“It's a very political neighborhood.”— A neighbor of Holly Solomon, a 28-year-old Arizona woman who allegedly rammed her husband with her SUV because she was upset he had not voted in the presidential election. Solomon was furious about President Obama's re-election, according to local police. She faces aggravated-assault and reckless-driving charges; her husband sustained a fractured pelvis
The incessant misleading political ads lobotomized a certain number of the most vulnerable citizens.
As with Texas I believe Arizona is thought to be heading for a purple hue. That poor girl better fill up the gas tank and harden the bumper because she's going to have a dizzying array of targets.
Why did his vote matter at all. The state went Republican. So whether he voted Republican, Democrartic, Green, or whatever doesn't affect the Electorial College, just the overall count and subtracting 1 from 3.5 million is still 3.5 million.
@ARTRaveler Irrelevant. Republicans are crazy - deeeep down crazy. They don't need reason; it just gets in the way. The little angels on her shoulder said, "Run him down! Run him down hard!" and she did. The sad part is that there are other whackos - Republicans - who think, "More power to her! I'd have done the same thing!"
Can't Gaea do something in the way of plate tectonics about this?
C'mon now, let's rift that puppy off!
@Curious_Quiche Don't feel too bad. The fact that they succumbed to Republicanism indicates that they were not of sound mind, anyway.
“It's a very political neighborhood.”
Why is it that rightwingers don't mind taking away other peoples freedoms in order to safeguard theirs?
Because theirs are the important freedoms. Besides, this way everyone else has the freedom to do it their way.
Mr. Solomon, regrettably, received the message about politics in the neighborhood too late. Now he knows.
Sure, Arizona is wacko. But my state defers to no one when it comes to crazy: Petitioners renew talk of Texas succession
@Sue_N I'm from New York; can I sign your petition, too?
Petition also from the city of Austin to succeed from the state of Texas and remain a part of the United States. Also several petitions to have those who sign the petitions to be stripped of their citizenship and exiled to any other country. Sort of a variation of "Leave it or love it".
Texas is always doing that.
They spend half their time seceding, and the other half telling us how superior they are.
[note to regular Texans - not talking about you]
I first heard of this wing nut issue yesterday, and there are petitions from several states, apparently. Perry wasn't part of it and backed off when asked about it. Not that I am a fan, but for once saying nothing is as becoming as he could possibly be.
Holly dear, you're an idiot. Don't be surprised if your sweetie pie superglues your nipples together.
formerlyjames, my wife is far more conservative than I am (she's a liberal), but I can't even imagine us having an argument about an election let alone resorting to physical violence. We're both too easy-going and are far more likely to argue about which movie to watch or where to eat out at. She divorced a minister and married me (an atheist). She still believes but says I'm a more moral person than her last husband. I think that alone proves that she's open minded. Of course it helps that we've known each other since high school. Back then history books were just pamphlets because there just wasn't that much of it. ; )
@sacredh I second doddeb: I remember sacred from day 1, with KT and the other originals - I don't even remember what handle I had back then - Mr. Nice Guy? - and sacred's were THE funniest posts I ever read. Do stick around and grace us with your wit and humor.
We know all about it my man, kiss your wife for me, and welcome back. Or maybe I have been absent. Whatever.
After that, sweetheart, it will be your lips, and I don't mean those on your mouth.
Anyone else get the feeling there just might be more going on here than a disagreement about politics?
This is the mentality of your average right-wing Republican that has been conditioned to think Obama is the anti-Christ. Take a good look Fox and the rest of the conservative media - these are the people you're breeding.
@DonQuixotic I love this one. I'm wondering if the husband has a legal claim against Fox and the rest for inciting the assult.
> There's something in the water in AZ, i swear
Call it the Red State Rage. Mississippi too:
"Students from the University of Mississippi took to the streets late Tuesday night to protest President Barack Obama's reelection, blocking streets and burning Obama campaign signs until police broke up the mini-riot.
Shortly after midnight, angry students gathered outside the campus for a protest, which reportedly turned violent, with students throwing rocks, using racial slurs, and burning Obama's campaign signs, according to the Clarion Ledger.
Police were able to quickly break up the disturbance.
Ironically, prior to Tuesday night, conservative bloggers had warned of plots by black youth to riot if Obama lost the election, a charge that police dismissed."
@grape_crush I think it would be ironic that many whites consider themselves "superior" to other ethnicities, but for the fact that it's wrong, and sometimes dangerous.
Still not over that James Meredith unpleasantness in 1962?
@grape_crush I saw news about the riots Wednesday and couldn't help thinking about all the winger warnings about teh black folks rioting if Obama lost. But they never talks seem to warn about the white folks. I wonder why that is?
I know!! I read that too .. And Mississippi doesn't exactly have a sterling reputation when it comes to acceptance of change, or equality either.
Southern strategy at work.
@outsider2011 Big focus on immigration is polarizing that state. Best thing that could happen for the Dems in AZ in immigration reform in the next 4 years. Could really flip the state if it offered real solutions to their perceived problems.
I would imagine so if they keep voting for McCain.