Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Karma Is A Bitch...

Heh. Scott in MI sent this story in yesterday, and I haven't stopped chuckling about it...

Protester dies after inhaling fumes from burning American flag
Burning an American flag proved fatal for a Pakistani protester, who reportedly died from inhaling fumes from the ignited icon of independence.

Some 10,000 people rallied this week in Lahore, the capital of the Punjab province, to protest the movie trailer that Muslims say insults Islam, according to the International Herald-Tribune. One participant, identified as Abdullah Ismail, died after being taken to an area hospital. Witnesses said he had complained of feeling sick from the smoke from American flags burnt at the rally.
Hmm. Let me check. Nope, my give-a-damn-meter is firmly lodged at "NFW". Play stupid games, win stupid prizes - you and your rioty compatriots skimped on the flags and bought cheap Chinese crap, and you paid dearly. Please heed the warning and only burn high quality flags going forward, Mustafa. When you care enough to hate, hate using the best cotton flags.

And, serious?
“The U.S. must make a law against blasphemy – or we will not let the US consulates in Pakistan function,” a rally organizer told the paper.
I understand you're not from around here, but it doesn't work that way. Despite the best attempts of politicians of both stripes to neuter it for the past, oh, 100 years or so, we have this thing called the First Amendment. It guarantees us that Congress shall pass no law abridging our right to free speech. That means the government can't do dick-all about someone making a film critical of your religion.

Notice, please, that Catholics around the world didn't riot and burn flags over "The Last Temptation of Christ". No one lobbed bombs at the Museum of Art for hosting the "Piss Christ" exhibit. Hell, the fact that Mel Brooks hasn't been stoned to death for his whimsical portrayal of members of the Tribe ought to tell you something (but since I mentioned the JOOOOOOOOOOS I'll wager you're not listening).

Feel free to burn our flag all you want. You stay in your country, I'm perfectly fine with you burning the flag all you want. I'd prefer you bought a genuine American flag rather than send the money to China, but hey, I understand the need to keep costs down. You start telling our government that they need to curtail my rights because you're offended, then you can go to hell.

And I'll work to defeat any President who suggests such a measure, whether it be Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, or Zombie Reagan...

That is all.

11 comments:

Dave H said...

The U.S. must make a law against blasphemy

Wasn't that one of Occupy Wall Street's demands?

Old NFO said...

I've got a better idea... TACNUKES... Enough of this BS!!!

Anonymous said...

I will say back in the day of film, some upset Christians called in a bomb scare when I went to see The Life of Brian.

Gerry

Anonymous said...

At work yesterday we discussed designed a US Flag that detonated when burned. Our big problem was hiding the ball bearings in the stripes.

Gerry

ShallNotBeInfringed said...

How much you want to bet that the flag was payed for with funds that this admenstruation gave them?????

Ritchie said...

Gerry: Yes, I had thought of commissioning a special run of flags infused with PETN.

Dave H said...

Gerry: Not ball bearings, piano wire. Look up "fragmentation coil."

Ed said...

In related news, France closed embassies and schools in 20 countries, removing easy targets for the religiously agitated and peturbed:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/09/19/france-shutters-embassies-as-anti-islam-cartoon-spurs-fears-new-backlash/

If you are a resident of one of these 20 countries and seek a French visa, stay home. The French do not want risk the safety of any of their citizens to help you. Have a blessed day.

.45ACP+P said...

Can we make the flags more available in the Moslem world and more toxic? Seems like a good solution to me.

Geodkyt said...

Anyone remember the Pakistani who was burning a parade sized American flag a few years ago, and a gust of wind wrapped it around him from head to toe? Shrink Wrapped Islamic Spring Roll. . .

John B said...

Man Dies from fumes from burning US flag?

Sounds like an obvious case of "The Will of Allah" to me!