Thursday, November 29, 2007

Teddy Bears...The New DUI!

So I been Keeping close tabs on this story of a British school teacher in Darfur. Well Meet Gillian Gibbons, She is from Liverpool and taught a preschool class in Darfur....

Her Class was to name a Teddy Bear, they decided to name it Muhammed...Now let's recall the most popular name in the world is Muhammed. So she names the teddy Muhammed, and gets arrested....Yea, now you think her getting arrested over a misunderstand would get resolved fast, espicially with Britain asking for her immediate release....well No She got Jail time 15 days and then deportation....
Well The fact that she for a week had to go through trial over, Defamation of Religious figure, she has been through enough. The fact that now she is getting jail is Ridiculous, finally Britain is asking for her immediate release, I will keep you update. What really bugs me about this story is how much political Correctness is goin on in the world. You can no longer do anything that can be risky, or else face ridiculous punishment. I felt that i would take this time to put up a letter written by Ben Stein, I read this and had to say...wow, he put in words what i always wanted to say.....He deserves his money.
With no further ado Here it is!

I have no freaking clue who Nick and Jessica are. I see them on the cover of People and Us constantly when I am buying my dog biscuits and kitty litter. I often ask the checkers at the grocery stores. They never know who Nick and Jessica are either. Who are they? Will it change my life if I know who they are and why they have broken up? Why are they so important? I don't know who Lindsay Lohan is, either, and I do not care at all about Tom Cruise's wife.

Am I going to be called before a Senate committee and asked if I am a subversive? Maybe, but I just have no clue who Nick and Jessica are. Is this what it means to be no longer young. It's not so bad.

Next confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees. It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, "Merry Christmas" to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship Nick and Jessica and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him?

I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where Nick and Jessica came from and where the America we knew went to.



Good words from Ben Stein! enjoy...25 days to christmas, are you stoked?

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