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July 24, 2014

Another Unemployed Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Boehner

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For the second time in as many weeks, someone has been arrested for threatening Boehner. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

An Arizona man has been charged with making threats against Speaker John A. Boehner over Twitter, including posting a picture of the Ohio Republican with cross hairs on his forehead, according to The Associated Press.

Ronald Dean Frazier, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., allegedly posted tweets for almost two weeks that included death threats aimed at Boehner and his wife, Debbie.

According to FBI documents obtained by the Phoenix New Times, Frazier told investigators that Boehner was a “fucking jerk” for failing to get a number of bills passed, including those relating to veterans.

He also told investigators that he was “unemployed thanks to our government,” according to the Times’ report.

Frazier is the second man in as many weeks charged with threatening Boehner; last week, an Indiana man was accused of calling Debbie Boehner’s personal cellphone in April and May and leaving voice mail messages threatening the speaker.

Frazier said he did not intend to actually harm Boehner and was intoxicated when he wrote the tweets. He is scheduled to appear in court again later this month, according to The AP.

  • jumpin gee willickers

    disclaimer:.I DO NOT CONDONE PEOPLE MAKING THREATS…hopefully Mr & Mrs “B” will pardon the lads knowing they are obviously suffering terribly. I support people getting this extension of unemployment,its all gone to far..people are losing everything they have worked for & lost jobs by no fault of their own.and are acting desperate to protect their family..things got overheated due to so many folks having hope it will pass or even be voted on,only to be let down by games from both sides of party lines for almost 5 months I believe now.. C’MON FOLKS, GET THIS TO A VOTE FOR THESE PEOPLE ALREADY..THEY DESERVE AT LEAST THAT !!!….THIS IS PROVING HOW DESPERATE PEOPLE ARE GETTING..THEIR COUNTING ON THEIR LEADERS TO AT LEAST PUT IT TO A VOTE…..THIS IS TERRIBLE,ITS A DISGRACE TO OUR COUNTRY.( but making threats is not the way to help their families out of the high water..i wish you all the best…its been a long road and you deserve to at least have it voted on) good luck!!

    • Peter L Tomaino

      I have read so many people on these boards wanting him to join the cast of Zombies.
      I my self have said” What do we need to do take him out and said , I am from brooklyn ”
      So , the stress levels are getting high , people are losing their homes and getting to the point they just don’t care. I lost my home. My family. So what more do I have to lose ?
      Maybe the sad part of it , We may get our voice if this keeps up.
      But I feel sad that this only way to do it :(

    • erick

      The NSA will find you and kill you.

      • jumpin gee willickers

        non-surgical sperm aspiration?? or do you mean no strings attached?..because that gal promised me both !!

      • jumpin gee willickers

        I thought for sure the “fashion police” would have knocked on my door already for wearing shorts when it was chilly outside yesterday to…they must have a backlog in congress right now. if only I would’ve just went along with their agenda…im forever doomed now. oh mothers, tell your children…not to do what I have done…!.LOL…I hope you folks get this bill passed or at least voted on.

      • jumpin gee willickers

        you were right all along pa, take care of yeller for me and make sure johnny looks after his ma…put me in ol man millers manure spreader so I can return the favor of last years crops he gave us when things got bad…..they got me……..its getting dark

    • Jack Everett

      It’s bad now but at least the republication great recession has been stopped. These people need help now not when the house of obstruction can weasel out more welfare for the wealthy.

      Us people that had to live through the republican great depression did not have unemployment insurance or welfare to fall back on and if it was not for FDR and the new deal that put people to work building infrastructure Americas population would be much smaller. Just look at the wonders that were created by simple hard working Americans, they are still the pride of America today.

      The unemployed will work the same way today and all they ask is for something to work at.

    • Dialina Blackhat

      threats don’t help, but Boehner is a sorry excuse for a leader & he needs to be out of that office. Sorry excuse for a man in my opinion

  • Minnie

    This is not the right thing to do, however, this proves how people are so desperate in need of help. This man charged with making threats is a veteran. Two more weeks until the end of the month, and lots of people are going to be disappointed in our government, misleading us with lies, but no unemployment extension!

    • mrmano_0

      It proves booze, losers and the internet don’t mix…

      • http://godlessradio.net/ Reap Paden

        Yea John really should get off twitter, he is making himself look clueless. Great point

      • you_must_be_a_crack_baby

        Then why are YOU on here?

    • mrmano_0

      It proves booze, losers and the internet don’t mix…

    • truthteller614

      He is actually NOT a veteran at all. Get your facts straight

  • Tim from PA

    Wow, this has got to be affecting his golf score. Looks like free lessons for his S/S guys.

