Monday, June 14, 2010

Renaissance V. 2

I would personally like to welcome North Carolina Congressman Bob Etheridge (D) to the internet...a place where a young man can expose one of the ruling elite for the violent, power-hungry, maniacal tyrant he is.

I've always believed that, like a modern day printing press, the internet has the power to change the world by empowering more people with information, ideas, and truth.

Now, perhaps we all need a new holster...because sometimes the pen (or in this case, a small video camera) can be mightier than the sword.


Alan said...

The more I see "our" representatives, the less impressed I am.

This is a good thing.

These are not smart people. They don't have all the answers and they can't run our lives better than we can ourselves. The more the lie is exposed the better off we are.

You can't stop the signal.

Bob said...

According to a Washington Post blog, it was just a "jostle."


Crucis said...

It speaks volumes about this democrat. It would have taken little effort to just listen to his question. Even if he didn't want to answer, he could have just said that he couldn't stop at the moment and for the students to seek him in his office.

Instead...he self-destructed.

Another dem bites the dust.

Heath said...

Cry havoc, and let slip the attack lawyers...

ANY of our elected officials that think acting like that is ok ought to be hoisted from a yard arm by their delicate bits.

Ed Rasimus said...

Clearly an assault and a battery. I thought maybe a kidnapping as well, but The Six from Warrior Class drew upon his law enforcement background to enlighten me that is was technically a "false imprisonment" when the non-Representative restrained the young man physically. What do you think the odds of the DC police doing anything?

SpeakerTweaker said...

I have to say, a small part of me wishes this had happened to someone a little less restrained.

Far be it for me to judge. Taking a swing at the camera phone was bad enough, but when he grabbed the guy and wouldn't let go, proper physical response should have been asserted.

Credentials be damned.


John said...

Photography of anything or anyone in a public place is not a crime. If you're in public view, you can be videotaped or photographed at any time.

Had this Congressman any morals or ethics -- well, if he had those, this video would exist. Still, let's assume that if he happens to come to his senses, that we would be so blessed as to see him apologizing profusely to these students with sincere humility, resigning his position as Congressman, and stepping out of politics. Perhaps a career in food service or janitorial work would better suit him.

Then again, we all know that won't happen. He has a position of power and clearly is intent on abusing it.

Mike W. said...

If you're in public view, you can be videotaped or photographed at any time.

Unless of course you're the police.... in which case you get to arrest people who have the audacity to record your actions.

secretlivesofscientists said...

My favorite part was when Etheridge said "I have a right to know who you are."

Um, no?

...and these people make our laws. Gross.

sarahandmom said...

Eventually, the critters might figure out that they can't drop things down memory holes anymore - not with all the awesome technology that's incredibly affordable and easy to take along, like a cell phone with video-recording abilities.

I'd love to see how they react when they figure out that fun little bit of truth.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

"What do you think the odds of the DC police doing anything?"

About the same as me winning the lottery last year.

reflectoscope said...

Well, if he didn't have a PR problem before, he surely does now.


Mike W. said...

Sarah - Perhaps they'll ban video recording devices for the proletariat. Banning seems to be the liberal solution to everything.

Can't stop the signal. It must really piss these petty little tyrants off.

Heath said...

I want his resignation on my desk, by friday at the latest.

I'd even settle for it on the screen of the machine I'm typing this on.

And I still think they should sue til he's curled on the ground in the fetal position..

Lissa said...

If I were running against this guy I'd have the video plastered all over my campaign site.

And business cards with the YouTube link and a screenshot of the horse-collar.

"Who are you?"
"I'm a citizen, you smug, self-righteous, undignified asshole. Who the hell are you?"

Thirdpower said...

F rated by both the NRA and GOA.

Why are anti-gun advocates so violent?

John B said...

Well that is going to be the lead video on you-tube until the election.

and to answer the question about gun banners being violent, they want the ban because they are violent. They want to impose their way upon us individually and totally. And they know they should be shot, would be shot by a reasonable person. That is why they want guns banned, so they can impose their tyrannical agenda upon the rest of us.

Sheepdog said...

All I could think while watching that was, "I hope I'd have the restraint to not punch him in the nose."