12 May 2012

Humorless Left Outraged As Usual

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Winner of most un-PC product for the first half of 2012 has to be the sly marketer behind the now-vanished “Hiller Armament Company,” which ran off a batch of silhouette targets referencing the Trayvon Martin shooting controversy featuring a faceless figure wearing a hoodie and carrying Skittles and a can of ice tea.

Shooters like novelty targets featuring amusing contemporary news references, and they love black humor items like this one specifically calculated to offend the left. The targets sold out in two days, Hiller Armaments pocketed its money and went away laughing, and lefties generally had a cow.

Daily Kos‘s reaction was classic.

The silhouette on the paper target is faceless. But the hoodie, the Skittles and the iced tea leave nothing to the imagination. This is meant to be Travyon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old shot to death in February in Sanford, Florida. The unidentified internet merchant told Mike DeForest, a reporter for Orlando television station WKMG, that he sold out the silhouettes in two days. The targets come in packages of 10.

The twisted cretin who had these printed said: “My main motivation was to make money off the controversy.” Just business, man. Nothing personal.

Even Mark O’Mara, the attorney for George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer who has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting, found it disgusting:

    “It’s this type of hatred — that’s what this is, it’s hate-mongering — that’s going to make it more difficult to try this case,” said O’Mara.

    “I hope there is a crime that we can charge that person who made that with. I’m not sure what it is, but we need to come up with one.”

DeForest conducted an email exchange with the merchant who would not say how many of the targets he had sold, only that the response had been “overwhelming.” …

It’s not hard to imagine what buyers of the Trayvon targets say to each other when they’re on the firing line. And when they say “fucking coons,” they don’t mumble.

Change.org is running a petition demanding that Hiller Armanents be prosecuted.

7 Feedbacks on "Humorless Left Outraged As Usual"


“Taking offense” has become sort of a new signature art for elitists. It’s a badge you wear so that those around you can see that you are more righteous than the “average” person. It’s the same reason the Prius vastly outsells other brands that are not so easily recognized as hybrids. It’s one reason why Apple makes its products visually recognizable. I’m different. I’m smarter and have more refined taste than you do.

No Man

Quick, someone print and sell targets with two grooms and two brides.

Arthur Maisel

Um, you may not believe in anything so “elitist” as psychotherapy, but maybe you’re a churchgoer? If so, you ought to consider having a long talk with you minister about why you think the Trayvon target is funny, and why people being offended by it is evidence of their lack of humor.


I neither believe in psychotherapy nor attend church.


JDZ: That’s a relief–then neither has to accept blame for your inability to distinguish between humor and cruelty.


Cruelty to whom exactly? Persons so exquisitely sensitive that mockery of one of the American left’s sacred cows causes them genuine distress have only themselves to blame.


Oh, so it’s humorless to dislike white supremacists who advocate the murder of black children who are trying to go to the store? Well, when you laugh at Caycee Anderson punching bags and think that those taking offense are elitists with no sense of humor, I’ll start to listen to you.


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