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Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone!

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

I do need a root canal. However, I will be able to get it under sedation, so it shouldn't be too bad (certainly "better" than my wisdom teeth). The dentist gave me some antibiotics, and, after those have run their course, I should be able to get the root canal in one appointment.

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Dental Work

How are you spending your Friday. Me, I'm going to the dentist! :-(
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 Brooklyn Bridge

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 Minnesota. Cabbies who refuse a fare because he is carrying a sealed container of alcohol will have to go to the back of the cab line like other cabbies who refuse fares. I’m glad they’re not implementing the “Sharia Light” system, but I still think cabbies who chronically refuse legitimate fares, for any reason, should lose their licenses.

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 America. What next? Will they refuse to take “immodestly” (by Muslim standards) dressed women, or women unaccompanied by a man? Muslim cabbies in other countries are already refusing to take seeing eye dogs. We must draw a bright line in this area. Cabbies must not be allowed to refuse legitimate fares. It doesn’t matter if it’s their religion or not. An individuals religious belief does not free him from compliance with otherwise valid laws on subjects the government is free to regulate, and the government is free to regulate common carriers.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006



My RightStuf Geneon sale order arived (at least most of it did)! ~$650 worth of anime for $100 w00t! :-D

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