The Vatican is launching an iPhone application, and it chose a San Bernardino priest to deliver the app's inspirational message.
The Rev. Michael Manning, 69, host of a longtime show on Trinity Broadcasting Network, author of several books and recipient of a 2006 papal award, will deliver daily inspirational video messages on the app. The app's release is expected in early April.
The app, sponsored by the Vatican Observatory Foundation, is apparently the first from a Vatican-affiliated institution. The Rev. Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, said from his Vatican office that he is unaware of any other.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Just moments before the afternoon session got underway, C-SPAN's cameras picked up audio of Biden chatting casually with participants.
"It's easy being vice president — you don't have to do anything."
Whomever Biden was chatting with said, "It's like being the grandpa and not the parent."
"Yeah, that's it!" replied Biden.
The girl's earrings were found in his possession but he claimed having absolutely no connection to her. Put him away.An Orange County jury took less than two days to render the verdict after a bizarre trial in which Alcala represented himself, offering a rambling defense to accusations that he was a prolific serial killer who tortured his victims.
It was the third time Alcala, 66, has been convicted of the murder of Robin Samsoe, a 12-year-old Huntington Beach girl last seen alive riding her bike to ballet class in June 1979. Both previous times he was condemned to death, but the convictions were overturned. He has been in custody since his 1979 arrest.
Libya's leader called for a jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland on Thursday because of its ban on mosque minarets — escalating a long-running diplomatic feud between the two countries.Please, he's not going to do squat because the Swiss are the banking whores of the world and they have his money at Helvetica Savings and Loan in Geneva, and Qaddafi Duck ain't gonna risk that. Plus, if the heat gets too hot and he ever has to get his ass outta Libya, they'll give him asylum, just as they have every other two-bit dictator with a suitcase fulla cash.
Muammar Qaddafi also urged Muslims everywhere to boycott Swiss products and to bar Swiss planes and ships from the airports or seaports of Muslim nations.
Song: San Quentin Blues
Artist: Johnny Cash
Why This is Today's Song: Today is the 78th anniversary of Johnny Cash's birthday. This live performance was the first 45 record I owned as a kid (I remember the B side was "A Boy Named Sue") and I have always had a thing for Johnny since that time.
Happy Birthday to The Man in Black.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tilikum was one of three whales blamed for killing a trainer in 1991 at Sealand of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia.
A man's body was also found draped over Tilikum at Orlando SeaWorld in July 1999.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
What an odd concept - in China, they have amusement parks for the ethnic minorities in that country. No, there are not segregated parks where only the ethnic minorities can enter, but where non-minorities can go and get a taste of the ethnic minorities' lifestyles.Yuppies from China’s boom cities arrive by the busload to take part in a wild frenzy of dousing and dunking and drenching with 100 Dai women dressed in bright pink, yellow and blue traditional dresses — “our warmest and sweetest Dai princesses,” as an announcer calls them.
“A lot of tourists want to come see this, but it’s only a few days a year,” said Zhao Li, one of the management office employees, who are virtually all Han, the dominant ethnic group in China. “So we decided to make it every day, so everyone can experience water splashing.”
Federal agents raided a clinic where abortions are performed and found "deplorable and unsanitary" conditions, including blood on the floor and parts of aborted fetuses in jars, according to the state agency that shut it down and suspended the license of the doctor in charge.
The Women's Medical Society clinic is open during the day, but Gosnell does not arrive until somewhere between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and is the only person with a medical license working there, according to the order.
A clinic employee told investigators that Gosnell directed her in his absence to conduct gynecological examinations and administer painkillers to patients, the document states.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The new embassy, on a former industrial site behind Battersea power station known for its gay clubs, will be designed by Kieran Timberlake, the Philadelphia architect.
More than a year later, state officials say they are still pondering the matter. "We're still in the process of determining what is needed to comply with the 9th Circuit's decision," said Evan Westrup, a spokesman for the California Department of Justice.This is outrageous and comes courtesy of our inept Attorney General in California, Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown, the man who wants to be governor again. As well as the
"Consistent with what the internal recommendations have been, each of the states are developing plans for reconstitution independence and self-sufficiency," said the official, citing ACORN's "diminished resources, damage to the brand, unprecedented attacks."Do not assume they are going away. Scum like this will simply reorganize under a different name. Rats know how to hide in the sewers.
