On the "News and Views" page on atlanta.craigslist.org, two people posted comments earlier this month about protesters who rally every Sunday from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Wal-Mart in Newnan. Below are excerpts.
"These protestors are extreme. They consist of ONLY white men. They dress in suits and ties and hold signs protesting abortion, any and all issues dealing with homosexuals, and other liberal issues.
"Yesterday, in addition, they were yelling on their megaphones that the people of New Orleans deserved to be hit by Katrina and deserved to die because of their gambling ways and Mardi Gra [sic]."
"To the guys in Newnan, in front of Wal-Mart, Sunday evening. You are scum. Your preaching of hate makes you no better than the Muslim extremists that I'm sure you judge daily. ... You told me I was going to go to hell, because I stood up to your ignorant spewing of bile. ... A friend of mine even issued you rebuttals, citing passages from the Bible you claim to follow, and you tucked tail and ran. Cowards. As my friend said after the light turned green, if ignorance is bliss, you cretins are in heaven already.
"Please rot, like the societal decay that you are,
"The guys in the black Taurus.
"P.S. By the way, we're not gay, we're just absolutely disgusted by filth like you."
"I didn't watch baseball, football or basketball for nearly a decade because it was from…
"What about the ITP fans? Are they fat asses...?" _______________________________________________________ I suppose, but Oy and…
"Some people join unions for philosophical reasons." __________________________________________ All people join unions for philosophical reasons…
" I am asking you for your source to prove union members are leftists." _________________________________________________________…
"GO BRAVES! AND KEEP RIGHT ON GOING!...right outta town...."
Finally - common ground!