Wednesday, January 10, 2007

More short comments

Since I’m still sick, more short comments:

  1. Without anyone paying any heed, the United States engages in war against another sovereign nation that poses no threat to it.  This time the innocent victim is Somalia.  This is justified by using the magic words ‘al Qaeda’.
  2. The Angry Arab has assembled a fine collection of photographs of some of the head gear worn by the Maronite Patriarch.  Despite being one of the most obscure religious leaders in the world, he quite clearly has the finest collection of hats.  Do you think he has an official ecclesiastical milliner?
  3. I watched the first episode of ‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’.  It was a little forced, with the writers having to get all the terrorist jokes out of their system, but shows promise.  It seems to be receiving mostly negative reviews, as expected, except from Globe and Mail reviewer John Doyle (the guy who took on Bill O’Reilly and Fox News).
  4. One of the two men framed in the murder of New York Times journalist David Rosenbaum received 26 years in prison.  This is how its done (emphasis in red):

“Originally charged with first-degree murder, Michael C. Hamlin, 24, could have faced a life sentence had he not agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder and testify against his cousin and co-defendant, Percey Jordan.