Miss USA Rima Fakih of Dearborn told the Free Press she is fasting from sunrise to sunset in accordance with Islamic tradition because it's the holy month of Ramadan even though she's busy preparing for Monday's Miss Universe contest in Las Vegas.
Fakih, the first Arab-American and Muslim to be crowned Miss USA, spoke to the Free Press today over the phone from Las Vegas, where she and beauties from around the world are prepping for Monday's Miss Universe Contest with a hectic schedule full of events and appearances.
Perhaps Las Vegas, body paint, and sexy semi-nude shoots don't exactly meet the traditional definition of devotion. But fasting for Ramadan from sunrise to sunset, according to Fakih, is not an option - it's an obligation.
This is Bunny Salad Blogging... So the gratuitous photo seekers will not be disappointed when it comes to the sexy semi-nude shoot, as I have included it in the post.
And I may just post more pictures of Rima Fakih... If you can convince me to by clicking through below the fold...
Miss USA recently released a video including a message to President Obama and a peek at preperations of a costume to be worn in tribute to the USA:
Think of it as an open thread for entertaining and non political stuff - posts, images, etc. - that you like but were afraid to post on it at a "serious political Blog".
Now... Feel free to dive in below the fold for more bunny salad, including Glamour's top ten sexy men, a little more background on Miss USA and, if you convinced me by clicking through, more Rima Fakih pictures. :)
White House Press Secretary, Robert "the mole" Gibbs, was outed last night for his lead role in throwing the 2010 congressional election to the Republican Party. The White House refused to return calls to comment on the charge or verify the outline of the carefully orchestrated plot. But a variety of off the record sources spoke as one - the plot is real and has been going on long before the 2008 general election. The scope of the plot goes well beyond the upcoming congressional contests.
In a recent interview for The Hill newspaper, Gibbs used an entirely new technique in election tactics - offend and humiliate a key element of your voting block right before a critical election. Gibbs ridiculed progressives as part of the "Professional Left" and said, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian health care and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.” Research indicates that this approach has never been used within 90 days of a general election.
But the story goes much deeper than simple electoral politics. The planned outburst has a short term benefit for Republicans but, as we will see, Gibbs is reporting to a higher authority.
From the studio that brought you “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda.” “Megamind” is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known. And the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as “Metro Man,” an invincible hero until the day Megamind actually kills him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, Megamind has no purpose. A supervillain without a superhero. He realizes that achieving his life's ambition is the worst thing that ever happened to him. Megamind decides that the only way out of his rut is to create a new hero opponent called "Titan", who promises to be bigger, better and stronger than Metro Man ever was. Pretty quickly Titan starts to think it's much more fun to be a villain than a good guy . Except Titan doesn't just want to rule the world, he wants to destroy it. Now, Megamind must decide: can he defeat his own diabolical creation? Can the world's smartest man make the smart decision for once? Can the evil genius become the unlikely hero of his own story?
...I'm looking forward to Megamind. It stars the voices of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Brad Pitt.
Jon Stewart does a superb take-down of the fact that from the day the 14th Amendment was first debated it was always about race, so there is nothing new about the reasoning behind those that want to repeal or change it now:
While Ben Nelson may have been trampled by the Senators that did finally pass Unemployment Insurance extensions, seen any open thread worthy signs of other issues getting tackled anytime soon? Drop'em in comments...
Below the fold is a video that is not so safe for work (profanity out wazoo) but Lewis Black explains why he seems so pissed off all the time... And for those who don't get mad enough about what is going on these days? "Suck on this" Open Thread:
But "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"? I have read all of the books and can not wait for the finale! Here is the trailer for the first part of their film rendition of the final book in the series below the fold:
Does anybody out there remember what television was like in the 1970s?
Back in the 1970s we had TV shows like Welcome back Kotter, Barney Miller, Chico and the Man, M*A*S*H*, All in the Family. WKRP in Cincinnati, the ABC After school special and Fat Albert.
The main thing that binds all of these TV shows together was that all of these shows had a social message. They taught important lessons. They taught about the importance of trying to resolve problems without violence, the stupidity of racism, the ugliness of war, the importance of social justice, the importance of getting a good education, the importance of accepting of people who are different than you are, the importance of staying off of drugs and other social messages as well.
We also had Schoolhouse rock which helped to educate America's children.
Pretty self explanatory stuff and over the years I have probably thrown out an entire room's worth of stuff that I almost wish I had taken pictures of now. And those pictures? Almost every single one of them? That is one (or the other) of my kids at some time (or another). And that is all my shit too!
Think of it as an open thread for entertaining and non political stuff - posts, images, etc. - that you like but were afraid to post on it at a "serious political Blog". A snippet below the fold from a post that kind of defines Bunny Salad Blogging in a way, IMHO.