Saturday, November 15, 2008

Threats


This is an AP article so you have to flip a coin to see if any of it is true:

WASHINGTON – Threats against a new president historically spike right after an election, but from Maine to Idaho law enforcement officials are seeing more against Barack Obama than ever before.

Well, if it is true, then the next question is: what are you calling a threat? Seeing as how, in some parts of the country, wearing a Sarah Palin button is called racist. Are American flag pins considered a threat? What about Support the Troops bumper-stickers? Does the Secret Service go into throw-down mode if some kid comments on the airy-one's ears?

Seriously, I'm sure there are real threats, there always are. And I hope that every one of them is quashed. This is America and we pick leaders at the ballot box, thank you very much. I even hope our side refrains form assassination fantasizing, à la HuffPo and Kos.

Speaking of which, did you see the picture of the kid they arrested:


My question is this: short of putting on lipstick, is there any way a twenty-something kid, in a tank top, hefting a huge rifle, with a swastika tattoo, is there any way he could look more feminine?

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