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November 20, 2010

Bristol Palin on 'Dancing With the Stars"


Earlier this week a Wisconsin man shot up his TV and pointed a gun at his wife after watching Bristol compete in the dance competition.

Wisconsin Man Shoots TV, Points Gun at Wife After Seeing Bristol Palin on 'Dancing With the Stars'

A Wisconsin man shotgun-blasted his television after seeing Bristol Palin on 'Dancing With the Stars,' resulting in a 15-hour standoff with police just outside the town of Black Earth.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Steven Cowan, 66, was watching the ABC program with his wife on Monday when he jumped up and began shouting about "the (expletive) politics" when Sarah Palin's daughter appeared. Cowan was drinking and has been receiving care for stress and a mental health issue.

"Cowan went upstairs for about 20 minutes and returned, demanding his pistols, which had been taken by his daughter about a month ago for safety reasons. He was carrying a single-shot shotgun, which he loaded and fired into the television," the Journal reports. "Cowan continued to yell, demanding his pistols. He re-loaded the shotgun and pointed it toward his wife. She left the house and drove to Black Earth, where she called 911. She told police she was afraid for her safety."

Sheriff's deputies showed up at the home and remained outside until 11AM, when Cowan surrendered. A criminal complaint charged Cowan with second-degree reckless endangerment.

According to Cowan's wife, part of his rage came from the fact that he didn't believe Bristol deserved to be on the show given her dancing abilities.


Bristol Palin was threatened yesterday. A letter with white powder was sent to the Dancing With the Stars finalist.

In a breaking story, TMZ is reporting that police officers were dispatched to CBS Television Studios late Friday after a white powder substance was discovered by a member of Dancing With The Stars staff and sources report that Bristol Palin was the intended target with the powder included in a piece of fan mail addressed to Palin.

UPDATE 8:20 PM PT — A rep for the FBI tells TMZ … “The L.A.P.D., L.A. City and FBI Hazardous Materials officials responded to a report of a threatening letter containing white powder received at CBS Studios in Los Angeles.”

UPDATE #2 8:27 PM PT — A rep for ABC tells TMZ the substance was determined to be talcum powder by the LAFD and adds, “Measures were taken to secure the area and ensure the safety of personnel.”

The rep continues, “Initial field screening was negative for hazardous substances but will be transported to a regional lab for further testing. A joint investigation is continuing.”


Wild Thing's comment.......

Leftists doing what they do best

The afraid to death of Sarah Palin so much, so they go after her children. We saw this during the presidential campaign and it continues. They have already threatened their lives many times. These “people” and I use the term loosely, are insane.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 20, 2010 03:55 AM


--Sarah Palin's happiness is what really irks liberals--

“And then it hit me. The reason Palin has become such a lightening rod, a kingmaker and a punching bag, a celebrity and a power player, is simple:

It's because she's so gosh darn happy.

For her fans, like the ones I had the pleasure of meeting in Chicago, she's refreshingly upbeat and resilient, the bubbly friend from childhood who was always great at cheering you up and cheerleading you on.

But for her detractors, nothing raises the ire of cynical liberals more than a happy-go-lucky, totally unburdened, freethinking and self-assured conservative woman who has everything she wants and then some. And without anyone's help.

Sure, she'll tell you that Todd, her parents and her children are an invaluable support system. But after eight years of hearing that George W. Bush was a nepotism experiment gone wrong, Sarah Palin has made it here (wherever this is) on her own. John McCain's imprimatur certainly launched her into the national spotlight, but she became the youngest and first female governor of Alaska all on her own.

How dare she?

Liberalism, after all, needs to imagine an unhappy populace. Passing sweeping entitlement programs and convincing voters that big government is the answer only works if people are frustrated with their stations in life.

Thus Palin is a real threat to front-office operations.

And Sarah Palin, more than almost any other public political figure, represents the "can do" rugged individualism and self-reliance that liberals fear most.

She's not just running her household. She ran her state! And in her new documentary series, we see that independent streak clear as glacier water. Whether she's casting for salmon or scaling the rockface at Denali, she's smiling - and just won't quit.

It isn't the angry, antiquated feminism of a Barbara Boxer. Or the pushy defiance of aNancy Pelosi, who refuses to go quietly into that dark night. Or even the brash "I can make you regret being born" argumentativeness of an Ann Coulter.

It's the kind of ambition that comes from confidence in her convictions and the security of knowing that no matter what happens to her in the press, she's got a happy home life and everything she needs to survive in the wild - the Washington wild, that is.

If Palin's critics really want her to go away, they don't have to worry about her politics, her faith or her folksy rhetoric. They need to worry about her boundless happiness which, like her favorite hunting weapon, is poised to be a warm gun for anyone who dares cross her path.”

-Excerpt from S.E. Cupp in NY Daily News.

Full article by this great writer:

Posted by: Carlos at November 20, 2010 07:35 AM

Do these people ever think that the girl is a diamond in the rough and the talent is there just untapped. The bashing of this young lady is incredible and bordering on insanity. She's 20 something and has done nothing major except be the daughter of Sarah Palin and that's what so intolerable to these lunatic fringes.

Maybe she's actually got talent... Hell o...

Posted by: Mark at November 20, 2010 08:34 AM

The Palins are everyday people just like all of us here. They didn't have the proper political upbringing of a Kennedy, Kerry, Bush, or any of the other political families who control America. They didn't have the years of acting and dancing lessons many of the "stars" had and the years of public speaking lessons. They're a middle class family that lived in a middle class neighborhood who happened to live the American Dream. They scare the hell out of the DNC and RNC in that the may inspire more everyday Americans to do the same and upset their stranglehold on American politics.

Posted by: BobF at November 20, 2010 09:57 AM

And that guy... Elvis did it first!

Posted by: Anonymous at November 20, 2010 07:35 PM

Carlos, thank you for that article and link.
I agree, the left has a real problem when others are happy. Conservatives tend to be positive people, and so many other things making a huge difference. Good points in the article Carlos.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 21, 2010 12:11 AM

Mark, I agree, it is crazy what they have been doing to Sarah and now to her daughter.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 21, 2010 12:14 AM

Bob, well said and so very true.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 21, 2010 12:17 AM

Anonymous, giggle....yes he sure did.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 21, 2010 12:19 AM