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He’ll probably say it was just a joke

I can advise you to hit the link that follows, but don’t do it if you’ve just eaten or if you’re currently drinking – you wouldn’t want to choke. And prepare yourself for some of the most nauseating reading you’ve ever seen in what may be described as political debate.

It comes out of the arrest today of Charles Alan Wilson, of Selah, on charge of threatening a federal official – mainly Washington Senator Patty Murray, but others as well. The formal complaint is on line at Talking Points Memo.

“Now that you’ve passed your health-care bill, let the violence begin,” goes one of the more family-friendly sentences quoted in the complaint. They came from phone messages, apparently well over a dozen of them, deposited over the course of days shortly after passage of the health care bill. Every one consists of a sickly and inflamed hatred.

Read if you figure you can stand it. The point would be knowing what’s actually involved here when the usual crowd of media apologists tries to describe this obscenity as nothing more than a joke.

Oh, and in case you were wondering: This courageous fighter for freedom never left on Murray’s answering machine anything other than anonymity – never his own actual name. Such courage.

A QUOTE As part of the investigation, an FBI agent called Wilson (identifying himself as a member of a health-related interest group). During it Wilson said he owned and often carried a firearm:

I do pack, and I will not blink [] when I’m confronted, and that is a guarantee. It’s not a threat, it’s a guarantee. . . . And I work in a neighborhood where I have to pack . . . But I pack a .38 and I – If somebody says, I will not blink. Cops only minutes away, but then seconds count . . . That’s how come I pack a firearm.

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