Sometimes the way a news story is written pisses me off as much as the events being reported:
Egyptian girl dies in circumcision
Sat Aug 11, 7:50 PM ET
CAIRO, Egypt – A 13-year-old Egyptian girl has died during a circumcision operation, two months after the death of another girl prompted health officials to ban the widespread traditional [...]
I’ve gotten quite bored with writing about politics, or even thinking about politics. I used to engage in political debate with gusto, and enjoyed it, but now the whole enterprise just makes me weary. Maybe it’s something to do with turning 30.
Or, maybe it’s because of the stunning incompetence of the Republican Party. With a [...]
As a reminder, let us not forget The Three Conjectures written by Wretchard back in 2003:
Conjecture 1: Terrorism has lowered the nuclear threshold.
Summary: The nuclear threshold — the point in which we attack (or counter-attack) with nuclear weapons — is crossed when an enemy has both the capability and the intent to use nuclear weapons [...]
Simply brilliant: blogger The Big Pharaoh has posted 10 Commandments to Muslims. Sample:
2.Thou shall remember that millions of Muslims in Europe have far more rights than non-Muslims in Arab/Muslim lands (for more info, contact the Christian villagers of el-Udaysaat) So quit playing the victim here. I simply don’t buy it.
4.Thou shall understand that the West [...]
I am not a big fan of either Islam or Christianity. Both are responsible for untold bloodshed throughout human history. Yet in the 21st Century, Christians are largely peaceful and secular, and Islam is beset by violence and intolerance of other religions. Why is that?
Christianity experienced its dark ages, but finally emerged with the Enlightenment [...]
I’m on a roll tonight. This next story isn’t about the stupidity of Islam (which is of course a given), but rather about the stupidity of the American news media:
Newsweek reported on May 8 that US personnel at Guantanamo Bay desecrated the Koran as an interrogation tactic, which has sparked rioting and calls for jihad [...]