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But At Least It Wasn't A Hate Crime, Because No One Was Called A Nigger

My inner voice right now is screaming to invoke the infamous "24 Hour Rule" on this story, because it's one of those that I should be most suspicious of. It confirms my own beliefs and conforms to my own biases that I want to believe it, I want to shelve my skepticism, I want to embrace it as reality and shout it from the rooftops.

My inner voice is telling me to wait and see how it develops, to get some confirming details before running with it as fast and as loud as I can.

My inner voice is warning me that there's too much of a chance that this story could blow up in my face, that the whole thing could be misunderstood or exaggerated or even made up out of whole cloth.

My inner voice can take this as a good opportunity to shut the fuck up.

Remember the old saying that there's nothing worse than war? Bullshit. One thing worse than war is a war when one side refuses to fight back. Then "war" becomes "slaughter" or "genocide."

We aren't starting this war, assholes. But we are the ones far better equipped to end it.

Bring it on.

Whoops, my bad. You already brought it. It's just on.


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Jay Tea,Somehow I ... (Below threshold)

Jay Tea,

Somehow I don't see you being of much use in the scrum.

Tsk tsk, Jay Tea. I expect ... (Below threshold)

Tsk tsk, Jay Tea. I expect Wizbang to adhere to better standards than the New York Times.

The indicators were there l... (Below threshold)
serfer62:

The indicators were there last year with the assault of a Tea Party member.
The plan was laid out last week with strategys to disguise assailents.
The WH has promted in face assaults.
The DOJ has shown it will not prosucute their Brown Shirts.
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No Tea Jay, in 24 hours this will dissappear so don't wet in your pants...

If a crime was committed th... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

If a crime was committed than a police report must exist. Sometimes justice takes time. While I do not have a concealed weapons permit, I do carry pepper spray and know where to strike a body to do he most damage. I intend to attend a tea party at the state capitol tomorrow. Peacefully, I hope but prepared to fight. Freedom is not free.

If it is shown to be true t... (Below threshold)
davidt:

If it is shown to be true that this couple was targeted for a violent attack because they were wearing Palin pins, then you can be sure that Palin will make an issue of it, and because the media is obsessed with Palin the story will get legs.

I actually hope this isn't ... (Below threshold)
John:

I actually hope this isn't true, I truly hope our country doesn't desend to this level. Having said that if it is true then I would expect every liberal to stand up and DENOUNCE this behavior in the strongest terms possible, or be stuck with it as acceptable level of discourse in political discussion. What's good for the goose.... if 1 racist in a crowd of tea partiers makes them all racist (or as Lee likes to claim 20% racist) then the same applies to this bunch.

Just wait until tomorrow in... (Below threshold)
Roy:

Just wait until tomorrow in Boston. Those tea partiers know how these things really work.

Because this story involves... (Below threshold)
Bob:

Because this story involves a vicious assault and battery of conservatives, it is unlikely to be reported on any broadcast network, in the Paper of Record or other liberal MSM outlets.

I ain't holding my breath f... (Below threshold)

I ain't holding my breath for Beer Summit 2.

My flippiness aside, I agree with John at #6.

Get the hell out of white f... (Below threshold)

Get the hell out of white folk's mess, Jay!

They will always have some shit or another going on.

Playing off light-skinned blacks against dark-skinned blacks got millions killed in Rwanda.

Playing off Mexicans against blacks here in America has caused countless deaths.

They must constantly cause hate and discontent in the interest of manipulating people and situations - so that they can feel secure in their 'natural' superiority.

Now we have the Teaparty - A massively funded KKK racist movement that is NOT grassroots, and certainly NOT of the people - and most of them have no idea of the real goals of those with the money at the top.

The sole reason for the Teaparty's existence is to foment intoleration, hate and jealousy. We still have rabid racists who go to bed every night foaming because there are a buncha' niggers in the White House.

These are the people who have joined the Teaparty, but they are too ignorant to be the founders of this organization or in-the-know about it's real objectives.

The real founders of the Teaparty are the same elitist who have funded the KKK since its inception. They are the same people who wish to bring America to the point of total anarchy with all the great things that come with it.

