If we want them to act like adults than we need to act like one too

United States
August 16, 2010 8:39pm CST
An anti war protester hit Senator Carl Levin in the face with an apple pie during a Armed Service committee meeting with theh public. Needless to say she was arrested. She said she did it to show that democrats are just as responsible for the wars as the republicans. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_senator_pie_in_face;_ylt=AiBBUjY4_YAV6YjtNZB8lues0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNxdmlxZWQ3BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwODE3L3VzX3NlbmF0b3JfcGllX2luX2ZhY2UEY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwM4BHBvcwM1BHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDd29tYW5oaXRzc2Vu This is just stupid. We complain our elected officials act like immature spoiled brats and then the public turns around does this....there are better ways to get your point across without acting like a child. What do you think of what the woman did? What should she have done to get her point across in a more adult manner?
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@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
17 Aug 10
Personally, I think its funny. I know its immature, childish, and a whole host of other adjectives. On a side note, it could have also been extremely dangerous for the Senator in someone getting that close. Although, it probably fulfilled some secret desire to hit a Senator in a face with a pie. Yes, I know there are better more mature ways to communicate but it is still funny.
• United States
17 Aug 10
I don't find it funny. I find it childish and immature. Neither of those things should be mixed with politics.
• United States
17 Aug 10
A pie in the face is old school physical humor. It didn't use to be not funny. In fact, many comedy shows relied on the old pie in the face as a sight gag. That and food fights were guaranteed to grab a few laughs. Yes, it is childish and immature. I agreed with that. But when I first read it, it was funny.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
17 Aug 10
there were a million ways she could have articulated. But I agree she hurt her cause with her immature actions.
• United States
17 Aug 10
She ruined her message with her actions....and is now sitting in jail. There were better ways to get her point across without looking like a crazy joke.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
17 Aug 10
I agree, kind of similar to the code pink group that keeps trying to arrest Karl Rove and end up arrested themselves
@jb78000 (15178)
17 Aug 10
learning how to make political protests from unfunny slapstick is never a good idea.
• United States
17 Aug 10
Nope...never is...but it is something this woman obviously never learned.
@xfahctor (14114)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
17 Aug 10
"She said she did it to show that democrats are just as responsible for the wars as the republicans." .....And pieing a guy in the facce acomplishes this...how?
• United States
17 Aug 10
I have no idea....I can't follow her logic either...but then I have matured past the level of a 10 year old so I guess that is why I don't understand it.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
17 Aug 10
I learned a long time ago that, the moment you resort to violence, you lose credibility. If this woman and her friends want to be taken seriously they need to stop acting like street thugs, have valid arguments and express them. Assaulting someone is never acceptable.
• United States
17 Aug 10
Looks like there are a lot of people that still need to learn that lesson. she is sitting in jail and deserves it.
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
17 Aug 10
I'm always amused by these anti-war types who resort to violence, even if the weapon is just a pie. Either way, she really didn't accomplish anything aside from making a fool of herself and potentially facing serious criminal charges for attacking a US Senator. In this day and age it just so much easier, and less problematic, to make a blog saying all the nasty things you want about our politicians. Blogs really get to a lot of people and are certainly more respected than some idiot throwing pies.
@EvanHunter (4030)
• United States
17 Aug 10
The reality of it is if she hadn't pulled this stunt we would have never heard of her or what she had to say. It may have cast what she had to say in a negative light but if she had not have thrown the pie we wouldn't be talking about her right now.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
17 Aug 10
I don't think "politics" has anything to do with this. Some people are just unstable. Of course, many words can be used - spoiled, immature, stupid, violent, unstable, etc. Personally, I think it's just selfishness. She made it about her and her anger and her attention and her need to physically harm someone to get her point across. Obviously it's the wrong approach to take. But these type of morons exist. I'd say at least 1 in 50 in the world act like this. That little Justin Beber (sp?) guy got smacked with a bottle at one of his concerts. Ouch! I've seen it happen to Kid Rock, Axl Rose, James Hetfield, and other on-stage performers too. And I remember in the NFL, I think it was in Denver, when fans started throwing D batteries at players! D! They're friggin' huge. And they threw snowballs at everyone in New York (Jersey) one year. And they're always throwing stuff onto the field at Fenway or Yankee Stadium in MLB. Yeah. Spoiled, selfish - just flat out "me, me, me" behavior that should result in jail, jail, jail. Throw the soap at Bubba--or Bubbette in this case--to escape shower sodomy. Then come out and see how much like you hitting people in the face with objects simply because you're mad at them. Idiots.