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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

i heart don zirkel

no, this isn't an april fools joke either
(question: this mall was in AMERICA, right? it wasn't in cuba, right? it wasn't in north korea, right? it wasn't in saudi arabia, right?)

80-Year-Old Church Deacon Arrested for Refusing to Remove His Anti-War T-Shirt

Posted by GottaLaff , Cliff Schecter's Blog

He's 80, but he was wearing the wrong tee shirt. One must never wear the wrong tee shirt. That's just unacceptable. Especially if one is at the mall:
An 80-year-old church deacon was removed from the Smith Haven Mall yesterday in a wheelchair and arrested by police for refusing to remove a T-shirt protesting the
Iraq War.
Police said that Don Zirkel, of Bethpage, was disturbing shoppers at the Lake Grove mall with his T-shirt, which had what they described as "graphic anti-war images." Zirkel, a deacon at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Wyandanch, said his shirt had the death tolls of American military personnel and Iraqis - 4,000 and 1 million - and the words "Dead" and "Enough." The shirt also has three blotches resembling blood splatters.
That is disturbing! Especially if you're one of the 4,000 Americans or 1,000,000 Iraqis who died.
Police said in a release last night that Zirkel was handing out anti-war pamphlets to mallgoers and that mall security told him to stop and turn his shirt inside out. Zirkel refused to turn his shirt inside out and wouldn't leave, police said. Security placed him on "civilian arrest" and called police. When police arrived, Zirkel passively resisted attempts to bring him to a police car, the release said.
Good lord, he sounds dangerous. Hide the kids!.........

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