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On June 25th we posted about a Newsweek profile of Personhood USA’s Keith and Jennifer Mason. They’re a married couple who happen to be leaders of the “personhood” movement to define human embryos as legal people, which would effectively outlaw abortion. As it turns out, their house was vandalized two nights later by an individual (or individuals) armed with red spraypaint. The couple woke up to red coat hangers and the words “FUCK YOU” painted on their house’s outside wall. The vandals also shattered the glass of his front door.
Here’s Keith Mason: “I heard a loud noise and thought one of our kids had fallen down the stairs. I ran through a bunch of glass and I saw red—it was surreal; I didn’t know if it was blood on the glass or what. It turned out to be spray paint. There was red paint all over the side of our house. They spray-painted coat hangers all over my sidewalk and door. We called 911. The police were there within three minutes.”
He also said that his three kids were “pretty traumatized,” and that his son started crying when a vacuum-cleaner salesman knocked on the door in the days after the attack.
Conservatives don’t do this sort of thing. We don’t retaliate violently against those who disagree with us. We’re not bullies, we don’t throw fits, we don’t throw tantrums, we don’t throw rocks through windows, we don’t roll dumpsters through storefronts. When we gather, riot police never need to be called to the scene. When we disperse, we leave the area cleaner than when we arrived. We respect public property and we respect private property. We are what is right with America.
Those abortion doctors all died of natural causes, right?
You can do this sort of thing with any group that has radical elements, dude. Please be quiet.
This fucking awful married couple deserved it. I hope the red paint never comes off.
Yeahhh uuhhhh when a people are saying that a woman’s life is worth less than a clump of cells, that a woman’s worth is that of an incubator? They can’t realllly be super surprised when people act like misogyny and violence cloaked in civility are (gaaasp) just as bad as uncloaked misogyny and violence! When your actions, if successful, will leave millions of women dead? Yeah, I’m not saying I personally would vandalize your house, but I’m having a realllll hard time dredging up sympathy.
I don’t stand for violence — I do stand for people getting a taste of their own medicine. You can’t agitate against abortion, mark women and doctors as “baby-killers,” and expect to skate through life unscathed, because there are those who will think nothing of making you eat your words. Incivility and ignorance breed this kind of thing, so there’s something to be said for them being hoist upon their own petard.
As much as I absolutely hate the “victims” of this vandalism, I do not agree with the act of destroying their property.
But let’s get a little perspective here.
- 8 murders
- 17 attempted murders
- 41 bombings
- 175 arsons
- 96 attempted bombings/arsons
- 390 invasions
- 1400 cases of vandalism
- 1993 cases of trespassing
- 100 acid attacks
- 659 anthrax threats
- 179 instances of assault and battery
- 406 death threats
- 4 instances of kidnapping
- 151 instances of burglary
- 525 cases of stalking
- 13,995 cases of hate mail/harassing phone calls
- 339 instances of email/internet harassment
- 148 instances of a hoax device or suspicious package
- 642 bomb threats
- 141,837 cases of disruptive picketing.
The grand total? 6143 acts of violence committed by self-described “pro-lifers” and 156,961 cases of severe disruption by anti-abortion activists. And that doesn’t count the multiple bombings, arsons, and burglaries that “pro-lifers” have committed in the last three years.
Call me when your side has taken that much damage.
You know what? Those fuckers deserved it.
LOL at “conservatives never do this”. Um, does the name Dr. George Tiller mean anything to you?
Two wrongs don’t make a right though, and I’m glad no one was hurt. I feel bad for the kids in the house.
“Conservatives never do this”. LOLKAY, go read Susan Wicklund’s book This Common Secret and tell me that the people standing outside of her house, threatening her children at school, the people trying to bomb where she works, they weren’t part of the anti-choice movement.
What happened to this family’s house? Happened to hers, only she was profiled online as “a baby killer”. Violence is bullshit on either side, but the small petty part of me is thrilled to see that the other side likes these tactics against them as much as the pro-choice side likes it when clinics are bombed and women trying to get birth control are threatened.
John Powers on The Newsroom:”The show’s so riddled with disapproval toward those who watch Fox News, read the tabloids or enjoy reality TV that it feeds the cliche of liberals as smug elitists who reflexively look down on anyone who doesn’t agree.”
To which I say, ‘So what?’ If conservatives can somehow make idiocy popular, maybe progressives should try to make intelligence superior. You know, like leaders and people with spines might.
Another classy Wall Street protester
Yes, that is the American flag under him and those assholes are laughing.
I know that you are all about slanting the news and making up stories to suit your cause, but please try a little harder. I had my doubts immediately about this being a legit photograph of an Occupy Wall Street protester, mostly because there was no link provided. So what did I do? I took to Google, a lying conservative’s worst nightmare. I typed in “Defecating American Flag” and looky what I found? A 4 year old picture from an anti-war protest in 2007.
So let it be known to all that this is NOT an Occupy Wall Street protester, and worst of all, let it be known that talkstraight, the original poster of the above image is infinitely more lazy than any of the “lazy, dirty hippies” that conservatives are currently attempting to devalue and slander.
Please feel free to reblog and expose these liars for what they are. And to show them that no amount of false information and hate mongering are going to blind the American people from what is really going on. Though they are certainly going to try.
Another Classy Conservative!
Yes, that is another conservative douche spreading mis-information with nary a fact check. And most of his commenters are too dumb to corroborate!
Don’t mind me. Just piling on here.