Rage. Probably political rage. Maybe just personal rage. Lots of sarcasm and cynicism. Also pretty pictures.

abaldwin360:

Mitt Romney fan defends freedom of speech … by shoving a handkerchief into union supporter’s mouth
So if you were protesting a Mitt Romney rally and some guy wearing a Romney button walked up to you and shoved a handkerchief into your mouth to get you to shut up, would you honestly have the self-discipline to calmly spit the handkerchief out and resume your protest?
Well, I wouldn’t either, but Al Neal of Fight For a Fair Economy Ohio remarkably managed to do just that:
At one point, one of the protesters, Al Neal of Canton, 25, who said he was a union worker and a member of Fight for Fair Economy Ohio, was confronted by Richard Brysac, 77, of Parma.
Brysac attempted to quiet the protestor by emptying a bottle of water in Neal’s mouth.
“He seemed thirsty, so I tried to shove the bottle in his mouth,” Brysac said. “I thought itwas wrong to interfere with [Pawlenty’s] freedom of speech.
“I acted out of character and I apologize if I offended anyone.”
When the bottle didn’t work, Brysac pulled out his handkerchief and gagged Neal.Neal removed the handkerchief and continued chanting with the other protestors until the group was escorted from the rally.

Neal’s response was absolutely perfect. He couldn’t have handled himself any better. But aside from Brysac’s silly nopology, will conservatives ever learn that they don’t have an exclusive monopoly on freedom of speech? Neal has the exact same freedom of speech that Tim Pawlenty or any other conservative has. And shoving a handkerchief in his mouth is no way to honor the First Amendment.
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abaldwin360:

Mitt Romney fan defends freedom of speech … by shoving a handkerchief into union supporter’s mouth

So if you were protesting a Mitt Romney rally and some guy wearing a Romney button walked up to you and shoved a handkerchief into your mouth to get you to shut up, would you honestly have the self-discipline to calmly spit the handkerchief out and resume your protest?

Well, I wouldn’t either, but Al Neal of Fight For a Fair Economy Ohio remarkably managed to do just that:

At one point, one of the protesters, Al Neal of Canton, 25, who said he was a union worker and a member of Fight for Fair Economy Ohio, was confronted by Richard Brysac, 77, of Parma.

Brysac attempted to quiet the protestor by emptying a bottle of water in Neal’s mouth.

“He seemed thirsty, so I tried to shove the bottle in his mouth,” Brysac said. “I thought it
was wrong to interfere with [Pawlenty’s] freedom of speech.

“I acted out of character and I apologize if I offended anyone.”

When the bottle didn’t work, Brysac pulled out his handkerchief and gagged Neal.
Neal removed the handkerchief and continued chanting with the other protestors until the group was escorted from the rally.

Neal’s response was absolutely perfect. He couldn’t have handled himself any better. But aside from Brysac’s silly nopology, will conservatives ever learn that they don’t have an exclusive monopoly on freedom of speech? Neal has the exact same freedom of speech that Tim Pawlenty or any other conservative has. And shoving a handkerchief in his mouth is no way to honor the First Amendment.

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abaldwin360:

By Diane Sweet

Occupying Austin must be a really tough gig. Apparently, they do freedom of speech differently in Texas…

Remarks from the person who filmed the video above who asked questions of the deputy about free speech “time limits” in Austin, TX:

So, basically, if…

inothernews:

skybarn:

BREAKING: BACHMANN PLEDGES TO BAN PORNOGRAPHY | Tonight, Michelle Bachmann became the first presidential candidate to sign a pledge created by THE FAMiLY LEADER, an influential social-conservative group in Iowa. By signing the pledge Bachmann “vows” to “uphold the institution of marriage as only between one man and one women” by committing herself to 14 specifics steps. The ninth step calls for the banning of “all forms” of pornography. The pledge also states that homosexuality is both a choice and a health risk. You can read all the details of the pledge here.

“BUT SOFT PORN IS OKAY, LIKE ON SKIN-EMAX,” she later clarified.

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solemnhypnotik:

One of WikiLeaks’ greatest achievements has been to expose the exorbitant amount of influence that multinational corporations have over Washington’s diplomacy.

This why I like Wikileaks. I believe that it shows the failure of policy in Washington. Everyone has a right to criticize the U.S. government. Why can’t they?

(Source: rileykonor)