Wisconsin state legislators threatened with death via e-mail

This is not one of those I hope you die kind of “threats” this is a real threat of death to Wisconsin Republican senators and their families and we expect someone, somewhere is investigating.

Hat tip goes to Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit, but the original story is posted on Charlie Sykes WTMJ’s web page who notes he removed the name and e-mail address of the sender. These types of threats via e-mail are actually pretty easy for an Internet Service Provider to track. This is not a joke if the person really did send this e-mail.

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This is not at all acceptable from either side of the argument, but note that even this loon could not avoid mentioning the Koch brothers.

I have added a couple of paragraph breaks to make it easier to read, but left any spelling errors in place.

From: XXXX Sent: Wed 3/9/2011 9:18 PM
To: Sen.Kapanke; Sen.Darling; Sen.Cowles; Sen.Ellis; Sen.Fitzgerald; Sen.Galloway; Sen.Grothman; Sen.Harsdorf; Sen.Hopper; Sen.Kedzie; Sen.Lasee; Sen.Lazich; Sen.Leibham; Sen.Moulton; Sen.Olsen
Subject: Atten: Death threat!!!! Bomb!!!!

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!!!!

Update: Doug Powers over at Michelle Malkin’s place is waiting patiently for the left to come crying for a new tone. Big Government is wondering where the media is on the death threats.

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  1. GdavidH on March 10, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Ahhh… The civility of the left.

    Since when does "mob rule" = Democracy?

    These people are just plain ignoramus'.

    • Eric on March 10, 2011 at 3:35 pm

      This is really a sad commentary to how the extreme left views political speak. Progressive democrats have always responded this way to anyone who disagrees with them. They are such a thin-skinned bunch of whiners, and their ideas really don't have much value. They obviously can't relate to the taxpayer, the states debt or the constitutionality of the process. So this vile email message, cowardly sent anonymously, tells me only that the writer is totally lacking in core values and is an intellectual moron who's public school education has left him seriously lacking in his ability to spell correctly, form simple sentences, and is unable to articulate much of anything meaningful! Why don't you go get a job XXXX, and start paying your mother some rent for that bedroom basement of yours. Ugh… what a loser.

  2. RJ on March 10, 2011 at 6:44 am

    This type of posting should never be allowed. The fool who made these threats should be found and put away. This is AMERICA WHERE WE SHOULD DISAGREE PEACEFULLY. Shame on you Steve for posting such trash just to get the loonies all crazy, so they can go and get  their guns out.

    • GdavidH on March 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

      RJ…Do you post the same response over at HuffPo or Mediamatters when they run stories of alleged threats from the right? Did you defend Sarah Palin when they went goofy accusing her of  inspiring the AZ. shooter?  Do you think the protesters in Madison are disagreeing peacefully?

    • Eric on March 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      Good post GdavidH…

  3. PatRiot on March 10, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Potent stuff. 

    I hope the media realizes that this is a powderkeg.  As much as they SAY they have no responsibility and just report – they indeed do.  They had better do just that instead of yelling "fire" in a theater.

    Be it Koch's, Soros', Murdoch's, the DC spin maesters, media or big business, they will use ALL of us, left and right.  They will try to get what they want with OUR time, effort and money.

    Refuse to be a pawn for any of them. 

    Take a deep breath, remain calm, use common sense, say a prayer(there are no atheists in foxholes) and do the right thing.

  4. NH-Jim on March 10, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Once again, it proves the loonies are on the left and the realists are on the right.

    And, to RJ, above: if Steve or Jim Hoft did not post this, how else would we hear about it.  Not from our "beloved" MSNBC, ABC, PBS, CNN, CNBC, NBC, CBS, NYT, Wash Post, LA Times………  But that would be such wishful thinking.

    Somehow, they'll try to blame this e-mail on a TEA Party member only to find out it is another lefty lunatic like Jerrod Loughner; Maurice Schwenkler and Ariel Attack (threw bricks through windows of CO Democratic Party; Amy Bishop (Obama supporter shot & killed 3)…..

    Remember, it was our President who said, "confront them, get in their face".  Such wonderful words of civility and restraint.


    Should not these Wisconsin Republican Congresspeople and Governor be fearful in light of  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords assassination attempt?

  5. edwardinct on March 10, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Sounds like the perfect argument to support the second ammendmant, these Senators need real protection like the doctors Smith & Wesson can provide in providing lead based lobotomies to any lefty commie loons like the AZ idiot who shot the Congresswoman.

  6. TomTGRWolcott on March 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Dear Democrats The Pity Train has just derailed at the intersection of Suck it Up and Move On. It also Crashed into… The Republicans Won The Election, so please Stop the insanity in Wisconsin and Report to the corner of Get the Heck over it and We are the Loser… Complaints cam be forwarded to 1-800- DEM-LOST (1-800-336-5678) This Report was filed by Dr. Snivel, reporting live from the Corner of Quitters and Bitchin

  7. Dimsdale on March 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Over at the Legalinsurrection blog, Jacobson has a link to a series of tweets that make direct death threats against Walker, with both their real names and even their pictures!? I think it is a combination of rank stupidity and the well founded belief that neither the mainstream media nor the “Justice” Department will go after them.
    Once again, we see that under the thin veneer of loudly proclaimed tolerance is an uncontrolled, violent beast.

  8. Don Lombardo on March 11, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Looks like Liberals aren't listening to Messiah O'Bama on CIVILITY.

  9. Wayne SW on March 11, 2011 at 5:52 am

    oh dear…..the Dem melt down continues…..no bail…..when this is tied to a union, then conspiracy will be added……The Democrats Liberal Progressive Socialists have had it there way for decades.  A little push back and they squeal like the little babies they are…….

  10. Dimsdale on March 11, 2011 at 6:15 am

    They can't even claim that these are faked, because, without the shield of anonymity, there is no doubt of the identities of the threatening, and quite stupid (read it: liberal), people.


    When do the perp walks begin for threatening legislators?

    • GdavidH on March 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      Perp walks, not gonna happen. The current justice department has no problem with these idiots.
      Remember that the police at the capital there were not enforcing the judges order.

    • Dimsdale on March 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      I agree.  It was a purely rhetorical question.  If this were a group of anti abortion folks and a Dem governor, the water cannons would be out.  At least the legal and media versions…

  11. Fair Share on March 11, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    CT Republicans should file legislation that would prohibit public sector unions,?their union employees (plus their immediate family members), and their union members (plus their immediate family members) from donating to campaigns or candidates for any political office in the state.? The argument is that it is a conflict of interest for the politician to take money from a prospective contractor.

    This would go a long way toward eliminating the incentives for our elected officials to make such bad financial deals on our behalf.? If these kickbacks occurred in the private sector they would be illegal.

  12. Lynn on March 13, 2011 at 7:21 am

    "My God, I think he's got it" Paraphrased from My Fair Lady. Fair Share you are spot on. I never even thought of it before.

  13. Dimsdale on March 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    And to date, nary a peep from Crystal.   Wassup?


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