from "blood libel" to "pogrom"

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 15 21:59:54 UTC 2011

"If ballots don't work, bullets will."  She says.  Also she says "Put down your needlepoint... and get active."  Watch out for those gray panthers.

Tom Zurinskas, from Conn 20 yrs, then Tenn 3, NJ 33, now FL 8.
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> Poster: "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
> Subject: Re: from "blood libel" to "pogrom"
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> Thank you, Dave. Those were the statements I vaguely remembered.
> And Angle having lost the vote, has she moved on to her backup remedt?
> Joel
> At 1/15/2011 07:23 AM, Dave Wilton wrote:
> >These are the two most explicit calls for violence that I've been able to
> >find. Note that Angle does not actually call for violence, only providing
> >analysis that it would be likely if the Tea Party candidates did not win.
> >
> >Sharron Angle, Republican candidate for US Senator from Nevada, said in an
> >interview (date of interview unknown, reported on 16 June 2010) said, "And
> >you know, I'm hoping that we're not getting to Second Amendment remedies. I
> >hope the vote will be the cure for the Harry Reid problems."
> >
> >And the Reno Gazette Journal reported on 30 May 2010 that Angle said, "We're
> >called as Americans to be vigilant to protect our liberty," she said in a
> >recent interview. "At some point in each of our lives, we're called to
> >service to defend and protect our Constitution. [...?] What is a little bit
> >disconcerting and concerning is the inability for sporting goods stores to
> >keep ammunition in stock," she said. "That tells me the nation is arming.
> >What are they arming for if it isn't that they are so distrustful of their
> >government? They're afraid they'll have to fight for their liberty in more
> >Second Amendment kinds of ways? [...?] That's why I look at this as almost
> >an imperative. If we don't win at the ballot box, what will be the next
> >step?" (There may be elisions in what she said. The way the quote is
> >presented in the article, it's not clear whether this is a continuous,
> >complete statement.)
> >
> >ervative-credentials-wins-support-of-activist-armyIn
> >
> >And Joyce Kaufman, right-wing radio-show host and staffer for a Republican
> >candidate said at a rally on 3 July 2010, " I am convinced the most
> >important thing the Founding Fathers did to ensure me my First Amendment
> >rights was they gave me a Second Amendment. And if ballots don't work,
> >bullets will." (quote is right at
> >the 6:00 min mark)
> >
> >
> >
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> >From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
> >Joel S. Berson
> >Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:11 AM
> >Subject: Re: from "blood libel" to "pogrom"
> >
> >And what do we say about the Republican candidate in last fall's
> >elections who said (and I'm paraphrasing), if you don't like the
> >other side, look to the Second Amendment? (Read about in an on-line
> >article or blog by a New York Times reporter earlier this
> >week.) Cross-hairs may be metaphoric, but I suspect the NRA doesn't
> >say that about guns.
> >
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