Sometimes, I don't give my fellow West Texans enough credit. Sure, there are many people here who are unthinking followers of hurtful, hateful right-wing dogma. However, West Texas is also home to a hilariously effective foiling of an attempt to carry out the vile Quran-burning set off by Florida preacher Terry Jones.
With the simple declaration "Dude, you have no Quran," Jacob Isom stopped a radical "Christian" group from burning the Muslim holy book in an Amarillo Texas Park.
Simple, direct common-sense action. Non-violent, casual, calm. Problem solved.
Good ol' West Texas common sense. It's still around. It's shirtless, sporting an inexplicable braid and now shamelessly marketing "Dude you have no Quran" merchandise, but for a least a few minutes, Jacob Isom embodied sanity in West Texas.