Congratulations Texas, you’ve made Tank’s Travels once again.
This resident of yours, who affectionately refers to himself as ‘the weird, racist shirt guy’, approached me at Houston Airport for a quick chat before boarding his flight to Baltimore for some kind of military reunion. He appears to not like his president much.
- Jerk on a bus (Houston, Texas)
I’m weak. Although highly offended by both the front and back of his t-shirt, (I think Obama has been a great president), I had to let him engage me in a discussion. Find out WTF compels someone to advertise such outrageous views. And, gleefully pose for photos.
- Article (Gawker) about the weird, racist t-shirt guy (Shows the actual wording on the t-shirt, what I blurred).
This is what I learned. He wears his intolerance and hatred like a badge of honour. Brags the shirt has gotten him kicked out of:
- The Library of Congress.
- Two Houston Astros baseball games.
- Two Kansas City Royals baseball games.
Here’s how our chat went:
Tank: What did they say when they kicked you out of those places? Him: “They said the shirt is inflammatory.” (The least inflammatory word on his shirt is ‘liar’.)
Tank: Why do you wear the shirt? Him: “I like stirring it up.”
Tank: Aren’t you afraid someone is going to shoot you? Him: “No, I have a sign on my vehicle that reads ‘the police are coming’. I’ve had guys try to run me off the road.”
Tank: Will the airline let you on the plane wearing that? Him: “Some US Airways guy in Raleigh, North Carolina tried to refuse me once. I went to his supervisor who allowed me onto the plane. I found the other guy and cussed him out.”
Tank: Has Obama done anything right? Him: “I can’t think of anything.”
I’ll spare you the details of the not nice things he said about African Americans and the blond woman whom he called a ‘whore’ for verbalizing her objection to his being.
Tells me he plans to walk past the White House next week. Wearing the shirt. I see a FOX TV interview in his future. Maybe his own show.