Things such as rioting in the streets, indiscriminate murder of innocents and a totally lawless nation.

Why, you ask? Who would have anything to gain from that scenario? Certainly you and I won't.

No, we won't. But it is exactly what is needed for the government to issue Patriot Act 3, declare a police state in America and immediately begin rounding up Teapartiers and anyone else for the massive detention camps that are currently sitting empty

The Teaparty will be the death of America because it will allow the elitist more control and an opportunity to trample our Constitution as they continue to strip away our sovereign rights.

Teapartiers, violence is NEVER the answer.

I also agree with John at #... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

I also agree with John at #6 - but I think it's going to come out that this is true. It's an unfortunately logical outgrowth of the over-the-top rhetoric the left's been indulging in for the last decade. Frankly, I'm surprised it hasn't been a hell of a lot more overt before now.

They've been telling themselves that Republicans are so evil, so utterly despicable, so horribly controlling, that now it looks like conservatives have had enough and are organizing to make their voices heard EVERYTHING is justifiable to stop them, up to and including lying, false-flag operations, and violence.

The times are sure getting interesting, aren't they?

But At Least It Wa... (Below threshold)
Eric:
But At Least It Wasn't A Hate Crime, Because No One Was Called A Nigger.

And as a result the MSM will report it niggardly.

Puking Racist cleanup on Ai... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Puking Racist cleanup on Aisle 10.

Wow, Selena, to paraphrase ... (Below threshold)

Wow, Selena, to paraphrase a line from "Field of Dreams", 'you're seeing a whole of psychiatrists, aren't you?'

Shit stain in aisle 10....<... (Below threshold)
Marc:

Shit stain in aisle 10....

For some reason leftist thr... (Below threshold)
mag:

For some reason leftist thru out history have always been so angry to the point of insanity. Always looking for a cause to protest about or start a riot. The kind that like to throw a punch or an object but if they came across someone really tough who would not back down from a fight (like a few men I know) they would get their ass kicked so bad. These people are not our fellow Americans.


RE #10...Did Bryan... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

RE #10...

Did BryanD get a sex change?

"... The sole reason for th... (Below threshold)
Darren:

"... The sole reason for the Teaparty's existence is to foment intoleration, hate and jealousy. We still have rabid racists who go to bed every night foaming because there are a buncha' niggers in the White House."
And WE are the intolerant ones, Selena? Save your schtick for the Al Sharpton show, sweetie. I ain't buyin it. The only people "foment(ing) intolerance hate and jealousy" are folks like you and the MSM. You and your allies in the press have no other valid strategy or method of refuting the truth that Obama's policies are dangerous to this country, so you resort to name calling. But the fact is we will no longer be intimidated by your histrionics and vitriol.

There's no doubt at all tha... (Below threshold)
LeBron Steinman:

There's no doubt at all that this happened-using the standard of the left/media hive-if somebody said it happened , IT HAPPENED, even if someone fabricated it.
Of course, suddenly the skepticism principle will magically re-appear in the MSM.


To anyone that is objective... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

To anyone that is objective, the most racist people in the US are those that always cry racism, such as the Congressional Black Caucus.

To anyone that is objective, the most intolerant are those that preach tolerance. Just look at what happens in that city lib cities like Berkeley, LA, San Fran, etc.

To anyone that is objective, those that claim to support free speech are usually those that work underhandedly to limit it. See attacks on Coulter, Ann

Worst part is, some POS libbie will soon pick a fight with the wrong person, and when they get one punched, or worse, the instigator will then become the 'victim'.

Selena do you know who foun... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Selena do you know who founded the KKK and what political party they belonged? Do you know which party was responsible for Jim Crow?

I'll give you a hint, the current Governor of Georgia, Sonny Perdue, is the first member of his party to become governor since the 1870's. Yet Jim Crow laws, segregation, and racism thrived in Georgia while some other party controlled the State's Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches and overwhelmingly controlled Georgia's federal delegation. This pattern of control is seen in all of the Southern states.

I encourage you to use the resources at your disposal. Look it up. Read about the history of the KKK and see who founded it and supported it over the years. Read up about Jim Crow laws. See which party was in power in the South during all of those decades.

Google it, you might learn something.

