Archive for May 2010
I like this song from Toby Keith. It fits the day.
I’m swiping another quote from Bride of Rove. (BTW Thanks for the blogroll add BoR. You are too kind.)
â€œIt is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.â€
– General George S. Patton, Jr
Can’t argue with Patton.
Have a safe Memorial Day.
Right up front, I must apologize. Using the term Baptist in the same sentence, or even the same article with a “man” like Fred Phelps is to disrespect Baptists everywhere. I was raised Baptist and the vile hatred these people spew is beyond contempt.
As an example, let me point you to the latest atrocious demonstration they are planning in Louisiana this Saturday at the funeral of a fallen American soldier. The motorcade and funeral of a hero and defender of freedom will be picketed as he is lain to rest by the very clueless people he died defending.
That’s some fine gratitude there Fred. I hope you choke on it.
I first heard of this from a certain corndog loving blogger and soon found that others such as Pat at So it Goes in Shreveport, and Bob at The Camp of the Saints had joined the cacophonous outrage that surrounds the stupidity.
But wait, there’s more! According to the appropriately named Lipton T. Bagg, at the newly bloggrolled website Viewed From The Right:
Beside protesting at the funerals of SPC Joshua Tomlinson in Minden, LA. (PGR is on this one, I understand) and Ronnie James Dio in Los Angeles, Westboro will also be doing multiple protests at Arlington NationalÂ Cemetery, Ft. Leavenworth NationalÂ CemeteryÂ in KS., Boston and Lexington, MA.Â and in Portland, OR.
This is a travesty beyond comprehension.Â To think they were educated within our own borders speaks volumes to the underlying problem these maroons represent. How can these people be Americans? They surely haven’t been properly educated as to what has made our country great. At least what it was before the progressives gained a foothold in government.
I understand moral and political outrage. Most times I think there should be more of it, and I don’t disagree with their right to protest, I just wish they would find another, more appropriate way to vent their anger. This soldier was the instrument of policy, not the maker of it. Take your protest to Washington, not the funerals of brave defenders of the very freedoms you enjoy. For that, you are awarded the title “douche-bag”.
Knowing the members of this hate-cult will never take the advice offered here, to the people who would stand by our soldiers, I will pass on a suggestion or two from the comments at Pat’s blog:
Janet said… At one of the other funerals where the WBC picketed, some students counter protested by holding up white sheets to shield the family from the picketers. What an awesome, peaceful way to take the wind out of their sails. It would be amazing to see that become a trend…
Also, stolen from Pat’s comment section, is this excellent counter measure from First Baptist Minden:
First Baptist Minden said… In response to the Westboro protest group, First Baptist Church Minden is providing a way for you to positively and to peacefully express your support. So for every minute that the protestors are on site, we are asking you to pledge a per minute monetary amount. ALL the proceeds will be given directly to the widow of a TRUE HERO, SPC. JOSHUA TOMLINSON. So the longer they choose to stay and protest, the more it will benefit SPC. JOSHUA TOMLINSONâ€™S family.
If you would like to help, you can print and fill out this card and bring it by the church office, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to the church office at:
ATTN: TOMLINSON FUND
301 Pennsylvania Ave.
Minden, LA 71055
Or you can call the Church Office at: 318-377-4434
I tried the FB page link. It appears to be down. The First Baptist Minden link should be working however.
God Bless America and the men and women who defend her.
UPDATE: Looks like the Westboro folks were a no-show. Good. Lipton T. Bagg has video of the patriots who lined the streets to honor this man and his service. Warms my heart to see Americans standing on principle.
Another one of my Austin favorites, Doyle Bramhall II whose father wrote songs for Stevie Ray Vaughan among others in the local and national music scene. I imagine it was only natural for Doyle II to become the accomplished player his is today.
I was one of the lucky few thousand to see the Arc Angels farewell show in Houston on New Years eve some untold years ago. Needless to say, the show was chock full of awesome.
First up, Green Light Girl.
Next, an Arc Angels tune, Too Many Ways to Fall. See if you recognize the other players in this monster group.
Been meaning to post this video. As appropriate as it is…
Yea, I made it up. There is no Daisy Fuentes Pictures Day. But there aught to be.
Since Doug over at The Dailey Gator is having so much fun teasing us with his Top Twenty-five Babes of All Time posts, and since I need a little Rule 5 action this week, I thought I’d offer a suggestion: Daisy Fuentes! Of course Salma Hayek would be another suggestion, but I would wager, she’s on his list already so I’m taking a guess with Daisy. You gotta admit, she’s smokin’ hot. Oh and BTW, most of these get waaaaay bigger if you click ’em. You’re welcome.
The Muslim faith is a troublesome one. So much of the righteous outrage, alarm and hyperbole that surrounds it is self inflicted. Just like this meaningless tripe over their “prophet” not wanting to be depicted in any way. Why would he do that? Were the artists of his time really all that bad? Probably not as bad as a semi-silver robot.
I did a quick search and found that Wackopedia has a couple of renderings of Mohammed. Some of them going back in time quite a ways. Did the Muslims of earlier times kill all of the artists and forget to burn the art?
I’m not going to spend too much time on this, except to point out that this is America, and in America, I will draw whomever I damn well please, whenever or however it pleases me to draw him, it, she or whatever. If you want to be offended about it get the flock out of my country.
Oh and Comedy Central is off of my remote’s favorites list for good. Too bad to, because I like some of their shows.
Now for the Draw Mohammed Day 2010 robot entry. I got to use my new toy as well. The Wacom Intuos2 6×8 Graphics Tablet (USB).
As you can see, it’s going to take some getting used to, but like I said before, I didn’t want to waste a bunch of time drawing a prophet, unless of course it would make me a profit.
I’ll throw links to anyone who posts a drawing of Mohammed. Send me an email at robot at mindumbedrobot dot com. If you don’t have a website, include the graphic and I’ll post it. If you don’t SAY you want credit, then I’ll post without.
Stogie over at Saberpoint has been all over this from the start. He recently got an email from a Muslim who was none to pleased with him and proceeded to take the words right out of my mouth in his reply. You can read that exchange here.
And one more thing, shut up with the whining and grow a skin. The USA does not abide Islamic law.
UPDATE: Linked by The Classic Liberal,Â The Troglopundit, who recognizes greatness when he sees it, and Grizzly Mama, who has a nice round up. There are more links to be found at Atlas Shrugs and Anthroblogology.
UPDATE II: After some careful consideration, Wyblog joins the fun with a roundup of sites joining in the solidarity. And my apologies to Sean at Tilting Suds for not linking to his Mohammed collage earlier.