Skip to comments.Interior Secretary Threatens To 'Punch Out' Colorado Springs Reporter
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 Americas 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, Ill 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 Secretarys 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 cant believe that a top official in Obamas cabinet could be so defensive.
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If I threatened to punch somebody out at work I would be fired.
>> “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.
You must be white, and a male. Like Petraeus, for example.
“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.
I cant believe that a top official in Obamas cabinet could be so defensive.
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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.
Feel the love from 0bama’s gang of thugs.
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.
She’s probably not much of a conservative, so yes, a bit naive.
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...;)
That was my reaction, too...Mz. Kathrens hasn’t been paying attention to the Obie regime’s MO.
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.
The “Knock-out Game” is becoming very popular.
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.
my frau couls pinch me out harder than this effeminite, urban cowboy little putz. he is an embarassment to my state, among many embarassments.
could punch. big fingers little keyboard
Apparently someone has been comatose for the last four years.
Sorry, Chris Porter, wherever you are - but you don't ever want to blindside a guy.
I would have called him out on it and then beat his a$$ silly. Arrogant government jerk.
I believe that my answer would have been “bring it!”
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
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!”
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.
Lie down with thugs, get punched out.....
However, I was married to a ballbuster with the maiden name of Hollingsworth for nearly 26 years.
They could be related.
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????
You know, this isnt 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.
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.
He is also a Punk. He couldn’t whip his own ass.
Republican politicians have been set up by the MSM, oh..I dont 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....
My answer would have been “If you’re feeling froggy, go ahead and jump.”
Bet he brings his wife to help.
If you set me up like this again, Ill 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.
Good background to the thread article:
Phillip’s questions start at the 4 min mark:
It’s called Chicago Politics.
It is also the characteristic of a retard which Saladbar is.
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.