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Senator Rand Paul Attacked at His Home

 

Take a moment and imagine the outrage, the front-page headlines, the call for frog-marches, the Rush-Limbaugh-blaming, and the tears flowing in the streets, if a Democrat was physically attacked at their home by a registered Republican. Just imagine.

That’s exactly what happened to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Friday. How many of you have heard this story? I hadn’t; I saw it in my Twitter feed. To be fair, I didn’t watch any TV today, but as much as I have been on the internet, you would think it would be easily noticed, right? Not if it’s a Republican. Well, here is the story. This happened at about 3 in the afternoon on Friday — just a guy out mowing the lawn…

Sen. Rand Paul Assaulted At Kentucky Home, Reportedly By Neighbor

Sen. Rand Paul was assaulted at his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky by an irate neighbor while he was mowing his lawn on Friday afternoon, according to neighbors.

Kentucky State Police have arrested the senator’s assailant, identified as Rene Boucher, 59, of Bowling Green for intentionally assaulting Paul at his home, causing minor injury, local law-enforcement officials confirmed to Fox News.

Fortunately it appears that no serious injuries resulted from the trouble.

Officials for Sen. Paul’s office say that the former presidential candidate did not suffer any major injuries. “Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault,” Kelsey Cooper, a spokeswoman for Paul, said in a statement to thehill.com. “The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine.”

I am shocked by this next part, and I am sure you are, too.

Voting records from the Kentucky State Board of Election list Boucher as a registered democrat, according to The Daily Caller. A person with his name also works as an anesthesiologist in Bowling Green.

I don’t understand how the MSM can sit there and continue to claim that they are not biased. It’s insulting to America.

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  1. Member

    It is my understanding that this because of an ongoing property line dispute. They were neighbors.

    • #1
    • November 4, 2017 at 6:32 pm
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  2. Member

    I don’t understand why someone’s voter registration has anything to do with an assault, either as victim or perpetrator.

    Or why a journalist, or supposed journalist, would put information in a report that has the flavor of a Google search, rather than actual investigative reporting.

    Unless there is evidence that voting or politics is part of the assault, that information is nothing but inflammatory gossip reporting.

    • #2
    • November 4, 2017 at 6:33 pm
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  3. Member

    Just a spat between two suburban neighbors who don’t see eye to eye on how the lawns should be mowed. Happens all the time.

    • #3
    • November 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm
    • 3 likes
  4. Member

    The facebook connection to Trump posts is also low brow.

    Shabby Shame on Fox News.

    • #4
    • November 4, 2017 at 6:38 pm
    • 3 likes
  5. Member

    Y’all are missing the amazing part: there is still a United States Senator (and former Presidential candidate) who cuts his own grass!

    • #5
    • November 4, 2017 at 6:39 pm
    • 61 likes
  6. Member

    Arahant (View Comment):
    Y’all are missing the amazing part: there is still a United States Senator (and former Presidential candidate) who cuts his own grass!

    Well, that’s what happens when there aren’t enough illegal immigrants to do it.

    • #6
    • November 4, 2017 at 6:42 pm
    • 13 likes
  7. Member

    @arahant

    You’re right. If Rand’s landscaper had been assaulted, the story would have been about lazy, greedy Rand has hired help.

    • #7
    • November 4, 2017 at 6:43 pm
    • 9 likes
  8. Member

    The Reticulator (View Comment):
    Well, that’s what happens when there aren’t enough illegal immigrants to do it.

    Yay! It’s working! This is why Trump.

    • #8
    • November 4, 2017 at 6:49 pm
    • 7 likes
  9. Thatcher
    JcTPatriot Post author

    Y’all guys defending the Democrat kind of missed the point. If it had been some Republican (especially a Deplorable) who had cold-cocked Chuck Schumer (who I doubt has ever mowed his own lawn) do you think it would be a big news story, or below-the-fold?

    • #9
    • November 4, 2017 at 6:50 pm
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  10. Member

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    Y’all guys defending the Democrat kind of missed the point. If it had been some Republican (especially a Deplorable) who had cold-cocked Chuck Schumer (who I doubt has ever mowed his own lawn) do you think it would be a big news story, or below-the-fold?

