The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Good

Daniel Hernandez is twenty years old, and a junior at the University of Arizona. He's also an intern with Representative Gabrielle Giffords' office. And on his fifth day of work, he saved the Congresswoman's life by administering first aid.

In the wake of this horrific event, it's worth noting that it was a young person, a young person who evidently has some commitment to our nation's governance, who emerged as the hero of the day. Congresswoman Giffords may not fully recover from this, but thanks to Mr. Hernandez, she has a chance to live a full life.

The Bad

The Tea Party Express, Sarah Palin's retarded Butt-Monkey, is using the Giffords assassination attempt as an opportunity to...raise money. No, I'm not making that up. Follow the link. Classy, TPE. Real classy. And you wonder why serious minded people won't take you seriously.

The Ugly

Speaking of classy behavior in the public sphere, that freeze dried piece of spooge Fred Phelps and his bitter band of hate-mongers have decided that god sent Laughlin to kill those people in Tucson. And OF COURSE they intend to picket the funerals of the dead, including that of the nine year old girl.

I sincerely hope the people of Tucson do what needs to be done to protect their city from these horrifying human beings (and I use the term loosely). I think they should take a cue from the good people of Weston, MO, who mobilized their community to exclude WBC from the funeral of Sergeant First Class C.J. Sadellf.

Get thee behind me, Phelps. And stay there.

7 comments:

neurondoc said...

Looks like the residents of Tucson will handle the crazy Phelpsians adequately. I wish with all my heart that the Westboro Church would reap what they sow. If Jim ever becomes Emperor of the Univesre, I will plead with him to do something to the Phelpsians. Something deserving.

Janiece said...

Thanks for the link, Doc. I like their plan, as it's respectful and appropriate for the funeral of a Christian child.

And yeah...the mines of Pluto are too good for these people.

vince said...

The Phelps clan is to Christianity what the Tea Party Express is to rational discourse.

And speaking of the Tea Party Express, maybe they can go commiserate with the majority of the Muslims.

Not that they will. Because, well, stupidity.

Vagabond said...

" . . . freeze dried piece of spooge . . ."

Not many things about Phred bring a smile to my face. That did. I will attempt to work that description in to my conversations more often!

Janiece said...

Vagabond, you're welcome. I saw his photo yesterday, and I thought that description appropriate.

Nathan said...

Actually, I see WBC as one ray of sunshine in all of this. They give us one thing that most everybody can agree on!

Anne C. said...

Re: TPE
Notice how talking about toning down inflammatory rhetoric = being silenced by the Tea Party? They are so narrow-minded, they can't even conceive of speaking any other way. Sad. Because people might actually like to discuss the (meager) principles on which the party is based.

I guess my wish for a multi-party system predicated intelligent and thoughtful parties. Silly me. [eyeroll]