Monday, February 22, 2010
In 2009, a chapel serving the city's 700-strong Jewish community was set ablaze. Jewish cemeteries were repeatedly desecrated, worshippers were abused on their way home from prayer, and "Hitler" was mockingly chanted in the streets by masked men.
Malmo's Jews, however, do not just point the finger at bigoted Muslims and their fellow racists in the country's Neo-Nazi fringe. They also accuse Ilmar Reepalu, the Left-wing mayor who has been in power for 15 years, of failing to protect them.
Mr Reepalu, who is blamed for lax policing, is at the centre of a growing controversy for saying that what the Jews perceive as naked anti-Semitism is in fact just a sad, but understandable consequence of Israeli policy in the Middle East.
BusinessWeek reports that the Treasury and Labor departments are asking for public comment on "the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individual Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady payment streams."
In plain English, the idea is for the government to take your retirement savings in return for a promise to pay you some monthly benefit in your retirement years.
They will tell you that you are "investing" your money in U.S. Treasury bonds. But they will use your money immediately to pay for their unprecedented trillion-dollar budget deficits, leaving nothing to back up their political promises, just as they have raided the Social Security trust funds.This proposal follows hearings held last fall by House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-Calif., and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., of the Ways and Means Committee focusing on "redirecting (IRA and 401k) tax breaks to a new system of guaranteed retirement accounts to which all workers would be obliged to contribute," as reported by InvestmentNews.com.
President George W. Bush's longest stretch between prime-time, nationally televised press conferences was 214 days, from April 4 to Nov. 4, 2004. Mr. Obama tops that record on Monday, going 215 days - stretching back to July 22, according to records kept by CBS Radio's veteran reporter Mark Knoller.
Still, Mr. Obama has held plenty of tightly controlled sessions with reporters. He has given 66 interviews since July 22 - including two that day, according to Mr. Knoller's records. But that doesn't satisfy White House veterans.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Kenny Loggins - "The Unimaginable Life"
“I want to let your love open me like an envelope. I want to taste your breath. To drink you. To make love without birth control and scream together when we come (and not get pregnant) at least once a day.”
Vanna White - "Vanna Speaks"
“Sure, it’s not the most intellectually challenging job in the world—few jobs are. But it is hard work…Once, while turning the letters in the middle of a round, my belt broke and nearly fell off, but I held on to it and kept flipping those panels.”
Marilu Henner - "By All Means Keep On Moving"
“When it comes to sex, it doesn’t even matter if I feel fat or depressed. There’s always room for Jell-O. And that ‘head-ache’ excuse? Bogus…I’d much rather treat a headache with a bare ass than a Bayer aspirin, any day.”
George Hamilton - "Life's Little Pleasures"
“If you’re wandering the aisles of your local grocery store late some Satur-day night and you see the word ‘Tasty-kakes,’ go no further. Peanut Butter Kandy-Kakes, Chocolate Juniors, and Butterscotch Krimpets are true miracles. The packages even have an 800 number so you can have your Tasty-Kakes FedExed to your doorstep…I prefer to have mine with a nice, chilled bottle of very dry champagne—Moët & Chandon White Star if you’re alone, Dom Pérignon if you’re having a guest…”
A Colorado family and an Arizona nonprofit are fighting in court over who gets the head of a woman who died this month, along with a $50,000 annuity she left behind.
At issue is whether 71-year-old Mary Robbins' head and brain will be preserved by cryonics — extremely cold temperatures — in the expectation that future technology may be able to bring her back to life and restore her health.
When I die, I want to stay dead.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
When two of his companies were engaged by a large hostile force, Colonel Haig landed amid a hail of fire, personally took charge of the units, called for artillery and air fire support and succeeded in soundly defeating the insurgent force...the next day a barrage of 400 rounds was fired by the Viet Cong, but it was ineffective because of the warning and preparations by Colonel Haig. As the barrage subsided, a force three times larger than his began a series of human wave assaults on the camp. Heedless of the danger himself, Colonel Haig repeatedly braved intense hostile fire to survey the battlefield. His personal courage and determination, and his skillful employment of every defense and support tactic possible, inspired his men to fight with previously unimagined power. Although his force was outnumbered three to one, Colonel Haig succeeded in inflicting 592 casualties on the Viet Cong... (HQ US Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 2318 (May 22, 1967).
