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Virginia Teabaggers Still Think Congressman Lives In Brother’s House, Cut Gas Line

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Same unrelated photo from yesterday!Yesterday we learned that the Lynchburg Tea Party of Virginia was trying to harass freshman Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello at his home, but posted the address of Perriello’s brother instead. These teabaggers, led by an infallible Liberty University journalism major, kept insisting that it was Rep. Perriello’s house, however. And now someone has cut a gas line at Rep. Perriello’s brother’s house because all of these people are fucking retarded.


Federal and local authorities are investigating a severed gas line at the home of U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello’s brother, discovered the day after Tea Party activists posted the address online so opponents could “drop by” and “express their thanks” for Perriello’s vote in favor of health care reform.

The gas line connected a propane tank to a gas grill on the home’s screened-in porch, according to sources in Tom Perriello’s office.

Golly, who could’ve predicted?

Danville Tea Party leader Nigel Coleman was one of the two activists who posted Bo Perriello’s address online Monday.

“This is Rep. Thomas Stuart Price Perriello’s home address,” Coleman wrote Monday. “… I ain’t holding back anymore!!”

According to the Danville Register & Bee site, when Coleman learned that the address actually belonged to the congressman’s brother, he responded on a blog: “Do you mean I posted his brother’s address on my Facebook? Oh well, collateral damage.”

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Coleman told The Daily Progress today that he is “shocked” and “almost speechless” at the possibility that someone would sever the propane line to Perriello’s brother’s house.

“I obviously condemn these actions,” he said. “I would hope that people aren’t thinking about doing anything crazy. We just wanted people to get close to the congressman and have their voices heard. Violence is not going to answer anything. I’m a little shocked and amazed.”

Coleman added that he is not certain that the incident is related to the posting of the home’s address. “Of course, we don’t know this is a related event,” he said.

Dear sweet god.

[Charlottesville Daily Progress]

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  • soundoff

    Teabagger fartsacks are experts at releasing gas.

  • Buzz Feedback

    Please do not insult actual retards by referring to these ass-hats as retards.

  • Tundra Grifter

    Nice placement with the “Civility – Don’t Drink the Tea!” ad right next to this post.

  • Smoke Filled Roommate

    Unbelievable. No, wait–believable.


    Does anyone know if is still available on Godaddy?

  • Sleeves

    These fuckers are going to enjoy…

  • Marxist-Leninist Papist

    Thanks be the Jesus, Mary, and Joseph that these guys are not any smarter or they would actually accomplish something beyond heckling slurs and indiscriminate mobbing.

  • Mr Blifil

    I suppose we are to believe the plan was to provide the Congressman’s brother with an extra special 4th of July display.

  • RoscoePColtraine

    Cut his freakin’ gas line, eh? Somehow, sending pieces of toast through the socialist mail now seems a bit lame. Has anybody asked for a response from Erikkk Erikkkson?

  • Cape Clod

    Can we post their addresses now, Jim?

  • Extemporanus

    I sold propane and propane accessories in college, so I have every reason to believe my gas line is accurate.

  • Wonderman

    Today we are all gas lines…

  • Jim Newell

    [re=539367]Cape Clod[/re]: Oh right. NO.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=539369]Wonderman[/re]: Today, I am a Coleman grill.

  • Chickensmack

    Hey, between this and the repair for all the broken windows at Democratic headquarters across the country, I’d say the American recovery is well on its way!

  • Jim Demintia

    These antics are just the thing to convince America that our new HCR Death Camps are a regrettable necessity for the future of the human race.

  • V572625694

    “The incident is being viewed as an attempted threat to a member of congress, sources said.” Sure glad the paper preserved the anonymity of these sources, who bravely characterize an attack on a congressman’s home as an “attempted threat.” Sort of like a promised intent to perhaps think about maybe executing an action that has not yet been finalized but which when ultimately executed might conceivably blow this poor asshole’s porch off.

  • user-of-owls

    The Danville Register & Bee. Oh, that’s a keeper!

  • Marxist-Leninist Papist

    [re=539367]Cape Clod[/re]: Lets wait till one of these losers goes Timmy Mcveigh on someone. Then the Civil war will ON,brother !

  • Crank Tango

    [re=539368]Extemporanus[/re]: doesn’t it make you a little sad that they would involve Lady Propane? And that this guy can’t grill steaks in his Florida room now?

