by Left Coast Rebel
Let's clear the air at the Left Coast Rebel, let's get something out into the open. I have considered road-raging on cars plastered with Obama bumper stickers. I'll admit it, I have. Let me explain.
It's no secret that coastal San Diego is packed to the gills with SUV-truckin' Obamunists. They let their Obama colors fly as they zig, as they zag and as they clog up the commute arteries here, on the highway to hell of socialism.
In fact, I have found that a direct correlation exists between the number of Obama bumper stickers on a car and the danger that person poses to the public. I don't really know if it is out of sheer dissatisfaction with just how terrible Obama has been for the country (and their subconscious translates that to terrible driving) or if Obama-loving drivers are just flat stupid and lack motor skills. Both?
Make sense, main stream press? Because in your world what I just said makes me a violent tea-bagger. The headline would be, "Blogger that praises Tea Parties Sympathizes with Obama Bumper Sticker Road-Rager Harry Weiseger."
On a side note, I don't condone someone committing an act of violence against someone with a political sticker on their car (even though I am not sure that is what we are looking at here), more so because there was a child involved:
I don't have the police report for this incident but I find it suspicious that the driver that got rammed (Mark Duren) claims that he could tell that the anti-Obama road-rager Harry Weiseger 'was pointing at the Obama bumper sticker' and such. Which makes me think - Weisiger is charged with reckless endangerment, but intent? How would a person know (reasonably), that someone was pointing at a bumper sticker at the rear of their car and that was the intent of a road rage incident?
(WKN) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Nashville man says he and his 10-year-old daughter were victims of road rage Thursday afternoon, all because of a political bumper sticker on his car.
Mark Duren told News 2 the incident happened around 4:30p.m., while he was driving on Blair Boulevard, not far from Belmont University.He said Harry Weisiger gave him the bird and rammed into his vehicle, after noticing an Obama-Biden sticker on his car bumper.
It's not like Harry Weisiger stuck his head out the window and said, 'die commie, Obama-loving bastard' or something. Then I think you could substantiate intent beyond a doubt. Also, why did WKRN 2 out of Tennessee title their news article, "Road rage, accident centers on Obama bumper sticker" without theses questions answered?
Also, it is simply breathtaking to witness the nutroots leftwing blogosphere praising Harry Weisiger as their new anti-Tea Party hero (that isn't) and making him fit the template that we have talked about here at the Left Coast Rebel. They simply love Harry Weisiger of Tennessee and cannot get enough of the story. How in the hell do they know he is a teabagger? Because they say so and because they hate you so much they will twist the story to make it work!
Far-left Matthew Yglesias:
....people should consider that if they go around saying Obama is a foreign-born fascist who’s shredding the constitution, that some folks are going to take that kind of talk seriously. Overstated claims are nothing new in politics, and unfortunately America is the kind of country where sporadic violence isn’t that rare.
Nice try, Yglesias. Because I believe that Obama is shredding the Constitution or displays fascist traits, this makes me a violent person. According to your logic then, your followers are violent eco-terrorists that chain themselves to trees or even better the lefties that hate America so much that they go off and join the Taliban. Right? If the shoe fits.....
This gem from Wonkette (ain't she a beauty, aw shucks, Pa!):
....elderly Nashville Anger Bear Harry Weisiger, who simply does not care for this Obama or any of his stupid tax ‘n’ spend commie faerie fans, especially the ones who showboat. Yesterday, he saw one of these gloating f#cksticks ahead of him in traffic, sporting an Obama bumper sticker, and knew what he had to do.Nice! Once again if someone dissaproves of Obama then one is instantly part of the redneck-hillbilly, anti-homosexual, John Bircher, teabagger crowd. Where does that put you on the left, Ms. Wonkette? Where you onboard the Sea Sheperd because you are a leftist loon?
Melissa McEwan simply just parrots the leftist blogosphere and the assertion of the driver, that this was an Obama bumper sticker related event:
At least she doesn't drop any f-bombs. Far left nutjob site Think Progress also simply parrots the story too. Coming from them, a lack of adding to the template alone makes me suspicious of the veracity of this story. I'm going to look more into this and will update shortly. Does anyone have the police report? Let me know if you do.
The precipitating event? Duren's car was sporting an Obama-Biden bumper sticker.
UPDATED: (WKRN2) Harry Weisiger claims something entirely different than what the press is running with:
Harry Weisiger told News 2, "He slammed on his brakes, and I hit him in the bumper when I tried to go around him."Weisiger did not mention the Obama bumper sticker when News 2 spoke with him Friday, but did admit fault for leaving the scene of the accident.I call the press' bluff on this. This guy is just simply a deranged idiot. Obama hating teabagger? Prove it.
According to the police report, officers found Weisiger in the paring lot of Harris Teeter, where he said he had stopped to buy dinner.
Weisiger is charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, driving under the influence, refusing to take a breath test, and leaving the scene of an accident.
UPDATED x2: Bourgeois Road Rage Riot? No More Mister Nice Blog:
If you're imagining this guy as some cliche hick, I'd like to point that there's a Nashville man by the name Harry Weisiger who's the vice president of a major construction firm who does feasibility studies for Basile Baumann Prost Cole & Associates, Inc., "an economics and real estate development advisory firm which counsels an array of public and institutional clients, as well as both novice and sophisticated private investors."Mr. Nice Blog finds the treats above and admits that he is not sure that it's the same Harry Weisiger from the Obama bumper sticker road rage media template story. Fair, right? Well he then says this:
He sounds like a stable, well-established guy ... who nevertheless feels entitled to lash out this way when his team loses a political fight. Nice society we're living in these days.Hah! On one hand, he can't substantiate that the Nashville TN Harry Weisiger that he found is the same Harry Weiseger but he sure as hell can determine motive behind the 'Obama bumper sticker' road rage incident. Hah! I'd sure hate to have Mr. Nice Blog defending me in court.....
UPDATED x3: A comment was left here at LCR that listed Harry Weisiger's address and phone number(s). I refuse to post that. Also, it seems that Harry Weisiger's wife just passed away of brain cancer, Judy Weisiger:
WEISIGER, Judy Waters Age 66 of Nashville, TN, passed peacefully at home from brain cancer as she was surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, February 21, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Wilmer T. Sanders and Georgia W. Sanders of Hendersonville, TN. Survived by spouse, Harry K. Weisiger; daughter, Mandy W. (Gregg) Cordaro; sons, John K. (Polly) Weisiger, Will P. Weisiger, Matt W. (Tina) Weisiger; sister, Delores (Dee-Dee) S. (Ralph) Gragg; six grandchildren, Nick and Caroline Cordaro, Maya and Holden Weisiger, Gracie and Mattie Weisiger. A celebration of Judy's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2010 in the auditorium of West End Church of Christ. Visitation with the family will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West End Church of Christ, Alive Hospice or to the Nashville Humane Society. CRAWFORD MORTUARY & CREMATORY