  • brunsk42

    So instead of being pissed for not having a job your pissed because you can sit home and watch married with children and eat bon- bons with peggy,, you just can’t rape the tax payer now.. How awful..

    • Jack Everett

      Red state welfare queens rape the taxpayers everyday!

      • JM

        What do you think Boehner and the Republican party are doing to the American people? Things to regulated: do you think they should be Fired instead of regulated? Oh! don’t forget Karma what goes around comes around, your next to become unemployed.

        • erick

          Deregulate child molesters and drug dealers.

    • deadtedw

      So sad there are so many of you idiots out there. Ever heard the “walk a mile in my shoes” saying?

    • JM

      Is that what you do?

    • erick

      If a women had sex with her supervisor, or a man married the bosses daughter they would still have a job.

    • Jack Everett

      SO what would a red state welfare queen know about working?

    • luis araud

      That’s an intelligent comment

    • luis araud

      You assholes are unbelievable

  • Jack Everett

    This guy should be given the medal of freedom!

  • Martin

    Not mentioned of course is that the Poor unemployed man could not afford Ammo and Gas to get to DC.

  • Al Elbert

    This is another unfortunate situation, but it is a sign that the Speaker is doing his job. He refuses to let people’s hard-earned tax dollars to become free handouts for over three million lazy unemployed losers. Hats off to him and he’ll get my vote for reelection.

    • Advocate

      Flag Al’s comment. This board is for discussions, not making personal attacks for ones personal gain due to lack of self accomplishments. Maybe Al is someone who learns the hard way so when their account is terminated and their trolling is limited they (might) learn.

      Good luck to you.

      • Al Elbert

        Flag me for having a different view on EUC? Wow. You have a very arrogant mentality and I feel sorry for you.

        • deadtedw

          If you didn’t have a job and couldn’t get one, you would have a different opinion. I have worked every day of my life for over 30 years and lost my job over a year ago because of downsizing (again). Now I’m facing age discrimination and cannot get hired.

          Your statements are a perfect example of the “too bad for you” mentality of the right that has done nothing but cause division in this country.
          As much as I despise your uninformed thinking, I hope you never find yourself in the situation that millions of us now do after working our entire lives.

          • erick

            The republicans believe in TOUGH LOVE. Love the privileged few and tough for everyone else.

          • Jack Everett

            Very well said.

        • luis araud

          No its c**ksuckers like you calling all these people lazy makes me angry what have u done with your life you p.o.s that gives you the right to down these people its amazing the views of selfish a**holes

          • Jack Everett

            States receiving the most federal funding per tax dollar paid are mostly red states.

            1. New Mexico: $2.63

            2. West Virginia: $2.57

            3. Mississippi: $2.47

            4. District of Colombia: $2.41

            5. Hawaii: $2.38

            6. Alabama: $2.03

            7. Alaska: $1.93

            8. Montana: $1.92

            9. South Carolina: $1.92

            10. Maine: $1.78

            Red States Are The Real Welfare States

    • erick

      But Boehner is happy to give tax breaks to corporations that outsource jobs overseas. He is OK at bailing out corrupt wall street banks.

      • Jack Everett

        Bohener is just a good example of a fascist politician that refuses to support government of the people, by the people for the people. Bohener favors nothing but corporate welfare.

      • Layla

        No, Obama is doing that.

  • Advocate

    Contact John Boehner and have him move the extended unemployment bill forward or any jobs bills for that matter.

    John Boehner:
    Phone: (202) 225-0600
    (#1 to leave a message #2 to speak with his assistant)

    No threats necessary to be heard. Threats are counterproductive.

    • Peter L Tomaino

      if they answer the phone .

  • Ryan

    When i was studying Political Science in school almost every professor and every book

    • Dialina Blackhat

      you said it all in a nutshell. It is a pity that this immature behavior has to go on among those who are suppose to be leaders. Games is what it is. Boehner thinks he can play God & control all that is there to help the people. I have traveled as far as 100 miles from home & now I am searching 300 miles from home. I just passed my Praxis test which was $135 & now my unemployment is gone. How am I going to pay for my Substitute teaching license to be renewed so I can work — $170 I am presently living with a friend. When I lost my job in October due to the shutdown, I also lost my house I was in, now I am worried about how I am going to pay my insurance or car payment. We are all at the Mercy of a tyrant named Boehner & he loves every bit of hurt he puts on us.

