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Secret Service investigating threat at yet another Palin rally

Dari

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Palin really knows how to get them excited.

http://www.scrantontimes.com/a...128d24004210022010.txt

Breaking news: Secret Service investigating threat from Scranton Palin rally

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a threatening remark directed at Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama during a political event in Scranton.

The agency followed up on a report in The Times-Tribune that a member of the crowd shouted, "Kill him!" after one mention of Mr. Obama's name during a rally Tuesday for Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

The remark came while congressional candidate Chris Hackett was addressing the crowd at the Riverfront Sports Complex. There is no indication Mr. Hackett or Mrs. Palin, who took the stage a half-hour later, heard the remark.

The remark was reported almost immediately on the newspaper's Web site and today in the print edition.

Times-Tribune employees who covered the rally were interviewed today by the Secret Service.

Spokesman Darrin Blackford said the agency takes the threat seriously and will make an arrest if it can determine who shouted the remark.
 

Zedtom

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A person at a crowded public event with political candidates present who yells a death threat should be detained. This is to send a message that such behavior is not to be dismissed like it would be at a sporting event where people yell at the refs, players and coaches.
 

Fern

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Gee, given that McCain and Palin are both party candidates with Secret Service protection etc, you'd think the SS there couldv'e handled it.

Since they didn't, I must assume this is mostly BS; that nothing will come of it.

Fern
 

HomerJS

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These continuous incidents preety much refute the accusation Dems are race baiting.
 

Dari

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Originally posted by: Fern
Gee, given that McCain and Palin are both party candidates with Secret Service protection etc, you'd think the SS there couldv'e handled it.

Since they didn't, I must assume this is mostly BS; that nothing will come of it.

Fern
The SS is there to protect their respective candidate. If a threat is uttered the logical thing to do would be to investigate not "handle it" on the spot.
 

Grunt03

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I am so very sure that McSame and Palin didn't have anything to do with it.
Perhaps Super McSame will come running to the rescue, work both sides of the street
to stomp out race issues once and for all.
 

Butterbean

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Bush has had death stuff for years. Libs write movies, books, plays about it. Why's BO so delicate all of a sudden? Its probably Marxist Dem agitprop people making the trouble in the first place - knowing how the shallow BO sheeples suck it up. "Ohhhhhhhh Baaaarrrry ..ooohhhh Bbaaaaarrrryyy...I hooope heee's saaaaaafe.baaaaaa baaaaaa...meeeean crackers...baaaa...baaaa.
 

seemingly random

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Originally posted by: Fern
Gee, given that McCain and Palin are both party candidates with Secret Service protection etc, you'd think the SS there couldv'e handled it.

Since they didn't, I must assume this is mostly BS; that nothing will come of it.

Fern
A protection detail won't abandon the protectee. Additional tasks will be handled by additional, specialized people.

Nice try, though.
 

dahunan

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Originally posted by: Butterbean
Bush has had death stuff for years. Libs write movies, books, plays about it. Why's BO so delicate all of a sudden? Its probably Marxist Dem agitprop people making the trouble in the first place - knowing how the shallow BO sheeples suck it up. "Ohhhhhhhh Baaaarrrry ..ooohhhh Bbaaaaarrrryyy...I hooope heee's saaaaaafe.baaaaaa baaaaaa...meeeean crackers...baaaa...baaaa.
HAHAHAHAH.. It was people identical to yourself who murdered MLK

 

alchemize

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Originally posted by: dahunan
Originally posted by: Butterbean
Bush has had death stuff for years. Libs write movies, books, plays about it. Why's BO so delicate all of a sudden? Its probably Marxist Dem agitprop people making the trouble in the first place - knowing how the shallow BO sheeples suck it up. "Ohhhhhhhh Baaaarrrry ..ooohhhh Bbaaaaarrrryyy...I hooope heee's saaaaaafe.baaaaaa baaaaaa...meeeean crackers...baaaa...baaaa.
HAHAHAHAH.. It was people identical to yourself who murdered MLK
If this forum is any measure, over the last 8 years I've seen a handful direct threats to Bush/Cheney, numerous "someone should kill/harm them", and endless "I wouldn't shed a tear if they died".

In the last year, I haven't seen a single comment even nearing anything like that with Obama.

Feel free to prove me wrong. Won't take me long to search for my evidence...

