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Man Arrested for Throwing Tomatoes at Sarah Palin, Police Say
FOXNews.com ^ | December 7, 2009 | FOXNews.com

Posted on 12/07/2009 4:51:17 PM PST by Jet Jaguar

A man was arrested for allegedly throwing two tomatoes at Sarah Palin from the second floor balcony during a book signing event at the Mall of America in Minnesota, MyFoxTwinCities.com. reported.

Neither tomato came close hitting the former 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, but did hit a police officer in the face, the station reported.

The unidentified man may face charges for assaulting a police officer, according to the station.

Die-hard supporters treated the event like another Black Friday, lining up outside in freezing weather before the mall doors opened at 5 a.m.

Emily Calhoon, a high school junior from Minnetonka, took the day off school with a group of fellow students and arrived at 4:45 a.m. Calhoon, 16, said she likes Palin's conservatism.

"She's a lot more relatable than the stereotypical old rich white male," said Calhoon as she waited in line, clutching a copy of Palin's memoir of her life and political career, "Going Rogue."

The former Alaska governor arrived just before noon. Wearing her trademark red, she took the stage joined by her husband Todd and carrying their son, Trig.

Palin did not address the crowd and did not take questions from the large contingent of reporters. She started signing books immediately.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: assault; jeremiahwobbe; mall; mallofamerica; malls; minnesota; mn; palin; pds; stpaul; tomatoes; wobbe
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1 posted on 12/07/2009 4:51:18 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Throwing tomatoes ???

Bad form...

Throw cash...


2 posted on 12/07/2009 4:52:43 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Jet Jaguar

Boy those libs, they are full of love and peace and understanding aren’t they..Going around, throwing eggs, throwing tomatoes, throwing whatever they get their little hands on. Absolutely disgusting, thank God libs can’t throw to save their lives, but I hope that bastard is charged, thrown in the pokey and used like a loofa sponge by some guy who hasn’t been laid in years


3 posted on 12/07/2009 4:53:43 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tennessee Nana

Where is Harry Reed


4 posted on 12/07/2009 4:54:40 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Jet Jaguar

In a crowd like that I am surprised he got out alive.


5 posted on 12/07/2009 4:54:52 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Jet Jaguar
Does anyone remember when we referred to good lookin' women as tomatoes?

Anyway so what we have here is a liberal man who throws like a girl.

6 posted on 12/07/2009 4:56:31 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Dagmar is back. Yeah!!!!!!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I don’t hear of stuff being thrown at liberals....it is tempting but I would stoop to that level....


7 posted on 12/07/2009 4:58:04 PM PST by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: Jet Jaguar
A man was arrested for allegedly throwing two tomatoes at Sarah Palin from the second floor balcony during a book signing event at the Mall of America in Minnesota, MyFoxTwinCities.com. reported.


8 posted on 12/07/2009 4:58:13 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Anyway so what we have here is a liberal man who throws like a girl.


He throws like his dear leader Obama..usually the term “He throws like a girl” would be fitting but I know girls who are damn good throwers. He’s lucky I wasn’t around when he did that. I tell ya, these libs are such pricks, they do what they do, then they try to run away like wimps. I hope he gets reamed in jail


9 posted on 12/07/2009 4:59:14 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Jet Jaguar

OPINION: If one throws tomatoes; one can throw just about anything.

HINT: LET’S TIGHTEN UP SECURITY. Roving security that fits into the crowd and the general area, as well as obvious security might be a good idea.


10 posted on 12/07/2009 4:59:44 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Jet Jaguar
The unidentified man may face charges for assaulting a police officer, according to the station.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA God IS on our side, isn't he?

11 posted on 12/07/2009 4:59:53 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Heh.

FAIL


12 posted on 12/07/2009 5:00:11 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule; All
"...what we have here is a liberal man who throws like a girl..."


13 posted on 12/07/2009 5:01:46 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Jet Jaguar

If he was a “MAN”, he would have hit her. This clown probably makes a swishing sound when he walks. Besides, a boa can really but a crimp in your windup. Commie ‘RAT girlymen. Geeesh! What a bunch of sissies.


14 posted on 12/07/2009 5:02:01 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I don't care who did the hacking. The Climategate emails speak for themselves.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Thay like throwing OREOs too.


15 posted on 12/07/2009 5:02:57 PM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: Jet Jaguar

SUSPECT IDENTIFIED:

http://wcco.com/politics/palin.tomato.moa.2.1355722.html

Dec 7, 2009 6:33 pm US/Central
“Man Arrested For Throwing Tomato At Sarah Palin”
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO)

SNIPPET: “Officers say two of their own were hit by tomato fragments instead, after the tomato hit the stage about 10 feet from Palin. People on the second level balcony, where the tomato was thrown from, helped police apprehend the man accused of throwing it.”

