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May 1, 2006


DONKEYS better than WIVES?

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A textbook used at schools in the Indian state of Rajasthan compares housewives to donkeys, and suggests the animals make better companions as they complain less and are more loyal to their "masters," The Times of India reported Tuesday.
"A donkey is like a housewife ... In fact, the donkey is a shade better, for while the housewife may sometimes complain and walk off to her parents' home, you'll never catch the donkey being disloyal to his master," the newspaper reported, quoting a Hindi-language primer meant for 14-year-olds.
The book was approved by the state's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party government but has sparked protests from the party's women's wing.
State education officials in Rajasthan, a western state known for its conservative attitude toward women, said people should not be upset by the comparison, the paper said.
"The comparison was made in good humor," state education official A.R. Khan was quoted as saying. "However, protests have been taken note of and the board is in the process of removing it (the reference)."

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."



There's not a whole lot of owls in the country I'm from
But every blue moon you'll run across one
Who landed in the road to make a snack of a snake
Fried owl meat's real easy to make
The recipe's the same for a screech or a hoot
But fried screech owl is tough as a boot
So pressure cook it hard for as long as it takes
Cut it up like chicken but fry it like a steak
I've eaten all kinds of critters and all kinds of fowl
But it's really something special to eat a fried owl

From Gourmet style Road Kill Cooking by Jeff Eberbaugh


Some people are like Slinkies ...
Not really good for anything......
But they still bring a smile to your face
when you push them down a flight of stairs.


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