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Vet, 77, Busted For Obama Death Threat ("shoot Zero for “what he has done to this country”)
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Posted on 11/24/2010 9:48:36 AM PST by DCBryan1

NOVEMBER 24--A 77-year-old South Carolina man whose home was stocked with an arsenal of guns told Secret Service agents that he wanted to shoot Barack Obama “for what he has done to this country,” according to a criminal complaint charging him with threatening the president’s life.

Michael Bowden allegedly first spoke of killing Obama last week during a “routine check-up” at a Veterans Administration clinic in Spartanburg. Bowden, pictured in the mug shot at right, told a nurse that he “was thinking of traveling to Washington, DC, to shoot the President (Obama) because he is not doing enough to help African Americans,” according to an affidavit sworn by Agent Mark Booth.

In an interview last Wednesday with three federal investigators, Bowden acknowledged threatening Obama’s life at the VA facility.

In a sworn, written statement he noted that, “if I had the opportunity to put Obama against the wall and shoot him, I would.” Bowden added that if he could kill anyone, “I would kill, if possible, the President (Obama), for what he has done to this country.”

During a search of Bowden’s home, agents located three semi-automatic handguns and a semi-automatic rifle--all of which were “fully loaded, with rounds in the firing chamber--near his bed. In Bowden’s son’s bedroom, agents found 12 other guns, while a “loaded, short-barrel shotgun” was found near the home’s front door.

The jailed Bowden, who turns 78 on Friday, may soon be freed pending the completion of a psychiatric evaluation. One condition of his release will require Bowden to refrain from possessing a firearm.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
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To: DCBryan1

Just making a Public Service Announcement.


2 posted on 11/24/2010 9:50:35 AM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: crosshairs

guy is toast


3 posted on 11/24/2010 9:52:10 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: DCBryan1

Its not the ones that talk about it that you have to worry about; its the ones that don’t talk about it.

So I guess that makes us all suspect.


4 posted on 11/24/2010 9:53:14 AM PST by super7man
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To: DCBryan1

What Mr. Bowden doesn’t realize is that the left NEEDS another Martyr, and I, for one, hopes and prays for President Obama to be kept safe and to live a long enough, healthy life so that he can be impeached, removed from office, and prosecuted for treason.


5 posted on 11/24/2010 9:53:39 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: DCBryan1

Dear Secert Service Agent,

I thought that while you are here I would wish you Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here on FR.


6 posted on 11/24/2010 9:54:25 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: DCBryan1

“a psychiatric evaluation”
This is how the Soviet Union handled dissidents when there wasn’t any real crime committed, they just didn’t like what they were saying.
So they were dismissed as insane.

George Bush Jrs life was contantly threatened over 8 years
by lefties, but that was “protected first amendment speech”
so nobody was jailed—they were given speaking engagements.


7 posted on 11/24/2010 9:57:27 AM PST by tumblindice ("This is a PITA. And I know PITA." Bahney Fwank)
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To: DCBryan1

Should have stuck to hating DWTS.


8 posted on 11/24/2010 9:58:19 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: DCBryan1
"Bowden, pictured in the mug shot at right, told a nurse that he “was thinking of traveling to Washington, DC, to shoot the President (Obama) because he is not doing enough to help African Americans,”"

Okay, after this statement, anyone want to guess which side of the political spectrum he's on?
9 posted on 11/24/2010 9:58:28 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: DCBryan1

BUMP!


10 posted on 11/24/2010 9:59:02 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: DCBryan1

Though I agree with Mr Bowden in principle ... I think it better that FUBO stay on display in his office so that all his failures can be seen by all. We don’t need that asshat to become a martyr for the left


11 posted on 11/24/2010 9:59:21 AM PST by clamper1797 (Pray for Obama ... Psalms 109:8)
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To: Kartographer
Dear Secret Service Agent

Yeah, those poor guys have to worry about the radical left AND right! I have a buddy at USSS that says that the first 2 years of Obama, they have investigated more threats and veiled threats against a protected principal (not just Obama) than the entire Presidencies of both Bush Jr and Clinton! (2 vs 16 years!)

