July 24, 2021

The Lincoln Project celebrates intrusive rudeness.

The location is Dan Bailey's Outdoor Company, which has put this message on the front page of its website

"On July 23, a well-known television personality, Tucker Carlson, was affronted while shopping at Dan Bailey's Outdoor Company. Coincidentally, the person engaging Mr. Carlson was a local resident named Dan Bailey. This person has no affiliation with our business, other than he shares the same name as our founder, who passed away in 1982. To be clear, we treat every customer equally and respectfully. Our staff was professional and cordial to Mr. Carlson, as we are with all of our customers."


Ann Althouse said...

Brian writes:

"People all the time, are asking me Why i fish in Wyoming, but only hardly Ever in Montana. This clip shows the reason very well. Montana is full of rude liberals, that get in your (my) face).
Wyoming is full of Gun Owners; who are (nearly always) polite, and respectful .
I've Never had anyone in wyoming get in my face... (of course; i stay the hell out of the Yellowstone park)"

Ann Althouse said...

Alex writes:

"None of this is new. For years the left has encouraged its side to harass conservatives. Whether it's Obama telling supporters to "get in their faces," or Maxine Waters telling progressives to harass Trump admin officials, or the violence of Antifa and BLM in the streets. And they can get away with it because if any conservative responds as would be appropriate- a punch in the mouth- there's a progressive DA ready and willing to pursue all charges for the maximum penalties. All this is amplified by social media, which allows these nutjobs to become progressive heroes and get their fifteen minutes of fame.

"Click, click, click goes the ratchet, and conservatives continue to buy more guns..."

Ann Althouse said...

Steve makes a correct usage point:

"I don't think Tucker Carlson was "affronted" at the Outdoor Store. Affronted would refer to Carlson's emotional state. He looked annoyed, concerned, and even amused to me - not affronted.

"I think the guy "accosted" or "confronted" Carlson."

Ann Althouse said...

Steve writes:

"It's not just conservatives who are buying guns. I'm a 63 yo man. My fiance (23 yo man) has suffered anxiety attacks for years, since he was 14 or 15. He had one in my presence about 18 months ago. I did all I could to provide him succor. I called his mother, whose phone number he gave me. His mother had his anti-anxiety medication called in to the local pharmacy near me, where he was spending a few days. Within a week, I decided that he needed not medical intervention but self confidence. So I took him and my semi-automatic rifle to a shooting range, got him training, gave him his choice of targets, 100 9 mm rounds, and said, "Go for it!" He has not had an anxiety attack since. It's amazing the difference it makes, knowing you can defend yourself in the ultimate battle. We go to the shooting range regularly now. He wants a Glock handgun for Christmas. His mother likes me, his father hates me, but both have commented to him on the change in his personality (loss of anxiety), since that day.

"He would never call himself a conservative, but he thinks and acts like one now. He complains about taxes and gun regulations."

Ann Althouse said...

JPS writes:

""You are the worst human being known to mankind. I want you to know that."

"Sometimes I wonder just how profound the politically driven loss of perspective can get. But how nice for Montana man that he thinks the worst known human being is someone you can walk up to, tell off while he smiles at you, and walk away feeling righteous. His world is a safe and nonthreatening place indeed."

Ann Althouse said...

CWJ writes:

"Who videoed this? The tweet cites danbailey@instagram, but Dan Bailey is in the video. So again, who videoed this? Was it a bystander? A partner of Bailey's? Was this all a self-aggrandizing stunt on Bailey's part? Sad, if true."