Nothing to see here folks ... by digby This is an astonishing list of violent rhetoric and political violence over the past two years. In fact, it's almost unbelievable. Here's just one week last summer, which culminated a week later with this shoot out with police: You won't believe how much of this there is out there. It's swirling throughout the ether. It's real. July 2, 2010 —The Wyoming Department of Revenue suspends sales tax collections at the state's gun shows because of " increasing animosity" toward field tax agents. Dan Noble, director of the department's Excise Tax Division, cites one particular incident at a gun show that "crossed the line" and says, " We tend to have more trouble at gun shows than any place ... I have 10 field reps throughout the state, and every one of them has experienced some animosity ... I don't want to put my people at risk." July 3, 2010 —Joyce Kaufman, a conservative radio hosts on WFTL in Florida, tells a crowd of supporters at a Fort Lauderdale Tea Party event, “ I am convinced that the most important thing the Founding Fathers did to ensure me my First Amendments rights was they gave me a Second Amendment. And if ballots don’t work, bullets will. This is the standoff. When I say I’ll put my microphone down on November 2nd if we haven’t achieved substantial victory, I mean it. Because if at that point I’m going to up into the hills of Kentucky, I’m going to go out into the Midwest, I’m going to go up in the Vermont and New Hampshire outreaches and I’m going to gather together men and women who understand that some things are worth fighting for and some things are worth dying for.” July 6, 2010 —Herb Titus, a lawyer for Gun Owners of America, tells Religion Dispatches, " If you have a people that has basically been disarmed by the civil government, then there really isn't any effectual means available to the people to restore law and liberty and that's really the purpose of the right to keep and bear arms—is to defend yourself against a tyrant." Titus goes on to cite the " totalitarian threat" posed by " Obamacare" and " what Sarah Palin said about the death panels." Via Double Dutch Politics, recall the words of Nancy Pelosi just a little over a year ago: I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because i saw this myself in the late 70s in San Francisco, this kind of rhetoric. … It created a climate in which violence took place. … I wish we would all curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements and understand that some of the ears that it is falling on are not a balanced as the person making the statements may assume. Also recall this creepy response: .