The Joking Wall

In Jerusalem, a CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Wailing Wall to pray, twice a day, everyday, for a long, long time. So she decided to investigate. She went to the Wailing Wall, and there he was!

She watched him pray and, after about 45 minutes, when he turned to leave, she approached him for an interview.

“I’m Rebecca Smith from CNN,” she said. “Sir, may I ask you how long have you been coming to the Wall and praying?”

“For about 60 years,” he replied.

“60 years! That’s amazing! What do you pray for?” she asked.

“I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews and the Muslims. I pray for all the hatred to stop and I pray for all our children to grow up in safety and friendship.”

“And how do you feel after doing this for 60 years?” she asked.

“Like I’m talking to a fucking wall.”

(via Stupid Evil Bastard)

Canada’s Government Falls, Again

canada cnnIt must be a slow day for CNN: they’re reporting about Canadian news on their front page: Kickback scandal brings down Canadian government

The government of Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin fell Monday evening when opposition parties united to topple him with a no-confidence vote. Martin’s center-left Liberal Party has been dogged by a corruption scandal, in which it paid advertising firms with Liberal links more than $1 million with little or no work done in exchange.

What does this mean for Canadians? Nothing. Another day, another government.