Wednesday, March 22, 2006

An excellent photo essay....



If this kid gets his way, and the Iraqi resistance wins, his girlfriend is going to need some new outfits. The whole "rainbow bikini top" look is going to need rethinking, come the victory of Iraqi jihad.

This photo is an excerpt from a photo essay on a protest by ANSWER. I feel terrible making fun of people whose painfully inflated self-importance makes them march like this, but these pictures are really excellent. And they are just pictures, telling it like it is.




Here's another, from zombie's archive:


Good on ya, zombietime.

Nod to Peaktalk, which is a righteous, righteous blog.

And thanks to MM, my high school baseball pal, for pointing out the possibilities.

UPDATE: In comments, Frank Bi offers this counterpoint. Don't know if it was staged, but it is funny.

UPDATE II: Maybe not so funny, and maybe *I* am the one who is not so bright. From comments:

"Morans" is a reference to supporters of Jim Moran, Democratic congressman from the 8th District of Virginia. He is a real piece of work.

UPDATE III: Several commenters (bless 'em; don't let the terrorists win!) have quarreled with my characterization of the result of the victory of "Iraqi resistance"
1. Look up "civil war," and "resistance." Different things. And it was the putz in the picture who called it "resistance." If you want to say, "I sympathize with the Iraqi civilians who are caught in a civil war that didn't have to happen," then that is something else. But "Iraqi resistance" is the guys shooting at our soldiers. Do this actually work for you? Changing the subject like that, and defending against charges not made? Sad, really.
2. On the young lady's look: If you support the values of the "resistance" (and "jihad" means something closer to defense, or resistance, than to fight in a civil war, which is why I used the word "jihad," when I had many, many other words to choose from if I had meant THOSE things)...anyway, if you support the values of the "Iraqi resistance," then you believe that the young lady needs to get a different outfit, lest she be killed by her brothers and father for shaming the family. If you DON'T share the values of the Iraqi resistance, but just like to jabber about how much you hate America, and would like for Americans to be killed, then you and I may not share values, either.

5 comments:

bi said...

Speaking of people with a painfully inflated sense of self-importance: http://www.thepoorman.net/2005/03/18/eloquence/ :-)

Hey, don't you just _love_ free speech?

Anonymous said...

"Morans" is a reference to supporters of Jim Moran, Democratic congressman from the 8th District of Virginia. He is a real piece of work.

Anonymous said...

"If this kid gets his way, and the Iraqi resistance wins, his girlfriend is going to need some new outfits. The whole "rainbow bikini top" look is going to need rethinking, come the victory of Iraqi jihad."

You're not really saying that, somehow, the Iraqi "insurgents" can somehow curtail American freedoms, are you? Even if they "win," whatever that means. And is the civil war in Iraq really a "jihad?" Mungo, you usually do a lot better than this.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, the "girlfriend" doesn't look Iraqi to me, and if she's not, I fail to see why she'll have to change her outfit if the "Iraqi Resistance" wins. I could be engaging in cultural stereotypes, however.

On the other hand, she really ought to get a new look regardless of the outcome.

bi said...

Hey Mungowitz, isn't this about "pictures" which are "telling it like it is"? Then why do I see so many words that try to spin the pictures some way or other? Please, stop writing more words already and just post some more pictures.

Here's another picture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Eric_harris_dylan_klebold.jpg ... again, isn't freedom great?