Lest you think that the Palin 2008 rallies of hate were an anomaly, Palin fans are now attacking Senator Yee of California. Yee called for an investigation of Stanislaus State after University administrators refused to supply Palin’s speaking contract, claiming they didn’t have it.
Palin’s contract was later found in the garbage by students, along with many shredded documents proving the financial relationship between the Stanislaus Foundation and the state tax payer, suggesting that a cover up was at play. Senator Yee then requested Jerry Brown, California AG, investigate the University’s lack of accountability and transparency. Hence, the birth of yet another Palin scandal: Shreddergate.
If you are not a Palin fan, you might be wondering what they are upset about, as the investigation is not about Sarah Palin’s diva-esque contractual demands, although said demands (Lear Jets and Bendy Straws) rubbed salt in the wound of Palin’s already controversial speaking engagement at the University. Apparently many tax-payers who don’t want to fund hate are even more angry at having to fund Palin’s elitist “common sense conservative values”. In other words, Palin fans wereembarrassed that their Queen was once again unveiled as a hypocrite, so naturally they lashed out at the messenger. In the land of Queen Esther as Holy Mother of USA, accountability is not an American value.
How does your average Palin fan conduct himself or herself? Sadly, I can concur from personal experience that the following faxes, emails, and voice mail messages are right on par with what I have come to expect from Palin fans:
“An expletive-laden fax received yesterday in the Senator’s San Francisco and Sacramento offices says, “To: JoBama Rectum Sniffer Fish Head Leland Yee” and then in all capital letters, “WERE YOU TO EXTRACT YOUR HEAD FROM TREASONOUS MARXIST NIG**R HUSSEIN OBAMA’S RECTUM, YOUR BRAIN WOULD STILL FUNCTION AT ITS PRESENT MUCH DIMINISHED LEVEL BUT AT LEAST THE NIG**R SH*T SMELL WOULD EVENTUALLY DISSIPATE.”
The fax, which included a graphic of an American flag adorned pickup truck dragging a noose, also states “FIGHTING The Marxist Nig**r Thug Hussein Obama” and “Safeguard the Constitution, Death of all Domestic Marxists!”
One of the phone messages left after hours in Yee’s office voicemail says, “You know, I heard that Senator Yee wants to nix Sarah Palin from speaking at Stanislaus State…Maybe we ought to have a homosexual with a long enough di*k to where he can stick it up his as* and fu*k himself while he is on stage giving a speech…”
Sarah fan caught on tape:
End of Palin Fan Class, but more of said hate can be found on Sen Yee’s press release.
Are you noting the similarities between the Palin hate rallies of 2008, the Teapublicans and the Palinban?
The rage, hatred, bigotry and violence that Palin fans haveput on display here has a goal: to silence the Senator. In other words, this is political terrorism. The Right will claim that there are “extremists” on both sides, which is true. However, the Department of Homeland Security did not find leftist extremists to be dangerous and the probable cause of domestic terrorism, whereas the DHS most certainly did determine that the far Right extremists are a danger to America. One day after the 15 year anniversary of Timothy McVeigh’s rein of terror, we should be paying close attention to these warnings and noting the similarities in beliefs and actions. And most importantly, a reasonable leader who did not condone such behavior would come out with a very clear statement denouncing it.
Where is Sarah Palin to denounce such abuse of the first amendment? Crickets. Sarah Palin will never denounce this kind of atrocious behavior because thuggery is how Palin has ruled since she became mayor of Wasilla and her Paliban are her weapons of mass destruction she unleashes upon those who she feels have “wronged” her. It’s also unfortunate that like most narcissistic bullies, Palin has both a persecution complex and believes she is the center of the world, thus frequently falsely believes herself to have been wronged.
“It is quite disturbing that such racist and homophobic sentiment still exists in our country,” said Yee. “It is unfortunate acts like these that demonstrate why we must continue to be vigilant against hate and intolerance.”
And by vigilant, I don’t think Yee means we should cower in the face of more right wing, Teapublican, Paliban extremism and hate, but rather follow his example and stand up loudly against it. Too many liberals and progressives allow their shared value of tolerance to turn a blind eye toward the hate being practiced and preached by the right.
Bear witness, people. If we don’t, who will?
UPDATE: April 21, 2010: AG Jerry Brown is investigating these threats. The University officials are condemning the use of hate and bigotry by the protesters of the original investigation. It seems that conflict and divisiveness follow Palin everywhere. Unfortunately, Palin has still not condemned these protests which appear to come from her supporters.
UPDATE: April 22, 2010 12:01 AM Palin fans being investigated by Secret Service and CHP for threatening POTUS and Senator
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