Weapons of Mass Distraction Found in Iran
While Iran's role in the international community is ambiguous, the country has taken a huge step forward in the blogging community. Yes, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a blog. He's no Scott Feschuk, but I did browse through his archives and found some rather interesting posts of his, which I've transcribed below:
July 14, 2006: I spent the day touring a pistachio factory where we are not secretly developing nuclear weapons. I was very pleased to only see delicious pistachio nuts and NOT uranium in this factory.
July 17, 2006: Got in a fight with the wife tonight. I wanted to stay in and rent Lethal Weapon but she was adamant that we watch What Women Want. Eventually we decided on the wacky hijinx of Maverick.
July 25, 2006: I have been offered an interview with Liberal leadership hopeful Stephane Dion! I'm not really sure what country he's from or who he is, but I'm very excited about this as I imagine this is an honour reserved for a select few bloggers. Please e-mail me any questions you think I should ask him.
July 28, 2006: Well that sucks. With "The One" cancelled, how am I going to spend my Tuesday evenings?
August 1, 2006: Just a reminder that everyone has until Tuesday to vote in my "Greatest Satan" contest, with number 2 seed Israel, holding their own against top seeded USA.
August 5, 2006: Still trying to pick out a birthday present for Kim Jong-il. But what do you get for the fellow Axis of Evil member who has everything? Any ideas?
August 6, 2006: I have joined the "Bloggers for Ned Lamont" blogroll.
August 9, 2006: A lot of people have written in saying that my campaign motto from the last election of "Death to Israel" is too vague. As a result, I'll be running under a "results for people" slogan next campaign. Admittedly, this will be results for heterosexual, male, non-Jewish people but that kind of goes without saying.
August 14, 2006: As a blogger, I feel it is my duty to weigh in on the major issues of the day. To say things which might not be popular. So here's my take on the big issue: Yes, I'm not surprised Maurizio dropped out but I just don't understand why he's supporting Bob Rae.