Thursday, February 16, 2006
Iran Borrows A Page From Republican Playbook, Renames Danish Pastries...
It's gotta be embarrassing when one of the craziest regimes on the planet co-opts one of your finest intellectual accomplishments. Right-wing regimes can be so uncreative...
Iranians love Danish pastries, but when they look for the flaky dessert at the bakery they now have to ask for "Roses of the Prophet Muhammad".So can everyone now see how completely and utterly fucking stupid the whole "Freedom Fries" debacle was???
Bakeries across the capital were covering up their ads for Danish pastries Thursday after the confectioners' union ordered the name change in retaliation for caricatures of the Muslim prophet published in a Danish newspaper.
"Given the insults by Danish newspapers against the prophet, as of now the name of Danish pastries will give way to 'Rose of Muhammad' pastries," the union said in its order.
UPDATE: Iran and the Republicans running our country found another thing to agree on:
Hatred of gays!!!
In a reversal of policy, the United States on Monday backed an Iranian initiative to deny United Nations consultative status to organizations working to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. In a letter to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, a coalition of 40 organizations, led by the Human Rights Campaign, Human Rights Watch, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, called for an explanation of the vote which aligned the United States with governments that have long repressed the rights of sexual minorities.Two regimes united in homophobia. It's just so romantic...