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Response to dembotoz (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 02:00 PM

21. Good point. Understandable. But this was a pretty evident lesser threat.

At most this guy would probably only pose a danger to anyone by falling on them or breathed on them hard. Looks like he probably couldn't stay standing up by himself. Ordinarily you're cuffed too, but they evidently determined he was unarmed and not a serious threat. And they got a free concert in the process.

I loved this! PROBABLY because I've just been SO very angry for several months now, because of the various elements of the war on women. Also, the rise and the clout of the fucking teabaggers that's metastasized like some horrible cancer and has led to this active and virulent erosion of civil rights and voting rights and privacy rights and workers rights EVERYWHERE seems to have come to a really disgraceful head and gnaws at me more than ever. I've been more upset and angry and frankly terrified than I've ever been - by how the political landscape has devolved and the increasingly divisive and tyrannical timbre of the public discourse now. I wrote a column about that a few years ago, back when I was doing that full-time. I called it "The Meaning of America" - and its premise was the we're just turning noticeably mean in this country. We've become a lot meaner (and certainly not leaner), mean-spirited, angry, hostile, bitter, divisive, verbally toxic and destructive. It's really awful! I'm gonna be 59 in a few weeks, and I can NEVER remember people being this mean and cruel and nasty!

Shit. So some dumb silly thing like this is perfect to change the subject for a few moments. They don't call it comic relief for nothing.

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dembotoz Mar 2012 #17
LineLineNew Reply Good point. Understandable. But this was a pretty evident lesser threat.
calimary Mar 2012 #21
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