SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she feared the anger over healthcare reform debate in the United States could culminate in an act of violence. Speaking at her weekly news conference in Washington, Pelosi showed what Politico said was uncharacteristic emotion when she speculated that the bitter political rhetoric over healthcare could drive some unstable character to hurt someone. "I wish we would all curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements and understand that some of the ears that it is falling on are not as balanced as the person making the statements may assume," Pelosi said.
She's right, ya know . . .
"You've never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never. They always say, 'We can't believe it happened here. We can't believe it's these suburban white kids.' It's only them. Now, a black kid might shoot another black kid. He's not going to shoot up the whole school." --Van Jones.
From St. Louis Today stltoday.com:
School bus beating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybAxtwf6CXI
" astroturf . . . carrying swastikas . . ." http://www.thefoxnation.com/town-hall-meetings/2009/08/05/pelosi-town-hall-protesters-carrying-swastikas
Members of SEIU beat a black man at Russ Carnahan Town Hall Meeting
for passing out "Don't Tread on Me" flags:
From The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
Town hall protesters are "evil-mongers," says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)Reid coined the term in a speech to an energy conference in Las Vegas this week and repeated it in an interview with Politics Daily.
From the AP:
Finger bitten off during California health protest
(AP) – Sep 3, 2009
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — California authorities say a clash between opponents and supporters of health care reform ended with one man biting off another man's finger.
Ventura County Sheriff's Capt. Frank O'Hanlon says about 100 people demonstrating in favor of health care reforms rallied Wednesday night on a street corner. One protester walked across the street to confront about 25 counter-demonstrators.
O'Hanlon says the man got into an argument and fist fight, during which he bit off the left pinky of a 65-year-old man who opposed health care reform.
Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., told "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" in an exclusive appearance that reports a group of U.S. Marines may have killed 24 Iraqi civilians following an IED explosion in Haditha, Iraq, was "worse than Abu Ghraib," calling their actions war crimes committed "in cold blood."
From the NY Times:
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A 23-year-old man upset about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan opened fire from his truck at two soldiers standing outside a military recruiting station here on Monday morning, killing one private and wounding another, the police said.
The gunman, identified by the police as Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad of Little
Rock, fled the scene and was arrested minutes later a short distance from the recruiting station, in a bustling suburban shopping center. The police confiscated a Russian-made SKS semiautomatic rifle, a .22-caliber rifle and a handgun from his black pickup truck.
In a lengthy interview with the police, Mr. Muhammad said he was angry about the killing of Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan, Chief Thomas said. Previously known as Carlos Bledsoe, Mr. Muhammad told investigators that he had converted to Islam as a teenager, Chief Thomas said.
Male Pro-Choice artist displays his artwork depicting a female crucified in front of our Nation's Capitol building. http://www.dcpages.com/gallery/Abortion-Rights-March/DSC03205.jpg.html
(CNN) -- Authorities have charged an Owosso, Michigan, man with two counts of first-degree premeditated murder in the Friday shooting deaths of an anti-abortion activist and another man, a prosecutor's office said.
Authorities say the suspect, Harlan James Drake, was offended by anti-abortion material that the activist had displayed across from the school all week.
Yeah, Madam Speaker, maybe ya'll should "curb your enthusiasm".