  • DisgustedInMichigan

    I am in no way supporting or condoning this behavior but I do understand the stress levels that have been tested and pushed. New point, we do not need gun control in this country but ‘Stress’ control & ‘Government’ understanding ‘real people’ & real life pressures!!! Cutting Anyone off from a life line ‘cold turkey’ is plain dangerous for all.!!!! Speaker Boehner NEEDS to GET this done already!! RenewUI

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE ANGRY AND SICK OF THE POLITICAL IN FIGHTING AND THE PARTY POLITICS. The Republican Party has continued their war on the poor of our country. There are more than 2.6 Million Unemployed Workers, with families, who have been denied an extension of their unemployment benefits since last December. This has been the first time that an extension of benefits were not passed since it’s inception. The Republican Senate has been holding the Bill “Hostage”, in order to have the Koch Brother’s XL Oil Pipeline Bill passed in return for their vote. They have been using these unfortunate families as bargaining chips, and for political leverage, not caring about the damage and suffering caused to these families. Since late last December, many families have faced eviction, home foreclosures, personal bankruptcy, and homelessness. It’s been reported that many of these families have had to live out of their vehicles, and in shelters, and have to rely on food banks to eat. In a country where just recently a foreign aid bill for the Ukraine worth Billions of tax payer’s dollars had been passed., these families are left hung out to dry. It’s sad that people who have worked all their lives, and paying into the system, would find the system not there for them, when they so desperately need it. More than 2.6 million unemployed families are losing their homes and everything, while the politicians continue to play party politics. The politicians are the only winners in this situation, because they have jobs and healthcare, and retirement plans. The coming elections will be the opportunity for all Americans who have suffered because of these political party’s, to make big changes. We will not forget how we were left without unemployment benefits and left in financial ruin.

    • erick

      This is the class war in action.

    • bert sanfin

      I think the American people should be allowe to fire on the spot any politician who does not do their job. We are the ones who pay their salaries (as tax payers), we are the empliyers, the boss. If i were employed and did as little as these politicians. do I’d be canned. we should also change their benefits. We get 2 weeks paid vacation a year, why does congress get 5 paid vacations in 5 months. If these dudes had to come back down to planet earth in their jobs maybe they would work an honest days work like everyone else does in the US.

  • Garrett Daniels

    This man is a tyrant. He needs to be arrested and tried for treason. He is stopping the process of democracy. I agree that threats don’t get you anywhere. He is however the most hated man in America right now. Is it going to take someone hanging themselves on the steps of the White House with a big picture of Boehner around their neck to get some action? This man has 12 suicides on his hands already. RenewUI#

  • rollipolliolli

    Shiii!! might as well get housed and fed in a federal prison…

  • rollipolliolli

    who is that trollish lady that keep appearing and disappearing from this lil’ blogs logo?

  • Garrett Daniels

    Yea, I wonder if you get fed more than Raman noodles and tuna fish in a Federal Prison? What’s the food menu? How many meals a day? Can I play golf? Smoke cigs? Free healthcare?

    • JM

      Don’t you know any of your family or friends that have been sent to a federal prison? ask them what the menu is like.

      • Garrett Daniels

        No, I don’t. Please explain.

      • Garrett Daniels

        Have any of your family or friends had a visit? I don’t quite understand your comment. I’ve never been to any prison. Nor have any of my family members or friends.. I have a great record. Seriously thinking about catching my first charge so I can eat though. Just wondering what’s better, federal prison or state prison?

        • JM

          just answering your questions

        • JM

          Oh please do not get into trouble for the sake of the unemployed. When it comes to your Freedom, neither choices are good-State or Federal. What I understand if you get a federal charge you will do 80% of your time, not a good option. The state might give you half of earned time. not a good option when it comes to the value of your freedom.

          • erick

            The NSA will find you and kill you.

          • Garrett Daniels

            Dude stop with the lame threats. Jackass.

  • Derick Josey

    The unemployed person that is waiting for retroactive payments. Start the praying to God.

    Right people God and Jesus are the only ones that can help. Why they have already passed legislation that is just sitting there for a whole month.

    God help us now.

    • erick

      If the lord intended him to have a good job, then wouldn’t the lord have given him rich parents. He had the same opportunity to select parents that Paris Hilton had when she selected her parents. Work hard and be frugal. After you die from overwork and malnutrition you will get your reward in the next life.

