November mornings are for napping. Tiny drifts off to slumberland, her paw still sticking out through the opening of her chosen aerie -- a box of slides recently banished from one of our studio drawers [What are we going to do with all these slides?] atop the diningroom table -- after earlier play with our taunting finger scratching the box just outside the opening.
"If At First You Don’t Succeed . . . Blame Someone Else And Sue," quips Angel of Woman Honor Thyself -- winner of the 2007 Weblog Award for Best of the Top 501 - 1000 Blogs -- commenting on a thisislondon.co.uk story about an "alternative" London hair salon owner's being sued for "religious discrimination" after refusing to give a job to a Muslim woman who wanted to wear a headscarf at work.
Ms Desrosiers, 32, who set up her business in King's Cross 18 months ago, has already spent more than £1,000 fighting the case and says that if she loses she will be forced to close.
Given ongoing concerns over a spiritually effete Eurabia -- not to mention M15's recent warnings about British children's being "groomed for terror" -- we were inclined to wring our hands in despair along with Angel's commenter benning:
Another self-appointed victim of nothing. I hope the judges toss her out on her scarf-covered ear. But I’m not holding my breath. The Brits are nearly dhimmified.
But then we checked out the comments at thisislondon. These would be your everyday Brits expressing their opinions in the marketplace of ideas. Much to our delight an overwhelming majority of commenters ain't buyin' the "argument" of the law-suit-happy headscarf wearer. Reader Shirley's comments are typical:
When will all this ethnic and PC related litigation end? I am sick and tired of reading the same old rhetoric.
Hey, maybe there'll always be an England, after all.
Searching for an image to grace this year's Christmas card, we caught this "ineffable effable effanineffable" shot of the salt pile across the street at Eastern Salt early morning. Something there is that wants a Santa and sleigh or Star of Bethlehem to bump it up to the next level.
Moving along to the Dhimmitude Front stateside, we couldn't be prouder than we are of our own darling girl, MB of Miss Kelly, who informs us she has won the hearts and minds of both Mark Steyn and the Boston Globe [sorta] with two totally awesome blog reports of the good fight being fought in Blue State Central -- that would be Taxachusetts.
Tiny, occupying the slide box, is unimpressed and not amused.
Update: Amusement awaits at Modulator's Friday Ark #164, now boarding.
Update III: The bloggers have once again taken over the asylum at Dr. Sanity's Carnival of the Insanities.