Rush Limbaugh Supporter Sends Leland Yee Death Threats

Categories: Breaking News
Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Leland Yee portrait.jpg
Wanted an apology, but got death threats instead.
State Sen. Leland Yee received death threats after the San Francisco Democrat asked conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh to apologize for mocking the Chinese language in his radio show last week.

Yee's staffers said the messages came via fax this morning to both his San Francisco and Capitol offices  with the following threats:

"FIGHTING The Marxist Nigger Thug Hussein Obama & Fish Head Leeland Yee

 To: JoBama Rectum Sniffing Moron LEELAND LEE Achtung! Fish Head Leeland Lee.  Rush Limbaugh will kick your Chink ass and expose you for the fool you are. Without exceptions, Marxists are enemies of the United States Constitution!  Death to all Marxists!  Foreign and Domestic!"

The faxes included an American-flag-adorned pickup truck dragging a noose.

Update: Leland Yee Fans Support Boycott of Rush Limbaugh

The faxes have similar graphics and language to messages Yee got last April when he demanded for Sarah Palin's speaking fee at California State University to be disclosed, said Adam Keigwin, Yee's chief of staff. 

After the Jan. 8 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords,  the Pima County Sheriff's Office in Arizona contacted Yee's office regarding the April faxes, looking into a possible connection to other faxes found during the Arizona shooting investigation.

The faxes have been turned over to the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms to investigate, according to Yee's office.

"It is quite disturbing that such racist sentiment still exists in our country," said Yee, who is running for San Francisco mayor.  "As I have said in the past, it is unfortunate acts like these that demonstrate why we must continue to be vigilant against hate and intolerance. Such vitriol has no place within our political discourse or anywhere in our society."

Last week, Yee blasted Limbaugh after he went on the air and talked about how Chinese President Hu Jintao's speech wasn't translated during his visit with President Obama.

"He was speaking and they weren't translating, normally they have someone translating every couple of words," Limbaugh said. 

Limbaugh then broke into an imitation of the president's speech, using a fake dialect and making up what he thought sounded like Chinese language.

Yee is inside the state building in San Francisco where everyone who enters must pass through metal detectors, according to his staff.




Follow us on Twitter at @TheSnitchSF and @SFWeekly
My Voice Nation Help
32 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
Glenrock2250
Glenrock2250

I just can't believe how ridiculously stupid you republicans are

Krabmonster
Krabmonster

"American-flag-adorned pickup truck dragging a noose"... Hilariously over the top and almost certainly sent by a Yee supporter. Let the Senate investigatory theatrics begin!

Randykyle7
Randykyle7

Since I know that "Sodom-cisco" has much more in common with the red Chinese than with actual Americans, this dribble comes as no surprise whatsoever. Fortunately, having been a fan of Mr. Limbaugh for decades, I feel I can safely expect him to let Mr. Yee know that he may POUND SAND at his leisure.

Randy Seifer
Randy Seifer

Rush is a bozo and a fool. The hatred he ferments is typical of small thinking paranoids. His own words will ultimately judge him as such. That's when his personal terror will begin..

Theresa
Theresa

The death threats are not from your mainstream conservatives, they are coming from nuts! Most conservatives see the reality of how a foreign language sounds and basically Limbaugh was on target. People that speak languages other than English also have their interpretations of how English sounds. This is just a fact of life.

John
John

Yee has no worries. First of all Limbaugh coudn't kick his own behind without sufferng a major heart attack. Secondly, judging by the threats this redneck made, he obviously does not have the intelligence to do anything. Finally just like Limbaugh who puffs up his chest behind some mic in a secured studio, this coward sends threats over a fax. How lame is that?

randyfleming
randyfleming

The originator/s of e-mails...anything known about him/her? They sound almost cartoonish. Sort of like someone's 'the Squid Billies' concept of 'ditto head' redneck...almost overdone. Agents Provocateur?

JHAWAII
JHAWAII

The only ass kicking threat I have heard lately was Obama, except he didn't know whose ass to kick!

randyfleming
randyfleming

This guy's almost a cartoon of 'redneck'..like Adultswim feature 'Squid Billies'..

stinkpiggy
stinkpiggy

I rather like the fact that we have this thing called the first amendment to the Constitution. It allows all of us to weigh the pronouncements of such as Rush Limbaugh, et al, and, assuming we who have the ability to discern such pronouncements as the inane utterings of puerile bullies, disregard them as such. Always keeping in mind, of course, the possibility of said pronouncements being prelude to abuse, denigration and violence, which then allows us to prepare for any eventuality, no?Normally, I would take such news, in kinder, gentler times, and use it to wipe where the sun doesn't shine. But these times are rapidly becoming a test of intelligence and patience for those of us who use our brains for ourselves. Thus, news that some anencephalic invertebrate like any of our more charming conservative AND liberal compatriots has incited some other lizard to yield to baser impulses is cause for vigilance. Never let it be said, however, that such dangers as might exist as the result of wayward hallucinations are reason to retreat from the appreciation of the more circus-like aspects of American life. Oh, no, no, no...... The show, folks, simply must go on. I just can't wait for bullets to fly in BOTH directions....Kind of a throwback to being a spectator at various battles during the American Civil war, I submit.Can anyone kindly define Marxist for me? And provide real-time examples? I always thought Karl Marx was an economist....what do I know???

