Eleven gay bars in Seattle were sent letters Tuesday threatening ricin attacks — in what some are describing as a hate crime.Let us all take a moment to note, appreciate, and summarily despise the bitter irony that the GOP made gay-hating a centerpiece of the 2004 Bush reelection campaign in a desperate bid to put their boy back into office because it is only the GOP who can protect us from the terrorists.
The anonymous letters say, "I have in my possession approximately 67 grams of ricin with which I will indiscriminately target at least five of your clients. ... I expect them to die painfully while in hospital."
A 12th letter was sent to the alternative weekly The Stranger, according to its Web site. That letter says the paper should be "prepared to announce the deaths of approximately 55 individuals."
...In a statement, the Seattle Police Department said it takes the threat seriously. It has seized the letters and is processing them and is coordinating efforts with the FBI and other federal agencies.
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Since there hasn't been any terrorism on Bush's watch since 9/11—certainly none here, nor here, nor here, nor here, nor here, nor here, nor here, nor here, nor here, nor here, anyway—it's good that Bush can go out without any more terrorism here, either: