Category Archives: Joe Miller
From C&L’s VideoCafe:
From the Alaska Daily News:
The editor of the Alaska Dispatch website was arrested by U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller’s private security guards Sunday as the editor attempted to interview Miller at the end of a public event in an Anchorage school.
Tony Hopfinger was handcuffed by the guards and detained in a hallway at Central Middle School until Anchorage police came and told the guards to release Hopfinger.
Hopfinger has not been charged but the owner of the Drop Zone, the private security firm that’s been providing Miller’s security, accused Hopfinger of trespassing at the public event, a town hall sponsored by the Miller campaign. The owner, William Fulton, also said Hopfinger assaulted a man by shoving him.
Anchorage Police who responded to the call said they would leave it to the District Attorney’s office to decide whether to prosecute. They spent more than an hour taking statements, then left.
Dave N.: Gee, one can only imagine what the anguished screams would be sounding like if, say, this were a Democrat at a public event at a public school using thugs to rough up an accredited journalist — which Hopfinger is.(emphasis mine)
The must-read on this: Shannyn Moore at Mudflats. Does it not surprise anyone that Blackwater and far-right extremism figure into this?
Don’t you just love when Rethugs/Teabaggers and their brownshirts have a meltdown over simple questions they are asked? Video below.
The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur takes on the “Tea Party” hypocrites who are trashing the government for helping others while themselves being more than willing to take those government handouts for their own, in The Dylan Ratigan show’s daily rant segment.
There’s Michele Bachmann and her farm subsidies. — A guest poster followup: Michele Bachmann did vote to protect farm subsidies for wealthy recipients.
Joe Miller and his wife’s unemployment benefits — Despite Joe Miller Calling Federal Aid Unconstitutional, His Wife Received Unemployment Benefits.
Joe Miller and his farm subsidies — Joe Miller Admits Reaping Federal Farm Subsidies Despite Railing Against Taking Government Funds.
Ron Johnson’s HUD grant — Ron Johnson’s Latest Hypocrisy on Government Assistance: His Own Job Was Created by a Government Grant
And last but not least, Sharron Angle’s government health care — Sharron Angle And Her Husband Receive Government Health Care .
And the video below.