Angry white man arrested for threatening Pelosi looks the part

Gregory Lee Giusti

Here’s the guy arrested Wednesday for making multiple threatening calls to the office of House Speaker and San Francisco Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

After the FBI hauled him away from his Tenderloin (of course!) subsidized housing building (of course!), his neighbors told TV reporters things like, “He was not one of my favorite people. He had a real attitude problem… I personally was afraid of him.”

He was even kicked out of a local church a few years ago for being “menacing while angry” and a general asshole. Apparently a tech geek (of course!), he rigged a system to make continuous harassing calls to church members.

But that photo gets me. It’s like a picture staged by The Onion to show a generic Tea Party protester all hot under the collar about Obama’s birth certificate, the New World Order, and the secret internment camps at Fort Irwin* for a story headlined “Local man can’t stand it when people won’t engage him in heated political discussion.”

*If this seems unnecessarily detailed, it’s because I’ve been reading up on right-wing paranoid drivel lately.

6 Comments so far

  1. larry brown (unregistered) on April 8th, 2010 @ 12:03 am

    What does him being white have anything to do with this? Try using that title with another race and see what would happen.

  2. Mark Pritchard (markpritchard) on April 8th, 2010 @ 9:07 am

    When you look at the complexion of the crowds at Tea Party rallies, filled with angry, hate-spewing people, or at the faces of the militia members arrested recently in Michigan, I don’t think you’ll find too many non-white people. Of course, I haven’t seen any evidence that this guy has any connection to a Tea Party event or organization; I’m saying that the unreasonable and aggressive way he expressed his rage resembles the tone of Tea Party events.

  3. Dan (unregistered) on April 8th, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    You forgot “pig-biting mad” a la Ed Anger of the Weekly World News.

  4. Tears of a clown | San Francisco Metblogs (pingback) on April 8th, 2010 @ 10:42 am

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  5. (unregistered) on November 21st, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

    uh im ten i dont like when ppl be raist like when i was on panfu this boy said white party is that being raiset im mix he is making fun of half of my family srry this is nothing to do whit this oh well

  6. (unregistered) on November 21st, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

    im scard there might be a rappis out there ill kill him then like i hurt stuff oh srry

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