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(D) Rep. Bob Filner Charged With Assault on Virginia Airport Worker (D)
FOX News ^ | August 20, 2007

Posted on 08/20/2007 2:14:29 PM PDT by nuconvert

Rep. Bob Filner Charged With Assault on Virginia Airport Worker

Monday , August 20, 2007

WASHINGTON —

California Rep. Bob Filner was facing charges Monday for allegedly assaulting an airline worker at Dulles International Airport after becoming upset that his luggage had not arrived at a baggage carousel.

Filner, 64, is slated to appear in Loudoun County, Va., General District Court on Oct. 2. Court officials could not say whether the San Diego Democrat had been served the summons yet to show up on that date. Filner's office passed all inquiries directly to the congressman, who has yet to respond.

According to law enforcement officials, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police were called to the United Airlines baggage claim office at about 6 p.m. Sunday evening for a report of an incident with a passenger regarding his baggage.

"The individual allegedly attempted to enter an area authorized for airline employees only, pushed aside the employees outstretched arm and refused to leave the area when asked by an airline employee," according to airport police.

"When MWAA officers arrived a few minutes later, the man had left the office and was waiting in the area of a bag carousel. Officers interviewed him and witnesses and released him. Before the individual left the airport, officers advised him that the airline employee would be pursuing charges," the police statement reads.

The statement says the airport worker filed assault and battery charges, a class 1 misdemeanor.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 110th; anger; angrydems; assault; bobfilner; ca; california; fifthposting; filner; iad; rage; rats; sandiego; unhinged
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1 posted on 08/20/2007 2:14:32 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

So the pampered elite can’t handle living like the rest of the unwashed masses.


2 posted on 08/20/2007 2:17:52 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: nuconvert

They didn’t give his party affiliation - must be a Dem.


3 posted on 08/20/2007 2:18:04 PM PDT by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: nuconvert

The party of peace.


4 posted on 08/20/2007 2:18:08 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: All
Consider the source. This scumbag of a political hack is a disgrace —even to the most liberal of the Donkey miscreants.

And, the way things political are moving in San Diego these days, the (once lovely) city probably deserves him!

Filner is truly the scum off the pond — a despicable pol of the first order!

5 posted on 08/20/2007 2:19:20 PM PDT by dk/coro
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To: nuconvert

Anybody notice there is no - D following his name. I wonder why. This is FOX news isn’t it. Guess the rules apply at FOX too.


6 posted on 08/20/2007 2:19:56 PM PDT by dalight
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To: golfisnr1

Actually, it’s in the second sentence. Maybe because its FOX.


7 posted on 08/20/2007 2:20:13 PM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: golfisnr1

“They didn’t give his party affiliation - must be a Dem.”

He is. I just checked.


8 posted on 08/20/2007 2:20:51 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: nuconvert

Who does he think he is - John “Do You Know Who I Am?” Kerry?


9 posted on 08/20/2007 2:21:12 PM PDT by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: dalight

see post #7


10 posted on 08/20/2007 2:21:13 PM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: Viet Vet in Augusta GA
"How dare you!"

11 posted on 08/20/2007 2:21:54 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: nuconvert

be hepin’ black folks, vets, the u.s. border environment, ...

http://www.bobfilnerforcongress.com/index.html


12 posted on 08/20/2007 2:23:04 PM PDT by ken21 (28 yrs +2 families = banana republic junta. si.)
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To: dalight

From the article, “As the Democratic lawmaker grappled with the police...”


13 posted on 08/20/2007 2:23:38 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

mmm... buried the lead eh. Woops. I had to check via google.


14 posted on 08/20/2007 2:24:38 PM PDT by dalight
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To: nuconvert
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15 posted on 08/20/2007 2:25:03 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Nothing is better than eternal happiness. A ham sandwich is better than nothing. Therefore...)
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To: nuconvert

“Actually, it’s in the second sentence. Maybe because its FOX.”

You are correct.

I missed that in my first reading. I was going too fast. But no excuse on my part. It was careless of me.


16 posted on 08/20/2007 2:25:21 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: metmom
Does Article I, Sect. 5 of the Constitution give him a "get out of jail free" card?

They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same;

Or, perhaps this qualifies as a "breach of the peace."

Jack

17 posted on 08/20/2007 2:25:55 PM PDT by JackOfVA
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To: ken21

I have a feeling that the women he screamed at were minorities. I seem to recall that the airport security guard the Kennedy creep shoved was a minority.


18 posted on 08/20/2007 2:26:21 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: nuconvert

Put him in the ring with Rep. Jim “Sluggo” Moran (D-VA) for some real fun....


19 posted on 08/20/2007 2:26:41 PM PDT by tracer
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To: golfisnr1

“They didn’t give his party affiliation - must be a Dem.”