    Well, of course. But Fox should be better than LameStream.

    Even a parody story would have been better. I’m sorry Fox got the click I gave to read the story.

    Like: did the reporter talk to anyone to find out WHY the neighbor assaulted Rand?

    That was 10th grade reporting.

    To borrow Trump’s phrases:

    Sad. Very sad. Hu-uuu-gely sad.

    Fake News.

    Fox News is a Big Loser.

    • #10
    • November 4, 2017 at 6:58 pm
    • 3 likes
  11. Thatcher
    JcTPatriot Post author

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    Y’all guys defending the Democrat kind of missed the point. If it had been some Republican (especially a Deplorable) who had cold-cocked Chuck Schumer (who I doubt has ever mowed his own lawn) do you think it would be a big news story, or below-the-fold?

    Well, of course. But Fox should be better than LameStream.

    Even a parody story would have been better. I’m sorry Fox got the click I gave to read the story.

    Like: did the reporter talk to anyone to find out WHY the neighbor assaulted Rand?

    That was 10th grade reporting.

    To borrow Trump’s phrases:

    Sad. Very sad. Hu-uuu-gely sad.

    Fake News.

    Fox News is a Big Loser.

    Rand isn’t talking, as they quoted only his spokesman. The bad guy is in jail. Should they pay off the police chief to get the inside story like the MSM might do? Should they kick in Rand’s front door and demand an interview? Please, do tell, because it sounds to me like you actually want Fox News to act like the MSM.

    • #11
    • November 4, 2017 at 7:06 pm
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  12. Thatcher
    JcTPatriot Post author

    PHCheese (View Comment):
    It is my understanding that this because of an ongoing property line dispute. They were neighbors.

    Link? Proof? Post it.

    • #12
    • November 4, 2017 at 7:06 pm
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    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    Y’all guys defending the Democrat kind of missed the point. If it had been some Republican (especially a Deplorable) who had cold-cocked Chuck Schumer (who I doubt has ever mowed his own lawn) do you think it would be a big news story, or below-the-fold?

    Well, of course. But Fox should be better than LameStream.

    Even a parody story would have been better. I’m sorry Fox got the click I gave to read the story.

    Like: did the reporter talk to anyone to find out WHY the neighbor assaulted Rand?

    That was 10th grade reporting.

    To borrow Trump’s phrases:

    Sad. Very sad. Hu-uuu-gely sad.

    Fake News.

    Fox News is a Big Loser.

    Rand isn’t talking, as they quoted only his spokesman. The bad guy is in jail. Should they pay off the police chief to get the inside story like the MSM might do? Should they kick in Rand’s front door and demand an interview? Please, do tell, because it sounds to me like you actually want Fox News to act like the MSM.

    Then maybe there was no story. I think that is my point.

    The one line of Rand was attacked wouldn’t cut it, so they filled their story with stuff? Irrelevant stuff?

    And Rand is smart to say nothing. Nothing he says will be taken at face value, but twisted.

    And if the neighbors don’t talk, that says good things about them.

    No I don’t want the media to break down doors for a story. But neither should they make stuff up, just to fill their page and air time.

    • #13
    • November 4, 2017 at 7:11 pm
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    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    PHCheese (View Comment):
    It is my understanding that this because of an ongoing property line dispute. They were neighbors.

    Link? Proof? Post it.

    See…now your a journalist. Expecting support for a claim of fact.

    ?

    • #14
    • November 4, 2017 at 7:12 pm
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    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    PHCheese (View Comment):
    It is my understanding that this because of an ongoing property line dispute. They were neighbors.

    Link? Proof? Post it.

    His neighbor on the other side called me?

    • #15
    • November 4, 2017 at 7:25 pm
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  16. Thatcher
    JcTPatriot Post author

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    Y’all guys defending the Democrat kind of missed the point. If it had been some Republican (especially a Deplorable) who had cold-cocked Chuck Schumer (who I doubt has ever mowed his own lawn) do you think it would be a big news story, or below-the-fold?

    Well, of course. But Fox should be better than LameStream.

    Even a parody story would have been better. I’m sorry Fox got the click I gave to read the story.

