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Rudy Giuliani Stands Up To Crazed Attacker On Hamptons Stroll
nypost.com ^ | May 23, 2009 | TAYLOR VECSEY and GINGER ADAMS OTIS

Posted on 05/23/2009 6:46:54 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Rudy and Judi Giuliani were accosted today in the Hamptons by an angry man who threatened to "punch out" the former mayor, witnesses told The Post.

Patrons sitting outside The Golden Pear bakery in downtown Bridgehampton around 2 p.m. said a "slim, well-dressed man in his fifties" came charging out of nowhere and began screaming at the happy couple as they left a nearby art fair.

"I'm gonna punch your lights out," the wacko repeatedly yelled at Giuliani, witnesses said. Rudy and Judi appeared startled and then agitated by the man's aggressive behavior.

At one point the man started jabbing the former mayor in the chest, said Mark Borghi, owner of an art gallery on Bridgehampton's Main Street.

"Alright, do it then!" Borghi heard the Brooklyn native Giuliani yell to his tormentor.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: giuliani; hamptons; ratcrime
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1 posted on 05/23/2009 6:46:54 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Crazed ‘rat who doesn’t “get” the new tone at the GOP?


2 posted on 05/23/2009 6:51:44 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All without checking with a teleprompter......


3 posted on 05/23/2009 6:51:49 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR. ....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good on Giuliani! The story says:

> The man was eventually cuffed and taken away, but not before he inexplicably rushed inside a coffee shop to empty his pockets of all their contents, said Golden Pear employee Martin Schwenk.

Inexplicably? How’s this for an explanation: his pockets contained something he didn’t want the cops to find. Methamphetamine? Crack? Two excellent guesses, judging from his behavior. Bags I it’s one or the other of those.


4 posted on 05/23/2009 6:51:53 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is a classic case of a man with strong character standing up to a bully that is a man of no character.

The idea of building up your confidence by destroying the confidence of someone else is reprehensible...

I don't always agree with your politics Rudi... but you did good here.

5 posted on 05/23/2009 6:53:22 PM PDT by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rudi hasn’t exactly been my cup of tea over the years, but this angers me. He and his wife did not deserve to be treated like this.

I respect Rudi’s efforts after 09/11.

I wish some stout guy would have punched this guy’s lights out. Once the guy touched Giuliani, he was fair game.


6 posted on 05/23/2009 6:54:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Friggin’ Spitzer, that guy should be locked up.
7 posted on 05/23/2009 6:56:17 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Nah. This is the Hamptons, after all. Prolly blow.
8 posted on 05/23/2009 6:58:58 PM PDT by Roccus (The Capitol, the White House, the Court House...........America's Axis of Evil)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did Rudy threaten to hit him with his purse? ROFL


9 posted on 05/23/2009 6:59:09 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I don't know anything about this man, but I'd bet a dollar that he's a leftist and a Bush Derangement Syndrome sufferer. These twerps keep getting bolder and bolder since the last election, following the Annointed One's commandment to get confrontational with people with whom they disagree, to 'get in their faces.' I keep seeing it over and over in my own life, and I've lost friends over this crap. This story just tops it all so far.

We've got to take our country back from these reprobates, and fast!

10 posted on 05/23/2009 7:02:52 PM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“slim, well-dressed man in his fifties”
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Aging yuppy? Must have been menopausal. But.....most liberal men are born that way.


11 posted on 05/23/2009 7:03:22 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Rudi hasn’t exactly been my cup of tea over the years,

The way I thought of it during the primary was that if Duncan Hunter and Fred Thompson went up to the hunting lodge, that Giuliani and McCain would be welcome regardless of politics and that there was only one major candidate that none of them would want to join them on a "guys" weekend.

12 posted on 05/23/2009 7:04:00 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: DoughtyOne

I like Rudy, but his record is not entirely clean. When he was a prosecutor, he abused his power, in my opinion, by notifying the media ahead of time to pre-arranged public perp-walks of Wall Street defendants who were not flight risks, and would have surrendered peacefully if given the chance. Later, the charges against many of these defendants were thrown out by the trail or appeals court.

