Monday, March 29, 2010

Mike Lupica Needs to "Stop"

I read Mike Lupica's absurd column on the Tea Party in The New York Daily News.

There is a picture of a STOP sign with the name "Obama" spray painted under it. The caption under it reads, "Near a suburban school, one of many graffiti-hit signs that serve as mindless political protest." It pretty much sets the whole tone for Lupica's article which begins ominously:

We are 100 yards, no more than that, from the front entrance to the school. There is a stop sign here, and underneath the word "Stop" someone has spray-painted " Obama."

Stop Obama.

Why has somebody done it? Because in the current climate, people have been convinced they can. Or, more likely, that they should.

My son is in the seat next to me in the car. He says, "This isn't the only one. There are others in different parts of town."

Um, where exactly was Lupica between noon on January 20, 2001 and noon on January 20,2009? Maybe he was too busy paying attention to the New York Yankees to notice. But I spent most of that time living within walking distance of Boston's Fenway Park and there were "Stop Bush" signs everywhere.

In fact, there were "Stop Bush" signs all over America. Even in Reno, Nevada.

If only Lupica would "stop" and take a moment to think before he committed pen to paper.

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