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Post #5,000

I started this blog in 2004, and have now posted 5,000 pieces of brilliance…or drivel…or some combination thereof.  Thank you, friends, so much for humoring me and wasting a minute or two of your day!  I am humbled!  🙂

October 31, 2011 Posted by | non-political | 6 Comments

USA gives $20 million to Pakistan to show Sesame Street to “promote tolerance”


Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch are nowhere in sight. But there’s Elmo. And new creatures too, like Baily, a kindly donkey who loves to sing, and Haseen O Jameel, a vain crocodile who lives at the bottom of a well.

Sesame Street is coming to Pakistan but not as generations of Americans know it.

The TV show has a new cast of local characters led by a vivacious 6-year-old girl named Rani who loves cricket and traditional Pakistani music. Her sidekick, Munna, is a 5-year-old boy obsessed with numbers and banging away on Pakistani bongo drums, or tabla.

The U.S. is bankrolling the initiative with $20 million, hoping it will improve education in a country where one-third of primary school-age children are not in class. Washington also hopes the program will increase tolerance at a time when the influence of radical views is growing.

“One of the key goals of the show in Pakistan is to increase tolerance toward groups like women and ethnic minorities,” said Larry Dolan, who was the head education officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Pakistan until very recently.

Hey, why not?  I mean, they’ll listen to Allah when it comes to blowing themselves and infidels up; but once they get a load of Elmo and Haseen the Crocodile telling them to respect everyone and not self-detonate, then these heretofore loyal-to-the-death jihadists will tell Allah to go pound sand.  “Sorry, God, but puppets have told us that you’re full of crap.”

Because while the fear of death is nonexistent as a deterrent to commit murder, the guilt of having saddened Baily the Talking Donkey is more than they can bear.  Brilliant, B.O.

October 31, 2011 Posted by | political correctness, religion of peace, shameful | 4 Comments