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Remember that whole “tolerance” thing the liberal side of politics used to espouse? It doesn’t appear to be getting as much love these days.
In Florida, a man was sentenced to 90 days imprisonment Thursday for spitting on a 67-year-old wearing a MAGA hat in October.
Because, remember that whole “respect your elders” thing? Well, it’s gone the way of the dodo bird, too.
As shown in a security video, 43-year-old Matthias Ajple confronted the stool-seated senior citizen at the Hurricane Grill & Wings in Vero Beach.
Matthias first placed what appears to be a used paper towel on Robert Youngblood’s head while walking past him.
A few moments later, he came back to the bar area to spit on him.
As per Robert’s account noted in the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit, he was sitting with two friends when young whippersnapper Matthias walked over and said, “You should go back to Russia, you…communist!”
How about we all pitch in and buy Matthias a dictionary?
Or maybe get him a library card.
The Palm Beach Post reports he was convicted of battery; but really, it was a spit and run — Matthias cleverly jumped in his car and took off after the slobberingly slick move.
Tragically, he forgot two things:
- People can see
- His car has a license plate unique only to him
Fast-forward to the drooling revolutionary in cuffs.
Not to worry; Matthias explained the incident to his arresting officer:
“I was just trying to protect you guys because I support law enforcement. Trump supporters are communist and racist. I don’t even care that I’m going to jail; this is actually exciting.”
Let’s have a moment of silence for the man’s serious need of a smartphone.
Matthias also flaunted his youth:
“Plus, I have more time on this earth than he does anyway; he probably feels so good about himself.”
Unfortunately, the argument fell flat with Judge David Morgan, who thanked Matthias for his understanding of economic systems by ordering him to pay Robert $155.
Matthias also has to avoid contact with him.
After being released from jail, he’ll have 72 hours to report to a probation officer.
Generally speaking, it’s not polite to spit on someone. A 43-year-old in the Sunshine State — who’s most likely not working on his doctorate in political science — is having to be reminded of that fact by missing sunshine for three months.
Upon his exit, hopefully, he’ll take an Uber to the nearest Barnes & Noble.
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