    Like: did the reporter talk to anyone to find out WHY the neighbor assaulted Rand?

    That was 10th grade reporting.

    To borrow Trump’s phrases:

    Sad. Very sad. Hu-uuu-gely sad.

    Fake News.

    Fox News is a Big Loser.

    Rand isn’t talking, as they quoted only his spokesman. The bad guy is in jail. Should they pay off the police chief to get the inside story like the MSM might do? Should they kick in Rand’s front door and demand an interview? Please, do tell, because it sounds to me like you actually want Fox News to act like the MSM.

    Then maybe there was no story. I think that is my point.

    The one line of Rand was attacked wouldn’t cut it, so they filled their story with stuff? Irrelevant stuff?

    And Rand is smart to say nothing. Nothing he says will be taken at face value, but twisted.

    And if the neighbors don’t talk, that says good things about them.

    No I don’t want the media to break down doors for a story. But neither should they make stuff up, just to fill their page and air time.

    I honestly have no idea what you are talking about. I just went and re-read the story from my link and saw nothing untrue. Which part was “made up” as you put it? Please copy the untrue part and paste it here, and I’ll follow up on it. Thanks.

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    • November 4, 2017 at 7:33 pm
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  17. Thatcher
    JcTPatriot Post author

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    PHCheese (View Comment):
    It is my understanding that this because of an ongoing property line dispute. They were neighbors.

    Link? Proof? Post it.

    His neighbor on the other side called me?

    Right. Got it. You made it up.

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    • November 4, 2017 at 7:34 pm
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    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    PHCheese (View Comment):
    It is my understanding that this because of an ongoing property line dispute. They were neighbors.

    Link? Proof? Post it.

    His neighbor on the other side called me?

    Right. Got it. You made it up.

    No actually I didn’t but I read stuff all day and I didn’t remember where I saw that and I don’t plan to spend a minute looking for it. It’s out there, you find it, it’s past my bedtime.

    • #18
    • November 4, 2017 at 7:46 pm
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    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    Y’all guys defending the Democrat kind of missed the point. If it had been some Republican (especially a Deplorable) who had cold-cocked Chuck Schumer (who I doubt has ever mowed his own lawn) do you think it would be a big news story, or below-the-fold?

    Well, of course. But Fox should be better than LameStream.

    Even a parody story would have been better. I’m sorry Fox got the click I gave to read the story.

    Like: did the reporter talk to anyone to find out WHY the neighbor assaulted Rand?

    That was 10th grade reporting.

    To borrow Trump’s phrases:

    Sad. Very sad. Hu-uuu-gely sad.

    Fake News.

    Fox News is a Big Loser.

    Rand isn’t talking, as they quoted only his spokesman. The bad guy is in jail. Should they pay off the police chief to get the inside story like the MSM might do? Should they kick in Rand’s front door and demand an interview? Please, do tell, because it sounds to me like you actually want Fox News to act like the MSM.

    Then maybe there was no story. I think that is my point.

    The one line of Rand was attacked wouldn’t cut it, so they filled their story with stuff? Irrelevant stuff?

    And Rand is smart to say nothing. Nothing he says will be taken at face value, but twisted.

    And if the neighbors don’t talk, that says good things about them.

    No I don’t want the media to break down doors for a story. But neither should they make stuff up, just to fill their page and air time.

    I honestly have no idea what you are talking about. I just went and re-read the story from my link and saw nothing untrue. Which part was “made up” as you put it? Please copy the untrue part and paste it here, and I’ll follow up on it. Thanks.

    Made up, as in relevant to the assault, which is the “story.”

    A man with the same name…is in x profession. Is this THE same man, or someone who shares the name? That they worded it the way they did suggests: not verified.

    Someone on facebook with anti-trump statements…

    Not necessarily untrue, but what is the connection to the main story?

    But no motive for the assault. Which WOULD be part of the story.

    It is a non-story other then the lead. Rand assaulted by neighbor. Perpetrator in custody. Senator Rand okay, and may finish mowing the lawn tomorrow. Updates pending further investigation. ###

    • #19
    • November 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm
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  20. Moderator

    Austin Bay over on Instapundit summed it up nicely: “Republican 2016 Presidential Candidate Who Survived Assassination Attempt By Bernie Sanders Supporter Is Physically Assaulted By Angry Kentucky Democrat.”