That's why if you don't hav... (Below threshold)
G.:

That's why if you don't have a firearm and a concealed carry permit you may come close to death and or severe bodily injury. In this state (NC)You may use deadly force to protect yourself from severe bodily injury, sexual assault and immediate threat of injury or Forced entry into residence or temporary residence. Attack by a group of unknown or known thugs intent on doing you harm falls in that realm. That's why my Glock .40 cal and two 15 rd clips (among others) and my conceal carry permit, travel with me at most times. I know how to use it, when to use it, and I am more than willing to use it to send any left wing or other thug intent on doing me harm straight to their maker. My concealed carry permit is reciprocated in 30 states, including Louisiana. So you may try to attack me with your sorry ass buddies for wearing a Sarah Palin pin... My warning.. you do so at your on peril.

As far as the post, does an... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

As far as the post, does anyone here know where Steve Green was that night? ww

Obamas jackboot thugs are o... (Below threshold)
914:

Obamas jackboot thugs are on the march!!

Tea partiers beware of racebaiters wearing brownshirts spreading vicious lies! bring your cameras and continue shedding light on the Chi-side thugboot machine.

So once again lefties canno... (Below threshold)
kevino:

So once again lefties cannot defend their ideas so they're threatening violence. I'm not surprised: I've seen it for years.

My libertarian and conservative friends have a several things in common:
1. We have a simple goal: to restore the Constitution.
2. We understand how to organize into hierarchies.
3. We understand the lessons of history.
4. We are willing to make sacrifices for that goal.
5. Most of us have law enforcement, military, or both in our backgrounds.
6. Most of us own guns and have serious training.

There's a saying where I grew up: "Mess with the bull, get the horns."

As far as the post, does... (Below threshold)
Roy:

As far as the post, does anyone here know where Steve Green was that night? ww

Maybe at home, with the blinds drawn and sound down low, watching Sarah Palin YouTube videos.

Diarrhea spillage on aisle ... (Below threshold)
914:

Diarrhea spillage on aisle #10... Bring some smelling salts!

"As far as the post, doe... (Below threshold)
914:

"As far as the post, does anyone here know where Steve Green was that night? ww"


Cryin in his unicorn flavored Cool-aid wishin someone would change his shit filled diaper!!

Ha ha ha ha ha

Well, it happened. What we... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Well, it happened. What we're unsure of is the motive. At this point all they're saying is that they're "investigating".

I hope, really hope, it's not politically motivated.

Even if it was politically ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Even if it was politically motivated I can assure you that the NO police will never declare it to be so. No matter how much evidence.

I can also assure you that the MSM will never cover it if there is a shred of evidence that it was politically motivated.

For my part I hope it was. It should serve as a warning to everyone who opposes the thuggery of this administration and its followers. We have all been put on warning that they will stop at nothing and that our lives shortly will hang in the balance. How long before some rabid obama supporter kills someone? I'm guessing before summer is out.

Ad no, I am not advocating responding in kind. We are not thugs. We believe in liberty. We believe that our freedoms are worth defending. We don't believe like the other side that violence and murder are necessary to defend our liberties.

What a pathetic post. Two-b... (Below threshold)
JoeCitizen:

What a pathetic post. Two-bit braggadocio. But hey, you got to use the word "nigger" in your title! That must count for something!

People are seizing on the n... (Below threshold)
jim m:

People are seizing on the news that the couple apparently were not wearing Palin pins. So what? She is still Jindal's campaign finance director. There's no evidence yet that this was anything other than a beat down.

Joe Citizen, dont try to hi... (Below threshold)
914:

Joe Citizen, dont try to hide behind a fake moniker, we know your just another steve green..

Can you imagine the outcry ... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Can you imagine the outcry if a black couple wearing Obama pins were beat down like that? Jackass and Sharpton would be race-pimping within minutes.

[email protected],Parl... (Below threshold)

[email protected],

Parlor Pinks seldom match deeds to words.

Here's a further update fro... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Here's a further update from Gateway pundit:

I am the photographer for the LA GOP and I was at the Brennan fundraiser. When I left about one hour or so after all 3 of the governors left the crowd of protesters had grown. The were very nasty, signs were vulgar using the "F" word. As I left the restaurant I was yelled at - there was a family visiting the restaurant with a baby stroller - they had nothing to do with the fundraiser and they were being heckled using the "F" and "MF" words.. A couple of them made comments to me.

