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Saturday, May 14, 2005

A Rumor that Won't Flush

So the Arab league, and the mainstream media, are all bitching about a rumor that someone flushed a copy of the Koran down the toilet at the base in Gauntanamo Bay. There were some protests that turned deadly in Afghanistan so the US press, smelling a story that could do damage to our country and possibly result in an increased death rate of US soldiers, jumped all over the story. Now a bunch of other countries who have always hated us are stating, well, they hate us:

In the Yemeni capital, thousands of San‘a University students demonstrated on campus, chanting “Death to America!”

There's a shocker.

Anyways, my problem isn't with these whack-job students (I wonder what subject they teach at the prestigious San'a University) and their anti-American governments. They have, do, and always will hate this country and will always find an excuse to let it be known. But I do have a problem with the "journalists" and "reporters" in the US covering this story.

Right now the whole thing is based on a rumor, spread mostly by the media, that someone flushed a copy of the Koran down the toilet. Follow me on this one. I went on Amazon and found that the Koran they have for sale is 465 pages long. Let's suppose the copy wasn't even a hardback edition, but a paperback. Now take a book roughly that size (don't want to use an actual copy of the Koran lest we want an international incident to occur in your home bathroom) and try to flush it down the toilet.

My apologies to Tom Clancy; this experiment has nothing to do with his ability as an author.

Surprise-surprise! The book doesn't go down the toilet.

I can't imagine why anyone hasn't tried this already and proved this story bunk. The media so wants to hurt our country that they abandon all common sense in their efforts to do so. I realize most in the middle-east don't have access to the requisite items for this experiment, namely books and toilets, but the journalists covering this story have no excuse.

At very least this warrants some skepticism of the story!


  • You're an idiot. Let's say that I had a picture of something you hold dear, like your mother. Now I've wiped my ass with it.

    Now do you get it?

    It's an insult. And it's stupid. People who are religious care deeply about their religion and the things that come with it. And that's why EBay no longer sells eucharist online.

    By Blogger Doc NOS, at 1:53 AM  

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    By Blogger Kevin P., at 2:49 AM  

  • Eh hem, the point I was making was not that it's okay to flush the Quran down the toilet, far from it. My point is that the media is being irresponsible by reporting a story that at this point is completely based on rumor. A book, no matter what its significance, cannot be flushed down a toilet! That's the point, meat head.

    By Blogger Kevin P., at 2:50 AM  

  • I like your style kevin. I'll be back.


    By Blogger Cabin Mistress, at 8:31 PM  

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