Even before I scrolled down to the comments, I had a pretty good idea of what was waiting for me and sadly, I wasn't surprised. What I was surprised about was how the sudden death of Mr. Beebe was connected with the sudden death of Conservative blogger Andrew Brietbart and how both deaths where a good thing. I might not be as appauled if these comments where coming from some nube with a handful of followers, but they where from HuffPo "Super Users" with more than a thousand "Follwers" each, or "Fans" as HuffPo calls them.
A HuffPo commentor named Don Brown posted "Breitbart and then this...Perhaps there is a God." - Another HuffPo commentor named FromDnorth concurred by also posting "Andrew Breitbart and then this!" - Now, in fairness to other HuffPo commentors and Liberals at large, there where many comments of sadness and sympathy for Mr. Beebe's family. There is no First Amendment right to free speech here folks, but I also don't want HuffPo to launch a sensorship campaign. Like many civil HuffPo commentors, I want to try and appeal to some people that while there are suitable times for sharp and rabid discourse, the death of another human being is not among them.
"I would like to plead with fellow liberals to recognize that, although you may have intensely hated this person's views on many issues, it is not proper to use that as an excuse to mock his death. Even Tea Party candidates, as distasteful as their views are to most of us, are fellow American citizens and are loved by their famalies and many around them for reasons other than politics."