Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Anger is a terrible thing.....

...on which to ground your political movement.

(Gas line severed at home of lawmaker's brother, AP via ChronBlog, 03/24/2010)
Authorities are investigating the severing of a gas line at the home of U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello's brother following the posting of his address online by Tea Party activists.

The activists are upset with the Virginia congressman's vote in favor of the health care reform.

Perriello's office confirmed that a line to a propane tank on a gas grill was cut at Bo Periello's Charlottesville home on Tuesday
Talk about your overblown headlines....

My theory is that one of the signs that are so common at Tea Party rallies railed about STEAKholders and it all cascaded downhill from there.

I've been told that my lack of participation at Tea Party events and overall indifference to their movement is evidence that I'm nothing more than a closet socialist who secretly has his lips attached to the hopium pipe and is pining for a grand new era of Gov't expansion. OK, I can live with least my BBQ grill is working.


  1. So, if they were upset with the Congressman, why did they cut the gas line on his brother's house? Sounds like a case of mistaken identity, to me. Or, maybe it was actually a Coffee Party activist, who did this to discredit the Tea Party :-)

  2. The better guess is a yard man got carried away.

    I had a lawn crew chop a pvc pipe that was housing the tv cable on its way into the townhouse a few years ago. I was not happy.

    That was when W was Prez. I did not think to chalk it up to an angry netroots frother, but maybe I should have. Maybe it was a stalker! :)

  3. The other one I heard was where someone put a casket outside a Missouri congresscritter's home, on his lawn. The funniest comment I saw on that was on Twitter:

    "I condemn the heinous act of leaving a coffin on a Congressman's lawn. It should have been an urn. Cremation's more efficient than burial."



  4. I had a gutter fall off the house once. Darndest thing, had nacho cheese on the standpipe. :)


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