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Former DNC public relations consultant furious he was told to leave restaurant after berating diner in MAGA hat

Former DNC public relations consultant furious he was told to leave restaurant after berating diner in MAGA hat

Plays victim: “I was told to leave, not the Nazi or his Nazi girlfriend”

Can you imagine being so “triggered” by a hat that you literally shriek at another human being and call them a “racist” and a “Nazi”?  In a (crowded) restaurant?  I know I can’t.  But MAGA hats seem to have the ability to trigger just such a response from leftist bullies.

A mere few years ago, I wouldn’t have thought it possible that anyone would see a hat on someone’s head and then behave so far outside the bounds of civility, of decency, of socially acceptable behavior. But the progressive/socialist/anarchist left has sunk to these lows in astounding numbers and with astonishing frequency over the past three or so years.

In the latest display of leftist Trump Derangement Syndrome, Hill Country Barbecue Market actually did the right thing and kicked out the offending party . . . i.e. the one creating a scene because the mere sight of a MAGA hat sent him into an uncontrollable—and unfathomable—rage.

J. T. Helmstetter, who formerly worked for both the DNC and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, was so pleased with himself that he immediately took to Twitter to brag about his courage in shouting at a man who was quietly eating his dinner, calling him a “Nazi” because hat.

The Washington Post reports:

A public relations contractor who previously worked for the Democratic National Committee said that he was kicked out of Hill Country Barbecue Market after he confronted a diner wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat on the Fourth of July.

Around 8:30 p.m. — after President Trump had given his speech at the Lincoln Memorial as part of his “Salute to America” program but before the nighttime fireworks display — T.J. Helmstetter headed to Hill Country, a Penn Quarter restaurant that has been one of his favorite stops. In a text-message interview Friday, Helmstetter said that he, his partner and three other people found the place packed when they arrived.

“We had just walked in when I saw the guy sitting by the bar with the MAGA hat,” Helmstetter wrote. “I said, ‘Hey, are you from D. C.?’ ”

The man said no, and Helmstetter said he responded, “We don’t tolerate racism in this city.” The comment, according to Helmstetter, prompted the MAGA cap wearer’s companion to get up and jab her fingers into his chest. “I’m sure I said more things then, don’t remember what,” Helmstetter texted.

Did he curse at the woman?

“I’m from New Jersey, I’m sure I did. I might have said get your f—ing hands off of me or something like that,” he texted.

That’s when a Hill Country manager told Helmstetter, but not the target of his ire, to leave. On Twitter, Helmstetter said that Hill Country “chose to protect the Nazi’s right but not mine” to dine at the restaurant. Helmstetter then walked outside and called a Hill Country manager, who supported his staff’s decision to boot him.

Apparently, Helmstetter didn’t get the raving loves and feels he expected on Twitter because, according to WaPo, “the blowback came so fast and furious that Helmstetter decided to make his Twitter account private.”

In the cold accounting of Twitter, Helmstetter’s comment was getting “ratioed,” meaning his tweet had received more negative replies than likes. By Friday afternoon, before Helmstetter made his account private, his tweet had garnered nearly 2,300 likes compared with nearly 5,000 comments, many of them negative. Critics said Hill Country made the right call; they considered Helmstetter the aggressor and the intolerant one.

His account may be private, but the internet is, as they say, forever.  Here are the screenshots of his tweets (via Twitchy):

Twitchy shared the following thread by Ben Smith (not the Vox Ben Smith) who genuinely fears for tourists in DC who wear MAGA hats.

The Daily Caller was in DC on the Fourth and asked Trump supporters if they’ve ever been mistreated because of their MAGA gear.

No one in America should fear wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat; it is the slogan of our duly-elected president’s winning campaign and, as such, seems no more offensive than the “Hope and Change” hats we saw during Obama’s presidency.

