On December 7, 1981, a man named James W. Von Brunn pulled out a sawed-off shotgun at the Federal Reserve Board headquarters, claiming to have planted a bomb and threatening to take members of the Board hostage.
Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns died heroically in the line of duty today. There are no words to express our grief and shock over these events. He served on the Museum's security staff for six years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Johns' family.
We have made the decision to close the Museum tomorrow in honor of Officer Johns, and our flags will be flown at half mast in his memory.
I do know I dislike attempts to immediately politicize tragedy.
Although Haq grew up as a Muslim, he later disavowed Islam, converting to Christianity. Haq studied the Bible at Word of the Faith Church in Kennewick and was baptized in December 2005, but stopped attending his Bible study group after a few months. The Bible study group leader, Albert Montelongo, said that Haq talked about having bipolar disorder and that he seemed depressed by the conflict with his family over his religious conversion. According to Montelongo, Haq converted because he perceived too much anger in Islam and wanted to find a new beginning in Christianity. Montelongo added that he thought that Haq was succeeding in dealing with "his own anger" the last time he saw him, and that Haq had told them that he was moving to Seattle in search of employment.
"With the Tiller shooting and now this — the DHS report that caused such an uproar has been vindicated.
The report was a heads-up to law enforcement, warning of a risk of increased attacks from right wing extremists, and with two attacks in two weeks (in addition to the cop killer in Pittsburgh, the white nationalist with components for a dirty bomb, the plot by skinheads to assassinate Obama, and more) it looks like the heads-up was well warranted."
It may have been the single most effective action that Bush & Company did to prevent terrorism within the United States after '9/11'.
Remember when conservatives wanted to exclude WWII vets from hate crime legislation?
The hearing was on the Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, which defines attacks against another person on the basis of religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation as hate crimes. At the hearing, Congressman Tom Rooney — a former member of the U.S. military — offered an amendment to make attacks against veterans hate crimes as well.
"Smith said that the e-mail Fox receives from viewers 'has become more and more frightening.' He read an example, from a 'birther' who called President Obama 'Hussein,' and said it was, 'I promise, a representative sample of the kinds of things that we get here.'" Watch it here."
Culture of conspiracy: the Birthers.
Scott Roeder, Charged with Abortion Doctor George Tiller's Murder, Says More Violence is Coming.
I think part of the problem I am seeing, though is that people in general seem to equate disagreement with hate.
I don't find anything hateful about Hannity.
"And finally tonight, the 'Enemy of the State.' This week, actor, activist, and all around very angry man, Sean Penn takes the honors. Now, besides calling little old me a whore at a recent speech, Penn has called for the impeachment of just about everybody in the Bush administration, and called them bastards. Now, Penn can say whatever he wants, and we invite him on this program to sit in the 'Hot Seat' and defend his outlandish comments. But, the real question is who does this guy speak for, who does he represent other than other bad actors. So Sean Penn, you are this week's 'Enemy of the State.'"
And, again, per your quote, since Penn called Hannity a bastard, are we to assume that leftists are full of hate?
Germany was antisemitic under the Kaiser and it stayed antisemitic under Hitler.
'Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.'
The information, which SPLC obtained through a search of online records, suggests that Von Brunn was at the time planning the attack on the Holocaust Museum of which he is now suspected, and may have wanted to ensure that the site continued.
on June 1 the site was transferred from Von Brunn's name into that of Steve Reimink, of West Olive, Michigan.
A woman named Patti Thompson, who is listed as a coordinator for the Ron Paul campaign in Michigan, shares the phone number that's given for Reimink in the domain records for the site -- and who appears to be his (Reimink's) girlfriend.
The association's officials rejected the recommendation, arguing that because so many Americans are racist, even extreme racism in this country is normative—a cultural problem rather than an indication of psychopathology.
Although Haq grew up as a Muslim, he later disavowed Islam, converting to Christianity. Haq studied the Bible at Word of the Faith Church in Kennewick and was baptized in December 2005, but stopped attending his Bible study group after a few months...
On July 28, 2006, Haq is alleged to have gained access to the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle building by holding a 13-year-old girl hostage with a gun to her back and ordering her to dial the intercom and request to be buzzed into the building. After entering, he allegedly began shooting. Pamela Waechter was killed. Layla Bush was critically wounded. Dayna Klein, Cheryl Stumbo, Carol Goldman, and Christina Rexroad were wounded.
At the time of the shooting, it was reported by witnesses that Haq stated, "I am a Muslim American, angry at Israel." During the incident, Haq also talked to 911 operators, saying, "These are Jews and I'm tired of getting pushed around and our people getting pushed around by the situation in the Middle East." He also demanded that the United States withdraw its military forces from Iraq. Eventually, however, he calmed down and told the operator he would surrender. He then walked out of the building with his hands on his head and was arrested by the police outside.
"Gun sales are going up through the roof.
. . . .
In the end, I think this is the problem. First, they came for the
banks. I wasn't a banker. I didn't really care. I didn't stand up and
Then they came for the AIG executives. Then they came for the car
companies -- and I didn't say anything.
Until it gets down to you -- most people don't see they are coming for
you at some point. You're on the list. Everybody's on the list.
"I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us, having a revolution every now and then is a good thing."
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