Sunday, August 16, 2009

He Was Asking for It

That's essentially Amy Geiger-Hemmer's argument celebrating -- yes, celebrating -- the beating of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett today. The post is a truly offensive, odious pile of shit in every respect. AGH's "point" is that since Barrett doesn't believe in concealed carry he deserved to get beaten up by lead pipe-wielding street punk.

Bravo, AGH -- you're a real class act...

As if that weren't enough, the author offers what appears to be condolences before -- I shit you not -- taking them back!
All this aside, I hope that the mayor recovers. No honest citizen who tries to aid another should have to suffer a beating like Mr. Barrett endured. And I do think that Tom Barrett is basically a pretty nice, decent guy. Something like this should never have happened to him. Maybe this incident will make him do some soul-searching and wish he had been carrying a gun.... (Remember the old saying: "A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged?" ) Gosh, what am I saying?!?....How foolish of me! Barrett is a true-blue liberal down to the core. He'd never acknowlege that having a gun may have served to protect him, his family and the victim being beaten. He won't admit that a speedy dial finger isn't quite the same as being armed. Barrett could have ended the incident with one quick flash of a weapon...too bad he didn't have one!

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This is beyond the pale, even for a two-bit hack like AGH, a shrill harpy whose long-winded posts are usually little more that a recitation of the latest talk radio talking points with just enough local flavor to poison the neighborhood well of civic conversation. What she's apparently oblivious to is the fact that she's justifying a violent act on someone solely because the person holds a belief contrary to her own, which is the very thing democracy and open public discussion are designed to prevent. AGH clearly has no business being taken seriously in the court of public opinion. In fact, she deserves to be admonished.

AGH keeps a blog at Living Lake County, one of the Journal-Sentinel's collar county web-site spin-offs. If you have a minute, contact the editor and demand an apology from the Journal-Sentinel, Living Lake County and the author. Odious puss like this sorry excuse for commentary would never have seen the light of day had it come from a "professional" columnist and any publication that purports to "serve" its community has an obligation to keep senseless garbage like the kind bile AGH is spewing where it belongs: on shitty group blogs like The Right View Wisconsin.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Calling her column an odius pile of shit is an affront to piles of shit everywhere, which, after all, serve some useful purpose, as any
cultivator of the soil will tell you.

As spokesperson for the coalition against hindrance of odius piles of shit (CHOPS)I must demand that you cease and desist from future comparisons between any words eminating from the mouth, pen, or blog of Ms. Hemmer and our much more worthwhile shit and shit byproducts.

random n00b said...

This is beyond the pale, even for a two-bit hack like AGH, a shrill harpy whose long-winded posts are usually little more that a recitation of the latest talk radio talking points with just enough local flavor to poison the neighborhood well of civic conversation.

I don't even know this lady at all but I've noticed an increased level of poetry and symphonic verbiage in yer posts lately. Whatever yer smokin' keep it up.