Thursday, February 02, 2006

The funny pages

Michelle Malkin has been coverning the international brouhaha over some cartoons of the prophet Muhammad published in a Danish newspaper a few months back. Groups of militant muslims dislike the cartoons and are threatening retaliation, calling for a Danish boycott, suicide bombings and the execution of the cartoonists. Interestingly, as Michelle points out in her column, the cartoons were published by the newspaper in order to make "a vivid editorial point about European artists' fear of retaliation for drawing any pictures of Muhammad at all." I think they succeeded. Michelle has more on this story here and here.

Considering the uproar over these cartoons, I'd hate to see what these groups would do if a drawing of Muhammad was stained with elephant dung or placed in a jar filled with urine. Christians are wimps in retrospect.

Support Denmark.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Pimping and Pandering

No, the headline doesn't refer to the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Instead, its what poor Debra Watts was charged with for running a brothel, with the help of her husband, across the street from a police station. From the AP:

A married couple pleaded no contest to charges they ran a brothel across the street from a Concord police station, Contra Costa County authorities said. Debra Watts, 52, will serve one year of home detention after pleading to three felony counts of pimping and pandering, prosecutor Jose Marin said Monday.

Her husband, Ernest Watts, 63, pleaded to one misdemeanor count of maintaining a house of prostitution, Marin said.

Investigators said the couple ran the brothel for a year in an apartment located a few hundred feet from the Concord police station and used the Internet to solicit clients.

Police raided the apartment in January of 2005, six months after an informant tipped them off in exchange for leniency in a pending fraud case, according to a search warrant affidavit.

Read more about it here.

The Chiefs respond to tasteless cartoon

The Joint Chiefs of Staff have responded to a tasteless political cartoon that appeared in the Washington Post a few days ago. Read the Chiefs' letter to the editor here (via Michelle Malkin).

Michelle Malkin (hat tip) has more here.

Twenty-seven strikes and you're in

Can't say that this idiot wasn't given enough chances to go straight -- he had twenty-seven prior convictions for robbery.

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