  • Tundra Grifter

    So Jim – you’re taking some kind of fancy elitest position that “facts” have to “correct?”

  • Zorg

    This is a job for Homeland Security, as I interpret the law. Coleman will probable have to undergo extraordinary rendition to some place such as, oh, Egypt, where he can be waterboarded until he provides the name of the gas-line cutter.

  • binarian

    What a bunch of dopes. These people are a bad accident waiting to happen.

  • weejee

    The Reputards fully-embraced the baggers these past 9 months and much of the pundocracy has ordained that this fall the Demrats will get a serious ass whipping. Grassley’s already flip-flopping on HCR, the baggers are screaming epithets at our pinko congressfolk during the finals of the HCR March Madness, now they are stunned that some of their own might be cutting gas lines? I’m thinking, and beloved statrat Nate Silver’s take doesn’t show a sinking ship, that yes indeed there may be some ass whoppin’ in November, but it will be elephant fannies that’s a hurtin’ .

  • Ruhe

    Thank goodness these Teabaggers are mostly white christianists otherwise one would be tempted to label this an incident of domestic terrorism.

  • That Evening Sun

    Coleman went on to state that he is also shocked and amazed that water vapor’s ability to refract light into rainbows isn’t a government mind-control conspiracy.

  • Sharkey

    Did they forget to turn on the valve of the propane tank? Definitely teabaggers.

  • Prommie

    This is it, people, fucktard apocalypse time, to be followed, of course, by Cannibal Aanarchy. They are “strapping on” in basements all over Teabagger amurrica, preparin’ to defend their precious liberties, you betcha.

  • ph7

    Nigel is not outspoken
    But he likes to speak
    And loves to be spoken to

  • SayItWithWookies

    If only the Fed had been profiling teabaggers before they got onto the internet — the same way they keep demanding we do with brown people — this wouldn’t have happened. Anyway, inciting terrorism — apparently it’s not just for bearded imams anymore.

    Oh, speaking of utterly despicable acts, they identified the idiot who was throwing dollar bills at that guy with Parkinson’s the other day.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=539377]Crank Tango[/re]: Yep.

  • ManchuCandidate

    “I’ll tell you what boy. That’s a crime against clean burning propane, by gawd.”
    -Hank Hill

  • iwillsavethispatient

    These teabaggers are against “Politics as usual” but they sure can use plausible deniability like a usual politician.

  • SmutBoffin

    Fuckshit. My Old Lady works on the reelection campaign for a Demoncrap who voted YES the other day and who has in previous weeks been identified as an electoral target by the local Lord of the Teabags. The campaign office receives 20+ calls a day from ‘baggers who can’t tell the difference between the campaign and congressional offices.

    I hate to be douche-ily overprotective, but this kind of news makes me a little anxious w.r.t. to her well-being in the face of misdirected Teabagger ire.

  • mumblyjoe

    Coleman added that he is not certain that the incident is related to the posting of the home’s address. “Of course, we don’t know this is a related event,” he said.

    That must be that Liberty University Journalism non-degree in action, right there!

    He’s still an abortionburger hobo, though.

  • Marxist-Leninist Papist
  • Aunt Fancy

    I was looking for Nigel’s address but then I realized he lives in Glenn Beck’s anals.

  • Dean Booth

    About that sign, it appears that the wingtards can’t even write words without randomly hitting the SHIFT key.

  • mumblyjoe

    [re=539396]iwillsavethispatient[/re]: To be fair to them though, organized political violence hasn’t been part of “politics as usual” in America for at least 30, 40 years.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=539389]SayItWithWookies[/re]: I’d like to cut that asshole’s gas line, or at the very least, plug it with something hard.

  • Mad Brahms

    W..hy would you even do that? No, I mean really, what does cutting his gas line accomplish? Mild annoyance?

  • JMP

    Yes, Coleman is shocked and appalled that someone did this; just like the Operation Rescue folks were shocked and appalled at Dr. Tiller’s assassination. Who could suspect that encouraging violence could lead to actual violence? At least in this case there was just property damage.

    Of course, he points out that we don’t know the incident was related; why, the gas line could have been cut by a seller of charcoal grills, jealous of the superiority of propane and propan accessories!

  • Limeylizzie

    Interestingly enough, the comments about the incident , if you follow the link, are surprisingly thoughtful!

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    But, but… vandalism isn’t against the law if it’s done in the name of liberty!

