Tuesday Top Ten
1. Egyptian Minister of Parliament (MP)Anwar al-Balkimy of the ultraconservative Islamist al-Nour party was forced to resign in disgrace after it was uncovered that he got a nose job, a violation of the Islamist party’s position on plastic surgery.
2. This priceless outstanding paragraph comes from Gary Wills and the NYR Blog titled “Santorum’s Arrested Development”: “At some point, late or early, children disengage themselves from the stories crafted for them. Their loss of belief in the tooth fairy is only slightly behind their loss of teeth. There is a slow motion race to disappear between Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. The Stork undergoes, for some, a lengthier demise—and “the birds and the bees” do not long outlast it. Others, I hope, soon disabuse themselves of belief in their parents’ infallibility. Certain religious myths are discarded without necessarily losing faith. That I do not believe in Noah’s Ark does not mean that I must stop believing in God—though certain home schooling parents force that connection on their kids.”
3. Attack on Women: Down Under style. The ugly battle to grab the leadership position of the Australian Party turned uglier when Kevin Rudd called Prime Minister Julia Gillard “childless, atheist, ex-communist”. Sadly it Is not the 1st time that the ‘childless’ insult has been lobbed by Australian politicians, all men, as they drag their wives and children around as political advertisements.
4. Watch out here comes Sharia law. The number of mosques in America has gone from 1,209 in 2000 to 2,106 in 2010. Poor Newt Gingrich, at this rate he will be afraid to leave his house.
5. Saudi Arabia is a ‘moderate’ Sunni nation? The Arab country has said it will not send a women’s Olympic team to this summer’s games in London because it considers women exercising in public as ‘shameless’. Huh. What does an extremist Sunni nation look like?
6. Blame Obama. In 1977, 54% of American households contained at least one gun. Today, that number is down to 32%, even though the number of guns sold each year continues to rise.
7. Mythical Beasts. According to Angus Reid Public Opinion: 29% of Americans and 21% of Canadians say Bigfoot is definitely or probably real. Only 3% say Compassionate Conservatives are real.
8. Seal the border. More than 40% of the Fortune 500 companies were founded by an immigrant or the child of an immigrant.
9. Everything may taste better with bacon, but….According to the Harvard School of Public Health eating just two pieces of bacon a day can up your mortality rate by 20%. Same for one hot dog per day.
10. So Sarah Palin wants to debate President Obama ‘Anywhere Anytime’. Perhaps she should take a few warm up debates. Here are some suggestions:
o Anyone from the Jersey Shore
o Anyone from Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader
o Anyone from Fox and Friends
o Andrew Breitbart