Posts from November 2003

Q & Arab

Q & Arab
: Fayrouz, blogging Live from Dallas, sends us to the Detroit Free Press’ quite handy 100 Qs and As about Arab-Americans.

Advice, please

Advice, please
: I got a digital camera for Zeyad. Any advice on how to — reliably — ship it to Iraq?

Zeyad thinks FedEx might do the trick (but I can’t find any reference to them shipping there). Suggestions from those who know?

: More advice: I pushed Zeyad to get a PayPal tip jar to, at a minimum, pay for his expensive Internet access or, at a maximum, convince him that his future lies in reporting, not dentistry. The problem, you’ll recall, was how to get the money to him.

Zeyad pulled a London cousin out of his hat and that seemed like the solution. But Cuz is not unwisely worried that Inland Revenue (read: IRS) authorities will wonder whether this money came from. Any help from British tax whizes about how to set up an account or transfer that won’t cause headaches?

: It’s all in a good cause. And if this works for Zeyad, I know of other bloggers who are ready to help other Iraqi bloggers.

: And, by the way, some nice blogger bought Zeyad his own domain. So you can now go to

I thought it was a joke

I thought it was a joke
: NBC is thinking of starting a Law & Order channel.

And CBS is thinking of starting a Show We Had To Cancel Because Of Controversy Channel.

Food, glorious food

Food, glorious food
: Jackie, of au Currant fame, has started a food blog.

Do me a favor, folks: Leave me comments listing all the food blogs you know of.

I have my reasons.


Rush gives up drugs — and logic

Rush gives up drugs — and logic
: Getaloada this fractured logic from Rush Limbaugh, when confronted on his show about his hypocrisy:

“It’s not hypocritical because my behavior doesn’t determine the value of right and wrong – nobody’s does,” Limbaugh told listeners….

“If I were to admit I’m a hypocrite, then I’m going to be disqualified from being able to say what I think is right and wrong.

“I’m not going to let anybody take that away from me,” he said.

“Whatever I did I did, but it doesn’t change what right and wrong are.”

Limbaugh told his estimated 15 million listeners that “some people” may be trying to brand him a hypocrite for political reasons.

“The liberals do the same thing with defense,” he said. “They try to say that people who didn’t serve in the military can’t talk about defense. People who wish to be exempt from any moral judgment [are] taking the occasion of my story to try to weaken the whole concept of right and wrong by taking shots at me,” Limbaugh said.

That makes NO FRIGGING SENSE! It pains me too much to parse it.

So let’s just get this straight, Rushy boy: You said that people engaging in the illegal traffic of drugs should go to jail no matter who they are, right?

And you apparently engaged in the illegal traffic of drugs (so your housekeeper says… and besides, why would you have to go to rehab if you didn’t buy more drugs than you should have?).

And you’re not in jail.

Seems you should have turned yourself in, no?

If you think drugs and wrong and you illegally trafficked in drugs then you are wrong, right?

Man, I have such a headache from all that advanced logic, I think I need a pain reliever.

: From the Letterman monologue: “Everyone is getting the cold or flu. Rush Limbaugh had his housekeeper go buy him some Nyquil.”