33 thoughts on “Virgil Goode: “Bigot.””

  1. That’s absolutely ridiculous, whoever did that.

    I have to admit that I’m impressed by the gold lettering. Too bad the font’s not the same.

    You might want to change that to ‘*photo* courtesy of The Hook.’ Lest anyone get the wrong idea.

    Oops. Yeah. Good point.

  2. “Number of minds he changed: 0
    Number of hearts hardened: Too many”

    Yeah, I agree that Virgil’s letter didn’t change any minds and instead hardened hearts against him. Stupid letter, stupid, bigoted fool who wrote it.

    “That’s absolutely ridiculous, whoever did that.”
    Oh, your comment refers to guy who painted it? (or gal?) Hmm… it’s tasteless, but if Virgil sees fit to call things as he sees fit, turnabout is fair play.

  3. That’s absolutely ridiculous, whoever did that.

    But tastefully done. Obviously the perp paid some time and attention to matching the tone of the office, so that it would become a “stealther” and stay up longer.

    I don’t think that office vandalism was warranted, but I can’t help being amused at this. I’m glad the Hook took and ran the shot–I’ve wanted a photo of it since I first saw it.

  4. Yeah, Confederate flag stickers and macaca on campaign signs… This is like the street thuggery of Hitler, all from the supporters of the Party of tolerance…

    If you didn’t feel that that action was appropriate Waldo, you would be embarrassed to publicize it….

    Rather than critique the artists inability to get the font right…

    Instead you throw it up on your blog, like this is the thing to do!

  5. “This is like the street thuggery of Hitler”

    You guys just can’t get away from that Hitler stuff, can you?

  6. Spank,

    How do you know what party, if any, the vandal belongs to? Could be a libertarian or a green or a Republican for all you know.

  7. “…This is like the street thuggery of Hitler, all from the supporters of the Party of tolerance…”

    Spanky,
    Did you manage to keep a straight face while you typed this?

  8. If you didn’t feel that that action was appropriate Waldo, you would be embarrassed to publicize it….

    Instead you throw it up on your blog, like this is the thing to do!

    Just to be clear, Chris, anything that you write about on your blog…you support? I just want to make sure that we’re playing by the same rules here.

  9. The fringe has spoken.

    Chris, are you still claiming that ‘Maxfield’ will give the RPV an edge in the Legislature this year?

    As for the descriptor used on the window, It is surprising to me that it took so long for somebody to do something like this. Next year, I am hoping for a Virgil Goode crop circle.

    Hey, one can hope, right?

  10. Regardless Jack (Happy New Year to you BTW)
    Publicizing an act of vandalism is a bonus for the perpetrator ! This act should be not be rewarded but instead chastised.

    Tris:

    Imagine if Barney Frank’s office had oh, I don’t know, “Butt Pirate” nicely installed beneath it or maybe other more offensive language (use your imagination)… Would there be outrage? How many posts, and how many weeks would you be posting it for?

    Harry,
    No I am afraid not, we gotta drag Hitler into most everything :-) How about Hugo Chavez, he is a lefty, and I hear he employs street thugs, ala Sadaam….

    PS Happy New Year to you two also…

  11. Waldo says:
    “Just to be clear, Chris, anything that you write about on your blog…you support? I just want to make sure that we’re playing by the same rules here”

    I think you are going to have a hard time finding me publicize vandalism against Dem Candidates in our area (across the Mtn Here), because we do not engage in it.

    As a sign guy myself, I do not want people vandalizing or stealing my stuff, the only fair game in sign wars, is median strip stuff, which I do not include in front of a supporters house, if they have no room in the yard. (would not touch it)

    Frankly Waldo, I think you like the message, your comments reinforce that, as there is no indignation, have you mentioned that maybe Virgil is a ‘bigot’ before?

    (curious that the preview screen is gone, site improvement?)

  12. I think you are going to have a hard time finding me publicize vandalism against Dem Candidates in our area (across the Mtn Here), because we do not engage in it.

    You’ve lost me. I don’t engage in vandalism, either.

    Frankly Waldo, I think you like the message, your comments reinforce that, as there is no indignation

    Ah, so if I’m insufficiently indignant about something, then I support it? Flipping through other photos I’ve presented without condemning their contents, I see that I (apparently) favor racism, sinkholes, duck juice, Jesus’ choice in watches, former Republican City Councilor Rob Schilling and misspelled signs.

