Thursday, October 07, 2004

The climate of fear grips America 

In Florida:

"A group of protestors stormed and then ransacked a Bush-Cheney headquarters building in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday... [S]everal people from the group of 100 Orlando protestors face possible assault charges after the group forced their way inside the Republican headquarters office."
In Wisconsin:

"More than 50 demonstrators supporting Democrat presidential candidate John Kerry stormed a Republican campaign office in West Allis at mid-day today, trespassing, creating a disturbance through the use of a bullhorn in the office and then refusing to leave when asked."
In Tennessee:

"An unknown suspect fired multiple shots into the Bearden office of the Bush/Cheney re-election campaign Tuesday morning. According to Knoxville Police Department (KPD) officers on the scene Tuesday, it is believed that the two separate shots were fired from a car sometime between 6:30 am and 7:15 am. One shot shattered the glass in the front door and the other cracked the glass in another of the front doors."
And West Virginia:

"Republican supporters in Huntington were watching their candidate accept the party's nomination when a gunshot rang out right in the middle of George W. Bush's speech. Witnesses tell police that someone fired a shot at the Republican Headquarters office at 1402 4th Avenue around 10:30pm Thursday night. Twenty five people were inside facing the window, watching the speech on TV, when the shot was fire. The bullet went over their heads."
No wonder we're seeing more and more incidents like these taking place around the country in the climate of fear whipped up by the extreme right Republican Administration. As we all know, where inflammatory words by shock-jocks and politicians go, deeds soon follow. Is there nothing that the gun-totting GOP goons won't stoop to, to frighten and intimidate the opposition?

...oops. Sorry. Wrong script.

(hat tip: Mikael van Loon)


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