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Was it his wife's shotgun?

ST. MARIES, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man who police say fired his shotgun near a U.S. census worker who was trying to deliver a census form has been cited for exhibition of a deadly weapon, a misdemeanor.

Fifty-4-year-old Richard L. Powell of St. Maries faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

The Benewah County Prosecutor's office says that on March 3 Powell told the census worker to get off his property and then fired a shotgun into the air.


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    Although this happened before Erickson told his listeners on RedState radio that he would pull his wife's shotgun on any census worker who set foot on his property, it shows how some people are already on the verge of violence and need no egging on.

    So it is official, Erick son of Erick is the new Lou Dobbs/Glenn Beck of CNN.

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   Over a week ago Conservative RedState blugger and CNN analcyst Erick Erickson said that he'd pull his wife's shotgun on any Census worker who'd set foot on his property. And now this news that last month, before Erickson said this, a man in Idaho did it, and was arrested. Way to go, Erickson, you are calling for people to commit crimes.

   Should any idiot act upon Erickson's massively irresponsible anti census threats of violence he will have blood on his hands. I can imagine how Erickson will spin it if some moron shoots a census worker. I can also imagine how his new employers at CNN will fail to report on it. Even if this incident is unrelated to Erickson, it highlights perfectly the risk you run when you hang out with gun waving loons like Erickson who throw violent rhetoric around like it was just dollar bills at a RNC junket to a bondage strip club.

   CNN could avoid this kind of thing if they weren't so hell bent on becoming Fox Lite, of course, but noooooo! CNN would rather pander than report, and this is what they get for it.

   Honestly, this is just pathetic.

   This was the old CNN hate brigade.

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    The new CNN hate brigade has Erick Erickson solely in it's spotlight.

    And CNN will happily pay Erickson for this kind of "commentary". Even if Erickson doesn't say things like "I will pull deadly weapons on Government employees who help American citizens fulfill Constitutionally required census forms" on CNN's airtime, this is who he is, and this is what he does. And what will CNN do? Continue to pay his salary and ignore what a hateful, ignorant and irresponsible hack Erick Erickson truly is, because this is the crap they have decided to peddle.

   So way to go, CNN, the idiot Erickson is now your liability. I'd say "responsibility", but the people at CNN stopped taking that seriously the moment they hired the guy who is obviously going to be filling Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck's clown shoes.

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   The most busted name in news apparently DOES want to be an American idiot. How pathetic for the rest of us who need a free and unbiased press to report facts instead of paying looney rightwing idiots for spouting their violent drivel on air.


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Originally posted to MinistryOfTruth on Sun Apr 11, 2010 at 07:06 PM PDT.


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