 

skyking

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Originally posted by: alchemize
Originally posted by: dahunan
Originally posted by: Butterbean
Bush has had death stuff for years. Libs write movies, books, plays about it. Why's BO so delicate all of a sudden? Its probably Marxist Dem agitprop people making the trouble in the first place - knowing how the shallow BO sheeples suck it up. "Ohhhhhhhh Baaaarrrry ..ooohhhh Bbaaaaarrrryyy...I hooope heee's saaaaaafe.baaaaaa baaaaaa...meeeean crackers...baaaa...baaaa.
HAHAHAHAH.. It was people identical to yourself who murdered MLK
If this forum is any measure, over the last 8 years I've seen a handful direct threats to Bush/Cheney, numerous "someone should kill/harm them", and endless "I wouldn't shed a tear if they died".

In the last year, I haven't seen a single comment even nearing anything like that with Obama.

Feel free to prove me wrong. Won't take me long to search for my evidence...
apples to oranges.
Bush/Cheney have been in office for 8 years doing a real bang-up job with things. Maybe, just maybe they have had a chance to be in the news and piss some people off, get some people killed with various mistakes.
Obama, not so much. Mccain, not so much.
The Mods do not take any threats lightly either.
 

alchemize

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Originally posted by: skyking
Originally posted by: alchemize
Originally posted by: dahunan
Originally posted by: Butterbean
Bush has had death stuff for years. Libs write movies, books, plays about it. Why's BO so delicate all of a sudden? Its probably Marxist Dem agitprop people making the trouble in the first place - knowing how the shallow BO sheeples suck it up. "Ohhhhhhhh Baaaarrrry ..ooohhhh Bbaaaaarrrryyy...I hooope heee's saaaaaafe.baaaaaa baaaaaa...meeeean crackers...baaaa...baaaa.
HAHAHAHAH.. It was people identical to yourself who murdered MLK
If this forum is any measure, over the last 8 years I've seen a handful direct threats to Bush/Cheney, numerous "someone should kill/harm them", and endless "I wouldn't shed a tear if they died".

In the last year, I haven't seen a single comment even nearing anything like that with Obama.

Feel free to prove me wrong. Won't take me long to search for my evidence...
apples to oranges.
Bush/Cheney have been in office for 8 years doing a real bang-up job with things. Maybe, just maybe they have had a chance to be in the news and piss some people off, get some people killed with various mistakes.
Obama, not so much. Mccain, not so much.
The Mods do not take any threats lightly either.
Well, I guess that makes it all OK then :roll:

Behold, the amazing power of being a leftie - with appropriate nuance, you can justify anything!
 

dahunan

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Originally posted by: alchemize
Originally posted by: skyking
Originally posted by: alchemize
Originally posted by: dahunan
Originally posted by: Butterbean
Bush has had death stuff for years. Libs write movies, books, plays about it. Why's BO so delicate all of a sudden? Its probably Marxist Dem agitprop people making the trouble in the first place - knowing how the shallow BO sheeples suck it up. "Ohhhhhhhh Baaaarrrry ..ooohhhh Bbaaaaarrrryyy...I hooope heee's saaaaaafe.baaaaaa baaaaaa...meeeean crackers...baaaa...baaaa.
HAHAHAHAH.. It was people identical to yourself who murdered MLK
If this forum is any measure, over the last 8 years I've seen a handful direct threats to Bush/Cheney, numerous "someone should kill/harm them", and endless "I wouldn't shed a tear if they died".

In the last year, I haven't seen a single comment even nearing anything like that with Obama.

Feel free to prove me wrong. Won't take me long to search for my evidence...
apples to oranges.
Bush/Cheney have been in office for 8 years doing a real bang-up job with things. Maybe, just maybe they have had a chance to be in the news and piss some people off, get some people killed with various mistakes.
Obama, not so much. Mccain, not so much.
The Mods do not take any threats lightly either.
Well, I guess that makes it all OK then :roll:

Behold, the amazing power of being a leftie - with appropriate nuance, you can justify anything!
so far Obama and his Neocon puppet handlers haven't killed 4000 troops and injured 10000+ others
Have a nice day


 

umbrella39

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Originally posted by: Butterbean
Bush has had death stuff for years. Libs write movies, books, plays about it. Why's BO so delicate all of a sudden? Its probably Marxist Dem agitprop people making the trouble in the first place - knowing how the shallow BO sheeples suck it up. "Ohhhhhhhh Baaaarrrry ..ooohhhh Bbaaaaarrrryyy...I hooope heee's saaaaaafe.baaaaaa baaaaaa...meeeean crackers...baaaa...baaaa.
Go away.
 