To many people, Obama’s campaign slogan represented everything that was anathema to them and to their feelings about our country; they didn’t want it to be “fundamentally transformed,” but they somehow managed not to assault, attack, berate, humiliate, spit on, or otherwise act like vicious, spoiled “triggered” snowflakes at the sight of such hats.  Perhaps the left could take a lesson from the Tea Party and start acting like civilized, responsible human beings?


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Thanks, Obama:

Something very sick and sinister has taken hold as there is no longer any civility or logic or tolerance or respect. Hypersensitive, thin-skinned, immature, selfish, insecure, entitled, ignorant, and illogical people act out without concern or fear of any consequences.

    The American President is not just VERY powerful Constitutionally, but culturally.

    The Obamas were sinister low-lifes elevated to astounding power because of the corruption of the news media (who are among the obama puppetmasters and diaper-changers).

    The damage these two diseased people did to this nation (if not the world: terrorist Iran is going to soon possess nuclear weaponry because of obama) will be felt for generations.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to DuxRedux. | July 8, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Your description is only accurate for the Democrat/Leftist/Progressives/Never-Trumper Gang.

JusticeDelivered | July 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

It really is time to not tolerate anymore crap from this kind of people. Their mentality is really something.

Three cheers for the Dems……the most tolerant among us.

    MarkS in reply to jaudio. | July 6, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    My three cheers go to the woman who jabbed her finger into the beta male’s chest, though with apparent insufficient force

      Valerie in reply to MarkS. | July 6, 2019 at 7:05 pm

      I wonder if he moved into her space, in a misguided attempt to intimidate her.

      4fun in reply to MarkS. | July 6, 2019 at 9:05 pm

      If you liked her finger “assault” on the poor soi boi you’ll absolutely love Kurt Schlichter’s response to him.

      I’ve never been beaten up by a girl. What’s it like?

      — Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) July 5, 2019

Shoulda made the a-hole wash dishes before they booted him out.

In former times, if a guy had come up to me like that, I would simply have decked him. The problem today with all of these little dweebs who misbehave like this is that there are NO consequences for them acting out.

When I was a kid and people acted up, they were quickly and effectively dealt with. They learned their lessons; they learned that the community had standards of behavior.

    I think that’s what I like about this story: there were consequences. Not only was he asked to leave the restaurant, but his unhinged lunacy was not greeted with the massive cheers he expected. Instead, he was so horrified by the response that he retreated behind the “private” function of Twitter.

    His gloating tweets, he thought, would make him a rock star (and he seems to have expected just that; what’s more worthy of respect from unhinged leftist bullies than unhinged leftist bullying?), but . . . it didn’t. It made him such a pariah that he’s hiding his entire account.

    Of course, all that tells the left is that Big Tech isn’t doing enough to “protect” them from differing opinion.

Didn’t his husband step in to defend him?

    alaskabob in reply to artichoke. | July 6, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Beta males don’t have husbands… or wives. Just footie pajamas and hot cocoa.

    This is serious…. the HATE in these people is beyond even an “11” from Spinal Tap. Unchecked… this is proving the Milgram experiment in spades.

    This frenzy could go to a flash point. Amazing that it hasn’t but 2020 is looking to be so important that many appear to be going all in.

J. T. Helmstetter is an example of what is wrong with the Democrat Party. I would not presume that the wait staff or the owners are Republicans.

To many people, Obama’s campaign slogan represented everything that was anathema to them and to their feelings about our country; they didn’t want it to be “fundamentally transformed,” but they somehow managed not to assault, attack, berate, humiliate, spit on, or otherwise act like vicious, spoiled “triggered” snowflakes…

Note also that, significantly, Obama told his supporters to “get in your neighbors’ faces”.

    And not to bring a knife to a gun fight. And to “punish” their enemies, while “rewarding” their friends. Oh, I remember.

      pst314 in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 6, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      The way Obama put it was “if they bring a knife, we bring a gun.” In other words, a call to escalate all arguments etc.

