Thursday, February 1, 2018

Now it's Stephen King. Has everything devolved into politics?

Stephen King just had to get involved on social media to take a shot at Republicans after the train they were in on, heading to a West Virginia retreat struck a sanitation truck, killing the driver and seriously injuring a passenger. He tweeted:
"A trainload of Republicans on their way to a pricey retreat hit a garbage truck," he tweeted on Thursday. "My friend Russ calls that karma."
Many people thought King was being a leftist ass as many responded to his insensitive tweet.

Piers Morgan was among the first to respond by simply tweeting: "A man died in that crash, you despicable man."

Realizing that he was exposed for the ass that he is, King posted a follow-up:
"Of COURSE sorry the truck driver died."
Note, King didn't refer to the driver as a garbage truck driver as he did when he was attacking Republicans for being of a different political persuasion than his.

The anti-Stephen King attacks continued and he soon apologized tweeting:
"A rather thoughtless tweet from me concerning the train-truck crash, for which I apologize (if one is necessary). It should be pointed out, too, that those Republican politicians, who can be heartless when they vote, immediately got out to help."
So Republicans are heartless when they vote against abortion up to 20 weeks, at a time the unborn baby is able to feel pain. Republicans are heartless when they want to impose "Kate's Law" to protect Americans from illegal immigrants with prison records from waltzing into the country and get protection in so-called 'sanctuary cities' whose liberal leaders refuse to cooperate with law enforcement. And Republicans are heartless because they tend to give significantly more in charity than Democrats.

My favorite response to King came from @mmmblake1 who tweeted:
"Was it karma when that van hit you?"
She was referring to the 1999 incident when a distracted driver struck King from behind with a van. King's injuries were quite serious and he required surgeries and physical therapy.

One would think that such a gifted writer would have the capacity to see beyond politics and his leftist prejudices against people who think differently. He is apparently only good at one thing and that doesn't make him right.

Shadenfreude is never an attractive quality.

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