SNIPPET: “Police identified him as Jeremiah Wobbe from St. Paul. They said he was arrested and could face assault and disorderly conduct charges. Officers added that they found two more tomatoes he’d been carrying. “


16 posted on 12/07/2009 5:04:22 PM PST by Cindy
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To: rlmorel

17 posted on 12/07/2009 5:04:59 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

“not answer questions from journalist”, as if its her job to do it. She’s just selling her book, not running for president


18 posted on 12/07/2009 5:06:50 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Was it the same man(?) who threw out the first pitch to start
this year in baseball? He threw like a young girl!


19 posted on 12/07/2009 5:07:17 PM PST by GOYAKLA
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To: NurdlyPeon

this is the 2nd time it has happened


20 posted on 12/07/2009 5:07:21 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: rlmorel

It’s America’s game and he hates America.


21 posted on 12/07/2009 5:09:15 PM PST by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: paulycy

LOL! That’s GREAT!!!!!


22 posted on 12/07/2009 5:10:29 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: 4rcane

We need to get his address and disseminate it over the web. Just for informational purposes. We wouldn’t really want him hurt.


23 posted on 12/07/2009 5:12:38 PM PST by TStro
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To: devistate one four

I was watching NFL football, and there was a commercial of kids playing football on the White House lawn, and coming in from the side...no sh*t...wait for it...in super-slo-mo...Barack Hussein Obama.

mmm-mmm-mmm. I wanted to barf.


24 posted on 12/07/2009 5:13:19 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
...but I hope that bastard is charged, thrown in the pokey and used like a loofa sponge by some guy who hasn’t been laid in years

LOL! Now that's funny right there!

25 posted on 12/07/2009 5:13:23 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: sirchtruth

Let’s hope if there is any justice in the world he gets that punishment


26 posted on 12/07/2009 5:14:03 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: TStro

didnt google owner say that dont do anything you dont want others to know


27 posted on 12/07/2009 5:14:13 PM PST by Chickensoup (We have the government we deserve.)
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To: Cindy

YAY another peace loving guy named Jeremiah, I wonder if he’s a fan of his name sake Reverend Wright


28 posted on 12/07/2009 5:15:12 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
Does anyone remember when we referred to good lookin' women as tomatoes?

No, but I remember the old guys that used to use that term. ;/

29 posted on 12/07/2009 5:20:47 PM PST by AFreeBird (Going Rogue in 2012)
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To: Jet Jaguar

gotta pray for her AND her family’s safety.


30 posted on 12/07/2009 5:22:42 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: rlmorel

Glad I missed that.. could have ruined a whole day!


31 posted on 12/07/2009 5:24:19 PM PST by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: Cindy

This guy is lucky he didn’t do that in Seattle. With the mood around here, he might have ended up “slipping” off the 2nd floor balcony after hitting the cops.


32 posted on 12/07/2009 5:26:50 PM PST by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
The DU and Daily KOS will treat this guy as a hero. Maybe he will be speaking at the next DNC convention
33 posted on 12/07/2009 5:43:32 PM PST by martinidon
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To: Jet Jaguar

Why is the man unidentified? Doesn’t the press want to KNOW who he is? Wanna bet he is a liberal activist??

Tolerance: it ain’t found on the left.


34 posted on 12/07/2009 5:49:04 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Jet Jaguar

Wish I could apologize personally to Sarah...there are a lot of lib a-holes in this state.


35 posted on 12/07/2009 5:54:06 PM PST by gore_sux_2000
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To: Jet Jaguar

Give him to the crowd.


36 posted on 12/07/2009 5:55:58 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Jet Jaguar
Turn the bastard over to Todd for a little private talk.
37 posted on 12/07/2009 6:04:50 PM PST by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: rlmorel

He looks like Steve Urkel with those floods he’s wearing.


38 posted on 12/07/2009 6:07:04 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Sarah should just take matters into her own hands and carry her shotgun with her on all of these stops. I’d trust her to take care of the matter promptly, should someone try something like that again.

Oh, and this is the 2nd attempt; in Rochester, someone threw eggs at her and missed, but hit a stack of her books and one of her helpers.


39 posted on 12/07/2009 6:14:04 PM PST by nomoremods
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To: Kimmers

The time may soon come when you might want to reconsider that.LOL.

Right now I am 99.99% on going into tomato throwing mode on leftist targets.


40 posted on 12/07/2009 6:14:55 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Jet Jaguar
Conservative judge orders Palin tomato perp. community service as tomato target at local fair


41 posted on 12/07/2009 6:20:49 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Recovering_Democrat

See post 16.


42 posted on 12/07/2009 6:22:28 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“I hope that bastard is charged, thrown in the pokey and used like a loofa sponge by some guy who hasn’t been laid in years”

With that, I would like to dedicate the following song to Jeremiah Wobbe:

“Prison Bitch” by Rodney Carrington

http://www.audiocomedy.net/mp.php?url=http://www.audiocomedy.net/songs/downloads/yourmyprisonbitch.mp3&title=You`re My Prison Bitch


43 posted on 12/07/2009 6:24:33 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Neither tomato came close hitting the former 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, but did hit a police officer in the face, the station reported.

OOPS!

(There IS a God! Praise Him!)

44 posted on 12/07/2009 6:32:13 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: devistate one four

LOL...it is one of the many reasons I DON’T watch television.

