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NC Congressman assaults student

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:09 PM
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To use the vernacular of the Congressman's own district, he needs a mudhole stomped in his tail. That'll sober him up, even if he is just drunk on power.




posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:14 PM
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Originally posted by Doc Velocity

Originally posted by getreadyalready
Doc, what about your heart?
Take it down a notch, don't stress yourself.

Only problem is, now I can't pronounce the letter "C" and have to use the letter "B" instead. Silly bunt.


— Doc Velocity




[edit on 6/14/2010 by Doc Velocity]


This is admittedly off topic but I HAVE TO SAY IT...


This is why we freakin love you Doc lol.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:19 PM
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LOL. I knew it was a stroke, been on vacation 2 weeks and forgot. 1 letter out of 26 isn't too bad, nice recovery!

BTW, I agree that celebrities and politicians are "begging" for our attention, but I disagree that we should treat them differently because of it, or even that we should grant their wish with more attention.

Celebrities should be judged on talent, not attention. Some people are famous, just for being famous. Others are one-hit wonders, that make a career out of staying in the news, and we are to blame for that, not them.

Politicians are often elected on popularity and press. More people will remember this guys name now, than ever before, and if he plays his cards right it will actually help his career! Ridiculous!

We should stay out of their private lives, give them the courtesy of privacy, and then judge them solely on their bills, votes, and press conferences. I know that not everyone agrees with me, but I could care less who they are sleeping with, whether their nanny pays taxes, or how fast they drive, I am only concerned with what laws they are writing or voting on, and how those laws affect ME!



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:21 PM
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Wow. Talk about a story going viral. There are now more than
3,310,000 search results in a Google "web" search on this topic, but only 34 results using a Google "news" search on the same topic.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:21 PM
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He's issued a statement on it now..

Bob Etheridge Statement


Washington, DC, Jun 14 - U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) released the following statement on the viral video which appeared on the internet today:

“I have seen the video posted on several blogs. I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved. Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect. No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response. I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse.”


Spoken like a true politician. If you or I did that and it was caught on tape we'd be facing charges. Hopefully he'll be voted out at least.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:39 PM
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Well, maybe Obama can take the Congressman and the Students to the White House for a beer. Offer the students some cabinet aide positions, and get the Congressman's support on more socialist laws. Then with all this new found press and viral video, the Congressman can get re-elected and appointed to some coveted committees!

For me, and maybe it is just me, but our current press corps / politician / pop culture society is really damning this country! No accountability, no natural consequences, everything is spin-doctoring and litigation? We either martyr or crucify people when they make a mistake, and a 30 word apology can get you billions of minutes of airtime and internet buzz? We want to press charges on someone for defending their personal space, but then we want to demand more personal freedoms and rights?

I really believe that we are our own problem, and we need to fix ourselves first. Maybe I'm having a stroke too, because I can only see thousands and thousands of interlocking tangled loops of chaotic opinion, and nothing ever goes anywhere, and it is impossible to add or remove a ring. 8 year olds get arrested for playground pranks, while Congressman get to just apologize and move on? People can literally surround you and force you to cower in a corner protecting your eyes, but if you push your way through them it is assault? Gun control advocates carry weapons in DC while writing laws telling us that we cannot? Immigration critics demand reform while employing illegal nannies and construction workers?

I gotta stop watching and reading the news, I'm getting a headache!



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:42 PM
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I wonder why the videographers are not pressing charges against them? There is no reason to put any hands on anyone. He should have just ignored them and walked right past them. No confrontation no video to put up on the internet. That is definitely assault. He grabs the back of the guy's neck very forcible and brings the guy near him and asks "what is your name?". I hope this guy is going to receive a lot of # for it and I hope he steps down from his position or steps down for running or whatever.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:44 PM
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I think that his opponent stands a good chance of winning after
this little "incident". His opponent :

www.reneeforcongress.com...





[edit on 14-6-2010 by manta78]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:48 PM
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Must be the stress of being a democrat representative.

The Obama machine is giving the party a bad name. I would snap too if I had to deal with Obama and the tsars then go home and deal with angry constituents.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by Frogs
He's issued a statement on it now..