12 posted on 11/24/2010 10:00:04 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: crosshairs
may soon be freed pending the completion of a psychiatric evaluation. One condition of his release will require Bowden to refrain from possessing a firearm.

Wanting to shoot Obama proves that
(1) you are insane and therefore
(2) you may not have access to guns.

Goodbye Second Amendment...

13 posted on 11/24/2010 10:01:09 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: DCBryan1

Shoot him because he is not doing enough for African Americans?

The old boy is a liberal nut so his background story will be spiked faster than the Unabomber’s by the MSM.


14 posted on 11/24/2010 10:01:56 AM PST by Happy Rain ("GO GAMECOCKS--THE REAL USC!!!")
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To: DCBryan1
because he is not doing enough to help African Americans

That statement made me jump to an incorrect conclusion.

15 posted on 11/24/2010 10:02:02 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: DCBryan1

Problem is, jus’ like any carnival , as soon as you shoot one duck, another one comes up!


16 posted on 11/24/2010 10:02:34 AM PST by de.rm (Bang, bang, . . bang. Shhh=Bush, the elder, E. Howard Hunt, LBJ, Mrs, Edgar Hoover)
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To: DCBryan1

77 years old - Vets getting all sorts of benefits cut. Now in prison he gets free room and board, free health care, free access to a gym, free access to attorneys, and can even get a free education. Jackpot!


17 posted on 11/24/2010 10:02:34 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("The View" is the new Maury Povich inspired "Fight Club in Heels")
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To: driftdiver

Not necessarily.

Desiring an end is not of itself a crime.


18 posted on 11/24/2010 10:02:49 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: DCBryan1
whose home was stocked with an arsenal of guns ...

During a search of Bowden’s home, agents located three semi-automatic handguns and a semi-automatic rifle--all of which were “fully loaded, with rounds in the firing chamber--near his bed. In Bowden’s son’s bedroom, agents found 12 other guns, while a “loaded, short-barrel shotgun” was found near the home’s front door.

So this is what the gubermint calls an "arsenal" ?

19 posted on 11/24/2010 10:03:13 AM PST by clamper1797 (Pray for Obama ... Psalms 109:8)
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To: DCBryan1

LOL! I love your comment and the way you cya!


20 posted on 11/24/2010 10:04:24 AM PST by rj45mis
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To: DCBryan1
In a sworn, written statement he noted that, “if I had the opportunity to put Obama against the wall and shoot him, I would.” Bowden added that if he could kill anyone, “I would kill, if possible, the President (Obama), for what he has done to this country.”

Thought crime? I don't see any indication that he intended to remove the anti-American thug who is destroying our country, or that he was preparing to initiate violence against the socialist tyrant, just that he would like to do so. While I don't see a crime here, I personally disagree with this particular patriot. The problem isn't the pathetic dictator-wanna-be in our White House. The problem is the clueless and parasitic voters (living and dead) who thought we would be better off under this regime.

We need Obama to fail on his own merits for the full four years so that people can learn from the natural consequences of their terrible mistakes. Otherwise, they'll blame an assassin or blame the GOP for impeaching their pathetic excuse for a leftist antihero, vote in another communist/socialist, and we'll have to face the same problem again. The next socialist to seize power in America might be more capable than Obama, so we should take the time and allow voters to learn first-hand just how destructive the national socialist, soviet socialist, and all other socialist ideologies really are when applied to free people.

21 posted on 11/24/2010 10:04:33 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Wanting to shoot Obama proves that
(1) you are insane and therefore
(2) you may not have access to guns.

Goodbye Second Amendment...

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The misbegotten Brady Bill works to this effect all the time, usually in domestic violence cases, where the substance of the case is merely accusation or possibility.


22 posted on 11/24/2010 10:04:59 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: DCBryan1

interesting that the VA blew him in...just imagine the Gestapo network they are gonna have if Obamacare gets fully implemented?


