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October 14, 2006

I get letters...

From: [Redacted]@cs.com [Someone posts under the same email at The Free Republic, though]
Subject: What Do You Know ? ? ?
Date: October 14, 2006 11:20:57 AM EDT
To: [Lindsay Beyerstein]

What do your kind think you know ?

You leftwing shitballs poison the well for all of us Americans, but your kind do no better .

It is not that you and your kind don't have the right to call yourselves Americans, you do not deserve to live .

That goes for all of you shit-balls in New York City-an urban cesspool that hopefull will get nuked in the near future !

All punctuation and spelling original, including the odd habit of putting spaces before punctuation marks. [Raw source below the fold.]

Update: I filed an official complaint with The FBI on Saturday afternoon, shortly after I posted the email. I'm not the least bit afraid of the thumbsucking bedwetter who sent me the email, but s/he's way out of line and likely outside the law. That kind of behavior has consequences. Make veiled threats, start a paper trail. Your choice.

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What do your kind think you know ?

You leftwing shitballs poison the well for all of us Americans, but your
kind do no better .

It is not that you and your kind don't have the right to call yourselves
Americans,
you do not deserve to live .

That goes for all of you shit-balls in New York City-
an urban cesspool that hopefull will get nuked in the near future !

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Comments

To be fair, I think some of the same things about the Southern Republicans.

OTOH, the people in my neck of the woods (a) didn't commit explicit treason, (b) didn't birth the most successful terrorist organization ever to operate on American soil, (c) haven't been on the wrong side of pretty much every major moral issue that has confronted the country for a hundred years, and (d) believe that, in America, you have to at least gesture at a fair hearing before you put an American citizen in jail forever. Even accounting for bias, I think our claim to be the "real Americans" is a fair bit stronger.

Interesting. So if the Pentagon had gone unbombed, no war? Surely a single plane going down wouldn't have been cause for two separate full scale invasions. Screw the WTC! (Or was it that they used planes, rather than nukes? I'm just so confused.)

Hey, thanks for linking to FR, though. I literally never think to look at it on my own, but I needed a good laugh this afternoon.

Finally, on behalf of my fellow shitballs, I'd just like to apologize for the poisoning. We were just trying to have a meaningful discussion, and we should have known better. Our bad.

I just re-read my comment, and I worry that it could be interpreted as minimizing the deaths of Flight 93. I didn't mean to do so. I meant only that it's unlikely we would have invaded Afghanistan following a single-plane crash.

He really should have limited his call for “nuking” NYC to Manhattan & the Manhattanites - All those innocent neighborhood folks in the boroughs don’t deserve his wrath.

take this sort of thing seriously, L. you use your name online, your image, and your a woman. the freaks are out there, and it's worth being careful.

i'm not scared of them, but they do distress me greatly, the more rabid of the other side. i wonder at the kind of mind which would harbor these beliefs, and what else they are capable of doing, thinking. i tend to be a little foily and shrill, but given the choice, i'd take legal measures and legislative action and representative democracy every time, over extreme measures to vanquish the opposition. people like this strike me as the types who'd just as easily pick up a gun and shoot us as they would vote. that so many of them are "christians" makes me even more nervous.

i've argued elsewhere that i think it's a distinct possibility that sometime in my lifetime we could see a real civil war in this country. eventually, as a nation we'll have to pay the costs of bush's wars and policy disasters. given all the other stuff on the horizon (peak oil, environmental disaster, a globally hegemonic chinese state) i worry that this generation of amurkins doesn't have what it takes to pull it together and ride our the storms. people like this guy seem more likely to fall in line behind a theocrat or demagogue, than they are to follow a future FDR.

That goes for all of you shit-balls in New York City- an urban cesspool that hopefull will get nuked in the near future !

Hmmm... I think if you translate some of al Qaeda's proclamations, they say things very much like this. Of course, translators work hard to use better grammar and spelling, but I think the general thrust of the belief is remarkably similar.

