Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Most Fragile of All Snowflakes

Yet more evidence of right-wing blatherings about left-wing people being "special snowflakes" who are "thin-skinned" and "can't handle criticism" being nothing but the most intense projection defense mechanism:

The US Department of Justice is literally prosecuting a woman for laughing at Jeff Sessions

According to Ryan Reilly at HuffPost, Code Pink activist Desiree Fairooz was arrested in January after she laughed at a claim from Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) that Sessions’s history of “treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented.”

Yeah I probably would have laughed, too. But:

But federal prosecutors have pushed forward with the case against Fairooz. As Reilly reported, prosecutors argue that “the laugh amounted to willful ‘disorderly and disruptive conduct’ intended to ‘impede, disrupt, and disturb the orderly conduct’ of congressional proceedings.” In court, they have tried to emphasize that the laugh was extraordinarily disruptive, with a US Capitol Police officer claiming that Fairooz laughed “very loudly” and people in the hearings turned around when they heard it.

Well, if they turned around. Everyone knows how hard it is to face forward again once you've turned around. [/sarcasm]

This is what happens when you put fragile would-be dictators with the skin thickness of Kim Jong-un in the White House.

Hey, Jeff Sessions. This is for you.

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