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  • Pentagon shooter pot scandal grows

    03/13/2010 11:48:11 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies · 1,290+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | March 11, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Even before it was revealed that Bedell had shot two Pentagon guards and was a marijuana addict/psychotic, questions were being raised about how doctors in California were approving access to the drug. Left-wing California politicians have been talking about legalizing and taxing marijuana to save the state from bankruptcy. But thanks to the state's most notorious pothead, Pentagon shooter John Patrick Bedell, that vision may now go up in smoke. Bedell's easy access to "medical marijuana" in California is quickly becoming a scandal that threatens the well-funded movement to increase access to the weed by legalizing it statewide-and perhaps nationwide.
  • Bipolar, Violence, And The Pentagon Shooting

    03/06/2010 6:41:41 PM PST · by j_marie · 42 replies · 800+ views
    Articlesbase ^ | 3/6/2009 | Richard Jarzynka
    On March 4, 2010, John Bendell shot two police officers at the entrance to the Pentagon. He and I have a feared and very personal trait in common. Like me - and 5.7 million other Americans - Mr. Bendell had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. However, unlike Mr. Bendell, most of those 5.7 million and I have never committed a crime and are not violent.
  • Yahoo Buzz This : Pentagon shooter was a registered Democrat

    03/06/2010 2:32:26 PM PST · by DecoyJames · 11 replies · 572+ views
    Needs votes... This needs to get out!!!
  • Just for the record, the Pentagon shooter was a registered Democrat

    03/06/2010 12:52:32 PM PST · by DecoyJames · 18 replies · 539+ views
    "Whenever some whack job commits a violent act, the Obamunist media tries to spin the story that the perp is somehow a “right wing extremist” and then attempts to tie him to the Tea party movement. It happens every time. They did this with Joseph Stack, who flew his airplane into the IRS building in Austin, even though in his suicide note, Stack dissed capitalism and quoted the father of communism Karl Marx."
  • Bill Maher Wishes Glenn Beck Had Been Killed at Pentagon Thursday

    03/06/2010 8:10:00 AM PST · by Justaham · 63 replies · 1,610+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 3-6-10 | Noel Sheppard
    "When we see crazy, senseless deaths like this, we can only ask why, why, why couldn't it have been Glenn Beck?" So joked Bill Maher Friday evening on HBO's "Real Time." During his opening monologue, Maher addressed John Bedell, the man that was shot and killed Thursday when he attacked the Pentagon. For some reason, the comedian used the incident as a vehicle to go after the Fox News host (video embedded below the fold with transcript, h/t Ed Morrissey, file photo):
  • Pentagon shooter had a history of mental illness

    03/06/2010 10:46:10 AM PST · by vrwc1 · 39 replies · 666+ views
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | March 6, 2010 | Tracie Cone
    HOLLISTER, Calif. (AP) — The man who opened fire in front of the Pentagon had a history of mental illness and had become so erratic that his parents reached out to local authorities weeks ago with a warning that he was unstable and might have a gun, authorities said Friday. It's still unclear why John Patrick Bedell opened fire Thursday at the Pentagon entrance, wounding two police officers before he was fatally shot. The two officers were hospitalized briefly with minor injuries. Bedell was diagnosed as bipolar, or manic depressive, and had been in and out of treatment programs for...
  • GMA Casts Dem Truther Bedell As Dem-Hating Right-Wing Extremist

    03/06/2010 6:57:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies · 1,149+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Patrick Bedell was a registered Democrat who believed George W. Bush was behind 9-11. So how does Good Morning America portray him? As a right-wing extremist, part of a pattern of anti-government violence that flares during Dem presidential administrations . . . GMA had a two-part segment on Bedell this morning. First came a reasonable report by Martha Raddatz. At one point, as images of the WTC in flames appeared, she did state that "there had been internet postings, laced with conspiracy theories about 9-11, and government corruption." Raddatz stopped short of mentioning that Bedell explicitly accused the Bush...
  • About the Pentagon shooter; John Patrick Bedell was a registered Democrat