But people are complex. He conducted himself admirably throughout most of his career, and certainly he did so on 9/11.


13 posted on 05/23/2009 7:05:28 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

14 posted on 05/23/2009 7:08:29 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

From the account, I’d say your typical NYC girl scout could handle the guy, never mind a NYC mayor. The “assailant” was lucky to get his pockets empty before Judi stapled them shut.


15 posted on 05/23/2009 7:08:53 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (It's all resistance...and it's all good.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Legally, once someone gets in your face they’re fair game to get their lights punched out. Getting in someone’s face = the tort and crime of assault = creating in another the reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm, making it justified to defend yourself. You don’t have wait until someone makes physical contact to fight back.


16 posted on 05/23/2009 7:10:20 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rudy should have punched the attacker’s lights out while he was threatening Rudi and his wife. No one has to take that kind of assinine abuse from anyone!


17 posted on 05/23/2009 7:10:46 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: BCrago66
For the most part, I like Rudy too. At least he was mayor of a major city which is more than the 0 can say in terms of accomplishments.
18 posted on 05/23/2009 7:14:44 PM PDT by wally_bert (My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nice pic of RG- I wonder how his little dictator wife Judi likes this ? roflmao


19 posted on 05/23/2009 7:23:53 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Mac Conchradha - "Skeagh mac en chroe"- Skaghvicencrowe)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What was Howard Dean doing in the Hamptons?


20 posted on 05/23/2009 7:24:21 PM PDT by magellan
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Sounds like Rud was a wuss. if somebody finger jabs me in the chest in front of the wife he’s getting the punch.


21 posted on 05/23/2009 7:25:55 PM PDT by omega4179 (Boycott government communist tractor factories!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Liz; indylindy

Was it one of Rudy’s gay former roommates?


22 posted on 05/23/2009 7:31:20 PM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: Roccus

That’s what I was thinking. No down-market mood enhancers in the Hamptons.


23 posted on 05/23/2009 7:33:27 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Assaulting me and my wife?


24 posted on 05/23/2009 7:35:51 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: GenXFreedomFighter

There are a lot of these morons around. I had a couple of “conservative” bumper stickers on my car during the Bush administration’s eight years - “Peace through Superior Firepower” and “Terrorist Hunting Permit” as well as the “W ‘04” - here in Chicago and I was always getting the one-finger salute and verbal abuse.

It’s not so bad now but that might be due to the removal of the “W ‘04” sticker; the others are still on. I still get a lot of dirty looks from mostly women.


25 posted on 05/23/2009 7:47:37 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
“Did Rudy threaten to hit him with his purse? ROFL”

Rudolph William Louis Giuliani, aka Rudy, aka 911, LOL

26 posted on 05/23/2009 7:50:38 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: ansel12
one major candidate that none of them would want to join them on a "guys" weekend.

The one with the nice hair?

27 posted on 05/23/2009 7:51:46 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (37 shopping days to Graybeard58's 64th. b/day. Selah.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boy, a lot of nasty comments about Rudy on that website. Guess there are plenty of other left wing loonies around NYC. Rudy should have coldcocked him.


28 posted on 05/23/2009 7:55:58 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.bridgehamptonraceway.com/history.htm


29 posted on 05/23/2009 8:06:56 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Spay or Neuter your liberal today!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Can not understand some of these comments about Rudy Giuliani. Just imagine if he had been President instead of obama.

Do you really think that he would have bowed to the Saudi's ? Do you think that he would let Israel twist in the wind. I will not even mention the difference on the fiscal side.

30 posted on 05/23/2009 8:30:41 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: ansel12

Heh heh heh...


31 posted on 05/23/2009 8:38:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: monkapotamus

Is this story for real???


32 posted on 05/23/2009 8:39:51 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: BCrago66

Thanks. I wasn’t aware of that. I just haven’t always cared for his antics. I’m willing to give him his due, but I wasn’t a huge fan of him. I have enjoyed seeing him from time to time though. He’s kind of a mixed bag for me.


