Archive for December 1, 2008
“”I think I was unprepared for war,” Bush told ABC News’ Charlie Gibson.” No way? Really? I never ever thought that you were unprepared. You really took me by surprise here. Wow. I have many things to reconsider now.
Did you see the Simpsons yesterday? It was a good episode about Homer’s Jordanian neighbors. But the idea was a take-off from a similar theme on Tina Fey’s 30 Rock show.
“De saudiarabiska kvinnorna lever i vÃƒÂ¤rldens mest kvinnohatande land, sÃƒÂ¤ger professor Asad Abukhalil vid California State University och jÃƒÂ¤mfÃƒÂ¶r deras situation med USA:s svarta pÃƒÂ¥ 1950-talet.” (I could not have said it better).
“Mice fed junk food for nine months showed signs of developing the abnormal brain tangles strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease, a Swedish researcher said on Friday.”
During Beirut marathon (which runs for 2 miles, or less, don’t ask me why), Human Rights Watch staged a stop for Domestic Workers’ Rights. (thanks Nadim)
“The occurrence of mass graves in Iraq is mounting as the Iraqi army uncovered 30 decomposed bodies in a mass grave in a village in Diyala Province.”
“More Afghans are being detained without trial, with poor people or those without powerful connections, the most common victims, unable to pay bribes to secure their release, the United Nations said on Monday.”
Between Hamas and Fath, I would easily choose a rotten potato: “An Israeli reporter [Amira Hass] who arrived in boat to Gaza says Hamas has told her to leave the territory for security reasons.”
“”I see a storm coming,” begins a stanza in one of her poems.” We have been saying that since I was four.
Would Lebanese please stop saying that there are some 9 million Lebanese in Brazil. They want to claim that there are 20 million Lebanese around the world (not counting pimps, crooks, and royal enablers). A source in Brazil tells me that there are 7 million of ARAB descent. So there.
Another outrage. UAE rulers ban people without university education from driving cars. (thanks Ramzi)
Brothel Zionism: “Brucker stayed at the “Mai Travel” hotel in the city, which accommodates, almost exclusively, Israeli sex tourists. He visited sex clubs, dined with Israeli sex tourists and played pool with them. In between activities, he interviewed some 60 men.” (thanks Maryam)
I heard an “expert” say on TV that Muslims in India are “a small minority.” What is 140 million.
“At a recent BBC debate in Doha, QatarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s capital, on whether Gulf Arabs value profit over people, young Qataris said critics of their countriesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ poor treatment of foreign workers should look on the bright side; local citizens benefit from large gifts of land and free university education.” (thanks Mohamed)
“Local sources said that the detained citizens included university students, ex-prisoners in occupation jails, teachers, Imams and others.”
Neither Fath, nor Hamas. The Palestinian people deserve better–much better. “A Palestinian journalist with Saut Al-Quds (voice of Jerusalem) Radio Station accused members of the de facto government security in Gaza of torturing him as he attempted to cover the story of Gazan pilgrims waiting at Rafah crossing.” (Of course, and no humans or animals [...]
Cash Zionism: “Deputy State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan has instructed police to launch an investigation regarding a ceremony that was held to praise soldiers who refused an order to evict settlers from the Hebron market. During the ceremony these soldiers received payment as reward for their refusal.” (Investigation will clear everybody involved). (thanks Olivia)
Gaza…concert. (thanks Marcy)
“The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual and temporal leader, on Friday said sex spelt fleeting satisfaction and trouble later, while chastity offered a better life and “more freedom.”” OK, Dalai Lama. So you don’t like sex. What else do you not like? Banana cream pies? Fried eggplants? Paintings with green in them?