And they won't even get their money back Investment News reports that the financial services industry gave $14.7 million to Congressional candidates this season. But contrary to what some might think, the Wall Street in-crowd did not buy the election for the Republicans, 56% of these contributions went to Democrats, and most of the industry's favorite candidates were defeated. Well okay, these guys are financial servicers, not political pundits. If they don't know how to spend their own money wisely at least they do a good job of managing other people's money.
Freedom of the Press: The Religion of Peace imposes a death sentence on a journalist.
The Arab News reports on a Saudi charity campaign to help Palestinians in the occupied territories. One can only imagine what that money will actually be spent on.
Fries with that? I've never had a Monk Burger, from Monk's Bar in Wisconsin Dells, but I like the sound of them:
The hand-patted patties fry atop a pile of minced onions, which marinate in the grease as they cook. One secret, says Heller, is a well-seasoned grill that's scraped but never washed.
"That grill is fifteen years old," he said, "and it's never had water on it."
Poetic Justice Department: The last of a dozen Palestinians exiled to Cyprus by Israel in May to end the siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity was escorted Monday to Mauritania. Although I've never spent time in either place, exile to Mauritania sounds like a harsher punishment than incarceration in an Israeli prison. Ha'aretz also reports that
In an interview with The Associated Press last month, Daoud denounced all terror attacks that result in the killing of civilians.And the rest of us can figure out what he doesn't include. Have fun in Nouakchott, dude.
He said he was so outraged by the Oct. 12 terror attack in the Indonesian tourist resort of Bali that killed nearly 200 people that "I decided to appeal to Arabs and Muslims everywhere to denounce the murder of so many innocent people."
"I cannot understand such action, it is truly unbelievable," he said.
Asked about the suicide attacks carried out by fellow Palestinians against Israeli civilians, Daoud said "I am against operations that result in the killing of innocent people, and that includes the Sept. 11 attack against the Trade Center tower in New York."
|Carinthian Leather Joerg Haider, the leather-faced governor of the Austrian state of Carinthia, friend of Saddam and apologist for Hitler, guided his party to a resounding defeat this weekend, and promptly quit politics. He has since decided to stay in politics, after all.|