Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Irony Defined

As you probably heard, the Pope made some interesting comments last week about Islam. He quoted an obscure 14th century Byzantine emperor who characterized some of the teachings of Muhammed as "evil and inhuman." The usual response - protests and violence all over the Muslim world. In Nablus (Israel) a Greek Orthodox church - not affiliated with the Pope - was firebombed. In a phone call to The Associated Press, an Islamic group calling itself the "Lions of Monotheism" claimed responsibility. The caller said the attacks were carried out to protest the pope's remarks linking Islam and violence. Go figure that one!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Finally - Government Advice Worth Listening to

"Health Department advises consumers not to eat fresh, bagged spinach because it may be a possible cause of a multistate e Coli outbreak." No salad tonight. I think I'll begin with dessert!