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  • Michelle Malkin killed the Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman

    08/14/2008 10:08:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 152+ views
    jihadwatch.org ^ | August 14, 2008 | Robert Spencer
    Michelle Malkin notes that unhinged Leftists are blaming her "hate" for the murder of the Arkansas Democratic Party chairman, and that this isn't the first time they have done this sort of thing. What does this have to do with jihad? Everything. Just as Leftists consistently try to portray conservatives as purveying "hate," so also do jihadists and their allies insist that any honest discussion of the jihad ideology and Islamic supremacism is "hateful." The advocates of the "Fairness Doctrine," which would restore the hegemony of the politically correct Left over the airwaves, are numerous. And so also are the...
  • Party Chairman’s Name Found on Note Inside Shooter’s Home [Much More Information on the Shooter]

    08/14/2008 1:54:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies · 286+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2008
    The man who shot and killed the chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party had a Post-It note at home with the victim’s last name and phone number along with 14 guns, antidepressants and a last will and testament, according to court documents. But local police said they still have no indication that the shooter knew Bill Gwatney, the 48-year-old former state senator who was gunned down inside his party’s headquarters on Wednesday. [Snip] Investigators have yet to identify a motive, but said Johnson recently left a job at a Target in Conway, Ark., after writing graffiti on one of the...
  • Man fired from job kills Ark. Democratic chairman

    08/14/2008 8:42:06 AM PDT · by Phlap · 42 replies · 245+ views
    AP ^ | 08/14/2008 | ANDREW DeMILLO
    Police and neighbors are struggling to explain why a man described as a loner drove more than 30 miles to Arkansas' Democratic Party headquarters and fatally shot its chairman hours after getting fired from his job. Police said Timothy Dale Johnson, 50, of Searcy, barged into Bill Gwatney's office on Wednesday and shot him multiple times. There were no signs that Gwatney and Johnson, who was later shot dead by officers, knew each other. A Target retail store in Conway had fired Johnson early Wednesday because he had written graffiti on a wall, police said. Before noon, Johnson was in...
  • Arkansas - Suspect Quits Job At Conway Target Before Shooting (Bill Gwatney murder)

    08/13/2008 9:00:41 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 316+ views
    KTHV Little Rock (link only) | August 13, 2008 | Robert Bell
    See this link for the article - http://www.todaysthv.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=70790&catid=2
  • (Arkansas Dem Chairman)Gwatney was tough, but politically astute

    08/13/2008 8:42:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 201+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | August 13, 2008 | Chuck Bartels
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The seriousness Bill Gwatney brought to his political maneuvering was absent as he advertised his three car dealerships. He sometimes hoisted a giant inflatable dragon atop a showroom and dubbed it "Gwatzilla." The name followed him to the state Senate, where he built a reputation for being tough and outspoken, but also detailed and fiscally astute. "I'm abrupt," Gwatney once told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "I have a zero threshold for insignificant facts. I will cut people off if they don't answer my question." Gwatney, who served stints as an Arkansas state senator and chairman of the...
  • Gunman fatally shoots Ark. Dem. Party chairman

    08/13/2008 3:54:14 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 42 replies · 219+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/13/08 | ANDREW DeMILLO
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A man barged into the Arkansas Democratic headquarters and opened fire Wednesday, fatally shooting the state party chairman before speeding off in his pickup. Police later shot and killed the suspect after a 30-mile chase. Police said they don't know the motive for the 51-year-old suspect, whose name has not been released. However, they said moments after the shooting, he pointed a handgun at the building manager at the nearby the Arkansas Baptist headquarters. He told the manager "I lost my job," said Dan Jordan, a Baptist convention official. Chairman Bill Gwatney died four hour...
  • Arkansas Democratic Party Chair Bill Gwatney died

    08/13/2008 2:34:35 PM PDT · by Married with Children · 17 replies · 111+ views
    Action News Channel 5 Memphis, TN. ^ | 8/13/2008 | Married With Children
    Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney has died after a gunman barged into his office this morning and shot him three times. Tune in to Action News 5 at 5pm or log on to WMCTV.com for updates on this story. DID YOU KNOW? You can now leave comments at the bottom of every local story on WMCTV.com. Want to weigh in on a story or an issue? Now you can. Sign up for a WMCTV.com http://www.wmctv.com/global/link.asp?L=104054&function=manageprofile&mode=login account and make your voice heard! ---------------------------------- + MANAGE YOUR ACCOUNT You are subscribed with the email address: bbrister@ensafe.com Unsubscribe If you would like...
  • Clintons: Arkansas Democratic leader killed

    08/13/2008 2:21:14 PM PDT · by BlownChevelle · 97 replies · 394+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/13/08 | CNN
    (CNN) -- The chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party died Wednesday, hours after a shooting at the party's headquarters, according to a statement from former President Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • CNN Breaking: Bill Gwatney has died

    08/13/2008 2:17:09 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 67 replies · 1,890+ views
    cnn ^ | 8/13/08 | cnn
    prayers for this man, regardless of political affiliation.
  • AR Dem. Party Chairman Wounded in Shooting

    08/13/2008 11:17:35 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 20 replies · 287+ views
    KATV ^ | August 13, 2008 | KATV
    Authorities say a gunman entered the Arkansas Democratic Party headquarters and shot the party chairman, Bill Gwatney, who is hospitalized in critical condition. Police say the gunman asked to speak to the party chairman and fired three shots.
  • Arkansas Dem Party Chairman Shot

    08/13/2008 11:45:37 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 25 replies · 193+ views
    Little Green Footballs. ^ | Aug. 13, 2008 | Charles Johnson
    The chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party is in critical condition after being shot by a man who is now in police custody. Still developing...
  • Arkansas - Possible Shooting at Democratic Party Headquarters in LR

    08/13/2008 10:15:43 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 268 replies · 457+ views
    arkansasmatters.com ^ | August 13, 2008
    Shortly before noon Wednesday, a possible shooting was reported at the State Democratic Party Headquarters in Little Rock. Dozens of police cars are on the scene at 1300 West Capitol, and at least one ambulance was seen leaving as KARK 4 crews arrived. MEMS ambulance officials confirm one person was transported to the hospital from the scene. Shortly after noon, police were reported to be in pursuit of a suspect in the incident on a Little Rock interstate. ~ snip ~