I don't see "Joslyn" offering a personal apology to Elin Woods, acknowledging that she was wrong for getting involved in an affair with another sister's husband. Sorry, Joslyn, but when you appear next to Gloria Allred at a press conference, you have lost all credibility with me. You're just sorry that you didn't come to the trough early enough to get some cash for your silence. Now you're just going after the publicity to sell more films. How much do you want to bet she is due to release an x-rated version of Caddyshack in the next few months?
Veronica Siwik-Daniels, also known as porn actress Joslyn James, watched the speech via television from KABC radio headquarters in Los Angeles.
Her attorney, Gloria Allred, immediately offered a response, saying Woods' apology was "a staged public relations stunt" and "a disgrace."
"I just watched Tiger Woods' apology on television, and he said that many people believed in him. He also said he wanted to make amends. He did not apologize by name to my client, Veronica, and I ask, why no apology?"
"He led her to believe she was the only woman in his life other than his wife," Allred said, as Veronica sat by her side holding back tears. "She was in love with him, and he told her that he loved her."
"Whatever rehab Tiger participates in will not be meaningful or effective unless he acknowledges the relationship he had with my client."
Friday, February 19, 2010
Artist: David Bowie.
Why This is Bad Ass: Because it is Bowie during his Thin White Duke stage. This live performance is made better with Adrien Belew on guitar. Bowie amazes me for all he has done as an artist.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Conservative Political Action Conference “CPAC” begins Thursday here in D.C. There will be a conservative-themed party Friday evening not sponsored by CPAC, where guests will have the opportunity to whack a Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)-themed pinata.
Elton [John], 62, declares as he pours out his heart to a magazine: "I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems."
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The President Records Act, which requires administrations to archive information, applies to all of Gibbs' tweets and some of the responses he receives, Gibbs told reporters Wednesday.
"The only thing that would be archived other than what I produce is if you respond directly to me and only me," he added. "It's analogous to sending an e-mail to the White House, which is already archived."
As a family law attorney and as a practicing Catholic - and as someone who was once accused by my husband's ex-wife in a court declaration of having "Catholic paraphenalia strewn around my home" - I have something to say.
First of all, the judge has no legal basiss under the First Amendment to make this order. In California, a judge is generally going to say, "Well, Mom, when she is with you, you take her to temple, and when she is with Dad, you take hre to church."
And why? Listen, if religion is that important to you, marry in the faith. And realize that someone who converts to marry you is not likely wedded to the faith.
Frankly, I see both of these idiot parents as playing the religion card as a control mechanism in a divorce. And, as such, both are violating the 2nd Commandment.
Chances are good this kid emerges with no faith. Congratulations, Mom and Dad.
I had dinner this evening with some other lawyers at the Afghan Palace on Route 66 in Rancho Cucamonga. There was some entertainment before we got down to a discussion of evaluating small businesses for purposes of property division in a divorce.
At the corner of Baseline (Rte. 66) and Carnelian, this restaurant is worth a trip. Call ahead and find out when they will have belly dancing.
Anybody would like the young lady's contact information, I have her card . . .
Monday, February 15, 2010
Abortion rights advocates are disturbed. Spelman College professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall called the strategy a gimmick.
"To use racist arguments to try to bait black people to get them to be anti-abortion is just disgusting," said Guy-Sheftall, who teaches women's history and feminist thought at the historically black women's college.
"These one-issue approaches that are not about saving the black family or black children, it's just a big distraction," she said. "Many black people don't know who Margaret Sanger is and could care less."
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
The pants work by using a lift and hold feature at the front, like a male version of the cleavage-boosting Wonderbra.
"The briefs mean that no man ever needs to feel inadequate again on the most passionate day of the social calendar," said Rob Faucherand, head of men's accessories buying at Debenhams.
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., criticized the American Bar Association on Thursday, saying it should "get a new life" in how it rates prospective federal judges, after one of his choices got a mixed review.Because why would we want qualified people to handle the law - isn't it something somone can just sort of "feel" their way through?
In remarks to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Reid said the bar association's ratings board puts too much weight on whether judicial nominees have prior bench experience and overlooks "real world" qualifications.
