Posts Tagged ‘Madison Wisconsin’

This morning I woke up to some disturbing news, that death threats were made against Republican WI senators (I will post the letter released,warning though it is quite vile and disturbing). People, we live in AMERICA. This is a country where we are allowed to disagree with our elected leaders without having to worry about physically retaliation. Just an example of some extremism, last night on Twitter I read a tweet that disturbed and concerned me personally, it stated that “Scott Walker, Karl Rove and ANYONE who shares their beliefs should be shot dead“, well I share their beliefs and I shouldn’t have to be afraid to voice my opinion because it might get me killed. There is not only one side to this.  The tea party is constantly accused of being violent and out of control, I have yet to see that or meet any of those people. But aside from that, if the tea party had made death threats I would be denouncing that too.

It is ok to not agree or to strongly disagree with what is going on in Madison right now (personally, I do agree with what’s going on, the 14 have had multiple opportunities to come home and debate, they chose not to). What however is not okay is to send letters to Senators telling them you are going to kill them and their families. When I read the letter that Senator Fitzgerald released I was sick to my stomach. I am still waiting for our president to denounce this as he was the one who said there needs to be a new tone, yet he remains silent, that disappoints me.  Below is the letter that sent, as I said, it’s quite vile, and I don’t condone this sort of behavior on any side, it’s unnecessary, awful, and sickening, but you can decide for yourself:

Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your familes
will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks. Please explain
to them that this is because if we get rid of you and your families then it
will save the rights of 300,000 people and also be able to close the deficit
that you have created. I hope you have a good time in hell. Read below for
more information on possible scenarios in which you will die.

WE want to make this perfectly clear. Because of your actions today and in
the past couple of weeks I and the group of people that are working with me
have decided that we’ve had enough. We feel that you and the people that
support the dictator have to die. We have tried many other ways of dealing
with your corruption but you have taken things too far and we will not stand for it any longer. So, this is how it’s going to happen: I as well as many others know where you and your family live, it’s a matter of public records.

We have all planned to assult you by arriving at your house and putting a
nice little bullet in your head. However, we decided that we wouldn’t leave
it there. We also have decided that this may not be enough to send the
message to you since you are so “high” on Koch and have decided that you are now going to single-handedly make this a dictatorship instead of a
demorcratic process. So we have also built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent.This includes, your house, your car, the state capitol, and well I won’t tell you all of them because that’s just no fun. Since we know that you are not smart enough to figure out why this is happening to you we have decided to make it perfectly clear to you. If you and your goonies feel that it’s necessary to strip the rights of 300,000 people and ruin their lives, making them unable to feed, clothe, and provide the necessities to their families and themselves then We Will “get rid of” (in which I mean kill) you. Please understand that this does not include the heroic Rep. Senator that risked everything to go aganist what you and your goonies wanted him to do. We feel that it’s worth our lives to do this, because we would be saving the lives of 300,000 people. Please make your peace with God as soon as possible and say goodbye to your loved ones we will not wait any longer. YOU WILL DIE!!!!

Like I said, VILE!

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After the tragic shooting of Gabby Giffords in AZ our Fearless (or Fearful) Leader called for a new tone in politics, calling on civility and a change in our mindset. We were asked to be kind and watch what we say, to remove the crosshairs and negativity when discussing our opponents. This is a good idea, we should be civil. We are all people, why shouldn’t we be civilized to each other.  Before I go further, just to get something straight here, when I am discussing this, I am referring to both sides of the aisle. Nobody should be making posters with crosshairs over anyone’s face, or referring to anyone as Hitler. It’s wrong, free speech or not, IT.IS.WRONG.

During this incredibly trying time in Badgerland I have seen all of these things in Madison on signs, in speech. Hate coming (more like spewing) from the liberals. Threats of brutality. True story, when I went to Madison for the tea party, I had a walking cast on and I was actually threatened and mocked by union thugs, including a union nurse, glad those people aren’t my caretakers. Sheesh.

Then to hear this (Confirmed by Charlie Sykes), well, this sickens me:

“Last Friday…. after the Assembly voted to engross the Budget Repair Bill, [Oshkosh Democrat State Rep. Gordon] Hintz turned to a female colleague, Rep. Michelle Litjens and said: “You are Fucking dead!

Sykes went on to add that he had queried Rep. Litjens about the alleged incident over the weekend, and that Litjens confirmed Hintz’ comment in the exact verbiage.

Someone, please tell me, why are the liberal’s excused from the “New Tone”? People have absolutely no respect for their fellow-man anymore. You can still disagree with someone without hating them, I have proven this in my own family and with my friends. We don’t agree on plenty of things, but we move on push forward. Yes sometimes we fight about it and maybe don’t talk until things are simmered down, but we are CIVIL. I challenge everyone to try it, it’s nice.

BTW: Hat tip to badgerblogger.com for the quote.