I try – oh, Lord, I try – to be civil. To exercise the better me. To disagree without being disagreeable. I try to let the better me shine through as much as I can. I truly do.
But when the subject is The Minnesota
Tragedy of Spyrchaetal Paresis “Progressive” Project, it’s truly difficult. Because the M ToSPPP writers whose entire oeuvre isn’t dim-witted lying or disingeuous babble…
…are just so very, very, very, very dumb. A writer called “Mark My Words” wrote this piece, about a bit of anti-gay graffiti in Washington County:
Imagine getting up in the morning, grabbing your coffee thermos and heading for the garage ready for work. You hit the door-opener, and you back your sedan out and mindlessly hit the clicker to close the garage-door. And while you’re in reverse, aiming your trunk-lid into traffic on your country-lane, you realize that this has been spray-painted in giant-sized green letter across 13 feet on the front of your house:
HIV AIDS gay help
Welcome to Ross Sveback’s world.
I’d say “read the whole thing”, but I’m not sure if your next of kin might not sue me for endangering your sanity.
No, it’s not the piece itself, which is a fairly rote recitation of the facts of a case the WashCo Sheriff is looking into.
No. It’s the title. “Homophobic Vandalism hits in Bachmann Country“.
Not one word connecting the vandalism (which, incidentally, I condemn) to Minnesota’s most conservative representative.
Not one bit of evidence that indicates the graffiti was politically-related at all.
Bachmann’s opponents are to derangement what Nicole Ritchie is to “vacuous”.
UPDATE: I’m going to recap what commenter Thorley Winston said; the correct response to this crime is to condemn the act of vandalism without qualification. And I do. I hope they catch the little twerp – and I’d suspect Rep. Bachmann does, too.
Just a hunch, but I’m comfortable with it.