Reid expanded his criticism to include the Supreme Court, whose makeup, he said, consists of "people who have never seen the outside world."
"I have asked President (Barack) Obama, 'Let's get somebody on the court that has not been a judge.' They need to do more than thinking of themselves as these people who walk around in these robes in these fancy chambers."
Friday, February 12, 2010
Atlanta's transit system will rename a train route into the heart of the city's Asian community in response to complaints that calling it the "yellow line" showed a lack of racial sensitivity.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The singer admitted their relationship was sexually charged, describing Simpson as 'a drug'.
He explained: 'And drugs aren't good for you if you do lots of them... Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me.'Sexually it was crazy. That's all I'll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm. Did you ever say, "I want to quit my life and just f**king snort you?"'Suggesting the nine-year age gap between the couple may have been a problem, he elaborated: 'In some ways I wish I could be with her. But I can’t change the fact that I need to be 32...
'But 32 just comes roaring out of me at points when I don’t see it coming. I want to dance. I want to get on an airplane and be like a ninja. I want to be an explorer. I want to be like The Bourne Identity. I don’t want to pet dogs in the kitchen.'
I did not consider using the term "skank to describe a man . . . until I read this morning about John Mayer.
TLC reality mom Kate Gosselin could be returning to television sooner than you think, as sources tell Fox411 that she and her family of ten are in talks with the network to begin filming again.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
"Back with me is a woman who has done more for the vagina than the Brazilian wax - the talented Eve Ensler," Behar said. "You know, I must talk about Sarah Palin quickly with you because you do mention her in one monologue in the book. And you say a woman running for U.S. vice president believes in creationism but not global warming. What were you driving at there? May I ask?"
ENSLER: Well, I just think the idea that she doesn't believe in global warming is bizarre.Eve Ensler is the writer of The Vagina Monlogues. It is amazing how much these feminists loathe Sarah Palin. Absolutely despise her.
BEHAR: Every scientist at every note believes in it but Sarah Palin doesn't believe in it.
ENSLER: And I think we just kind of have to walk around the world at this point and look at what is happening to nature and earthquakes and tsunamis.
ENSLER: And weather changes to just feel it. But I think that idea that she doesn't believe in global warming and she could actually run for vice president, and we have a country where that is possible, it seems insane.
BEHAR: It's unbelievable. It does seem insane and the fact that she has not negated the possibility of running in 2012.
ENSLER: But we have. We have negated the possibility of her winning.
An Arab ambassador called for an instant divorce after discovering his veil-wearing fiancée had a beard and was cross-eyed, it emerged today.
The would-be bride had hidden her face behind a Muslim niqab throughout their short courtship, meaning the diplomat had no idea what she looked like.
But as soon as the marriage was contract was signed in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, he tried to kiss her, before coming face-to-face with her hairy face and strange squint.
‘The bride had a nice personality, but there was a good reason why she was hiding her looks behind a veil.
Phil Harris, the fishing boat captain whose adventures off the Alaska coast were captured on the television show "Deadliest Catch", has died, the Discovery Channel said Tuesday night. He was 53.
Harris suffered what his family described as a massive stroke on Jan. 29 while the fishing vessel he captained, Cornelia Marie, was in port at St. Paul Island, Alaska. The fisherman was flown to Anchorage for surgery.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
In an oped in USA Today, John Brennan -- Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism -- responds to critics of the Obama administration's counterterrorism policies by saying "Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda."
Monday, February 08, 2010
NOW president Terry O'Neill said it glorified violence against women. "I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it," she said. "That's what comes across to me even more strongly than the anti-abortion message. I myself am a survivor of domestic violence, and I don't find it charming. I think CBS should be ashamed of itself."Has O'Neill ever had a boy child? Because you know what boys do with their Moms? They tackle us, they climb into our laps, they like to make body contact. I did not see it as domestic violence so much as a fun parody of a boy roughhousing with his Mom - who pops right back up and later says, "You're not nearly as tough as I am."
But, Kissling said, Focus on the Family was lucky that abortion-rights groups raised objections. "If there had not been all of that publicity over the last two weeks, this ad could have passed almost unnoticed. Who would have known what they're talking about? It's so subtle."
