Sometimes one may wake-up and think the world has surely gone crazy while I was asleep. This is certainly true in the case of Bruce Shore, an unemployed man from Philadelphia, who wrote a couple of angry letters to US Senator Bunning over Bunning's blockage of the extension of unemployment benefits in February.
The Kentucky Senator appalled many onlookers that night when he openly complained on the US Senate floor that he was missing a college basketball game, all the while holding up a vote that would provide unemployment benefits extensions to millions of out-of-work Americans.
"I was livid. I was just livid," said Shore, 51, who watched the floor proceedings on C-SPAN from his home in Philadelphia. "I'm on unemployment, so it affects me. I'm in shock."
Shore took advantage of his first amendment rights and wrote angry email letters to Senator Bunning asking "ARE you'all insane," and stating "NO checks equal no food for me. DO YOU GET IT??"
In his letters, Shore signed off as being from Louisville, explaining that he felt a US Senator from Kentucky would care less about what someone from Pennsylvania or any other state for that matter may have to say.
Shore says the FBI came to question him about the letters in March and that on May 13th, US Marshals showed up at his house with a grand jury indictment. He is now scheduled to appear in federal court in Covington, Ky on May 28 to answer for felony email harassment.
Felony email harassment? Seriously? When did it become a crime in this country to rail against government officials who took their job with the same seriousness as a UofK basketball game, and could care less about the people he was elected to serve. If Shore is convicted of any crime it will be a travesty!
Shore exercised his Constitutional Right and should be congratulated for calling Senator Bunning out for his erratic behavior, obvious stupidity, and his failure to serve the people of this country. Wake-up America, apparently common sense has left the country!