Give Peace Protesters A Chance
Dozens of Illinois high school students are now facing expulsion for staging a pro-peace sit-in at their school. Military recruiters and ROTC instructors still roam the halls freely, however.
Next Stop, Pakistan?
Now that Gen. Pervez Musharraf has put his country under martial law, arrested dissidents, dismantled parts of the government and cut off communications with the outside world, will President Bush send Coalition-Of-The-Increasingly-Unwilling forces to free that country from its tyrannical dictator? Shades of Burma/Myanmar anyone? Musharraf only needs to kill some peaceful clerics to complete the comparison.
If You Must Read In The Can...
Don’t read the Koran, or the penalty will be… well, there seems to only be one penalty when it comes to Islamists: death. A man has been executed in Saudi Arabia for desecrating the Koran by placing it in a restroom, and for adultery. Bush could send troops there, too, but I understand he and the Cheneys like to do Cape Cod with the Saudi royals in the summer.
Hell No, They Won't Go
The State Department is reinstating the draft, with a plan to send unwilling diplomats to serve in Iraq. How does the fact that some diplomats are referring to this as a “potential death sentence” square with this administration’s assertions that things are improving in Iraq? And what does it say about their confidence in our mission there? Let the “unpatriotic” brickbats start flying. Meanwhile, I suggest reluctant diplomats head to Canada.
Whither The Fashion Police?
Just because he won’t allow women with short skirts on his planes doesn’t mean the CEO of Southwest Airlines won’t dress up in drag, complete with humungous, phony breasts, for Halloween. Honestly, should anyone take fashion direction from this man?
Singapore Airlines is offering suites complete with double beds to passengers on its Singapore-Sydney route. The airline is among the first to take advantage of the spacious new Airbus A380 aircraft, but its passengers are being admonished not to take advantage of the accommodations to become members of the Mile High Club. When you consider how much a first-class seat costs, these suites must cost a small fortune. For that amount, I not only want to have sex on the flight, I want the airline to provide me with a flight attendant of my choice for said activity. No coffee for me; I'll take the TWA tea.