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(Wonkette)   College Republican beaten after leaving party; theorizes "militant leftist groups" may have attacked him, denies it has anything to do with being a drunken college asshat. (With awesome pic)   (wonkette.com) divider line 455
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2006-09-27 09:46:32 PM
THAT is a black eye.
 
2006-09-27 09:49:15 PM
Someone's got to make a pwn3d pic out of that one...
 
2006-09-27 09:54:16 PM
i110.photobucket.com

omg u guys im gonna be on hannity
 
2006-09-27 09:57:58 PM
"Republican beaten after leaving party..." Heh...I thought you meant that he was beaten for leaving the REPUBLICAN party.

I would've bought him a drink for doing so.
 
2006-09-27 09:58:18 PM
Not acceptable. If he was attacked for publically speaking his opinions about something, the attackers need to be held responsible (with the same standard of proof that has been otherwise applied to "hate crimes" and "deprived civil rights" prosecutions).
 
2006-09-27 10:04:27 PM
What a charming lad.

That said, there's no excuse for vigilatism, or whatever you want to call this (if the allegations of motive are true).

And I, for one, don't fall in the "well, he played with fire, he's partly to blame" camp. It'll be interesting to see if the people that have previously championed that POV will do so here, as well, in the flamewars and headline wars that this is destined to inspire on TF.
 
2006-09-27 10:08:26 PM
Course, Eno, y'know he can't identify or remember his "attackers" and he was leaving a college party. Think there's a smidgen of a chance he simply got into a drunken college fight?

He looks like someone who was punched in the eye, rather than attacked and beaten.
 
2006-09-27 10:13:39 PM
I vote for eye punch because he was a drunk asshat. He apparently didn't bother to ice that sucker before passing out, so I don't think he was quite in his right mind.
 
2006-09-27 10:14:32 PM
Damn dude, that's nasty looking.
 
2006-09-27 10:16:08 PM
Jmast7: Think there's a smidgen of a chance he simply got into a drunken college fight?

Completely. Yes. Just want to be crystal clear that I wouldn't give his accusation any less benefit of the doubt than anyone else's under similar circumstances.

My mind is pretty friggin' rusty, but it seems like there was a case in...Kansas maybe?...where a guy who was involved in one of the school curriculum dustups ("ID" and "Evolution") alleged that he had been followed and attacked. I only mention it as a potential point of comparison, in case anyone's memory is better than mine.
 
2006-09-27 10:28:09 PM
Paul Mirecki

He did provide some physical description and some details of the attack.
 
2006-09-27 10:37:42 PM
Jmast7: He looks like someone who was punched in the eye, rather than attacked and beaten..

If that's the result of a beating, his attackers had no idea what they were doing. This guy got socked in the face. That black eye looks nasty, but he looks downright pretty compared to the any beating victim I've ever seen.
 
2006-09-27 10:42:18 PM
You should see the other guys
 
2006-09-27 10:43:46 PM
Sounds like the story that was on Fark a week or two ago about the soldier getting beaten by evul Liberals.

Mouth tried to cash a check his body wasn't capable of.
 
2006-09-27 11:00:04 PM
The guy's name is Chetly Zarko?

CHETLY??

He should be used to ass-kickings by now.

The other problem with this is not knowing if you've been attacked by a black power group or a militant gay guys. I'd imagine it would be fairly easy to tell which group is kicking your ass.
 
2006-09-27 11:00:23 PM
Wow, as weak and spineless as liberals are, you wouldn't think there'd be all these tough Republicans getting their asses beaten by these ninja-like liberals who can apparently show up out of nowhere, stand right in front of a guy and punch the living f*ck out of his eye socket, and then vanish without anyone being able to identify them.
 
2006-09-27 11:04:29 PM
ooops!
My bad. Chetly Zarko is from EnoMan's link.
 
2006-09-27 11:43:56 PM
Am I the only one who read that he didn't get beaten after leaving a party, but after leaving a meeting of the College Republicans? Am I reading this wrong?
 