23 posted on 11/24/2010 10:05:03 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Graybeard58
because he is not doing enough to help African Americans

though I can think of many reasons for wishing harm befall FUBO ... this isn't one of them

24 posted on 11/24/2010 10:05:41 AM PST by clamper1797 (Pray for Obama ... Psalms 109:8)
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To: DCBryan1

I worked with a black Staff Sargent in the Air Force who publicly stated that he wished Bush would be assassinated.

Though I knew it was trash talk I regret not turning the dirtbag over to the Secret Service.

This is America, we don’t assassinate leaders we impeach them or defeat them during the next election cycle.

Let’s not degenerate into a turd-world country...


25 posted on 11/24/2010 10:05:41 AM PST by TSgt (File this under, "Why didn't I think of that?" http://www.janetalia.com/)
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To: Psalm 144

Threatening POTUS is a crime.


26 posted on 11/24/2010 10:06:15 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Pollster1

that being said, the guy obviously has some screws loose.....”So, how are you today Mr. Bowden?” “Well, Doc, my arthritis in my knees is still kind of bugging me, and my stomach has been a little gassy, and oh, by the way, I think I’ll go up and kill the President next week”.


27 posted on 11/24/2010 10:07:27 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DCBryan1

The LAST thing this country needs is a martyr. If you think Camelot was way overdone, just imagine what Obamalot would be like.


28 posted on 11/24/2010 10:07:52 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Scratch a “progressive” and a fascist bleeds)
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To: DCBryan1

What Mr. Bowden doesn’t realize is that the left NEEDS another Martyr, and I, for one, hopes and prays for President Obama to be kept safe and to live a long enough, healthy life so that he can be impeached, removed from office, and prosecuted for treason.

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It would not surprise me if his own cadre creators and masters zapped him. A fresh martyr has more utility than a stale prophet.


29 posted on 11/24/2010 10:07:57 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: Pollster1; driftdiver

“In a sworn, written statement he noted that, “if I had the opportunity to put Obama against the wall and shoot him, I would.” Bowden added that if he could kill anyone, “I would kill, if possible, the President (Obama), for what he has done to this country.”

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I didn’t read far enough. You are right, driftdiver. The old guy is toast.


30 posted on 11/24/2010 10:10:14 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: DCBryan1

The left said that stuff every day about GW. The jackboots didn’t come to THEIR doors, it was “freedom of speech”.


31 posted on 11/24/2010 10:10:47 AM PST by cake_crumb (Why do we call them "pat downs" when they're obviously "feel ups"?)
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To: DCBryan1

Paranoia runs deep. Into your life it will creep. Starts when you’re always afraid. Step outta line....


32 posted on 11/24/2010 10:11:30 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: DCBryan1

Old farts won’t fight fair.

Its too tiring.

Problem is that you get a million pissed off senior citizen veterans all riled up and with little to lose it may be something to think about.


33 posted on 11/24/2010 10:12:15 AM PST by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

The LAST thing this country needs is a martyr. If you think Camelot was way overdone, just imagine what Obamalot would be like.

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It could well blowup on them. The Camelot myth was sold to a relatively innocent and resilient nation. Obamalot would be imposed on a jaded and MUCH abused public which has grown weary of The Lie. The attempt would be incessant, but I think the results would not be the same.


34 posted on 11/24/2010 10:12:41 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: DCBryan1

Meanwhile Air America had a host who REPEATEDLY made on air appeals for someone to whack President Bush like on the Sopranos.


35 posted on 11/24/2010 10:12:52 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: driftdiver
Threatening POTUS is a crime.

Partially correct. Threatening or implying a threat (veiled threat) against any person (principal) under protection from the USSS is a federal crime.

That would include:

TOTUS
Mooschelle
the first kids

Joe Biden
Line of succession Leaders (Pelosi, Hillary, etc.).
Their wives and immediate family
Former Presidents,
visiting heads of foreign states or governments and their spouses traveling with them,
other distinguished foreign visitors to the United States,
Other individuals as designated per Executive Order of the President (Valarie Jarrett, David Axlerod, etc)
National Special Security Events...such as the opening of the Clinton LIEbrary and Message parlor ;)

Hope this helps!

