Florida man gets prison for threatening to behead Bernie Sanders.

By |2019-08-27T08:19:12-08:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Somebody takes their politics a little too seriously.

Courtesy of Haaretz:

A Florida man was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Friday for threatening to behead U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, federal prosecutors said.

The man, 58-year-old Robert Pratersch of Kissimmee, in September 2018 left three voicemail messages at Sanders’ Vermont office where he made anti-Semitic threats and threatened to kill Sanders by beheading him in an “ISIS-style” video.

There does not seem to be any definitive link between Trump’s recent charge that Jews who vote for Democrats are traitors and this threat, but I am sure it does not help to tamp down Anti-Jewish sentiment when he says things like that. 

You know I really dislike both Mitch McConnell and Devin Nunes, yet I have never once threatened to kill or injure them.

Political disagreements are one thing, but it seems some on the Right have hard time leaving physical violence off the table. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 28, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Where does Kathy Griffith and her severed head prop fit in here for you?

    • Anonymous August 28, 2019 at 5:17 am

      Kathy is a comedian. She’s been saying outrageous shit to get attention for years. Now we’re taking her seriously?

      Trump told his followers that maybe one of the second amendment lovers might want to take care of Hillary.

      Why is a bogus photo shoot by a comedian with a prop any worse than that? Kathy paid a damn high price for her little joke. Trump never pays for anything he says, ever.

      • Anon August 28, 2019 at 8:37 am

        Good point!

    • Anonymous August 31, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      That was a pastiche of a Der Spiegel magazine cover that had Trump holding the severed head of the Statue of Liberty. A fairly accurate prediction it turns out. They should do a burning of our Constitution as well.

      As a comedian, criticizing political or other public figures is her job. Her right to do so is granted by the First Amendment. It’s the one right before the second. Republicans tend to gloss over that pesky one in their zeal to get to the second. Then they stop and don’t bother with the rest.

      Personally, I think all Republicans should stop pretending their racism is patriotism. They also need to stop harping on Kathy Griffin. Considering the pass others get it comes off as decidedly sexist. Give it a rest already. Why not devote your energy to protecting the 2020 election from interference. It’s a sure bet Moscow Mitch isn’t going to lift a damned finger.

  2. No Ngo August 28, 2019 at 8:28 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/journalist-embraced-by-mainstream-republicans-exposed-as-right-wing-troll-who-hung-out-with-far-right-hate-groups/

    In Ngo’s coverage of the violence, however, videos of the attack were selectively edited to remove violence by Patriot Prayer members. His tweets entirely blamed antifa for the violence.

    “As more people send me clips, it becomes clear that Andy’s work is plagued by these dishonest edits,” wrote a Twitter user who has posted numerous videos discrediting Ngo’s tweets. “For example, in this clip, he edited out some goons stomping a man’s head, and did it with a sloppy looking jump-cut in his own clip.”

    Quillette, where Ngo worked as a photo editor until Monday, announced after the video surfaced that Ngo was leaving his job at the site.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/andy-ngo-who-became-a-right-wing-star-leaves-quillette-after-incriminating-video-appears?ref=scroll

    • majii August 28, 2019 at 3:29 pm

      When Quillette was asked by the ”The Daily Beast” about Ngo leaving the outlet shortly after his dishonesty was revealed, its spokesperson said Ngo had left his job there several weeks ago. I’m so not believing this lie.

  3. puck August 29, 2019 at 5:25 am

    about time. and i remember trump saying Hillary should be shot. Jonny Depp said the same thing about cadet bone spurs and had to go into hiding, with trumpers saying his carrear was over???? i just saw him in a new movie. it’s that orange asshole who carear is overr. i don’t give a damn about my spelling today.

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