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by mojo84
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt
Replies: 37
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Re: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt

chasfm11 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:12 am
Today, I had breakfast with the person who was sitting beside McNutt. Most of his version of the story matches the news story by the Tribune that I posted earlier in this thread. There is a backstory to the Kool-aid packet that appeared and it was unrelated to the situation between Bonnen and McNutt.

Whatever you might believe about Rep. Stickland or the previous House Speaker, they never got into the physical proximity that Bonnen has in the pictures with Stickland. For me, that suggests that Bonnen's willingness to drop down to physical confrontation is greater than it should be for someone in his position.
Any chance the witness you know indicated either party grabbed the other, other than shaking hands, in a threatening or violent manner? Did they only exchange words?
by mojo84
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt
Replies: 37
Views: 3038

Re: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt

jordanmills wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:57 pm

Yeah you'll note that I said "apparent" on that one. :) But the donor is Darlene Pendery, and I've read that they were both invited before the flyer canvassing and Bonnen's absurd meltdown.
I think the bickering and jousting between the two have been going on for some time now. This was just the main event. It seems neither have handled themselves very well.
by mojo84
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt
Replies: 37
Views: 3038

Re: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt

jordanmills wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:11 pm
mojo84 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:25 am
SewTexas wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:19 am
several of the articles have him grabbing him by the collar, others grabbing him by the shoulder....so, yeh, assault....
All I saw before asking my question was that they shook hands and McNutt handed him an envelope that was already addressed to Bonnen. There are too many versions of the story out there to know for sure at this point whether there was an assault or not.

When reading such stories that have numerous versions, it's important to be aware of confirmation bias. Sometimes, we only believe the side of the story that we want to believe or that supports our preconceived ideas or bias.

www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science ... ation-bias
Each of them knew the other was going to be there. They were both invited by the same donor, in an apparent effort to foster cooperation.
I can accept the first two contentions but not the last one.
by mojo84
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt
Replies: 37
Views: 3038

Re: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt

SewTexas wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:19 am
several of the articles have him grabbing him by the collar, others grabbing him by the shoulder....so, yeh, assault....
All I saw before asking my question was that they shook hands and McNutt handed him an envelope that was already addressed to Bonnen. There are too many versions of the story out there to know for sure at this point whether there was an assault or not.

When reading such stories that have numerous versions, it's important to be aware of confirmation bias. Sometimes, we only believe the side of the story that we want to believe or that supports our preconceived ideas or bias.

www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science ... ation-bias
by mojo84
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt
Replies: 37
Views: 3038

Re: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt

I didn't recall seeing that he grabbed and shook him as the article you posted indicates.
by mojo84
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt
Replies: 37
Views: 3038

Re: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt

jordanmills wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:29 pm
Depending on what you read and who you believe, he committed assault on McNutt before getting kicked out of the event.
I am no Bonnen or McNutt fan. Did he really assault McNutt?
by mojo84
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt
Replies: 37
Views: 3038

Re: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt

Excaliber wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:37 am

Elections have consequences. I blame the voters in his district and the full set of republican representatives for putting a man who is known to be prone to tantrums in the most critical position in the legislature.
:iagree:
by mojo84
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt
Replies: 37
Views: 3038

Re: Bonnen Walks out on GOP Dinner... had words with McNutt

puma guy wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:09 am
chasfm11 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:13 am
Here is another article. The information in it seems to be different than other reports.

https://www.texastribune.org/2019/04/10 ... ium=social
"It was a setup": House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, gun rights activist come face-to-face at Texas GOP fundraiser
Their spin is typical of Texas Tribune, a very liberal leaning rag in my opinion. Bonnen initiated the entire confrontation. Most of the information reported is from Bonnen himself who is a proven duplicitous liar. If Bonnen had any class he would have ignored McNutt and carried on.
I agree about the Texas Tribune. It is nothing more than the PR department and propaganda machine for RINOS and "moderate" dems. They are doing everything they can to make sure Robert O'Rourke gets as much exposure as possible.

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