Now This Will Get you in Trouble with the Secret Service … “they hanged the wrong man”


When will people ever learn, that there are consequences to your actions. Folks, if you make a veiled threat against the President or even what seems to be an innocent comment containing the words “President” and “hang” … mark my words, the Secret Service will be knocking on your door. Thus was the case with 81 year old Dan Tilli who wrote in a letter to the editor of the Express-Times of Easton, PA. Its nothing personal, its standard operating procedure.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — An elderly man who wrote in a letter to the editor about Saddam Hussein’s execution that “they hanged the wrong man” got a visit from Secret Service agents concerned he was threatening President Bush.

The letter by Dan Tilli, 81, was published in Monday’s edition of The Express-Times of Easton, Pa. It ended with the line, “I still believe they hanged the wrong man.”

Posted January 21, 2007 by
Bizarre, War on Terror | 7 comments

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    7 Responses to “Now This Will Get you in Trouble with the Secret Service … “they hanged the wrong man””

    1. Tess on January 21st, 2007 5:00 pm

      Uhmmm, Does Our President have a guilty conscious? How do they know he was even talking about him, Maybe he meant Osama…who knows. I’d have to see the whole article to see that it even suggests it was President Bush.


      SM:There is a link to the entires article.

    2. Patti on January 21st, 2007 5:58 pm

      Apparently, they thought that he meant that it
      was President Bush that should be hung, instead.

      Uhmmm, very interesting.

      I wonder if Oduber is going to send his militants after us?

      They are hanging people there, too… for talking to aliens!

      Gee… I looked in the mirror and I didn’t see an alien~~~~~


      Aruba: You can talk to me, I’m not an alien. I promice!

      Justice for Natalee

    3. Scrapiron on January 21st, 2007 6:19 pm

      Tess: “Uhmmm, Does Our President have a guilty conscious?”

      It’s doubtful the President even heard of this incident, but it does point out one fact. You have a severe case of BDS and should seek professional help immediately. You are more danger on the street than the old man who was investigated. You may, no, you will flip out at any time. Need more proof that BDS turns to insanity? Two in one post. Tess and an old man.

    4. Tess on January 21st, 2007 7:15 pm

      Scrapiron, Bush Derangement Syndrome is usually applied as a derogatory term to imply that an opponent cannot be reasoned with or that complaints lack substance aside from anti-Bush hatred. I far from Hate President Bush, He is a man that took action when action needed taken. And yes you are probably right, President Bush probably never seen this paper. Then again, neither have I. I just want to know why the secret service even thought the old man was talking about Bush. So unless you know me personally don’t direct your dirogitory remarks toward me. Oh and by the way, My shrink says to tell you that only he can call me insane LMAO. Now have a good evening:)

    5. Oren on January 21st, 2007 7:22 pm


      Have to make everything about Natalee eh?I agree with the old man.They hung the wrong man.Lets see if I get a visit or if my comment is deleted.

    6. Richard on January 21st, 2007 7:36 pm

      Something in this sounds very strange to me. Does this guy have a history of writing threatening letters to the White House, or to anyone else? Did his letter include some lines that didn’t get published, but the newspaper people took it upon themselves to notify the Secret Service?

      As it is written in this article, there’s absolutely nothing I see that would justify an inquiry. It’s also puzzling how a letter to the editor of a small-town paper such as I assume that one to be would come to the attention of the Secret Service.

      Methinks there’s more to this than is in the article.


      SM: From what it sounds like this guy has a history of writing letters that are none to complimentary. There are certainly words that mentioned in letters that will automatically get you a visit from the Secret Service. He obviously said one of them.

      The Secret Service has to look into all nuts, no matter how harmless they turn out to be.


    7. Bodo on January 22nd, 2007 2:16 pm

      Didn’t Cindy Sheehan say, in a roundabout way, that Bush should be hung? She said, “I believe Bush and Blair are too far gone for redemption. They both need to be removed from their power and tried for their war crimes and betrayals. Until they are removed, the murder and the mayhem will continue.” I think “tried for their war crimes and betrayals” in that statement is the equivalent of calling for a trial for treason. And though the sentence for treason is no longer death by hanging, the modern equivalent can still be the penalty of death. She has also referred to the president as a “lying bastard,” a “murderous thug,” the “biggest terrorist in the world,” and an “evil maniac.” She went unmolested by the Secret Service and so it appears that the constitutional protection of freedom of expression is a bit selective in some cases.

      And how about Ben Affleck? He also went unmolested by the Secret Service. But doesn’t it sound like he said, again in a roundabout way, in the case of leaking Valerie Plame’s name, that Bush should be hung? He spoke about treason and hanging in that case and said President Bush “probably leaked the name.” Here is replay of that in Windows Media Player:

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