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Thursday, 06 February, 2003

Just when I think that PETA has pulled the most lame-brained stunt ever, they come up with a new one:

Animal rights campaigners have complained to Yasser Arafat after a donkey was blown up in a bomb attack in the West Bank.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has sent a letter to the Palestinian leader to protest at last month's blast near Jerusalem.

No humans were killed when the donkey was strapped with explosives and detonated, but the attack narrowly missed an Israeli bus carrying soldiers.

"We have received many calls and letters from people shocked at the bombing," Peta president Ingrid Newkirk wrote.

"If you have the opportunity, will you please add to your burdens my request that you appeal to all those who listen to you to leave the animals out of this conflict?"

During the same month that the donkey died, 29 people were killed in Israel by terrorists.

Ms Newkirk says she has not asked Mr Arafat to try to stop suicide bombings that kill people.

"It's not my business to inject myself into human wars," she told the Washington Post.


OK, I gotta admit this. As I am typing this, I am watching the ABC Special on Michael Jackson. He has just become such a train wreck that I feel drawn to watch it.

All right, in his study he has a full size painting of himself with Bill Clinton. The only thing that would be more perfect would be if it were on black velvet.

He's now identifying with Peter Pan. And climbing a tree.


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Quote du jour:

"It's the same donkey, but with a new saddle."

-- Afghan Proverb

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