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Sunday, August 29, 2004

WMDs for the Republican Convention

Sometimes you have to wonder about the paranoid right-wing and their thinking processes and how much their theories are affected their crainial fecal matter.

Which bring us to this gem of hysteria by Bernadette Malone:
NYC errs in playing nice with protesters
NEXT WEEK, people who hate Republicans plan to release swarms of mice in New York City to terrorize delegates to the National Republican Convention.

Republican-haters plan on dressing up as RNC volunteers, and giving false directions to little blue hair ladies from Kansas, sending them into the sectors of New York City that are unfit for human habitation.

They plan on throwing pies and Lord knows what else at Republican visitors to the city. Prostitutes with AIDS plan to seduce Republican visitors, and discourage the use of condoms, according to liberal journalist Ted Rall.

She is referring to what Ted Rall wrote in NYC to GOP: Drop Dead
Rejecting ex-mayor Ed Koch's call to "make nice" with the party that used the deaths of 2,801 New Yorkers--most of them Democrats--for everything from tax cuts for the rich to building concentration camps at Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib to invading Iraq to enrich Dick Cheney and his fellow Halliburton execs, some groups are encouraging liberal-minded New Yorkers to volunteer for the city's squad of official greeters. Creatively altered maps of streets and subways will be handed out to button-clad stupid white men. Other saboteurs wearing fake RNC T-shirts will direct them to parts of town where Bush's policies have hit hardest. Rumor has it that prostitutes suffering from sexually transmitted diseases will discourage the use of condoms with Republican customers.

So that's where she gets the concept of Whores of Massive Disease (maybe Mr. Sun should have warned us about that). Yet the idea of the of Weapons of Mice Dispersion is her own pied pipe-dream. But wait she goes on to push the Protestor=Terrorist meme.

New York City is a place renowned for coddling no one —tourists, babies, old people. And yet, its new mayor, a Boston transplant, plans to coddle these junior terrorists.


Mayor Bloomberg overlooks this basic truth: The kind of protestor who is going to report to headquarters to pick up a button, and who is dorky enough to wear such a button, is not vicious enough to release rodents or toss urine on well-groomed Republican men and women in golf shirts and khaki pants.

Bloomberg mistakenly thinks he can engage the protestor-terrorists in rational discourse, encouraging them to speak their mind in an orderly way, and rewarding them if they do.


New Yorkers understand — and respect — one thing: strength. That’s why Rudy Giuliani, a New York City native, did so well as mayor. He flexed his muscles early, arrested petty criminals, and turned a deaf ear to cries that he was violating the civil rights of squeegee men and other vagrants who terrorized residents and tourists. He didn’t try to make nice with them. Did he go to excess? Probably. But because of his successes, New York City is at least a destination worth considering again — for Republican delegates, families and protestors who prefer not to get mugged while on the job.

I thought the rigth-wing message was, "The only thing Arabic people understood is strength." Now it's New Yorkers. Or is it squeegee men and other vagrants? Could it be the only thing right-wingers understand is strength? Or maybe that's their only insensitive solution...

She finishes with this statement:

Bloomberg is calling for a sensitive war on protestor-terrorists, the way John Kerry is naively calling for a more sensitive war on international terrorists. Instead of manufacturing smiley-face buttons to pin on potentially unruly protestors, Bloomberg should be manufacturing plastic handcuffs.

Bernadette Malone is confused about the proud history of American dissent. She seems confused about many things. So, being in a charitable mood, I offer her this refresher course on the Difference Between Shit and Shinola...

(Via Corrente)