Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Religious Tolerance is a Two-Way Street
British Airways has suspended a woman for wearing a cross necklace. Fine. They can have a uniform policy if they want. What is not fine, is that Muslims and Sikhs can wear headscarves and turbans. Sikhs can even wear “iron bangles”! Why is it OK to advertise that you’re a Muslim or a Sikh, but not that you’re Christian? Either every British Airways employee should be allowed to wear symbols of their faith, or none should. I will not be flying British Airways until they can explain why Christians can’t wear symbols of their faith, but Muslims and Sikhs can. Religious tolerance is a two-way street!
Friday, October 20, 2006
Dental Work Update
Thursday, October 19, 2006
I just hope it's just a filling or crown I need, not a root canal, and that my weekend plans aren't completely ruined.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge
Walking across the
The twilight sky
Is so beautiful…
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Muslims Not Above the Law After All
Minneapolis-St Paul airport has abandoned its plan to allow the intrusion of the Sharia into the act of getting a cab in
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Muslims above the Law?
Muslim taxi drivers in the Minneapolis-St Paul airport are refusing to take legitimate fares because the passengers are carrying alcohol. Instead of yanking their licenses, the airport is indulging this by allowing them to indicate, via a colored light, that they will not take passengers with alcohol.
This sets a bad precedent. Taxis are common carriers. Common carriers are bound to take any passenger who can pay. In the case of taxis, this means not refusing a legitimate fare. In most places, cabbies who chronically do so have their licenses revoked. If this were a case of, say, Christian cabbies refusing to take homosexual couples, or refusing to take women to abortion clinics, that would probably happen. However, because it is politically correct to capitulate to Muslims in all things, these guys get to impose Shariah on