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Interior Secretary Threatens To 'Punch Out' Colorado Springs Reporter
FOX ^ | November 13, 2012

Posted on 11/13/2012 3:12:25 PM PST by 1rudeboy

Colorado Springs, Colo. (November 12, 2012) – On Election Day, at an enthusiastic gathering of Obama supporters in Fountain, Colorado; Dave Phillips, a reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph, had just finished an interview with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar about his controversial policies for managing America’s wild horse populations. Just after Secretary Salazar answered final questions about the future safety of wild horses and he turned to leave the interview, he unexpectedly approached Phillips and told him, “If you set me up like this again, I’ll punch you out.” Standing nearby was Ginger Kathrens, Executive Director of the Cloud Foundation, a Colorado-based wild horse advocacy organization. “I was stunned by the Secretary’s rude and clearly hostile comment toward Dave,” said Kathrens.

Kathrens, who had had been granted permission by an Interior law enforcement official to take pictures at the rally added, “ Salazar walked past me, refused to shake my hand, and told me, ‘You know, you should never do that.” It was unclear to Kathrens what he meant. “These threats would have been inappropriate coming from anyone, but the fact that it came out of the mouth of the Secretary of the Interior is alarming,” stated Kathrens. “I can’t believe that a top official in Obama’s cabinet could be so defensive.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
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Originally published by Cloud Foundation
1 posted on 11/13/2012 3:12:29 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

If I threatened to punch somebody out at work I would be fired.


2 posted on 11/13/2012 3:17:59 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: 1rudeboy

>> “If you set me up like this again, Ill punch you out. “

Nothing to see here, just a colloquial form of displeasure. /s

But seriously, we’re not exactly talking about the ambiguous veiled threat which can cause serious problems for the ordinary citizen.


3 posted on 11/13/2012 3:18:11 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: forgotten man

You must be white, and a male. Like Petraeus, for example.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 3:23:12 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: 1rudeboy

“Punch you out”, what does that even mean.
Does he mean punch you?
Does he mean take you out?
Besides he is a democrat he is automatically a sissy bot - just saying.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 3:23:24 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Gene Eric
There was a time in this country when such a public threat by a government official would have been newsworthy, and the official would have been called to accounts. But clearly, those times have gone, Washington is now a personal as well as political cesspool, and no-one cares.
6 posted on 11/13/2012 3:26:45 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 1rudeboy

“I can’t believe that a top official in Obama’s cabinet could be so defensive.”
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
IF you want to see a picture of Mz Kathrens, go to dictionary and look up NAIVE.

I think I can understand what she was trying to say but she surely did not use the right choice of words.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 3:29:53 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: 1rudeboy

Feel the love from 0bama’s gang of thugs.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 3:31:00 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: 1rudeboy

I’m torn here.

A reporter versus an administration official... I am eager for the fight to happen, but I want them both to end up as bloody heaps on the floor.

More likely it would end after a few slaps and a lot of tears.


9 posted on 11/13/2012 3:32:53 PM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: 1rudeboy

Boom Boom!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5IS45jT468&feature=related


10 posted on 11/13/2012 3:33:56 PM PST by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: xrmusn

She’s probably not much of a conservative, so yes, a bit naive.


11 posted on 11/13/2012 3:34:19 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Gene Eric

“If you set me up like this again, Ill punch you out. “

Republican politicians have been “set up” by the MSM, oh..I don’t know..2,824, 631 times? Imagine if a Republican talked that way? Maybe it’s time to STOP imagining...;)


12 posted on 11/13/2012 3:35:33 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: xrmusn

That was my reaction, too...Mz. Kathrens hasn’t been paying attention to the Obie regime’s MO.


13 posted on 11/13/2012 3:36:50 PM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: 1rudeboy

Apparently Phillips doesn’t get it. You’re not suppose to question the Zero or even his minions. You are suppose to show show gratitude for all that the government is doing.


14 posted on 11/13/2012 3:37:47 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: 1rudeboy

The “Knock-out Game” is becoming very popular.


