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Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Local Update
Last week I wrote briefly here about a story which appeared on Drudge here in which a Sacramento couple hung an effigy of a soldier in uniform outside their home with a sign saying -Your tax dollars at work.
That effigy was subsequently stolen and a new one saying - Bush Lied, He died - replaced it. That was stolen, too.
What I’ve just learned from KTXL is that the couple, The Pearcy’s, don’t live in Sacramento although they own the house. They live in Berkeley.
They are playing the aggrieved citizens now complaining about the violation of their free speech rights, but they haven’t even the courage to live in the town where they throw there feces at their fellow citizens.
Isn’t it ironic that they should want to use our military, renowned for their courage, heroism, fortitude, commitment to service, and willingness to place themselves in harm’s way - that these who people haven’t a single ounce of such qualities pretend to be martyrs for free speech.
These citizens don’t even have the guts to face their neighbors (many of whom sympathize with their views) and bear any consequence for their deliberately provocative actions.
Remember the classic playground coward who would get some distance from an adversary then pick up a rock and throw it while calling names and then running home faster than he could be caught?
Well, that’s a Berkeley loony for you. Every ounce a coward and they fulfill the words of Shakespeare: “Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. “
No one ever mistakes people like the Pearcy’s as valiant, do they? No, and they are crybabies, too, as you will see below.
A protest vigil by Move Forward America this last Tuesday night at the Pearcy’s house led to: A vigil in Sacramento's Land Park neighborhood Tuesday night erupted into a shouting match between those for and against the war Iraq.
As for future displays on the home, the Pearcy’s said they don't plan on hanging another statement anytime soon.
For more about the personal lives of the Pearcy’s the Sac Bee has this:
I quote this from another blog, but Digger doesn’t have a link to the original source of his quote and observations so it is unattributed except to him:
When confronted on whether he hopes all the soldiers over there are killed Steve was shown on video saying sarcastically "of course I hope they die, I hope they all die".
The Sacramento Union (a defunct daily newspaper that has returned in an online edition and printed magazine) has more on the protest event last night with a few pictures. posted by Mark Butterworth | 12:23 PM |