Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Beware of hoop snakes

Greetings.

Jewish date: 14 Nisan 5769.

Today’s real holiday: The Fast of the Firstborn (day before Pesaḥ/Passover).

NOTE: Due to observance of Pesaḥ, there will be no posts until Sunday.

Today’s quasi-holiday: International Feng Shui Awareness Day.

Worthy causes of the day: “Give It Up, Norm Coleman!”, “Ratify the Treaty for the Rights of Women”, “Mercury Levels in Seals Rising - Reverse the Trend”, and “Hey, Hey, Let's Reopen the OTA! (with citizen input)”.

Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
  1. “Palestinian” Muslims are spreading a blood libel again: “BloodLibel Hamas”

    (Tip of the hat to Media Backspin.) It should go without saying that lying never makes a lie true. Furthermore, repeating a lie over and over again likewise never makes the lie true. (Those who disagree are invited to lie to everyone about the sky being covered with purple and yellow flowers and see if that really works.) It is a solid induction that anyone who attacks someone using a lie has no legitimate accusation to make against the accused. If the accuser could make a legitimate accusation, he/she would probably make a legitimate accusation instead rather than risk being caught in a lie.
  2. “Obama: 'Notion that everything is the fault of the Israelis lacks balance'”: Kudos to our president for not buying into a persistent “Palestinian” lie. Now let us pray that he is never tempted to try to strong-arm Israel into doing something stupid...
  3. “The "bunny" hop: Resurrecting the Easter Bilby”: Interesting local variation on a lie Christian parents tell their children in order to help save an endangered species. NOTE: Anyone out there who can tell me what the point of lying to children about the existence of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny/Bilby, and the Tooth Fairy, please help me out. I have no clue why anyone would do such a thing other than copying everyone else doing it.
Today’s news and commentary:
Today’s weird thing is the hoop snake. Enjoy, share the weirdness, and ḥagh kasher wesameaḥ.

Aaron
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