Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Hope And Change-The Beating Edition

UPDATE: As I was suspecting, according to KDKA television, the beating was a hoax. It appears that Ashley Tood self inflicted the wounds and carved the "B" on her own face. Of course, our friendly lefty who likes to stroll over here, Mr. Snarkle, actually believes that this means the election is over. Really?! Not a chance. The DDBMSOWM can not even nail Gov. Palin on the clothes issue. What is troubling is that obviously, Miss Todd has problems beyond a presidential election campaign and I hope that she gets mental help.

It appears that even robbers are making their political views known and in no uncertain way.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, as well as other local Pittsburgh media, 20 year-old Ashley Todd of College Station, Texas was getting cash around 9pm yesterday evening when a man accosted her and robbed her.
But, it does not end there.
When the thug saw Miss Todd's car, and the McCain/Palin bumper sticker, the thug made his feelings known:

Now, let me be fair and write this. It is possible that the beating and the thug carving a "B" on Miss Todd's face could be a hoax. One reason is the way that the photo shows the "B" seemingly backwards. But, Ace shows that if the photo is put upside down, it is possible that the thug had her in a position that the "B" was carved in such a way that it was not self-inflicted.

Now, as I write this, there are doubts to Miss Todd's story.
As I write, we have to be skeptical about these stories because there are always people looking for their 15 minutes of fame.
But, I want to relate some reality.
Tonight I was phone banking here at the local Republican headquarters. And while doing so, a call came in that a slew of McCain/Palin signs were stolen and or destroyed. And worse, it was not far from the rightviewfromtheleftcoast manor!
And, it is not like it will be close here in Pasadena, California. It is pretty safe to write that Sen. Obama will win this burg with ease.
So, why do the Obama supporters have this need to steal signs and the like?
My thought is that they can not handle the fact that there are some people that actually believe that The One, in this case, is not the right one to lead this nation at this time. And it is sincerely on that basis, based on what many of us have come to know about him that we oppose him, not race, class or anything of that nature.
The left has been afraid of debate. So their solution, which was all but encouraged by Team Obama, is intimidation. Pure and simple.
So, it is why many believe this story of Miss Todd on face value. I am skeptical.
But, sign stealing is a real problem.
BTW, the phone banking was rather positive. More contacts said that they were voting for McCain/Palin.
Hope and change, baby! Hope and Change!


The Unseen One said...

Living in Pittsburgh myself, I find this quit possible considering the kind of reactions I've received with my McCain / Palin bumper sticker.

And of course the left is screaming "Hoax".

Rightwingsnarkle said...

I heard that she's changed her story, and now says she was accosted by an angry Red Sox fan after the Rays took Game 7.

I'm skeptical. Any self-respecting Sox fan would make the effort. The font on that 'B' just doesn't look right.

Sign-stealing and related election season vandalism can be a problem, though mostly of the juvenile nature (either in age or mentality).

But I gotta tell ya, it's kind of comical to watch wingnuts getting their panties in a bunch over fears of violence whether or not Obama wins.

Why not just say you're afraid of brown people?

I'm now waiting for you to post on the real reason for Obama's Hawai'i trip...

Rightwingsnarkle said...

Police sources tell KDKA that a campaign worker has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter "B" in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker [...]

Investigators did say that they received photos from the ATM machine and "the photographs were verified as not being the victim making the transaction."

This afternoon, a Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Todd confessed to making up the story.

The commander added that Todd will face charges; but police have not commented on what those charges will be.

As some executive wingnut at Fox news put it:

"If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting."

Game. Set. Match.

Rightwingsnarkle said...

The Fox "news" executive wingnut I quoted is as detestable as every other wingnut who jumped right in and joined the lynch mob on this story.

He's the one who said Mad Jack is toast if this proved to be a hoax. I was just agreeing with him.

A blackity-black black man assaulting a white woman? Initially for money, but ultimately because she had a Mad Jack bumper sticker?

The buttons that this image intentionally pushed, and that you, in your small but intentional way helped to propagate, were designed for one purpose only - namely, to assemble a mob, chase a black guy into the woods, strip off his clothes, cut off his nuts, hang him, burn his body, and take photographs of the whole thing.

The ultimte object of your chase i the man most likely to be our next president.

And you have the nerve to call "the left" unhinged?

Time to study your scripture again, my friend.

What would Jesus have you do?

Rightwingsnarkle said...

D'oh! I forgot the point of my comment, which is - game over because the vast majority of thinking people in this country can see right through this stuff, it will no longer be tolerated, or accepted as mainstream.

Time to decide if you want to keep hanging on the fringe, my friend, in the company of loathsome people and despicable ideas.

Personally, I believe that there's hope for you.

But I've also been told that I'm a sucker.

Righty64 said...

Mr. Snarkle, if you read the post, you would note that I had and have a skeptical point of view on the "event" and did not like some conservative bloggers buying into it hook, line and sinker. Obviously, this gal has serious problems beyond politics. What they are, we do not know. Read again. I wrote with caution and tried to produce eveidence to let people decide if it was true or not. The sad fact is that there are some very fringe people making this election a mockery. And, FTR, I am not into the birth-certificate "controversy". I believe that Sen. Messiah Barack WAS born in the United States. There are real issues that I am at odds with The One about.

Rightwingsnarkle said...

I wrote with caution and tried to produce eveidence (sic) to let people decide if it was true or not.

Nope, sorry. I'm not letting you off the hook, because your "excuse" is just a sleazy way to dodge accountability.

Like I said, you're furthering the main objective of the story (gathering a lynch mob) by providing two copies of the picture, one of which is Ace's lame attempt to explain how the "carving" could have resulted in a backwards 'B.'

In that context, you then draw parallels to some allegations about vandalism, pointing out - gasp - that the danger is right outside your own door!

Nope, sorry. I'm not letting you off the hook.

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