I think I passed into an alternate universe somewhere during the middle of the night. Maybe my cell phone was too close to my head when that text message came in, alerting me that the Zen Vision M was up for auction on eBay, but anyway ... here was the headline:
US blasts cartoons of Prophet Mohammed
"These cartoons are indeed offensive to the beliefs of Muslims," State Department spokesman Justin Higgins said when queried about the furor sparked by the cartoons which first appeared in a Danish newspaper.
"We all fully recognize and respect freedom of the press and expression but it must be coupled with press responsibility," Higgins told AFP.
"Inciting religious or ethnic hatreds in this manner is not acceptable. We call for tolerance and respect for all communities and for their religious beliefs and practices."
Oh, really? Like you called for tolerance and respect when foul rapper Kanye West posed as Jesus Christ on the cover of Rolling Stone ... or when The Book of Daniel was put on the air ... or when Jesus Christ and Christianity are mocked, lampooned and ridiculed any number of times any given day in the media.
But never mind, I've got my big-girl panties on. Living in a free society means some days people are going to say and do things that piss you off. The fact that the State Department feels compelled to preach about tolerance in the face of the RoP's "International Day of Anger" speaks for itself.
(Hat tip: Michelle Malkin)