      Eff everyone who thinks Obama was a bridge-builder.

        Oh, good point! He was all about escalation. And he was happy to sow the seeds that have become antifa with his Occupy and “Rising” campaigns. Remember those? Global “risings” that were supposed to topple powers and in some cases succeeded (to no apparent effect on the world stage). He also fomented Black Lives Matters and a host of other now-militant leftist groups. History will not be kind to Obama.

2smartforlibs | July 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

Does the phrase: “Don’t start nothing and nothing get started” to mean anything to you?

So this loser walks into a Country Western Bar and BBQ on Fourth of July weekend when 100K people are visiting Washington DC and is surprised to find MAGA hats? I call BS. He was watching from across the street and looking for an incident to resurrect his dead career.
I do think he was positive the BBQ joint would back him up. However that would have been wrong as well as foolish.

    The idea appears to be the same as it was in the ’60’s: provoke an unequal response in one’s opponent (standard Alinksy fare). I hope that the result is the same: they provoke, we go about our business, the police/FBI round them up.

    Their teensy “revolution” brains can’t understand why the right isn’t responding to their provocations with violence because they have such a misguided and dead wrong view of whom they are challenging. Get in my face about a hat, and yawn. Get in my face screeching random insults and crazy “ism” and “phobia” accusations–accusations, incidentally, they’ve completely defanged and made moot–and yawn.

    They won’t cross the line because their entire goal is to provoke us to do so (again, this is Alinsky 101). When we don’t, they are totally impotent. They know it, too, thus the increasing hysterical tenor of their lunacy. Just smile. It’s the thing they dread the most.

      Morning Sunshine in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 6, 2019 at 8:21 pm

      “just smile.” like the kid from Covington. Smile and let the truth come out.

          sestamibi in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 6, 2019 at 11:55 pm

          Sorry Fuzzy, but Andy Ngo got a little more than “provoked”. These people threaten us with doxing, loss of our jobs, financial services, and even physical safety in our homes. If our response is stoicicm and “violence never solved anything” we will be destroyed. We need to fight them with as much violence as necessary.

      puhiawa in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 6, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      PS. I looked into the entertainment lineup. This place is the real deal. Real country. So twinkle toes knew what he was getting into.
      He likely decided against the biker bars.

‘Can you imagine being so “triggered” by a hat that you literally shriek at another human being and call them a “racist” and a “Nazi”? In a (crowded) restaurant?’

I find myself getting more and more triggered by this millennium woke-speak using “them” instead of “him” or “him or her”. ‘They/Them/Their’ are not singulars in the English Language, except by the woke millennial crowd.

I’m honestly not sure if this language degradation is becoming more common, or if I’m just noticing it more.

    That’s been being mainstreamed since at least the ’80’s. As an English major (whose degrees are old enough that I actually learned grammar, punctuation, usage, etc.), I don’t care for the change, either. That said, it is now the new norm and as such is not only perfectly acceptable grammatically but is “the” proper grammatical construction. Sigh.

    I’m sure the shift from “thy” and “thine” to “you” and “yours” was equally objectionable in its day.

      zennyfan in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 6, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      No, nay, never to “them” being the proper grammatical construction. Signed, The Oxford Comma.

        Dear Oxford Comma, I am a proud proponent of your ongoing presence in our sentences. While few are confused by a random “they” tossed into an otherwise singular sentence structure, many can be and are confused when the Oxford comma goes missing. You will note, I hope, that I proudly support the Oxford Comma at LI . . . at least on weekends. 😛

          Gremlin1974 in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 7, 2019 at 12:16 pm

          Comma’s are the most important punctuation in the english language.

          There is a world of difference between the statement “Let’s go eat, Grandma.”


          “Let’s go eat Grandma.

          Milhouse in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 7, 2019 at 3:45 pm

          “Comma’s”? Which belonging of a comma is so important?

      hrhdhd in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 7, 2019 at 9:30 am

      Not in my classroom.

