January 25, 2011

Humor police stand guard at Journal-Sentinel

Here is the Google cache-retrieved text of a reader comment that appeared under this story earlier today, and was soon removed:
How bout quit spendin our taxes all willy nilly and use it fer sometin useful like a new gun stor. We need to arm areselfs against them criminals cause theys already gots guns.
Obviously a satire, but to whom in the world is that offensive?

In fact the second sentence is an oft-repeated article of faith among Second Amendment aficionados (and is supported by the case law).

A little further down, another commenter inquires of the since-disappeared comedian, "are you related to Michael L. Musgrove"?

Musgrove is the man charged last week with transmitting a threat via Craiglist. Yet there's clearly nothing threatening in the deleted jape.


Display Name said...

Just makes all arseselfs look bad.

Display Name said...

Based on the appearance of the fellow in the mug shot, he has a MySpace, he once sported a mullet, he drinks a beer that comes in a blue can, he thinks Dave Chappelle's Rick James is funny, and he liked McCain/Palin.

None of this can be connected to his imitation of urban thug vernacular in his posting, right? Do we need to call in Prof. Esenberg for interpretation?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the JSOnline humor police also too out a hilarious comment on this bit o' news in Waukesha: http://www.jsonline.com/news/waukesha/113223039.html

Basically, the commenter ("Kathy Spancrete") wrote a sarcastic remark about how the seniors of waukesha deserve better than to live in the "tenements" in the vibrant downtown area. She went on to say that she was going to start a burlesque show in downtown in a further effort to rid the downtown of the nuisance seniors.

It was very funny, and obvious satire. I don't know how the comment police can justify removing satirical comments, but leave in the vitriolic ones.

Anonymous said...

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