Man Tries to Set Self Ablaze at White House

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,138621,00.html


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — An unidentified man tried to set himself on fire outside the White House fence midday Monday, witnesses said.

    Onlookers said the incident took place outside the Northwest gate. Uniformed Secret Service (search) agents were seen rushing to surround the man, who had graying hair and glasses. He was heard screaming in pain.

    Television cameras captured the aftermath. Smoke hung in the air around the man as paramedics rushed to provide aid. The man appeared to be clutching his hand in pain, but it was unclear how serious his burns were.

    A spokesman for the District of Columbia Fire Department (search) said the man suffered burns over about 30 percent of his body.
     
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    You reckon he was upset about something?

    Guess he was being a little too literal about the phrase "This really burns my ass."

    Or maybe he was just trying to get fired up.
     
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    it would appear that they are setting the table for a voter fraud claim in 08.....

    blah blah blah....our voters were so distraught in 04 they killed themsleves............. blah blah blah......therefore each blue vote should count double..............
     
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    So does that mean all the dead people get to vote twice now? Dont they do that already?

    So any more info on this guy? is this a muslim extremist trying to get fired up about his virgins?
     
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    Last report I head on the radio while driving home (ABC news) was that this hot dog was yelling "Allah, Allah" then sprayed himself with something. If he was a true middle east muslim, he may not have set himself on fire intentionally. This might just have been a chemical reaction to an attempted application of deodorant.
     
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    ..He was trying to be a suicide bomber and forgot to put the bomb in his briefcase when he left the house that morning..Talk about your "bad day"!! Ha!
    :crutch:
     

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