I guess I should start by telling you a little about San Angelo, Texas. It ain’t near nothing. You might accidentally see it if you’re ever making the five hour trip from Waco to Odessa, but that’s like going from the frying pan into the fire so there’s not a hoard of people making that trip. And even if they did, they go all the way around San Angelo by going through Abilene.
Now I’m not saying that Terry M. Campbell is the only reason that people avoid San Angelo, but he’s sure in the top ten. Terry is former president of the San Angelo Tea Party. He is 74 years old and one of the youngest members. The San Angelo Tea Party has a website.
So the Tea Party had a program on radical Islam and Terry Campbell went bonkers.
According to the news site San Angelo Live, Campbell said the city has “four Muslim families” and “I don’t trust any of them.”
He denied saying, as the news site reported, “and that’s four too many.”
They had a guest speaker at the meeting about her new book called, “500+ Islamic Words You Should Know.” Which is kinda shooting for the stars because most of these folks don’t know 500 English words.
As O’Brien continued to talk about the importance of electing conservative officials to public office, a man in the front row interrupted with a shout: “Would’ve been for terminance [sic],” the man said.
“Well, I don’t won’t to talk about that tonight,” O’Brien replied. But the audience still wasn’t quite ready to wind down.
“We got to become crusaders and put that cross on our chest again,” another man spoke out from somewhere in the middle as O’Brien concluded her speech.
You can read all about the meeting here.
Thanks to Frank for the heads up.