''They just pounced on us''


"She was crying; they were pushing and shoving her," said Mr. Parlock, a Huntington real estate agent. "She was scared."

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The Washington Times caption reads:

Sophia Parlock, 3, cries while seated on the shoulders of her father, Phil Parlock, a supporter of President Bush, after a Bush-Cheney sign she and her father were holding was torn up by another person standing in the crowd that had gathered to greet Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.
I like to believe that there is a special place in hell for people like that.

UPDATE: Was this all a hoax? Well the Democratic Underground seems to think so, and some bloggers offer evidence that it was all staged. Personally, I've seen professional protestors get pretty nasty so this may just be evidence that they are reliably thuggish.



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The DU folks apparently believe that Karl Rove is Niccolo Machiavelli reincarnate; and they are paranoid about it. The CBS memos were a Rove plant. Now this thing. It's so pathetic it's funny.

I've seen enough video of leftist demostrators being extremely hostile, and heard enough stories of Bush yard signs being destroyed/stolen, cars with Bush stickers being keyed, hammered, or having the stickers torn off, to believe this story Now, the guy may have gone there to try to stir up trouble. Just like that Crocodile Hunter guy likes to poke snakes to get a reaction.

That being said, Al Gore should look at the Dems when he talks about brownshirts.

Posted by: Heartless Libertarian at September 17, 2004 6:42 PM

The guy does seem to be very successful at attracting attention. That is not a crime though, and appearing at opposition rallies to show how thugish your opponent's supporters are seems like just a good job of investigative reporting. However, it does put the fact that he brought small children with him in an unfavorable light.

Posted by: mikem at September 17, 2004 8:20 PM

I feel the issue is why he takes his daughter and son into a crowd of Kerry people and wave Bush signs. He was looking for trouble and his kids got used by him. He needs slapped.

Posted by: gunner at September 17, 2004 8:33 PM

Yeah... anyone who takes their kids out in public is just asking to have them roughed up.

Posted by: Ravenwood at September 17, 2004 10:21 PM

I guess you missed the story, Ravenwood. He had been attacked under the same circumstances in a prior campaign. And he chose to expose his children to the same circumstances this campaign. This is not a simple case of going "out in public".

Posted by: mikem at September 18, 2004 12:37 PM

Wow! A lot of these people on the Left need large doses of prozac or valium. What a mean thing to do to a little girl. They are humorless, mean-spirited, nazis. If they ever get to run the country the rest of us are going to need to keep a low profile. They simply don't tolerate diverse views. They love diversity, all kinds of races, creeds, and ideas as long as they are liberal.

Posted by: kjo at September 18, 2004 8:12 PM

FEAR TERROR AND PRETZELS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!!!!!!

LAURA BUSH HAD A 68 YEAR OLD MOTHER OF A DEAD US SOLDIER ARRESTED AND THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL NEWS ??? YET ANOTHER DIPSHIT REPUBLICAN USING HIS CHILDREN ASS CANNON FODDER??? BUSH DOES IT WITH TROOPS EVERYDAY....NOW LETS GET BACK TO THE CLOSED RALLIES OF THE BUSH CAMPAIGN....CLOSED FROM IDEAS ...AND THE PUBLIC....THE STEPFORD WIFE LAURA BUSH NEEDS TO PULL THAT STICK OUT OF HIS ASS HE CALLS A BACKBONE AND HAVE HIM ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AND STAND BY HIS RECORD OF LOSS ...LIKE THE LOSS OF JOBS....PENSIONS...OSAMA BIN LADEN....HIS THREE DUI MUGSHOTS... HIS COCAINE STASH....HIS HOOKED ON PHONICS TAPES ....AND MOST OF ALL THE LOSS OF 3,000 PEOPLE ON HIS FRICKIN' WATCH !!!!!! THIS WILL ALL LEAD TO THE LOSS OF THE ELECTION '04----FEAR TERROR AND PRETZELS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

USA FOR KERRY / EDWARDS '04

Posted by: JUSTIN at September 19, 2004 5:04 AM

Mike,

That makes perfect sense. If you get robbed while you're out to dinner... you leave your children at home next time you go out, so they don't get robbed.

Posted by: Ravenwood at September 19, 2004 8:45 AM

As a parent, I would say the choice of taking his children was probably not a good one, but his to make just the same.

That aside, the fact that the Demanazis feel that it was a good idea to attack him and his children, for whatever reason or cause shows just how desperate and far out of touch most of their party is.

Posted by: Tazteck at September 19, 2004 1:24 PM

Ravenwood: You are arguing like a leftist. Listen hard. No, I would not refuse to ever allow my family out if I was robbed while out to dinner. But I would not go back to the same restaurant and the same crowd that had robbed me before, with my small children. No, I would not lock them in a closet the rest of their lives. But we are not talking about that, are we. You are employing juvenile exaggerations to try to rationalize deliberately or at least carelessly exposing children to a situation that had already been proved to be dangerous.
Also, your first exaggerated sneering remark,"Yeah... anyone who takes their kids out in public is just asking to have them roughed up", is just as juvenile. That is the style of the left, to use gross exaggerations of what someone else is arguing to try to make them seem ridiculous. You invite comments from others and then make sneering and misleading remarks. I have taken up the battle against the occasional a**holes who attacked you here in the past and frankly don't feel deserving of your sarcastic misrepresentations of my comments.

Posted by: mikem at September 19, 2004 4:08 PM

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