Sunday, February 07, 2010
The authorities do not know exactly how many people have been killed warbling “My Way” in karaoke bars over the years in the Philippines, or how many fatal fights it has fueled. But the news media have recorded at least half a dozen victims in the past decade and includes them in a subcategory of crime dubbed the “My Way Killings.”
A promotional flier announced the evening’s subject as “Super Bowl to Super Jew.” There was truth in that advertising. Mr. Veingrad goes these days by his Hebrew name, Shlomo. He wore a black skullcap and the ritual fringes called tzitzit; he wore the Super Bowl ring he won in 1992 with the Dallas Cowboys and the Rolex watch that was a gift from Emmitt Smith, the team’s star running back.
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Here is an adorable little fawn in the classic "Bambi" pose! Please note: This fawn was stillborn, therefore died a NATURAL death.
An anti-gun group has launched an effort to urge Starbucks to prohibit customers from openly carrying guns in its California coffee shops."Brazen displays?" Oh, don't even try to get the LA Times to be unbiased.
The move comes in response to what officials with the Washington-based Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said are recent brazen displays of handguns by gun enthusiasts at several California stores, which have frightened some customers and alarmed law enforcement officials.
Conservatives propose an initiative that would delay curbs on greenhouse gas emissions until the state's unemployment rate drops to 5.5%, a level not seen since 2007.
The measure would halt proposed regulations until the state's jobless rate dips to 5.5% or below for a year. That's a level that California has not seen since 2007. California has one of the nation's highest unemployment rates: 12.4%. Sponsors of the California initiative, including Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Granite Bay), Ted Costa of the People's Advocate, a Sacramento-based anti-tax group, and Thomas Hiltachk, an attorney with Republican Party ties, have dubbed the measure the California Jobs Initiative.
The official wording of the initiative, however, lies in the hands of Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown, an outspoken advocate of AB 32 and a presumptive Democratic candidate for governor. On Wednesday, his office discarded the "jobs initiative" title in favor of the unwieldy: "Suspends Air Pollution Control Laws Requiring Major Polluters to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions That Cause Global Warming Until Unemployment Drops Below Specified Level for Full Year."
Only Black people should be meeting with Black people, damn it!
Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) has called on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to demote the official coordinating Haiti relief efforts for not having enough minority staffers.
The House Judiciary Committee Chairman sent a letter to Clinton on Thursday after Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, showed up at a meeting with the 42-member Congressional Black Caucus without any African American staffers in tow.
“I was alarmed and chagrined to learn that none of the approximately dozen staff he brought with him were African American,” Conyers wrote in the letter. “This is so serious an error in judgment that it warrants his immediate demotion to a subordinate position at AID.”
But I am sure he will find it is somebody's fault. Probably that Bush guy.President Barack Obama, who insisted he would succeed where other presidents had failed to fix the nation's health care system, now concedes the effort may die in Congress.
Friday, February 05, 2010
I got a letter -- I got a note today from one of my staff -- they forwarded it to me -- from a woman in St. Louis who had been part of our campaign, very active, who had passed away from breast cancer. She didn't have insurance. She couldn't afford it, so she had put off having the kind of exams that she needed. And she had fought a tough battle for four years. All through the campaign she was fighting it, but finally she succumbed to it. And she insisted she's going to be buried in an Obama t-shirt.
There is nothing more of a mind-fuck than your mother holding you up to a national audience as having had a "weight problem." Especially when you didn't, you don't now, and you are pre-adolescent.
The first lady's comments have stirred up the Web and medical world, and have drawn both criticism and praise. Some say Obama should not have personalized the issue and brought up her daughters. Even if it is for the greater public good, critics say, it does not bode well for their self-image. Others say the first lady used that example only to connect to Americans who may find themselves in a similar position.
Song: Black Juju
Artist: Alice Cooper
Why This Song Today: First, to please my husband who wanted this song this morning and told me it was always played on Hell Night for intiating pledges into Alpha Gamma Nu at the University of Redlands, where he went to college. Second, maybe a little voodoo that they do will see the first Super Bowl victory for the Saints this Sunday.
WHO DAT? WHO DAT? GO SAINTS!!!
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
I'm here all week, folks. Try the veal! Remember to tip your waitress . . .
A $500 cash advance, an overnight flight to Vegas and a 2 1/2-hour car ride later, I arrive at the brothel. I’m sweaty, stinky and pumped from listening to “lite-romance” radio. Because truly: Nothing gets you in the mood for a legal male hooker like “Wind Beneath My Wings.”
