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    Death Threats Against Al Green

    This just came on Channel 13 in Houston. The FBI is now investigating death threats to Representative Al Green of Houston, who began getting them after he voted for the health care bill.

    Al Green happens to be my congressman. When he had his town hall meeting here in Houston, I had a chance to get up and speak. There were so many people there that everybody had to draw numbers. Lucky for me, my number was drawn. Anyways, I asked how this was going to be funded, and expressed my concern that this was going to run up massive deficits. His answer was to evade my point, and talk about how health care was the right of every American.

    OK, at least I tried to get an answer from Al Green, but make no mistake about it - I condemn anyone who would make threats. This is as unamerican as you can get. Those who think that making threats against an elected official ought to move to a nation more conducive to their philosophy - Like the Soviet Union.... Oops, thats, right, it doesn't exist any more. Well then, they can try Iran. I know, I know, Islamic and all that, but they are not so different from these Bozos are they? They only differences between those who are making the death threats and Islamic jihadists are:

    1) Different religions - Islamic vs. either Christian or Atheist, or whatever other religion or philosophy floats peoples' boats here in America.

    2) We have laws that keep people like this in check. Iran has laws that encourage violence and the murder of its citizens. Perhaps, if our Bozos merely converted to Islam, the Iranian government might be willing to put them to work doing what they only wish they could do here, but are too cowardly to do so. Then they would be perfectly happy.

    Sorry if this is a bit over the top, but I rank those who make death threats right up there with the rest of the terrorist scumbags. Again, the only things stopping them are good police enforcement, a decent system of government, the 99.9% of Americans who find their actions reprehensible, and the inherent cowardice of these Bozos. Want to derail health care? Do it legally.

    Thank God, there are only a few pathetic punks like these out there, but in our present political climate, those few cockroaches are now coming out of the woodwork. A can of Raid* right now would do nicely.

    * Serious prison time for those caught making death threats.

    I don't have a link yet, since this was just on the news, but I will supply one as soon as I can.
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    Re: Death Threats Against Al Green

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This just came on Channel 13 in Houston. The FBI is now investigating death threats to Representative Al Green of Houston, who began getting them after he voted for the health care bill.

    Al Green happens to be my congressman. When he had his town hall meeting here in Houston, I had a chance to get up and speak. There were so many people there that everybody had to draw numbers. Lucky for me, my number was drawn. Anyways, I asked how this was going to be funded, and expressed my concern that this was going to run up massive deficits. His answer was to evade my point, and talk about how health care was the right of every American.

    OK, at least I tried to get an answer from Al Green, but make no mistake about it - I condemn anyone who would make threats. This is as unamerican as you can get. Those who think that making threats against an elected official ought to move to a nation more conducive to their philosophy - Like the Soviet Union.... Oops, thats, right, it doesn't exist any more. Well then, they can try Iran. I know, I know, Islamic and all that, but they are not so different from these Bozos are they? They only differences between those who are making the death threats and Islamic jihadists are:

    1) Different religions - Islamic vs. either Christian or Atheist, or whatever other religion or philosophy floats peoples' boats here in America.

    2) We have laws that keep people like this in check. Iran has laws that encourage violence and the murder of its citizens. Perhaps, if our Bozos merely converted to Islam, the Iranian government might be willing to put them to work doing what they only wish they could do here, but are too cowardly to do so. Then they would be perfectly happy.

    Sorry if this is a bit over the top, but I rank those who make death threats right up there with the rest of the terrorist scumbags. Again, the only things stopping them are good police enforcement, a decent system of government, the 99.9% of Americans who find their actions reprehensible, and the inherent cowardice of these Bozos. Want to derail health care? Do it legally.

    Thank God, there are only a few pathetic punks like these out there, but in our present political climate, those few are now coming out of the woodwork. A can of Raid* right now would do nicely.

    * Serious prison time for those caught making death threats.

    I don't have a link yet, since this was just on the news, but I will supply one as soon as I can.
    Thank god! I thought it was the Reverend Al Green for a second, I just can't see him doing anything bad to anybody.

    Look D. I agree that things need to calm down and that the ballot box is the way to take out the trash, but to call it unamerican? C'mon now, this country was founded by people who tarred and feathered tax collectors, dumped tea into a harbor acting like natives, burned down entire areas of loyalists, shot each other over policy disagreements, and hung traitors. I'm not saying we should do this, but it isn't unamerican.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Thank god! I thought it was the Reverend Al Green for a second, I just can't see him doing anything bad to anybody.

    Look D. I agree that things need to calm down and that the ballot box is the way to take out the trash, but to call it unamerican? C'mon now, this country was founded by people who tarred and feathered tax collectors, dumped tea into a harbor acting like natives, burned down entire areas of loyalists, shot each other over policy disagreements, and hung traitors. I'm not saying we should do this, but it isn't unamerican.
    Death threats are clearly unamerican.
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    Re: Death Threats Against Al Green

    It's un-American.

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    Re: Death Threats Against Al Green

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Death threats are clearly unamerican.
    I'm not saying they are warranted, but American's have been threatening and killing our politicians since colonial times. I need your logic then behind it being unamerican, not trying to be a jerk about it, just curious.
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    Re: Death Threats Against Al Green

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    It's un-American.

    “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” — President John Adams¹
    Which has what to do with anything here?
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    Re: Death Threats Against Al Green

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    It's un-American.

    “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” — President John Adams¹

    That's hillarious, considering the tactics the Liberals have used for the past 30 odd years. Does anyone remember the Liberals telling us how dissent is the highest form of patriotism? How about civil disobedience? What about when Mary Landrieau wanted to assault Bush, because she was so mad?

    What's un-American, is two goons with axe handles intimidating voters at a voting house and the DoJ refusing to press charges. What's un-American, are union thugs assaulting people who disagree with the government. What's un-American is illegally doing a background search on a citizen who embarressed Obama on national TV. All that's un-American and not once have the Dems been outraged about that.

    Personally, I think this is very American. You ignore and ignore and ignore Americans long enough and they will figure out a way to get your attention. I wish the Dems would have listened to the voice of the people. things wouldn't have come to this, if they had.

    This is just a case of the Leftists getting a taste of their own medicine and they don't seem to think it tastes too good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I'm not saying they are warranted, but American's have been threatening and killing our politicians since colonial times. I need your logic then behind it being unamerican, not trying to be a jerk about it, just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Did you ever read Pistols and Politics?
    No, but I think I just found a new project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    No, but I think I just found a new project.
    Check it out. It's history of politics in SE Louisiana. Makes a few mean phone calls look tame by comparison.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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