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Should Mike Huckabee apologize

What do you think? Should Huckabee apologize for having a shelf in his Christmas ad?

See the ad here.

Culture Trumps Law

Ah, the joys of multiculturalism!

The culture of immigrants’ country of origin often holds more clout than US laws.
Polygamist Immigrants

We, as a nation of laws, will not last long if we continue to ignore the lack of enforcement of the laws which, for centuries, have servers us well.

It Just Keeps Getting Funnier & Funnier

First there was the feigned and silly indignation expressed by Democrats when Ann Coulter inferred that John Edwards is a faggot.

Then there was Maxine Waters explaining the latest strategy of the Democrats to end the Iraq War by August of 1980. (1980 is not a typo!)
http://cartoonsbyhenry.com/?p=57

Then the spontaneous verbal rampage of Rep. David Obey calling his fellow Democrats idiot liberals.

Now the Democrat party of Nevada has listened, and capitulated, to the lunatic fringe of the national Democrat party, least ways according to an editorial published by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2007/Mar-10-Sat-2007/opinion/13078877.htm l

Chinese New Year – Year of the Wimp

Just in case you still don’t think that radical Muslims are not calling the shots, take a look at this:
http://www.terra.net.lb/wp/Articles/DesktopArticle.aspx?ArticleID=327078&Channel Id=1
(This link does not always work correctly, so here is the story quoted from www.terra.net.lb)


quote:
China’s national state-run television network has banned all images of pigs from advertisements to avoid offending Muslim minorities, according to a company official.
According to the Chinese lunar calendar, 2007 is the year of the pig. Across China, images of the animal are proliferating on billboards and in print advertisements as well as being used in promotional gifts in many shops.There are 18 million Muslims in China, according to official statistics.China Central Television (CCTV), a mouthpiece of the government, told AFP it was keeping images and spoken references to pigs off the screen to avoid arousing ethnic tension.

“CCTV is a national television network… Due to concern over ethnic and cultural habits, we will keep the pig image away from the screen,” said a programme department official, who declined to give his name. “We do not want to cause unnecessary bad influence or hurt the feelings of ethnic groups.”

Global food giant Nestle said it had been forced to scrap a plan to air a new year TV advertisement featuring a smiling cartoon pig due to the state television station’s opposition.

“It explained that this is to show respect to Islam and was a guidance from the higher levels of the government,” said Thierry Vapperaeau, spokesman for Nestle China.

“It is not a big problem… we will change to another cartoon image.”


I am sure that someone will correct me if I’m remembering wrong, but I don’t recall any such banning nonsense by Chinese TV in 1995, the last time the Lunar Calendar celebrated the year of the pig.

Anyone who believes, as the story says, that this ban is being done out of respect and/or sensitivity just ain’t “connecting the dots.”

There is one telling line in the story, though. It is “. . . to avoid arousing ethnic tension”. The Chinese don’t want to have any car bombs going off, and homicide bombers exploding themselves, and etc. so they are acquiescing to the terrorists.