Saturday, April 24, 2010

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day?

In case you haven't been following the scurrilous South Park on the Comedy Channel, there's been a hot scandal brewing. The network censored the satirical series' clever attempt to poke fun at the Islamofascists by showing an image of the Prophet Mohammed. The prophet was hidden inside a bear suit! But after a veiled death threat from an Islamofascist blogger, Comedy Central censored this story line--something it's never bothered to do on behalf of any other religious group.

My wife and I are pretty big fans of South Park--although I take exception to their Jesus satires--because the cartoonists are pretty even-handed regarding their targets. And because, more often than not, it's the lefty sacred cows that get the shaft--about the only place in media where this happens  besides Fox News. But I'm getting sick and tired of media and government types caving to Islamofascists when confronted by the usual death threats that ensue when you poke at their delicate sensibilities. I mean, where the hell are we living? Yemen? Don't we believe in free speech any more? (Rhetorical question.) Whose country is this, anyway!?

At any rate, we now arrive at the "Why the Hell Didn't I Think of This First?" Department. Here's an absolutely swell idea from blogger Dan Savage. (Click on the image to enlarge so you can read it.)

I'm on board with this. Are you? Get out your pens. (Or Adobe Illustrator.) See you back here on the 20th of May.

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