March 2008 archive

But I thought all taxes were sinful?

Britian is implementing Sin taxes:

Many Britons were resigning themselves to more puritanical lifestyles
Thursday as they faced the prospect of "sin taxes" that will increase
the cost of alcohol, cigarettes, gas-guzzling cars and, potentially,
plastic bags.

Basically all of life's little pleasures that may give your sorry existence a chance to have a reprieve from your shitty every daily life. Oh yeah, and Plastic bags. Hmm… Yeah, I can see where they are coming from..wait, no..I don't. Plastic bags are sinful? When did that happen? Did I miss a day in school or something?

The Labour Party government is hoping that hiking taxes on booze will help curb Britain's binge-drinking culture.

Ahh, so they are doing this for the good of their citizens, even if they disagree? Ahh, those great guys at Labor, they know what's best for you , to the degree that you won;t even be given a choice in the matter. And here I thought it was just a ploy to collect obscene new amounts in tax money to waste and plunder! Silly me!

Now and Then

Ferraro Now (2008):

"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he
was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position."

Ferraro back then (1988): 

"if Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn't be in the race."

But please, don't you dare call her racist. She is, after all, a white democrat woman, and therefore she can't be racist, just like Hillary!

Prophet Mohamed, described

What the man looked like, at least according to this Facebook Group:

Name : Muhammad (PBUH) Ibn Abdillah Ibn Abdelmottaleb Ibn Hashim.Place of birth : Makkah.

Skin color : Moderate between dark and white , when he's subjected to sun it gets slightly red.

Facial describtion : His face was like a full moon , when he is pleased his face lightens up.

Eyebrows : He had a srtong bowed eyebrows slightly connetcted but couldn't be recognized unless there was dust on his face.

Eyes : He had white wide eyes with some redness in them , his eyelashes were slightly long , his eye pupil was so dark.

Nose : He had a straight nose , had some highness in its middle .

Cheeks : He had stiff straight cheeks.

Mouth : His mouth was slightly big , beautiful although , his teeth were white and had narrow spaces between the front teeth.

Beard
(Lehya) : He had a thick hairy black beard , with some white hairs in
it , it was a fist long , He usually brushed it and put cream on his
hair and put perfume , that when he walks in the streets u could know
that he walked from here through his smell ( that's for men , women's
smell shouldn't be recognized in the streets )

Hair : He had a
smooth thick black hair , its length ranged from his ears till
sometimes he left it till it reached his shoulders.

Neck : He had a slightly long neck , A'li said " It's like a pot of silver " for its beauty.

Chest : He had a relatively wide chest , had hair on his shoulders.

Arms : He had long hairy arms.

Palms
: He had a big soft palm , it was thick , and it got hard and strong
during fights , and after they finish fighting it gets soft again , his
fingers were long.

Abdomin : He had some hair on his chest , he had no belly , he had moderate fat percentage in his body.

Height : He was moderate between tall and short but tends to tallness.

His sweat had a beautiful esscence.

Disclaimer: This blog is not responsible for whatever effect reading this will leave you, nor it responsible for the shitty descriptions provided by the writer of this facebook group (skin between light and dark, and gets red in the sun? Face like a full moon? moderate fat percentage in his body?), nor for the shitty spelling and grammar. Actually, we decline any notion of any kind of responsibility what-so-ever, and will refuse to be held liable to anything, ever, ever, ever. And if you are offended by the descriptions, and would like to kill the writer for his blasphemy, please let me know, and I will give you the name of the writer and every single person in that group, and you can do to them as you wish, just don't kill me Mr. Jihady-man! I am but a simple messenger, not to mention I am still to make an honest woman out of someone, let alone divorce that someone a few years later. I am still young, despite what my mother may think, so don't come after me, Ok?

Take one home for the kiddies

On shallow straw, in shadeless glass,
Huddled by empty bowls, they sleep:
No dark, no dam, no earth, no grass -
Mam, get us one of them to keep.

Living toys are something novel,
But it soon wears off somehow.
Fetch the shoebox, fetch the shovel -
Mam, we're playing funerals now.

Philip Larkin

Irony, defined

Watching Asala- the pro-Aassad syrian superstar- singing over the part of Rafiq Al Harriri's death in the 45 minute fuckfest song titled "The arabian conscience"!

Saad must be loving this! 

Iran is like Egypt

..in reverse..

Iran's hard-liners head into Friday's parliamentary elections burdened by the unpopularity of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
because of an ailing economy. But they have a safety net: Rival
reformists are crippled after the clerical leadership threw out their
best candidates.

[..]

The Guardian Council, a body of hard-line clerics and jurists who check
candidates for their loyalty to the revolution, barred more than 1,700
candidates from running, most of them reformers, including their
best-known leaders.

But maybe I am too harsh on the NDP. We don't bar people from running in elections, we just jail them until they are over. 

They let 60 in

Those uppity MB activists. They should be grateful:

Egypt's
largest opposition group accused the government of sharply curbing its
chances in upcoming local elections by allowing only 60 of its 10,000
potential candidates to register amid an ongoing crackdown against the
group.

"The Brotherhood were ready to register in all the local councils,"
he told reporters in front of parliament. Nearby, two dozen riot police
deployed to the building.

El-Katatni said that "700 of the group's potential candidates have been seized from their homes by police" since February.

Maybe I should run? How bad could it be?

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