When I initially reported on this social media altercation with an individual who chose to cast at me unwarranted and hateful slings and arrows in the dead of night with regard to my previous post on the Senate Finance Committee hearing on a supplemental excise tax on guns and ammunition, I chose to withhold the identity of the individual. I did so because, at the time, this person was to me, a anonymous stranger.
I was wrong.
The person who incoherently and arbitrarily started a fight and threatened me via late-night Facebook messenger out of nowhere was Stacia Petri, candidate for mayor of Warwick.
It continues on like this, and one needs only refer to the previously recounted exchange to see the extreme lengths the Warwick Republican mayoral candidate went to insult, berate and disparage me and anyone who shares my socio-political viewpoint.
She continued by telling me she was a lobbyist for taxpaying citizens (albeit, an unregistered lobbyist) and that she would “see me at the state house, asshole.” When I asked her directly if that was a threat, she responded by asking, “do you feel threatened? Good.” She then went on to insinuate that only illegal aliens, as sanctioned by “idiot liberals” could be drug addicts. when I expressed confusion at this statement and told her I had no idea who she was and nobody cared what she thought, she assured me that they would.
It was only recently that I came across a Facebook-noted press release announcing her candidacy for mayor of Warwick. According to the release:
“Warwick has always been a special place to live—a place to raise a family…a place to retire…a place to call home, but it’s all changing for the worse.”
She continues, as quoted in the release, to say:
“The condition of our city and our schools speak for themselves. If Warwick continues on the Mayor’s reckless approach, the urban decay will only grow worse. My administration will set a new direction by listening to the concerns of Warwick citizens and identifying the issues that are most problematic to them. I will confront these issues directly and propose solutions so Warwick is prosperous for all residents.”
Is that all residents? Or is that all residents except for “idiot liberals” or “illegals” who are encouraged by those liberals to be intravenous drug users? The press release goes on to say:
She was also brought to tears watching the elderly beg and plead to stop the double-digit increases in water and sewer rates when they barely have enough to spend on groceries.
But let’s remember, this was the woman who, after reading an account of another mayoral candidate, this one a Democrat for the City of Providence, using the legislative process to propose a sensible means by which to fund non-violence education and implementation statewide that, in no way, shape or form infringes upon one’s second amendment rights, insinuated that I needed a copy of the Cliff’s Notes to Constitution for Dummies. Yet, we’re to believe she weeps for the elderly.
My sense is that anyone who randomly spits venomous verbal assaults on strangers via Facebook messenger in the dead of night for exercising his right to opine on legislative hearings in an informed manner, may not have the temperament to handle the highest executive office of Rhode Island’s second most populous city.
Voters, do you feel threatened? Good.