Mishka61
Mishka61

Limbaugh is a typical idiot that loves trashing human beings no matter who or how bad he hurts people. Get him off the air and out of our living rooms

Niall
Niall

Should the headline read "Man Claiming to be Rush Limbaugh Supporter Sends Leland Yee Death Threats?"

Just sayin'

Fgh
Fgh

Isn't anyone who claims to be a supporter of another person ipso facto a supporter of that person? What would it even mean for someone to claim to be a supporter of some person or cause and yet not actually be a supporter of that person or cause?

Mikie
Mikie

The Chinese language sounds funny to most of us, so what!Most Americans are so sick of the pc police they could throw up.Liberals are so melodramatic, knock off the selectively sensitive and grow a pair, would you!

Mlmccord1
Mlmccord1

"FIGHTING The Marxist Nigger Thug Hussein Obama & Fish Head Leeland Yee To: JoBama Rectum Sniffing Moron LEELAND LEE Achtung! Fish Head Leeland Lee. Rush Limbaugh will kick your Chink ass and expose you for the fool you are. Without exceptions, Marxists are enemies of the United States Constitution! Death to all Marxists! Foreign and Domestic!"

It is not melodramatic to be concerned about a Congressman receiving an e-mail containing the above statements!

Pandora
Pandora

Oh you mean "growing a pair" like when republicans utterly villified the Dixie Chicks for openly criticizing Bush's Iraq policies? Perhaps you should check your own "pair" before whining about someone elses, hypocrite.

Mark
Mark

Mikie? What kind of name is that? Sounds like some sort of mistake was made on your birth certificate or was that your mother is just stupid and can't spell? Hope your not too sensitive to my comments.

MisterPip
MisterPip

What if a British radio host were to mimic Barrack Obama in a baby whiney voice?

Actually that would be less offensive because it would actually be in English. And speaking as a Chinese Canadian, I've heard 6 year old kids do better Chinese impressions.

spiderricoMN
spiderricoMN

"Most Americans are so sick of the PC police they could throw up." Actually, I don't believe this to be true at all. Maybe this is true in your circle of friends, but not in mine. Rush was blatantly disrespectful of Leland Yee, Chinese, and their language. That's not PC, that's just being a decent person.

TMFowler
TMFowler

I really don't understand his appeal? I'm just completely baffled. Seriously he's just the biggest douche bag I've ever seen and it's unreal. What saddens me is the amount of people that subscribe to his brand of asshole. He's crude, unfunny, and ignorant. And just looking at him... he's really got no room to talk about other people Chubs McFatlard King of the Douchetards.

Beachguy6789
Beachguy6789

wow. limbaugh is one disgruntled guy. he must harbor an incredible amount of anger inside. i feel bad for him yet ashamed that his brand of racism still exists in our progressing country.

FletcherFramer
FletcherFramer

He has a superiority complex that is no doubt compensation for deep seated feelings of personal inadequacy. The constant demeaning of "others" is because he's afraid of equality. "Ditto" for many of his followers.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

"Marxists are enemies of the United States Constitution!"

While I'm by no means an expert in Marxism, I don't think that's true at all.

randyfleming
randyfleming

Marx admired the United States and had planned , at one time , to immigrate to U.S. and set up an experimental 'community' in upstate New York , I believe. His criticisms were chiefly of 'capital' and it's 'excesses' of the day , to include 'overproduction'.

Emcey
Emcey

The United States is a big enough country to accomodate all views and the Constitution guarantees everyone can do so; however, I do consider that Marxists, if they were allowed to create a communist state in America, would destroy the Constitution as we know it.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

"I do consider that Marxists, if they were allowed to create a communist state in America, would destroy the Constitution as we know it."

Can you name a single political party who hasn't said that their opposition would "destroy the Constitution"? It's a meaningless and ignorant argument.

Chicano
Chicano

PROVE OBAMA IS A MARXIST! You all drink the freaking kool aid, repeat viscous lies and insane ideas with no proof or reason!

nycgrlupstate
nycgrlupstate

The only ones working 24/7 to destroy the Constitution are the Teabaggers and their Republican/corporate enablers.

joris
joris

the problem is the contradiction. If...allowed...by whom? by Americans voting a large number of Marxists into office? Once you present it like that, you see the impossibility. It is like voting moon-dwellers or gophers into office. It cannot happen, and so people set up these scary--but impossible--situations to trigger emotions that heighten civil discord. Why? To make America so afraid that ordinary folks will stop thinking things through, and vote into office people with shallow but sincere opinions who will SEEM to consider the good of America, but have a small-minded, and often selfish, agenda--like the Tea Partiers.

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

©2014 SF Weekly, LP, All rights reserved.
Loading...