15 posted on 11/13/2012 3:43:02 PM PST by Jumpmaster (Defund the Left!)
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To: 1rudeboy
Sounds like if he were pushed a little bit, he might do something more rash. Need a lefty, environmental, horse rescue type reporter to start dogging his public appearances and shouting out questions like “Do you want to punch me out now?”
16 posted on 11/13/2012 3:45:55 PM PST by Truth29
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To: 1rudeboy
“If you set me up like this again, I’ll punch you out.”

Just goes to show how breathtakingly stupid Kenny Salazar is - that punch would probably cost him six figures. ('Here, Kenny, punch me! I just called you a complete idiot!' ;>) Of course, his comment in Denver back in 2008, to the effect that he wouldn't support offshore drilling even if gasoline was $8 a gallon, didn't exactly suggest a high degree of intelligence.

17 posted on 11/13/2012 3:47:18 PM PST by Ocean Ranger ('unrestricted ocean operations')
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To: 1rudeboy

my frau couls pinch me out harder than this effeminite, urban cowboy little putz. he is an embarassment to my state, among many embarassments.


18 posted on 11/13/2012 3:53:58 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: bravo whiskey

could punch. big fingers little keyboard


19 posted on 11/13/2012 3:54:52 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: 1rudeboy
“I can’t believe that a top official in Obama’s cabinet could be so defensive.”

Apparently someone has been comatose for the last four years.

20 posted on 11/13/2012 3:58:14 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 1rudeboy
I punched a chick out once in the 2nd grade. She thought it was funny to walk around the playground banging boys in the head with her forearm cast.

Sorry, Chris Porter, wherever you are - but you don't ever want to blindside a guy.

21 posted on 11/13/2012 4:02:39 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: 1rudeboy

I would have called him out on it and then beat his a$$ silly. Arrogant government jerk.


22 posted on 11/13/2012 4:05:41 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: 1rudeboy

I believe that my answer would have been “bring it!”


23 posted on 11/13/2012 4:08:48 PM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: elkfersupper

I think I know that girl. It was 1966 her name was Vicky Hollingsworth (I’m 53 and never forgot that name). She would find it funny to kick boys in the groin.

She did it to a friend of mine so I knocked her so hard she flew backwards at least five feet and landed on her arse.

My 5th grade teacher, Miss Robinson (hubba, hubba, she was hot), gave me a gold star! lol


24 posted on 11/13/2012 4:09:35 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: Truth29

The good Dr. here from FR should trade his devil costume for a horse costume and show up at Salazar events with a sign “Don’t punch me Bro!”


25 posted on 11/13/2012 4:11:24 PM PST by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: 1rudeboy

I have no problem whatsoever bringing back dueling. Swords, knives, pistols at 30 paces. Ninety percent of Buckwheat’s fascist bureaucracy could be eliminated within 30 days.


26 posted on 11/13/2012 4:23:35 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: 1rudeboy

Lie down with thugs, get punched out.....


27 posted on 11/13/2012 4:26:34 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: 1rudeboy
Salazar is a crook and always has been. He's squirrely from looking over his shoulder all the time. Last year he gave away about 2 billion tons of coal to Bill Gates and Warren Buffet and no one in the media would write about it except HuffPost:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-biggers/all-the-presidents-coal-m_b_841400.html

28 posted on 11/13/2012 4:31:00 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Fledermaus
This was 1959.

However, I was married to a ballbuster with the maiden name of Hollingsworth for nearly 26 years.

They could be related.

29 posted on 11/13/2012 4:38:56 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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typical obama thugs..like I've stated before many times...

Class, Character, Respect, And Dignity...they do not have.

where is the Professionalism? of the Current leaders of Department heads of the U.S. Government..I thought they worked FOR US...WE PAY THEM...don't we????

30 posted on 11/13/2012 5:21:11 PM PST by haircutter
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To: Gene Eric
“If you set me up like this again, Ill punch you out. “
Nothing to see here, just a colloquial form of displeasure. /s

“You know, this isn’t just about wild horses,” explains Kathrens. “America needs leaders in Washington, and the President needs cabinet members who respect citizens, respect the laws, value discussion and working toward mutual solutions. Ken Salazar displayed none of this on Tuesday.”

Admittedly, Salazar the Arrogant didn't give a clue what he meant by "setting up." and neither did wiild horses advocate Kathrens.

