Updated below (on Tuesday, November 22, 2011)
So after his fascistic actions on Friday, already University of California at Davis Police Lt. John Pike is an Internet sensation, now known around the world as the “Pepper-Spraying Cop.” I would call him the “Pepper-Spraying Pot-Bellied Pig,” but “Pepper-Spraying Cop” is more succinct.
Here are some images from the growing collection at http://peppersprayingcop.tumblr.com/:
Poor Cindy Lou! (Seasonal, though.)
I never liked the sanctimonious Tim Tebow. The Pepper-Spraying Cop would never pepper-spray someone like Tim Tebow, though. I mean, Tebow is a right-wing white male.
PETA will be on it.
Well, he is one of our stormtroopers…
He always plays the villain…
It was sad when King Kong died.
Hey, he asked her to move.
A little more political. (And pretty much what our liberty has come to.)
Wait — that’s a real photo, isn’t it?
And that one, too?
The mystery is finally solved…
Bush always was overprotected.
Jesus suffered a lot on his way to the cross.
Even God isn’t safe.
This one, I think, is my favorite, for its political content (and its technical quality):
And the first runner-up (this one via Joe. My. God.):
If I knew PhotoShop, I think that I’d do one of the “Pepper-Spraying Cop” as WALL-E floating around in outer space, using his pepper-spray canister to propel himself. (Would he have to hit Eva in the face with his pepper spray, though?)
On a serious note, Lt. Pig — er, Pike — has been placed on administrative leave, as has the UC Davis Police chief. Hopefully they will get more than a slap on the wrist. Hopefully, they will be sued and lose.
In other news, First Lady Michelle Obama was booed at her appearance yesterday at a NASCAR event — because her appearance delayed their traditional cross-burning. (Seriously, though, even uber-dipshit George W. Bush knew to appear only before receptive — that is, wingnutty — audiences.)
Update (Tuesday, November 22, 2011): Here are more from http://peppersprayingcop.tumblr.com/. I love this shit, and I think it’s great that one 1-percent-protecting cop’s appalling, Nazi-like behavior against non-aggressive young people can be turned into humor. That is, I think, one of the strengths of the left: our ability to turn the right wing’s most appalling actions into humor. (Indeed, the wingnuts’ rare attempts at humor are pathetic.)
It’s a wonderful life, indeed.
Damn hippies deserve it!
This one might be my new favorite:
Waldo clearly was resisting.