    • #20
    • November 4, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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  21. Thatcher
    JcTPatriot Post author

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    Y’all guys defending the Democrat kind of missed the point. If it had been some Republican (especially a Deplorable) who had cold-cocked Chuck Schumer (who I doubt has ever mowed his own lawn) do you think it would be a big news story, or below-the-fold?

    Well, of course. But Fox should be better than LameStream.

    Even a parody story would have been better. I’m sorry Fox got the click I gave to read the story.

    Like: did the reporter talk to anyone to find out WHY the neighbor assaulted Rand?

    That was 10th grade reporting.

    To borrow Trump’s phrases:

    Sad. Very sad. Hu-uuu-gely sad.

    Fake News.

    Fox News is a Big Loser.

    Rand isn’t talking, as they quoted only his spokesman. The bad guy is in jail. Should they pay off the police chief to get the inside story like the MSM might do? Should they kick in Rand’s front door and demand an interview? Please, do tell, because it sounds to me like you actually want Fox News to act like the MSM.

    Then maybe there was no story. I think that is my point.

    The one line of Rand was attacked wouldn’t cut it, so they filled their story with stuff? Irrelevant stuff?

    And Rand is smart to say nothing. Nothing he says will be taken at face value, but twisted.

    And if the neighbors don’t talk, that says good things about them.

    No I don’t want the media to break down doors for a story. But neither should they make stuff up, just to fill their page and air time.

    I honestly have no idea what you are talking about. I just went and re-read the story from my link and saw nothing untrue. Which part was “made up” as you put it? Please copy the untrue part and paste it here, and I’ll follow up on it. Thanks.

    Made up, as in relevant to the assault, which is the “story.”

    A man with the same name…is in x profession. Is this THE same man, or someone who shares the name? That they worded it the way they did suggests: not verified.

    Someone on facebook with anti-trump statements…

    Not necessarily untrue, but what is the connection to the main story?

    But no motive for the assault. Which WOULD be part of the story.

    It is a non-story other then the lead. Rand assaulted by neighbor. Perpetrator in custody. Senator Rand okay, and may finish mowing the lawn tomorrow. Updates pending further investigation. ###

    You can certainly say that they had facts in the story that were not relevant to the story, but you can’t say they made up the facts. “Made up” means lying.

    “A person with his name also works as an anesthesiologist in Bowling Green.” A fact, but irrelevant. I also wonder why that was included.
    “A Facebook account that is alleged to be maintained by Boucher was found to contain multiple anti-Trump postings.” A fact that could imply the motive, since the police aren’t forthcoming with the motive. He wouldn’t be the first Trump Hater to attack a Republican.

    You hate Fox News; I get it. No problem. Most of the Left hates Fox News. But you can’t call them liars without listing the lie. Adios.

    • #21
    • November 4, 2017 at 8:22 pm
    • 3 likes
  22. Member

    Yes, strange reactions here, JcT. Why isn’t this in the news? I see it’s on the right column at Drudge but is he not an A list celebrity? Is he persona non grata for the media somehow? And conservatives don’t like him so they aren’t interested perhaps?

    I do completely agree with you that if this was a prominent or middling Democrat that it would be covered with venom and glee in their sick mixture that only leftists can concoct.

    • #22
    • November 4, 2017 at 8:46 pm
    • 9 likes
  23. Thatcher
    JcTPatriot Post author

    Amy Schley (View Comment):
    Austin Bay over on Instapundit summed it up nicely: “Republican 2016 Presidential Candidate Who Survived Assassination Attempt By Bernie Sanders Supporter Is Physically Assaulted By Angry Kentucky Democrat.”

    Poor guy can’t catch a break. I’m starting to think none of us can, with the way the Left is totally freaking out.

    • #23
    • November 4, 2017 at 8:52 pm
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  24. Member

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    Y’all guys defending the Democrat kind of missed the point. If it had been some Republican (especially a Deplorable) who had cold-cocked Chuck Schumer (who I doubt has ever mowed his own lawn) do you think it would be a big news story, or below-the-fold?