But that is certainly a threat by an appointed Czar of President Mugabe.

31 posted on 11/13/2012 5:36:00 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Fledermaus

I had a similar occurrence in the second grade. I don’t know whether it was related to our dodge-ball game or something else, but a little girl tried to kick my then non-existent nuts out of the school yard.

We were taken to our homeroom teacher, Mrs. Schonfeld (a direct relative of Herr Hitler, I’m sure), and we were badly berated (I swear I hadn’t done anything to anyone. Not my style back then, i.e. coward).

Well, forward 12+ years to 1965 and I was a bus counselor at a summer camp. One of our little boy campers got sick so I took him off the bus and behind a tree so he could throw up if he had to (he did, was pretty sick).

After that, when we got to his house, I took him to the woman in a bikini who was washing a car in their driveway, who I assumed was his mother. Not. It was his older sister.

Before I realized it, I shouted out “Hello, B***”. It was the same little girl who kicked me in the second grade and other places. She looked like a Playboy model, but her face was still the same, just much more beautiful.

Long story short, about 25 years later, I met this little boy, now a clergyman, at an event and when I realized who he was, I introduced myself and recounted the camp story.

Sidebar, a fellow clergyman with him was an old friend, a guy from the Cub Scouts who I taught to throw the discus. He became a city champion at high school. His sister was the bus counselor on the bus where the little boy was sick. She, too, would have been Miss Universe, along with the little boy’s sister. She was also very nice and very smart.

Interestingly, the brother/sister and little boy’s sister all started their first name with the letter “B”.

That was one strange “Seven degrees of Kevin Bacon” linkage.

That was one helluva day, two beauties at the same time.


32 posted on 11/13/2012 5:43:08 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Brad from Tennessee

He is also a Punk. He couldn’t whip his own ass.


33 posted on 11/13/2012 5:45:19 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: Frank_2001

“Republican politicians have been “set up” by the MSM, oh..I don’t know..2,824, 631 times? Imagine if a Republican talked that way?”

“You want to rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him,” Tagg Romney said...

No story here. People talk big when they are emotional.... Talking and acting are two different things....


34 posted on 11/13/2012 6:09:17 PM PST by Snark
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To: meyer

My answer would have been “If you’re feeling froggy, go ahead and jump.”


35 posted on 11/13/2012 7:11:44 PM PST by hollywood (Stay on topic, please.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Punch you out? I'd still be shaking in my boots. That is one scary looking dude!

Bet he brings his wife to help.

36 posted on 11/13/2012 9:21:19 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 1rudeboy; Fred Nerks; LucyT; TigersEye

“If you set me up like this again, I’ll punch you out.”>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

This is characteristic of liberal fascisms attitude to a free press that asks effective questions in search of the truth.

If a pressman does not support Obama’s propaganda line, they are disinvited from information ( propaganda) releases,
and their colleagues treat them as if they were lepers.FOX News is regularly disinvited, which shows everyone that they are at least attempting to do the proper job of a free press organization.

Salazar would look good with a knuckle sandwich applied by a genuine reporter.Apparently there are still a few genuine reporters around. Good for David Phillips.He should be complimented.

Salazar is Obama’s chief wild horse slayer and a bully like Biden. He should be saddled tied and let loose in a herd of mustangs.


37 posted on 11/14/2012 3:51:43 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: 1rudeboy; Fred Nerks; Beckwith

Good background to the thread article:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obamas-interior-secretary-allegedly-threatens-colorado-springs-reporter-ill-punch-you-out/


38 posted on 11/14/2012 4:10:47 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: 1rudeboy; Fred Nerks; Beckwith

Phillip’s questions start at the 4 min mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yzv1cd_M59I#!


39 posted on 11/14/2012 4:13:01 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: 1rudeboy

It’s called Chicago Politics.


40 posted on 11/14/2012 5:04:05 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Candor7

It is also the characteristic of a retard which Saladbar is.


41 posted on 11/14/2012 12:04:57 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Candor7

I’ll also add that Saladbar’s policies have been killing hundreds of wild horses. But I guess no one will be amazed that an 0bama cabinet member is a lying sack of dog dung.


42 posted on 11/14/2012 12:09:56 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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