Political differences can truly fracture relationships. I mean, when it comes to the fundamental core of who you are and how you view the world, your political and social or religious beliefs are kind of paramount.

So when someone questions them or their merit or just flat-out disagrees with them, it can sometimes be interpreted as though that person is being attacked, not their beliefs.

And then sometimes people actually are attacked over politics.

That brings us to what happened in this story in Birmingham, Alabama recently. Check it out:

And now that we're on the subject, enjoy doing what I did yesterday and kill a little bit of time at work by reading about all of the moments of violence that broke out between people who were ostensibly supposed to be brokering political compromises on behalf of their constituents: here's an entire Wiki page about fights that have broken out during legislation.

The fact that there is a Wiki entry called "Legislative violence" is the best thing of all-time.