  • Sharkey

    [re=539400]Marxist-Leninist Papist[/re]: I haz a hed-ake.

    (Does he store wine in a milk pitcher?)

  • Joshua Norton

    I would hope that people aren’t thinking about doing anything crazy.

    Yes, I would hope that the CRAZY people I’ve been reaching out to with my CRAZY rants wouldn’t do anything CRAZY. I am a “journalist” a piece of paper from a make believe, home-schooler diploma mill, you know. So everything I do gets a free pass.


  • ManchuCandidate

    Considering the teabaggers racism and “real” americunism, not a surprising one either.

    See Post civil war reconstruction, violence against freemen and carpetbaggers, etc.


    For some reason, the bit that saddens me the most is that these are my elders. These are people that are right in Mom/Dad/Gramma/Grandpa range for me, and they are acting like every asshole teenage bully in every eighties movie I have ever seen, ever.

  • RoscoePColtraine

    [re=539423]Mad Brahms[/re]: Make his house go boom, or just intimidate him in the proud tradition of a Colombian drug lord? Ahhh, America….

  • StripesAndPlaids

    This is making me rethink my position on non violence.

  • imissopus

    [re=539389]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Cool, now let’s see that douchebag back up his apology by volunteering at a hospice for a weekend to help other victims of wasting diseases like Parkinson’s, or donate some of his hard-thrown dollars to researching a cure, or even just asking Bob Letcher if he needs any help around his house. Until then the only lesson he’s learned is to not go stone cold nuts even at a political rally.

  • WhatTheHeck

    And who’s responsible for allowing these guys to leave the Trailer park?

  • GOPCrusher

    So at point does the danger that these people represent begins to be taken seriously?
    Do we really need a repeat of Oklahoma City?

  • octupletsmom

    There’s not making sense in a way that makes sense.

    And then there is incredible mind-bending shit like this.

  • Marxist-Leninist Papist

    Being Mister Obvious Man: Aren’t these the same people that want to be the heroic defenders of the American tradition of”private property” ? Whats they doing engaging in punk level “violence against property” ?(God just thinking about that bourgeoisie legal concept leaves a stain on my brain but still..)

  • SnarkNotFark

    I’m guessing that the font is SpazAnger Condensed Sans Serif.

  • Manos: Hands of Fate

    This is like watching a bunch of toddlers rough housing. You KNOW that one of them is going to get hurt.

  • Capitol Hillbilly

    [re=539369]Wonderman[/re]: Today we are all Hank Hill.

  • imissopus

    [re=539429]Limeylizzie[/re]: Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia and a bastion of educated and reasonable people in rural western Virginia. So, no surprise that the people who read this article are thoughtful. Had this been the daily paper in Lynchburg or Roanoke it might have been a different story.

  • kpindex

    I’m embarrassed to live in Lynchburg.

  • gurukalehuru

    Dear Law Enforcement Peoples, I think it would be O.K. to start arresting some of these individuals.

  • mayor_quimby

    I’ve always wanted a good excuse to shoot somebody off my deck, and this is definitely a good one. You fuck with my grill and all bets are off!
    Didn’t this event take place in VA, I’m sure it’s legal to shoot trespassers on sight in the lovely commonwealth.

  • RubberSoul

    My only regret is that the Teabaggers who did this didn’t light a celebratory cigar in close proximity of the cut gas line.

  • JMP

    [re=539416]mumblyjoe[/re]: That hasn’t been true for doctors who perform a certain important, constitutionally protected medical procedure for women.

  • Ducksworthy

    [re=539400]Marxist-Leninist Papist[/re]: Wait, no Not Tom Paine. They can have Washington and the other aristocrats but Pain is ours. We’re going to keep him.

  • Bearbloke

    I wonder how these teabagger antics would have been received by the 2004-2006 ReThug Congress that approved those handy Bush-ear Anti-terrorist laws…

  • GOPCrusher

    [re=539466]RubberSoul[/re]: Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane: What was the deceased final words before the explosion?
    Redneck: We got that fucker reeeeeaaalllll good!

  • Sweet Baby Cheeses

    [re=539423]Mad Brahms[/re]: I bet they thought by cutting the gas line that he wouldn’t be able to get away! But the loser ‘baggers are still looking for the tires to deflate.

