Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Widely Read and Worldly Wise

Robert Godwin, aka Gagdad Bob, strikes again:

Here are a few "wise old Islamic sayings" from the book that I think are particularly relevant to our discussion. These are almost clichés in the Islamic world, but they are probably new to you:

“Fool me once, death to you. Fool me twice? Ain’t gonna happen.”

“There's something rotten in Denmark. Free speech.”

“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Period.”

“One picture is worth a thousand riots.”

“Good fences make it more difficult to kill your neighbors.”

“If you can't say anything nice, Grand Ayatollah Khamemei just might select you to be the President of Iran.”

Now that I’m just free-associating, I am reminded of the excellent children's book Mommy is a Democrat. Here are a few gems pulled out at random:

“Ask not what your country can do for you. Instead, pack the Supreme Court with activist judges and make it an entitlement.”

“It's not how you play the game, so long as no one wins or loses and gets their feelings hurt.”

“A fool and someone else's money can solve any societal problem.”

“If life gives you lemons, file a class action suit against Sunkist.”

“A person is known by the company he boycotts.”

“Boys will be boys, at least until government provides subsidized ritalin for every last one of them.”

“Regardless of your background, any American who really works hard at it can still be a victim.”

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