Monday, February 5, 2007

I thought we had overthrown the Taliban...?


The Taliban appears to be making a comeback. According to MSNBC, a Taliban judge has sentenced at least 20 people to flogging and prison for attending a party where alcohol was served and men and women danced.

Oops, I'm sorry. Did I say Taliban? I meant to say, the royal government of Saudi Arabia. Those sentenced are among the 433 foreigners arrested in connection with this party. The rest are awaiting trial and/or sentencing. This was originally reported in an unnamed "state-guided" newspaper.

Perhaps what is needed here is a troop surge in Afghanistan to topple this oppressive regime. Damn, there I go again. I meant, the royal Saudi government. And now that I think about it, this regime is not at all oppressive. In fact, they are a bright and shining example of a freedom-loving democracy. Silly me. I do apologize for this.

But still, since we can't send troops or even issue a statement against this, maybe we could at least do something. I think what might be appropriate is to send Ren and Ariel (from Footloose, duh!) over there to give a rebellious speech in front of the city council or school board, or whatever, and then stage a rebellious old fashioned barn dance where everyone will learn lessons of tolerance and openness to new ideas. Yeah, that will work just fine.

11 comments:

Gleemonex said...

A dance-off ALWAYS makes sense. Call Condi and let's get this thing rollin. The Saudis will understand -- they're our FRIENDS! (Well, except the 15 of 19 9/11 hijackers who came from SA, and probably their families, but who's counting?)

Kingfish said...

Did Ren and Ariel go to Baylor?

Most people give Ren and Ariel the credit in Footloose for making the change, but I think it was really the sensual sounds of Shalamar and genius lyrics of Kenny Loggins.

Anonymous said...

Everyone put on your party burqa, we're going dancing!

Cemeteries, golf courses, and fundamentalist Muslim monarchies are the biggest waste of prime real estate in the Middle East.

bgirl said...

I thought only pansies wore neckties.

See that? I thought only assholes used the word "pansy".

HHL said...

^5 bgirl.

"What did David do? What did David do? What DID David do? David... danced! Leaping and dancing before the Lord. LEAPING AND DANCING!"

Gleemonex said...

My old man wants to deliver this whole town to heaven, with his daughter sittin like a cherry on top of it.

bgirl said...

I'll have to check my Koran to see if there are any leaping and dancing verses. That'll come in handy.

Anonymous said...

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If your gun isn't handy, and you don't mind losing time you will NEVER get back:
Hey, what's this I see? I thought this was a party! LET's DANCE!

Kingfish said...

Looks very similar to the DHS prom circa 87-88. Except without the professional dancers, uber-cool confetti and sweet lighting.

I wound give hhl 10 whole mexican pesos if he would dance like that and put it up on youtube!

HHL said...

not bloody likely.

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