Saturday, December 23, 2006

'Nuance' Or Nutjob?

Man Sets Self Aflame in Calif. Protest

A man used flammable liquid to light himself on fire, apparently to protest a San Joaquin Valley school district's decision to change the names of winter and spring breaks to Christmas and Easter vacation.
The man, who was not immediately identified, on Friday also set fire to a Christmas tree, an American flag and a revolutionary flag replica, said Fire Captain Garth Milam.


Seeing the flames, Sheriff's Deputy Lance Ferguson grabbed a fire extinguisher and ran to the man. Flames were devouring a Christmas tree next to the Liberty Bell, where public events and demonstrations are common. Beside the tree the man stood with an American flag draped around his shoulders and a red gas can over his head.

Seeing the deputy, the man poured the liquid over his head. He quickly burst into flames when the fumes from the gas met the flames from the tree. The deputy ordered the man to drop to the ground as he and a parole agent sprayed him with fire extinguishers.

"The man stood there like this," the deputy said with his arms across his chest and his head bent down, "Saying no, no, no." The man suffered first degree burns on his shoulders and arms, Milam said. Kern County Sheriff's Deputy John Leyendecker said the man had a sign that read: "(expletive) the religious establishment and KHSD."

On Thursday, the Kern High School Board of Trustees voted to use the names Christmas and Easter instead of winter and spring breaks.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/n/a/2006/12/23/national/a074823S64.DTL&type=printable

Nancy-poo better get ahold of these nutjobs in her district and settle 'em down... Imagine, setting yourself on fire because the school board votes to name holidays what they really are!

10 Comments:

Blogger JINGOIST said...

Poor dumb bast-rd. Imagine the fanaticism involved in commiting such a sinful act? Lighting yourself on fire to deny those who believe in G-d. How horribly sick.

Morgan

12:11 PM  
Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

did they save the tree?

12:14 PM  
Blogger Robert Bayn said...

What a idiot, he should be put in a mental institution.

12:19 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

ELBRO--I hope so. Yep, what an idiot, You said it, fellas. That's what decades of liberalism will do to ya, I guess.

12:41 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I try so hard to be a lady, but if one of these latter-day tree hugger dopeheads up here (and Seattle is infested with 'em) wanted to burn an American flag around me, I swear to God, I'd get in a fist-fight! I swear I would--good arm or not!

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is definatly something really,seriously wrong with a person to do something like this. It has to do with more then just politics,this is someone seriously mentally ill. J'Mac.

1:38 PM  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

hey Veruty!..how telling!..I cant even find the words!..great post.:)

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Cat Fleas said...

Setting yourself on fire never changed a darn thing in the world! So why do people still do it? Must be because they are idiots.

3:11 PM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

Cat fleas for lefties this self immolation reminds them of Vietnam protests and that was a GRRREEEEAAAAT thing for them, the high point of their useless, magott-infested lives.
Ebro asked a VERY pertinent question!LOL!

DONAL is the GhostHunter really Smoking Yogi? He sounds like it.
Morgan

3:21 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Oh oh...I seem to have riled up everyone again! LOL!

4:40 PM  

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