Thursday, March 25, 2010


Racial epithets, homophobic slurs, threats, intimidation, vandalism, severed gas line, shots fired, and now white powder - what a world we are making for ourselves and our children.


Law enforcement officials say a package with white powder was sent to Congressman Weiner's Queens office today.

A preliminary review shows the letter in part complained about the historic health care legislation passed by Congress this week, according to the source.

Weiner's office is on the fifth floor of a building on Kew Gardens Road in Queens. Law enforcement officials said a doctor's office and a law office on the floor were among those evacuated as a precaution. Nine people were inside Weiner's office at the time.

In a statement, Weiner acknowledged that his office received a suspicious envelope and said his prime concern is the safety of his staff and others in the area.

"Earlier today an envelope containing white powder and a threatening letter was delivered to my community office in Kew Gardens. The NYPD was immediately alerted and have responded appropriately by sending a Haz-Mat team," the statement read. "Any questions related to their response should be directed to the NYPD. My first priority is the safety of my staff and neighbors, and the authorities are currently taking steps to investigate and resolve the situation."

The NYPD, the FBI and other emergency management officials are at the scene as a precaution, spokesmen for the agencies say. Weiner's Kew Gardens office will be closed pending the completion of the investigation. As is routine, preliminary field testing is underway to determine whether the substance is in any way hazardous. Then it will be sent to a lab for further detailed testing as a precaution. Officials say most often, these letters are hoaxes.

Check back here for frequent updates on this breaking story.

The package sent to Weiner's office may be the latest in a series of threats directed against Democratic Congress members who voted to overhaul the U.S. health care system.

At least four Democratic offices in New York, Arizona and Kansas were struck and at least 10 members of Congress have reported some sort of threats, including obscenity-laced phone messages, congressional leaders have said. No arrests have been reported.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday condemned vandalism and threats against members of Congress who voted to overhaul the U.S. health care system. Republicans joined in, telling people to calm down and saying they too were being targeted in an increasingly venomous political atmosphere.

"I don't want this to be a distraction" to the work of Congress, Pelosi said. But she also asserted that such violence and threats of reprisal have "no place in a civil debate in our country" and must be rejected.

Her sentiments were echoed minutes later by House Republican leader John Boehner, who said that while many are angry over the health care measure, "threats and violence should not be part of a political debate."

At least four Democratic offices in New York, Arizona and Kansas were struck and at least 10 members of Congress have reported some sort of threats, including obscenity-laced phone messages, congressional leaders have said. No arrests have been reported.

The House's No. 3 Republican, Eric Cantor of Virginia, said at a brief news conference Thursday that someone fired a bullet through a window of his campaign office in Richmond this week and he has received threatening e-mails.

Responding to Democrats who have accused Republicans of being too slow to condemn the attacks against lawmakers, he stressed that security threats are not a partisan issue. "To use such threats as political weapons is reprehensible," he said.

The shots were fired into the offices of two Republican political strategists who are longtime advisers to Cantor. The building in downtown Richmond has no markings that link it to Cantor or to political activity.

The actions against Democrats have included racial slurs thrown at black lawmakers, e-mail and phone death threats and bricks thrown through regional office windows.

Rep. Louise Slaughter, a New York Democrat and chairwoman of an influential House committee, said someone had left her a voice mail that used the word "snipers."

On the Republican side, the office of Rep. Jean Schmidt of Ohio released a tape of a profanity-laced phone message in which the caller said Republicans were racists and, referring to an accident two years ago when Schmidt was hit by a car while jogging, said, "you should have broke your back, b... ."

Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer told The Associated Press Thursday that there was "no evidence that annoying, harassing or threatening telephone calls or emails are coordinated. Regrettably though, bloggers and twitters seem to feed off each other, leaving little room for creativity."

At the news conference, Pelosi said it is "important for us to be able to express ourselves freely, not to diminish that in any way, but also to hit a standard that says some of the actions ... must be rejected."

But the California Democrat also said she did not "subscribe to the theory that these acts sprang from the comments of my colleagues."

The vandalism and threats surprised a researcher at a think tank that monitors extremist groups.

"I think it is astounding that we are seeing this wave of vigilantism," said Mark Potok of the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center.


  1. Did you hear Glenn Beck say these acts of violence after the Healthcare Bill was passed were done by democrats?
    He also went on to show video of the G8 summit and ELF bringing down the radio towers in Washington state.

    For the last few days he has been on this "When Liberals Attack!" gig.

  2. F*ck off Glenn Beck! Until liberals blow the face off a federal building then you may talk about "liberal violence!"

    The GOP may have just shot themselves in the foot with this Healthcare fiasco.

  3. Are you talking about liberals blowing up buildings and killing innocent people like Obama's buddy Bill Ayers?

    Or were you talking about "liberal violence" like the guy a few months ago that ran across the street and bit the finger off of an elderly gentleman protesting against Obamacare?

    Not sure which you are talking about or if it was another of the many incidents. Could you expand on that?

  4. Hey Hooch do you ever do anything but tell lies and half truths? The Elderly guy attack first. He walked into a crowd swinging. He got what was coming to him.

    Take your meds Von, you are too fucking stupid to understand current events.

  5. Bill Ayers never killed anyone.

  6. Whoops, my bad. Bill Ayres was a GOOD TERRORIST.

    7 October 1969 – Bombing of Haymarket Police Statue in Chicago, apparently as a “kickoff” for the “Days of Rage” riots in the city October 8–11, 1969. The Weathermen later claim credit for the bombing in their book, “Prairie Fire.”

