Giffords Discusses Threats on MSNBC Last March

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from wiki on the federal judge also shot:

"Judge Roll in 2009, faced death threats after presiding over a $32 million civil-rights lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by illegal immigrants against an Arizona rancher. After Judge Roll ruled the case would be certified, threats came from talk-radio shows which fueled controversy and spurred audiences into making threats against the judge[2].

The threats materialized after one show, Judge Roll's name logged more than 200 phone calls as some callers threatened the judge and his family[2].

This resulted in the judge and his wife were under a protection detail for one month as Judge Roll was given twenty four hours a day, seven days a week security by the US Marshals Service. An US Attorney's investigation ruled that four men were identified as threat makers, but no charges were filed[2].

In a July 9, 2009 interview with the Arizona Republic, Judge Roll described the time under high security as "unnerving and invasive. . . . By its nature it has to be," Roll said. Roll also said, "It (the security) was handled very professionally by the Marshals Service."

At the end of the month, Roll said four key men had been identified as threat makers["
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Well, there are extremists on both sides. It's just that super-hippies are "extremists" who are more likely to advocate the radical changing of the system through communal living, weed usage, and peace and love.

...those monsters!
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No more joint appearances for Biden and Obama, please.
Perhaps Obama should make sure to always invite Boner along to his public appearances. I wouldn't even mind if the honourable Boner always stood right in front of the president.
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Gawker gives some evidence that the guy is just a nut, and not even right wing (not left-wing either, just kind of incoherent). http://gawker.com/5728605/arizona-shoote…
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Everytime I hear someone on the news say, "Tuscon, Arizona," I think of your bit on This American Life's, "Return to the Scene of the Crime," Dan. Makes me sad for you.
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"Second in line for the presidency"
That is the first thing that came to my mind when he took over as Speaker. Then I thought, nah, don't be so cynical, what's the last political assassination we had in this country?

Um. Yeah. Not such a reassuring thought tonight.