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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Reasonable people may doubt that the Bible really needed to address the vexed moral question of whether or not it’s ok to wear clothing generally associated with the opposite sex. But whilst having a little evening browse through the Good Book I found this:
"A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God" (Deut.22.5)
Oh dear looks like I’m in some trouble then. Want to know hwhy? Here’s a hint:
That’s quite enough for now, but there’s plenty more where that came from . . .
I still find this quite perplexing though. What is the proper meaning behind this prohibition? Often I can see what the point about some injunctions is, but I realy can’t figure this one out.

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Monday, March 27, 2006

Via Mick Hartley here’s an interesting piece on support for Israel. But I don’t really want to be too serious today, so it’s good to see that on a related note Henryk Broder also has something on the topic:

A man arrives at Ben Gurion International Airport with 2 large bags.
The customs agent opens the first bag and finds it full with money in different currencies. The agent asks the passenger, "How did you get this money?"

The man says, "You will not believe it, but I traveled all over Europe, went into public restrooms, each time I saw a man pee, I grabbed his organ and said, "donate money to Israel or I will cut-off your balls."

The customs agent is stunned and mumbles: "Well...it's a very interesting story... what do you have in the other bag?"

The man says, "You would not believe how many people in Europe do not support Israel."

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I only briefly caught bits of the the selection show some time and was already happy that the vote elected the best song to represent us as this year’s Eurovision, Daz Sampson’s ‘Teenage Life’ (Cheese and Cringe alert on, obviously). I’ve started listening through the other countries’ entrants, and from what I’ve heard so far Daz’s track is in a different league. So, on the quality we’re going to win it this year. That may of course be the problem, because it’s not quite trashy enough. It’s not quite ‘Wild dances’ I’m afraid, but you can’t have it all I suppose.


Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Here’s someone who shares one of my pet hates:

the most interesting thing about the show would be seeing Tom Cruise animated, a state he certainly hasn’t been in for any of his previous screen appearances

Michael Gove


In accordance with my usual moaning here’s a great quote:
domestic policy decides how we live, foreign policy decides whether we live

Konrad Adenauer

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