The press ad the left can hide their heads in the sand on this one. They have been spoiling for violence for weeks now. I think their hope was to incite some conservatives to step over the line. Instead they have provoked the lunatic left into just being what they normally are.

The left has been consumed ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

The left has been consumed by their own racisim. They believe in the inferiority of the minorities so much that their policies reflect their opinion. They cannot succeed without whites help. They are inferior for whatever reason they want to give. That is the absolute baseline of a racist. Conservatives view people in the "they're motivated" or "they are lazy" no matter what color. Where the left simply says, "Oh! You are black. You need help. You cannot take the same test as others." ww

Seriously, WW, you know Ste... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Seriously, WW, you know Steve G/P, and the other socks are too cowardly debate in good faith. Unless they had a completely overwhelming majority and no witnesses, they wouldn't have the balls to say boo to someone in real life.

Selena #10But i... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Selena #10

But it is exactly what is needed for the government to issue Patriot Act 3, declare a police state in America and immediately begin rounding up Teapartiers and anyone else for the massive detention camps that are currently sitting empty

And then she goes on to denounce the teaparty for trying to trample the Constitution and our rights. Projecting much?

Careful Selena, your fascist mask is slipping. Maybe once you've rounded up the teaparty people you can move on to the other groups you hate like the Joos!, and those anti-abortion Catholics. I'll bet you'd love to put all the priests in concentration camps wouldn't you?

Thanks for showing us exactly what the left means by tolerance and freedom.

#31 "But hey, you got to us... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

#31 "But hey, you got to use the word "nigger" in your title! That must count for something!"

You missed asshole in the comments1 As in, your an asshole, JoeCitizen.

"... The sole reason for... (Below threshold)
Carol:

"... The sole reason for the Teaparty's existence is to foment intoleration, hate and jealousy. We still have rabid racists who go to bed every night foaming because there are a buncha' niggers in the White House."

Liberals have to lie about conservatives being racist. They go on and on but cannot give any evidence except for "code words" that they claim are racist even though it's wishful thinking on their part, heresay (even when there are massive amounts of video out there), and mind reading.

Meanwhile the liberals are saying racist things and then denying and/or ignoring what is said, and acting like intolerant haters.

Carol, you are exactly corr... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Carol, you are exactly correct. The liberals are long on talking and very short on walking. Lincoln not only talked about how bad slavery was, he did something about it. On and on. Now our current time is full of liberals going insane because you cannot just say "racist" anymore to get the results they want. They have to prove it was done or said. Which it cannot be. As far as actions go, the liberals have demonstrated their racists acts with overt policies that tell minorities they are inferior and need whities help to even the playing field. All bull. The left has entrapped millions of minorities into that mindset for purely political reasons. They are reprobates. ww

This whole story is bullshi... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

This whole story is bullshit.

I can't call it a "lie" because Jay has threatened to ban me if I out any lies on Wizbang - so I'm not calling it a lie - it's just bullshit.

Under the link Jay used is breathless prose about a hate crime. If you follow the link it says...

GOP Official & Boyfriend Savagely Beaten In Politically Motivated Attack - Including Broken Leg, Jaw, Concussion... Media Silent

A Republican activist and her boyfriend were savagely beaten in New Orleans on Friday for wearing Sarah Palin pins.

That's bullshit. It may look like a lie, but we don't use that word here.

It's bullshit.

And it's not only Wizbang who's bullshitting you - there are a bunch of websites on the right trumpeting the same bullshit.

The truth:

There has been some outrage today at the conservative blog Gateway Pundit that national media have not reported on the beating of a 25-year old* Republican woman by anarchist protesters in New Orleans Friday night for the crime of wearing a Sarah Palin pin.

The reason no one is picking up the story, however, is because the most provocative parts of it are not true. The woman, Allee Bautsch, was badly beaten Friday night. But she was not wearing a Palin pin, and the circumstances that provoked the violence are unclear.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's office told me emphatically Tuesday afternoon that Bautsch, whose leg was "badly broken" in the beating, was not wearing a Palin pin, and neither was her boyfriend, who suffered a concussion, as well as a fractured nose and jaw.

