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Republican Protester With a Handgun Outside of President Obama's NH Town Hall

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Radical Republicans, hate speech, guns, cannon, John Thune, Pat Toomey. wingnuts, President Bush, right wing, Right Wing Extremism, teabaggers, Town Hall )

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Do you think anybody would be allowed to be near President Bush who had a huge gun strapped on his leg? I doubt that, but this is the country the right wing wants us to live in. And if Sen. John Thune had his way, it wouldn't matter what NH law said...

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Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 12:36 pm
NBC caught a man outside the NH town hall with a gun strapped to his leg. It appears to be legal as long as it's not concealed in Portsmouth. And get this. He's on private property and if the owner of the property consents then he can carry the cannon on his leg. What's weird about that is the private property is a church. A man of GOD thinks it's swell to let this man carry a loaded weapon on church grounds. What would Jesus think?

Carlos: You're saying a guy has a gun in the open and we already know there are concerns about every president 's safety, but certainly this president...and the guy's just being allowed to stay there, is that right?

Allen: The Chief of Police, I just asked him because I was amazed too, but apparently the law allows this man to be here as long as the gun is not concealed, it is registered to him apparently and he's on private property on a church ground...

Do you think anybody would be allowed to be near President Bush who had a huge gun strapped on his leg? I doubt that, but this is the country the right wing wants us to live in. And if Sen. John Thune had his way, it wouldn't matter what NH law said if the state that this man came from did let you walk around with a gun. Unbelievable.

Simone Duffin (1462)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 12:42 pm
Thank you Blue.

Alicia R. (1)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 12:46 pm
Thanks, Blue. Very scary.

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 12:50 pm

WATCH: Physical Confrontation During Specter Town Hall Airs On Live TV

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 12:57 pm
Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs Enflame Scary Right-Wing Rage The conservative playbook has been laid bare, and it's ugly. How long until their overheated

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 1:02 pm
This is what happens when so many out there are preaching hate and lies! This is terrifying! I see some far right wing talking heads who are about to self destruct if this continues.

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 1:38 pm
Handguns and Health Care Reform

Exhortations to the right wing base to take armed political action against the Obama administration are far from idle talk--but instead reflect a deeply developed ideology that has been actively promoted by the National Rifle Association and other gun lobby groups for the past 30 years. It holds that the Second Amendment provides individuals with the right to commit acts of violence against our government should it lapse into "tyranny," effectively making firearms "the tools of political dissent." Or as NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre put it at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, "The guys with the guns make the rules."

The problem is that there are already a substantial number of well-armed Americans who believe our democratically-elected government has become oppressive. Indeed, last week Tea Partiers at a town hall meeting in Tampa, Florida, heckled Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) with repeated chants of "Tyranny!" Far from furthering democracy, however, these individuals have made important debate impossible, thereby limiting the political rights of all those who disagree with them.

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 2:47 pm

Republican Apologist Lou Dobbs Sort Of Sorry For Saying Dean Could Be Stopped With "Stake Through His Heart"
CNN : Lou Dobbs is expressing some regret for referring to former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean as a "bloodsucking leftist" who could only be stopped if one "put a stake through his heart."

I just contacted Lou Dobbs' advertisers and told them that Mr. Dobbs' irresponsible, inflammatory rhetoric has consequences.

One consequence is that I will no longer be purchasing their products.

Here is the list:

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 3:59 pm
Fox News Criticized For "One-Sided" Town Hall Coverage

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 4:24 pm
Lobbyist-Run Group Americans for Prosperity Provides Talkings Points To ‘Birther’ At Rep. Perriello Town Hall

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 4:42 pm
Ya know, I kinda Miss the days of True Union "thuggery"! If WE could just bust a Few Tea Bagger heads, I bet these paid LIARS would become the Silent Minority they Should be!

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 5:21 pm
Write to the President, every day:

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Look up your members of Congress and call them now:

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 5:39 pm
Whistleblower: Insurance firms behind town hall disruptionsWendell Potter, a former executive with health insurer Cigna who now works as the senior fellow on health care at the Center for Media and Democracy, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that health insurance companies “are very much behind the town hall disruptions that you see and a lot of the deception that’s going on in terms of disinformation that many Americans, apparently, are believing.”

On her show Monday night, Maddow cited statistics from the Securities and Exchange Commission showing that profits at the US’s ten largest health insurance companies skyrocketed more than 400 percent between 2000 and 2007, from $2.4 billion in 2000 to $12.7 billion in 2007.

“Apparently while they quadrupled their profits, the number of Americans without health insurance grew by 19 percent,” Maddow said.

And she also pointed out that the average total take-home pay for the CEOs of those health insurance companies was $11.9 million each, per year, “while the number of Americans without health insurance, for whom a burst appendix can mean bankruptcy, has gone through the roof.”

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 7:57 pm
I think the police in NH weren't worried because it Wasn't Dick Cheney flashing that gun... betcha they'd have brought out the riot gear if it was a black man carrying though.. ;) And What kind of Church condones that sort of behavior??

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 8:04 pm
Yvonne, they're hoping to create a vicious cycle whereby the small group of conservative activists who are terrorizing these town halls have an incentive to be more and more aggressive. They know that if they can go further than the last supposed martyr, they might get their mug on Fox News. And so from protestors trying to shut down town hall meetings with screaming we get protestors shoving matches and then protestors arming themselves and then protestors making death threats. This is the Fox News Incentive System at work.

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 8:42 pm

Tea Party Organizers Admit: Goal Is No Reform At All

a group of top Tea Party and conservative organizers offered a surprisingly frank description of their goal: Completely blocking any kind of bipartisan compromise, and completely preventing any type of health care reform bill at all from ever becoming law

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 9:32 am
Whistleblower: Insurance firms behind town hall disruptions
Man arrested at Obama event had loaded gunHeld in police custody; was also carrying pocket knife...
Stewart recalls conservative attacks on anti-war protesters

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 11:40 am

Health Insurance Reform Reality Check
Get the facts about the stability and security you get from health insurance reform instead of listening to industry and right wing hype.

