Sunday, February 12, 2006
Proper behavior at funerals
The proper way to behave at a funeral, apparently, is to scowl at the preacher and squirm in your seat:
-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin
Posted by: BadTux / 2/12/2006 09:07:00 AM
I shall remember that that is the proper conduct.
I am so glad this picture is making it's way around the Internets. I see no halo behind shrub's head in this one!
# posted by oldwhitelady : 12/2/06 4:08 PM
Uh, it was a funeral, not a political rally. Lowery and Carter were outrageous in their comments.
I understand that propaganda at a funeral is a terrible thing to waste. So, I would like to offer democrats a solution that would prevent their dishonoring of the dead in the future. Instead of calling the entire event a funeral service, add a second event and call it a Solemn TRAPS. TRAPS stands for trash republicans as the problem speeches. The announcement could be as follows: Today’s funeral for Senator Esteemed Democrat will be a 3pm and will be preceded by a Solemn TRAPS at 10a.m. This solves the problem. They can have a dignified funeral and still have their political hate and propaganda event before the funeral.
# posted by jazzycat : 13/2/06 6:29 AM
How about these comments at a funeral for four little girls killed when their church was bombed?
These children—unoffending, innocent, and beautiful—were the victims of one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity.
And yet they died nobly. They are the martyred heroines of a holy crusade for freedom and human dignity. And so this afternoon in a real sense they have something to say to each of us in their death. They have something to say to every minister of the gospel who has remained silent behind the safe security of stained-glass windows. They have something to say to every politician who has fed his constituents with the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism. They have something to say to a federal government that has compromised with the undemocratic practices of southern Dixiecrats and the blatant hypocrisy of right-wing northern Republicans. They have something to say to every Negro who has passively accepted the evil system of segregation and who has stood on the sidelines in a mighty struggle for justice. They say to each of us, black and white alike, that we must substitute courage for caution. They say to us that we must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderers. Their death says to us that we must work passionately and unrelentingly for the realization of the American dream.
Obviously this uppity Negro preacher shouldn't have politicized this funeral. Why can't those uppity Negros just go back to the back of the bus where they belong and quit whining about all that "social justice" crap?
Oh, BTW, the preacher above was the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., speaking the eulogy for four little girls killed when the KKK bombed a church in Birmingham in 1963.
Somehow, I doubt that his wife wanted any less of a euology for herself when she died.
But what the hell, she was just a Negro, not a good white upstanding Republican like Jizzmcat, so why should we care what she wanted?
(Yes, Jizzmcat, I'm calling you a BIGOT, because you would deny her the kind of funeral that her husband regularly gave for others and that she wanted for herself because you believe that Negros should not be uppity like that).
-- Badtux the History Penguin
# posted by BadTux : 13/2/06 8:40 AM
It looks like Bush needed to pee really bad.
I still think it was hypocritical of him to even attend. What the hell is he doing even visiting a civil rights leader?
Why, being hypocritical, of course.
# posted by Progressive Traditionalist : 14/2/06 3:00 PM
n : a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
# posted by jazzycat : 14/2/06 9:20 PM
Bigot (n): A person who believes that his race is better than others, or that his race's practices are better than others.
Typically used in contexts such as, "Jizmcat says that Negro funeral practices are undignified and that white people's funeral practices are the right way to have a funeral. Jizmcat is thus a bigot."
-- Badtux the Callin'-it-like-I-see-it Penguin
# posted by BadTux : 14/2/06 9:51 PM
Badtux said: "Jizmcat says that Negro funeral practices are undignified and that white people's funeral practices are the right way to have a funeral. Jizmcat is thus a bigot."
Just as Cheney can't shoot straight Badtux can't read straight.. Have you ever been checked out for reading comphrehension disorders?
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