And while Bautsch and her boyfriend were leaving a Republican fundraiser that was being protested, reportedly by anarchists, the statement from Jindal's office says they are "not aware of any evidence that the individuals involved in the altercation were protesters."

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/04/13/female-gop-fundraiser-beaten-in-new-orleans-was-not-wearing-a-palin-pin/#ixzz0l1s3Q4ye

Michelle Malkin:

Update 3:15pm Eastern: I just heard from Mr. Plotkin that Bautsch and her boyfriend were NOT wearing Palin pins.

5 hours ago the truth was known, but meanwhile the right wing bullshit machine continues to crank out bullshit.

It's not a lie -- no, no - but it is bullshit, and that's how the right wing bullshit machine works. Someone cranks out bullshit, everybody else links to the bullshit, then when the bullshit is revealed as bullshit they sit silently.

"But hey, you got to use the word "nigger" in your title! That must count for something!

31. Posted by JoeCitizen

It does count for something. It's called search engine optimization. You put keywords in your headline that will attract the clientele you seek as readers for your blog.

But At Least It Wasn't A Hate Crime, Because No One Was Called A Nigger

No, it wasn't a hate crime. Just more right wing bullshit.

The truth will no doubt get me banned again, but sorry - telling the truth is in my nature, and it pisses me off to see bullshitters get away with this crap.

Jay has threate... (Below threshold)
Jay has threatened to ban me if I out any lies on Wizbang
After saying that, I don't think you have any standing to call anybody a liar, except under the "takes one to know one" theory.

Anyway, until the assailants are found and questioned, we won't know whether they believed their targets were wearing Palin pins.

If they say they did, I'm sure Lee will call them liars too.

It's amazing what levels th... (Below threshold)

It's amazing what levels the left will stoop too.

This whole story is bull... (Below threshold)

This whole story is bullshit.

I can't call it a "lie" because Jay has threatened to ban me if I out any lies on Wizbang - so I'm not calling it a lie - it's just bullshit.

Lee, I hereby ban you because you DIDN'T call me a liar!

I kid, I kid.

Considering how that word is such an essential part of your vocabulary, to deprive you of its use would almost be inhumane. Especially considering your definition of the term -- "something someone I don't like says that they can't prove to be 100% to my satisfaction true (an impossible standard), even if it's just their opinion!"

The story is still developing. But the verifiable facts available so far do NOT paint a pretty picture:

A Republican official and her beau, upon leaving a GOP event targeted by some very unsavory sorts of your political bent and temperament, were savagely beaten and hospitalized.

To jump to any conclusions would be ridiculous. Which is why I'm not surprised that you're coming down foursquare on the "it was nothing political" side, without a shred of evidence to support an alternate theory.

I'm angry as hell over this, because the circumstantial evidence is that this WAS a political beatdown, a "hate crime" if you will. And it's entirely in character with the way the liberals have been treating the GOP and the Tea Party movement all along.

I BELIEVE that this was a politically-motivated crime, carried out by nutjob leftists egged on by the mainstream left who have fired up such fear and loathing of the right that such things are all too predictable.

I DON'T KNOW if that is the case as yet.

As far as my thoughts and feelings and words go right now, I'm willing to say that the left is guilty until proven innocent of this action.

I will not put any action to those thoughts and feelings or words until more details emerge.

In the last couple of years, nearly all of the politically-motivated violence has been perpetrated by the left, against the right. The left lost the "presumption of innocence" to me a while ago. I don't recall if it was the time a Democrat let Code Pink in to disrupt Bush's State of the Union address, the time a Democrat let Code Pink into a Congressional hearing to assault Secretary of State Rice, the time union thugs beat down a black man at a Tea Party rally, the time a union thug bit off a man's finger at a health care "reform" protest, the time a Democratic operative for Martha Coakley (on loan from the DNC) knocked a reporter into a wrought-iron fence for asking a question, or any of a bunch of other incidents, but I stopped calling them coincidences a while ago.

