This story over at KOS kind of stuck with me and one of the reasons it did is because just yesterday I was watching on CNN concerning a forum set up discussing race and role playing if you will about this. So when I read this story over at KOS it made me think and think also of the unstable individual in Pittsburgh who was a volunteer for the McCain campaign who had initially charged that a tall black man had assaulted her and carved a letter 'B' on her cheek, this story needless to say was picked up by the right extremists and was tried to spin every which way.
The story of course turned out to be false but it pains us to know that the story was trying to be put forth in a negative way even before the facts came out. Michelle Malkin who is a conservative blogger had her doubts from the beginning and proved to be one of the leveled headed bloggers on the conservative side out there.
Michele Malkin; I’ve reported on the great lengths that warped attention-seekers have gone to in perpetrating fake hate crimes, including beating themselves up, carving swastikas on their dorm room doors and walls, locking themselves in bathroom stalls, and burning down their own houses.
It was even reported that a McCain aide tried to push the story with this statement;
John McCain's Pennsylvania communications director told reporters in the state an incendiary version of the hoax story about the attack on a McCain volunteer well before the facts of the case were known or established -- and even told reporters outright that the "B" carved into the victim's cheek stood for "Barack," according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions.
Let's promote another story one you may not have heard of yet, let's promote a story of how Americans really help other Americans in a time of crisis one the news might have left out or just push to the side it concerns two hero's working together let's read;
We arrived around 1:00 PM, parked the Redneckmobile and got in line at the WW I Memorial. The line was already several thousand people long. We waited in line for about 2 hours, then another hour or so in the crowd. It was amazing! No friction, no short tempers, nada! And, buddy, we were packed in like sardines.
About an hour before Barack was to take the stage... my dear wife has a massive asthma attack! She drops unconcious to the ground. I am unable to even pick her up because of my disability. A young black man we had been chatting with immediately picks her up and literally runs out of the crowd carrying her. On the way, a young white man joins the procession... they both run for the edge of the crowd and yell for the EMS personnel on site.
The white man, Alex, happens to be an Iraq Veteran... not just any Veteran, but a combat medic... he immediately starts first aid with an inhaler my wife carries in her purse. It seemed like hours before EMS got there. My wife stopped breathing altogether, Alex immediately picked her up and started running for the ambulance about 200 feet away. Dumping her in the ambulance, the Medical team, along with Alex immediately start trying to force Oxygen into her and administering CPR. As soon as she was reasonably stabilized, it was off to Truman Medical Center in KC, just a few blocks away. Arriving there, they immediately intubated her and put her on a respirator. She spent two days on the respirator, coming off yesterday. She is very weak but is expected to recover.
Americans at times have different points of view they see things different than others do and in this election cycle I hope that Americans continue to be the great Americans we are and that with every bad story out there there are always good story's out there also, ones about what Americans do best and that is helping other Americans.
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