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August 21, 2014

Overconfidence

Perhaps there are times when a man's reach should *not* exceed his grasp:

Jesse Jackson boo'd for soliciting donations for his church from Ferguson protesters.

More of the same here:

The last time America’s race-baiters and their helpful idiots worked themselves into a frenzy over someone shooting a violent criminal in self-defense, Spike Lee gave out the home address of an elderly couple who had nothing to do with it. If you think he’s learned anything from that experience, you don’t know much about Spike Lee.
“When people get to a point, [unintelligible] that tipping point, they can’t take it anymore. And I’m not saying that people should burn down stuff, riot, and loot. And I don’t even want to use the word ‘riot.’ I’m gonna use the word ‘uprising.’ But this is not the first time we’ve seen this. And I just hope that things will really blow up if the people aren’t happy with the verdict of this upcoming trial.”

He’s not saying people should riot. Because they’re not really rioting. Besides, they’re really angry, which is how we decide these things in America.

One of the reassuring constants in life is that men like Jackson and Lee can be relied upon to show their true colors every now and then.

Huckstahs just gotta huck :p

Posted by Cassandra at August 21, 2014 08:17 AM

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No, I get it, no rioting, just blowing things up.

Posted by: Texan99 at August 21, 2014 02:31 PM

I get it, no rioting, just blowing things up.

In a peaceful, nonviolent, Martin Luther King kinda way, yanno...

Posted by: Cassandra at August 21, 2014 03:06 PM

On an unrelated subject, because elephants: Elephant coffee is world's #1.

Posted by: Grim at August 21, 2014 11:02 PM

"Mostly peaceful."

Posted by: Texan99 at August 22, 2014 11:19 AM

Yeah, right.
Sooo, if you're unhappy w the status quo, or some current event, the best and most helpful course of action is to encourage and/or participate in violent civic unrest that will demonstrably (Detroit, Cleveland, Watts, etc) worsen or destroy the long term prospects of your very own community?

Sounds a *lot* like the definition of insanity.

Posted by: CAPT Mike at August 23, 2014 11:22 PM

"And I just hope that things will really blow up if the people aren’t happy with the verdict of this upcoming trial."

So if justice is done but the people aren't happy about that - as assuredly they will not if justice turns out to = the officer is found "not guilty", then they should go ahead and blow up anyway?

Posted by: RonF at August 24, 2014 09:57 AM

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