Saturday, April 25, 2009
On The American Taliban Front
Yes, there are dangerous Taliban forces active in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but we also have our own homegrown versions of these nutcases. Case in point: our high school alma mater, Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland, was picketed yesterday by 7 members American Taliban from Westboro Baptist "Church" in Topeka, Kansas. The nutjobs were protesting the naming of the high school (uh, in 1962) after one of America's most beloved poets, Walt Whitman, who was reputedly gay. Horrors! Fortunately, the nutjobs were met by a large counter-demonstration of 500 who suggested that the nutjobs "go home," among some more colorful suggestions.
It should be noted that these nutjobs have also appeared at funerals of military vets to protest "teh gay in the military", and have been driven off by angry bikers and vets who have little patience with the wingers' lack of respect for the dead servicemen.