people are OBSESSED with prison rape.
Maybe the author is a bit of a jerk himself but you have to be on his side. There's nothing about this that makes me think he was in the wrong. And unless he actually does get "ass raped in juvie" you can be pretty sure the kid will think twice before doing anything like this in public again, at least not without 10 buddies with him.
I would have clapped for him.
And propper response to being called a faggot all depends on what your sexual orientation really is.
Homo: Uhm, yeah, what's your point?
Non-homo: That's not what yer mom said last night.
It all works out.
Unfortunately there's a lot of people on the bus who need to be put into a choke hold. Do you ride the bus David?
I root for the puncher. The kid was a punk and he needed someone to slap him around.
I saw a similar thing the other day: Some punk on the train to Portland flipped off the very nice bartender and called her a "n****r". She told him, in no uncertain terms and at some length, where to go, and some do-gooder (who didn't see the original scene) went off on her about "disrespecting" him.
Punks don't need to be shown respect. That's why they're punks. The only way they can possibly be saved from a lifetime of punkiness is to slap them around a little and show that no one respects them.
I gotta say that I must sympathize with the puncher too, even if his tone creeps me out. After enough time in an urban area dealing with little shits like that in my daily life, there's a part of me that feels like going all Bernie Goetz on them, too.
Thank you Bitchslap. I believe the world would be a much better place if the average citizen was more likely to stand up and knock down a disrespectful mofo. Of course, this could go overboard, but in cases like the one described I think that everyone should have been clapping. The only reason punks like this can get away with stuff like this in public is an apathetic society afraid of him. I'm pretty sure the kid isn't going to take the same actions in the future. (oh, and even if it was just a pissed of person who found a worthy pinata- if the pinata is worthy shouldn't someone be swinging for candy?)
More punks need to have the shit kicked out of them!
I am tired of waiting for a bus in the rain because some asshole thought it would be fun to break all the glass in the shelter. These are the same assholes who go around scratching their illegible initials into store front windows and tag peoples houses (a friend of mine in Crown Hill has had to paint over graffiti on his house three times since November. I suggested we lay in wait for them and as soon as they have can in hand we paintball the shit out of them).
Pretty much everyone who sends in their diatribes to I, Anonymous are either subhumans or humans confessing their subhuman inner desires.
The punk got what he deserved and Mr. Anonymous is a hero. Seattle needs more people with spines and fewer people sitting on the bus staring at the floor (or criticizing those who do do something).
In Australia, "root" is slang for "fuck." Just sayin'.
I think the "rule" you're thinking of applies only in situations at the end of a sentence, not for a phrase in the middle of one. Also, don't many writers/editors believe that rule to be more myth than truth at this point? That's what I'm rooting for.
way to go anon. With a mouth like that on him and how easy you took him down, hopefully he got some sense knocked into him... otherwise you are right, something else will be knocked into him soon enough.
Huzzah for Mr. Anonymous. Rudness and punkness (punkhood? punkliness?) can only flourish when reasonable people refuse to stand up for what's right and call out the assholes. He's 100% in the right.
This is clearly a case of good ol' American vigilantism. I bet Anonymous has all of the Death Wish and Dirty Harry movies on DVD. Sure high school kids are dickheads (I was one not too long ago), but sometimes you have to just laugh them off. The very fact that he was confronted about it probably would have made him think twice next time, and his reaction was clearly out of fear. Baiting him with threats of prison rape and chasing him off the bus are the actions of someone with a chip on their shoulder and some anger management issues. However, if Anonymous would be willing to dress in a bat-suit and protect this fair city by night, I would endorse this unique brand of justice.
Despite the murder rate going down, there is a new trend of murders being committed simply because the victim disrespected the murderer. So, boo vigilantism.
Speaking of annoying passengers on the bus. Last night, a jam-packed #8 was subjected to a spastic Rastafarian who would not shut up all the way between Mercer and Stewart. The icing on the cake was that he got on the wrong fucking bus. He repeatedly yelled "Ganja" at random intervals. I think he's smoked a little too much.
Am I fucking crazy? You're going to hold Anonymous to higher standards than you hold the kid why? You're going to play hard line with vigalante behavior and wax humanist with the kid?
I'm not a fan of do gooders going overboard and I don't think cops and juvie are my first choice of recourse for the little shitstain but goddamn, you'd be surprised what a simple fat lip can do for an asshole's since of protocol. That is a commodity Seattle is running conspicuously low on. Good lookin' to Cap'n America. Fuck it. Not bad for a hall monitor.
