If I had a Hammer, I’d take violin lessons:
Will you still love me, will you still need me, when I’m sixty-four?
In more serious matters, via Antonio José Chinchetru, Europe’s Two Culture Wars
Sixty years after the end of World War II, the European instinct for appeasement is alive and well. French public swimming pools have been segregated by sex because of Muslim protests. “Piglet” mugs have disappeared from certain British retailers after Muslim complaints that the A.A. Milne character was offensive to Islamic sensibilities. So have Burger King chocolate ice-cream swirls, which reminded some Muslims of Arabic script from the Qur’an. Bawer reports that the British Red Cross banished Christmas trees and nativity scenes from its charity stores for fear of offending Muslims. For similar reasons, the Dutch police in the wake of the van Gogh murder destroyed a piece of Amsterdam street art that proclaimed “Thou shalt not kill”; schoolchildren were forbidden to display Dutch flags on their backpacks because immigrants might think them “provocative.”
Read it all.
Today’s articles from Maria
Yet another disgraceful article by the former President of very little brainTM: Israel’s new plan: A land grab.
Chomsky hails Hezbollah on TV: Leftist American professor says U.S. leading terrorist state. Here’s more on Chomsky.
How very American of them: Mexico Threatens Suits Over Guard Patrols. Stop the ACLU has more. Dan has a prediction.
Alan Keys writes about A crisis of confidence; can’t say he inspired any confidence in me when he was running.
20% OF TEENAGERS ABUSING RX DRUGS
In the entertainment world, Hatch sentenced to the hoosgow for tax evasion. Didn’t he ever hear about Al Capone?
Bruce Willis Slams Media For Poor News Coverage. Speaking of Bruce, Adrien Brody would have shown up.
(Yes, I do love that picture)
Update The Husband: “It’s not as if Halle Berry looked like Helen Thomas”.
(clarification: The Husband is my husband.)
Further update: Via Pajamas Media, Keith Richards’s brain speaks.
But will he listen?