Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Thug By Any Other Name


If you -- like me -- were nearly in disbelief over the statements of Maryland legislator Emmett Burns regarding his desperate attempt to shut up a Baltimore Ravens player’s support of gay marriage, I have one question for you: Were you equally outraged to read Mayor Tom Menino’s less-than-subtle threat to wield the power of government against those who spoke ideas which went against his own?

Burns: 


Menino:


Two excellent examples of men who think they own the minds of others. This buffoonery would be laughable except for one thing: the stationery they were written on.


2 comments:

Stephen Bourque said...

Good connection.

Interestingly, when this story came out, I assumed from his expressed views that Emmett Burns must be of the "religious Right" persuasion. But in fact he is a Democrat, like his fellow thug Mayor Menino.

Lynne said...

I'm surprised, but I shouldn't be. We can see the left embracing religion, particular around election time.

My argument still stands: A thug is still a thug, no matter the animal on his lapel pin. I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to find another statist thug of the Republican variety.