My former neighbor, born and raised in France by French parents, never celebrated Bastille Day since she felt that the French Revolution unchained such violence that she could not celebrate that. However, Mr. Bingley found some cheese worth celebrating.
Here’s the first section of Beauty and the Beast, one of my favorite French movies,
And it’s blueberry season, Summer’s superfruit challenged: Latin American blueberries found to be ‘extreme superfruits’; the wild ones, that is.
In more serious mode,
Charting America’s Ominous History Of Debt Ceiling Increases
Matthew Vadum reports that ACORN Housing Owe $163,000 in Back Taxes
Adopted Argentine Media Heirs Weren’t Kidnap Victims
Media giant Grupo Clarin won at least partial vindication in a long-running feud with the government and human rights activists, when DNA tests confirmed that the adopted heirs of the company weren’t stolen from the families of two victims of a military dictatorship in the 1970s.
In the coming days, the DNA of Marcela and Felipe Noble Herrera will be crossed against a broader genetic data base of people who were murdered by the government nearly four decades ago. But lawyers for the family expressed confidence that no matches would be found.
The test results Monday, which were reported by the official news agency Telam, could mark the beginning of the end of a nasty, decade-long case that has pitted Argentina’s leftist government and human rights groups against Clarin’s owner, Ernestina Herrera de Noble. During the 1970s, the military government “disappeared” and murdered between 10,000 and 30,000 people. Human rights activists allege that scores of children of victims were adopted by allies of the military government.
Mark Steyn links to a picture of a public school in Toronto that hosts regular Friday prayers for its Muslim students. That isn’t what is surprising – plenty of schools accommodate students’ desire to pray during school. What is shocking is how the public school separates first the boys from the girls so that the boys can pray in front and go in through separate doors. But that isn’t the only thing – they also separate out the girls who are menstruating from both sets of children. Since when do public schools allow a religious leader to come in to schools and lead prayers to separate the children not only by gender but by menstrual status? The whole idea is despicable. This is the slippery slope we are on.
Jimmie Bise Jr. Is a Great Blogger, with his post Why I Suck at Blogging and What It Will Take For You Not To
All this and,
The Air Tattoo,