Man arrested for spitting
Ravenwood - 04/21/05 06:15 AM
Anyone know who Michael Smith is? Michael Smith did an awful thing. Just awful. Smith is the Vietnam Vet who was recently arrested for spitting...
...on that that sweet and lovable Hanoi Jane Fonda during one of her book-signings. Jane Fonda, if you remember, is a famous communist sympathizer, who gave aid and comfort to the North Vietnamese, while our soldiers were fighting and dying. Due to her celebrity status, she was never prosecuted for treason, (a crime punishable by death.)
At about 9 p.m., police said 54-year-old Michael A. Smith, who had been waiting in line for about 90 minutes, passed a book to Fonda and then spit a large amount of tobacco juice into her face.
They said Smith then ran away and was taken into custody by off-duty officers, who were providing security for the event.
That's right, Smith stood in line for 90 minutes, waiting patiently, for the opportunity to spit right in her face. He didn't charge at her with a pie like a raving kamikazee. He didn't wing a key-lime
at her, only to miss and be beaten up by spectators and dragged off by security. No, he waited patiently.
Still, this type of behavior is bad, bad, bad. No one should resort to such petty assaults. I think Smith deserves jail time. (If I were prosecuting this, I'd ask for 15 minutes in jail and a one dollar fine... and no more spitting for three months.)
Although he was arrested for disorderly conduct, Fonda will not press charges.
Thank you Michael!!
For endangering our military & POWs , Hanoi Jane should have been charged with treason.
I wish I could donate to the Michael Smith defense fund. He's my hero.
An Old Man
Kudos to Mike Smith! I'm a disabled Vietnam Veteran, I work a 6-buck an hour job at age 58, and I'm not famous, so if I ever did what Hanoi Jane did, I would have been locked up so fast that my Purple Heart and CIB would have flown off my shirt! Yes, Mike DID do what a lot of Vietnam Vets would like to have done, and for those who think that I have "issues," you're damn right I have issues, but telling me to "get over it" doesn't work that easily. There are a few images from that era that stay with me - JFK's trip to Dalls; General Loam executing the VC in the street; RFK bleeding on the floor in the kitchen; the monk who set fire to himself; Doctor King and the motel balcony; and, of course, Hanoi Jane sitting in the seat of an NVA anti-aircraft gun, smiling, just as happy as if she had common sense! That "photo opportunity" did more harm for the average GI in-country than any amount of bushwah that Hanoi Hannah handed out, and she is STILL too dumb to understand that. Oh, she "apologized" for that picture? That makes all the difference in the world to the guys on The Wall, and to their families and it "makes it all better" for the Vietnam Veterans who are alive today with their memories and the myriad problems they carry daily. Jane Fonda? What the hell does she really care? She has it made, and she can write off the cost of cleaning her blouse. And she thinks that because she apologized in her book that she can literally "write" off the cost of her action in North Vietnam... no way, Hanoi Jane - you don't get my respect, you don't get me to accept your piss-poor apology - it don't wash. You wanted to make a statement, and you sure did. Payback is supposed to be a mother... all I can say is what goes around comes around... tobacco spit? "...don't mean nothin'..." Peace... hank
I wonder if her actions would have been treated differently if she had not been famous? What I don't understand is soldiers who say that they are fighting for, or have fought for freedom, then get upset when someone uses that freedom to voice an opinion that differs.
Giving aid and comfort to enemy troops is not the same as voicing an opinion.
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