Well this does not seem so loving and joyful and Christ-like, but hey, what do we know. An Oregon man who is not Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, or Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, and who’s been protesting for months outside a Planned Parenthood that doesn’t even offer abortion services got into a small bit of a brouhaha when a young lady kicked his stupid sign, and then he pushed her to the ground, and then she came back with her dad, and her dad punched the dude in the face a bunch of times, and then the first dude stabbed the dad a lot.
Let us talk for a moment about violence. We are gentle hippies, and so do not ideate on or wish for the pain of others, no matter how vile and deserving. But. We do recognize that sometimes beatdowns happen, and sometimes beatdowns are necessary. Like for instance, if a man pushed us to the ground, we are pretty sure someone should punch that man in the face a bunch of times, for the sake of all of civilization. Hopefully it wouldn’t be our Dad, as he is 74, but we guarantee you he would try. Some of you are probably frail, elderly dads. If someone pushed your daughter to the ground, you would probably hobble up on your walker and attempt with your feeble spaghetti arms to punch that man a bunch of times too. Wouldn’t you, Actor212?
Now let us talk about proportional response. If somebody punches you in the face a bunch of times, do you get to stab that person? Probably not! Maybe if you are a tiny lady who is far outweighed by her puncher, we can see that a stabbing might be self-defense then. But if you are another dude and you are just getting punched a bunch — like, not strangled, or near being murdered, or being set upon by a whole gang of punching thugs, just having your nose broke and whatnot — then stabbing a man seven times is probably not justifiable. (Especially if you started it by shoving a guy’s daughter to the ground.) Put us on all the juries please, because this case is closed!
Neighbor Charlotte Cook said the protester accosted people coming and going through the area.
“It was an accident looking for a place to happen,” she said.
Cherie Adams said he would yell obscenities at her when she walked past him, and she changed her route to work.
“He’s been out there for months,” she said. “He’s screaming at people. I had a feeling something like this would happen.”
Right. So dude was crazy. It is like an M. Night Shyamalan twist that no one could ever have seen coming!
No arrests have been made.
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