36 posted on 11/24/2010 10:12:56 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: driftdiver

It’s not enforced if you are are leftist libtrash.

Treason is a capitol offense according to the Constitution, but we have had a few POTUS and a LOT of others get away with that in recent decades.


37 posted on 11/24/2010 10:13:55 AM PST by MikeSteelBe
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To: Eye of Unk

Problem is that you get a million pissed off senior citizen veterans all riled up and with little to lose it may be something to think about.

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Each one, solve one. Rinse and repeat.


38 posted on 11/24/2010 10:14:56 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: DCBryan1

What do you bet the pat-down he got, when he was taken into custody, wasn’t as intrusive as what he would have gotten at an airport?


39 posted on 11/24/2010 10:15:33 AM PST by Yogafist
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To: Pollster1
We need Obama to fail on his own merits for the full four years so that people can learn from the natural consequences of their terrible mistakes.

I absolutely agree, but it needs to be explicitly stated that Obama and Kerry and Gore and Hillary and Ted Kennedy and Kucinich and... ALL are trying to drive us down the same socialist state path that American voters repeatedly stand up against.

OUT the agenda so we don't have to AGAIN and AGAIN rise up at the polls against (or in response to) Hillarycare, Kennedycare, Obamacare...

Different name, same socialist s*it.

40 posted on 11/24/2010 10:16:02 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: reagandemocrat

Paranoia runs deep. Into your life it will creep.

“It’s not paranoia if they really are out to get you”.

Dr. Johnny Fever, 1978


41 posted on 11/24/2010 10:16:06 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: driftdiver

The guy is toast...and probably a “Robert Byrd” democrat.


42 posted on 11/24/2010 10:18:17 AM PST by proudpapa (Proudpapa)
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To: rj45mis
LOL! I love your comment and the way you cya!

I have no idea what you are talking about. I am just not that good at HTML ;)

I hope Mr. Bowden gets a good lawyer....he's going to need one for committing a federal crime.

43 posted on 11/24/2010 10:18:26 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: DCBryan1
This is Bobbys younger brother, (FSU Bobby).
I wonder if Bobby put him up to it, you know a dare. Put your tongue here (frozen flag pole).

I too say Happy Thanksgiving to the USSS. Y'all have a tough job.

44 posted on 11/24/2010 10:18:58 AM PST by DeaconRed (Bobby Blue Bland says: "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone")
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To: Kartographer

Thank you..............Doooh


45 posted on 11/24/2010 10:21:11 AM PST by Starstruck
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To: CJ Wolf; aragorn; houeto; Quix; B4Ranch; Whenifhow; Silentgypsy; Lurker; BenKenobi; ...
"to shoot the President (Obama) because he is not doing enough to help African Americans,”

He's a Democrat, probably an Obama voter.

"Insanity Wave" ping.

Ping list scanning the increase of insane murder and suicide statements and events, and mental meltdowns.

FReepmail me if you want on or off The Comedian's "Insanity Wave" ping list...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

46 posted on 11/24/2010 10:23:04 AM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: DCBryan1

Of course we all condemn this old guy, who clearly needs some help. He could of course never carry out his crazy idea.

What’s really important about this story is that it’s almost certainly a result of the new TSA policy.

That thing really has people mad.


47 posted on 11/24/2010 10:24:51 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass
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To: driftdiver
Threatening POTUS is a crime.

Hearsay is not, nor is wanting to hurt someone who is harming our country. I didn't see credible evidence of a serious threat.

48 posted on 11/24/2010 10:25:55 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

For What It’s Worth—Buffalo Springfield (1967)

Obama has had more “investigations” than both Bushes and Clinton combined.


49 posted on 11/24/2010 10:27:13 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

A federal prison would be a lot better than many nursing homes in Florida that I visit.


50 posted on 11/24/2010 10:29:29 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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