McCain Supporter Falsely Alleged Politically Motivated Physical Attack

A Pennsylvania woman says that she was attacked at an ATM in Pittsburgh by a robber, who proceeded to carve a “B” in her face when he saw her McCain bumper sticker. It turns out to be a lie and Ashley Todd, 20, of College Park, Texas, will be charged with filing a false police report, a misdemeanor, and may face more charges.

The 20-year-old woman reported that a man approached her Wednesday night at an ATM, put a knife to her throat, and demanded money. She said that after she gave him $60 he stepped away but then became angry when he saw her McCain sticker. He punched and kicked her before cutting her face, according to her report. She described him as African-American, 6 feet 4 inches tall with a medium build and short dark hair, wearing dark clothing and shiny shoes.

The story unleashed an array of skepticism and speculation on the Internet as to whether this is a fabricated account. Police now say that it was a hoax — as many of our regulars on this blog thought from the outset.

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51 thoughts on “McCain Supporter Falsely Alleged Politically Motivated Physical Attack”

  1. Интересно. Вообще чтение вашего блога это не просто глупое просматривание разных тем или чтениевсякой фигни про то, чем человек сегодня занимался, а нахождение реально занимательной информации.

  2. Maybe the B was for bitch! Trying to form a racial conflict out of a lie, shame on her!

  3. Buddha Is Laughing 1, October 24, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    I am not suggesting anything more than what I am saying and I say it because I have first hand experience with the mentally unstable.

    Some disorders make people highly suggestible.

    She may not have been “put up to it”. Probably wasn’t except by her personal demons.
    It may have only taken overhearing the wrong thing, whether purposely said in her presence or not. Like human baking soda in the fridge.


    Other considerations aside, and unlike you, BIL, I am making a strong suggestion and my sincere hope is that people here are indeed highly suggestible when it comes to good food!

    If you don’t know what to do for dinner tonight, take a look at the low price of Maine lobster in your local stores and consider boiling some up at home yourself. Or, alternatively, send a ‘Lobster Gram’ to some deserving family members (yourselves?) or some friends.

    p.s We and some friends had some lobsters last night with steamed clams in beer (Sam Adams Boston Ale is what I keep around) AND mussels in wine (Yellowtail Chardonnay, and similar grade white wines, I always have on hand for dependable cooking AND drinking, too) and herbs on the side, roasted olive oil-garlic-rosemary-lemony red potatoes that we could just stab, sauteed asparagus in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and a fresh homegrown mesclun green salad tossed with my raspberry vinaigrette, chopped smoked almonds, apples, red pears, mandarin oranges, with scallions, and a sprinkle of gorgonzola cheese, ground pepper and sea salt- yum!

    I recommend viogniers like Peltier Station or a chardonnay/viognier mix like Soqualamie – if you have never tried them.

    Just ‘nice’ white wines all around with a little ‘je ne sai quoi’ added. Something a little different…

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    Governor addresses concerns of Maine lobstermen
    Fisheries news from south of the border

    Maine Governor John E. Baldacci has expressed his concern about the impact of rapidly falling lobster prices on lobstermen, dealers and processors and Maine’s coastal communities. He has directed members of his administration to take measures that can alleviate credit and other issues that have significantly threatened the viability of this important industry to the state.

    “Prices have fallen below the level needed to maintain the economic viability of the Maine lobster industry, caused by reduced demand and the lack of short term business credit that are part of the global economic crisis,” Governor Baldacci said.

    “Maine’s hard-working lobster families and businesses have been jolted by the world economic situation. While most of these issues are beyond our control, there are a few things that can be done to help, and it’s critical that we take actions now to avert further harm to this vital industry.”

    Among immediate steps to alleviate the current financial situation of the industry, Governor Baldacci has directed the Department of Economic and Community Development, Department of Marine Resources, and the Finance Authority of Maine to meet with financial institutions and agencies to expedite measures to help families in tough financial straits.

    “This crisis involves thousands of families spread along the coast,” said the Governor. “We’re talking about the very life-blood of many small towns. I expect the group I’ve called together to think outside the box and provide lobster families and businesses with options to help with their tough financial positions.”

    Governor Baldacci reiterated the importance of continuing efforts that have been underway to increase Maine lobster processing, sustainability, branding and certification. Such actions, he said, help build the already stellar reputation of Maine lobsters and the industry as a whole.

    “The Maine lobster brand is known the world over for its quality and high value,” Governor Baldacci said, “and we know that the lobster resource is sustainable thanks to the efforts of Maine lobstermen. Obtaining certification is an essential step in protecting and enhancing our brand and making sure that Maine lobsters can compete in markets around the world. Additionally, expanding processing of lobster here in Maine will help the industry greatly.”

    Governor Baldacci is encouraging Mainers to participate in lobster specials being run at many seafood dealers. He praised the efforts of Hannaford Brothers, Shaw’s Supermarket, Weathervane Restaurants and many independent businesses to promote Maine lobster locally.

    “Buying locally harvested lobsters now is an important way that we can show support for Maine’s lobster industry and families as they go through this very difficult period,” said the Governor. “Helping our neighbors is something Mainers are known for, almost as much as we are known for our lobsters.


    Personally, I wish one of the ‘live’ shippers IN Maine would pick up the ball on the internet or short of that FIND someone who will support them in that effort locally!

    There is some guy, David Wanacki, in Chicago (!!!) who does ‘Lobster Grams’ and has cut his prices in half as a promotional lobster ‘bailout blowout’, which is GREAT for him, but one needs to be sure what you are getting are genuine Maine Lobsters or his continued $1 per order support for The University of Maine’s ‘Lobster Institute’, touted on his website, falls a tad short – in my view…

    “…We can design a gift certificate for any dollar amount. Since the
    Lobsters arrive alive, gift certificates allow your recipients to
    choose the special delivery day for their feast. If you wish, we can
    ship the actual feast instead of a gift certificate. We offer the finest Lobster from Maine and Canada and Lobster Tails from around the world…

  4. Buddha,
    I hope it wasn’t anything intentiontal on the campaigns part to use her in her highly suggestible state, but as I said earlier, there are just too many of these desperate things happening lately. I hope she gets some help.

  5. I am not suggesting anything more than what I am saying and I say it because I have first hand experience with the mentally unstable.

    Some disorders make people highly suggestible.

    She may not have been “put up to it”. Probably wasn’t except by her personal demons.

    It may have only taken overhearing the wrong thing, whether purposely said in her presence or not. Like human baking soda in the fridge.

  6. Mojo,
    She may not have been “put up to it” by the McCain Campaign, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was planned. The McCain camp is as crazy as Nixon was in bugging the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate complex.

  7. rafflaw –

    Exactly. I doubt anyone put her up to it. She’s no different than the Bachmann’s and Pfotenhauer’s and Blakeman’s of the crazy-right. She just hasn’t gotten regular air-time …

  8. This ill young lady was so stupid she even had eye makeup on to try to fake a black eye. It is possible that McCain’s campaign did not know anything about this campaign worker, but campaign did try to take advantage of it early on. So even if they weren’t involved in planning the fake story, they tried to use it without being sure of what really happened or didn’t happen. So at least they are guilty of being stupid, again.

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