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skippy the bush kangaroo

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

one more, for old time's sake...

I got home from work last night, did this and that around the apartment, then went online. And that was when I first heard of that cowardly asshole of a Rand Paul supporter, Tim Profitt, stomping on Lauren Valle's head and giving her a concussion. I started to write a post about that, but these days, whenever I start to get so pissed off that I can't think straight, I stop whatever I'm doing.*

That's why I'm not going to bother with the story about Profitt wanting Valle to apologize to him for attacking his foot with her head. I'm not going to bother with the ridiculous Big Journalism reader who likened Valle to Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, the Manson family woman who tried to assassinate Gerald Ford, either. And I'm definitely not going to paint Lauren Valle as some sort of martyr. I've seen the video of her holding that sign up a few feet away from Rand Paul -- by now, everyone has -- and as far as I'm concerned, she's a complete fucking idiot for doing that.

This is about what pissed me off so bad that I couldn't think straight last night, and that was seeing the video of Profitt stomping on Valle's head. And the way that footage looks to me, if it wasn't for that guy who was holding Valle down raising his hand and going "No, no, no" after Profitt did that, I'm almost positive he would have stomped her a second time, maybe even a third. Ooooo, what a BIG MAN he is.

Plain and simple: You, don't, do, that, here. EVER! Politics has nothing to do with this shit -- if it had been a male MoveOn activist stomping on the head of a female Tea Partier, I would have been just as blindly pissed off. This isn't Hitler's Germany, Mussolini's Italy, Pol Pot's Cambodia, or Stalin's Russia. This is the United States of America. YOU, DON'T, DO, THAT, HERE. EVER!

That's all I have to say. I'm starting to go blind again...

{*: That, by the way, is also one big reason why I no longer really want to blog over at skippy's place -- the last few posts I wrote over here, before deleting a whole slew of posts I'd written for him, contained some of the ugliest shit in them that I've ever written. I have no wish to repeat that behavior, but all the same, this is the biggest venue I have where I can speak my mind. So I did...}

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commented by Anonymous froslo, 2:24 AM PDT  
Sadly, this sort of thing does and did happen in America, only in the past it was mostly white against Native American or white against black or white against Chinese or whatever. Somehow, being white on white hatred seems a line we can't cross as a society?

People don't change, really. A minority of thugs have always existed. When they are organized into a gang by the usual power hungry elite, this is the result.

It will only get worse, no matter the results of any election. Better hold on tight.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 3:51 AM PDT  
I'm afraid Anon is right that it will only get worse as long as we allow some in the media to foment such hatred and encourage those with hatred to act on their hatred. Meanwhile the rich bastards behind the TeaBaggers and others are laughing all the way to the bank. They have got some of the poor and middle-class doing their bidding and working against themselves.
I've tried to explain to some people I know who willing spread Reich-WingNut Bullshit that they are being played on this wedge issue or that, but they are in such deep denial that they refuse to see the truth even when it is spelled out to them!!
commented by Blogger Kulkuri, 8:56 AM PDT  
Let the chips fall where they will...


I'm not what I used to be...
commented by Blogger Jim Yeager, 10:56 PM PDT  

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