“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
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CerebralSmartie
CerebralSmartie

The incessant misleading political ads lobotomized a certain number of the most vulnerable citizens.

cent-fan
cent-fan

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. 

jsfox
jsfox

You just cannot spell CRAZY without AZ.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

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.

fitty_three
fitty_three

Can't Gaea do something in the way of plate tectonics about this?

C'mon now, let's rift that puppy off!

Curious_Quiche
Curious_Quiche

It's sad to see these lovely young ladies besmirched by something as ugly as Republicanism.

formerlyjames
formerlyjames

Being a Republican household, insanity also runs rampant. 

MrObvious
MrObvious

 “It's a very political neighborhood.”

Why is it that rightwingers don't mind taking away other peoples freedoms in order to safeguard theirs?

formerlyjames
formerlyjames

Mr. Solomon, regrettably, received the message about politics in the neighborhood too late.  Now he knows.

notsacredh
notsacredh

Holly dear, you're an idiot. Don't be surprised if your sweetie pie superglues your nipples together.

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Paul,nnto
Paul,nnto

Anyone else get the feeling there just might be more going on here than a disagreement about politics?

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

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.

grape_crush
grape_crush

 > 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."

AlistairCookie
AlistairCookie

AZ isn't alone in the crazy.  I was surprised this wasn't in FL when I first glanced at it. 

outsider
outsider

There is something in the water in AZ, i swear

evil.aaronm
evil.aaronm

@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!"

evil.aaronm
evil.aaronm

@Curious_Quiche Don't feel too bad.  The fact that they succumbed to Republicanism indicates that they were not of sound mind, anyway.

Ohiolib
Ohiolib

@MrObvious 

Because theirs are the important freedoms. Besides, this way everyone else has the freedom to do it their way. 

doddeb
doddeb

@formerlyjames : bet he 'll vote next time, now that he knows his life, literally, depends on it.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

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".

fitty_three
fitty_three

@Sue_N  

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]

formerlyjames
formerlyjames

@Sue_N 

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.

notsacredh
notsacredh

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. ; )

formerlyjames
formerlyjames

@sacredh 

After that,  sweetheart, it will be your lips, and I don't mean those on your mouth.

evil.aaronm
evil.aaronm

@Paul,nnto Well, the woman openly admits to being Republican, so there's a strong possibility that she's mentally unbalanced to begin with.

formerlyjames
formerlyjames

@Paul,nnto 

With most Republicans, it's all about politics, followed by sex, lies, videotape, and finances.

Fla4Me
Fla4Me

@DonQuixotic I love this one.  I'm wondering if the husband has a legal claim against Fox and the rest for inciting the assult. 

evil.aaronm
evil.aaronm

@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.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@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?

outsider
outsider

@grape_crush 

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. 

gumOnShoe
gumOnShoe

@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.

Reality-Based
Reality-Based

Maybe it's that there's not enough of it. Dehydration leads to dementia.

evil.aaronm
evil.aaronm

@doddeb It's almost like sex: he could've faked it; he could've said he voted.  If only he'd known.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@53_3 @Sue_N But in a few years when we turn blue, we'll really have something to boast about.

We'll also blow Ohio off the front page. ;)

Sue_N
Sue_N

@formerlyjames @Sue_N Perry should learn to saying more often. It's when he's at his most intelligent.

The petition that amused the most was Louisiana's. Yeah, they'd do well on their own.

notsacredh
notsacredh

I haven't been around as much either. I'm trying to wean myself off.

formerlyjames
formerlyjames

@sacredh 

We know all about it my man, kiss your wife for me,  and welcome back.  Or maybe I have been absent.  Whatever.

outsider
outsider

I remember it started leaning blue enough to encourage the dems.

I hope youre right@gumOnShoe @outsider2011

outsider
outsider

@DonQuixotic @outsider2011 ftw!

evil.aaronm
evil.aaronm

@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.

doddeb
doddeb

@sacredh : speaking selfishly, please reconsider...