    8 October-11, 1969 – The “Days of Rage” riots occur in Chicago in which 287 Weatherman members from throughout the country were arrested and a large amount of property damage was done.

    6 December 1969 – Bombing of several Chicago Police cars parked in a precinct parking lot at 3600 North Halsted Street, Chicago. The WUO stated in their book “Prairie Fire” that they had did the explosion.

    27 December-31, 1969 – Weathermen hold a “War Council” meeting in Flint, MI, where they finalize their plans to submerge into an underground status from which they plan to commit strategic acts of sabotage against the government. Thereafter they are called the “Weather Underground Organization” (WUO).

    13 February 1970 – Bombing of several police vehicles of the Berkeley, California, Police Department.

    16 February 1970 – Bombing of Golden Gate Park branch of the San Francisco Police Department, killing one officer and injuring a number of other policemen.

    6 March 1970 – Bombing in the 13th Police District of the Detroit, Michigan. 34 sticks of dynamite are discovered. During February and early March, 1970, members of the WUO, led by Bill Ayers, are reported to be in Detroit, during that period, for the purpose of bombing a police facility.

    6 March 1970 – “bomb factory” located in New York’s Greenwich Village accidentally explodes. WUO members Theodore die in t. The bomb was intended to be planted at a non-commissioned officer’s dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey. The bomb was packed with nails TO INFILICT MAXIMUM CASUALTIES UPON DETONATION.

    30 March 1970 – Chicago Police discover a WUO “bomb factory” on Chicago’s north side. A subsequent discovery of a WUO “weapons cache” in a south side Chicago apartment several days later ends WUO activity in the city.

    10 May 1970 – Bombing of The National Guard Association building in Washington, D.C..

    21 May 1970 – The WUO under Bernardine Dohrn’s name releases its “Declaration of a State of War” communique.

    6 June 1970 – The WUO sends a letter claiming credit for bombing of the San Francisco Hall of Justice; however, no explosion actually took place. Months later, workmen in this building located an unexploded device which had apparently been dormant for some time.

  7. 9 June 1970 – Bombing of The New York City Police Headquarters.

    27 July 1970 – Bombing of The Presidio army base in San Francisco. [NYT, 7/27/70]

    12 September 1970 – The WUO helps Dr. Timothy Leary, break out and escape from the California Men’s Colony prison.

    8 October 1970 – Bombing of Marin County courthouse. [NYT, 8/10/70]

    10 October 1970 – Bombing of Queens traffic-court building . [NYT, 10/10/70, p. 12]

    14 October 1970 – Bombing of The Harvard Center for International Affairs [NYT, 10/14/70, p. 30]

    1 March 1971 – Bombing of The United States Capitol. ” [NYT, 3/2/71]

    April, 1971 – abandoned WUO “bomb factory” discovered in San Francisco, California.

    29 August, 1971 – Bombing of the Office of California Prisons. [LAT, 8/29/71]

    17 September 1971 – Bombing of The New York Department of Corrections in Albany, NY [NYT, 9/18/71]

    15 October 1971 – Bombing of William Bundy’s office in the MIT research center. [NYT, 10/16/71]

    19 May 1972 – Bombing of The Pentagon . [NYT, 5/19/72]

    18 May 1973 – Bombing of the 103rd Police Precinct in New York

    28 September 1973 – Bombing of ITT headquarters in New York and Rome, Italy. [NYT, 9/28/73]

    6 March 1974 – Bombing of the Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare offices in San Francisco

    31 May 1974 – Bombing of The Office of the California Attorney General.

    17 June 1974 – Bombing of Gulf Oil’s Pittsburgh headquarters .

    11 September 1974 – Bombing of Anaconda Corporation (part of the Rockefeller Corporation).

    29 January 1975 – Bombing of the State Department in (AP. “State Department Rattled by Blast,” The Daily Times-News, January 29 1975, p.1)

    16 June 1975 – Bombing of Banco de Ponce (a Puerto Rican bank) in New York.

    September, 1975 – Bombing of the Kennecott Corporation.

    October 20, 1981 – Brinks robbery in which several members of the Weather Underground stole over $1 million from a Brinks armored car near Nyack, New York. The robbers murdered 2 police officers and 1 Brinks guard. Several others were wounded.

    1981 “Guilty as hel*. Free as a bird. America is a great country,” Ayers said when interviewed by David Horowitz.

    September 11, 2001 “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.” Ayers is quoted in NYT article

  8. Worship Satan and you can't go wrong. Everyone in the GOP does it. I say the Satanic prayer every night, so does Bernie.

  9. Hooch and you can thank the police for doing such a lousy job at gathering evidence to put his ass in prison for the rest of his life.

    287 Weatherman members/abt. 40 attacks = 7.175

    For every attack an est. of 7 people were involved.

    What are the chances that Bill Ayers was one of those 7 people each and every time?

    You all make the claim that your so "Law abiding" when in fact you are not. Whenever some right-wing nut blows up a building or goes on a shooting spree etc you all are quick to jump to the "lone wolf" theory. A he's not ours, then hop on whatever social site you all can and claim "how wonderful this person is."

    So wake up. leftist violence doesnt stand up to the day to day hate crimes etc. that happen in this country by you little SS turds!!!

  10. That was an incredibly weak defense of Liberal violence. You should brush up on your debating skills.


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