Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Crook, the Clown, the Stoner or the Vandal?

I've been looking for a sobriquet for Jill Stein, to use in the phrase "Who are you gonna choose, the crook, the clown, the stoner or  . . . ?" for a while. Tree hugger was vaguely appropriate, but not really, because, although she's from the "Green" Party, her agenda seems to be more SJW type foofarah than straight environmentalism. To fill that gap, she's kindly stepped up to the plate with breaking some simple property laws that most of us choose to abide by most of the time:
Jill Stein to be charged with vandalism:
Still thinking about casting a vote for Green Party candidate Jill Stein? If so, perhaps one of the things you like about her is her well known opposition to fossil fuels, pipelines and, well… pretty much anything that keeps the lights on which doesn’t involved a windmill. She’s certainly dedicated to the cause, as she demonstrated (literally and figuratively) in North Dakota this week. But rather than simply voicing her displeasure with a local pipeline project, she decided to take it one step further and commit some vandalism. (Inforum)
More than 100 protesters gathered at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site Tuesday where two people bound themselves to bulldozers and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was meeting with pipeline opponents.
A woman and a man attached themselves to equipment east of State Highway 6 using the same type of casting material used by demonstrators last week. The gathering began about 10 a.m. Tuesday northwest of the main pipeline protest site. About 75 people remained by 12:30 p.m.
That report doesn’t really get into the vandalism aspect of the story, but there’s evidence available which leaves the question in little doubt. The video of Stein engaging in the spray painting is embedded in this tweet from a local news station.

I suppose the video was too much for area law enforcement to ignore because local media is now reporting that Stein will face charges. . . (Bismarck Tribune)
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who is accused of spray-painting equipment Tuesday at a Dakota Access Pipeline work site, will face charges for her action, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said in a press conference…
However, as noted by HotAir:
In closing, I would simply note for any liberals who may have wandered across this column by accident that Stein’s crimes are still orders of magnitude less serious than Hillary Clinton’s. So if you were going to vote for Hillary, switching over to Jill remains a great idea. Go for it.

1 comment:

  1. Jill Stein faces life in prison for vandalism, while Hillary Clinton is looking forward to two terms in the White House as a result of 30 years involved in skulduggery and malfeasance of all kinds.