Her former neighbors describe the Bishop family as “strange.” You don’t say.
The former Bay State woman who allegedly killed three people in a shooting rampage in Alabama last week had several run-ins with police and was considered “strange” when she lived in Ipswich, Mass., according to former neighbors.
Amy Bishop and her family lived in Ipswich from approximately 1999 to 2003. Bishop was arrested in Alabama on Friday, accused in a shooting rampage at the University of Alabama that left three people dead and another three injured.
“Not a lot of people liked them. They thought they were strange,” former neighbor Joe Lafoe said.
Police records show she often complained about the neighbor’s children, even though she had four of her own.
“She didn’t want her kids to come out and play, so our kids couldn’t play outside,” said one neighbor who did not want to be identified.
In 2000, police records show Bishop called police about children playing basketball at 8 p.m. on a summer night. Bishop told police that night that the situation may soon “come to blows.”
“We’re all thankful and grateful nothing happened to our families in this neighborhood,” another former neighbor said.
Lafoe said Bishop and her husband often called police because children rode dirt bikes around the neighborhood.
“(Bishop’s husband) actually grabbed me once on the dirt bike and threw me down to the ground,” Lafoe said.
Basetball at 8:00 p.m. in the summer? The horror.
Those kids are lucky she didn’t get really pissed.
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Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh will not seek re-election this year, a decision that hands Republicans a prime pickup opportunity in the middle of the country.
“After all these years, my passion for service to my fellow citizens is undiminished, but my desire to do so by serving in Congress has waned,” Bayh will say.
Another one bites the dust. Aren’t you happy you voted for that health care bill, Senator Bayh?
Update #1: Gabriel Malor at Ace of Spades notes that Bayh was polling ahead of his GOP challengers and plenty of cash to wage a campaign against them.
Now, the puzzled guess-work: Why would Bayh quit? He polls way ahead of his potential GOP challengers. Like 20 points ahead. He’s got a $13 million warchest.
So, scandal, family matters, or “family” matters?
Update #2: Major Garrett’s take on Twitter:
Here is summary of Bayh polling. Cleary, they read deeper trouble in these numbers. http://tinyurl.com/yb3tfbv
The picture appears in yesterday’s New York Times Magazine in a feature about Amanpour’s apartment and the items she has collected as an international “journalist.”
You be the judge. It won’t let me download the picture so click below and let me know if I am way off base or onto something.
WTC On Fire?
Amanpour lists it as her favorite item in her apartment.
12. Favorite Item in the Apartment: A massive painting that I got in Iran, a few years ago, by Farideh Lashai, a friend who is also Iran’s pre-eminent abstract-expressionist painter. It gives me joy every time I walk in my door.
Looks an awful lot like a WTC tower to me.
Update: Linked at Weasel Zippers. Thanks, Zip!
What’s this? A left-leaning, Harvard-educated professor lost her sh*t (for at least the second time) and went on a shooting rampage? But the Husky Blogger told me it’s always tea-bagging, racist, homophobic, right-wing extremists who commit such acts.
A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children – the youngest a third-grade boy – was a far-left political extremist who was “obsessed” with President Obama to the point of being off-putting.
I know the type.
Can we all agree that people who snap do so because they are nuts and not because of their political ideology? I know this dispels the theory of the Husky Blogger and others, but they have plenty of other storylines (e.g.: raaaaacists) to write about ad nauseum.
I wonder if she’ll request to be buried in her Obama t-shirt after she is fried by the state of Alabama?