Friday, January 30, 2009

Yoga ban!

I mean, come on.

I have no particular beef with the Ulema Council that recently banned yoga for Indonesian Muslims. But don't they have better things to do, than touring the country's gym classes and coming out against Hindu chanting?

Our global financial system is near total breakdown, some governments (i.e. Iceland) are actually falling, the Mideast is blowing up yet again, conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq continue apace, global warming is threatening the entire planet ... and our most pressing issue is yoga?

Priorities, people. If the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression has taught us anything, it's to figure out what's important and what's not. This is not important. Our world has many threats facing it; but a college kid in Birkenstocks, chanting 'Om' while doing the downward dog, is most certainly not one of them.


Today's Top Stories

Riau Airlines debuts
From Pekanbaru to, uh, Pekanbaru

Meth with your coffee?
3.5 tons seized in Internet kiosk

Megawati mulling VP
Sultan, Akbar Tandjung, Sutiyoso among possibles

Letter pushed Suharto out?
Top ministers withdrew support en masse

26 comments:

tikno said...

I also wonder.

the writer said...

It's about diversion folks, it's all about diversion. Why would they care about bunch of girls wearing tight shirts instead of trying to figure out how to prevent flooding in Jakarta?

Christopher Taylor said...

Next they'll be coming after your water bottles and leg warmers ... ! :)

Alaksir said...

Hey it's actually a good thing that they stick to talking about irrelevant stuff. I can't imagine what they would have to say about important things like the economy or mideast politics,... no, no, don't give them ideas now.

Brett said...

@Alaksir: Here here! Keep them focused on the stupid stuff so they don't do anything REALLY dumb, like declare war on Israel or something...

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Noooo!!! Don't take away my water bottles and leg warmers! I can't live without them!!!

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