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Democrat slugs area GOP chief, GPD says (GOP chief counters with good one-two punch)
The Gainesville Sun (Alachua County, Florida) ^ | September 18. 2004 | By LISE FISHER

Posted on 09/18/2004 5:36:43 AM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace

Democrat slugs area GOP chief, GPD says

By LISE FISHER

Sun staff writer September 18. 2004 6:01AM

Politics in Gainesville turned rough and tumble Thursday night when, police say, a social behavior sciences instructor - a Democrat - punched the chairman of the Alachua County Republican Executive Committee in the face.

David Philip McCally, 55, of Gainesville faces misdemeanor battery and criminal mischief charges after he was accused of hitting both committee chairman Travis Horn, 32, and a life-sized, cardboard cutout of President George Bush.

The incident occurred at the Republican headquarters in downtown Gainesville at about 7:30 p.m.

McCally went into the office at 1212 N. Main St. and hit the face of the Bush cutout, a police report states. Afterward he argued outside with Horn, police reported, then punched him in the face. Police said there was a fight and Horn struck McCally several times "but was not the primary aggressor and fought only in an attempt to escape from further conflict."

McCally was released on his own recognizance after his arrest and has been ordered not to have contact with Horn, court records show.

But McCally said he wants to see Horn charged for kicking him.

McCally said he went into a nearby restaurant after going into the Republican office, and Horn was standing by the door cursing him. He went out, Horn continued to curse him and stepped too close. McCally said he hit Horn and let him get up. Then Horn gave him "a good one-two punch" and McCally went down. But Horn continued to kick him, McCally said.

"I've got the stitches and bruises to prove it," he said.

As for hitting the cutout, McCally said, "I don't like old brother George. Truthfully, I kind of did it lightheartedly. I was just walking over there to order chicken, and I saw the cutout and I just walked in there and punched it."

McCally is a part-time instructor in social and behavioral sciences at Santa Fe Community College who started in January, confirmed college spokesman Larry Keen. He will be "removed" from the classroom pending an administrative review on Monday, he said.

Records at the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office confirmed McCally's political party.

Reached Friday, Horn said, "I enjoy thoughtful debate with my counterparts on the left. I think this is what makes this country great, but when you cross the line with physical violence, it's absurd."

After hitting the cutout, Horn said McCally left the office where a Young Republicans meeting was taking place. When Horn went outside, he said McCally came up to him. "He proceeded to say how he had a Ph.D., and he was smarter than me. I'm a stupid Republican," and other comments laced with obscenities, he said.

Horn said he was hit and knocked into a wall.

His lips were cut and his nose injured.

"I then proceeded to defend myself," he said. "I used the minimum force necessary to subdue him."

The police report states Horn kicked McCally because McCally was holding on to Horn's legs.

Police happened to be pulling into the area at the time, Horn said. A police report states officers saw McCally throw what they later learned was the first punch.

"Of course I'm going to have a restraining order filed against him," Horn said. "I certainly will seek his removal from the classroom. Obviously he's shown a serious lack of judgment."

As for Horn's commitment to his political opinions, he said, "If I have to take a beating every day for George W. Bush to be president, I'll do that. My passion for my beliefs continues unabated."

Lise Fisher can be reached at (352) 374-5092 or fisherl@gvillesun.com.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: alachua; alachuacounty; buttwhippin; democratactivist; democratsarescum; gainesville; humor
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This incident took place in Gainesville, Florida, which is home of the University of Florida and Santa Fe Community College, which have a combined student population of more than 60,000. Needless to say, Gainesville is by far the most liberal town in North or Central Florida.

According to a report on our local talk radio, Mr. Horn made McCally pay a price. The last paragraph of this article is wonderful. I'm glad that we have people like Mr. Horn in leadership positions.

1 posted on 09/18/2004 5:36:45 AM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

This says it all, "McCally went into the office at 1212 N. Main St. and hit the face of the Bush cutout, a police report states."


2 posted on 09/18/2004 5:38:06 AM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace (I'm from the government and I'm here to help.)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

"he's shown a serious lack of judgement"

I'd say he's just doing what most dims do best.


