Posts Tagged ‘hitler’

One thing about my political posts you might notice is that they might seem very blunt and almost confrontational. This is not a mistake on my part. When it comes to politics, given the choice between the rapier or the sledgehammer, I reach for the blunt object.

This is how I filibuster.

My reasoning for this really came about during the initial healthcare debates. When I saw so many of my fellow Americans yelling, screaming, enraged and in an uproar, my first reaction was “All right! Finally some outrage at the injustice of the healthcare system.” But no, these Americans were rallying AGAINST reform. Not only that, but these same Americans were also convinced, irrevocably, that our president is the most vile Nazi, Socialist, Muslim, Communist, Black Supremacist, Baby Eater on the planet.

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Tea parties: enough is enough.

Tea parties piss me off. They call themselves a completely partisan organization, a grassroots organization of Libertarians and other like minded Fiscal Conservatives. Tea parties are opposed to any wasteful government spending and growth of the Federal Government. Appealing back the vaunted Boston Tea Party of December 16th 1773, these “patriots” claim to be echoing the voices of our Founding Fathers, especially when it comes to limited government. Sounds noble and patriotic, right? (more…)

Asswipes protesting on Waverly Avenue in Syracuse

The scenery on my way down to Marshall Street...beautiful isn't it. Also, for clarity's sake, most of these people are witnesses, not protestors.

If you look closely at the sign, it says “Islam is an Evil, Oppressive, Violent, Murderous Religion” and I can’t even begin to say how incredibly inaccurate this statement is. If you have any semblance of a brain and aren’t deluded by those hatemongers akin to Glenn Beck, you’ll already know. If you don’t, I have no way of convincing you because you clearly belong to a faction of American society that follows ignorant statements spewed by TV pundits pandering to the lowest common public fear for ratings. Coincidentally, this is exactly what Hitler did to get elected in Germany and then carry out the Holocaust.

On a side note, the gentleman in the black coat with his back turned to the camera followed me after I took this picture with my cellphone. He seems to believe that he can sue me if I post this on the Internet. He clearly doesn’t know his media law (thank you Professor Gutterman). He was in a public place, the sidewalk on the corner of University and Waverly Avenue in Syracuse. This locale is just outside the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, ripe full of budding journalists. Smart location if you want to keep your ignorant, protesting identity a secret.

Second side note, the guy holding the sign is changing it up. Last week his sign featured an aborted fetus. Someone needs a day job.

–Kate Holloway, Editor-at-Large

Update 3:10 PM – I forgot to mention that the man with the hateful sign was also holding another sign about Jesus and love and spewing out messages to the effect that Islam was spread on the hilt of a sword (I can’t remember the exact quote, so I won’t try to put it). I know we’re the ironic generation, but Crusades and American colonization anyone?