Archive for 8/7/2003

What Is Good For Iraq Is Good For Iran?


The grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini…the late Iranian cleric who hated America and founded the Islamic state that rules Iran…is now blasting his own country’s clerical regime, calling it, ‘the worst dictatorship in the world’ and suggesting that U.S. military force might be needed to remove the regime. Hossein Khomeini, a Muslim cleric himself, says of U.S. military intervention, ‘I think the [Iranian] people would accept that. I would accept it, too, because it’s in accord with my faith.’ Hossein, now visiting Iraq, told the Scotsman newspaper, ‘I see that there’s security, that the people are happy, that they’ve been released from suffering.’

(Thanks, Steve)

Damn Fundamentalists

The first horse has been cloned. One would think that most people would be impressed by this amazing scientific achievement that will allow us to clone winning geldings like Funny Cide, but check out the results of this MSNBC survey:
What do you think of the prospects of cloning horses?
It should be forbidden. : 38%
It's OK, but there should be restrictions on cloned racehorses. : 27%
There should be no restrictions. : 22%
Don't care or don't know.: 13%

Someone please tell me, what the hell is wrong with cloning horses?? In the immortal words of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the public be damned!
Anyway, I thought this part of the article was interesting for more than one reason:

THE SMALL, sturdy work horse is now 2 months old, weighs about 220 pounds and is in excellent health, said its creators. Their announcement beats a Texas A&M team awaiting the birth of its own horse clone.
The cloned Haflinger horse is named Prometea after Prometheus, the character in Greek mythology who stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans.

Some random sites:

An account of a vacation to the other “socialist paradise.”

Man loses papers, stuck in French airport since 1988.

How do courts swear in atheists?

Child actor Gary Coleman competes with Arnold for govenor of the People State of CA

And to stir up some debate, my post Objectivists Need A Church, Too