On another site I was reading a blogger’s take on the Lebron James decision. The blogger in question felt that too much time was spent by the media on that event and no time was spent on the Justice Department’s decision not to prosecute some New Black Panthers who bullied voters into electing President Obama. He felt that the President should be investigated for pressuring the Justice Dept. into dropping those charges.
In the comments of that post someone questioned the blogger about the New Black Panthers. I believe his exact words were “What New Black Panthers, and what do they have to do with Lebron James?”. Pretty valid question, I thought, however the commenter found himself under attack by other commenters. Among the insults slung his way were “brain fried alcoholic” and “slack jawed imbecile”. Of course, there was no mention of who the New Black Panthers were or what they had to do with Lebron James.
Since I’m not someone who watches Fox News, (you HAD to see that one coming) I hadn’t heard about that situation myself. So, I took myself off to other parts of the information highway to inform myself. I found out that there was an incident at a Democratic Precinct in Philadelphia, PA where a voter was harassed by 3 men claiming to be New Black Panthers. The incident was investigated by the Bush Justice Department and found not to meet the criteria of a criminal action. So it was dropped, by the Bush Justice Department, weeks prior to President Obama’s Inauguration and the placement of his supporters in key positions within the Justice Department. Funny, when I pasted the entirety of the information into my comment, no one saw fit to say any words to me other than these, “F*** You!”. Teabaggery at it’s finest. I am NOT impressed!
I’ve always thought of myself as being a conservative with a list to the left on some issues and a tilt to the right on others. Since the advent of the Tea Party, I find myself wondering if it’s time for me to don a tinfoil hat, take up my wooden sword and attempt to slay the Conservative Dragon as personified by Rash Limpball…errrr….excuse me…I mean Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck. He seems to feel he’s some sort of second coming of Christ or something. Personally, I prefer the “or something” in reference to them, but I might possibly qualify as a slack jawed imbecile or at the very least a moron in the eyes of the Tea Party.
Oddly, one of my Grandmother’s had a brother who was a paranoid schizophrenic. He would spend time periodically in a local mental hospital. His biggest fear was that his neighbor had some sort of radio in his attic that could alter the brain waves of the person it was trained on and make that person a zombie. No amount of rationalizing with him, no amount of logical facts, could convince him otherwise when he was off his medication. He was off his medication a lot because he believed he was right.
Since having had my first experience with the Tea Party I’m beginning to wonder if maybe Uncle George was on to something. How else can you explain it? Give any member of the Tea Party any facts that refute their belief and all you get is an F*** You? They’re an army of Rupert Murdoch created zombies out to get brains because they obviously have none of their own. Can’t have mine, I’m keeping it because it works.