If you monitor wingnut blogs at all, you’ve no doubt heard about a DC “union thug” who used a placard to swat a FreedomWorks activist’s iPhone out his face, touching off an amusing round of garment-rending, persecution-imagining and revenge-avowing. Watch the swatted iPhone footage if you dare; it’s the most ghastly, wanton infliction of carnage since the Breitbart Egg-Trocity:
Absolutely chilling. And the iPhone-owner’s reference to her “personal property” clearly indicates that the assault was on her diminutive female person.
Everyone who’s anyone in the wingnutosphere was shouting this from the rooftops yesterday. Breitbart has probably locked up the BigThug domain name.
I would suggest that when Tea Partiers congregate, they wear an armband of a specific color if there has been any assault on them in, say, the past month. I’d suggest Purple for a bruising attack/simple assault (as Tabitha Hale suffered), Red for any attack that draws blood, and black for a truly serious attack, a deadly sort of attack (which may or may not result in actual death).
Given their hysterical reaction to iPhone-Nacht, perhaps the tea partiers should consider pulling a pair of Depends adult diapers over their faux Colonial tights at the next rally. If there was a recent “attack,” the appropriate portion of the diaper could be stained brown (perhaps ritually via a communal pudding bench). In the absence of a recent assault, the diaper could remain unsoiled in readiness for the next outrageous attack on someone’s person(al property).