Friday, March 26, 2010

Week In Political Violence Roundup

Though I have a political viewpoint, when I'm not on the internet I don't wear it on my sleeve. I don't put bumper stickers on my car, for example. And now and then, I'm reminded of why.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Nashville man says he and his 10-year-old daughter were victims of road rage Thursday afternoon, all because of a political bumper sticker on his car.

Mark Duren told News 2 the incident happened around 4:30p.m., while he was driving on Blair Boulevard, not far from Belmont University.

He said Harry Weisiger gave him the bird and rammed into his vehicle, after noticing an Obama-Biden sticker on his car bumper.

Duren had just picked up his 10-year-old daughter from school and had her in the car with him.

"He pointed at the back of my car," Duren said, "the bumper, flipped me off, one finger salute."

But it didn't end there.

Duren told News 2 that Weisiger honked his horn at him for awhile, as Duren stopped at a stop sign.

Once he started driving again, down Blair Boulevard, towards his home, he said, "I looked in the rear view mirror again, and this same SUV was speeding, flying up behind me, bumped me."

Duren said he applied his brake and the SUV smashed into the back of his car.

He then put his car in park to take care of the accident, but Weisiger started pushing the car using his SUV.

Duren said, "He pushed my car up towards the sidewalk, almost onto the sidewalk."

Police say Harry Weisiger is charged with felony reckless endangerment in the incident.
Full disclosure here: we don't have Weisiger's side of the story. We don't know if he pointed at the bumper sticker, we don't know if he is anti-Obama at all. Maybe he just hates 10-year-olds. Who doesn't?

Meanwhile, Eric Cantor has been positively victimized by people shooting at him! Okay, not at him, his office. And okay, not exactly at his office.

A Richmond Police detective was assigned to the case. A preliminary investigation shows that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window in a downward direction, landing on the floor about a foot from the window. The round struck with enough force to break the windowpane but did not penetrate the window blinds. There was no other damage to the room, which is used occasionally for meetings by the congressman.
And okay, not exactly his office. But there is no way anyone could consider this bullet falling from the sky through a window in an unmarked office building anything but a targeted attack on Cantor. It's way more an act of terrorism than the completely random propane line slashing that happened at the address those Tea Party members published.

As a matter of fact, considering that there is no proof that the Tea Party motivated or is behind any violent incidents, one thing is clear now at the end of the week: Fox News is lying to us again. The American people really aren't all that worked up about Obama and the health care bill at all! That's kind of a relief, because it means smooth sailing again. It means those congressmen who are stoppping the sessions are just being, well, lazy dicks. Message: we don't care.

5 comments:

Publius said...

Say it again...

"Full disclosure here: we don't have Weisiger's side of the story. We don't know if he pointed at the bumper sticker, we don't know if he is anti-Obama at all. "

In pother words, you have the word of an Obamaite. No other proof. Just the claim of a leftist looking to get into the news.

Say it again...

"Full disclosure here: we don't have Weisiger's side of the story. We don't know if he pointed at the bumper sticker, we don't know if he is anti-Obama at all. "

Go on... say it.

Danielk said...

Gee Warner, I DID say it. I said it first.

Publius said...

Oh, you said it... but you said it just like the guy that says "I don't mean any offense, but..." just before he causes offense. You said it even though you ignored it to go on with your unsupported point anyway.

Danielk said...

I'm sorry I caused offense. At least I didn't slash your propane lines.

Publius said...

Not yet! LOL