can be heard in over 30 states of the U.S. and over most of Canada and Mexico” (Wikipedia). Ironically, “Gunny” unexpectedly resigned sometime in the summer of 2009.

So has what they’ve been doing worked? My wife just recently went to visit her mother who lives with a Catholic priest in Mount Olive, IL. They watch Fox News exclusively, all day long. My wife bites her tongue as her mother and the priest rant about how terrible Obama and the Democrats are for the country. In the middle of one of these diatribes, the priest says, “Where are the assassins when you need them?” Makes me wonder what he says to his flock on Sundays.

David Noziglia (not verified) 10 years 14 weeks ago
#5

Here is a truly radical idea:

There should be a movement to revoke the tax exemption for the Catholic Church. I may be wrong, but a religion's tax exemption in part depends on it's staying out of political party promotion, and the Catholic church has been advocating Republican candidates for years.

In 2004, the priest at the church my wife attends (I am a practicing rationalist, and do not follow any religion) told his parishioners that if they voted for Kerry they would be excommunicated from the church. To me, that meant that they were no longer a church, but a political party organ, and should lose their tax exemption status.

That seems to be continuing, as the official policy of the Catholic church is that you shouldn't abort fetuses, as that will cut off the supply of children for its officials to rape. And that therefor voting for rational, progressive candidates is against Catholic doctrine.

It is no longer a church; it's just a pederast support group. In other words a branch of the Republican party.

Ha ha.

Ron Rutherford (not verified) 10 years 14 weeks ago
#6

Just another day in the news – Real threats against Democrats – and lies from Eric Cantor…

gun imagesWhen House Minority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced yesterday that his Richmond, VA office was shot at, becoming one of the first Republicans to say he was a victim of anti-politican populist rage, it appears that he was lying to the press and the American people. Richmond police say the bullet that hit a window of Republican Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor’s office had been randomly fired skyward from some distance away, and by an odd coincidence fell to the ground – perhaps miles away – striking a window in the same office building where Cantor has an office. The bullet penetrated a window, but was stopped by the windowshade, where it was found. In somebody else’s office, just in the same building. Meanwhile, Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner’s office received an envelope filled with white powder. Real threats against Democrats, fueled by hate radio and hate TV, and lies from Eric Cantor. Just another day in the news.
1. What a hypocrite, Thom?
I listened enough to see that you have just as much hate speech as the next wingnut on radio. If you dropped this “con” or that ” con” wants to steal your money and make your children like “The Jungle” then you might have a point. Otherwise you are just like the rest Thom.

Just wondering Thom. Where were you when all the protests in Seattle happened? How about the violence perpetrated on Marine recruiting offices in San Fransisco??? You surely have selective attention!!!

godknows
you

2. Real threats against Democrats, fueled by hate radio and hate TV, and lies from Eric Cantor. Just another day in the news.

Haha. “Real threats”, going for the NLP techniques again and providing a good example of a pleonasm. Thom it is either a threat or not and Cantor felt it was a threat. We really do not know who fired the bullet and why. So to call it a lie only makes you look like a liar. But do not let truth stop you from bashing…

godknows

3. Hey Thom…
Let me hear you condemn this bit of trash talking from another “right winger”…
Real Time With Bill Maher 2010.03.26 New rules: BI-FURIOUS
Oh that is right, I am wrong, but I am sure you will condemn this hate filled rhetoric also…

godknows

4. Man Arrested for Death Threats Against Eric Cantor - - CBS News
Thom, you going to continue to call Cantor a liar??? Anyway, was it real enough for a "real threat in your book Thom? I just imagine that this little bit of news will not hit your Faux news reviews...

godknows
you

Ron Rutherford (not verified) 10 years 14 weeks ago
#7

Sue???
What a hypocrite, Thom?
I listened enough to see that you have just as much hate speech as the next wingnut on radio. If you dropped this “con” or that ” con” wants to steal your money and make your children like “The Jungle” then you might have a point. Otherwise you are just like the rest Thom.

Just wondering Thom. Where were you when all the protests in Seattle happened? How about the violence perpetrated on Marine recruiting offices in San Fransisco??? You surely have selective attention!!!

godknows
you

Ron Rutherford (not verified) 10 years 14 weeks ago
#8

David Noziglia, hahaha.
You ever attend a predominantly black attended church. I would assume not since you are a “practicing rationalist”. They stopped being churches long ago according to your definitions.

Here is an idea, why not convince your wife to attend another church??? One that makes her feel better. Where killing unborn babies are not frowned upon…

godknows
wants to know why you deleted this one also...

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