This photograph was not put out onto the internet in a fit of anger...the poster of the offensive racist creation had actually posted it up before, then removed it for a bit of time before REPOSTING it...as their own post admits. Seems they are a bit upset at some of the humor going around in regards to Sarah Palin. They apparently do not realize there is a WORLD OF DIFFERENCE between tasteless humor, and racist threatening images that incite people to hate. I would really like to know my readers opinions on this image, on this post from both sides of the aisle, Republicans and Democrats. From my perspective, this picture goes WAY BEYOND crossing a line.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
But I cannot any longer. It seems that there are some on the left, who seem to think that it is cute to make graphics about punching Sarah Palin in the Mouth. (Hat Tip to Michelle)
It also seems that some think it is cute to make bumper stickers saying, “Abort Sarah Palin”.
On the other hand, I did scold John McCain a bit for whipping his crowds up in to the frenzy and then confronted with the more ugly aspects of that frenzy, he sought to quell it.
However, it seems that there are those on the left, who want to turn this into an ugly election about race. I say, let us give them what they want. Seeing Obama’s Black friends are trying to compare John McCain to a highly racist Alabama Governor from the 1960’s.
They want racism? It does seem that way. Since the left wants to make nasty drawings of violence towards women, I figure it is only fair to do this.
I originally made this graphic a while back when this issue raised it’s ugly head before, but I quickly pulled it, because I felt I would be adding to the poison of the situation. But it has become clear that the left is not interested in running an honorable campaign, so, I think it is time to fight fire, with fire.
Here it is, in all it’s nasty glory, taking every nuance to the next level:
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Apparently Michele Malkin sees nothing wrong with race baiting and hate since she has put a link to this offending post on her web site...she of course excuses doing so with a small disclaimer wherein she says I don't necessarily share these views, but am just sharing them with my readers. Curious Michele, did you by any chance take the time to let either the Secret Service or FBI know that a blogger had created a picture of Obama coupled with a hangman's noose, and if not, WHY NOT?
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THE PLOT THICKENS...supposedly/conveniently the owner of the site where this offensive race baiting/hating post originated pulled the offensive post...sort of as you can see below. The owner then moves it to another post wherein he says, blah, blah, blah I did not know, and have REMOVED THIS PICTURE FROM MY SITE, and then reposts the PICTURE! Who does he think he is kidding?
Sunday, October 12, 2008
The explanation for the removal is here.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
As most of you know I’ve been traveling the last several days and not paying as much attention to the blog as I normally do. Over the weekend one SAB reader who has been active on the Reader Blog wrote a post with the following image in it:
I wasn’t aware of this post until late this evening when another reader emailed me about its existence. The graphic was posted on my site, but I didn’t create it. I didn’t have any knowledge of it until tonight. And I do not condone it. Say Anything, much like Daily Kos and Red States with their reader “diaries,” has an open “Reader Blogs” section where any reader can put up their own posts. That is where this post appeared.
I have removed that post over the protestations of the author who has labeled me a “coward.” Unfortunately I did not take the post down before it was noticed by bloggers at The Daily Kos and MyDD (among other places) who are, humorously enough, now calling on John McCain to apologize for it.
Because apparently John McCain is responsible for what random internet nuts post on open blog forums.
They’re also submitting links to that post to places like Digg and Reddit in a vain attempt to use it as evidence to shore up the “sowing seeds of hatred” narrative they’ve been trying to manufacture these last few days.
Because they’d rather talk about that than Obama’s long-standing ties to terrorists and political extremists.
Say Anything, as you all know, is a wide-open forum. We tolerate all ideological viewpoints here, even ones that some find objectionable, but calling for the death of politicians is where I draw the line.
I will continue to tolerate all ideological viewpoints here, but I will not tolerate attempts to further a political agenda through threats of violence.