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Posted at 2:59 PM ET, 03/24/2010

Gas line cut at home of Va. congressman's brother

By Washington Post editors

Federal and local authorities are investigating the severing of a gas line at the home of U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello's brother in Charlottesville after his address was posted online by a tea party activist upset about Perriello's vote in favor of the federal health care bill. A threatening letter was also sent to the home Tuesday.

The Washington Post's Anita Kumar provides full coverage of the threat against Perriello on the Virginia Politics blog.

By Washington Post editors  | March 24, 2010; 2:59 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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Tea parties are only fun until someone cuts a congressman's gas line.

Posted by: steampunk | March 24, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

This says it all. What a bunch of losers and idiots. And the GOP wants to claim them for their very own.

Posted by: jckdoors | March 24, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

When radical anti-choice organizations publish names and addresses of doctors and they get murdered, it's terrorism and they bear responsibility. When right wing extremists blow up government buildings, it's terrorism. When Tea-baggers, funded by ultra-right wing conservative Obama-haters, post the addresses of congressional family members on-line and then their house get's blown up, that's terrorism and needs to be prosecuted.

We know who funds and supports these groups. Funding a terrorist organization is a crime and, even if they wrap themselves in the flag and wear a cross, they're criminals and need to be stopped.

Posted by: thebobbob | March 24, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

The primary funding sources for the Tea Party are two conservative groups: Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks which receive substantial funding from David Koch of Koch Industries, the largest privately-held energy company in the country, and the conservative Koch Family Foundations. Koch industries are responsible for hundreds of Oil spills spread over multiple states.

Posted by: liveride | March 24, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Since David Koch is true believer in the free market at all costs and apparently doesn't believe in our actual political system, the appropriate way to show public opinion would be to "vote with your wallet" as they say. The most obvious consumer line looks like Invista ( which makes things like Lycra fiber, Stainmaster carpeting, Cordura durable fabrics. So go buy/not-buy and vote the way our founders would have wanted it.

Posted by: lkslongboarder | March 25, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, is anybody REALLY surprised that the Tea Party turned out to be a TERRORIST organization? I didn't think so.

Posted by: thomasmc1957 | March 25, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

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