    Well, of course. But Fox should be better than LameStream.

    Even a parody story would have been better. I’m sorry Fox got the click I gave to read the story.

    Like: did the reporter talk to anyone to find out WHY the neighbor assaulted Rand?

    That was 10th grade reporting.

    To borrow Trump’s phrases:

    Sad. Very sad. Hu-uuu-gely sad.

    Fake News.

    Fox News is a Big Loser.

    Rand isn’t talking, as they quoted only his spokesman. The bad guy is in jail. Should they pay off the police chief to get the inside story like the MSM might do? Should they kick in Rand’s front door and demand an interview? Please, do tell, because it sounds to me like you actually want Fox News to act like the MSM.

    Then maybe there was no story. I think that is my point.

    The one line of Rand was attacked wouldn’t cut it, so they filled their story with stuff? Irrelevant stuff?

    And Rand is smart to say nothing. Nothing he says will be taken at face value, but twisted.

    And if the neighbors don’t talk, that says good things about them.

    No I don’t want the media to break down doors for a story. But neither should they make stuff up, just to fill their page and air time.

    I honestly have no idea what you are talking about. I just went and re-read the story from my link and saw nothing untrue. Which part was “made up” as you put it? Please copy the untrue part and paste it here, and I’ll follow up on it. Thanks.

    Made up, as in relevant to the assault, which is the “story.”

    A man with the same name…is in x profession. Is this THE same man, or someone who shares the name? That they worded it the way they did suggests: not verified.

    Someone on facebook with anti-trump statements…

    Not necessarily untrue, but what is the connection to the main story?

    But no motive for the assault. Which WOULD be part of the story.

    It is a non-story other then the lead. Rand assaulted by neighbor. Perpetrator in custody. Senator Rand okay, and may finish mowing the lawn tomorrow. Updates pending further investigation. ###

    You can certainly say that they had facts in the story that were not relevant to the story, but you can’t say they made up the facts. “Made up” means lying.

    “A person with his name also works as an anesthesiologist in Bowling Green.” A fact, but irrelevant. I also wonder why that was included.
    “A Facebook account that is alleged to be maintained by Boucher was found to contain multiple anti-Trump postings.” A fact that could imply the motive, since the police aren’t forthcoming with the motive. He wouldn’t be the first Trump Hater to attack a Republican.

    You hate Fox News; I get it. No problem. Most of the Left hates Fox News. But you can’t call them liars without listing the lie. Adios.

    I don’t hate Fox News. I don’t watch Fox, or the others. Your post caused me to seek facts that clarified.

    I agree with your premise that the story would have been “different” in scale and perceived worthiness, had roles been reversed. If done in the same shoddy manner, I would also have rejected it, the same.

    If news is random factoids tacked together, designed to suggest, rather than clarify, or reveal the truth, I’m not interested. From Fox, or anybody else.

    I take your point about “made up.” Bad word choice on my part.

    Gluten Nacht.

    Guten Nacht. (darn auto correct)

    • #24
    • November 4, 2017 at 9:50 pm
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    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    Y’all guys defending the Democrat kind of missed the point. If it had been some Republican (especially a Deplorable) who had cold-cocked Chuck Schumer (who I doubt has ever mowed his own lawn) do you think it would be a big news story, or below-the-fold?

    Well, of course. But Fox should be better than LameStream.

    Even a parody story would have been better. I’m sorry Fox got the click I gave to read the story.

    Like: did the reporter talk to anyone to find out WHY the neighbor assaulted Rand?

    That was 10th grade reporting.

    To borrow Trump’s phrases:

    Sad. Very sad. Hu-uuu-gely sad.

    Fake News.

    Fox News is a Big Loser.

    Rand isn’t talking, as they quoted only his spokesman. The bad guy is in jail. Should they pay off the police chief to get the inside story like the MSM might do? Should they kick in Rand’s front door and demand an interview? Please, do tell, because it sounds to me like you actually want Fox News to act like the MSM.

    Then maybe there was no story. I think that is my point.

    The one line of Rand was attacked wouldn’t cut it, so they filled their story with stuff? Irrelevant stuff?

    And Rand is smart to say nothing. Nothing he says will be taken at face value, but twisted.

