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SarasotaRepub
08-21-2008, 06:47 PM
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:53pm EDT

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DENVER (Reuters) - The Denver campaign headquarters of presidential candidate John McCain was evacuated on Thursday after the office received an envelope containing a threatening letter and an unidentified white powder, a campaign spokesman said.

The letter arrived in the mail in the afternoon, and the campaign immediately notified local and federal law enforcement authorities, said Jeff Sadosky, a spokesman for the campaign in suburban Washington, D.C.


Linky (http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN2129629620080821?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&rpc=22&sp=true)

asdf2231
08-21-2008, 07:09 PM
The ignotards at DU are already saying he did it to "Distract" from "Housegate".

:D

patsfan
08-21-2008, 08:03 PM
A similar letter was received at McCain's office in Manchester, NH.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/21/politics/main4372096.shtml

raiderguy8
08-21-2008, 08:34 PM
Its those radicals that listen to right wing hate-radio. :rolleyes:

raiderguy8
08-21-2008, 08:40 PM
I wasnt that far off.


progressivebydesign (1000+ posts)
Thu Aug-21-08 07:13 PM
Response to Original message
40. the weird thing is that it's most likely from a right winger...

McWealthy is hardly popular with the hardcore right wingers... and that kind of crap seems like a creepy freeper move. And it's totally screwed up to put anyone at risk like that. Geez. it's only politics.

Link (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x3448280)

MstrBlue
08-21-2008, 08:54 PM
Leave it to the DUmmies to assume that a disenchanted "right-winger" sent it!

Eyelids
08-22-2008, 03:04 AM
the hardcore right-wingers do have a history of terrorist activity.

AmPat
08-22-2008, 03:31 AM
the hardcore right-wingers do have a history of terrorist activity.

Just ask Obama's friends, they'll tell you.:rolleyes:

FlaGator
08-22-2008, 07:46 AM
the hardcore right-wingers do have a history of terrorist activity.

So do hardcore lefties.

movie buff
08-22-2008, 08:40 AM
Neat, it looks like I'm the first to ask it:
What do you think is the letter sender's DU name?

AmPat
08-22-2008, 09:23 AM
So do hardcore lefties.

That's what I was hinting at. Perhaps I was too subtle.

Originally Posted by Eyelids
the hardcore right-wingers do have a history of terrorist activity.

Just ask Obama's friends, they'll tell you.
Billy Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn
Of course Eyelids will gloss over this in his usual liberal laziness.

FlaGator
08-22-2008, 11:09 AM
That's what I was hinting at. Perhaps I was too subtle.

Billy Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn
Of course Eyelids will gloss over this in his usual liberal laziness.

ELF comes to mind. The Econauts version of al Queda.

Eyelids
08-22-2008, 11:10 AM
So do hardcore lefties.

Really?

Kaczynski, McVeigh and Rudolph come instantly to mind as Conservatives who killed Americans in the past 20 years. I have a feeling you're just going to reach back to the Weather Underground though.

Eyelids
08-22-2008, 11:12 AM
Billy Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn
Of course Eyelids will gloss over this in his usual liberal laziness.

How many Americans were directly killed by Bill Ayers actions?

Gingersnap
08-22-2008, 11:19 AM
This thread is about the threatening letter sent to McCain's regional offices.

If you people want to discuss the pros and cons of fringe political movements vis--vis maimings and body counts, you need to take that discussion out of Breaking News.

AmPat
08-22-2008, 11:21 AM
How many Americans were directly killed by Bill Ayers actions?

Allow me to direct you back to the point before you attempt another deflection:
Originally Posted by Eyelids
the hardcore right-wingers do have a history of terrorist activity.
Notice in your remark that the salient point was "terrorist activity." So apparently you don't believe that bombing the Pentagon is terrorist activity.

Molon Labe
08-22-2008, 11:25 AM
Really?

Kaczynski, McVeigh and Rudolph come instantly to mind as Conservatives who killed Americans in the past 20 years. I have a feeling you're just going to reach back to the Weather Underground though.



Now that we were moved...You gonna address this? Kacynski is a conservative? :confused:

noonwitch
08-22-2008, 11:43 AM
I would have to do a search that I am too lazy to do to get specifics, but aren't the weather people responsible for the death of a security guard at a building they bombed? Or was that some other wacky group of 60s radicals? Environmentalists on the left (ELF, for example), have committed acts of terrorism in the last decade, so it's not just the people in the 60s.

I don't consider my liberal beliefs to have anything to do with that kind of activity, just like the average conservative is not responsible for the actions of Timothy McVeigh or John Eric Rudolph.

The unabomber was neither left nor right-he was a schizophrenic libertarian. The Libertarians are not responsible for his actions, he and his mental illness are.

Blaming political beliefs for violence is like blaming the Beatles for the Tate/LaBianca killings.

LibraryLady
08-22-2008, 11:47 AM
The Weathermen killed three of their own.

biccat
08-22-2008, 12:00 PM
Really?

Kaczynski, McVeigh and Rudolph come instantly to mind as Conservatives who killed Americans in the past 20 years. I have a feeling you're just going to reach back to the Weather Underground though.
China, Cambodia, and Russia come instantly to mind from the other side. But I guess they didn't kill only Americans, so they don't count.

Eyelids
08-22-2008, 12:06 PM
The Weathermen killed three of their own.

They killed themselves, not on purpose.

bijou
08-22-2008, 12:10 PM
Moving to GD as this has now gone way off topic.

FlaGator
08-22-2008, 01:52 PM
Really?

Kaczynski, McVeigh and Rudolph come instantly to mind as Conservatives who killed Americans in the past 20 years. I have a feeling you're just going to reach back to the Weather Underground though.

ELF is one of the biggest leftist terrorist groups. Ted Kaczynki was and eco leftist. Fred Phelps is a card carrying democrat.

FlaGator
08-22-2008, 01:55 PM
I would have to do a search that I am too lazy to do to get specifics, but aren't the weather people responsible for the death of a security guard at a building they bombed? Or was that some other wacky group of 60s radicals? Environmentalists on the left (ELF, for example), have committed acts of terrorism in the last decade, so it's not just the people in the 60s.

I don't consider my liberal beliefs to have anything to do with that kind of activity, just like the average conservative is not responsible for the actions of Timothy McVeigh or John Eric Rudolph.

The unabomber was neither left nor right-he was a schizophrenic libertarian. The Libertarians are not responsible for his actions, he and his mental illness are.

Blaming political beliefs for violence is like blaming the Beatles for the Tate/LaBianca killings.

His "manifesto" reads like a post from DU.

Molon Labe
08-22-2008, 02:20 PM
His "manifesto" reads like a post from DU.

His manifesto is also not libertarian because it rails against capitalist system and libertarians are not eco morons.
Calling Kaczynski a conservative is completely off and I think Eyelids is just spouting talking points without thinking about who he' talking about.

movie buff
08-22-2008, 04:49 PM
Kaczynski was an ecoterrorist. Ecoterrorists (Especially those that are as rabidly anti- industry as Kaczynski was) don't tend to be conservative. He was a member of the ultra- liberal ecoterrorist group Earth First (Spit), the people he killed were associated with companies that EF had put on their 'Eco- F%%ker Hit List,' including at least one innocent man whose company was wrongfully accused by EF of environmental "crimes" (Thomas Mosser, executive at public- relations firm Burson- Marsteller, which EF had falsely accused of being the company that improved Exxon Oil's public image after the infamous Exxon- Valdez oil spill).