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Monday, October 18, 2010

Chupacabra Report

Ten Die in Temple Stampede

Ten people were killed and more injured Saturday when a crowd gathered for the Navrati Festival at Tildiha village in the Banka district of India stampeded. Some 30,000 people had gathered to witness the traditional sacrifice of goats. Various reports suggest the stampede was caused by the spillage of goat parts, the partial collapse of the temple, or a snake.

This should serve as a warning to people not to incorporate goats into their religious rituals. Goats are notorious for being omnivorous butt-heads. Remember; “He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.”

-I found some surprises in the Sunday Op-Ed section. First Kathleen Parker describes the political conversation as “silly and absurd,” and draws examples from both parties, calling them “cynical and corrupt;” Maybe she’s more circumspect after hanging out with Eliot Spitzer for a while. Watch out for your goodies Kathleen.

And Charles Krauthammer, who usually seems to be inciting world war three, delivered an unusually even-handed column, the sort of round-up Bill Safire used to write. He calls would-be N.Y. Governor Carl Paladino the “most suicidal candidate,” Chris Coons, who drew Christine O’Donnell for an opponent, is named the “luckiest guy on the planet,” while Beau Biden, who didn’t run, the “unluckiest guy on the planet.”

Krauthammer then goes on to fawn over conservative women candidates, representing “an immense constituency that establishment feminism forgot,” and to deny that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is using foreign money to fund campaign ads.

Well, as to feminist conservatives, I’ll again quote former NOW President Eleanor Smeal, “identifications have to be rooted in reality, you can’t just eat at Olive Garden and call yourself Italian.” And about the money, thanks to Citizens United v FCC, this will be the year we totally lose track of where the money’s coming from. I only hope the would-be plutocrats make such a hash of things that we’re finally embarrassed into doing something meaningful about campaign finance.


At 5:56 AM , Blogger liquiddaddy said...

I read the headline and thought about Temple, Texas and the God Smack show at the Belton Auditorium. Those folks are so starved for entertainment, very little could cause a human stampeed as bad as the time White Snake played Sherman. ;)


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