DrPizza

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Originally posted by: umbrella39
Originally posted by: Butterbean
Bush has had death stuff for years. Libs write movies, books, plays about it. Why's BO so delicate all of a sudden? Its probably Marxist Dem agitprop people making the trouble in the first place - knowing how the shallow BO sheeples suck it up. "Ohhhhhhhh Baaaarrrry ..ooohhhh Bbaaaaarrrryyy...I hooope heee's saaaaaafe.baaaaaa baaaaaa...meeeean crackers...baaaa...baaaa.
Go away.
No, don't go away. Go ahead... prove you point. Go on some blog somewhere and post a death threat. Let us know how it works out for you. (Providing they supply you with a laptop in prison & internet access.)
 

RightIsWrong

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Me thinks that the SS are going to be very, very busy over the next couple of years. The hatred coming from the GOP is reaching incredibly high levels.

Source

Violent anti-Barack Obama rhetoric - such as "Waterboard Barack Obama" - and images linking the Democratic presidential candidate to terrorist leader Osama bin Laden appeared this week on the official Web site of the Sacramento County Republican Party, the latest in a series of increasingly graphic attacks nationwide on the Illinois senator that seek to cast him as a terrorist sympathizer.

California Republican Party officials asked Sacramento party leaders to remove the offensive material, including an image of Obama in a turban next to bin Laden near the caption: "The difference between Osama and Obama is just a little B.S." The offensive material was removed from the site today.

Now the lead story on the site is headlined: "This Election is Really a Referendum on the Stupidity of the American Voters." The accompanying essay, largely an anti-mainstream media invective, wonders: "Imagine how much garbage there must be on the Marxist messiah, Barack Obama, that even his lovers, the mainstream press, cannot hide it all."

While that was going on, a 50-year-old, independent San Bernardino County Republican women's group, unaffiliated with the state party, published a racially insensitive image of Obama in its newsletter.

California Republican Party spokesman Hector Barajas, who asked the Sacramento County GOP chairman to remove the offensive material, said "We disavow these types of things. They have no place in a presidential campaign.

"I also noted to them that this is a complete distraction from what we're trying to do, and that's elect John McCain and Sarah Palin as the next president and vice president of the United States," Barajas said. "As a person of color, I don't see how this furthers the dialogue on how to get the nation out of the economic problems we're in. This is not what the Republican Party in California is about.

"What it tells me is that the Republicans are struggling," said California Democratic Party spokesman Roger Salazar. "They haven't been to connect with voters on the economy or other issues that matter, so they do stuff like this. It's desperation."

A spokesperson for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenenegger said the governor thinks the material is "totally inappropriate. It is something that the governor does not condone," said his spokeswoman, Julie Soderlund.

In a statement today, Sacramento County GOP Party chairman Craig MacGlashan, an attorney, said, "Let's face it, I screwed up.

"When asked about the site by a reporter, my first thought was not to beat up on this volunteer, when I should have thought first about doing the right thing - taking it down and condemning the material," said MacGlashan. "At first I did not realize how offensive the material was, and in the rush to move past it, I didn't take it seriously enough."

The controversy comes after several incidents involving anti-Obama rhetoric at GOP rallies by Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain or his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Many of the comments began after Palin said last week that Obama was "palling around" with Bill Ayers, a 1960s radical who is now a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Independent fact-checking organizations have found the connection between Obama and Ayers to be minimal. There have been allegations that people at GOP rallies have yelled "terrorist" or "kill him" in response to comments about Obama.

In San Bernardino County, a Republican women's organization sent a monthly newsletter to its members that carried a racially insensitive depiction of Obama. "Obama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills. If elected, what bill would he be on? Food Stamps, what else!" read the caption above an "Obama Bucks" bill cartoon image in the latest edition of the Chaffey Community Republican Women Federated newsletter. The independent community organization is not a part of the state Republican Party, and its newsletter is distributed to a few thousand members in the county.

