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This would be funny/ironic if it weren’t so sick and ugly

Posted by Lissa on October 13, 2008

Remember George Carlin, as quoted by Jonah Goldberg, claiming that when fascism arrived in the United States it would be wearing a smiley face?

Well, apparently burning crosses on someone’s lawn is out.  After all, dragging that wood around can be heavy.  Instead, try throwing a Molotov cocktailat someone’s yard sign:

PORTLAND, Ore. – Authorities have arrested two men after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a 4-foot by 8-foot campaign sign for Republican presidential candidate John McCain in a southeast Portland yard. [snip]

Not long after, investigators picked up Leslie Brockette Leudtke and Kevin Carl Robinson, both 23. After interviewing them, the pair was charged with four counts each of manufacturing and possession of a destructive device. In addition, Leudtke was charged with a single count of reckless burning.

Witnesses said the suspects threw a Molotov cocktail at the sign and used another as a torch.

I had a talk with a friend-of-a-friend over the weekend; a very sweet, charming, funny guy I’d met a couple years back.  He’s firmly in favor of Barack Obama, for reasons that I won’t find fault with.  What frustrated me was his concern and disgust for hatred in this country against Barack Obama; he claimed that the ugliness and bile spewed on live TV at McCain’s townhall was like nothing he’d ever seen before.

I countered with the notion that 1) the media is desperately in love with Obama, 2) the media is always in love with sensationalist stories (i.e., man-bites-dog) and therefore 3) any possible incidence of racism will be trumpeted across the front pages.  E.g., if 100 people were interviewed and 99 said “Oh, yeah, I don’t have a problem with a black president” while ONE person said, “I ain’t votin’ fer no black guy,” that ONE person would surely get the interview.  Furthermore, I argued that while there will always be some *ssholes who won’t vote for a man solely because he is black, it doesn’t mean the whole country has a racism problem anymore than deranged hate screamed at Sarah Palin means we have a country full of sexists.

I would just like to point out to him that, when lawn-burnings come back into style . . . whose side is the victim here?  Grrrr.

P.S. Better than screaming “Gene! Gene!” to scare away the intruders, I’d have liked to hear a shotgun blast over their heads.  But that’s just me.

(h/t Michelle Malkin)

UPDATE: I consider the above far, far worse than bringing a monkey with an Obama sticker to a rally, in that there was ACTUAL FIRE and ACTUAL DANGER and ACTUAL DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY.  However, that does not in any way preclude my desire to give the monkey-jerk a swift, sure kick in the crotch.  Maybe two, just to be safe.  (Using the cached version because the original link wasn’t loading, and h/t to Ace.)


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