That’s the first thing I looked for, too. Strange for Fox to be following the CNN protocol in not reporting when Democrats get into trouble.


20 posted on 08/20/2007 2:27:56 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Doctor Raoul
That quote was in the article.. I didn't give it that much time.. but in trying to find the quote..

I found "not say whether the San Diego Democrat had been served the summons..."

So thats two places at least.

21 posted on 08/20/2007 2:28:18 PM PDT by dalight
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To: golfisnr1
"Court officials could not say whether the San Diego Democrat had been served..."

English teachers are your friends, or should have been...

22 posted on 08/20/2007 2:28:19 PM PDT by tracer
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To: dalight
No biggie. It was actually down a bit.

Put it this way, we all would not be surprised if it was a "D" and surpised if it was an "R".

23 posted on 08/20/2007 2:28:20 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: ken21

From his linked website:

“Fighting for us!”

LOL . .Ain’t that the truth.


24 posted on 08/20/2007 2:29:42 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: rfp1234

You posted that McKinney photo just to crack me up didn’t you.


25 posted on 08/20/2007 2:30:41 PM PDT by Dog
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To: nuconvert
He supposedly responded: “I’m not going until I get my bag. You’re treating us like animals.”

Rep. Filner thinks he's so special.

I hope the judge throws him in jail.

26 posted on 08/20/2007 2:31:25 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering '09 * Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat * Fred in 2008)
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To: JackOfVA

Clearly a “hate crime.” Therefore, a felony, no immunity, and therefore the death penalty... 8~)


27 posted on 08/20/2007 2:31:26 PM PDT by tracer
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To: nuconvert
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28 posted on 08/20/2007 2:32:10 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Nothing is better than eternal happiness. A ham sandwich is better than nothing. Therefore...)
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To: nuconvert

29 posted on 08/20/2007 2:33:09 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Spok
"Filner, 64, is slated to appear in Loudoun County, Va., General District Court on Oct. 2. Court officials could not say whether the San Diego Democrat had been served the summons yet to show up on that date. Filner's office passed all inquiries directly to the congressman, who has yet to respond.'

It says right in the article that he's a Democrat!

30 posted on 08/20/2007 2:34:26 PM PDT by LADY J
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To: nuconvert
"The statement says the airport worker filed assault and battery charges, a class 1 misdemeanor."

A misdemeanor in VA?? Drat, I've wasted some golden opportunities. But then, I've got a soon-to-be-ex-son-in-law that is in need of some "career couseling."

Then I'll repent and give thanks that I waited until no witnesses were present....8~)

31 posted on 08/20/2007 2:35:35 PM PDT by tracer
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To: rabscuttle385
He supposedly responded: “I’m not going until I get my bag. You’re treating us like animals.”

Yeah ... he's right. They do treat you like an animal in the airport.

32 posted on 08/20/2007 2:35:48 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (“Jesus Saves. Moses Delivers. Cthulu Reposesses...”)
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To: Doctor Raoul

san diego county is mostly conservative—

due to camp pendleton and the u.s. navy base in san diego.

filner represents the 51st district, primarily imperial county = agriculutural, and heavily mexican, and just a bit of san diego’s south county. his is all u.s. border.

duncan hunter represents the 52nd, immediate to filner’s but radiates from san diego across san diego county to the northeast, across the cleveland national forest (no forest), more money, more conservative, mountainous.


33 posted on 08/20/2007 2:37:03 PM PDT by ken21 (28 yrs +2 families = banana republic junta. si.)
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To: nuconvert
California Rep. Bob Filner (D) was facing charges Monday for allegedly assaulting an airline worker at Dulles International Airport after becoming upset that his luggage had not arrived at a baggage carousel.
34 posted on 08/20/2007 2:38:21 PM PDT by gridlock (Getting drunk can make you only so stupid without being pretty stupid to start with.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

if that’s not enough,

here’s another!

http://www.house.gov/filner/


35 posted on 08/20/2007 2:38:38 PM PDT by ken21 (28 yrs +2 families = banana republic junta. si.)
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To: nuconvert

Must not have recognized him as a congressman...
maybe he had a new hair-cut.


36 posted on 08/20/2007 2:39:28 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (What's so funny about the first, second, and fourth Amendments?)
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To: rfp1234
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37 posted on 08/20/2007 2:40:02 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Nothing is better than eternal happiness. A ham sandwich is better than nothing. Therefore...)
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To: JackOfVA

He was only testing the security at the airport...and was, um, planning to report the results of his survey...to um a committee of Congress...yeah, that’s the ticket! For protecting the Country, no less...yeah, that sounds about right!


