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‘Oddball’ portrait of Amy Bishop emerges
The Boston Herald ^ | 02/15/10 | Laurel J. Sweet, Jessica Van Sack, Jessica Fargen and Ira Kantor

Posted on 02/15/2010 7:21:54 AM PST by mondonico

As authorities searched for clues into what could have sent a University of Alabama neurobiology professor on an alleged killing spree, friends and family yesterday described Braintree native Amy Bishop as an awkward introvert on the brink of losing her teaching job.

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A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children - the youngest a third-grade boy - was a far-left political extremist who was “obsessed” with President Obama to the point of being off-putting.

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1 posted on 02/15/2010 7:21:55 AM PST by mondonico
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To: mondonico
a far-left political extremist who was “obsessed” with President Obama to the point of being off-putting.

If the tenure thing hadn't worked out, she could have applied for a job at MSNBC.

2 posted on 02/15/2010 7:22:55 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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To: mondonico

Insanely Emboldened


3 posted on 02/15/2010 7:22:58 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: mondonico

Of course not a word of this will be in the ABCNNBCBS coverage of this. They’ll blame the “un-registered” gun for everything................


4 posted on 02/15/2010 7:25:44 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: mondonico

Okay, let’s start a pool for when Napolitano adds “off-putting, far-left political extremists obsessed with Obama” to the list of domestic terrorists.

...Anybody? ...Anybody?


5 posted on 02/15/2010 7:29:40 AM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: mondonico

I know this sounds bad but she has the kind of face I'd like to punch.

6 posted on 02/15/2010 7:31:10 AM PST by DogBarkTree
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To: Red Badger; onyx; STARWISE; Liz; Bahbah; SE Mom; maggief
mmm mmm mmm

was a far-left political extremist who was “obsessed” with President Obama to the point of being off-putting

7 posted on 02/15/2010 7:31:54 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: mondonico
“She was an oddball - just not very sociable,” said Sylvia Fluckiger, a former lab technician who worked with Bishop in 1993.

If a woman named Sylvia Fluckiger didn't go postal, then I don't think anyone has an excuse.

8 posted on 02/15/2010 7:31:58 AM PST by murdoog ("Aim high. Shoot straight. Praise the Lord. Audit the FED." Gary North)
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To: Red Badger

You’re right. They probably also will ignore the fact that if her Democrat-official mommy hadn’t pulled strings to get her off the hook for the multi-shot “accidental” shooting of her brother, she would have been a convicted felon and, as such, not permitted to possess a gun.


9 posted on 02/15/2010 7:34:32 AM PST by mondonico (Peace through Superior Firepower)
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To: mondonico

Why is “awkward introvert” always mentioned before the crazy-political-etc-affiliation?


10 posted on 02/15/2010 7:34:42 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: DogBarkTree
I know this sounds bad but she has the kind of face I'd like to punch.

It IS the face of a left-wing radical feminist, isn't it?

11 posted on 02/15/2010 7:35:05 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: DogBarkTree

No wonder Lloyd Christmas left home.


12 posted on 02/15/2010 7:35:29 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. Is 25 to life enough?)
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To: mondonico

She would have still been in prison, most likely and there would be three people still alive in Huntsville wit their families...........


13 posted on 02/15/2010 7:37:28 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: DogBarkTree

Berries and cream...Berries and cream!


14 posted on 02/15/2010 7:37:55 AM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: DogBarkTree

Looks thoroughly liberal-NOW-PETA-NARAL-ACLU type...................


15 posted on 02/15/2010 7:38:51 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

It was evident she was a troubled person from the initial report when the meeting she exploded at was about tenure. This is a touchy issue which I believe should be done away with. She was passed over last year and again this year. It is difficult to imagine in our PC world, the U would pass over a female unless thee were major academic or social problems.


16 posted on 02/15/2010 7:39:31 AM PST by AZFolks
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To: DogBarkTree

That photo puts me in mind of some of the Manson family members ,, creepy .


17 posted on 02/15/2010 7:39:31 AM PST by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: DogBarkTree

Guilty!Guilty!Guilty!


18 posted on 02/15/2010 7:40:55 AM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: DogBarkTree

Your comment does sound bad,,why don’t you delete it?


19 posted on 02/15/2010 7:41:39 AM PST by cajungirl
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To: OneWingedShark
Why is “awkward introvert” always mentioned before the crazy-political-etc-affiliation?

I'm tired of the typecasting, too. Extroverts can't understand introverts (who are in the minority), and what they can't convert they scorn. It's tedious.

20 posted on 02/15/2010 7:41:48 AM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: mondonico

Any bets that she drives a Subaru?


21 posted on 02/15/2010 7:41:52 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: mondonico
And for the soon to be made TV movie how about Charlie Sheen as Amy Bishop
22 posted on 02/15/2010 7:42:58 AM PST by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Kieri
I'm tired of the typecasting, too. Extroverts can't understand introverts (who are in the minority), and what they can't convert they scorn. It's tedious.

