Wednesday, March 07, 2007

It's Still Puzzling To Me...

...why there are so many so-called "progressive" politicians like Ted Kennedy, Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein - self-professed champions of women's rights - who would rather see a woman stabbed multiple times and set on fire in a parking lot than read a story about her life being saved by an armed citizen.

As customers watched in horror Sunday afternoon, a man stabbed a woman and attempted to set her on fire in the parking lot of a Jackson store, witnesses said.

The attack was stopped by a passer-by, who held the man at gunpoint until police arrived, witnesses said.

But, I thought we were supposed to just giving the attacker what he wants. Didn't this guy get the memo? All this woman's husband wanted was to stab her and set her on fire. What's the big deal?

The suspect, Henry Watson, 42, was arrested and is expected to face aggravated assault charges, Jackson Police Department Cmdr. Lee Vance said. Watson's wife, Gracie Watson, 42, was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical center, where she was listed in good condition.

"It wasn't five minutes from when she had left my line when I heard a scream outside," said Theresa Stuckey, a cashier at the Family Dollar at 516 Nakoma Drive in Jackson. "I looked out, and (the attacker) was on top of her stabbing her, and stabbing her and stabbing her.

"She was screaming, 'Help, he's trying to kill me!' She was rolling on the ground, trying to get out of the way, but he kept stabbing her. He stabbed her about 20 times in the neck, back and arms."

As the attack continued, people were yelling at the man to stop and honking their horns, Stuckey said. She said she called 911.

Pop Quiz Time

Which of the following tactics can be found in the pages of the "Self-Defense For Liberals Handbook"?

(A) Pleading with the assailant
(B) Honking the car horn
(C) Calling 911
(D) All of the above

"He was just standing over her hacking away," said Dolly Baker, who had just left the Save-A-Lot store next door when she saw the attack.

But, I don't understand! People were yelling at him! Telling him to stop! And, honking their horns even! Why didn't he stop brutally attacking his defenseless wife?

Baker said she watched the man pour gasoline on the victim then try to strike a match.

That sounds familiar. But I have to wonder, since this incident happened in Mississippi, one of those gun-happy redneck states we hear so much about from the Menino-Bloomberg Disarmament Campaign, why didn't this guy just walk into the woods and pick an Uzi off a nearby guntree?

"He was literally trying to kill that lady in broad daylight," she said.

Baker said a passer-by stopped the attack.

"He told the man, 'Stop, or I'm going to shoot. And if you run, I'm going to kill you,'" Baker said.

The man held Watson at bay until police arrived at the scene.

I can only assume that when the gun-grabbers say, "If it saves just ONE life, it will be worth it.", what they really mean is, "If it costs us a few thousand lives a year to achieve our totalitarian police state, then so be it. Christ, anything is better than ceding power and responsibility to the proletariat."

Treasonous, lowlife scum, the lot of them.

I'll bring the tar.