    03/05/2010 7:27:04 PM PST · by DaveTesla · 17 replies · 904+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | March 5, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    A nutball shot two security guards at a Pentagon-area Metro station in D.C. yesterday. As Patterico reports, he hated Bush and littered the Internet with 9/11 Truther rants. Guess which party he registered under in 2005 and was actively registered under as of 2008? DEMOCRAT. EMID 15324137 STATESOURCE California DATAACQUIRED 20080121 PrefixTitle MR LASTNAME,FIRSTNAME,MIDDLENAME Bedell,John,Patrick SOURCEIDVOTER 30048 DATEOFBIRTH 5/20/1973 PLACEOFBIRTH CA REGDATE 20051006 GENDER M PARTY Democrat ACTIVECODE ACTIVE STATUS ResAddr1,ResAddr2,ResCity,ResState,ResZip 110 Georges Dr Hollister,CA STATEHOUSE 28 STATESENATE 12 USCONGRESS 17 LASTDATEVOTED 20051108 Stop playing games, MSM.
  • John Patrick Bedell: Did right-wing extremism lead to shooting?

    03/05/2010 6:39:36 PM PST · by Psycho_Bunny · 55 replies · 1,536+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 3/5/2010 | Peter Grier (Professional Prat)
    Authorities have identified John Patrick Bedell as the gunman in the Pentagon shooting. He appears to have been a right-wing extremist with virulent antigovernment feelings.John Patrick Bedell, whom authorities identified as the gunman in the Pentagon shooting on Thursday, appears to have been a right-wing extremist with virulent antigovernment feelings. If so, that would make the Pentagon shooting the second violent extremist attack on a federal building within the past month. On Feb. 18, Joseph Stack flew a small aircraft into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. Mr. Stack left behind a disjointed screed in which, among other things, he...
  • Pentagon gunman 'had gone off the deep end,' according to friends, writings

    03/05/2010 6:23:15 PM PST · by myknowledge · 10 replies · 818+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2010 | Mary Pat Flaherty, Hamil R. Harris and Michael E. Ruane
    John Patrick Bedell, whose doomed, cross-country odyssey ended in a brief gun battle outside the Pentagon Thursday night, was a well-educated but troubled student of science, economy and society who "had gone off the deep end" and believed that the United States was controlled by a sinister organization leading it toward a new dark age, according to friends and Internet postings attributed to him. Bedell, 36, who was shot and killed by Pentagon security guards, had recently been living with his parents in Hollister, Calif., one friend of the family said, but had dropped out of contact after saying he...
  • CSM: Was the Truther Democrat who shot those cops at the Pentagon a “right-wing extremist”?

    Anyone who’s listened to Rush Limbaugh’s daily stream of hateful Democratic Truther talking points knows the answer.
  • Pentagon gunman sought ‘truth’ about 9/11 (Truther issues-here we go)

    03/05/2010 6:00:22 AM PST · by pillut48 · 13 replies · 684+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3-5-10
    The gunman who shot two Pentagon police officers was heavily armed and spent weeks driving to the Capital area from the West Coast, authorities said Friday. Resentment of the U.S. government and suspicions over the 9/11 attacks have surfaced in writings by the Californian identified as the man fatally wounded in a hail of return fire.
  • Pentagon Shooter: Anti-Bush Nut Case and 9/11 Truther

    And Internet research shows that the guy was a 9/11 Truther and an anti-Bush nut case. Via Charles Johnson comes this link to some crazy ranting from the guy.
  • Pentagon Shooter Railed Against U.S. on Internet

    03/05/2010 8:45:19 AM PST · by MissesBush · 19 replies · 682+ views
    Fox News ^ | 03/05/10
    Resentment of the U.S. government and suspicions over the 9/11 attacks have surfaced in writings by the Californian identified as the gunman who shot two Pentagon police officers before he was mortally wounded in a hail of return fire. The shooter's death was confirmed early Friday, hours after the Thursday evening assault, as authorities searched for a motive behind the brazen attack. The two officers, grazed by bullets, were treated in a hospital. The attack unfolded at the subway entrance to the massive Defense Department headquarters, as an eerie calm and silence were broken by the explosion of gunfire. "He...
  • John Patrick Bedell: Did right-wing extremism lead to shooting? ("It begins"-AllahPundit)

