Opposition To Health Care Is One Thing...

But this crap is absolutely despicable:
Mike Troxel, an organizer for the Lynchburg Tea Party, posted what he believed to be [Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Va]'s home address on his blog this week, sarcastically urging other tea partiers to stop by and “say hi and express their thanks regarding his vote for health care.”

The address turned out to be the home of Perriello’s brother — who has four children — but Troxel told POLITICO he didn’t intend to remove it from his blog. “If they would like to provide me with the address of Tom, then I’d be more than happy to take it down,” he said. “I have no reason to believe it’s not his house.”
So, this douche-nozzle posts an address online. Okay. Whatever. It's a dick-move. But then this happens:
Law enforcement authorities are investigating the discovery of a cut propane gas line at the Virginia home of Rep. Tom Perriello’s (D-Va.) brother, whose address was targeted by tea party activists angry at the congressman’s vote for the health care bill.

An aide to the congressman confirmed to POLITICO that a line to a propane tank behind his brother's home near Charlottesville had been sliced.
What did Mr. Troxel think would happen -- that people would actually show up to "say hi and express their thanks regarding his vote for health care"?


What would have happened if that cut line had ignited?

Not to mention that if the roles had been reversed, and it was some darling of the Tea Party movement who had fallen victim to the rabid acts of a partisan lunatic, folks like Troxel would have called for demanded a governmental inquiry (which is quite the contradiction in and of itself).

This Troxel (to whom I will not link) and bloggers like him are the seedy underbelly of the political blogging world. Despite having been absent these last few weeks, I still proudly consider myself a blogger. It is ass-hats like this guy who give political bloggers a bad name.

That is all.