December 23, 2009

Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut...

...And if so, this lady is for you:

Kristy Lee Roshia, 35, was charged with threatening a family member of the president and assaulting a federal agent after being arrested Saturday less than two miles from the Kailua home where the Obama family planned to stay during a holiday visit later this week.

Roshia called the Secret Service's Boston office last month and told a receptionist, "I will kill Michelle Obama" and "I will kill Marines," according to a Secret Service affidavit.

During the same call, she said she would "blow away" Michelle Obama, the document states.

A message left at the federal public defender's office in Honolulu was not immediately returned.

Roshia has a history of leaving rambling messages and sending poems, love letters and photographs of herself to the Secret Service, according to the affidavit.

As early as 2004, she told the agency that "although her mission is to assassinate the president, she has no desire to hurt him," the document states.

As Obama wasn't a blip on anyone's radar in 2004, we can only assume she was sending death threats throughout the Bush Presidency as well, and that the Secret Service simply didn't consider her any sort of a credible threat until she traveled to Hawaii.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 23, 2009 09:33 AM

Is this considered bi-partisan?

Posted by: Penfold at December 23, 2009 11:43 AM

A little blast from the past:

I overheard one of the guys behind the gun counter say that gun sales among the shops in the area were up about 35-percent. Later, when he wasn't as busy, I asked him why he thought that was. His answer was simple, and perhaps predictable.


At what point did you guys decide cognitive dissonance was a valid political ploy?

Posted by: Pamela Troy at December 23, 2009 01:07 PM

Your dishonesty is breath-taking, Pamela. Obama is a motive for buying guns because of his policies towards gun ownership, not in order to assassinate him.

So, at what point did you decide out-and-out lying was a valid political ploy? I'm betting it was pretty much at the beginning, right?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at December 23, 2009 01:22 PM

Rob is spot-on.

Pamela, you warped that comment completely out of context. There is indeed cognitive dissonance on display here, but it is entirely and irrefutably yours.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at December 23, 2009 01:25 PM

You guys have been flirting with violence ever since you figured out Obama was going to be the next president. It's especially interesting to note that the post about the pawn shop was a little more than a week before you guys -- including Confederate Yankee -- were invoking uh..."urban Democrats" rioting if Obama lost. (Can anyone say "projection?")

Posted by: Pamela Troy at December 23, 2009 01:33 PM

Pam, I've written time and again about how it is the media that has has spun up the stories about Obama's life being threatened, in effect creating their own market for crazies.

The guns and ammo that have been purchased by most people in the past year have been purchased for three reasons. The first reason is related to the economy, and the associated rise in crime most people expected due to the recession. They didnt' believe that the government would be able to keep them safe. The second reason is also safety related, where people who did not trust the government--smart ones, it appears--stockpiled firearms and ammunition in a desperate bid to keep us safe from the government. Others stocked up because of fears that a Democratic Congress in lockstep with an anti-gun President would pass laws banning firearms and ammunition outright or making them much more expensive.

All three of these reasons probably factored into most purchasing decisions, and all three are undeniably defensive measures, not offensive ones.

If the more than ten million firearms and billion-plus rounds of ammunition that have been purchased in the past year were obtained with ill intentions meant towards the government, we would have heard about it by now.

As usual, you know what you want to hear,and warp everything around that belief.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at December 23, 2009 01:55 PM

One reason she may have been ignored during the Bush administration is that he did not routinely vacation in Hawai'i. This will be Obama's second vacation there.

Posted by: MikeM at December 24, 2009 10:20 AM