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November 15, 2004

Breaking: Protestor Sets Fire to Self At White House Gates

Only saw this on Free Republic. I have no idea if it's true. Can anyone confirm?

Confirmation: Demure Thoughts/Temple of Jennifer says it happened, and I believe her.

A Very Brief Fisking of a News Report on the Self-Immolating Protestor: The story:

A witness told WTOP Radio the man was "fully engulfed in flames." Other witnesses said they heard the man screaming in pain.

Well, no duh.

Another Brief Fisking: Regarding another story:

The man, who appeared to suffer from a burn to his right hand, groaned and repeatedly shouted "Allah", as guards held him on the ground.

Well, derrr. It was either "Allah" or "Full Voting Rights for Orang-Utans, Now!" One or the other. Maybe both.

Possible Blog-Related Theory Update: BlueDevils doesn't think this was a political protest-- just a big fan of Allah Pundit's, distraught that he hasn't posted since the Yankees lost the ALCS.

Makes sense to me.


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