Remember The “T” That Was Torched In 2016? Same Lawn
The piece was assembled the day after the election. It is a giant head of President Joe Biden and the words “Let’s Go Brandon” across the bottom.
By now, I think everyone knows what this means, and at least some segment of our readership definitely does, but let me explain, real quick, anyway.
It really means “F*** Joe Biden,” actually. If this is news to you, it must seem very strange. NASCAR Xfinity Kansas Lottery 300 race back in October was where this all started. A new racer called Brandon Brown won his first NASCAR race. The crowd was allegedly chanting, and reporter Kelli Stavast of the NBC Sports team, mistook the Joe Biden chant, expletive and all, and thought it was a cheer for Brandon.
Scott and Sam sat on the lawn and talked with passersby. Many drivers honked their horns, some yelled out to Scott. Scott knew many of them. Staten Island is a small world.
Staten Islander staff writers arrived in the late afternoon while Scott was still there. Scott is usually a man of many words. Expecting a whirlwind of insight and loquacious creativity, when it was Scott’s turn to speak, he merely said, “Let’s Go Brandon.”
This says a lot.
Sam Pirozzolo was also on the scene, and spoke about how he feels about the President’s recent performance. Sam had been a candidate in the primaries for the City Council race, but the Republican voters chose other candidates.
This cheer of “Let’s Go, Brandon!” is now being frowned upon by NASCAR itself, and the company is claiming that the chant is a copyright violation. That seems a stretch, and copyright attorneys we spoke with who would prefer to remain anonymous all said they don’t have a case.
Either way, videos and other media are being banned for promoting this chant that people on the Right now use as a way to express their sentiments in a humorous manner.
Whatever you think of President Biden, you have to admit that the NBC reporter’s mix-up was epically funny. And, if you’re an American or citizen if any civilized country, you value free speech and artistic expression. I’ll even say that if you’re reading this through a VPS because in your country content like this is not allowed, I’m *certain* you value free speech and expression. You may even remember a time when you enjoyed such rights.
So, some might say they love the artistry and the wit, but don’t agree with the message. And, that’s fine. What we should be seeking is discourse, a way to understand and relate, even when we as Islanders, and Americans, disagree. We love freedom. We love creativity. And we love humor!
If you want to read a (much) longer interview with Scott (text), click here. He’s a real artist, and a real Patriot. The media tries painting Scott as an attention seeker, but that is truly insulting to the man’s vision and artistry. Politics aside, it’s time Mr. LoBaido is recognized as the truly Important Artist, culturally, that he was and remains.
Don’t let the TV stations and newspapers tell you who Scott is. Find out for yourself.