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Unemployed Philadelphia Man, Indicted For 'Harassing Email' To Senator Bunning

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Bruce Shore is being indicted for the alleged, 'email harassment' of Sen Jim Bunning.  Photo: Yahoo

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!


  • Jon Weiss 5 years ago

    This type of abuse of power is becoming more prevalent in our country, which is why I have stopped all commentary directly to my elected representatives, and will instead leave them in the dark as to what I actually expect. Then I'll simply let guess at what I expect right up until I them have it at election time, both in the media and at the polls.

  • Lak 5 years ago

    Wow, I'm unemployed as wel,l and I too fired off an angry email to the good senator from Kentucky. That could have been me in Shore's shoes. Dam! That senator is a crazy son of a bitch and everyone knows that.

  • Steve 5 years ago

    This is what happens when power goes to the head of elected officials. Bunning should be ashamed of himself but of course he won't be. He is above the law and he feels that he can do whatever he wants. We are entitled to have "adult and mature" persons in the Congress. Bunning, by his complaint against an unemployed "and afraid for the future" poor soul who is probably at his wit's end, has shown all of us that he is nothing more than a despicable and immature child! Persons of Kentucky: Make sure you vote this jackass into office again! If you don;t like what he does in his next term e-mail him about it and you can get charged for "harrassment" too! Bunning is nothing more than a stuffed-shirt!"

  • Dave 5 years ago

    I wrote an angry email to Judd Gregg last night. Now I'm actually kind of worried. I do have lots of attorney friends who would love to take a case like this though.

  • mark 5 years ago

    This is insane?
    We should all send emails to provided addresses FOR such correspondences- harassing??? It is our job to check and balance those who are elected- they work for us. PERIOD..
    Least absolute power corrupts absolutely- is this not what we are taught? Senator, GET A CLUE!.. of course, I don't know the content of the email- still... move out of the way if you don't like repercussions for your actions.

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    BS, just write what you feel and use the Congress android app to give them a call. *everybody's there*

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