    I guess when your reference point is a trailer park…

  • slappypaddy

    “A riot must be suppressed; that is no less clear than that a conflagration must be stopped.” — Thomas Beddoes (yes, I know, he discovered laughing gas, but he does have a point)

  • Marxist-Leninist Papist

    [re=539509]slappypaddy[/re]: Riots are fine, if the politics is of genuine emancipation and popular self actualization, not a stupid, misguided politics of reaction, blind hatred,and eratz liberation.
    A little disturbance can be good medicine to a rotten body politic.
    Sorry for the lack of Snarkyness.

  • McDuff

    Keep it up teabaggers — the surest way to drive the independents back into Hopey’s arms is to go around vandalizing property and threatening some Congressman’s relatives.

    What’s the NRA gonna say when some Blue Dog does blow away a late night tresspasser at his home — “take away his guns, he’s a killer?”

  • MrsWall

    Join us in standing up against the Tea Party’s extremist tactics at:

  • loquaciousmusic

    [re=539388]ph7[/re]: I’ve got some plans for Nigel right here. They involve my a jar of honey and ten thousand fire ants.

  • Mahousu

    Hey, it could all be a coincidence. I mean, raccoons chewed through the propane line on my gas grill last summer [this is true], and it’s not like my brother had voted in favor of health care – well, all right, I guess he did vote in favor of health care, now that I think about it.

    Let me start over then. My point is that raccoons are teabaggers. Anyone who’s seen Pom Poko will know what I mean. [Yes, I know those are actually tanuki.]

  • mumblyjoe

    [re=539477]JMP[/re]: Fair ’nuff. Still, it was a fair bit less “usual”, seeing as it wasn’t targeted at ~20% of America’s population.

  • Pandy

    [re=539397]SmutBoffin[/re]: I worried about everyone in general. These people don’t know the meaning of anger management….or duly elected for that matter.

  • Accordion-o-rama

    [re=539389]SayItWithWookies[/re]: I read the interview with bill thrower. Sounds like, along with being scared shitless about retaliation, he actually did some serious thinking about his actions. He claims to have donated to a Parkinson’s fund. Am I being naive to think he might actually change for the better as a result of this disgusting incident?

  • blkblt

    They have changed my mind. I am now totally in the tank for the spittle flecked hillbillies who hate the Health care bill. Good job teabaggers.

  • Oldskool

    This is an easy fix, just plant a poster of a bearded guy in the teabaggers front yard and upload a pic it to a Muslin website describing it as a drawing of you-know-who.

  • Alex_P

    [re=539398]mumblyjoe[/re]: Different guy. That was Troxel, this is Coleman. One was from Lynchburg, the other is from Danville. Two *different* idiots doing identical idiot things.

  • Claytonia

    I’m sure that cutting the non-congressman’s gas line was just someone’s thoughtful way of aiding the nation’s economic recovery.

    Jobs for America! Vandalize something today!

  • mumblyjoe

    [re=539588]Alex_P[/re]: They must share the dumpster, then.

    Must be cozy.

  • mustardman

    This story is pointless without posting the home address and phone number of the teabagger in question!

  • Fake Thomas Jefferson

    As I’ve been known to say, the grill of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the gas of patriots and tyrants.

  • Fake Thomas Jefferson

    As I’ve been known to say, the grill of liberty must be reheated from time to time with the gas of patriots and tyrants.

  • Johnny Zhivago

    A severed propane gas line is EXTREMELY dangerous – I’ve heard of accidents involving this…

    These assholes should be up on attempted murder charges, not vandalism…

  • Tim Was Tim

    [re=539384]Ruhe[/re]: Well put.

  • iolanthe

    [re=539509]slappypaddy[/re]: Nope. Sir Humphrey Davy discovered laughing gas.

  • Sparky McGruff

    [re=539478]Ducksworthy[/re]: T Pain is the one that does those auto-tune songs about getting drunk, right? You think they’d be more into Kid Rock or something.

  • krlars

    This nutjob just gave out his address on Colmes…wish I would have written it down. He deserves an avalanche of Freedom Trays or Sweatpant Jeans or something.

  • Pelagius

    Good thing he didn’t try to do something really dangerous like pray to Mecca at an airport or he’d be getting “Cheneyed” at Gitmo about now.

  • matsharkmedia

    Just sayin’ — this guy (and his parents’ and sister’s) address is easily found online. And the locations of their workplaces. I’m not suggesting violence here, but something much, much worse to Libuhtee U’s graduates.

    Porn. Black gay poop porn. Muslin porn would be even better.

    Does this make me a terrorist? OK GO!