33 posted on 05/23/2009 8:40:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: BCrago66

Thanks. Interesting. Is that pretty much universal, or does it vary from state to state?


34 posted on 05/23/2009 8:41:29 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Did he look like this?


35 posted on 05/23/2009 8:46:06 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (1st call: Abbas. 1st interview: Al Arabiya. 1st energy decision: halt drilling in UT. Arabs 1st!)
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To: wally_bert
At least he was mayor of a major city

And while he was, he transformed the city and life in it utterly, in a markedly conservative direction, and he did things that everyone, me included, thought were impossible.

Unlike most politicians, he said what he was going to do, and then he did it.

If America had heard 70 days of speeches like Rudy gave at the convention, Obama would not be President today, and the catastrophe which we now have to endure would have been prevented.

Too bad, too bad. Oh, too bad!

36 posted on 05/23/2009 8:46:22 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Pas d'ennmis a droit)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
McCluskey was eventually cuffed and taken away by Southampton cops, but not before he inexplicably rushed inside a coffee shop to empty his pockets, said Golden Pear employee Martin Schwenk.

He was charged with harassment.

From the article.

LOL...inexplicably rushed to empty his pockets

37 posted on 05/23/2009 8:50:44 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: DoughtyOne

I still don’t like his wife.


38 posted on 05/23/2009 9:41:23 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: freekitty

I’ll have to admit to not knowing much about her. Am I forgetting something I should remember?


39 posted on 05/23/2009 9:42:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yes, she was seeing him while he was still married.


40 posted on 05/23/2009 9:43:50 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Jim Noble
It is too bad.

And it looks like the same 6 or 7 Giuliani haters came out from under their respective rocks to post the very same anti Rudy comments that were seen way before the election. They act just like the psycho in N.Y. Hmmmm.

41 posted on 05/23/2009 9:46:33 PM PDT by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: freekitty; DoughtyOne
I still don’t like his wife.

You hadda know Donna.

42 posted on 05/23/2009 9:50:08 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Pas d'ennmis a droit)
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To: Jim Noble

I have heard about her; but he married her and he should have waited until they divorced.


43 posted on 05/23/2009 9:58:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: freekitty; Jim Noble

OIC, that was probably pretty well known, but for some reason I don’t remember. While I consider this important, it was probably taking place when other things were hogging my attention.

I’m a lapsed rememberer... LOL


44 posted on 05/23/2009 10:03:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: DoughtyOne

No problem here.


45 posted on 05/23/2009 10:07:05 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: TommyDale

Male bonding?

46 posted on 05/24/2009 4:35:13 AM PDT by Liz (Everything Obama says comes with an expiration date.)
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To: Jim Noble
I thought Rudy did a lot of great things to make New York a better place. No doubt I will get flack from some people here, I would have rather had him as the candidate instead of McPain.

Don't blame me, I voted for Palin with McPain as a necessary evil.

47 posted on 05/24/2009 5:06:24 AM PDT by wally_bert (My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre)
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To: wally_bert

I survived the April 2007 Rudyite massacre here at FR, and I remain unrepentant.

He would be.a far better President than Obama.


48 posted on 05/24/2009 6:21:07 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Pas d'ennmis a droit)
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To: DoughtyOne

Sorry I went to sleep yesterday before you asked this, then found your question just now clicking “posts to you.”

Yeah, if it’s not universal, it’s near-universal, and any jurisdiction not following these rules is an outlier. I cited the common-law rules, which are then codified in somewhat different statutory language from State to State. Or, more precisely, the definition of assault is codified in different language. I don’t know how many States have specific statutes regarding self-defense, but the rule that you don’t have to wait for a battery (actual touching), but can act in self-defense upon an assault, is universal or near-universal in the case law of the States.


49 posted on 05/24/2009 11:29:32 AM PDT by BCrago66
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What was his FR screenname?


50 posted on 05/24/2009 11:32:32 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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