3 posted on 09/18/2004 5:42:34 AM PDT by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

CBS headline: 32 year old beats senior citizen.


4 posted on 09/18/2004 5:48:16 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

Gee, Kerry's supporters have been making themselves look reeeeally good lately, haven't they?

MGY


5 posted on 09/18/2004 5:48:54 AM PDT by TitanicMan2003 (The Dems hit the iceberg, and refuse to accept it)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

"McCally is a part-time instructor in social and behavioral sciences at Santa Fe Community College who started in January, confirmed college spokesman Larry Keen. He will be "removed" from the classroom pending an administrative review on Monday, he said."

Hehehehe........................................


6 posted on 09/18/2004 5:49:41 AM PDT by BillyCrockett
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
"McCally is a part-time instructor in social and behavioral sciences at Santa Fe Community College".....?

How's that old saying go...If you can, you do...if you can't you teach"

Real great social behavior, and this guy gets PAID to Teach it?


What's up with that?
7 posted on 09/18/2004 5:50:55 AM PDT by Wild_Bill_8881 (If ya can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with BS)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

The continuing Dem implosion...


8 posted on 09/18/2004 5:50:59 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

hmmm.... lets see here.. hurting 3 year old little girls? Punching symbols? fighting?

Is this what Rush called the democrat meltdown ?


9 posted on 09/18/2004 5:51:04 AM PDT by blarneystone
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
McCally is a part-time instructor in social and behavioral sciences at Santa Fe Community College

McCally is now a full-time textbook example of social and behavioral sciences at Santa Fe Community College.

10 posted on 09/18/2004 5:51:15 AM PDT by niteowl77 (Do you suppose that Iran's jihad museum will put a picture of John Kerry on their wall?)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
Just another Dem crackup!

Jag

11 posted on 09/18/2004 5:51:36 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

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12 posted on 09/18/2004 5:51:39 AM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (Cevapcici and Slivovitz......for everyone)
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To: BillyCrockett

I'm sure students will have a protest march to "free the teacher"


13 posted on 09/18/2004 5:51:53 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Justice of the piece:excuses are like forged Bush guard memos;everybody's got one.)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
If only the POS democrats were this tough defending their country or fighting against crime. Well, I take that back. They probably will be formidable when fighting against the ruling bourgeoisie when the American proletariat rises. </sarcasm>
14 posted on 09/18/2004 5:52:17 AM PDT by CondiArmy
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To: edskid

No, he will now get tenure at his college.


15 posted on 09/18/2004 5:54:58 AM PDT by CondiArmy
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
David Philip McCally, 55, of Gainesville faces misdemeanor battery and criminal mischief charges after he was accused of hitting both committee chairman Travis Horn, 32, and a life-sized, cardboard cutout of President George Bush.

It might be that I just haven't heard the news, but there seems to be this increasing vitriolic hatred and violence many dems have been showing. It's gotta be hard from them knowing what losers they've become.

I do not condone violence, but if they want a to lash out in physical altercations they will soon find out what it's like when you open up a can of conservative Whoop-Ass!

16 posted on 09/18/2004 5:55:13 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Do you just think I fell off a turnip truck?)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
"social behavior sciences instructor "

Pretty much says it all. The learned one bragged that he has a PHD; That and a dollar may get him a cup of coffee.

17 posted on 09/18/2004 5:56:20 AM PDT by fuzzthatwuz (To question John Kerry is to question his patriotism)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

Next stop, employee for Kerry campaign.


18 posted on 09/18/2004 5:57:48 AM PDT by Lockbar (Worried about lead poisoning? Then stop eating the paint chips, Dummy!)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) is spreading fast among the left. There'll be mobs in the streets on Nov.3 after the GOP landslide.


19 posted on 09/18/2004 6:01:50 AM PDT by inkling
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To: BillyCrockett

Since the nitwit has been removed from the classroom, maybe they can use him for a case study in juvenile behavior by adults.

The dims are just totally frustrated and their behavior is
becoming more weird every day.


20 posted on 09/18/2004 6:05:01 AM PDT by PROUDAMREP ("You know where I stand", President George W. Bush)
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