[…] Katherine R. Windels, 26, of Cross Plains faces two felony bomb scare counts and two misdemeanor counts of sending a computer message threatening injury or harm.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Circuit Court, Windels sent threatening emails to 15 Republican senators on March 9 that began: “Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your families will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks.”
She also sent a separate email to Sen. Robert Cowles, R-Green Bay, the same day threatening to put “a nice little bullet in your head” and claiming to have placed several bombs in his house and car, as well as at the state Capitol, the complaint states.
Add this to the long list of left wing New Tone violations that occurred both before the bill passed, and since. I’m sure the national mainstream media will be all over this like a cheap suit any day now. Wall to wall coverage. 24-7 saturation, etc. And did I tell you I’m really Hillary Clinton?
The Politico reports on a heated exchange between ABC News’ Jake Tapper and WH spoxdude Jay Carney from yesterday:
The temperature in the White House briefing jumped up Wednesday afternoon as Jake Tapper and Jay Carney vented some of their frustrations with each other publicly.
Tapper, the White House correspondent for ABC News, asked Carney to shed some light on Libya conversations that are happening “behind closed doors.” Carney, not exactly willing to pop open the lid on private talks, noted a “kind of what-problem-haven’t-you-solved-today aspect to this.” After he recited talking points on “the international community” and the U.N. resolution, Tapper said that “the situation on the ground has changed” quickly.
In response, Carney pulled out a familiar dodge, saying he wouldn’t give a “play-by-play” of what White House officials are talking about on Libya.
Tapper tried again, citing conversations “behind closed doors.”
And Carney shot back: “Who said anything was going on behind closed doors?”
At that point, Tapper adopted a tone similar to that of a politician as he berated Carney. “In the name of candor and explaining to the American people what’s going on, what we’re talking about doing,” he began, “you guys have been criticized for a lot of quick action that you had to take —”
On that cue, Carney knew where to hit back. He interrupted Tapper and asked sarcastically, “After being criticized for moving too slowly?”
Tapper sighed. “If you’d like me to get a room full of straw men, we can do that,” he said.
You can watch video of the exchange at the Politico link.
BTW, as for that room full of straw men, Tapper doesn’t need to worry about bringing them in. The WH is well–stocked with straw men (as I’m sure he already knows far too well). In fact, I hear that President Obama himself has a ‘mini-me’ straw man sitting on his shoulder at all times …
There are several way to explain President Obama’s often-odd, against self-interests behavior in office: he’s passive; he doesn’t like detail; or he lacks executive experience. I’ve often resorted to “He’s a Socialist ideologue and what he does makes perfect sense if one interprets it in light of Alinskyite incremental stealth Socialism and Black Liberation Theology,” though admittedly that’s a mouthful to say over the dinner table.
But, in all honesty, when I read something like this, I have to admit I can’t explain the sheer bloody-minded stupidity of it all:
President Obama finally and quietly accepted his “transparency” award from the open government community this week — in a closed, undisclosed meeting at the White House on Monday.
The secret presentation happened almost two weeks after the White House inexplicably postponed the ceremony, which was expected to be open to the press pool.
This time, Obama met quietly in the Oval Office with Gary Bass of OMB Watch, Tom Blanton of the National Security Archive, Danielle Brian of the Project on Government Oversight, Lucy Dalglish of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and Patrice McDermott of OpenTheGovernment.org, without disclosing the meeting on his public schedule or letting photographers or print reporters into the room.
I mean, didn’t someone on the staff point out the self-defeating and embarrassing irony of this? Accepting an award for transparency in conditions of secrecy that would make Nixon proud?
Seriously, what is going through his head?
Okay, call me nuts, but I have a theory: We all know of the President’s ego. He thinks the world of himself, he was raised in relative ease, and was never really, truly challenged in a knock-down, drag out, gut check kind of way. He’s pretty much glided from promotion to promotion, a living example of the Peter Principle. When he became president, he expected things would go as smoothly as they had in the past, and that glib words from him would be enough to get by.
But it didn’t work out that way. The presidency is unlike any other job, and you don’t succeed at it with just some nice speeches and TV interviews.
And Obama, for the first time in his life, found himself being held responsible — and he didn’t like it!
So now he’s acting petulantly: the press doesn’t fawn (as much) over him anymore? Fine. He’ll bar them from his transparency award ceremony and to heck with how it looks! I mean, did you listen to his tone in parts of his speech on Libya? It was as if he was scolding or chiding the American people for daring to question him.
I still think he’s a Socialist, but now I’m convinced he’s an immature, passive-aggressive Socialist and what we’re seeing is him “acting out.”
It’s come to this, my friends: Our president needs a time out.
via Moe Lane
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)