Archive for August 4th, 2009

This is what it has come to?

Aug 04, 2009 in Clueless Conservatives

Glenn Beck begging his audience not to kill people.

I hope I’m wrong but at this point I’m fairly convinced that somebody is going to get shot at one of these birther/tea-bagger “demonstrations”. As a precaution I think that the authorities should start checking these tea-baggers for weapons. Simply put, when you have a group of right-wing agitators, some of which identify personal freedom based solely upon firearm ownership, I’d say that the chances that one of them is armed and dangerous is inordinately high. Remember, right wing violence is very real.

-mg

Update> We have our first tea-bagger death threat. h/t DougJ at Balloon Juice.

“The call to the D.C. office was, ‘Miller could lose his life over this,’” said Canipe. “Our staffer took it so seriously, he confirmed what the guy was saying. He said, ‘Sir is that a threat?’ and at that time our staffer was getting the phone number off caller ID and turning it over to the Capitol Police.”

They haven’t heard anything back from the police yet, but they did get the caller’s number. So this could develop into something soon enough.