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Sunday, February 04, 2007

20 Face Whippings for Dancing

And the perpetrators are our allies!

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Anonymous AJ Milne said...

... yes, but how do they feel about having sex standing up?

(Waits for rimshot...)

Yes, I suppose it makes me a bit jaded, the fact that my first reaction to being reminded yet again that a respect for human rights is hardly on the first page of the list of criteria on which the US government chooses its allegiances is to borrow from a joke about Baptists...

Probably just seasonal affective disorder. Yes, the Wahabbists are psychos. Put the fun in fundamentalism, that lot does.

February 05, 2007 10:41 AM  
Blogger dogscratcher said...

"And the perpetrators are our allies!"

Not so much our "allies" as our "pushers."

February 05, 2007 1:44 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...


Did anyone see those commercials that the Saudi Royal Family were running in America a few years ago to boost their image? I didn't. I mean, come on--commercials? What could they possibly say? "We put the 'wah' in Wahabbi"?

February 05, 2007 2:16 PM  
Anonymous JanieBelle said...

I guess we're all a little jaded, AJ. Still makes me want to spit, though.

Well said, dogscratcher. I'll take a gallon through an IV, please.

I missed those too, Kristine. Maybe they said, "Solar? You don't need not steenkeeng solar!"


February 06, 2007 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's my opinion that those religious police are due for nose-punchin's, butt-kickin's, and horse-whippin's themselves,the barbaric low-lives.

Couple hundred years ago, the pasha of Tripoli captured three hundred sailors from the frigate USS Philadelphia and held them hostage. Did we wring our hands? Nope, we sailed in and bombarded the city. It's amazing what a cannon ball does to a camel. "Let my people go," was our demand, and we visited those piratical scum with a plague of flying iron. Yeehaw!!!

But Ahab the Arab has the world over a barrel, the oil barrel. Those countries whose citizens offended the silly sensitivities of the Muslims must negotiate for the amelioration of the punishment of their countrymen. To maintain good relations with the civilized world, the Saudis should allow those people to leave that country.

Scotius the Heretic

February 06, 2007 1:11 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

The problem with Saudi Arabia (well, one of the many problems) is that it's practically overrun by foreign nationals working in the country, yet the prude police think they have the right to impose these laws that everyone hates upon, well, everyone.

Saudi Arabia is awash in cash from oil and what are they doing with it? The country is seriously in debt; its infrastructure, installed in King Faisal’s day, is crumbling (Faisal was the liberal who was assassinated); the royal family has ballooned to encompass thousands of princes and princesses who all live off the country’s largess; there is a HUGE divison between the rich and the poor; there is only a tepid attempt to educate anyone, let alone women; and as the Saudi saying goes:

My grandfather drove a camel.
My father drove a car.
My son flies a plane.
His grandson will drive a camel.

February 09, 2007 11:23 AM  

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