Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tasing Does Not Make You A Better Person

Since it's caught ColumbusGuy's attention, I thought I'd actually comment on Andrew Meyer:

Meyer's the "Don’t tase me, bro’" dude, and he's given an interview to the mainstream press. He complains about today's tabloid journalism and I have to admit, that they'd be so respectful of this fool to let him rave without challenge, suggests they do have problems.

He explains just what he wanted to ask Senator Kerry:

1) Why did Kerry concede the election when he'd clearly won?

2) Why hasn't Congress impeached Bush for illegally going to war?

3) Does the fact that both Kerry and Bush were (allegedly) in Skull and Bones at Yale have anything to do with Kerry's inaction regarding questions #1 and #2.

In other words, Meyer has nothing to add to the public debate. But even crackpots can ask questions at forums. The trouble is, he started ranting and speechifying, and wouldn't shut up--anyone would have been led away for acting like that. Would others have been tased? I don't know what the standard is for that, but I do know if you keep shouting while resisting arrest, you can't expect to be treated too well.

Meyer continues in his unchecked arrogance:
Politicians are not used to being asked the hard questions. I think free speech has been willfully discarded to an extent by American journalists. They have stopped asking questions that matter. Maybe their refusal to be vocal is what makes my outburst look so surprising in contrast.
So it's us who have a lesson to learn, not him.

Meyer believes "this whole experience has been an opportunity for me to learn and become a better, more complete person." Replace "person" with "jerk" and he might have something.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy sure whines a lot. Getting tased was the best thing that ever happened to him.

11:39 PM, October 31, 2007  
Blogger New England Guy said...

The issue is not about whether this annoying kid had anything worthwhile to say but on the reaction of law enforcement. Sure this guy was a ranting jerk but do we really want Officer Friendly in charge of making that content-based evaluation? I don't think they'd Tase any Swift Boat Veterans yet they seem to offer the same contributions to the public debate

7:29 AM, November 01, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see the connection, NeG. While it was a Kerry event, what did the taser dude do to point out that Kerry was a preening, self-involved liar? In this particular case, I can't see criticizing Kerry for it. Nor despite your aspersions, is it likely the Swiftboat guys would either.

10:12 AM, November 01, 2007  
Blogger LAGuy said...

I'm not sure if I get your point, NEG (and not regarding your analogy, which makes no sense, since 95% of what the Swift Boaters claimed was a matter of public record and the rest was their personal beliefs regarding what they knew, while taser boy was living in a fantasy world).

Are you agreeing with me, noting the mainstream press missed the point by asking this guy about his views, or I missed the point by concentrating on them?

By the way, Swift Boater or no, how do you handle someone who won't leave and why you try to take him away shouts and resists?

10:22 AM, November 01, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sue him for $10.9 million?


4:37 PM, November 01, 2007  

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