In the tradition of reaching “across the aisle” after a political campaign, may I present two fine examples of first-degree criminal felony stupid from last week’s headlines.
First, in Barack Obama’s adopted hometown of Chicago, we have this young lady who went to Obama’s Grant Park celebration, but didn’t take away the correct message:
Celita Hart, 19, stood silently in court today when she appeared for a bond hearing.
Prosecutors said Hart, who is black, yelled ” ‘White [expletive], [expletive] McCain–you white police can’t do nothing anymore.'” With that, she reached through the window of a squad car and slapped a white male officer in the face, according to Assistant State’s Atty. Lorraine Scaduto.
And meanwhile, in Texas, a University of Texas football player proves that drunken Facebook posting isn’t a really smart thing to do:
According to those who saw the Facebook page, Burnette updated his status shortly after Barack Obama was elected president Tuesday night and wrote that hunters should get their guns. One of the people who claimed to have seen Burnette’s original post said it also included a racial slur. Others saw what Burnette wrote and posted comments on other sites, encouraging their friends to shut down his page.
The alleged original comment? “Gather up all the hunters. We have a n—– in the Whitehouse.”
As if people needed more reasons to root for A&M and Texas Tech instead of UT.