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February 14, 2007

Muslim Rep. Ellison Calls The Cops To Snuff Tancredo’s Cigar

Rep. Ellison calls the cops to snuff Tancredo’s cigar The Hill...complete article

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) believes it is his right as a Muslim to be sworn into Congress with the Quran. But apparently, the freshman lawmaker doesn’t believe it’s Rep. Tom Tancredo’s (R-Colo.) right to smoke a cigar in his congressional office.

Ellison’s office called the Capitol Hill Police on Tancredo last Wednesday night as Tancredo was in his office smoking a cigar. The lawmakers have neighboring offices on the first floor of the Longworth House Office Building.

Tancredo was still stunned a day later. “It’s very bizarre,” said Tancredo, who has never met Ellison. “Seemed to me not a good way to say hello.”

And let’s face it. Calling the cops on a colleague takes the cake for the nerviest behavior so far among members of this year’s freshman class of Congress.

This is how it all went down. On Wednesday evening, around 6 p.m., Tancredo was preparing for his trip to Mississippi. And as he so often does, he was unwinding with a cigar.

Soon enough, however, a police officer walked in to check on the smoke. The officer told Tancredo that the officer came because he was required to do so and not because the officer wanted to. The officer had already told Ellison that Tancredo was permitted to smoke in his office. The visit was more a formality.

Tancredo said he would not stop smoking in his office. “Heck, no!” he said. “If he [Ellison] would have [had] the courtesy to say something I’m sure I would have been more accommodating to his wishes.”

To help keep his office free of impurities, Tancredo has three air purifiers.

And he has no plans to meet Ellison anytime soon. “I’m sure we will, but I’m not going to make a point of it,” the presidential hopeful said, adding that he supported Ellison’s right to be sworn in with the Quran.
Ellison’s press secretary, Rick Jauert, made the call to the Superintendent’s office when he noticed the smoke. “I called because the smoke was coming through the walls,” Jauert said, adding that the Superintendent’s office referred him to the Capitol Police.
Jauert said he then informed his boss what he had done. He said “fine,” Jauert said. “He’s complained of the smoke before.”

Wild Thing's comment.....

Interesting to note here that Muslim Ellison was informed earlier that Tancredo had every right to smoke in his own office. And yet Muslim Ellison said it was "fine" with him for his employee to do what was done calling in the Capitol Police. I love Tancredo's response to Muslim Ellison.....Tancredo to Ellison... kiss my red, white, and blue a$$... ha ha! Poor guy, he has the Taliban next door.

Posted by Wild Thing at February 14, 2007 01:55 AM


If this is any indication of Ellison's people skills, his constituents are due for a refund just about now. Most people at least try talking their problems out before siccing the cops on their colleagues, especially when they aren't doing anything illegal.

What a jerk.

Posted by: Cassandra at February 14, 2007 06:06 AM

Excuse me? Ellison called the police after saying it was okay with him? What a hypocrite!
I'm not a smoker, but if it makes someone happy, someone more relaxed, I'm not going to stop them.
I have a brother who smokes to relieve migraines--meds don't work, but 1 cigarette does. Interesting, huh?
Plus, doesn't our Constitution say something about Pursuit of Happiness?
Sheesh--see what it says about the dummycrats--take all our rights away.

Posted by: Lynn at February 14, 2007 06:22 AM

I like Tom Tancredo and am a smoker, but at least, now someone else has been slammed by the 'Smoking Nazis', however, being it is Tom Trancrdo, he is probably well aware of it.

They are now started on the Trans-fat which is only a small percentage of what caused cholestrol, saturated fats are next...Where will these Nazi minded nutcases stop, probably when everybody is as miserabel as they are.

Have you ever seen a democrat with a smile, unless he has just hosed someone, no they are the most dour people on the face of the earth. Their face seems to be frozen in a permanent scowl, frawn or some other emotion of depression.

Posted by: Mark at February 14, 2007 08:01 AM

I'm a former smoker. I loved it.

Ellison's complaints, if you ask me, have to do with Islam.

Posted by: Rhod at February 14, 2007 08:06 AM

If I were in the next office to that muslim, I would be waving the American flag, reading a Playboy and smoking bacon wrapped cigars blowing smoke in his general direction!!

Yes he has the freedom to practice his cult of death “religion” but he does not have the right to impose it on others.

All I needed to learn about islam I learned on 9-11, religion of peace my a$$!!!