2006-09-27 11:50:44 PM
Still, having reviewed all available evidence (meaning the above excerpt), we are totally convinced that this poor guy got his ass kicked by some violent black Trotskyite homos.

Jeezus, that made me giggle to hell.
 
2006-09-27 11:55:14 PM
I don't see the "drunk spoiling for a beatdown" angle either; where are yall getting this?

It sounds like this guy was a real douchebag, probably fairly hated on campus. There's an effort to impeach him from campus government. Quite possibly he took a pop in the eye for his harsh methods in conveying his views.

I'm surprised you guys dont seem to have a problem with this. If these stories are true, this is outrageous.
 
2006-09-28 12:00:46 AM
gilgiamesh I'm surprised you guys dont seem to have a problem with this. If these stories are true, this is outrageous.

It's college. Crap like this is pretty much expected. Prolly some kid who didn't like what he was saying, got buzzed at the party, spotted the guy and decided to give him a cheap-shot to the eye.
 
2006-09-28 12:06:05 AM
The pop in the eye is pretty disturbing too. But I was actually more incensed by the story from EnoMan's link.

I don't know if this true or not. But if it is, it pisses me off that there's an effort to purge him from student government because people don't like his message.
 
2006-09-28 12:06:10 AM
What the real article says:

Justin Zatkoff, the executive director of the Michigan College Republicans, was brutally beaten after leaving a party in Ann Arbor on Saturday night.

What Wonkette says:

This young man was assaulted yesterday as he left a meeting of the Michigan College Republicans.

The former sounds to me like a college party - I don't know where Wonkette got the meeting from...
 
2006-09-28 12:06:40 AM
wyltoknow: It's college. Crap like this is pretty much expected. Prolly some kid who didn't like what he was saying, got buzzed at the party, spotted the guy and decided to give him a cheap-shot to the eye.

Where is any reference in the link to any sort of party? I'm not seeing anything in the article....

OK never mind, I see it on the truth caucus link. Even if you disagree with someone's political views, you shouldn't cheap shot them in the face when they aren't looking -- especially if your cheap shot is gonna mess up someone as much as this guy got rocked.
 
2006-09-28 12:07:17 AM
wyltoknow

Nowhere was anything said about a party.
 
2006-09-28 12:10:18 AM
Oh, thanks Kapono.

Yeah, that is different. Since the stories are apparently unreliable, I can't reasonably credit any of it.

I will put my outrage back in my pants now.
 
2006-09-28 12:14:15 AM
gilgiamesh Nowhere was anything said about a party.

Guess you didn't read enough.

KaponoFor3 Even if you disagree with someone's political views, you shouldn't cheap shot them in the face when they aren't looking -- especially if your cheap shot is gonna mess up someone as much as this guy got rocked.

Who here is saying otherwise? I think most of the people in the thread agree that whoever did it was an asshat in any case.
 
2006-09-28 12:55:36 AM
Action Replay Nick: these ninja-like liberals who can apparently show up out of nowhere, stand right in front of a guy and punch the living f*ck out of his eye socket, and then vanish without anyone being able to identify them.

We've spent six weeks at Liebruhl Ninja Warrior Camp, so there.
 
2006-09-28 01:32:02 AM
If that kid thinks that's a beating, he needs to walk down a few more dark alleys at night.

So some dumbass white kid gets popped in the eye at a party, and it makes it on the front page? Screw him. Put a steak on it and man up, Nancy. I've broken bones and biatched less than this little puss.
 
2006-09-28 03:18:34 AM
Republicowned!
 
2006-09-28 03:22:21 AM
Nice shiner.

They should've made the other eye match.
 
2006-09-28 03:23:27 AM
Last fall the University threatened to disclipline him for videotaping liberal protestors and posting clips of that video, edited to music and images of the destruction of fetuses, to the internet.

Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
 
2006-09-28 03:24:24 AM
Let me guess...The punch in the eye happened shortly after the victim uttered something like "Stupid Liberals..."
 
2006-09-28 03:25:16 AM
Looks like me after I got scooter-jacked by some fine young west-Baltimore lad three months ago. Don't stop at a red light in Highlandtown without watching your rear-view mirrors close.
 