Bob Etheridge Statement


Washington, DC, Jun 14 - U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) released the following statement on the viral video which appeared on the internet today:

“I have seen the video posted on several blogs. I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved. Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect. No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response. I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse.”


Spoken like a true politician. If you or I did that and it was caught on tape we'd be facing charges. Hopefully he'll be voted out at least.


This guy can go [snip] himself. He "deeply and profoundly regrets" being caught on video acting like a jackass. It really looks like he is treating others from all viewpoints with respect doesn't it? You can see the respect written all over his face.

What I want to know is why has he not been arrested and charged? I can PRMOISE you, had it been me who had manhandled him, I would be arrested and charged faster than I can blink. So what's the hold up?

[edit on 14-6-2010 by MrWendal]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 01:22 PM
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I don't know, something seems shady here.

Why is the kid's face blurred out ?? Why didn't he press charges ?? Why didn't they just tell the congressman who they were ?? why.

Had they been following and antagonizing the congressman ?

He seemed angry and fearfull. Though don't get it wrong everybody, I dont agree with his actions.

... and while yes, that is the legal definition of assault, I have never agreed with it, as it is usually used against us, not for us. You can get charged for assault for stepping on a cops foot these days, .... so thats where I was coming from with that.

Maybe he's just a mean old man, who see's his end in sight, ..... and knows hell is out there, .... waiting.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 01:29 PM
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This dude is obviously upset that his blow up doll deflated. He was probably just in a hurry to get to the local tire shop to get it patched up and inflated again. Poor guy was just frustrated!

In all seriousness, this is a total disgrace. This guy should be sent home next election.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 03:22 PM
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He acted on the same urge I have had since 1980. I just want to slap one of those spoiled little republican whiners. Remember the character that Michal J Fox played on Family Ties, everybody wanted to slap him.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 04:54 PM
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If I do the exact same thing to a Congressman. Grab him physically and refuse to release him. I go to jail.

Why is Etheridge not charged with assault since it is on tape? Does anyone here believe you would not be in jail if you did this to him.

He should be expelled from Congress immediately and face prosecution for the assault. Anything less is unacceptable.

This man is clearly unstable and not fit to be making decisions that impact our future as a people an a nation.

This is where we find out if the DNC is Good Ole Boy operation.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 04:59 PM
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I don't know about stomping him down, but we have the right to defend ourselves, and a punch to the face would've been legal IMO. Personally, I probably would've just pushed the **** outta him.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:37 PM
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For what its worth...from a pure analytical pov I would venture to say that for whatever reason the congressman acted in a fight or flight trigger?!

WTF?
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Look at him as he approaches...he is lost in another world. All kidding aside I wonder what Nancy Pelosi had to say.

And then he just freaks...not normal rational behavior for anybody, especially a groomed and trained congressman.

So truly, no kidding ..this gets my hair standing on end, Something is up!

Why would he be that stressed. Most congressman are happy to leave office imo.
Sometimes I wonder if some are "forced" to not retire if you get my drift.

A bird in hand is better then two in the bush.

But I do not believe that is it...something else grabbed this guy by the balls before he met the students.

[edit on 14-6-2010 by whiteraven]



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 08:14 AM
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This may be an unpopular opinion but I think the Congressman was defending himself. If the students wanted to do a "project" they should have contacted the Congressman's office which would be the mature, professional thing to do...not wait for him to walk down a street, going somewhere. Maybe the Congressman felt threatened. How would you feel if some guys were standing on a corner waiting for you, along with filming you (most likely without the Congressman's authorization mind you)?



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by FBI 33
How would you feel if some guys were standing on a corner waiting for you, along with filming you (most likely without the Congressman's authorization mind you)?


They're called CCTV, Red Light Cameras, Time Square Cameras and all sorts of other cameras and NO, I DON'T like them. So any time the FEMA/NWO/Criminal Masterminds want to take down their cameras and their ridiculous trespassing laws, I'd be more than happy to give them a little more slack here when trying to contact a congressmen. Quid Pro Quo.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 09:32 AM
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No he was being an ass...but he did seem shaken and stirred.



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