Posted by: Richard at February 14, 2007 09:12 AM

Hi Cassandra, your right, thanks. Gosh If I had enetered the field as Ellison has with all the controversy I sure would walk a little more on egg shells to at least not make waves where there is no reason to. Especially after he already said it was ok and knows it is permitted. haha What a jerk he is.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 14, 2007 10:22 AM

Lynn, your right he is a hypocrite.

I am sorry your brother has migraines. They say smoking constricts blood vessels so that might be why it helps with the headaches. I can't imagine having bad headaches or migraines. I feel so badly for people that do.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 14, 2007 10:24 AM

Mark, I smoke too and funny thing is I don't like the smell of it even though I smoke. So I am careful to only smoke in the room where my computer is and there is a high ceiling fan and I leave a window open year round in here.

But if an Ellison walked in and complained or good grief called the police about it, I would turn off the fan, close the window and get a floor fan to blow all the smoke in his direction. hahahahaha Maybe call it my Muslim smoke signals of I will not surrender. heh heh

You know what Mark? You said...."face seems to be frozen in a permanent scowl, frawn or some other emotion of depression."...that is so true. My husbands brother is a socialist. He is exactly like you described. He even called me a moron because I am mostly a very happy person and he can't stand it. hahaha He said only happy people are morons. lmao

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 14, 2007 10:31 AM

Rhod, I forgot about that I bet your right. Islam augh gawd held us I can't tolerate it one little bit.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 14, 2007 10:33 AM

Richard, haha me too. I agree with you. Maybe on Ellisons's birthday he can have a cigar smoking, stripper come to Ellison's office and sing happy birthday Muslim Ellison. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 14, 2007 10:38 AM

Ellison has now confirmed himself as a jerk. I would say crank up the skillet at lunch and fry some good, smelly bacon. But I wonder how much Ellison is really offended. I wonder just to what extint he is a practicing moslem, and how much may be a facade, to "get in Da Man's face".

Posted by: TomR at February 14, 2007 11:26 AM

My old Navy buddy once said he hated his commander so bad for the way he treated his subordinates that everytime he was ordered to get the old man coffee he would add a little special flavor to the cup just for him. His term was fellation by proxy.

If I were Tancredo I'd set up a grill in the office and char up some pork chops, then pay that shkutz shoat a visit. A little hog fat is just what the doctor ordered, door knobs, locks, etc.

Posted by: Jack at February 14, 2007 11:46 AM

Tom I know what you mean, it will show up more and more from Ellison I think as time goes by.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 14, 2007 12:35 PM

Jack, it.

While reading what you said I bet this Ellsion and Tancredo will have more things happen as time goes by. Poor Tancredo to have his office near this jerk.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 14, 2007 12:50 PM

What would Jack Bauer do!!!

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at February 14, 2007 01:51 PM

Here in Ohio they passed a new smoking ban in almost all public places. Now, as far as I know, I could be wrong, but tabcco is still a legal product, legally produced in this country yet you can't use it anywhere. Except in your home, FOR NOW. And if you smoke, the State of Ohio says, an employer does not have to give you a job, because you are a smoker. Didn't we just go through this about 40 years ago. This discrimmination thing.

Now I am waiting for a lawsuit from a smoker who is a minority and gets turned down for a job because he smokes.

Only a liberal mind works like this.

Posted by: Mark at February 14, 2007 03:47 PM

I think Ellison is a real idiot I am not a fan
of Muslims where are these so called good Muslims
Nice Valentine card Chrissie

Posted by: Robert at February 14, 2007 07:16 PM

I'd put bacon grease on his door knob.

Posted by: BobF at February 14, 2007 09:11 PM


Yeah put bacon on his door knobs and when he complains tell him its snot, then after he cleans it off let him in on the little secret that it is really Pork grease.

Posted by: Mark at February 14, 2007 10:16 PM

Tincan Sailor, three cheers for Jack Bauer. giggle. I love that show.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 14, 2007 11:39 PM

Mark your right, that is exactly how a liberal mind works.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 14, 2007 11:41 PM

Hi Robert, thank you so much. Good to see you, hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day.

Yes where are the so called good Muslims.....still waiting to hear from them and hear their outrage about 9-11.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 14, 2007 11:42 PM

Bob..."bacon grease on his door knob"....Hahahaha good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 14, 2007 11:43 PM

I sent Trancredo a box of Cigars... :)

Posted by: Sniper One at February 16, 2007 08:02 AM

Sniper...........LMAO oh how I love it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 16, 2007 10:40 AM