Thursday, August 26, 2010

Some perspective...

Not to play the Victim Olympics or anything, because nobody gets a gold medal in those events, but I wonder when was the last time the person in this photograph got gunned down by the cops in a Las Vegas Costco for the crime of holding hands?

(All this is not to say that holding hands with the wrong person in, say, Laramie, Wyoming necessarily winds up being a picnic, either, but just being a plain vanilla Bitter Clinger is no guarantee of sunshine and roses.)


Quilly_Mammoth said...

OF course, the reason Mathew Shepard left with those two killers was because they pretended to be Gay. Just like women get killed by men who pretend to be a nice guy and a good hook-up. When really rape and robbery is their motive.

Zendo Deb said...

I have helped friends up off the sidewalk more than I like to think about. You see in most jurisdictions, if the police don't come to the scene of a violent crime, the ambulance won't come either. (It's a violent crime! It could be dangerous.) I was a suburbanite, and one of the very few people with a car, you see. (And the lesbian bars almost never had good dancing.)

20 or 30 years ago, you really didn't want Chicago's Finest to show up at the scene of a gay bashing - they would just make things worse. Once, they arrested the guy bleeding on the sidewalk. Another time the lights went off, and the squad drove away, when they realized it was just a queer.

So no, I have never been gunned-down in a Costco. Have you?

Mike W. said...

20 or 30 years ago, you really didn't want Chicago's Finest to show up at the scene of a gay bashing - they would just make things worse.

Are Chicago's Finest any better in that regard today?

PeaceableGuy said...

Here's a link to a news story which I think Pathfinder is referring to.

In other words, it seems the motive Shepard's murder was robbery, committed by a couple of thugs with no regard for the life and property of others. The hue and cry about gay-bashing is reported to be the work of opportunists.

Tam said...


"Snarky and ignorant is no way to go through life."

It's doing okay for me. How 'bout you?

Pathfinder said...

@Tam - re' ignorant - I wasn't the one who publicly bought into the LSM and Hollyweird version of what happened in the Shepherd case - contrary to the reality. Nor did I hammer the people of Laramie for no good reason.

The ignorance is so unlike you, it had to be noted.

Re' snarky - I ain't all that good at it. I was actually trying to channel Animal House, but it was early, I was running late, and I couldn't come up with a 3rd item ala Dean Wormer. But then, I don't have script writers!

Tam said...

I was just cranky last night.

Thankfully the week of the 0100 alarm clock is over.