Lord Crimson

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Mohammed the Lost Dog

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The place where a ham steak left on a lunch bag was investigated as a hate crime is back in the news. Lewiston Maine finds itself in another Muslim controversy where this time the poster of a lost dog was displayed in front of a Somali owned store. Members of the Somali community in Lewiston claim it is an insult to their religion.

The poster depicts a vicious “lost” dog named Mohammed. It warns that the dog is not good with children and can’t be trusted.

The store owner, Hussein Ahmed says the phone number on the poster is fake. If called, someone named Jennie answers and will only reveal Tommy Tutone is not available.

“This is really a religious statement,” said Hussein Ahmed, “that is an attack on our religion which we don’t feel comfortable with. We see this as a very bad insulting situation.”

Clearly there is tension simmering in many parts of the country. When someone from another country begins demanding their way of life of the locals, you get episodes like this. Most of these situations are a result of immigrants not being required to assimilate into the culture. Admittedly this form of local protest shows a certain sense of style, but rest assured we can only expect many more not so creative clashes in the future.

Written by Lord Crimson

January 5, 2008 at 2:26 pm

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  1. Hi LC,

    I would point out that, with a bit of preparation, we should not be so hasty in condemning future race / religion riots. While I have missed out on some fine looting in the past, I’ve learned from my mistakes and, when the next eruption of mindless violence occurs, a mighty fine 50 inch high definition flat screen TV, a Tivo, several new fire arms, and a mound of ammunition will find their way into my possession. If the tractor happens to be running at the time, I may even tow a new truck home, packed with several cases of fancy brew from the local beer store, along with several rolls of scratch-off lottery tickets. Heck, if the turbulence continues long enough, I might even have time to make it into town and drag home a new Jaguar for my wife. And, if along the way I happen to pass the odd ATM machine or three, so much the better as that is what tow chains are for in lawless times. Chaos, it would seem, favors the prepared 🙂

    the Grit

    the Grit

    January 5, 2008 at 9:09 pm

  2. Hi Grit

    You’ve been thinking about this haven’t you? I’ll bet you even have a looting list with item location hanging by the door with the truck keys. 🙂

    But you are right, planning and preparation is everything when it comes to looting. You must get there early to get the best stuff and leave guards at home so you don’t get cleaned out while you’re gone. A nice 50 inch flat screen loses something if you arrive home and discover your favorite recliner has disappeared. Of course the ATM should supply enough funds to replace it if the worst happens.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    January 5, 2008 at 11:07 pm

  3. Hi LC,

    I plan for everything. I still have evacuation plans for a Soviet nuclear attack on our missiles in Arkansas, seeing as how the prevailing winds blow toward Memphis. I almost put them in long term storage but, what with Putin and all, I believe I made the correct choice in keeping them close at hand.

    As to defending the property while I’m off looting, that’s what the pit bulls are for. A person would have to be mighty desperate to tangle with our pack rather than head off in search of easier pickings. Assuming, that is, that they leave quickly as our largest dog, Wild Man, has been known to bite through the tires of encroaching vehicles.

    When time permits, I’ll post some of my plans for dealing with invasions by various types of space aliens 😉

    the Grit

    the Grit

    January 6, 2008 at 11:55 pm

  4. Hi Grit

    One of those bunkers people use to build in the 50’s sounds like a good idea for a backyard project. I’ve never been sure about evacuation mainly because where are you going to go and what added dangers are you placing yourself in from the creatures of the night.

    Pit Bulls are a good choice as only the craziest of crazies will confront a pack of those without heavy fire power. Let me know how the plan comes out on the alien invasion and not just space.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    January 7, 2008 at 4:42 pm

  5. Hi LC,

    Actually, my bunker plan is to have the materials on hand to construct one when needed tailored to the crisis at hand. This gives more flexibility in what one can protect against while maximizing the value of your bunker building dollars. Besides, we have a high water table around here, making extensive underground habitations difficult to maintain.

    As to evacuation plans, you need to have one for each considered disaster. For instance, living on the edge of a large metropolitan area which has a history of race riots with random violence and burning, if it looks like such will spill out into the country side, I have a list of things to toss in the truck, we’ll put the dogs in my wife’s car, and we’ll convoy to my Aunt’s home half way across the State, along with several of our neighbors and some cousins that live near by. The key to this is to have alternative routes chosen in case a particular road is blocked for some reason. You should also have a few cans of gas on hand and make a habit of keeping at least half a tank of fuel in all your vehicles.

    As to the non-space alien invasion, around here it has mostly, so far, been kind of nice. Due to the influx of Mexicans, our local Wal*Mart now stocks a marvelous variety of exotic foods that have expanded my cooking options greatly. On the other hand, if our local taxes go up any more to pay for Government services for these people, I may be the one leading the riots.

    the Grit

    the Grit

    January 7, 2008 at 10:50 pm

  6. Hi Grit

    I must admit that I haven’t given this the same thought as you but then again I do have castle walls, a moat and fine guard dogs that would make even a Pit Bull wet itself.

    We are also seeing an influx of Mexican foods that I must admit are quite tasty. Still, it’s a large price to pay for “progress.”

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    January 8, 2008 at 1:26 am

  7. Hi LC,

    Ah, to have a walled compound! That’s high on my list of things to buy after winning the lottery. Then we can have wild drunken parties like the Kennedys 🙂

    As to pit bulls, they have no fear and are able to ignore almost any amount of pain. It’s both quite impressive and quite sad what people have done to them.

    the Grit

    the Grit

    January 8, 2008 at 10:04 pm

  8. Hi Grit

    I’ve often wondered if anyone visiting the Kennedy compound will go near the water if Ted is around.

    As a pet owner myself it’s really more than I can fathom why some people feel the need for such cruelty towards man’s best friend. Michael Vick and his crew can consider themselves lucky I wasn’t in charge of their sentencing because all would immediately become familiar with the term hard labor and would be very old men when or if they got out.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    January 9, 2008 at 12:13 pm

  9. Hi LC,

    Were I in charge, they would have come out as poop after I had them fed to the dogs they abused. Sorry to be so dramatic, but in this area dog fighting is a serious problem, as is the public danger from the reject dogs these freaks turn loose to wander the streets. One has to wonder what motivates these “people” and why our society hasn’t acted to eliminate them from the gene pool.

    the Grit

    the Grit

    January 9, 2008 at 9:23 pm

  10. Hi Grit

    You do paint a picture.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    January 10, 2008 at 12:20 pm

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