The facts of this will emerge. I am comfortable in presuming how things really went down.

But unlike you, Mr. Ward, I am not getting all absolute about what happened. And unlike you, Mr. Ward, I will not bury this piece or never visit upon this topic again.

This story got me furious. I've lost some of the immediacy of my anger, but not the intensity. I intend to follow this story for future developments, and I intend to post on them.

Oh, and just between you and me, Lee, I have no intention to ban you at this point. You're far too amusing to have back to kick around again. But I will make you one promise: unless you grossly violate the rules of the road here, I will give you ample warning if you start getting close to triggering Olaf The Troll God's Hammer. I will even e-mail you directly and spell out precisely what I have found so bad.

The only example I can think of that would trigger a no-warning ban would be you violating some kind of law, like making threats or posting whole copyrighted articles without attribution. In short, something that posed a clear threat to the site's continued existence.

I know you're flashing back to the glory days when you were the final arbiter of a blog, but here's a hint: I viewed your regime as an exemplar of how NOT to do things. You delighted in banning people; I loathe it. You saw it as a victory; I see it as an admission of defeat.

J.

The fact that you took the ... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

The fact that you took the time to write that lengthy comment and still haven't bothered to correct and update the bullshit in your post pretty much says it all, Jay.

But you're an experienced blogger, and you know that most readers will read the post and believe the bullshit and never scroll all the way down here to find out that it's all made-up crap being spread by the right wing blogging machine... so you avoid updating with the truth.

Malkin has integrity. I don't agree with her political views, but she will say whoa when the bullshit is spread too thick. She has integrity.

Maybe she'll loan you some.

The truth will no ... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:
The truth will no doubt get me banned again, but sorry - telling the truth is in my nature, and it pisses me off to see bullshitters get away with this crap.

Well, not yet. Jay made it clear at the gitgo that there was some question about the story. The truth will out.

As far as the "truth will . . . get me banned," that's bullshit. Grow up. I don't have enough time to waste.

. . . you know th... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:
. . . you know that most readers will read the post and believe the bullshit and never scroll all the way down here to find out that it's all made-up crap being spread by the right wing blogging machine... so you avoid updating with the truth.

Again, bullshit. Right wingers are too dumb to scroll

Grow up, dumbass. Go back to DU.

Jeez, How did I end up with... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Jeez, How did I end up with a -1 with 11 votes for my comment @5? I was saying that if it is true the couple were beaten for wearing Palin pins then Palin would force the media to cover it, not that Palin would exploit the event.

BTW, JT, Kudos for exercisi... (Below threshold)
davidt:

BTW, JT, Kudos for exercising your right to free speech in the headline.

Back to whining again Lee? ... (Below threshold)
hvywgt:

Back to whining again Lee? But hey, your good at what you do Pud.

The last time I was this ou... (Below threshold)
yourinnervoice:

The last time I was this outraged was the time that that nice Mccain-Palin lady was viciously scarred by "The One's" thugs carving a "B" into her face!
Tick,tock. Tick,tock...

Boom. Bye, face.

Oh, and yes, mega kudos for the racial slur in the title, Exercise!

There are <a href="http://j... (Below threshold)
Rob Miller:

There are a number of reasons this might not have anything to do with Left/Right politics at all.

Let's not jump just yet,Jay.

re:54Funny, I read... (Below threshold)
epador:

re:54

Funny, I read your link and its sounds like it has everything to do with politics. Maybe just a little more sinister than thugs randomly attacking a Republican.

"It's amazing what level... (Below threshold)
914:

"It's amazing what levels the left will stoop too."

Not really!!! Look what they cheated at to get ACORNs sweetheart selected.. And besides!!! Steve Grungee green cant get his gonads in order to swindle again.

Lee-Go back to blu... (Below threshold)
914:

Lee-

Go back to bluer than blue...


Life would be a lot easier...bluer than blue..

Lee has disputed only one o... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Lee has disputed only one of the facts presented: that the pair were wearing Palin pins. Jay probably should have checked a few more sources, and he might have noted that minor detail.

It's "minor" because it is irrelevant. A high-profile Republican event ($10K a plate) was known to be taking place, and a crowd of protesters went there after visiting other sites connected to the SRLC. As to them being "anarchists," that's what is said of WTO/WMF protesters, too - which party's faithful joins in those protests and supports them?