“So,” Markus says after leaning over and kissing my knee, “we’re going to get undressed and then take a shower. Then we can both inspect each other to make sure there are no discrepancies.”
Discrepancies? Like "dude looks like a lady?"
“Yeah,” he murmurs, cooing that I’m “practically” an 8 or a 9. “Everything looks great down there.”
Nothing will flatter a woman more, dumbshit, then telling her she is less than perfect. Evidently, male prostitutes skip the salesmanship classes.
Over the next two hours, Markus shares his personal bits, too. Originally from Hatton, Ala., he felt abandoned by his mother after his parents divorced at an early age. (This is why, he says, he got into male prostitution, to find the intimacy that he lacked.)
Sure, customers want to feel like a surrogate mother with a male hooker. Ew.
Before becoming America’s first legal “prosti-dude,” Markus dabbled in porn while he lived in Los Angeles but quit after just two scenes because he found it too degrading to women.
Isn't it ironic, doncha think?
He says he’s never had an STD and doesn’t worry about getting women pregnant (“because you can feel it when a condom breaks”). He repeatedly asks to show me his abilities and flicks out his scarily Gene Simmons-esque tongue which totally turns me off. Who wants a man this eager?
At least Gene Simmons has a personality, an intellect, and is funnier than hell. Did you know Gene Simmons speaks about six languages? I guess that makes him a cunning linguist. But I digress . . .
In case it ever comes up, Markus says he’s learned much of his sexual technique from the “Karma Sutra,” and the reason he’s such a good lover is because he was “sensory deprived” by his mother.
Oh, so he's homeschooled.
He probably would have been better off reading a couple of Harlequin Romances.
“I’ve healed people,” he says of his lovemaking ability, which most recently included his first client — a 45-year-old woman who hadn’t been laid in two years and in Markus’ words “was wild as a bug.”
The Deepak Chopra of the stud ranch.
As romantic as that sounds, I tell him how much it turns me on to hear about something romantic. He looks genuinely befuddled. “Let me think,” he says. “Like what, like being on a horse ranch?”
Sure, if you're Catherine the Great. Okay, that was a myth. She played the ponies but only at the track.
He tells me that if you can “pronunciate” words well, it means you are great at pleasuring a woman.
We just love those men who can in-tell-LECK-shur-ah-lize.
He’s half Irish, a quarter Native American, a quarter Scandinavian and all lover. Favorite book: “1984.” Favorite movie: “Braveheart.” Actor he’s like: “Steve-O.” Musician he’s like: “Moby,” or — wait for it — “Choppin” (meaning Chopin).
When he goes to the store, does he bring his Chopin Liszt?
Does "Steve-O" refer to Steve McQueen or Steve Buscemi? There is a difference . . . and this encounter suggests the latter.
“The concept of beauty has changed over the years,” he continues. “It’s like the
cave paintings. Venus de Milo. It used to be the voluptuous woman,” he says as
he eyes me up and down.
Hold up, hold up. “Did you just call me fat?” I ask.
Then he asks me to spank him.
At that point, I'd beat the shit out of him. And not in a good way, believe you me.
Dude - quit your day job.
I am sure multi-culturalists would decry this, saying it deprives the applicant in question expression of his culture and lifestyle.In a statement, Mr Besson said he had signed a decree on Tuesday rejecting a man's citizenship application after it emerged that he had ordered his wife to cover herself with a head-to-toe veil.
"It became apparent during the regulation investigation and the prior interview that this person was compelling his wife to wear the all-covering veil, depriving her of the freedom to come and go with her face uncovered, and rejected the principles of secularism and equality between men and women," he said.
Later, the minister stressed that French law required anyone seeking naturalisation to demonstrate their desire for integration.
Why, yes. Yes, it does. That is because France wishes to maintain hers and he is seeking a privilege from France. You see, citizenship in a country other than your own is not a right. I cannot go to, say, Saudi Arabia and demand they make me a citizen, much less than demand they allow me to go about veiless and practicing my Catholicism. It's their country. It's their rules.
And so too with France. That égalité does not mean everyone gets to do what they want - it means that restrictions can, and will, apply to lifestyles that serve to deny the concept.