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faulty insulation

By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 25, 2006

From SANA, the Syrian Arab News Agency:

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela demanded the Vatican to admit the mistake of the Pope's insulating statements on Islam.

Gotta go with Chavez on this one. If the Pope insulated someone, he should apologize.

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  • Posted by: Italiana - Sep. 27, 2006 10:04 PM ET USA

    Gee, we were only having fun and jchrysostom calls us cretins just because we make a joke. Maybe he didn't UNDERSTAND the joke, so blames US for being cretins.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 27, 2006 5:07 PM ET USA

    You're slipping, D -- there's nothing particularly funny about an obvious typographical/translation error, and your other posts recently have been of the same "look at how cretinous xyz can be," without your usual and expected trenchant deconstruction, as I call it. I miss the real Di. Will the real Uncle Di please contact his many adoring nephews and nieces?

  • Posted by: Italiana - Sep. 26, 2006 6:41 PM ET USA

    We must have squirrels of another religion in our attic because they chewed the insulation until I ran them out with an air horn.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Sep. 26, 2006 9:46 AM ET USA

    Trust the former head of the Office of the Inquisition to find a way to torture someone for theological malfeasance by wrapping them in pink fiberglass. The fiendish cunning.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 25, 2006 8:17 PM ET USA

    Would that be your R 15 or your R 30?

  • Posted by: frjimc - Sep. 25, 2006 3:02 PM ET USA

    Kinda reminds me of the old graffitum in a southern lavatory: "To keep toilet from running, please wiggel handel." Someone wrote underneath: "If I wiggel Handel, will he wiggel Bach?"

  • Posted by: rpp - Sep. 25, 2006 11:53 AM ET USA

    I kept waiting for Chavez to take off his shoe and start pounding the podium with it. While I will not give unqualified support to President Bush, or ANY politician for that matter, I think Chavex proved, at least, who was in his right mind who is not. Too bad the leaders of most of the smaller countries think sanity is a disease that only islam can and communism can cure.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 25, 2006 11:13 AM ET USA

    This from the comic who gave us the most entertaining UN speech since Kruchiev.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 25, 2006 10:59 AM ET USA

    I wish I could be insulated from Chavez.

  • Posted by: Catholicity - Sep. 25, 2006 9:33 AM ET USA

    If he insulated me, I'd certainly demand an anthology from him.

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