I’m late to the game, but I finally saw the video recorded by the “liberal, whiny bitch” who threw a hissy fit in a Portland discount store over a couple of Confederate flag rugs. Her recording clearly starts after the encounter began, because the employee comes to the front of the store and she begins harassing him where she left off.
To her, I suppose the confederate flag is a symbol of all she claims to be horrified by. To millions of others, it’s a symbol of a people who went to war to preserve their lives and economy; folks who thought that the war was over things like tariffs. It was the left’s hero Lincoln who proved exactly that by offering to take slavery off the table if only the Southern states would stick with the Union. The South declined… because it wasn’t about owning slaves, which damned few Southerners had in the first place.
Now, Megan Fox at PJ Media thinks this was all faked. Fake hysteria, fake outrage.
I don’t. I think that Heather Franklin is a mentally disturbed person with a long history of… hysteria. Watch the video and keep an eye on the baby on her back. Yeah, the baby who never cries over mommy upset. The baby who actually reaches up to stroke psychomommy’s neck in an attempt to calm her down.
Parents, how many freakouts like this would you guess this baby has experienced not to be frightened to tears by what’s happening? How many times has baby seen this to learn to stroke mommy’s neck to ease her down?
Back to the incident itself.The red-shirted guy who called her a bitch was out of line. She is a bitch, but you have to deal with that in the retail world.
As bitchy as she was even in the beginning of her recording, she was likely bitchy well before, since she was continuing an ongoing harangue. I’m sure the guys were tired of it.
Next, Franklin was instructed multiple times to leave that private property. She stalled, and bitched more. When she left, the guy followed her out into the parking lot, I’d guess to make sure she left. Which she still didn’t.
Little Miss Off-Her-Meds then made a series of flase claims:
- She claimed that the store had Confederate flags on the wall. Her video doesn’t show that, and other pictures taken in the store show the rug hanging on a book-type rack that you have to manually “page” through to find a particular item.
- She claimed that she was “assaulted.” Her own video proves otherwise.
- She claimed that the store employee came up behind her. By my estimate, he maintained a distance of 30 to 40 yards.
- She claimed the men “attacked” her. Nope, see video.
- She claimed they would not let her leave. Clearly false. Infact, the guy told her yet again to leave.
- She’s still frickin’ trespassing. I’d have called the cops and had her hauled off. I suspect they’re familiar with the nut.
In fact, a lot of people are probably familiar with her ranting.
Could the employee’s behavior have been more professional? Darned right. But had they already endured verbal abuse from an irrational freak. Darned right.
Reports vary on what consequences the employees will face. Some say one of more was fired, some say suspended, some say that the owner is still deciding. I’d sugestion short suspensions for the guys, and a slander lawsuit for Heather Franklin.
Lawsuit? Yepper. She made false claims of criminal activity on the part of the workers to that woman. She helpfully recorded her false claims. She even published the recording of false claims on the Internet. She then repeated some of those claims to a reporter. (Possibly in an email, so I guess libel also applies.)
And while I wouldn’t wish Child Protective Services/Family Services/etc. on anyone, maybe her family — if any — should consider her habit of taking that child to her protests: the store, the police union protest, even this one. The mother of the second child she brought along might ask what the fuck Franklin was doing dragging her kid into this, too.