    Wow. I’m a right bastard.

    I wonder what you turn out to support, Chris?

    have you mentioned that maybe Virgil is a ‘bigot’ before?

    Nope, never have. You’d be hard-pressed to find me ever passing any kind of a value judgment on Rep. Goode. I disagree with many of his words and actions, but seldom have much to say negative about him as an individual.

  13. “Publicizing an act of vandalism is a bonus for the perpetrator”

    And, would logic tell us that publicizing a beheading is a bonus for the perpetrator?

    Just wondering.

  14. Harry’s got a point. The fact that this act of vandalism is getting press (albeit the kind of press that makes some of us chuckle behind our hands) does increase the chance that an citizen with possible information on whodunnit will step forward.

    I don’t see it benefiting the perp at all. At the most, the publicity will trigger someone to step forward and say something like, “Ya know, when I got out of Miller’s around 2 am, I saw a shifty looking guy about 5’7″, wearing a dark blue jacket and carrying a bag that clanked like it had cans in it hanging out in front of that building.”

    At the least, all the closet chortling may make the perp confident enough to do something like it again, increasing the chance that s/he will get caught.

  15. Vandalism like this probably wouldn’t be news if it weren’t for two elements. (A member of the media and I were discussing this today — these are his thoughts, although I agree with him.) First, this comes while there is a great deal of criticism of Goode for precisely what he’s accused of via graffiti. Second, the fact that this particular graffito is so cleverly executed, given how it blends in. Lacking either of these two elements, it wouldn’t make sense for the media to pick up on it.

  16. Funny, I thought it was us jack-booted conservatives who were afraid of open and honest debate and had to use stormtroopers to make our point. Between Waldo putting the ix-nay on some morbid post and this vandalism of Goode’s office, I’d say it’s pretty clear where things stand now.

  17. Uh. Yeah. I ordered my stormtroopers to vandalize Rep. Goode’s office in order to stifle open and honest debate. Nothing scares a man speechless like low-key gold lettering. That’s me, always ordering around my stormtroopers to do my bidding.

    Damn me!

    *shakes fist*

  18. Ahhhh, you know what I mean. These days, the rent-a-mob shout-’em-downs are, in the main, from left. Just ask Rahm Emmanuel about Mother Sheehan.

  19. Coming in a little late on this but…

    Julia wrote:

    Hmm… it’s tasteless, but if Virgil sees fit to call things as he sees fit, turnabout is fair play.

    Difference- Virgil owned the paper he used to communicate his ugly speech. This jackass doesn’t own the window s/he used for her/his “turnabout.”

  20. “Publicizing an act of vandalism is a bonus for the perpetrator”

    And, would logic tell us that publicizing a beheading is a bonus for the perpetrator?

    Just wondering.”

    That is a good point Harry… I noticed that Waldo ‘censored’ the post he didn’t like (reinforcing a Conservative’s argument), and gladly publicized the other…. (A virtual beheading for Goode Maybe?)

    both attacks upon American citizens…. I’ve been down this road with Waldo, and he refused to see my logic… Maybe this will help move that discussion forward :-)

  21. “(A virtual beheading for Goode Maybe?)”

    Quintessential example of hyperbole.

    “I’ve been down this road with Waldo, and he refused to see my logic…”

    You must have a logical thought for someone to see the logic of it.

    “You got caught with your pants down here, Chris.”

    At least he wasn’t flipped upside down…

  22. “You got caught with your pants down here, Chris.”

    At least he wasn’t flipped upside down…

    Waldo hasn’t mastered the “levicorpus” spell yet?

  23. Just a thought – perhaps if those of us in the 5th who tried to phone or email Virgil were actually able to give our view about our clearly bigoted congressman’s creative writing, then perhaps the individual(s) involved wouldn’t have needed to contact Virgil the only way left using their creative writing! : )

  24. I don’t believe that. I believe that Virgil is stubborn enough that only something truly shocking would get through to him.
    I think he’s become jaded and power hungry. I think the washington post said it well “evidently in a state of xenophobic delirium”.
    No one who is.. down to earth.. on this planet.. or sane could truly believe such horrible things. I don’t believe its possible, but I can be wrong.
    We’ve come so far in the past 100 years, seeing such racism, bigotry and intolerance is a bit of a shock. Seeing it in our political system which is supposed to be a council of the wisest, smartest, and most qualified.. it’s mildly depressing.

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