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Keene Pumpkin Fest

2014-10-19 16:18:40.059493+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Apparently last night in Keene, New Hampshire, rowdy revelers overran the Pumpkin Festival. Reading between the lines, it was self-entitled frat boys from Keene State College. I've been following a whole bunch of Twitter feeds of people involved in Ferguson and St. Louis awareness, and I think it's worth re-posting some snark.

First off, note that in CNN: New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival crowd sets fires, throws bottles there is mention of "bonfires in the streets". Not arson.

I haven't seen this particular clip, but RT C. Jay Conrod @cjayconrod:

If you still don't get white privilege, it's feeling comfortable enough to tell a CNN reporter your name and age while vandalizing a town.

RT Scary Blah Lady @AngryBlackLady

White ppl looting at Lacoste.

That's the whole joke.

Just "white people looting at Lacoste." #keenepumpkinfest


Bonus: An Expert Look at the Pumpkin Riots of 2014, or what if white people violence was reported like Ferguson.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: Keene Pumpkin Fest made: 2014-10-19 19:09:18.450845+00 by: Dan Lyke

Mike Kelley nailed it: "Hands Up, Don't...tell my mom."

#Comment Re: Keene Pumpkin Fest made: 2014-10-22 01:07:41.618881+00 by: Dan Lyke

MeFi user sobarel:

Who amongst us can honestly say we haven't become enraged by proximity to a gourd at some point in our lives?