Thursday, April 05, 2007

It's Not About Bunnies and Color Dyed Eggs Either

From MSNBC (via):

Ahmadinejad said he had pardoned the sailors as a gift to the British people and to mark the birthday of Islam’s Prophet Muhammed and Easter.

“On the occasion of the birthday of the great prophet (Muhammad)...and for the occasion of the passing of Christ, I say the Islamic Republic government and the Iranian people — with all powers and legal right to put the soldiers on trial — forgave those 15,” he said, referring to the Muslim prophet’s birthday last Saturday and Easter, next Sunday.

OK, one might "forgive" the president of Iran's apparent ignorant belief that Easter is about the death of Christ rather than His resurrection. Ahmadinejad, after all, is a Holocaust denying lunatic. But for the MSM not to pick up on the mistake is just one more example of how maddeningly lazy and careless it is.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Mark Shea Ignorant Rant #9090929302

Mr. Snotty Catholic and Enjoying It! is aghast that conservatives who would defend waterboarding captured terrorists for information are invoking the Geneva Convention with respect to the treatment of the captured British sailors in Iran.

What Mr. SCAEI fails to understand, of course, is that the Geneva accords apply to uniformed military personnel who are directly connected with a particular country or nation state, not members of free floating terrorist networks like al Qaeda.

Monday, April 02, 2007

The Road Toward Outlawing Refried Beans

The high court of the land basically determines, by a 5-4 vote, that your flatulence and exhales are pollutants that can be regulated by the federal government.