      And there’s a difference between a “they” that references a generic “everybody” (e.g., “Everyone should bring their pencils”) and one that’s supposed to refer to a specific person (e.g., “Susan brought their pencils”). The second one causes some search for a plural antecedent.

        That would be incorrect, though. Susan is an identifiable person, so you would use “she” (unless Johnny Cash is involved, and we’re talking about a boy named Sue, in which case “he” would be correct).

        The singular “they” is more of a substitute for nonspecifics and a replacement for the unwieldy “him or her” / “his or hers,” etc. So the way I used it in the sentence to which rdmdawg objected is correct. There has recently been a push from the LBGTetc. community to use “they” exactly as you suggest, but that hasn’t become the norm (yet).

        There was a lot of resistance to shifting to “him or her” / “his or hers” in place of a generic/unknown “him/his,” too, with many people still using “him/his” (myself included when I feel the situation warrants it) or even the super-confusing option of switching between “him/his” and “her/hers” in the same paragraph or essay. I’m not a fan of that choice and don’t think I’ve ever done it unless I had to in some college paper or something back in the day.

        Anyway, it’s lots of fun to chat about grammar and usage! I always enjoy it. 🙂

          tarheelkate in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 7, 2019 at 4:17 pm

          I can’t agree with using “they” as a singular. The sentence can always be rewritten to fix the problem. “Each student must bring their pencil” should become “All students must bring their pencils.” This avoids the singular/plural mismatch and the unwieldy “his/her.”

          Milhouse in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 8, 2019 at 9:56 am

          tarheelkate, your personal distaste for the singular “they” is your business, but you have no business imposing it on others. The simple fact is that it is correct English and always has been. It’s been part of the language since at least the 14th century and nobody thought it in any way incorrect until 19th century English teachers started making up ridiculous rules based on Latin grammar. There has never been a time when it was incorrect to split infinitives, or to put prepositions at the end of sentences, and there has never been a time when the singular “they” was incorrect.

          A man after my own heart! I can’t tell you how many debates about split infinitives we used to get into during grad school. A couple of Pete’s Wicked Ales later, and I’m on a serious rail against that lunacy. You can’t split an infinitive in Latin! Anyway, good times (and too bad Pete’s Wicked Ale went out of business, a fine beer).

          Oh, and I’m with you on the ending a sentence with a preposition thing, too. Same deal, rooted in crazy misunderstandings of Latin. Best ever response to that: “This is the type of errant pedantry up with which I will not put.” (Often attributed to Churchill, but the evidence is thin that he said it at all, let alone first.)

    Milhouse in reply to rdmdawg. | July 7, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Sorry, but the singular “they” has been in regular use since the 14th century. It only briefly fell out of favor in the 19th century, about the same time that idiot grammarians started telling people to stop splitting infinitives and to ending sentences with prepositions, for no better reason than that they didn’t like it.

Not that yall should be harassed, but you are pretty much the modern American nazi equivalents. How any sane person can wear a ffing MAGA hat is beyond comprehension. Too bad this blog, useful for info on the Oberlin story, is such a cesspool of deplorable fools and idiots.

    rdmdawg in reply to xipe totec. | July 6, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    “You are pretty much the modern American nazi equivalents.”

    I was just thinking this morning about all my new plans to oppress minorities and the LGBTQ crowd and wine drinkers. How did you know?

    I’m so happy to see your comment, xipe totec! Honestly, I have no idea at all why a MAGA hat would spark such outrage. Can you explain, please? Try to be coherent and just stick to how the slogan “Make America Great Again” is somehow “Nazi” or “deplorable.”

    Here’s the thing, whatever you think the hat and/or slogan means is not the same thing it means to those who wear it. Are you at all familiar with the concept of signs and signifiers? With the interpretation of such? How might you apply such theories to your own seemingly closed assessment? /just curious

      healthguyfsu in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 6, 2019 at 8:51 pm

      “Make America Great Again” Left: It means hate, not what it says it means, and you are a racist if you question my hot take.

