Lives in the balance, perhaps

Whoever came up with this scheme is, you should pardon the expression, running on empty:

West Lafayette police on Monday were trying to figure out why fliers talking about taking out singer-songwriter Jackson Browne — and by extension “college liberals” who didn’t agree with President Donald Trump — wound up this weekend tied to storm doors and bundled on driveways of a near-Purdue University neighborhood.

Police had several reports and picked up at least 50 fliers that called for Browne to get it, “Bam! Right between the eyes.”

“Doctor! My eyes!”

The fliers were rolled up with two or three sheets and, in some cases, with a nail and delivered in a portion of the New Chauncey neighborhood, a few blocks east of Purdue’s Mackey Arena.

The unsigned, uncredited fliers included the warning: “Hey, you p—- college liberal’s [sic], its Trump time now, shut your mouth or pay the consequences!! Just like this (piece of crap)!!”

Then again, had I written something that ridiculous, I wouldn’t want my name on it either.

(Via Fark.)


  1. McG »

    18 May 2017 · 7:30 pm

    I’d say the pamphleteer’s brain is running on empty. If the cops find him he’ll need a lawyer, not necessarily in love.

  2. nightfly »

    19 May 2017 · 11:04 am

    These things have almost invariably proved to be hoaxes. Why they’d be involving Jackson Browne is beyond me. Either way, I hope the perp is caught, convicted, and properly shamed.

  3. jsallison »

    19 May 2017 · 5:46 pm

    There are times when having stocks on the commons with a purveyor of fruit and veg past it’s sell by date nearby would be entirely appropriate. Methinks this be one of those times.

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