From the daily archives: Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Bible Also Recommends Stoning

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King has a post up attacking Iran for human rights abuses- especially stoning people to death. Which everyone will agree is a horrible, horrible thing.

But this type of punishment is standard practice throughout the muslim middle east because so many countries use the Koran as the basis for their laws.

The Koran says certain crimes should be punished by stoning- and so countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia continue to have laws that require stoning- even if they aren’t always enforced.

It’s totally fucked up- but not surprising. This is what happens when modern governments use outdated […]

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Please Don’t Ban Truck Nuts!

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Please don’t ban truck nuts. How else will we know where the mouth breathers are? Seriously. These are an important public service and early warning system.

What a country! Truck nuts…

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Zen Master Hyakujo had a great many students and was in need of expanding into another monastery. He needed to find a student capable of taking on leading a large monastery like his current one. He had two candidates in mind. One was a head monk who was particularly well versed in the dharma and was the most probable to continue Hyakujo’s teachings at Mount Kuei. The other was a cook and student in the monastery and was seen as someone particularly suited for the setting of the new monastery.

The cook, Ling Yu, was selected for the new task […]

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This is the first page from a comic commissioned by George C. Wallace‘s 1960 campaign for Governor of Alabama.

The first thing he touts in official campaign materials wasn’t pensions, or roads, or education (well, kinda), or his economic plan. No, it was standing up to the federal government to protect Alabama’s right to be racist. This is what “State’s Rights” means:

In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation […]

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Don’t Feed The Geese!

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I’m not a fan of banning random stuff just for the heck of it- but a new law being proposed for Columbus makes a lot of sense to me.

The law would ban feeding wildlife on state property- including geese!

I spent a lot of time this past summer fishing at Griggs and Hoover reservoirs here in Columbus- and the Geese are out of control. There are tons of them- and they aren’t afraid of people- and they crap everywhere.

Also- the people who come down to feed them are always leaving their empty bread bags laying around.

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