      “Black Lives Matter” Left: It means only what it says it means, it doesn’t mean anything else and you are a racist if you question my hot take.

      DaveGinOly in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 7, 2019 at 2:06 am

      “xipe” hasn’t made an “assessment.” Other people have informed him what his beliefs should be, and he parrots them as he has been instructed. He no idea what foundation supports the beliefs, nor, indeed, any idea if such a foundation even exists.

        PersonofInterests in reply to DaveGinOly. | July 8, 2019 at 10:49 am

        Indeed you are correct. Vladmir Lenin had a name for that kind: Useful Idiots. And Adolph Hitler dressed them in brown shirts and little military uniforms to behave as hooligans and thugs to harass and divide JUST LIKE THESE DEMTARD ORGANIZATIONS, E.G., BLM, Antifa.

        First they came for those who wear MAGA Hats, and I did not speak out—
        Because I didn’t wear a MAGA Hat.

        Then they came for those who wear Yarmulkes, and I did not speak out—
        Because I didn’t wear a Yarmulkes.

        Then they came for Whites who wear Christian Jewelry, and I did not speak out—
        Because I didn’t wear Christian Jewelry.

        Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

        What we are seeing has happened before and if we don’t soon crush this Socialist/Communist Juggernaut to replace our Capitalist Republic and the Constitution that our genius Founders provided to create the Greatest Country on Planet Earth, the cold Civil War that is currently being waged, will turn hot once the present day “Fort Sumter” is attacked. It seems that is EXACTLY what they are attempting to get started as Engels and Marx proffered: Violent Revolution. Thus so that accidents like Hugo Chavez, Nick Maduro, Fidel Castro, Vladimir Lenin, Joe Stalin, and Mao Zedong will emerge to create yet another Socialist failure just like all the other Socialist failures before.

    Mac45 in reply to xipe totec. | July 6, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    LOLOLOLOL. Gotta love a yahoo whose moniker is a Mesoamerican God of death, plague, and zits, who wears the flayed skin of an other and whose main worship consisted of sacrificing a man dressed as Xipe Totec and flaying him, along with a number of other people, usually slaves or captives.

    Now, let’s examine the desirability of receiving large numbers of immigrants from a multi-millennial series of cultures who regularly practiced human sacrifice, enslaved large numbers of people and engaged in nearly endless wars. Just look south of the USA and you will see what you get.

    Yes, we’re so Nazi that we support Israel, and you’re so intelligent that you say abominably idiotic things.

    zennyfan in reply to xipe totec. | July 6, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    I’d never wear a MAGA hat, for the simple reason I look foolish in hats. I cried when I visited Dachau, so I’m not sorry I didn’t visit Auschwitz/Oświęcim, which I understand is much worse. I wasn’t crying for the Nazis and the people who assented to the horrors of the camps by their silence. I therefore resent being called a Nazi by fascists on the left because they can’t listen to opposing opinions and their leader Hillary can’t accept losing to a man she considered morally unfit for office and labeled half the country irredeemable deplorables. I resent being called a deplorable fool and idiot for reading this blog, as many of us are lawyers and all of us (with an obvious exception now and again) are capable of reasoned debate. I refuse to let leftists define my speech and words as racist or ignorant and my clothing as Nazi. From here out, I’m arrogating to myself the right to decide if my speech, word choice, and conduct are acceptable. Leftists can be tolerant or silent; I don’t care which.

      DaveGinOly in reply to zennyfan. | July 7, 2019 at 2:15 am

      I don’t wear a MAGA hat because I live in the Olympia, Washington area (home of Evergreen State College) and I’m always armed. I’d hate to have to shoot some somfabitch because of a kerfuffle started over a hat.

