Archive for June 21st, 2010

When BP Spills Coffee….

Monday, June 21st, 2010

‘Funny or Die’ is one of my favorite websites.  Somehow I knew they would do something on the oil spill.  Somehow I was right.  Take a look:

Flag Burning You Up?

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Burn an American flag as a protest and you might as well spit on someone’s Mother’s grave. Flag burning is like dropping the “F -bomb” in church or calling a woman the “C” word. Congress endlessly debates stupid laws against the protest and editorial writers go into a dither over it. It’s a great front page or cover picture – the drama – the color – the boiling blood!

The funny thing is, the more you go nuts over the act, the more effective it becomes. Demonstrators WANT you to go nuts. They WANT you to become emotionally involved in their issues. Bad publicity is better than no publicity and flag burning is a surefire, over-the-top button to press.

So let’s take a breath here and use our heads.

Flags aren’t the country, they’re SYMBOLS of the country. They’re little pieces of rectangular cloth sold to retailers by wholesalers – just like any other product. Flags aren’t manufactured reverently and rabbis don’t make them kosher. If one gets burned, there’s an endless supply to take its place.

So the next time you see some protesting dolt burn an American flag, don’t get excited. Don’t let your buttons get pushed. Smile. Think about our wonderful Bill of Rights which allows the nitwit to express himself freely in the land of the free.

And then hope for a little breeze so the goofball will accidentally set his own clothes on fire.

“I love a woman with a good head on her shoulders. I hate necks.”  Steve Martin

Many people don’t know that guillotines were first crescent-shaped and  the first executioners were women.  Now you know.