July 23, 2003

Blogging Around Town

Ghost of a flea has a post on American forbearance.

American caution, forbearance and restraint in the face of the horrors of September 11 are almost as remarkable as another fact. Nobody in American political power even hinted at the sort of reprisals which would have been automatic at any point in history and from any other people. Churchill sank the French navy at Oran rather than see it fall into Nazi hands. A more recent French government sank the Rainbow Warrior, murdering a photographer in the process, because this NGO had the temerity to inconvenience French nuclear testing.

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Via e-Claire, this article on Muslim rules for going potty.

All I can say is how do they ever get anything done if it takes all that to answer a call of nature? ? Can you imagine what it would be like to have a gastrointestinal ailment? A rock or wood if there's no water!?!?! YOW! I guess they don't go camping much. And what about changing diapers? So many questions....

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At Slings & Arrows is a post about Bustamante's end run to try and be governor here in the loopy state I call home. And I say, "SEE?!?!?!" I knew he'd try and pull something.

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Oceanguy talks about this latest Arafat gem:

"This is a big crime which cannot be ignored. Before this they (the Jews) entered the Ibrahimi mosque (Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron) and tried to pray there..."

At the meeting with the summer camp children from St Georges' School in Jerusalem, Arafat praised them as a generation "representing sacrifices and steadfastness" and urged them to learn from the example of Fares Odeh, a 13-year-old boy from Gaza who was photographed throwing stones at an IDF tank before he was shot dead. "I tell you that we will march together towards Jerusalem," he said. "You represent the strong will and determination of this people."

Posted by Ithildin at July 23, 2003 5:25 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE