Monday, July 9, 2012

The favorite trick of the honest jourrrrrnalist - "Some say"

Bold is mine:
HUNTSVILLE, Utah — A parade entry portraying President Barack Obama and using the term “Obamanation” has made some angry, and others upset at the negative attention. 

Oh really? Some?  Others?  How many are we talking about? Any reason you don't tell us?

It happened in the city’s annual Fourth of July parade.

The float showed a person dressed as President Obama with one sign that read “Huntsville Welcomes Obama’s Farewell Tour?” On the back, another sign said, “Ask about our assault gun plan. Call Eric Holder.”

From the sounds of it, this would have cracked me up.

On one side of the issue, people are saying the float was disrespectful and had no place in a patriotic parade. 

Really?  How MANY "people are saying?"

The other side says it was all in good fun.

Huntsville Mayor Jim Truett and City Council member Laurie Allen say the entry doesn’t reflect the views of the city. They say it was entered at the last minute, not through usual protocol and they would not have approved it if they had seen it.

Politicians are hysterical, aren't they?  Some little thing happens and right away they think they're going to get blamed.  Who would blame them?  Oh, that's right, the media.

“I don’t think we would have allowed it, in fact I know we wouldn’t,” said Allen. “We just don’t want that. It’s a family-oriented celebration.”

Weber County Sheriff Lt. Mark Lowther told Fox 13 News his department contacted  the Secret Service after some residents expressed concern the float was a threat to the President.

Really?  A parade entry is a threat to the presidink?  I can see that phone call now ... with the secret service guy thinking "oh lord ... now we have to pretend to take this seriously." 

Hey, sheriff ... Are you some kind of moron that canna tell the difference in a joke and a threat?  Looks like you are ... and you represent another successful brainwashing by the clucking media. From what I can tell, you're just a dipstick sheriff that needs to be replaced.

“We don’t decide what’s appropriate. That’s up to the town, the parade organizers and the people who design the float,” said Chief Deputy Klint Anderson, Weber County Sheriff’s Office, in a statement. Story from here: Pic from Drudge:

Oh really?  That's mighty nice of you, deputy ... you know ... letting other people be free and all. Well, at least that's the way it is, for now ... right?

With all that said ... if I were in charge, I'm not sure I would have allowed that entry in that particular parade either.  I'd have probably told them to buy a vendor booth instead.

Maybe it's just me but I think that kind of thing doesn't really have a place in July 4th celebration. Of course, I'm a conservative "nazi."

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