    03/05/2010 8:57:46 AM PST · by pillut48 · 26 replies · 1,085+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 3-5-10 | Peter Grier
    The Pentagon attack and the destruction at the IRS building in Austin, Texas, come at a time of explosive growth in extremist-group activism across the United States, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks such organizations. The number of US extremist paramilitary militias grew from 42 in 2008 to 127 in 2009, according to a just-released SPLC annual report. So-called “Patriot” groups, steeped in antigovernment conspiracy theories, grew from 149 in 2008 to 512 in 2009 – an increase that the SPLC report judges as “astonishing.”
  • Pentagon shooting suspect believed to be behind anti-government rants

    03/05/2010 9:07:43 AM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies · 569+ views
    CNN ^ | March 5, 2010
    Investigators on Friday were looking into the history of a man who they say shot two police officers at a Pentagon entrance Thursday evening. The shooter, identified by a law enforcement source as John Patrick Bedell, appears to have railed against the government repeatedly on the Internet. Through podcasts and a Wikipedia page, a man identified online as JPatrickBedell cast the government as a criminal force destroying personal liberties. "This seizure of the United States government by an international criminal conspiracy is a long-established reality," the man said in a podcast in November 2006, which also was published as text...
  • Pentagon Shooter (John P Bedell) Railed Against U.S. on Internet [ 9-11 TRUTHER! ]

    03/05/2010 9:45:43 AM PST · by rface · 12 replies · 676+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 3.5.10 | FOX NEWS
    The (internet) user named JPatrickBedell wrote the Sabow case was "a step toward establishing the truth of events such as the September 11 demolitions." . Resentment of the U.S. government and suspicions over the 9/11 attacks have surfaced in writings by the Californian identified as the gunman who shot two Pentagon police officers before he was mortally wounded in a hail of return fire. John Patrick Bedell, 36, of Hollister, Calif., was identified as the shooter. Signs emerged that Bedell harbored ill feelings toward the government and the armed forces, and had questioned the circumstances behind the Sept. 11, 2001,...
  • Parents of Pentagon shooter warned authorities

    03/05/2010 10:45:50 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies · 1,110+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 5, 2010 | TRACIE CONE
    HOLLISTER, Calif. (AP) -- A law enforcement official says the parents of the man who opened fire in front of the Pentagon warned authorities their son was upset and might have a gun. San Benito County Sheriff Curtis Hill told the AP the parents of John Patrick Bedell filed a missing persons report and were worried about his mental stability. After reading an e-mail from their son to an acquaintance, the parents told deputies they were worried that he had purchased a gun.
  • About the Pentagon shooter; Update: John Patrick Bedell was a registered Democrat

    03/05/2010 11:10:30 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 1,743+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | March 5, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Scroll down for update debunking MSM “right-wing” spin… A nutball shot two security guards at a Pentagon-area Metro station in D.C. yesterday. As Patterico reports, he hated Bush and littered the Internet with 9/11 Truther rants. But just as I passed on playing the blame game with the global warmicides earlier this week, I’m not playing MSNBC/NYTimes-style “gotcha” with this one, either.
  • Stop playing games, MSM. John Patrick Bedell was a registered Democrat

    03/05/2010 1:19:59 PM PST · by jdfromny · 6 replies · 715+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 3/5/10 | michelle malkin
    Scroll down for update debunking MSM “right-wing” spin… A nutball shot two security guards at a Pentagon-area Metro station in D.C. yesterday. As Patterico reports, he hated Bush and littered the Internet with 9/11 Truther rants. But just as I passed on playing the blame game with the global warmicides earlier this week, I’m not playing MSNBC/NYTimes-style “gotcha” with this one, either. I’m with Zombie: Now, just for a moment, let’s set aside the false guilt-by-association game everyone’s always playing. We all know that John Patrick Bedell and Joseph Stack are basically insane, plain and simple — as are any...