Harry Weisiger of Nashville, Tennessee, Road Rages Because of Obama Bumper Sticker (allegedly) and the Leftwing Blogosphere Loves it

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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:

(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.
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?

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:

The precipitating event? Duren's car was sporting an Obama-Biden bumper sticker.
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.

Via Memeorandum

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.

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.

I call the press' bluff on this. This guy is just simply a deranged idiot. Obama hating teabagger? Prove it.

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



20 comments:

  1. Who cares if he's a teabagger? He's an asshole and a future felon!

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  2. Mark - I do because the leftwing is trying smear the Tea Party movement with this, got it?

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  3. Yeah. Like I'm gonna believe the alcoholic felon who caused the accident.

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  4. Anon - Why would I believe you then?

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  5. Really, It looks as if the car (stickers and all) are a traffic distraction. I live in Tennessee; the driving here is like when I lived in CA, "shit fire!" traffic is a "bitch", sorry LCF, sometime we nice TN women get out side of ourselves! PS.. Where did these girls come from. I'd roast my daugher's rear end. Oh yea, I do not paste political stickers on my car. It's a nice car and Lefties WILL ALWAYS KEY THE CAR. IT's better to just let the morons troll the mall parking lot....dragging their Demons behind them... Lot of Love All. TN Woman

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  6. Hi LCR, this was a really entering post. I am getting so SICK of the left now spinning ANYTHING remotely unpleasant on the news, "it's the right's fault". I feel bad for you having to drive in Cali w/ all those nuts. I don't drive, because Chicago is full of them too, as you can imagine.

    It's become like kids throwing things on the playground.

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  7. Obama's a ridiculous wipe. By now the "O" stickered idiots on the freeway appear for no other reason than to piss off those of us who have had enough of his lib'ral nonsense. Any road-rage events they encounter are more than likely deserved.

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  8. Nice try, Yglesias. Because I believe that Obama is shredding the Constitution or displays fascist traits, this makes me a violent person.

    Um...no. Because you espouse and propagate ideas that are both extremely inflammatory and demonstrably false (e.g., that Obama is shredding the Constitution or displays fascist traits), you are encouraging violence on the part of anyone simple-minded enough to take your ludicrous ideas seriously.

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  9. @ Tom - Thank you for the flowery circular reasoning.....***yawn***

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  10. @ Tom

    You seem like a nice guy. However, portraying this incident as something political, which it shouldn't be; is what is dangerous.

    I've seen lefty's posting this guys home information and phone number everywhere. You guys don't even know if this person was a drunk tea bagger or just a drunk. Doesn't it bother you that you are writing on your blog about something that you know nothing about?

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  11. Look around and stay awake. Don't be distracted.

    Is this one true?

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=132061

    Just in the last few days we have had, an agreement to use the IMF to bail out Greece with a large chunk of American tax dollars.

    A three day run of very poor Treasury auctions on billions in Government debt. (starting on Tuesday)

    News that the Social Security System is officially in the RED.

    An OMB report that very conservatively predicts the National debt as more than 90% of GNP in the near future.

    And now what looks like a very well planned and put together strike to expropriate people's 401K retirement accounts.

    Please, Please, Please, keep your eye on the ball and stick to the solid factual things they can't run and hide from.

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  12. David Todd, who witnessed the accident from his window, said the SUV hit the car more than once.

    "He hit him twice," Todd said. "When I stood up, the truck was about a foot behind the car, and that's when he plowed into him again and pushed him 50 feet, turned him sideways right here, and took off." Todd said Duren and his daughter were obviously both shaken by the accident.

    "He was opening the door trying to get out of the car as he's pushing him down the street, and I was like, ‘Oh don't get out of the car you may get run over,' and he said he didn't think about that at the time, that he was just panicking," Todd said.

    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.

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  13. I'm in the process of collecting photos for a "Gas Guzzlers for Obama" post. Last week I got a photo of a HUMONGOUS pickup truck with My Hero, Zero's emblem on the back. They should have some shame, if liberals were capable of that emotion.

    Yes, in the Bay Area I have also noticed that people with Obama stickers drive like maniacs, especially in their Prii, literally driving like they "own the road."

    Their general sense of entitlement has made complete @$$^0!_#$ out of them. San Francisco, the most liberal city in which I've lived, is also the rudest, dirtiest, and most hateful city in which I've lived. There's absolutely no consideration for others. The neighborhoods are Balkanized by race and they all fight for their turn at the teat of government.

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  14. Being in Nashville and having lived here most of my life, this isn't surprising. Not the road rage part, the moron seeking media attn for it. This guy has been on every news channel giving interviews and is already talking about how it is a hate crime.
    I couldn't care less what the friend says. I've seen the traffic report (yes I am an officer) and what REALLY happened was Duren sitting at a stop sign chatting with his daughter and pissing the ppl behind him off. yes, it was wrong to ram the guy. Yes, the driver needs to go to jail. But I'm sure regardless of the facts, it will be turned into a "Tea Partier goes crazy" story.

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  15. @John Morris... About Greece. When you look at the ratio of Govt employed to citizens, it is easy to see what the problem is! And if Ohaha gets his way, we will be in the same tank.. (or cesspool)

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  16. the guy was drunk, and Mark slammed on his breaks. At this point, it is hard to say if this was over Obama sticker or not. I, at this point, don't think it had anything to do with it. I think Mark is trying to deflect attention because he slammed on his breaks, causing the accident. He put his daughter in danger doing that. If I had my kid on the car, and someone was road raging on me, I would turn or pull over to let them pass, not slam on my breaks, causing an accident, or aggravating the situation.

    I can't tell if this is the same harry weisiger:

    http://www.hardaway.net/Hardaway%20Working%20Files/Newsletters/Spring%20Summer%202008.pdf

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  17. It's also possible that the guy's life has fallen apart since the death of his wife. he was arrested for being under the influence, and on his way to pick up dinner. the guy would be dealing with all kinds of depressions, that have nothing to do with Obama.... (although we know he is the center of the universe, and it is ALWAYS all about him!)

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  18. @ John L...... Funny, when I look at all of Nashville's Local news channel sites I only see this reported on Channel 2. I have also lived in Nashville most of my life and am for one not surprised that a Nashville cop would like to contort the law so as to blame the person STOPPED AT A STOP SIGN!

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  19. Every time I see an Obama sticker on a car... and I am driving. I say 'thank you idiot'.
    I like the way the msm always makes a big deal out of stuff against them but think of all the crap that happened while Bush was President. It was embarrassing really

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  20. It appears Weisiger is also being charged with DUI. I suppose it is not rational to think he might get the grace given to Patrick Kennedy.

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