38 posted on 08/20/2007 2:45:11 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: rfp1234

ROTFLMBO! I was about to post: “Light him up!” when I saw your post #28.


39 posted on 08/20/2007 2:45:19 PM PDT by Sal (My "good" Senator Kyl exposed himself as a Grand Betrayer, corrupt to the core!)
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To: nuconvert

Hey, if it’s OK for “Patches” to assault a security guard at the airport, why not for Filner? It’s not his fault he’s not a Kennedy.


40 posted on 08/20/2007 2:56:50 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: golfisnr1
The worst Commie-Liberal you want to meet!
LETTER TO FILNER:

Your Immigration Voting Record

You have voted for Chain Migration.

You have voted to support a Visa Lottery.

You have voted to support UNNECESSARY foreign-worker visas.

You have Voted against reducing Refugee and Asylum Fraud.

You continue to support Amnesties for Illegal Aliens.

You showed NO ACTION against reducing Illegal Alien Anchor Baby Citizenship.

You have voted against reducing Other Rewards for Illegal Immigration.

You continue to vote against reducing Illegals with Border Controls.

You Continue to vote against Reducing Illegals with Interior Enforcement.

Your Overall Voting Record is an F- For your career and for your recent voting status.

Comments:
It is unbelievable to me that someone who was voted in by the people, is expecting to be re-elected with a record like this? You are not listening to your constituants and you will be rewarded when it comes time to vote again, because, you definately will not be getting my vote.

41 posted on 08/20/2007 2:58:14 PM PDT by radar101 (Duncan Hunter-The only possibility)
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To: nuconvert
"The statement says the airport worker filed assault and battery charges, a class 1 misdemeanor."

A misdemeanor in VA?? Drat, I've wasted some golden opportunities. But then, I've got a soon-to-be-ex-son-in-law that is in need of some "career couseling."

Then I'll repent and give thanks that I waited until no witnesses were present....8~)

42 posted on 08/20/2007 3:05:46 PM PDT by tracer
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To: nuconvert
The eight-term lawmaker faced considerable criticism in the four-candidate Democratic primary last year after a long-time rival accused him of corruption for supporting a Mexican water-treatment company that gave him large contributions. He also has paid his wife more than a half million dollars for campaign consulting, a practice that is legal.

Click here to read the story on payments to Jane Filner.

Filner is sole client of spouse's unregistered consulting business

By Caitlin Rother
STAFF WRITER

December 4, 2005

U.S. Rep. Bob Filner has paid at least $505,000 in campaign funds to his wife for political consulting services since 1995. For the past five years she has run her unregistered business out of their condominium in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Rep. Bob Filner
Filner has properly reported the payments to his wife's business, called Campaign Resources, on his campaign statements. He also has filed annual financial disclosure reports stating that his wife earns an undisclosed salary as a "self-employed consultant."

43 posted on 08/20/2007 3:05:50 PM PDT by radar101 (Duncan Hunter-The only possibility)
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To: golfisnr1

U.S. congressman (d)—CA 51st District

but he is for the common man....as long as he does not have to wait for baggage like everyone else!!!!

typical lib/dem.....do you know who I am???

yup...a lib/dem a-hole POS!!!!


44 posted on 08/20/2007 3:12:27 PM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: nuconvert; All
Bob Filner, Democrat, is a registered Socialist just like John Conyers and other members of the "Progressive Caucus."

Unfortunately, only Death herself has a chance of beating Bob for reelection in that district.

45 posted on 08/20/2007 3:23:25 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Clinton-Obama '08. Start building your fallout shelters today!)
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To: nuconvert

Third sentence, second graf.


46 posted on 08/20/2007 3:26:45 PM PDT by Petronski (Why would Romney lie about Ronald Reagan's record?)
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To: nuconvert
Baggage claim wait times at Dulles are awful: 30-45 minutes, and sometimes more than an hour, waiting at the carousel. And that’s after taking 15-20 minutes to get to baggage claim from the outlying terminals on shuttle buses. Filner got treated as every other post-9/11 traveler...like crap. Welcome to the DMV, “Mr. Progressive.” Oh, and you’re a $h!tty congressman, too.
47 posted on 08/20/2007 3:36:56 PM PDT by quark
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To: golfisnr1

“They didn’t give his party affiliation - must be a Dem.”

Lifetime ACU rating 4.7. That is very liberal. Pelosi is 3.1, Kennedy 2.5 and Kerry 5.6.


49 posted on 08/20/2007 4:08:29 PM PDT by ChessExpert (Reagan defeated the Russian communist empire, despite the Democratic party)
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To: Petronski

Lol.

Well excuuuuuuuuuussse meeeeeeeeeee


50 posted on 08/20/2007 4:09:39 PM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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