      So, instead, I wear my “Thunder Ranch” hat (was there last September for the “Urban Rifle” course) and my Sig hat (when I’m carrying my STX). I’ve had only one lunatic berate me for open carrying (which I do all summer). Most (normal) people just want to start a conversation, or see my sidearm and give me a thumbs-up.

      “Leftists can be tolerant or silent; I don’t care which.”

      Absent is a viable alternative.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to xipe totec. | July 6, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Hillary was an expert in deplorables, they were all following her.

    Milhouse in reply to xipe totec. | July 7, 2019 at 1:56 am

    I’m just going to assume this was a failed attempt at humor.

    SDN in reply to xipe totec. | July 7, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Thank you for being Exhibit A of why a civil war followed by your expulsion if still alive is not only necessary but desirable.

    Anyone naive enough to think any other solution is possible needs a keeper.

I fear this will only get worse. The “Resistance” is increasingly listening to its inner demons and becoming indistinguishable from the brownshirt rowdies they purport to hate.

Liberals are insane. Let me repeat that. Liberals are insane. They are totally internalized, in their world view, and they are delusional. Where the sane members of society make their biggest is in viewing liberals as merely misinformed people who will embrace reality when it is shown to them. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Now, the insane are not cute, cuddly little teddy bears. They are much more akin to Kodiak bears. When they feel threatened, in any way, they become increasingly violent. A person who would publicly verbally attack another person over a hat, and escalate it to the point where the aggressor is ejected from a restaurant, is one step away from violent physical attack. Of course we must not forget such liberal violence groups such as AntiFa.

Things like this should be cautionary tales for all sane individuals. As we get closer to the 2020 elections these incidents will increase, in both number and severity. And, people had better be prepared for it.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to Mac45. | July 7, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    I agree, but I don’t like using the word “liberal” to describe the left anymore, because they are anything but “liberaL”. I prefer to use the term leftist.

      Mac45 in reply to Gremlin1974. | July 7, 2019 at 9:53 pm

      Of course they are “liberal”. The terms liberal and conservative are variable. Conservative is supportive of the current social structure and desiring its continuance. Liberal is dismissive the current social structure and desirous of change. As the traditional social structure of the US has been one of freedom in all aspects of life, liberals are those who oppose that and favor extreme control of the individual, except for themselves, of course.

      ConradCA in reply to Gremlin1974. | July 7, 2019 at 10:13 pm

      Progressive fascists is a better term for them because they hate it and it describes the perfectly.

To be honest, I mostly get “I love your hat.” Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, mostly male, but some ladies. So many that I bought 20 more and easily distributed them at cost ($5). To be fair, I live in Colorado Springs, not Boulder. There is little risk down here.

I don’t own a MAGA hat but I do own one that says “NRA Life Member.”

I suspect little T.J. might want to berate me for wearing that in his city, but I also suspect he would resist the urge.

    Firewatch in reply to McGehee. | July 7, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Sierra Bullets green tee shirts are always appropriate.

      alaskabob in reply to Firewatch. | July 7, 2019 at 11:41 am

      And a Hornady cap. Recently cruised around plastic fantastic SoCal and nary a blip. Least I seem insensitive…Sierra Match Kings are still the gold standard and I use 300 grain boat tail for my 375 H&H load.

As a trial attorney, I find that when the other side resorts to name-calling and other unpleasantries, they know they have a losing argument and are just trying to deflect–most trial judges see through that, as we see through xipe totec’s comments.

Good try at trying to change the discussion from TJ’s bad behavior to all MAGA hat wearers.

    I’ve been saying that for years, in reference to online behavior. When someone is reduced to ridiculing someone’s name or becoming “unpleasant’, it is tacit admission that he/she has lost the argument.

“Well, thank you for your personal display of bigotry. Please move on.”

