The Rain…

1A man goes into the confession booth at the church.

“Forgive me father, for I have sinned,” he proclaims.

“What is your sin, my son?” Asks the priest.

“Well, about a month ago I was in the library until closing time, and when I wanted to leave it started to rain very heavily and didn’t let up. After some time the librarian and I lost our patience and… well.. partied all night, if you catch my drift.”

“That is bad but not horrible, my son,” Said the priest, “if it is a one-time slip, God will forgive you.”

“That’s just the thing,” said the man, “about a week ago I helped my neighbor fix her shutters, and when I wanted to go home it started raining heavily and… well.. you know, all night long.”

The priest remains silent.

The man covers his face in his hands and starts sobbing, “what should I do now, father?”

“What should you DO??” Screamed the priest, “You should get the hell out of here right now before the rains starts!”

Did Mahmoud Abbas outrage Syria’s Palestinian refugees by waiving their right to live?

Mahmoud Abbas outrages Palestinian refugees by waiving his right to return‘ screamed the Guardian headline accompanying a November, 2012 report by Harriet Sherwood.  


Sherwood explained that Abbas was “facing widespread condemnation” in ‘Palestine’ and abroad “after he publicly waived his right of return” – a repudiation, she added, which is “of huge significance for Palestinian refugees”.

She then added the following:

After his image was burned in refugee camps in Gaza, Abbas rejected accusations that he had conceded one of the most emotional and visceral issues on the Palestinian agenda, the demand by millions of refugees to return to their former homes in what is now Israel.

He insisted that comments made in an interview with an Israeli television channel were selectively quoted and the remarks were his personal stance, rather than a change of policy.

Abbas told Channel 2 he accepted he had no right to live…

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Off Topic: The First Woman President


Off Topic: The First Woman President – The Washington Free Beacon .

(Way off topic, I admit, but funny and entertaining. – Artaxes)

Column: It’s not Hillary

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BY: Matthew Continetti
March 7, 2014 5:00 am

So long have I waited for the glass ceiling to be shattered, for the barrier to be breached, for the blessed moment to arrive. I had thought that the day that begins with a woman in the Oval Office, with more than 50 percent of our population feeling truly represented, was a day long in coming. I had thought 2008 would be the year we made history, with Hillary Clinton coming so close to the Democratic nomination, with Sarah Palin becoming the first woman on the Republican ticket.

But it was not to be. America reverted to her old habits of sexism and gynophobia, denying Clinton her place in the sun, even questioning the maternity…

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