Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The Cartoon Wars envelope fast food

Sometimes the world is absolutely absurd. We are in one one of those phases right now. To wit:
Thousands of protesters rampaged through two cities Tuesday, storming into a diplomatic district and torching Western businesses and a provincial assembly in Pakistan's worst violence against the Prophet Muhammad drawings, officials said. At least two people were killed and 11 injured.

Security forces fired into the air as they struggled to contain the unrest in the eastern city of Lahore, where protesters burned down four buildings housing a hotel, two banks, a KFC restaurant and the office of a Norwegian cell phone company, Telenor.

U.S. and British embassy staffers were confined to their compounds until police dispersed the protesters, some of whom chanted, "Death to America!"

Apparently, Colonel Sanders is also holy to Muslims, and caricaturized images of him are blasphemous. Check out the pictures at Malkin's website, linked to above. It appears that they blame Ronald McDonald for offending their tender sensibilities. The un-burkahed Miss Piggy in American Pizza Hut commercials also must have been too much.

As for me, I'm so incensed by the destruction of these symbols of capitalism that I'm going to go to a BP gas station and burn it down. So what if I actually like buying gas at that station. I'm pissed, it's my right. (/Sharp sarcasm).

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