Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bust A Move Or Bust A Nose - You Decide

Update links: Here are some more Tom Slick AKA Tom Bruso links and some more (thanks Toast) info. Evidently Tom Bruso is well known to the authorities in Oakland. He's had run-ins with the Police there before. He IS a Vietnam Vet and has some mental health issues. If he needs mental health treatment and being he's a Vet he should get if for free. I wonder if the V.A. is involved with his case?

http://animalnewyork.com/tag/tom-slick/
http://www.buzzbox.com/news/2010-02-17/Bus:beatdown/
http://www.spike.com/video/epic-beard-man/3345915

Here's the latest video to go viral on the Web in the last two days. We have an older man (sixty-seven) vs a younger fellow who fucked with someone he shouldn't have. The old guy is named Tom Bruso and he served two years in Vietnam. Don't know much about the younger one other than he should have just let the old Leatherneck walk away when he had the chance. Instead, the young guy got back in Bruso's face and let his mouth write a check his ass couldn't cash.

This story is still unfolding and I will post more as it is available. Being that I'm fifty-six, I can't/won't attempt to hide my sympathies here. There is so much disrespect for the Senior Citizens in the U.S.A. and this Vet (USMC) Tom Bruso made my heart soar. And it proves to me that the thug in the video made the major mistake of bringing a mouth to a fistfight.


Special thanks to Adrienne's Corner for posting this video yesterday and bringing it to our/my attention.

4 comments:

Burnt Toast said...

Gotta love it man!

You just never really know who you are dealing with in the general public. I remember years ago seeing a little guy about 5'5" tall outside a nightclub with his very attractive girlfriend. Three hulking dudes in a pickup drove by and said some nasty stuff about his lady friend. The little guy challenged them to come back and say it to his face instead of driving by in the safety of the truck.

Well, long story short, he took the first guy out with a punch to the gall bladder, and to dispose of the other two guys, it took about 7 punches and 45 seconds. It happened so fast that the crowd around them had no idea what was going on until it was over and then they cheered the guy for his gallantry.

You just never know Greasy.

Now, for the rest of the story.

Greasywrench said...

Thanks for the link Toast. I'm finding out more about this guy Tom as the story unfolds. It seems he does have some mental health issues. That makes the story all the more tragic. According to one post I read from someone who actually knew him back in the sixties, he came back from Vietnam a completely different man than when he left. It's folks like him that need our help more than ever as they head into their later years. He's a hero to me in spite of his obvious problems.

Burnt Toast said...

Greasy, I agree. No matter how disturbed he may be, he obviosuly tried to diffuse the situation by moving to the front of the bus. This punk is the one who could have ended it peacefully, but obviously he didn't. I feel no sympathy at all for people like this ghetto thug. There is something seriously wrong in Black America and it ain't us White Folks.

Our office is in the ghetto and we've been over here for 20+ years. We've had 4 air conditioners stolen, shots through the front window. Windows broken out of cars and the building. Two guys broke through the return air register in our laboratory and destroyed a door while trying to remove our Coke machine. Two years ago a black man walked through the back door and casually strolled through the office and made off with the money from our snack box. Our building is surrounded by wrought iron gates, all windows barred, motion sensors inside, monitored 24/7 by an alarm service, as well as buzzer and magnetic locks for all doors. Why?

Well, it's certainly not because we've been descended upon by hordes of white criminals. And it's a total fucking shame for all parties involved.

Greasywrench said...

I've got two words for you Toast, when it comes to guarding your business and the property. Pit Bulls.

I'm not crazy about Pits but the damn things are very effective and quite intimidating.