To PETA: "This Haj season, pilgrims sacrificed more than 670,000 sheep and 6,000 camels and cows, resulting in 10,000 tons in remains. Some 4,000 tons were recycled to make oils and fertilizers, while the remaining 6,000 tons was left to be destroyed."
To NOW: "The practice of forcing women to marry a cousin — and preventing them from marrying the man of their choice — is alive and well in the Kingdom, according to Sayyidaty, a sister publication of Arab News."
Where are the protests? The marches? The pithy t-shirts? Oh, right, animal- and human-rights abuses only count when you think Americans commit them.
:: Peter 3/07/2003 08:22:00 AM [+] ::
Ok, it's official, they've saved Kahil's most anti-semitic ravings for after his death. If, of course, he's really dead. How can a supposedly 'topical' political cartoonist have drawn this many cartoons in advance? Oh, right...all cartoons simply have to be anti-Israel and anti-American for the Arab News to find them 'topical.'
By the way, am I the only one who looks at that little self-portrait on the side and thinks: "Love child of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and Andy Rooney"?
:: Peter 3/07/2003 07:59:00 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, March 06, 2003 ::
My Two Sons
Ok, I might not be much to look at, but they're absolutely adorable!
The unemployment rate hit a high of 25% in 1934 during The Great Depression in the USA.
In 'oil-rich' Saudi Arabia, meanwhile: "The unemployment rate in the Kingdom has reached 31.7 percent, according to statistics published by the Saudi Monetary Agency (SAMA) quoted in Al-Watan newspaper yesterday."