Next to the senator's image was a bucket of fried chicken, a slab of ribs, a slice of watermelon and a pitcher of Kool-Aid. Diane Fedele, the organization's president, took responsibility for the image, and apologized "if it offended anyone." She meant it "to represent food, nothing else. I'm not a racist. I'm a German Jew whose (grandparents) had to leave Germany. Why would I be racist?" "But I was angry and upset about what (Obama) is going to do to this country," Fedele, said. "He's going to return it to the welfare state."

"And why aren't you asking me about the porno movie some people are making about Sarah Palin," Fedele said, referring to a pornographic film in production that allegedly includes doppelgangers for Palin. "That's offensive, too, just in a different light."
 

Rainsford

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Originally posted by: alchemize
Originally posted by: dahunan
Originally posted by: Butterbean
Bush has had death stuff for years. Libs write movies, books, plays about it. Why's BO so delicate all of a sudden? Its probably Marxist Dem agitprop people making the trouble in the first place - knowing how the shallow BO sheeples suck it up. "Ohhhhhhhh Baaaarrrry ..ooohhhh Bbaaaaarrrryyy...I hooope heee's saaaaaafe.baaaaaa baaaaaa...meeeean crackers...baaaa...baaaa.
HAHAHAHAH.. It was people identical to yourself who murdered MLK
If this forum is any measure, over the last 8 years I've seen a handful direct threats to Bush/Cheney, numerous "someone should kill/harm them", and endless "I wouldn't shed a tear if they died".

In the last year, I haven't seen a single comment even nearing anything like that with Obama.

Feel free to prove me wrong. Won't take me long to search for my evidence...
I'm not sure those two things are directly comparable...it would be better to compare Obama to McCain, and so far I've yet to see any of that sort of comment directed at McCain here either.

In any case, what's your point? Whether or not such stuff shows up HERE has nothing to do with what's going on in the country at large.

Edit: And if your point is that conservatives aren't alone in saying stupid, hateful stuff...you're probably right. On the other hand, do you really want to dig up all the inappropriately violent stuff conservatives here have directed at libs over the last 8 years?
 

seemingly random

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Originally posted by: RightIsWrong
Me thinks that the SS are going to be very, very busy over the next couple of years. The hatred coming from the GOP is reaching incredibly high levels.
...
On the contrary, bb cleverly came up with this idea:

Its probably Marxist Dem agitprop people making the trouble in the first place
The marxist dem's could encourage the gop neanderthals and accelerate their journey into the judicial system's waiting arms.
 

alchemize

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Mar 24, 2000
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Originally posted by: RightIsWrong
Me thinks that the SS are going to be very, very busy over the next couple of years. The hatred coming from the GOP is reaching incredibly high levels.

Source

Violent anti-Barack Obama rhetoric - such as "Waterboard Barack Obama" - and images linking the Democratic presidential candidate to terrorist leader Osama bin Laden appeared this week on the official Web site of the Sacramento County Republican Party, the latest in a series of increasingly graphic attacks nationwide on the Illinois senator that seek to cast him as a terrorist sympathizer.

California Republican Party officials asked Sacramento party leaders to remove the offensive material, including an image of Obama in a turban next to bin Laden near the caption: "The difference between Osama and Obama is just a little B.S." The offensive material was removed from the site today.

Now the lead story on the site is headlined: "This Election is Really a Referendum on the Stupidity of the American Voters." The accompanying essay, largely an anti-mainstream media invective, wonders: "Imagine how much garbage there must be on the Marxist messiah, Barack Obama, that even his lovers, the mainstream press, cannot hide it all."

While that was going on, a 50-year-old, independent San Bernardino County Republican women's group, unaffiliated with the state party, published a racially insensitive image of Obama in its newsletter.

California Republican Party spokesman Hector Barajas, who asked the Sacramento County GOP chairman to remove the offensive material, said "We disavow these types of things. They have no place in a presidential campaign.

"I also noted to them that this is a complete distraction from what we're trying to do, and that's elect John McCain and Sarah Palin as the next president and vice president of the United States," Barajas said. "As a person of color, I don't see how this furthers the dialogue on how to get the nation out of the economic problems we're in. This is not what the Republican Party in California is about.

"What it tells me is that the Republicans are struggling," said California Democratic Party spokesman Roger Salazar. "They haven't been to connect with voters on the economy or other issues that matter, so they do stuff like this. It's desperation."