  • YONATAN C

    THE REPUBLICAN SENATE HAS CONTINUED THEIR WAR AGAINST THE UNEMPLOYED. SINCE LATE LAST DECEMBER, 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES HAVE BEEN WITHOUT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, WITHOUT FINANCIAL MEANS TO SUPPORT THEIR CHILDREN. THE SENATE HAS FAILED MISERABLY TO PASS THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL FOR THE PAST FIVE MONTHS. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE HELD THE EXTENSION BILL “HOSTAGE” IN THE SENATE, IN ORDER TO HAVE THEIR BILLS PASSED AS WELL. MILLIONS OF FAMILIES HAVE SUFFERED EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, WAITING FOR THE BILL TO PASS. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE USED THESE PEOPLE AS BARGAINING CHIPS, AND FOR POLITICAL LEVERAGE. THEY HAVE SHOWN A TOTAL LACK OF COMPASSION, AND COMMON DECENCY. THEY NEED TO HELP THESE FAMILIES IMMEDIATELY

    • Layla

      Republican SENATE? The Senate has a Democrat majority.

  • Orval Burk

    I cant say what i am going to do but its coming,i am not sitting back and take this,I dont need there money but i think there stealing our tax dollor ever day , giving it away to people overseas just to keep us poor.its time to take action people or sgut up and be poor the rest of there life

  • The Beech Bums

    Is not recklessly adding trillions of dollars to the Federal debt an example of criminal malfeasance?

  • YONATAN C

    ITS NOT A SURPRISED THAT PEOPLE ARE BEGINING TO VOICE THEIR ANGER AT THE REPUBLICAN SENATE, AND AT SENATOR JOHN BOEHNER IN PARTICULAR, FOR THEIR TOTAL FAILURE TO DO THE “RIGHT & MORAL” THING, AND PASS THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL FOR THESE 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES WITHOUT BENEFITS. SINCE LATE LAST DECEMBER, THE REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN HOLDING THE EXTENSION BILL “HOSTAGE” IN THE SENATE FOR POLITICAL LEVERAGE. THEY HAVE MADE DELAY AFTER DELAY, DRAGGING THEIR FEET, WHILE FAMILLIES WERE BEING DESTROYED FINANCIALLY, MANY BECOMING HOMELESS IN THE PROCESS. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE USED THESE FAMILIES AS BARGAINING CHIPS, IN ORDER TO GET THE KOCH BROTHER’S OIL PIPE LINE APPROVED IN RETURN. THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN WORKER, THEY GIVE THEIR LOYALITY TO THE UPPER ONE PERCENT IN THE COUNTRY, NOT TO THE 99 PERCENT WHO DO MOST OF THE WORKING AND TAX PAYING. I’M SURPTEISED THAT PEOPLE HAVEN’T STARTED PROTESTING IN THE STREET ABOUT THIS. I KNOW THAT THE REPUBLICANS HAVE WASTED ONY CHANCE OF WINNING THE NEXT ELECTIONS BECAUSE OF THIS ISSUE.

  • Kate

    Don’t let him get to you Bert. He’s a paid troll

  • BOB

    shame shame he should be fired …TOTAL FAILURE TO DO THE “RIGHT & MORAL” THING, AND PASS THE
    UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL FOR THESE 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES
    WITHOUT BENEFITS. SINCE LATE LAST DECEMBER, THE REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN
    HOLDING THE EXTENSION BILL “HOSTAGE” IN THE SENATE FOR POLITICAL
    LEVERAGE. THEY HAVE MADE DELAY AFTER DELAY, DRAGGING THEIR FEET, WHILE
    FAMILIES WERE BEING DESTROYED FINANCIALLY, MANY BECOMING HOMELESS

  • Robert Newlon

    i hope Karma takes Boehner down in a big way or at least an unemployed guy with the last name Karma does anyway!

  • bpai99

    What a fool – if you want to kill someone, make sure it’s a person with some connection to abortions. Then the pro-life extremists will call you a hero and help pay for your defense.

  • Dialina Blackhat

    gosh I feel sorry for this man. Bohner has no scruples as to what he does to people. He acts like he thinks he is God & can play with everyones lives. I have been following the comments & how many of us are suffering at the hands of Boehner & his childish games. He is a control freak, power hungry, uncaring. People do not just keep staying on unemployment. It doesn’t pay anything, but it keeps a roof over your head & food in your tummy & the insurance paid. He doesn’t care about a single one of the underprivelidged people of America. He is a greedy low life & he will answer for what he is doing someday. I know that thought won’t help any of us right now, but hopefully when it hits him he will think of all the people he has hurt. He is like an evil person that puts a knife in the guts of a person & keeps twisting it until they die. He is a sadistic materialistic low life & we do have the consolation that in that aspect we are all better than him. I feel so sorry for all of the people in this country going through what he is doing because he constantly wants to oppose the Senate. I lost my job in October because of the shutdown & now I have lost my unemployment. Now what? He don’t care. I have been searching for a job since November —- I was terminated by a tyrant of a boss that was just like him. 2 weeks before she gave me an evaluation as “exceeds expectations” then the day I mentioned about divorcing her cousin was my incentive to go to college she terminates me “At Will” Put that together!!!