2006-09-28 03:26:18 AM
Justin received an 'odd/threatening' email from a gay rights group about a day before the attack.

"See this 16 incher? Its gonna give you one helluva mushrooming tomorrow."
 
2006-09-28 03:26:39 AM
He should have gone to a Communist party...looks like more fun.

members.cox.net
 
2006-09-28 03:27:07 AM
"Wait, don't hit me! You don't understand, I'm a chicken hawk; I don't fight, I just make other people fight!" [THUD] "Oww, my eye!"
 
2006-09-28 03:27:47 AM
That wasn't a punch, it was a dragon ninja blossom three-winds tolerance-enforcing uppercut.

Maybe this guy is paranoid and has creepy views but I don't want to see him censored by fists.

/as such
 
2006-09-28 03:30:56 AM
gilgigamesh: there's an effort to purge him from student government because people don't like his message.

That's called democracy in action.
 
2006-09-28 03:31:24 AM
OK I'll do it:

img145.imageshack.us

And I don't want to hear any biatching about it either.
 
2006-09-28 03:33:28 AM
Waa.

Look. If you're a cock, you're treated like a cock.

If he was using his politics as deodorant for his shiathead personality, then...well, certainly, he's still deserving of justice for the attack. But something I can't quite put my finger on is raising the bullshiat flag high.

They don't know who did it, but it might have been one of two Left wing groups. I don't doubt for a second that Left wing shiatheads are capable of this, but...

The ONLY information we have is that he MIGHT have been beaten by his political opponents. He got a black eye. SOMEhow, he decided his black eye was newsworthy.

While a hate crime is a hate crime is a hate crime, this definitely sounds like karma. Not condoning it, whoever attacked him needs to pay (in whatever form is deemed appropriate,) but I'll be damned if I'm buying into this "poor oppressed innocent" insinuation. The available evidence points to shiathead.

/Right Winger
//Remember when it was the Left that were the Drama Queens?
///I miss those days :P
 
2006-09-28 03:33:40 AM
gilgigamesh [TotalFark]
But if it is, it pisses me off that there's an effort to purge him from student government because people don't like his message.

Yeah, it's almost as if the students want the people representing them in student government to be of like mind.
 
2006-09-28 03:35:22 AM
i17.photobucket.com

/link had bigger source image
 
2006-09-28 03:37:36 AM
Its a good thing hes not a Muslim. If he had been there would have been murders and riots.
 
2006-09-28 03:37:49 AM
users.bigpond.net.au
 
2006-09-28 03:39:17 AM
He looks so sad.....

*snicker*

*chuckle*


aaaAAAH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
 
2006-09-28 03:39:37 AM
Republicans deserve the same treatment they give to those who say things they don't like....they should be kidnapped, hooded, waterboarded, stripped naked in a 40 degree room, and permanently jailed in a secret prison on Diego Garcia.
 
2006-09-28 03:39:42 AM
Every time I see theh phrase "Young Republicans" a shudder goes up my spine. There's something about that phrase that's just so... wrong.
 
2006-09-28 03:41:17 AM
Hahahhahaahahahaa....
 
2006-09-28 03:41:20 AM
Hmm. After clicking on the link I didn't notice previously, I found this little gem from his own organization:

Justin is well-known for being a conservative and 'in-your-face' Republican

fark this guy. Long and hard. I'm not suggesting the attackers should get off, Hell no, they need them some punishment. But any "in your face" politico (regardless of the positions they use to excuse their attitudes) is begging to be biatchslapped.

I don't feel sorry for Steve Irwin. I'm certainly not saying he deserved to die, and I harbor no malice towards him, but there are some natural consequences to certain actions, and he enthusiastically engaged in them. I have sympathy for his family, but he made his living sticking his nose where it could get bitten off.

Same deal with this guy. Only this guy didn't die, and he seems like an asshole. He didn't deserve a beating, just like people who habitually walk down the street in bad neighborhoods alone at 2 AM don't deserve beatings. But they don't deserve sympathy, either.
 
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