Monday, March 29, 2010

The Window War in Alaska: Now HERE'S an antidote for death threats, birdshit Easter cards and blacklisting!

Brick, Liberty Tool, Model Mark One dash A.

Yee-hah! Thanks to Irregular BF for sending this.

Vandals break window at Democratic Party offices

By LISA DEMER
ldemer@adn.com

Published: March 29th, 2010 02:34 PM

Someone vandalized the Alaska Democratic Party headquarters over the weekend, knocking a hole in the front center window of the Midtown office, according to Anchorage police.

A Democratic Party official, David Metheny, said he arrived at the office around 11:45 a.m. Sunday, and called police.

The window's metal frame was bent and it appeared to have been struck by a hard object, according to Anchorage police Lt. Dave Parker. The office is on Fairbanks Street between Fireweed Lane and Northern Lights Boulevard.

The damage spiderwebbed from the top of the big glass window to the bottom. The outer pane was broken but not the inner pane. No one got inside the building, according to police.

Metheny, a statewide party organizer, "had no leads on who may have broken the window but stated that since the health care vote in Congress, the office had been receiving threatening calls," Parker said, reading from the police report.

On Monday, Metheny said the office had gotten maybe 20 calls from people upset about health care reform, and that most of the people were reasonable and simply wanted to articulate their displeasure with how the vote occurred. But six or eight were more venomous.

"People sometimes express their political discontent inappropriately," Parker said.

"That could have been it. Or it could have just been somebody who decided they needed to break a window."

No other businesses were vandalized in the area.

Patti Higgins, state Democratic Party chairwoman, said officials don't know if the party was being targeted but she thought the recent wave of heated political rhetoric -- which ramped up after congressional reform of the country's health care system -- should be toned down.

Former Gov. Sarah Palin, who says the discontented should not retreat, but rather should "reload," and other Fox News commentators need to make public statements calling for the rhetoric to be tamped down, Higgins said.

"I think the call is out there to create violent acts," Higgins said. "I think they need to knock it off."

Palin has said she's not trying to incite anyone to violence.

Find Lisa Demer online at adn.com/contact/ldemer or call 257-4390.

11 comments:

angry settler said...

RAIDS IN LOUSIANA AGAINST MILITIAS TOO...

LOOK OUT.

jon said...

"People sometimes express their political discontent inappropriately," Parker said.

like, for example, by destroying the country with political power.

Taylor Harbin said...

Wow, all the way up there too huh?

Anonymous said...

So that's 5, six from the media point of view.

Still nothing from the southeast?

Anonymous said...

John 7:53-8:11
Let ye who is without sin cast the first stone.

King James said...

Hey, Anonny-nonny -
you like Scriptures, eh?
How about "Blessed be the Lord, my Rock; Who trains my hands for war, and gives my fingers skill for battle" - Ps. 144

Justin said...

YEAH!!! GO ALASKA!!!

See, we made it too! Come on, lower 48, let's see what you've got!

This thing has only begun, methinks.

A PROUD Alaskan.
No, I didn't do it.
Justin
III

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 7:52--

That's great for a first-time offender, but what if the one spared doesn't listen to the next part which is to "go and sin no more?"

Shall they be spared stones every time? I didn't think so either.

Game on!!

Anonymous said...

sigint:
postal death threats now have been
issued to multiple states Governors
"what rough beast,.."

Anonymous said...

http://www.freep.com/article/20100330/NEWS01/3300308/1322/Brick-lobbed-through-state-GOP-offices-in-Howell

What I don't get is this:

Dems in Congress pass an unconstitutional bill and Dem voters declare victory.

Those who oppose protest with bricks through Dem HQ windows. While some might not agree with the approach, this makes logical sense. Anger is being directed at those who actually caused the upset.

Dem voters respond by throwing bricks through Rep HQ windows. Their anger is directed at the losers?! This makes no logical sense, but then again the left never has.

What they have managed to do is redraw the battle lines. This is no longer about opposition versus Dem Congressmen, but now it's a left versus right issue among the population. They have literally caused the shifting of Congressional anger onto themselves, thus making civil war among the people all that much closer. Again, this makes no logical sense.

Anonymous said...

From an article quote concerning the Ohio Dem HQ window being broken:

"The only documented violence in Cincinnati last week came Monday morning, when Caleb Faux, executive director of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, found that a rock had broken the double-paned front window of the party's office after the health-care vote the night before. "This is bullying, and the best way to deal with a bully is to stand up to them," said Faux, who posted a picture of the cracked window on the party's Web site."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/28/AR2010032802838.html

My comment to Celeb Faux: Those opposed to this health care reform bill feel Congress is bullying the people by imposing the mandate. They are standing up to the bully, just as you admit is appropriate to do. Or, are you saying the rules apply to only to you?