Tuesday, October 28, 2008


The ugliness of the human condition is out and about these days what with the thwarted effort of skinheads to kill massive amounts of Blacks, ending with the hopeful execution of Barack Obama. Don’t’ forget the swastika-loving crew that came to see Sarah Palin when she was in Springfield. Then there is the Abu Garib-like mannequin of Palin with a noose around her neck.

How about this video of a McCain rally where someone apparently yells “kill him” in reference to Obama. I say apparently, because it is hard to tell conclusively if that is what the voice actually screamed. But it sure sounded like it. More telling and more importantly is the wince that McCain gave as he choked down his integrity and said nothing. It’s 13 seconds in, if you want to take a look. Regardless – and the word is regardless not “irregardless” – McCain certainly thought the person said “kill him” too. It’s as clear as the nose on his face. It should be noted that this story reports that the Secret Service did not hear the cry in the original “kill him” story. Not that it didn’t happen, just that they didn’t hear it. One wonders if they investigated this one cited above? We don’t know.

The point, of course, is that we are in the midst of political road rage, anger fueling hatred and thoughts of death. I cannot think of a president that I detest more than George W. Bush. But I don’t wish the man ill, for crying out loud. I wish him out and I wish his policies to be put behind us. But death? Tragedy? Sorry kids, but I draw the line in the proverbial sand on that one. Left or right, death threats and hatred are wrong. I use my blog to say so.


American Patriot said...

The "Kill him" shout has been proven by the Secret Service that it never happened.

Jack said...

American Patriot,

Your close. The story (which I linked) stated the SS didn't hear the comment. But that is not the same thing as saying it did not happen. Even still, that story only addressed the first instance that allegedly occurred. Notice, I linked to video where it may have happened to McCain. 13 seconds in and we have no stories to date about this incident.

Perhaps the voice in the video I linked said something else that just sounded like "kill him"? It is entirely possible. But look at McCain's face. It's clear he heard the same thing I did. That's the point.

run_deep said...

I have to admit, I am not sure what the guy said. It sounded to me like he said, "Terrorist!", but I didn't think he said, "Kill him!" Mind you, I am not at all certain.

It reminds me of the talking Islam doll that supposedly says something like "Allah is the light" at the end of a long series of baby talk. I am asking myself if we hear these things because the video's title says we should.

Jack said...

Run Deep,

He may very well have said "terrorist" and not "kill him". Either way, McCain's response is the big issue. How did he react? Well, the face says it all. He said nothing. That's the point, isn't it?

Jack said...

By the way, I should have typed "You are close" not "your close" in my response to Am Pat.