My old hometown of Seattle--the Berkeley of the Pacific Northwest--just can't stop showing its contempt for America.Take a look at this disgraceful incident on Bainbridge Island, a few miles west of Seattle proper (and the future home of Hollywood liberals Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston).
One of the participants in Bainbridge Island's annual Independence Day parade was Jason Gilson, a 23-year-old military veteran who was injured in the line of duty in Iraq. He wore his war medals and carried a sign indicating his support for President Bush--heresy on liberal Bainbridge Island. Upon seeing Gilson and his sign, the crowd booed and called him names including "murderer" and, yes, "baby killer."
One has to wonder what the mood was on the parade route. Calling a veteran a "murderer" and "baby killer" is a direct throwback to the halcyon days of hippidom in the 60s and 70s. My guess is the bulk of Bainbridge Isl. residents are California ex-pats and aging hippies. They ruined
California, so they are now bringing their filth to the PNW. How original. "Baby Killer?" How much longer until they break into the tried and true "Hey Hey! Ho Ho! (fill in the blank) has got to go!"
Kevin Dwyer, mealy-mouthed executive director of Bainbridge Island's Chamber of Commerce, is quoted in Seattle Post-Intelligencer writer Robert Jamieson's column making excuses for the crowd's outrageous behavior:
"I believe (Jason's) mom when she said her son was called 'a murderer.' But I'm sure it wasn't so much directed at the kid as it was the president. A soldier with a sign represents that."
Crap on a vet to send a message to the President? How educated. How refined. How bold. How Bainbridge.
Meanwhile, at the same parade, Jamieson reports that "people bearing pro-Kerry signs were cheered and applauded for, among other things, tooling around in an environmentally responsible car."
Wear your nation's uniform in armed conflict and get booed, whereas drive a hybrid, or bio-diesel and you get cheered. Such are the priorities of the self-congratulatory Left.