Stop resisting the reality of the U.S. empire
by M. Stewart
Ah, Memorial Day in the nation's capital . . . the dream of every American, unless you want to dance. It turns out that several American citizens were roughed up and arrested by park police for doing just that at the Jefferson Memorial. I'm sure there is more to this story, but the video doesn't look good. I hope someone follows up with more information about the incident. If this is an accurate depiction of what went on, we have problems. And all of this in full view of TJ's idol!
In another news item characterized as a free-speech issue, New York resident Younus Mohamman has been arrested in Morocco and is awaiting extradition for allegedly issuing threats over a year-old South Park cartoon in which the prophet Mohammed is depicted inside a bear suit. According to Mohamman, "The case is a perfect example of the reality that touted principles like 'freedom of speech and freedom of expression' do not apply to people that seek to expose the reality of the U.S. Empire."
I think the biggest problem with Islamic culture is that it never developed a comedic tradition. Way too many Muslims take themselves way too seriously. As some of you may recall, I tried to pull the Muslim chain with my own drawing of Mohammed last year, but nobody responded with death threats. Well, here it is again, and he is dancing!
Speaking of comedy, America's favorite media whore Sarah Palin was at it again over the holiday weekend. This time she showed up in Washington D.C. at a Memorial Day motorcycle fashion show. Muslims need to take a tip from American Christians. These people know how to laugh at themselves!
About the only thing funnier than Palin running for president is . . . well . . . uh . . . I'm sorry . . . there is nothing funnier than Sarah Palin running for president! Go Sarah, go! You are a shining beacon of American culture. Damn it, Jim, this really is a great country!
Click on Sarah to enlarge. Flick that tongue, baby!