Because when when they keep losing the argument, their next step it to try to shut up the other side.
Connected, from Hanson: Why liberals think what they do
About the dirtbags at TSA:
And there it is — stripped of pretense or dissembling, the core of
the TSA's argument: shut the fuck up about us or terrorists will kill
Governments and government minions accrete power through fear. The
TSA — like so many other agencies of post-9/11 American government — has
been doing it for years; Farbstein just dumbed it down a bit more than
they usually do.
And it's necessary to molest your kid and feel you up and humiliate people in public to keep them safe...
Well, when you work with terrorists, you take the chance of them biting you; sucks, don't it, doc?
Based on the documents Dr. Best has submitted, the New Mexico court
should probably issue a temporary restraining order against Marino. It
appears that she has engaged in true threats, as opposed to mere
rhetoric, and that she may pose a genuine physical danger to Dr. Best if
she ever comes near him. The rule of law protects even those who scorn
it. Just as freedom of expression protects the Phelpses and the Skokie
Nazis who would ditch it in a heartbeat if they took power, laws
against threats of violence protect even those who sneer at them, like
But I can't see why anyone either inside our outside of the animal
rights movement should ever take Dr. Steven Best seriously again.
Edited to add: Commenter Dan Weber points out this revealing gem:
She has always talked about killing herself, and that she
would "take someone out with her"; I now fear that person will not be a
medical researcher/vivesector she loathes so intensely, but rather me.
Emphasis, and evidence of sociopathy, in original.
I probably should be bigger than this, but there's always something satisfying when a jerk like this has his tactics turned on him, and he squeals to the people he despises for protection.