An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 7 February 2008
The Archbishop of Canterbury says the adoption of certain aspects of Sharia law in the UK “seems unavoidable”.
Dr Rowan Williams told Radio 4′s World at One that the UK has to “face up to the fact” that some of its citizens do not relate to the British legal system.
Dr Williams argues that adopting parts of Islamic Sharia law would help maintain social cohesion.
For example, Muslims could choose to have marital disputes or financial matters dealt with in a Sharia court.
He says Muslims should not have to choose between “the stark alternatives of cultural loyalty or state loyalty”.
I wasn’t aware than anyone was forcing Muslims to stay in a semi-democracy.Â If they don’t like it, if they want to live under Sharia, then by all means, they are more than welcome.Â I hear Iran is big on cutting off hands, hanging, stoning, etc.
Conservative? Frustrated? Maybe writing in “None Of The Above” would help?
Swiped from Stop the ACLU.
I attended my first Hardin County Republican Party meeting tonight.Â Why the first?Â Well, because they haven’t had any meetings since last April.Â I don’t suppose they’ve noticed that there’s a rather important election in the not too distant future.Â But that’s neither here, nor there.Â I was reminded by those fine folks is something I knew, but had forgotten.Â Local happenings are extremely important!
Being new to the area, I’m clueless!Â Yep, I know nothing about local politics.Â Perhaps if there was an actual newspaper that had real information between it’s pages, I wouldn’t feel like I was listening to a foreign language.Â But, alas, the local rag is best used as a cat pan liner.Â Well, unless I want to buy someone’s old tractor, or milk can, or some other essential item….that I don’t need.
There was a gentleman who declared his candidacy for state senator.Â I can’t remember his name, although I do know he is a former mayor of Savannah (TN).Â Seems like a nice enough guy, but as he talked, I realized he didn’t say WHY I should throw my support behind him.Â Yes, having a majority in the state senate would be very nice, but why would he be the right guy?
Obviously, I’ll learn as I go along.Â That is, if I don’t get so frustrated with the whole kit-n-kaboodle, like I have with the national field.
Two Kurdish students have been arrested in Iran for unknown reasons, increasing the number of arrested Kurdish students to 11.
Jamshid Bahrami and Salam Nabati, art and psychology students respectively, were reportedly taken away by agents belonging to Iran’s Intelligence Ministry from their house in Mariwan, in western Iran.
It has been common practice for a few months now, that Kurdish students, feminists, religious, union leaders and journalists are being arrested without a precise reason.
Two weeks ago, arrested Kurdish student Ebrahim Lotfollahi died during interrogations while reportedly being tortured by the authorities in the city of Sanadaj.
A judge has rejected the appeal of the family to have an autopsy performed on Lotfollahi’s body.
The Iranian government considers the minority Iranian Kurds as potential enemies.
Unlike their Persian counterparts who are Shia, Kurds belong to the Sunni branch of Islam.
I guess being a Kurd is a in Iran.
Thanks to From Where I Sit, I have found a new blog.Â Well, it might not be new, but since it’s new to me, I’m just gonna say it’s new, ok?Â
I’m adding him to my ‘Blogs I Frequent’.Â Yes, it’s long, but every now and then, I do delete one or two that don’t post anymore, or very often.Â No offense to those, but I have to prune it now and then.
Wonder what part of Tennessee Mr Alehouse resides?
Benedict Arnold was a ‘war hero’ too!
I watched Romney’s speech. My last hope for conservatism (in THIS race) is now gone. I cannot, in good conscience, support John McCain. His stand on national security is right on one hand, but his open borders and amnesty fiasco undermines national security on the other. His ‘hand across the aisle’ BS has done a lot of damage to the Republican Party. Standing on principle is not an ‘old fashioned’ ideal.
Will I write in a name in November? Will I not even bother to vote? I honestly don’t know right now. I’m going to have to give this a great deal of thought. If McCain chooses Romney as VP, will I be able to vote for him? I don’t think it will be enough to gain my support.
“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.”
“I take a grave view of the press. It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy.”
“People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.”
What’s up with that?Â Not confirmed, but that’s what the woman just said on Fox News.
Swiped from Screw Politically Correct B.S.!
At first David Harmon thought the baby was a doll made of plastic.
Harmon, 31, a firefighter and engineer with the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency, was combing through a darkened field off Highway 25 after a tornado shredded homes in the Castalian Springs community of Sumner County.
Harmon and other rescuers were searching for survivors in a field littered with dolls. They were part of a collection, blown around by the storm. He never imagined he would find a real baby.
The first trip to the field turned up nothing. On the second trip, made around 1:30 a.m., Harmon’s flashlight caught a figure lying ahead of him.
At first glance, he thought it was a toy. Perhaps like one his daughter, Morgan, 9, might have at home.
Harmon turned to his partner, Karl Wegner, a fellow firefighter, and commented on the doll. Then the baby moved.
“As soon as I saw his little butt cheeks move, I hollered, ‘It’s not a baby doll. It’s alive!’ ” Harmon said.
Since when it is MANDATORY that elementary school kids have to learn a foreign language? Shouldn’t ENGLISH be mandatory?
Some elementary school parents in Grapevine are fighting back against a requirement that forces their children to learn Spanish.
Leigh Allison says she has nothing against her fifth-grade daughter Ashleigh learning a second language, but she thinks a mandatory Spanish requirement does more harm than good.
The policy discourages Timberline Elementaryâ€™s predominately Hispanic population from learning English, Leigh says, and different language choices should be available.
â€œAll I ask is you choose to be here I need to understand you, you need to understand me,â€ Leigh told FOX 4. â€œAlso, proven fact is that if you can understand and speak English your opportunities in work and business are going to be far more.â€
(See blog comments here.)Â
Why are OUR English speaking children forced to learn THEIR language?
The actual church is made up of people, not chairs, but this picture gives an indication of just how bad the damage is at Sharon Baptist.
Picture taken by a home schooler.