No MAGA hat, but I sewed a custom nametag on my motorcycle jacket—COVFEFE. No trouble so far . . .

    franker in reply to tom_swift. | July 6, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    I don’t see a lot of MAGA hats around here but we are a Very Red State so everybody knows pretty much by looking at each other which side they are on.
    I have been trying to find a hat with a little shout out logo to either VA-115 or USS Midway. In my declining years I’m thinking “what the hell, why not?”.
    Just a little recognition for where I was without all the big Battleship Logos and Vietnam Veteran stuff you see on so many old guy’s hats at church festivals. That always seemed to me to be “look at me” kinda stuff but maybe I am thinking wrongly about this.


Lucifer Morningstar | July 6, 2019 at 10:38 pm

And for the record, the Nazi’s girlfriend assualted [sic] me by jabbing her fingers into my chest repeatedly, and I simply backed up. Yet I was told to leave, not the Nazi, or his Nazi girlfriend — TJ Helmstetter

For the record mr. Helmstetter, you are _not_ the victim here of anything but your own vile stupidity. If you had ignored the family and their hats and simply walked the other way none of this would have happened. So take your “victim card’ and shove it. You’re lucky i wasn’t around. A finger jabbed into your chest would have been the least of your worries. (Just saying.)

healthguyfsu | July 6, 2019 at 11:14 pm

Luckily, the law is still objective. You can’t (successfully) claim assault when you approach someone looking to start trouble and get a finger jab at your precious little snowflake chest.

    Get yourself hauled up in front of an Antifa supporting Obama judge backed up by your local equivalent of an OJ jury and find out what the snowflake can and does claim.

    PersonofInterests in reply to healthguyfsu. | July 8, 2019 at 10:56 am

    That depends largely on the political views of the Judge and Jury these days; facts and evidence, so so much.

“Hill Country BBQ” sounds pretty Texas. Not a good spot for a SJW to start raising a ruckus.

My great-grandfather had livery stables in the NW quadrant of on Capitol Hill in the late 1890s and early 1900s. He raised himself out of the poverty of the Irish-populated shanty town of Swampoodle (where the church of St. Aloyisius Gonzaga still stands) by renting carriages, and later, automobiles to visitors to Washington. Tourism is a $200 BILLION industry in the United States. Millions of dollars come into the District of Columbia when tourists come here to visit the Nation’s Capital. Those who attack, insult or intimidate tourists deserve be sued by the establishments who rely on tourist dollars to stay in business. They should be thrown out of restaurants on their backsides for calling patrons “N a z i s” and “raaaacists.” This is NOT their town, it is OURS.

jayseeyouyou | July 7, 2019 at 1:10 pm

Why is nobody asking whether being “triggered” is good? Why is nobody asking if being “triggered” is a preferred reaction to other reactions? Why is being “triggered” always being catered to?

It seems to me that being triggered is something to be ashamed of. Something to overcome. A personal flaw. A weakness, exposed. An admission that you’re easily controlled, tweaked, pushed around.

Being triggered is to admit a lack of tools to handle the variety that life throws at you–life’s “diversity,” and being triggered rejects “inclusion.” It speaks of exclusion, of separateness, of fear, hate, impulsivity, and a lack of self-control.

Where are the actions to work with the “triggered” to overcome their reactions, to counter them, to steel themselves against their visceral fears? Where is the shame?

DouglasJBender | July 7, 2019 at 1:48 pm

Never mess with a biker who sews typos into his jacket.

southern commenter | July 7, 2019 at 3:12 pm

I wish these aholes on the left would give us a total of how many people us so called Nazi’s have sent to the gas chambers. We’re waiting!

This jackass should be furious his front teeth weren’t knocked out.

Next time.

    I’m waiting for that to happen; preferably more than once. And you know when it does happen the MSM is going to frame it as MAGA hat-wearers prohibiting the free speech of TDS sufferers.

If you want to wear your MAGA hat in a restaurant wait to you get your food before putting it on, just sayin’!

Mr. Helmstetter, and others like him, should be arrested for “conspiracy to commit a Civil Rights violation”!