* Nice work from the LA Times fact-checking common health care claims. (thanks to reader T.C. for the tip)

For some factual info on Health Care Reform go to:

The only way to fight this is with facts

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 2:24 pm
Obama-Nazi Sign Made By Ill Woman On Medicare

Outside, the gathering verged on a street brawl. The opposing forces lined up like screaming armies on either side of the street, about 1,000 people a side. Diane Campbell of Kingston, N.H., held a sign with Mr. Obama's face superimposed on a Nazi storm trooper, a sign, she said, that was made by her chronically ill mother.

Her mother's hereditary autoimmune disease is treated with expensive transfusions of gamma globulin, paid for by Medicare. Her sister, Louise, was born with no arms and one leg, and is also covered by Medicare, the government-run, health-insurance program for the elderly and disabled.

Read the whole story: Wall Street Journal

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 2:36 pm
St. Louis Teabag Protester Lies about Medical Coverage to Solicit "Donations"
Mr. Gladney was neither "laid off" nor without health insurance coverage.
He lied in public about needing money for his bills and is now profiting off his lie.

Read more

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 8:40 pm
You Do Not Have Health Insurance

The Baseline Scenario: "Right now, it appears that the biggest barrier to health care reform is people who think that it will hurt them. According to a New York Times poll, '69 percent of respondents in the poll said they were concerned that the quality of their own care would decline if the government created a program that covers everyone.'

Since most Americans currently have health insurance, they see reform as a poverty program - something that helps poor people and hurts them.

If that's what you think, then this post is for you. You do not have health insurance.

Let me repeat that. You do not have health insurance. (Unless you are over 65, in which case you do have health insurance. I'll come back to that later.)"

So, thanks to Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Speaker Pelosi says she will bring a vote to the floor on single-payer after the recess. Are you all ready to make those phone calls and write those letters?

Nancy's contact info..

Send our speaker an e-mail of encouragement.

Mandi T (375)
Thursday August 13, 2009, 3:01 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Blue because you have done so within the last week.
Church ground no less. Grrrrr!
Tx Blue

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 13, 2009, 5:11 pm

Professor Stephen Hawking Enters U.S. Health Care Debate
"I wouldn't be here today if it were not for the National Health Service," he told The Guardian. "I have received a large amount of high-quality
treatment without which I would not have survived.

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 13, 2009, 7:23 pm
'Death To Obama' Sign Holder Detained In Maryland

Barbara Finger (15)
Friday August 14, 2009, 10:20 pm
Blue Bunting,

In the article segment at the top of the page, before the comments section, you made the following statement "......had a huge gun strapped to his leg?"

The person in question had a 9 mm handgun in a holster on his leg. A 9mm handgun is NOT a "huge gun"!! Know what you are talking about before you sticking labels on something you know very little about.


Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 8:27 am
Pure RepubliCON grand$tanding --- what will the Thug$ do next to get their 15 $econd$ of time on Fox Noi$e netowrk?

June Rice (125)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 9:56 am
I know I don't care what the size the gun is. WTH!

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 18, 2009, 5:37 pm
WATCH: Man Who Brought Assault Rifle To Obama Rally Was Part Of Radio Stunt

The man with the semi-automatic (referred to in interviews as "Chris," no last name) was spotted at the protest by CNN news cameras, in the middle of a Q&A. Today, his interviewer -- Ernest Hancock of conservative talk radio show Declare Your Independence With Ernest Hancock -- went on CNN and explained to host Rick Sanchez that he and Chris were actually in the middle of a radio broadcast. Hancock, also packing heat at the rally, had invited Chris to come down the protest with his rifle to be interviewed. The two men had known each other for two years, through their work for presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).

During the segment on CNN, Rick Sanchez said, "the more we look into this, the more it appears that it was really planned." Hancock concurred: "Oh, it's more planned than you think." In addition to scheduling the interview, Hancock had also informed the local police force.

As the interview continued, Rick Sanchez loudly exclaimed, "This was a publicity stunt!"

"Oh absolutely," Hancock responded.

Sanchez pushed on, "isn't there something terribly disingenuous about putting people on like that? And isn't there also something a little bit... dangerous about playing these kinda games--"

"Oh, it's not a game," Chris interjected.

"---with what I imagine is a loaded weapon," Sanchez continued.....

Chris is also featured in a YouTube video produced by the libertarian group Freedom's Phoenix. In this video he expounds further on his right to bear arms. He also explains that he is "absolutely totally against health care... health care in this way, in this manner, stealing it from people. I don't think that's appropriate."

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 19, 2009, 2:12 pm
Phoenix police helped Obama gun-toters, radio host admits

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 1:07 pm
Gang Of Six Republican Admits He's Just Blocking Health Care Reform
Mike Enzi told a Wyoming town hall crowd that he had no plans to compromise with Democrats and was merely trying to extract concessions. Enzi's blunt portrayal of his real role in the negotiations makes bipartisan compromise that much less likely to emerg

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 2:04 pm
I don't need a weapon to disagree with someone. Those who do are making a statement that is more than just disagreement! Weapons is this country should be for the purpose of hunting, not to scare people into changing their minds about a personal opinion.

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 27, 2009, 8:40 am
McCain Evicts Angry Woman From Town Hall

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday August 31, 2009, 2:26 pm

Republican Rep: We'll Repeal Health Care Reform If It Passes

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 8:48 am
The "Intolerance" Party? GOP Strategists Worry Ideologues Are Bad For The Party's Future
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