Or we can assume a random group of thugs happened upon the event as it was happening, and decided to join in the fun. It requires a suspension of belief, but no greater than Lee must enter every morning before looking himself in the mirror.

Jay ~ I understand and supp... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Jay ~ I understand and support your reluctance to use The Hammer in general. In the particular case of Mr. Ward, given his long history here including being given an ancillary blog to run by his own rules, I don't believe any fair observer - or even a biased one with any integrity - could claim he hasn't been accorded every tolerance.

Perhaps you should recall the fable of the frog and the scorpion ( http://allaboutfrogs.org/stories/scorpion.html ) and reflect upon the nature of venomous insects.

Jim, I know exactly what Mr... (Below threshold)

Jim, I know exactly what Mr. Ward is. The question is, how effective is he? Does his entertainment value outweigh the stench of his presence?

At the moment, I think it does. Right now, batting him around is more fun than the irritation he causes. And he's actually trying to play the persecuted martyr card, which is so damned funny that I have almost no choice but to indulge it.

J.

Jay, you're absolutely righ... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Jay, you're absolutely right about the entertainment value.

"The truth will no doubt get me banned again, but sorry - telling the truth is in my nature, and it pisses me off to see bullshitters get away with this crap."

See? That started my day with a hearty guffaw. Thanx!

Lee reminds me of the joke ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Lee reminds me of the joke about the hunter and the bear.

Four friends go hunting bear up in Canada in big, black bear country. Three of them are pretty experienced and one is a real newbie, but really keen to bag a bear. All the way up in the car, and then the bush plane he can't stop talking about how he's going to bag a bear.

They all get to camp and turn in for the night. Next morning really early the newbie grabs a 30-30 that his friends have fixed him up with and heads out to hunt bear.

Not far from camp he comes across a huge black male, who takes one look at him and charges. He fires but the bear keeps coming. When he reaches the shooter he stops, rears up and says, "You've made me mad, but I'm going to give you a choice. Either I tear off your head or I let you live and I have my way with you."

Not wanting to die our guy takes the second choice. When the bear is finished with him the guy drags his ass back to the camp where the others are just getting ready. When he tells them what happened they nearly kill themselves laughing. They tell him that he didn't have enough fire power and they fix him up with a 12 Gauge and some slugs.

Next morning early, off goes our guy. He runs into the same huge bear, who charges, and he lets go with both barrels and misses. The bear doesn't seem affected and reaches the newbie and says, "Well, I'm getting really pissed, but I'll give you the same two choices."

Well when it's over the poor guy crawls back to the cabin and tells his sad story.
His friends tell him again that he is under gunned and they give him the elephant gun.

More determined than ever to bag his bear he goes out earlier than ever and tracks down the bear. It's the same big, black bear. He takes careful, steady aim with the heavy rifle and fires. The recoil is so strong that it knocks him over.


He's lying there flat on his back when the bear comes up to him, rears up full height and says...

"You're not really here for the hunting, are you?"
Yeah, predictable, but doesn't it perfectly fit Lee?

The real founders ... (Below threshold)
Stan:
The real founders of the Teaparty are the same elitist who have funded the KKK since its inception. They are the same people who wish to bring America to the point of total anarchy with all the great things that come with it.

Which party founded the KKK? I will give out three guesses and the first two don't count. Oh! That's right, guessing is not a forte of the leftist mentality. I will give a small hint. The first letter is a D. So when anyone one the left figures that out, please let me know. Oh btw, if any leftist does not like this, they can turn me into the Southern Poverty Law Center for inciting racial violence.

RE #60:Agreed. He... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

RE #60:

Agreed. He is so very amusing. I used to really enjoy it before he banned me from Wizblue.

And he's harmless. I think it was Ben Franklin who said, "the sting in any retort is the truth". Lee has no sting.

Could you please refrain fr... (Below threshold)
James H:

Could you please refrain from using those kind of racial epithets in your headlines? I occasionally like to read Wizbang at work. But I can't do that if there's a chance an offensive racial epithet will appear on my computer screen in large type.




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