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by Peter Moskos

May 2, 2011

"What are you, deaf?"

Two men were attacked in a bar for flashing signs. Not gang signs. Sign language, according to the AP: "Two hearing-impaired South Florida men were stabbed at a bar when their sign language was mistaken for gang signs." Man... I didn't stab them till after I told them to stop. What?! I did. They wouldn't listen.

There should be an award for such criminal stupidity. Not a standard Darwin Award, but something for idiots who demonstrate not only that they can hate and hurt, but even, by their own demented standards, hate the wrong stranger.

Reminds me of an old joke (or is it a movie line?) my dad liked to tell in which a Jew and a non-Jew are being taken away on the train to Auschwitz. The Jew says, "What a tragedy." The goy replies, "For you it's a tragedy. For me it's a mistake!"

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