It is not that you and your kind don't have the right to call yourselves Americans, you do not deserve to live

Hmmm... this one too. Your e-mailer wants to see NYC bombed and wants to see Americans dead. Sounds like you may have attracted an al Qaeda sympathizer. You know they hate us for our freedoms, don't you? Have you turned this over to the FBI anti-terrorism unit yet?

I'm just wondering what "your kind" refers to, since he's clearly making a distinction between you and "leftwing shitballs". Or maybe you're a subset.

Rightwingers will tell you it's a violent, brutal world out there, and they'll set themselves to proving it, every day.

Frankly, I don't think that putting his name on it would embarass Tim Blair that much more...

The "spaces before punctuation" thing is interesting. Didn't you get some freeper trolls way back who did the same thing with quotation marks? Who, for any reason, ever thinks that's correct? Have they never read anything?

Also, SomeCallMeTim: Way to fight shithead with shithead.

People are like this I tend to think are isolated losers, eaten up with their their own rage and sense of victimization. Ninety-nine percent of the time they're too cowardly to be anything but harmless, unless they happen to find a mob to join, or a political Daddy to take over the machinery of the state for them. And that of course is exactly what they long for.

Also, SomeCallMeTim: Way to fight shithead with shithead.

Who knows, I'm not omniscient. Maybe hugs and kisses is the way to go. Maybe seventh time is a charm. In the meantime, I'm sure that PNAC's putting together a letter that needs signatures.

nice letter. they really love you !

i found your site because one of my technorati tags matched yours. i write about celebs I work with. (in a positvie light. imagine that)

on a related note we just finished previewing a film and we were reading the audience responses. i'm wondering if the person who wrote that letter saw our film.....

THANK YOU Chicago Dyke. I share your concern and I share Lindsay's name.

He really should have limited his call for “nuking” NYC to Manhattan & the Manhattanites - All those innocent neighborhood folks in the boroughs don’t deserve his wrath.

Thanks very much Fitz, I really appreciate that.

I do take this kind of behavior very seriously. That's why I filled out a complaint on the FBI's website. I'm not the least bit afraid of the thumbsucking bedwetter who sent the message, whoever he is.

However, this letter is a veiled threat and hate speech. The authorities need to be alerted. This kind of behavior should have consequences.

Good for you. The rest is unpleasant, but "you do not deserve to live" may be criminal.

To be fair, we probably should nuke Mecca and NYC from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...

Just a note about something you might want to edit in your post. You redacted the name in the "From:" text of the email but it isn't redacted in the header info that you included. You might want to redact there, also, unless of course you meant to leave it in.

"Why do they hate us?" That was the question asked over and over in the days following 9/11. My response was always to refer to the typical pre-9/11 view of New York (and L.A.) among "real Amurkins." As NYC is to salt of the earth morons like this e-mailer -- elitist, immoral, degenerate, literate, etc. -- the USA is to much of the world (maybe not the "literate" part, though).

I envy you and your blog juice. I don't even get hate mail.

A comment (in its entirety) by this person at Free Republic:

I am not a Floridian, but if I were, I would vote for Rep. Katherine Harris, for U.S. Senate, without hesitation !

I have been contributing to her campaign since last September- I will be supporting her, thru the next . .

At first, I thought he or she suddenly slumped over in an alcoholic blackout, jabbing at the period key. But now I'm seeing more of a sudden fugue event, with howling and deranged gibbering and the chair falling over backwards, and that sort of thing.

This guy is quite the illiterate creep.

To see the democrat/lefty equivalent, read huffingtonpost or crooksandliars any day.

This ain't news.

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chicago dyke raises a legitimate point.There are idiots out there.

I think that bloggers, esp opinionated ones may strive to be "everywhere but nowhere" or however Joyce put it.

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By the way, Hand Counted Paper Ballots: I agree with that completely. Electronic voting can and should come soon, but it should be easy and cheap to have a paper backup.

Well, as a New Yorker (a Manhattanite, even!), I welcome the nuclear attack. It'll bring down property values and make my apartment more affordable.

+1 for turning this over to the FBI.

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