Carole Cook, best known for her role in the 1984 coming-of-age comedy “Sixteen Candles,” has a bit of a problem on her hands. TMZ asked her earlier this month about an incident that happened at Frozen on Broadway, where someone brought a Trump banner. Cook's response to was, “Where is John Wilkes Booth when you need him?”
Booth, as you may know, was the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. When asked if we should kill President Trump, Cook semi-jokingly replied, “Why not?” This statement from the actress drew the attention of the Secret Service.
According to TMZ, their sources tell them “the Secret Service saw our post [the interview with Cook] and are concerned enough that they want a chit chat with the 94-year-old actress.” They went on to add this “chit-chat” would not be an official investigation, but that the Secret Service were just doing their due diligence.
In an official statement, the Agency made it clear that “The Secret Service is aware of the comment. While we do not confirm or comment on the absence or existence of specific investigations, we can say we investigate all threats against the President."
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Denise McAllister, a contributor to Fox News and PJ Media, sent out a tweet in early September about her disgust with the abortion movement.
In the tweet she said, “At the root of #abortion hysteria is women’s unhinged desire for irresponsible sex. Sex is their god. Abortion is their sacrament. It’s abhorrent as women have flung themselves from the heights of being the world’s civilizing force to the muck and mire of dehumanizing depravity.”
At the root of #abortion hysteria is women’s unhinged desire for irresponsible sex. Sex is their god. Abortion is their sacrament. It’s abhorrent as women have flung themselves from the heights of being the world’s civilizing force to the muck and mire of dehumanizing depravity.— DC McAllister (@McAllisterDen) September 6, 2018
The tweet unsurprisingly caught the attention of pro-choicers and they let her have it. McAlister has received death and rape threats, and on September 9, 2018 tweeted, “I am facing legit death & rape threats because I have dared to call out women who are hysterical about abortion and to challenge them to be responsible and not to elevate sex to the point that they’re willing to kill human life to avoid their responsibilities. How sick is that?”
I am facing legit death & rape threats because I have dared to call out women who are hysterical about abortion and to challenge them to be responsible and not to elevate sex to the point that they’re willing to kill human life to avoid their responsibilities. How sick is that?— DC McAllister (@McAllisterDen) September 9, 2018
The interesting thing is that with the death and rape threats, these individuals were confirming McAllister’s words about women flinging “themselves from the heights of being the world’s civilizing force to the muck and mire of dehumanizing depravity.”
In Laramie County, Wyoming the Albany County GOP found that their office, just two days after opening, had been set on fire in what they believe is an “act of vandalism.”
According to Newsweek, Albany County GOP Chairman Ben McKay said, "It was their good fortune that someone happened to be taking money out at the bank across the street around 3:15 am.” McKay went on to express he believed the early morning fire was an “intentional act.”
The window of the GOP office was broken and fire was set to multiple pieces of furniture, which the Chairman believed was a warning to those who support Republican candidates.
“It’s unfortunate that people believe that’s how you should push an agenda and try to scare people away from participating in our civil society,” McKay told Newsweek. He went on to say he felt violated when the office was set on fire and that as American citizens, we should be able to peacefully advocate for what we believe in.
This fire could have been a lot worse, considering there was someone who lived on the second floor of the building.
According to The Daily Caller, police believe the fire was intentional and are working with federal authorities in their investigation.
Several other incidents have taken place recently as well:
In Nebraska, a brick was thrown through the window of the local GOP office with “Abolish Ice” spray painted on the sidewalk.
In D.C. earlier this month, someone with an anonymous Twitter account tweeted, “I am coming with a gun and I expect to get numerous bloodstained MAGA hats as trophies.” This came just after Donald Trump supporter and political activist, Cassandra Fairbanks tweeted, “Who is going to the MAGA meet up tonight?”
And in California, Republican candidate for Congress Rudy Peters was assaulted by a man at the Castro Valley Fall Festival on September 9.
According to KPIX, “35-year-old Castro Valley resident Farzad Fazeli approached Peters at his booth in an aggressive manner and made disparaging, profanity-laced remarks about the Republican party and President Donald Trump.
"During the incident, Fazeli allegedly pulled out a switchblade knife and attempted to stab Peters. The knife malfunctioned and the candidate became involved in a physical struggle with Fazeli.”
There has to be a point where incidents like these are getting more mainstream attention and where we can eventually have a civil discussion about our differences as opposed to resorting to violence whenever we hear or see someone we disagree with.