Friday, September 08, 2006


Were I Disney I'd Think Twice

If I were the Disney Company and ABC, I would think twice before pulling the 9-11 docudrama. The democrats may be threatening to pull their license, which they'll never do, but Disney should realize democrats aren't Disney's demographic consumers.

If the powers that be at Disney want to pull the docudrama, loyal Disney customers will think twice before that next vacation. It is safe to say that Disney is more a "republican" vacation hub than a "democratic" one, even if only from the standpoint that republicans are more likely to be married with children and would more likely attend the parks and buy the movies than democrats.

After speaking with some of the parents in my neck of the woods, many of whom make multiple trips to Disney each year, they are upset that the movie may be pulled. They want to watch and make up their own minds and are upset that Disney may cave. They realize that it is a docudrama, but also realize that Disney wouldn't play fast and loose with the facts and would, in general, be balanced.

Does Disney want to risk pain to its pocketbook from loyal customers, or does it want to bet that the democrats won't follow through on their threats? If it were me, I would bet on the customers.

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Convert? No Thanks, Today's Islam Offends God

Ahmadinejad attempted to justify Iran's nuclear program by stating "no one can deprive a nation of its rights based on its capabilities" and this is purportedly derived from Koranic teachings (his insistance).

So I will consider converting if he can, based on his statement, explain to me why this statement isn't also derived from the same source in the Koran and shouldn't be practiced by faithful muslims:

No one can deprive a person of his rights based on his capabilities.

Seems to me that if you can extrapolate the one, you can the other and then Islam runs into a problem. God (Allah) gave people their individual abilities (gifts).

How can any practitioner of Islam forbid a person to use God's gifts to the best of his ability regardless of what those gifts may be?

And if God gave them those gifts, he must approve of them and want us to use them.

So why can't intelligent women be educated to the maximum of their potential? Or sing, dance, compose, swim, do gymnastics, or anything else that the mullahs forbid?

And if God gave those gifts, he must want them to be used to glorify his greatness and to share them with others so we can exalt him for his generosity.

The religious police,at the behest of the leaders, punish people for listening to music, playing soccer and all sorts of other activities, so aren't they in violation of this passage sited by Ahmadinejad in the Koran?

And if their religious leaders and most of their followers are in violation of God's word, why in the world would I want to offend God and practice their religion?

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