So, members of a cappella group from Yale University were ambushed and beat up following their performance at a party in San Francisco. Apparently their rendition of the 'Star Spangled Banner' sparked taunts and threats from fellow party goers. When the group left the party they were attacked by dozens of assailants which resulted in scrapes, black eyes and concussions.
Oh hell, here it comes....the storm is the horizon. It will only be a matter of time before the right-wing nuts pick up this story and run like rabid sheep. I can already hear the "San Fransisco Values" rhetoric coming from the wing-nuts. I'm sure for good measure they will claim "San Fransisco hates America" because the 'Star Spangled Banner' supposedly sparked taunts and the eventual attack.
My question is, "Was it an insulting rendition that caused such a response"?
Nonetheless, set your egg-timers for the fake outrage from the right. Anyone taking bets?
Update (4:00 PM ET):
So, it appears that the attack was thug-like and homophobic in nature and had nothing to do with some trumped up "leftist Anti-Americanism". Will the right wing-nuts claim the Yale kids (Comment: code word for "liberal") had it coming for wearing "unmanly" clothing and singly in an "unmanly" manner? From SFGate.com
The attack happens outside the home of two prominent San Francisco police officers, Reno Rapagnani and his wife, Leanna Dawydiak. Rapagnani's 19-year-old daughter was hosting a New Year's Eve party at the family's Richmond District home for the Baker's Dozen, who were in town as part of a West Coast tour.Photos of the injuries.
The 16 singers showed up late to the party wearing preppy sport jackets and ties, and launched into "The Star-Spangled Banner." A couple of uninvited guests started mocking them, and allegedly the words "faggot" and "homo" were tossed -- and so were a couple of punches.
The loud noise drew relatives from next door, who promptly ordered the house cleared. The Yale kids, most of whom were staying with a family a block away, began heading home.
Witnesses said one of the uninvited guests pulled out his cell phone and said, "I'm 20 deep. My boys are coming." As the Yale kids heading home, they barely made it around the corner when they were intercepted by a van full of young men.
"They were surrounded, then tripped -- and when they were on the ground, they were kicked," Rapagnani said.
Update (4:15 PM ET):
I love being right!
Tolerant Lefties Beat “Homos” And “Faggots” In San Francisco.
The ever-tolerant left of Pelosiville attacked a group of college students for singing the Star-Spangled Banner.
Liberalism at its best, San Francisco style. Show any patriotism and suffer the consequences. Of course the Left will disavow the culprits and say that since the leader is from a prominient family they must be conservatives all the while ignoring that the prominent family tag applies to Nancy Pelosi and every other limosine liberal in the U.S.