  • Dialina Blackhat

    Right right right—-how did he get so much power? That is my question. Who gave him the right to have all this power & control to hurt the people of America. I thought the President was the boss, but it looks like Boehner is the boss.

  • Dialina Blackhat

    look at the smirk of his face, he thinks his antics are funny—he is one sick puppy

  • YONATAN C

    I HOPE THESE PUBLIC OFFICIALS ENJOY THEIR TIME LEFT IN OFFICE, BECAUSE THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN 2.6 MILLION ANGRY VOTERS, WHO WILL SOON VOTE THEM OUT OF THEIR CUSHY JOBS. THESE MEN ARE A POOR EXCUSE FOR A PUBLIC SERVANT, AND A HUMAN BEING, THEY ARE WITHOUT A SOUL AND HEART. THEY’RE VOID OF COMPASSION AND COMMON DECENCY. THEY WORK ONLY FOR THEMSELVES AND THE LOBBYISTS WHO BOUGHT THEM. THEY ARE USELESS, AND SHOULD BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE IN THE COMING ELECTIONS. THERE IS NO EXCUSE WHATSOEVER, TO HAVE NOT PASSED THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL FOR THESE MILLIONS OF STRUGGLING FAMILIES WITH NO INCOME. IT’S TIME THAT AMERICANS FINALLY CLEAN HOUSE, AND TAKE THE TRASH TO THE CURB..

  • YONATAN C

    THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DECLARED WAR ON THE POOR AND THE UNEMPLOYED IN THIS COUNTRY. THEY HAVE REFUSED TO PASS THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL THAT WOULD HAVE HELPED THE 2.6 MILLION FAMILIES IN DESPERATE NEED OF HELP. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE USED THE EXTENSION BILL AS HOSTAGE IN THE SENATE FOR POLITICAL LEVERAGE TO FURTHER THEIR PARTY’S POLITICAL AGENDA. THEY HAVE SHOWN A TOTAL LACK OF HUMAN COMPASSION, AND OF COMMON DECENCY. THEY HAVE DELIBERATELY STALLED AND DELAYED THE VOTE SO THAT THE BILL WOULD BECOME TOO LATE TO PASS IN THE SENATE. THIS WAS A CALCULATED MOVE ON SENATOR JOHN BOEHNER’S PART, TO DERAIL THE VOTING PROCESS. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DEMONSTRATED A TOTAL “DISCONNECT” FROM THE AVERAGE AMERICAN, AND HAVE SHOWN THE WORLD JUST FOR WHOM THEY TRULY WORK FOR, AND IT’S NOT YOU OR I. THEY WORK FOR BIG BUSINESS AND MEN LIKE THE KOCH BROTHERS. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S TRUE FACE, AND IT’S NOT PRETTY. THEY NEED TO ALL BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE IN THE COMING ELECTIONS. THEY HAVE FAILED THEIR DUTY AS THE PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVE.

  • Jerry

    Here is my take on this. I had to change careers due to health reasons from construction ( I have a bad heart and had open heart surgery) So I couldn’t get recertified on the equipment. I’m to disabled to continue the job I have done for 30 years but not disabled enough to receive benefits (not that I wanted it) So I got a job in a office at mortgage company thanks to a friend that worked there. I worked there for 15 months and was let go due to a merger with a bank. So my unemployment started in July and ended In December so I only received 26 weeks and found no job. No income since December, savings gone in April so now comes the time to pick and choose what bill to pay and what to let go. My credit score has certainly taken a hit so I’m losing hope on going to get a bank job because they do a credit check. I’m not even able to fill my gas tank to go out anywhere to look! It is getting very serious for me. John Boehner you and all your cronies should be fired for failing tremendously at your jobs! to be heartless when it comes to the very people your supposed to serve is sickening. Violence is not the answer but if you back a person into a corner they react out of desperation! We are not pawns in your political chess game, we are the People! Stop sending money and resources to other country’s and take care of us FIRST! If we the people vote this group of Non-caring Non-productive jerks out and take back our Country maybe just maybe we can help out America again!!!

    • erick

      The republican party hates you, and hates your way of life.

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