    And if the neighbors don’t talk, that says good things about them.

    No I don’t want the media to break down doors for a story. But neither should they make stuff up, just to fill their page and air time.

    I honestly have no idea what you are talking about. I just went and re-read the story from my link and saw nothing untrue. Which part was “made up” as you put it? Please copy the untrue part and paste it here, and I’ll follow up on it. Thanks.

    Made up, as in relevant to the assault, which is the “story.”

    A man with the same name…is in x profession. Is this THE same man, or someone who shares the name? That they worded it the way they did suggests: not verified.

    Someone on facebook with anti-trump statements…

    Not necessarily untrue, but what is the connection to the main story?

    But no motive for the assault. Which WOULD be part of the story.

    It is a non-story other then the lead. Rand assaulted by neighbor. Perpetrator in custody. Senator Rand okay, and may finish mowing the lawn tomorrow. Updates pending further investigation. ###

    You can certainly say that they had facts in the story that were not relevant to the story, but you can’t say they made up the facts. “Made up” means lying.

    “A person with his name also works as an anesthesiologist in Bowling Green.” A fact, but irrelevant. I also wonder why that was included.
    “A Facebook account that is alleged to be maintained by Boucher was found to contain multiple anti-Trump postings.” A fact that could imply the motive, since the police aren’t forthcoming with the motive. He wouldn’t be the first Trump Hater to attack a Republican.

    You hate Fox News; I get it. No problem. Most of the Left hates Fox News. But you can’t call them liars without listing the lie. Adios.

    I think it is hilarious I am presumed a leftist because I don’t bow to Fox News.

    Seriously, tears in my eyes.

    I get my news days later than it happens from Three Martini Lunch at 7am, and @andrewklavan at 11:11 am. The closest I get to current current events is Member & Main Feed Ricochet.

    • #25
    • November 4, 2017 at 9:56 pm
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    Jules PA (View Comment):
    Gluten Nacht.

    I’m triggered. ;^D

    • #26
    • November 4, 2017 at 10:16 pm
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  27. Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):
    Gluten Nacht.

    I’m triggered. ;^D

    Well, you missed the auto correct tutorial in Chix PIT…

    Guten not Gluten. Guten not Nguyen. Gluten not Flute. Fox, not Fix. Fox not Doc, unless its @docjay.

    Autocorrect is more like twist my words. I bet autocorrect is built and run by a 10th grade journalist. LoLz.

    • #27
    • November 4, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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  28. Member

    I’m confused by the suggestion that this is not getting reported. I first saw headlines on Wapo, the BBC, and Fox; looking now, it looks like everyone is reporting it. Every story I read speculates that there might be a political motive, but it might also be a dispute between neighbors, and because no one is talking, it’s hard to say which at this point. What else is anyone supposed to say about it?

    • #28
    • November 5, 2017 at 5:26 am
    • 6 likes
  29. Thatcher
    JcTPatriot Post author

    The Whether Man (View Comment):
    I’m confused by the suggestion that this is not getting reported. I first saw headlines on Wapo, the BBC, and Fox; looking now, it looks like everyone is reporting it. Every story I read speculates that there might be a political motive, but it might also be a dispute between neighbors, and because no one is talking, it’s hard to say which at this point. What else is anyone supposed to say about it?

    I didn’t see it in a headline, such as it would be (in my opinion) if Chuck Schumer had been attacked at his home. I had to scroll down “below the fold” at WaPo’s site to find it. On CNN.com is was just another line somewhere on the page and even that is gone now. WSJ had it below the fold and it’s gone now. Of course FoxNews.com covered it; that what I linked.

    That was the direction I chose for this story. Imagine how huge the story would have been, if it had been a Democrat Senator attacked by a registered Republican. That’s all.

    • #29
    • November 5, 2017 at 5:54 am
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):
    Just a spat between two suburban neighbors who don’t see eye to eye on how the lawns should be mowed. Happens all the time.

    My neighbor in okla chewed me out for mowing a little over the line but there was no physical Attack involved. I promised never to mow a blade of his grass again and that was the end of it. But some folks just can’t control themselves out seems.

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    • November 5, 2017 at 5:56 am
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