Keshemi @ 16 says "Despite the murder rate going down, there is a new trend of murders being committed simply because the victim disrespected the murderer. So, boo vigilantism.".
Huh? How does that relate to this situation? These murders aren't vigilantism. They're just what happens now that any young hood has a gun - before, they would have just had a fistfight.
And can you fairly call this vigilantism? Anonymous was holding the kid down until the cops came, not kicking his ass down the street.
This is great if you imagine the scenario with Dwight Schrute using dramatic clinical terms ("Will you be as brave after experiencing the horrors of prison rape?") and yelling "Citizen's arrest!" as he awkwardly tackles the perp.
gosh, can't we just hate both of them. why choose sides?
We're just supposed to laugh off some high school kid trashing the bus because kids will be kids? What a stupid thing to say. Every repair that has to be made comes out of the transit budget (i.e. taxes), which means less money for all the improvements we would like to see.
I ride the bus because I have to, and frankly as bad as the service is, I wouldn't try to justify commuting by car to a job that's only two miles away.
As a rider I am really tired of bored teenagers, junkies, and vagrants trashing the buses that so many of us depend on. I suspect that if you don't think it's much of a hassle, you either drive a car or are one of the people trashing the bus.
...pray to whatever titantic pussy you worship
There's nothing wrong with worshipping pussy, "titantic" or no. That's all I'm sayin'.
I spent 10 days in juvi (a few years ago...) and never once got ass-raped, or even ass-felt or ass-caressed. The guards did spend a lot of time trying to scare us about how we would be ass-raped if we ever ended-up (no pun intended) in King County Jail as adults. And I vote for the lady who told the kid to stop carving his name. I like her style.
I gotta say, it was a lot easier being a liberal before I rode the bus.
@12 is right, there is not a single solitary thing inherently wrong with ending a sentence, let alone a clause with a preposition. Like the imagined prohibition on split infinitives it originated with Victorian blowhards (especially Dryden) who thought that English sprang directly from Latin and that any phrase that couldn't be directly translated into Latin couldn't be good English. They were wrong; English owes more to German and French than to Latin and is capable of constructions denied to the ancient Romans. Come out of the linguistic closet and celebrate your language's flexibility!
God, I sound like Mudede.
Huh? How does that relate to this situation? These murders aren't vigilantism. They're just what happens now that any young hood has a gun - before, they would have just had a fistfight
Do you think news reporters give a fuck when young hoods are killing each other? The new trend is among middle class suburbanites and other people (who supposedly matter more than black kids) killing their neighbors over petty disputes and disrespect.
I also wasn't responding specifically to the I, Anonymous post. A number of commenters have expressed a desire to see punks get beat down to "teach them respect." A middle class guy who gets gunned down for flipping off his neighbor certainly would have learned some respect, if he weren't dead.
You should have carved "faggot" on his forehead,first for destroying property that we pay for in taxes and raised bus faires.Next you should have got back on the bus and thrown every fucking crack headed weirdo out onto the street with the little punk.Maybe there should be some vigilante style rules on the bus;NO CRACKHEADS on the bus.You weirdo`s take your goddamn medication.And for the love of God take a Bath you foul smelly bus trolls!!!
Actually, given that prison rape may be more common than outside-prison rape, I'd say we don't pay enough attention to it. It's a serious brutal crime that is treated largely as a joke, and our treatment (or non-treatment) of it says a lot about just how fucked up we are as a society.
i guess there is something to be said for a fascist state--the buses run on time AND no one dares deface them. where's saddam hussein when you need him? oh, that's right! bush killed him for dissing his dad! but all kidding aside, it is gratifying to read about little pukes like that getting slapped upside the head, isn't it?
what kind of people do you think ride the city bus? Nobody needs stupid vigilante idiots roaming the metro buses beating people down. Metro is well aware that there will be a certain bit of vandalism and it is up to them as a business to safeguard their property, not the consumers. If you want a nice clean environment, don't ride public transportation, dummy.
Yeah, cause rape is a good way to punish grafitti and sass and throwing around the word faggot. Teenagers are a pain in the ass. Most grow out of it. Grown-ups on power trips and a serious case of ass panic on the other hand, stay assholes.
Prison Rape is an abomination, talking about it as a crime deterrent for being a loser teenager is sick. No one should ever be raped. Ever.
i ride the bus and i hate it. nuff said.
-- a agree with #2 and #5... fully.
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