Friday, October 24, 2008

Texas Woman In Pennsylvania Claims She Was Beaten By A Robber Because She Had A McCain Bumper Sticker

Elections can become nasty. If this one was not previously considered nasty, it is now. A Pennsylvania woman claims that she was attacked at an ATM in Pittsburgh because she sported a John McCain bumper sticker on her car. At this point, the Pittsburgh Police Department cannot confirm whether a man attacked this woman because she had a McCain sticker on her car. The investigation is ongoing.

According to the alleged victim, a man approached her Wednesday night at an ATM in the city's East End, put a blade to her neck and demanded money. After she gave him $60, the man "punched her in the back of the head, knocking her to the ground, and he continued to punch and kick her while threatening to teach her a lesson for being a McCain supporter." The woman also claimed that the attacker "called her a lot of names and stated that 'You are going to be a Barack supporter,' at which time he scratched into her face a backward letter 'B' on the right side of her face."

If this is true, this is ridiculous. It is an election, not a revolution.

*** Apparently, the woman's allegations were not true. She was apparently a frustrated McCain campaign volunteer who made up the story of this in a politically inspired attack. There is no such place in our system for false accusations or violence. ***

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is why I don't think the polls are accurate. If you publicly support McCain, some brand you as a racist or worse...

Anonymous said...

You can't blame Obama for the idiots that support him.

Anonymous said...

So you say you want a revolution, yeah, we are all doing what we can... but if you talk about death and destruction, man you can count be out. You know its gonna be all right. Alright...

Beatle boy

Ms Calabaza said...

sorry,something about this story just smells to me . . . don't be surprised if this turns out to be a hoax.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Anonymous said...

The B is backwards. Could that be self inflicted?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone not find it the least bit wierd that 1.) no video of the assault was caught at the ATM 2.) the B carved into her face "backwards," suggests self infliction 3.) she refused medical help after being attacked by a black male 6'4" who would have inflicted much more damage than she's led on to investigators 4.) the Police have not substantiated her claim (maybe because she lying.

Anonymous said...

Could be a desparate campaign ploy!

Anonymous said...

Where da video?

Puller said...

Maybe she was branded with a scarlette letter B, only backwards because she was unconventional and B because she was not good enough to get an A.

Courtesy of Kate said...

A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in California when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud towards him.

The driver, a young man in a Armani suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the cowboy, 'If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?'

Bud looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, 'Sure, Why not?'
The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer,connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.

The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg , Germany ..

Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses a MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response.

Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-Tech Miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and finally turns to the cowboy and says, 'You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves.'

'That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves,' says Bud.

He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on amused as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.

Then Bud says to the young man, 'Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?'

The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, 'Okay, why not?'

'You're a Congressman for the U.S. Government', says Bud.

'Wow! That's correct,' says the yuppie, 'but how did you guess that?'

'No guessing required', answered the cowboy. 'You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You tried to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about cows...this is a herd of sheep. . .. .

Now give me back my dog.

Anonymous said...

Is this why they call Pennsylvania a battle ground state?

Anonymous said...

ouch

Secrets said...

That was a cute joke Kate.

There's no video? This is B.S.

It was probably Sarah Palin's daughters baby daddy.

Mr. Noface said...

@Kate

That joke made me LOL a lot louder than I expected to.

As for the story, when I heard about it on CNN (or was it MSNBC?) something about it seemed fishy. As others have been asking, where is the atm video? was the B really backwards? Did the woman really refuse medical attention after being hit and kicked by a 6'4" black man...REALLY? I don't know man. I guess we will have to wait and see.

Mr. Noface said...

Well, it seems like we aren't the only ones who are skeptical about this woman's story.

http://newsone.blackplanet.com/elections/is-ashley-todd-a-fraud/

Mr. Noface said...

Sorry for the triple post, but I just heard on MSNBC that this woman's entire story was a hoax.

It is a shame that things have come to this.

Secrets said...

Damn Republicans. Wasting out time with bogus claims. Then blaming an innocent black man. Damn shame.

Secrets said...

meant to type "our"

Legal Pub said...

Looks like it was a hoax. That is why we try to use words like "claimed" and try not to mention the race of the alleged victim or alleged attacker. Fact is, the color of one's skin should not be relevant.

Secrets said...

You're right Legal, in a perfect world the color of ones skin shouldnt matter.

Why did she claim her assailant was a black man instead of a white man???