I had been watching less and less, beginning in the mid-nineties. The real kicker for me, when I stopped watching completely (except for the occasional NFL game) was in 1999 when they had three straight days of the Today Show with Katie Couric talking about how stupid Reagan was with the author of a biography on him.

Now, I am not a morning person AT ALL. I cannot wake up for a while, and am generally pretty grouchy, even if I don’t say a word for about the first half hour or so. Once I get something in my stomach, I feel somewhat normal.

The issue though, is my wife is not only a morning person, but a television person too. And she has the television on with the sound way up, and almost always on the Today Show, which I detested long before then. So I can’t avoid seeing and hearing the television in the morning.

Anyway, on the third day of this incessant lingering by Couric on the issue of Reagan’s stupidity, I walked by the television and got pissed, saying something like “What is it with these stupid a$$holes on the Today Show? This makes three straight days of discussion about how stupid Reagan was...”

My wife put her foot down and said “I don’t comment on the things you watch, say or do. You watch or listen to what you want, I’ll watch or listen to what I want. Keep your opinions to yourself.”

This was quite unlike my wife. We NEVER fight or argue, and I realized that if I wanted to keep the peace with my wife whom I love and respect, it was either make an issue of it or stop watching television.

So I stopped watching television.

I don’t miss it at all, and now, when I walk by and see things like “Survivor”, “American Idol” or “Two and a Half Men”, I feel like I see those for what they are...entertainment for people who don’t know how to think. It seems to me to be completely and totally devoid of any intellectual content.

It seems like indoctrination.

Granted, the time I would have spent in the past watching television, is now mostly time I spend on the Internet. But that is fine with me. I can learn about subjects I might miss completely.

For example, I have educated myself on global warming over the last several weeks since the emails came out. I knew that people had issues with the data, but now I have a working knowledge of exactly what some of those major issues are and the context around them.

In just the last 48 hours, I watched a video on superconductive levitation. Another one on Kevlar armor and how it works. I learned about gunshot detection software and how it is used. I saw a 15 minute video of San Francisco in 1904...beautiful video, very good quality, and I was introduced to a wide range of realizations about that time in history just from watching that video. No narration. Just video taken from the front of a streetcar going down the street.

And so on. It is like a smorgasbord for my brain. I just cannot sit in front of a television anymore. Sure, I can rent movies and watch them. But watching television? We don’t even have cable.

Interestingly, when I go on a trip and end up in a hotel, I check out cable television. In my opinion, it is a vast wasteland that you could click around forever without finding anything interesting. Sure, the History Channel is interesting and informative, and the military channel is...well...educational to watch as well. Otherwise, it seems like 248 channels of pure pap.

The point is, I am not being fed stuff by something someone wants me to see, in a format they want me to see it, with a message they want to convey. Sure, that happens on the Internet too, but on television, you are stuck with one point of view. On the Internet, you can be exposed to many different aspects of an issue, not just the ones that CBS, PBS or CNN want you to see.

When I sat down and watched that football game, I had to submit to seeing Barack Obama if I wanted to see the game. And that irritated the crap out of me. I like being free of it.


45 posted on 12/07/2009 6:45:13 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: 2CAVTrooper
LOL...you mean like THIS?


46 posted on 12/07/2009 6:51:23 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Jet Jaguar

This was just a matter of time. The screwball liberals always try to throw pies and all kinds of other $hit at conservatives. They are so civilized and tolerant !


47 posted on 12/07/2009 6:53:00 PM PST by WillT
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To: Jet Jaguar
From Gawker tonight:

Who is the Hero who Threw Tomatoes at Sarah Palin?

. . . If anyone has information on the tomato-wielding Real American Hero Jeremy Paul Olson, please email us. Who is this man? What motivated him to throw tomatoes at Sarah Palin? And most importantly: How could he miss!?

Jeremy Paul Olson, we salute you.

Full text

I bet they pull this down fast....

48 posted on 12/07/2009 6:56:58 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: WillT

I’d love to bust that guys nose like a ripe tomato.


49 posted on 12/07/2009 7:42:16 PM PST by HailReagan78
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To: rlmorel
.....I realised if I wanted to keep peace with my wife whom I love and respect, it was either make an issue of it or stop watching television

This rang a bell. I don't do mornings, my liberal spouse does. I have my computer just across the room in the corner. My wife loves television. I told her I have learned something here. This being to just tune out my remarks.

There just over, was Joy Behar interviewing Levi Johnston. She was trying to squeeze out any personal things including the sleeping habits of Sarah and her husband. Behar then told this man, he was a "gay icon". Talking about posing and so on.

I knew it was doing no good to make remarks. I managed to keep my mutterings down about Behar. Excuse the long screed. I do not believe I will ever bother again to scrap with my wife over the (blasted) television.

Your post virtually did it. (chuckle). Wife thinks Behar is a lovely woman. I now think that from being a chatty sort of entertainer, she is ....... oh well, I quit.

50 posted on 12/07/2009 9:51:14 PM PST by Peter Libra
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