July 15, 2004


Behold, the Mosque de Triomphe!

UPDATE. Mark Steyn:

France is admirably upfront in its unilateralism: It reserves the right to treat French Africa as its colonies, Middle Eastern dictators as its clients, the European Union as a Greater France and the UN as a kind of global condom to prevent the spread of Americanization. All this it does shamelessly and relatively effectively. Its time the rest of us wereso clear-sighted.

In other news brieflet developments ...

Ive always wondered what that meant.

Reader Davo assists the needy. Shortly after his helpful comment, the blue background vanished.

Dave Barry will be in Boston for Kerrypalooza 2004. Im pretty sure he once insulted Australia, so Im bringing knives.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 15, 2004 03:08 AM

Heh. Nice photoshop. But somehow I doubt that the Hagia Sophia will fit on top of the arch. Maybe a miniature? They could hire teeny-weenie imams...

Posted by: mojo at July 15, 2004 at 05:31 AM

French hegemony?? Somewhere, Mickey Mouse and Ronald McDonald are having a good old giggle...

Posted by: geezer at July 15, 2004 at 08:16 AM

According to thefreedictionary.com, the letters are an acronym standing for Moro Islamic Liberation Front. I don't know what I would do without Google.

Posted by: Ernie G at July 15, 2004 at 09:21 AM

Tim, so this means that you are going to be in Boston your own bad self? As a Boston-area conservative who has to print out Hitchens' and Jarvis' columns on F9/11 and leave them lying around in the hopes his roommate gains some sense, I'd love to hear notice of any mock-the-DNC goings-on in my neighborhood...

Posted by: Rob at July 15, 2004 at 09:22 AM

But I'm still confused...

Who is Thappy John, and why does Margo hate him so?

Posted by: Ken Summers at July 15, 2004 at 09:58 AM

I still don't know. The Lie-Bot can't be trusted here ... just WHAT does MILF stand for ?

Posted by: Robert Blair at July 15, 2004 at 10:36 AM

OK - so I'm getting old. Just after posting that last comment I thought "Google!".

And here is the definitive definition from the TurdWords dictionary (go the link, cause I'm not gonna write that stuff in Tim's family blog):


Posted by: Robert Blair at July 15, 2004 at 10:42 AM

Tim, if whilst trolling the colonies you're stuck in Delaware for any reason, give us a call -- I'd hike ya on my back if need be, though you can forget about any Kedwards funny bizness!

Hope you've got a week or two blocked out for detox once you get back home. Might wanna pencil in a good witch doctor while you're at it.

Posted by: geezer at July 15, 2004 at 10:55 AM

According to thefreedictionary.com, the letters are an acronym standing for Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

True, of course. Yet so very very incorrect.

Posted by: David [.net] at July 15, 2004 at 02:26 PM

14th July 2055

we are in paris! today we visited the holy mosque de islamic triomphe and then the Eifel minaret!
this afternoon we strolled in the Souk of the champs elysees and strolled down to the palce de la concorde where the public executions are held.
how exciting! i had thought they would have revived the old historic guillotine invented by monsieur guillotin in the late 1700s. but no such infidel methods here only the traditional swords are employed.
The usual Blasphemers against the prophets were getting their just desserts. Along with some fallen women. No cameras allowed so no pics to send home alas!
The site of the old Notre Dame has been reopened as a lovely park in which we strolled and enjoyed some turkish meza and coffee.
tonight we are celebrating the enlightement of France and its coming under dar al islam!this replace the old bastille day which is now banned for good reason.
walking back to our hotel, we noticed a few people of the book, jews wearing yellow stars, and Christians walking in the gutters. Miserable people! thieves and the descendants of apes and pigs! Still as long as they keep paying the Jizya!
but who can give these dhimmies any credit!
demain its off to Londonistan !
grandad is giving trouble. he says he can remember the "old days". we told him to shut up or he will end up at place de la concorde.
bye for now.

Posted by: davo at July 15, 2004 at 03:18 PM

How can you not know what a MILF is?
You're really showing your age everyone! For shame!

It was first made popular, i believe, by the movie American Pie. I hope you would have heard of that at least!

Posted by: Tim A at July 15, 2004 at 05:53 PM

Rob, any other Boston conservatives (maybe there are more than 2 - miracles happen) and Tim,

Surely there must be plans to hoist a few during the DNC? I know that plenty of beer along with an occasional shooter of one of the brown liquors is the only way I'll make it through that week, as I work in Boston. And Tim shouldn't be forced to pay for his own drinks while he's in our neck of the woods. Definitive plans should be made.

Posted by: Eric A. at July 16, 2004 at 03:15 AM