(Knocks ring on table in approval of comment)

23 posted on 02/15/2010 7:43:22 AM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: mondonico

Ah yes, I always enjoy comments like, “[she] was a very good person”, uh yeah, okay. Let’s see murdered three, wounded what, three others? Implicated in the murder of her brother, also the attempted murder of the professor and his wife with a homemade bomb, sure is a good person alright, great friend and neighbor!


24 posted on 02/15/2010 7:45:06 AM PST by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: Clemenza

Well extroverts come right out and tell introverts what they think, while introverts just stare at extroverts. We extroverts know what you’re thing though.


25 posted on 02/15/2010 7:46:11 AM PST by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Clemenza

Well extroverts come right out and tell introverts what they think, while introverts just stare at extroverts. We extroverts know what you’re thinking though.


26 posted on 02/15/2010 7:46:23 AM PST by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: dblshot

Separated at birth?


27 posted on 02/15/2010 7:46:32 AM PST by Ken522
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To: Ken522

It’s the eyes man.


28 posted on 02/15/2010 7:47:30 AM PST by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: hoosiermama

We all know very well that the left calling us violent is nothing more than their usual projection. Like those “conservative” eco-terrorists, eh!


29 posted on 02/15/2010 7:52:31 AM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: mondonico

Obama said she “acted stupidly...not!”


30 posted on 02/15/2010 7:57:02 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama lies, Freedom dies)
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To: DogBarkTree
They must go to the same hairdresser.


31 posted on 02/15/2010 7:57:22 AM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Pharmboy

Hey, not everyone can wear that ‘60s pageboy hair style the way Agent 99 did.


32 posted on 02/15/2010 8:04:51 AM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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33 posted on 02/15/2010 8:07:22 AM PST by John W
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To: DogBarkTree

I kind of have that feeling everytime I see the face of Keith Olberjerk.......no?


34 posted on 02/15/2010 8:07:28 AM PST by JNRoberts
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To: dblshot

Yep Crazy Eyes. It is amazing how some people can not see it.


35 posted on 02/15/2010 8:08:30 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

Has “never” been taken?


36 posted on 02/15/2010 8:11:26 AM PST by catpuppy (2009 --"We will not ration health care." 2012--"Anybody heard from grandpa?")
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To: John W

bless you for the eye relief


37 posted on 02/15/2010 8:12:02 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Ramius
"Any bets that she drives a Subaru?"

No, my money's on a Pious...oops, I'm mean Prius.

38 posted on 02/15/2010 8:21:15 AM PST by carolinablonde ("The Constitution protects all of us, not just those on the left." - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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Emo Phillips could play her in a made for TV show on Lifetime
39 posted on 02/15/2010 8:28:39 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: mondonico

Another liberal ivy-league-trained professor on yet another homicidal rampage. I fear for the students at Harvard and Yale if the GOP wins 140 House and 12 Senate seats in November.


40 posted on 02/15/2010 8:32:12 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/TeddyVWad.jpg)
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To: Red Badger
Looks thoroughly liberal-NOW-PETA-NARAL-ACLU type...................

AND NPR listener

41 posted on 02/15/2010 8:34:01 AM PST by OldCorps
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To: DogBarkTree
Separated at birth?

and Ward Churchill:

42 posted on 02/15/2010 8:35:27 AM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Kieri

“Extroverts can’t understand introverts (who are in the minority), and what they can’t convert they scorn. It’s tedious.”

No truer words have ever been written on this forum.

</former introvert who became extrovert.


43 posted on 02/15/2010 8:38:10 AM PST by texmexis best
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To: DogBarkTree

Emo Phillips lost it.


44 posted on 02/15/2010 8:40:13 AM PST by chemicalman
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To: OldCorps

You couldn’t create a more stereotypical female liberal if you were a casting director.................


45 posted on 02/15/2010 8:42:11 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: DogBarkTree

Hasn’t anybody heard of a MAD SCIENTIST? THis is what they were called before they became ‘godlike figures’ that the world now bows down and worships. They are in the business of duplicating and manipulating that which our true GOD created.


46 posted on 02/15/2010 8:55:32 AM PST by All Blue State
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To: Ramius
"Any bets that she drives a Subaru?"

Who now! Tell me why driving a Subaru alludes to one being a crazy liberal?

~ Apple Pan Dowdy (proud driver of a Subaru Forester)

47 posted on 02/15/2010 8:57:29 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy
This is a common assumption based on the “bumper sticker research” done by those of us who circle our cities and towns as we commandeer our family to their work and school destinations.
48 posted on 02/15/2010 9:03:43 AM PST by All Blue State
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My 4x4 V8 pickup is like the love of my life but our Forester is the best car we ever owned. 93,000+ unforgiving hard driven miles and has never had a single problem. Take the Subaru/Lib jokes with pride.


49 posted on 02/15/2010 9:08:51 AM PST by DogBarkTree
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To: All Blue State

A lady friend refers to Subarus as ‘Lesbarus’ and claims they’re all driven by lesbians with dogs.

I’m from northern climes and know them as ‘soccer mom’ vehicles crowding out minivans and Volvos.

Anyone else heard them called ‘Lesbarus’?


50 posted on 02/15/2010 9:14:59 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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