There’s a Big Difference

Two occurrences in the same neighborhood really point out the difference between reactions of members of the two different parties.

Vice-President Elect Mike Pence has moved into a short-term rental house in the mostly democratic Chevy Chase neighborhood of DC.  When residents realized he was living there, the reaction was this, courtesy of the Washington Post:

rainbow-flag

Photo courtesy of the Washington Post, (taken by Gary Cameron/Reuters)

They put out rainbow flags.

The other occurrence took place at a restaurant in the same neighborhood, a pizza place called the Comet Ping Pong.  As written up in the Washington Post,

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday after he walked into a popular pizza restaurant in Northwest Washington carrying an assault rifle and fired one or more shots, D.C. police said. The man told police he had come to the restaurant to “self-investigate” a false election-related conspiracy theory involving Hillary Clinton that spread online during her presidential campaign.

This restaurant was the subject of false news accusations that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring from the restaurant’s bathrooms.  (Who the hell believes such stupidity?)  Other than  General  Mike Flynn, soon to be Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser:

I feel very secure now, don't you?

I feel very secure now, don’t you?

Nevertheless, the gunman was arrested, several area businesses went on lock-down.

A D.C. police report made public Monday says Welch had been armed with an AR-15 assault-style rifle. The report also says police seized a Colt .38 caliber handgun and a shotgun. One of those weapons was found inside the restaurant; the other in the suspect’s car.

Please wake me in 2020.

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44 responses to “There’s a Big Difference

  1. The town must look beautiful with all those rainbows…good for them! I was thinking of draping my house in black for the next 4 years.

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  2. And so it begins… the crazy and the quiet revolution…

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  3. I think the gay pride flags are a cool way to send a message.

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  4. It’s a cute passive aggressive protest, but I suspect Mike Pence will be the one laughing all the way to the White House…

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  5. And once again someone from my beautiful state, NC, does something let’s just call a little out there. I promise we are mostly fabulous people with great intelligence. ARGGGG

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  6. Yeah, and if you read the right-wing blogs they claim all the violence comes from the left. I’m pretty certain I won’t read anything about Comet Ping Pong on those blogs.

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    • Yes. It’s such a shock that they don’t include such info, isn’t it.

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      • A strange thing happened. My go-to right-wing blog actually did write a post about this. It’s very possibly the most unorganized mish-mash of crapola I’ve ever seen on the blog.

        http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/12/fake-pizza-news-avoid-the-noid.php

        It’s always interesting to see people reach conclusions based on what they have seen or heard. “I follow the news closely and I never heard of Pizzagate until this evening.” Maybe that says more about the sources he reads than the legitimacy of the story.

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        • Can’t look at that now, I’ll have nightmares!

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          • One of the interesting things about the post on PowerLine is that the writer claims that the Comet Ping Pong shooter was deranged, a nut and a paranoid schizophrenic, without citing any source for those claims. Of course, that’s what they always do when a shooter is aligned with the right — while any shooter aligned with “the left” represents all of the left. While the mainstream media reports are that he was a devoted father with sole custody of his children.
            And here’s Snopes take on the whole “conspiracy” … http://www.snopes.com/pizzagate-conspiracy/

            Having spent time in the right-wing blogosphere over the last couple of years, the Snopes description is a perfect example of the fake news generated by the right-wing fever swamp.

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  7. The story about Comet Ping Pong reminded me I need to get back down there. I love that place.

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  8. People in the neighborhood are also planning to visit the pizza place and show support. I have friends who live around there.

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  9. My husband and I were wondering what the outcome would have been if the gunman wasn’t white. Do you think he could have fired shots in a pizza parlor and come out alive, or at least unharmed? Something tells me that this won’t be an isolated occurrence now that the lunatics are set to fully take over the government.

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  10. I’m furious about the lies spread about Hillary and the pizza restaurant and absolutely appalled that anyone intelligent would believe them. As to the rainbow flags hung in Pence’s neighborhood: BRAVO! We must protest in every way we can and as often as we can.

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  11. Pence made a wise decision, choosing that neighborhood. He’s avoiding the gun-toting nuts who are inspired by the nuts who work for his boss. I’m sure he feels much safer around rainbow-colored flags.

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  12. There will be no sleeping. We will all stay awake, suffer together. Who helped to spread this one? Oh, yeah that would be one of Trumps new Cabinet picks.

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  13. My GOD! I want to bake the woman with the flag a cake~

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