After graduating from Melrose High School in the 1980s, Swasey moved to Colorado to pursue a career in competitive figure skating, the Globe reported. After competing in three U.S. Championships for skating and winning a national title in the junior ranks, Swasey became an officer with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs police force six years ago.Swasey was one of three people killed in the shooting. He leaves behind a wife, two children, his parents, and a sister. Read the full Globe story here.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The GOP Embraces Wang Dang Sweet Poontang Crackpot
Oh they didn't.
Yes they did...
invite a crazy guy, who threatened President Obama's life, as an honored guest to attend the State of the Union address.
But...but didn't Bobby Jindal say something just recently about how the GOP should stop being "the stupid party?"
"Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) has announced that he would be bringing musician and conservative loudmouth Ted Nugent to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
“I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama,” Stockman said on his congressional website on Monday.
Traditionally, State of the Union attendees are given the opportunity to invite distinguished guests or prominent constituents to sit in during the President’s remarks. And while past honorees include war heroes and selfless public servants, Stockman has instead invited someone who has threatened the President and Democratic officials:
Nugent called President Obama a criminal and denounced his “vile, evil America-hating administration” which is “wiping its ass with the Constitution.”
Taking it a step further, he said that “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
Following his remarks last April at a National Rifle Association annual convention, the Secret Service brought in Nugent for questioning."
Oh brilliant, GOPers. Way to go in keeping teh stupid alive in your maniacal, out-of-touch par-tay. We laugh at you, and we...we...in your general direction.
Ted Nugent-- you mean the guy who pooped his pants and didn't wash for days so that he'd get a 4F designation during the Vietnam draft. That's "patriot" Nugent, the pant--soiling coward not man enough to fight for his country, but brave enough to threaten the life of the president and get a visit from the Secret Service. That takes raisinets--shooting your mouth off about wanting to kill the president of the United States instead of shooting your gun off serving your country. Ted Nugent: a perfect example of sackless machismo.
Here's Nugent in his own words.
Nugent: Obama Supporters Are "Subhuman Varmint[s]."
Nugent: "Piece Of Shit" Obama Should "Suck On My Machine Gun."
Nugent: Real Americans Are "Working Hard, Playing Hard, White Motherfucking Shit Kickers Who Are Independent."
Nugent: "What's A Feminist? Some Fat Pig Who Doesn't Get It Often Enough?"
Nugent: Sarah Brady, Janet Reno Are "Dirty Whore[s]."
Nugent On Then-First Lady Hillary Clinton: "You Probably Can't Use The Term 'Toxic Cunt' In Your Magazine, But That's What She Is."
And before anyone mentions in the comments "Yeah, but Bill Maher! He called Sarah Palin a bad name too!" Yes, we know. But tell us, which Democratic US Congressional Representative invited him as an honored guest to any State of the Union address. Answer: None.
That's the difference between the two parties. One has its outspoken potty-mouthed clowns, but the Democrats know they're just comedians. The GOP elevates their crazy-ass, wang dang sweet poontang loons as heroes and representatives of what the party is about, to be admired and promoted in all their crackpot splendor.
Seriously, GOP. You need to listen to Bobby.