A spokesperson for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenenegger said the governor thinks the material is "totally inappropriate. It is something that the governor does not condone," said his spokeswoman, Julie Soderlund.

In a statement today, Sacramento County GOP Party chairman Craig MacGlashan, an attorney, said, "Let's face it, I screwed up.

"When asked about the site by a reporter, my first thought was not to beat up on this volunteer, when I should have thought first about doing the right thing - taking it down and condemning the material," said MacGlashan. "At first I did not realize how offensive the material was, and in the rush to move past it, I didn't take it seriously enough."

The controversy comes after several incidents involving anti-Obama rhetoric at GOP rallies by Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain or his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Many of the comments began after Palin said last week that Obama was "palling around" with Bill Ayers, a 1960s radical who is now a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Independent fact-checking organizations have found the connection between Obama and Ayers to be minimal. There have been allegations that people at GOP rallies have yelled "terrorist" or "kill him" in response to comments about Obama.

In San Bernardino County, a Republican women's organization sent a monthly newsletter to its members that carried a racially insensitive depiction of Obama. "Obama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills. If elected, what bill would he be on? Food Stamps, what else!" read the caption above an "Obama Bucks" bill cartoon image in the latest edition of the Chaffey Community Republican Women Federated newsletter. The independent community organization is not a part of the state Republican Party, and its newsletter is distributed to a few thousand members in the county.

Next to the senator's image was a bucket of fried chicken, a slab of ribs, a slice of watermelon and a pitcher of Kool-Aid. Diane Fedele, the organization's president, took responsibility for the image, and apologized "if it offended anyone." She meant it "to represent food, nothing else. I'm not a racist. I'm a German Jew whose (grandparents) had to leave Germany. Why would I be racist?" "But I was angry and upset about what (Obama) is going to do to this country," Fedele, said. "He's going to return it to the welfare state."

"And why aren't you asking me about the porno movie some people are making about Sarah Palin," Fedele said, referring to a pornographic film in production that allegedly includes doppelgangers for Palin. "That's offensive, too, just in a different light."
Much as they have been very, very busy the past 8.

Oh that's right - everyone keeps telling me your shit don't stink. In fact, dems don't even poop!

 

alchemize

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Oh by the way, history proves that left wingers in America are much more intent (and successful) at killing presidents than any right winger.
 

skyking

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Originally posted by: alchemize
Originally posted by: skyking
Originally posted by: alchemize
Originally posted by: dahunan
Originally posted by: Butterbean
Bush has had death stuff for years. Libs write movies, books, plays about it. Why's BO so delicate all of a sudden? Its probably Marxist Dem agitprop people making the trouble in the first place - knowing how the shallow BO sheeples suck it up. "Ohhhhhhhh Baaaarrrry ..ooohhhh Bbaaaaarrrryyy...I hooope heee's saaaaaafe.baaaaaa baaaaaa...meeeean crackers...baaaa...baaaa.
HAHAHAHAH.. It was people identical to yourself who murdered MLK
If this forum is any measure, over the last 8 years I've seen a handful direct threats to Bush/Cheney, numerous "someone should kill/harm them", and endless "I wouldn't shed a tear if they died".

In the last year, I haven't seen a single comment even nearing anything like that with Obama.

Feel free to prove me wrong. Won't take me long to search for my evidence...
apples to oranges.
Bush/Cheney have been in office for 8 years doing a real bang-up job with things. Maybe, just maybe they have had a chance to be in the news and piss some people off, get some people killed with various mistakes.
Obama, not so much. Mccain, not so much.
The Mods do not take any threats lightly either.
Well, I guess that makes it all OK then :roll:

Behold, the amazing power of being a leftie - with appropriate nuance, you can justify anything!
Quite ironic that you mention the 8 years and the one year, those holding the highest office and those running for it. Do you doubt at all that if Obama wins and screws the pooch, he will be subject to the same kinds of comments?

 

dahunan

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Originally posted by: alchemize
Oh by the way, history proves that left wingers in America are much more intent (and successful) at killing presidents than any right winger.
should we just begin to ignore you.. you make no sense with this drivel
 

seemingly random

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Originally posted by: dahunan
Originally posted by: alchemize
Oh by the way, history proves that left wingers in America are much more intent (and successful) at killing presidents than any right winger.
should we just begin to ignore you.. you make no sense with this drivel
Could be drunk...
 

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