Wednesday, March 19, 2008
In the Philippines, Catholics have an Easter tradition - self flagellation. Apparently this good friday ritual has become quite a tourist attraction. I can see why. We just don't get enough pain and blood on TV and video games. Apparently the Philippine government is asking that people make sure to clean their whips well to prevent infections. Ironic, though. Wouldn't God prevent that from happening to the most penitent?
Monday, March 10, 2008
12 BILLION dollars every month. That's the current burn rate in Iraq. In the end this war will cost us almost $3 trillion. That's a bill of over $9,000 for every man, woman and child in America. Couple that with our current $9.6 trillion debt. This spells economic ruin. We've already lost. The sad thing is that all this money spent in Iraq has done nothing to quell Al Qaeda. They've regrouped in our Pakistani friends' backyard.