Dear CNN and Fox: This is what happens when you give false legitimacy to people like Glenn Beck:
As reported by Saturday’s NY Post ( http://bit.ly/… ), "A Long Island mother of three — armed to the teeth with an assault rifle and shotgun — was arrested for scouting out and taking pictures of an Air National Guard base."
Her arsenal included an XM-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and 500 rounds of ammunition.
The woman, Nancy Genovese, had been seen at the base a few weeks earlier, taking photos and questioning the guards. This time she had returned to take photos of the perimeter of the base. It’s not difficult to make the connection that she was paranoid about "FEMA Camps".
Genovese is a Glenn Beck fan, according to her MySpace page ( http://bit.ly/… and archived at http://www.webcitation.org/… ). "He is mad as hell and so are we. He is right and so are we", writes Genovese, who also posted a video of a Glenn Beck rant.
Genovese additionally posted an amateur video indicating her apparent affinity for right-wing militia movements.
Just look at her MySpace page — and in case that’s wiped, here’s the archived version. She’s convinced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is evil (and not because of the rotten job it did under Bushes One and Two). FEMA FEMA FEMA! (And like Michele Bachmann, she’s not fond of census takers, either. Or health care reform.)
At last report, she was being held for psychiatric observation after going "berzerk" in the courtroom. A picture of Ms. Genovese, as well as the picture of what she had stashed in her trunk (see above) can be found at the Southampton Press‘ story on this incident.
Sow the crazy wind, reap the danger-to-herself-and-others whirlwind.