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War humor

I got in the car today just in time to hear this broadcast: 'Axis of Evil' Comedy, on Tour

Three stand-up comedians with roots in the Middle East are performing across America on the "Axis of Evil Comedy Tour."

Egyptian-American Ahmed Ahmed, Iranian-American Maz Jobrani and Palestinian-American Aron Kader talk to Robert Siegel about the challenges of humor during times of war -- and their favorite air marshal joke.

Ahmed says he always know [sic] who the air marshal is on a flight: "It's the guy who's reading People magazine upside down and is looking right at me."


They were indeed funny. The best comment came at the end when Mr. Jobrani said, "The reason I criticize the government here is because we can....We have freedom of speech. I could not make fun of the President of Iran in Iran."

Long live the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Flying the Lebanese flag

I saw a Lebanese flag flying from a house as I drove through the neighbourhood yesterday. I had to wonder what they thought the were saying by flying that flag. Were they encouraging the Lebanese people to resist Hezbollah's essentially using them as human shields? Were they trying to encourage the Lebanese government to take on Hezbollah themselves? Were they trying to encourage Lebanon to take back its sovereignty from Hezbollah? Were they trying to show disapproval of Israel for attacking Hezbollah even though Hezbollah is essentially using Lebanese civilians as humans shields?

I won't venture to offer any answers. I know nothing of the people in that house other than that they chose to fly the Lebanese flag at a time when Hezbollah has declared war on Israel from inside Lebanon's borders.

Thankful Thursday

I've been on a bit of a hiatus recently. Between the heat, my computer turning on me, and the kids I haven't had much time or energy for blogging. But still I am thankful for/that:
Hubby has one chapter of his dissertation finished. At this rate he could easily be done in a year. Happy happy joy joy!!
Hubby is getting paid again starting tomorrow. Now we won't have to pinch our pennies quite so hard.
All things work for the good of those who love God. Romans 8:28
Isaiah has stayed dry all this morning. I may let him wear underwear to school today.
Modern medicine. We would be so up a creek without the seemingly simple things like antihistimines and painkillers. Isaiah currently looks like the hunch back of Notre Dame (again) thanks to a mosquito. Hubby is on his way home so we can go get a prescription filled so he can see out of both eyes again.
What are you thankful for?

Pearls of Wisdom

Just because someone sneaks into your house, takes a picture of you in the shower, and posts it on the internet doesn't mean you have to walk around with out any clothes on.

Thankful Thursday

It's Friday I know but I've been out of the loop for awhile. I'm trying to get back into my blogging groove. So today I am thankful for/that:
My computer is no longer buggy. Hubby and I spent much of our spare time this week fixing it. We seem to have finally succeeded.
80 pages and counting on hubby's dissertation.
Our basement didn't flood (much, only one relatively small puddle) during the heavy rain this week.
The house is mostly clean! Thanks Becky.
We've finally found the secret to getting Sophia to sleep through the night. No more afternoon naps! Or at least nothing more than an hour.
The dishwasher has finally been fixed!!!
What are you thankful for?