Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Biscuits and Gravy - Nov. 23, 2004

I'm sure glad they didn't make 'em wear panties on their heads!
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The United Nations is investigating about 150 allegations of sexual abuse by U.N. civilian staff and soldiers in the Congo, some of them recorded on videotape, a senior U.N. official said on Monday.

The accusations include pedophilia, rape and prostitution, said Jane Holl Lute, an assistant secretary-general in the peacekeeping department.
The heartbreak of terminal flatulence
PRESIDENT Bush proved in his first term that he had a talent for provoking fits of madness in the brains of liberals who disagree with him. It appears his second four years will be no different. For a week now, you see, authoritative Washington pundit-types have been making a very serious and deeply reasoned argument about the president's new Cabinet choices for which there is only one possible word:

They claim, in all seriousness, that Bush is exceeding his political, executive and electoral authority by nominating experienced administration officials to serve in his Cabinet. These choices are bad, they say, because — get this — the president is daring to appoint people who are a) loyal to him (horrors!) and b) don't disagree with him enough (meanie).
"It's pork for Thanksgiving in Congress" A couple of the choice dishes:
$25,000: Curriculum development for the study of mariachi music, Clark County School Distinct, Nev., Labor-HHS.
$250,000: Sidewalks, street furniture, and facade improvements. Boca Raton, Fla., VA/HUD
RWN's Top 25 Favorite Ann Coulter Quotes
16) "(Sheryl) Crow explained that the 'best way to solve problems is to not have enemies.' War solves that problem too: We won't have any enemies because we're going to kill them. Crow warned of 'huge karmic retributions that will follow.' She seemed not to understand that America going to war is huge karmic retribution. They killed three thousand Americans and now they're going to die."
12) "Democrats always assure us that deterrence will work, but when the time comes to deter, they're against it."
Break out the teenage prostitutes, it's Sweeps Month!
Miami's ABC affiliate (WPLG) in an undercover operation coincidentally timed with ratings sweeps finds the shocking truth about porn - it's all acting!
That'll get 'em a liberal education
According to reports, the Saudi Arabian Embassy in New Delhi is pushing - somewhat tentatively - India's Human Resource Development Ministry and Minorities Commission to set up new madrassas (seminaries) in India. The same reports claim the Saudi royal family has cleared plans to construct 4,500 madrassas in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka at a cost of US$35 million, to promote "modern and liberal education with Islamic values".

The House of Saud sees the setting up of madrassas as an exercise to correct the distorted worldwide image of Islam.