M'barak 3aleikum il Shahar..Happy Ramadan everyone..
Lord there is a lot of news out there today...
Here it goes:
Turkey has been invited to open membership talks to join the EU..after a long battle between the 'yes let 'em join' and the 'no way!' voters, the 'only Muslim country' that might join the EU has been finally accepted..It will still take up to 15 years for them to join the exclusive club, so Islamophobes have some time before they see their worst nightmare come true..
I think DeLay must be looking for where the clouds opened up and chose to crap all over him..Those who know better will simply say what goes around..yeah you know the rest...and now Margaret Thatcher's office has been caught in the net of this scandal...
Afghanistan's elections are riddled with fraud...
The second Supreme court justice to be apointed by G.W.B has been named..That would be Harriet Miers..she was his personal Lawyer, has never been a judge, has no judicial record on which to judge her positions on important issues, and no side seems really happy about it..
Being a Justice on the Supreme Court of the US is a lifelong position...On the docket for this year are cases that deal with abortion, religious freedom, free speech and Disability Rights.
Word of the day:
Crony: A longtime close friend or companion.
Cronyism: partiality to long-standing friends, especially by appointing them to public office without regard for their qualifications. The word "cronyism" is always used derogatorily
Use it in a sentence:
October is chock full of religious celebration..It is the month of Ramadan this year, and it includes Laylat il-Qadr ---It is Rosh Hashanah (ras il-Sana) Today, then there is Yom Kippur (not a celebration but a Day of Atonement) and Sukkot for the Jewish members of our human family...Hindus around the world will celebrate Navaratri, Dussera, Durga Puja and Deepavali/Diwali--Buddhists will observe Pavarana---Neo-Pagans will be celabrating Samhain