Wednesday, October 27, 2004

those who refrain from voting would 'enter Jahannam (Hell)'.

Al-Safi strongly denied rumours appearing in the media last week that the Marji'iya or Sistani had prepared or endorsed any slate of candidates. This following attempts by several Islamic parties in the south (such as the Da'wa party, SCIRI, and Hizbollah) to mislead Shi'ite Iraqi voters that they are backed and supported by the Marji'iya, or that voting for candidates from these specific parties is an 'order' from the Sayyid (Sistani). Some have even presented forged statements with Sistani's seal on them to convince potential voters.


Blogger augurwell said...

Intelligence Riddle
by The Fox
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Intelligence Riddle

John Kerry meets with the Queen of England. He asks her,

"Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give to me?"

"Well," says the Queen, "the most important thing is to surround
yourself with intelligent people."

Kerry frowns. "But how do I know the people around me are really

The Queen takes a sip of tea. "Oh, that's easy. You just ask them
to answer an intelligent riddle." The Queen pushes a button on her
intercom. "Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?"

Tony Blair walks into the room. "Yes, my Queen?" The Queen
smiles. "Answer me this, please, Tony. Your mother and father have a
child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister. Who is it?"

Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answers, "That would be me."

"Yes! Very good," says the Queen.

Kerry goes back home to ask John Edwards, his vice presidential
choice the same question. "John. Answer this for me. Your mother
and your father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your
sister. Who is it?"

"I'm not sure," says John Edwards. "Let me get back to you on
that one." Edwards goes to his advisors and asks every one, but none
can give him an answer. Finally, he ends up in the men's room and
recognizes Colin Powell's shoes in the next stall. Edwards shouts,
"Colin! Can you answer this for me? Your mother and father have a
child and it's not your brother or your sister. Who is it?" Colin
Powell yells back, "That's easy. It's me!"

Edwards smiles, and says, "Thanks!" Then, Edwards goes back to
speak with Kerry. "Say, I did some research and I have the answer to
that riddle. It's Colin Powell."

Kerry gets up, stomps over to John Edwards, and angrily yells into his face,

"No, you idiot! It's Tony Blair!"



3:13 PM  
Blogger madtom said...

"Who is it?" Colin
Powell yells back, "That's easy. It's me!""

This is funny and tragic at the same time.
Colin Powell is not likely to be asked by Bush to serve in a second term.


3:32 PM  

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