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Sunday, August 28, 2005

dumb and dumber

or rather dumb meet dumber, link and witty commentary courtesy TBogg.

I heard yesterday that it was 110 degrees in Crawford and there were 1000-2000 protesters from each camp, so I was really worried that something bad might happen. I sincerely hoped nothing would but I thought it was highly unlikely that some sort of clash wouldn't occur.

But I had to laugh when the only thing I found of note was the duelling wingnut kerfuffle.

I think this dead-on assessment found in the post's comments section sums it up best of all, though:

Understanding irony has never been a wingnut strong suit, even an attempt as lame as that. Protest Warrior is too used to shaking their little signs at people who can understand their 4th grade attempts at sarcasm, maybe they should have dumbed down their message for the target audience and somehow worked in how fat Michael Moore is - thats better suited to the Move America Forward crowd.

# posted by Ugluks Flea : 8:29 PM

Oh and then there was this bit of ugliness:

Ken Robinson, of Richardson, Texas, who described himself as a Vietnam veteran, was carrying a sign at a “You Don't Speak for Me, Cindy!” rally. The sign read, “How to wreck your family in 30 days by ‘b**** in the ditch' Cindy Sheehan.”

Kristinn Taylor, an event organizer with, heard about the sign and rushed up to Robinson.

“This is our rally and you can't do that here,” he said, only for Robinson to insist he was within his rights.

Camera crews rushed in and Taylor turned to face them.

“To all the media here, this sign is not representative of the crowd here today,” Taylor announced. Some of the crowd around Robinson came forward to shake his hand, while others chanted, “Idiot, go home.”

The two men then squared off and raised their voices.

“Just get outta here!” Robinson yelled, and aimed a kick at Taylor's midsection. Taylor called for security, and a young Woodway policeman quickly showed up.

“I have the right to freedom of speech,” Robinson said.

Robinson continued to protest loudly as police handcuffed him and led him away.

Well, good for Taylor, although I've gotta say, if you have ever had the misfortune to read some of the truly vile comments that are made at you'd have to wonder what was really so unexpected about this guy's vile sign....

sign of hate-filled rhetoric

The sign that has that hateful rhetoric on it (the quote is credited to small potato rightwing radio hack, Glenn Beck) found via this post and Crooks and Liars and original source of image courtesy Democratic Underground.

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