Moron Mail Theater
I had hoped to read a Star Tribune condemnation of Rep. Michele Bachmann's incitements to violence. Instead, we get a puff piece ("The Messenger," April 5) calling her "colorful."
Bachmann wants Minnesotans "armed and dangerous." She wants people to "take 'our' country back." She calls for an "orderly revolution." Then Bachmann adds the disclaimer, she meant it "figuratively, not literally." Let me assure the Star Tribune that the most dangerous people out here don't know the difference between "figuratively and literally."
I just got an ice cream headache trying to wrap my brain around the positively delicious irony in that last sentence.
There is an alarming rise in hate speech and hate groups, some calling for the murder of us Obama supporters, African-Americans in general, Jewish people, gays and lesbians, and President Obama. Just a few weeks ago some maniac out here in the heartland told me killing Jewish people might solve the economic crisis.
If, God forbid, the killing starts, it won't be "orderly," and Bachmann and, now, the Star Tribune staff will have blood on their hands. Why aren't Christians speaking out against this incitement to violence?
DONNA BONERBEE, BONERFORD, MINN.
Normally, I would give a letter as paranoid and dumb as this one a robust, insult-laden fisking. But now I just dramatize them in a robust, insult-laden cartoon.
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