frauenfelder at May 19th, 2014 14:59 — #1
morcheeba at May 19th, 2014 15:07 — #2
Good god, I hope every conservative who supported Hobby Lobby is out there counter-protesting in support of this poor man's ability to practice is religion upon other people un-infringed.
steampunkbanana at May 19th, 2014 15:18 — #3
You silly. That's not the right religion, it shouldn't have freedom!
jerwin at May 19th, 2014 15:29 — #4
Kind of a sloppy uniform, all things considered,
euansmith at May 19th, 2014 15:37 — #5
Wealthy, oil rich Muslim angering Americans? Is this going to end in another "War of Liberation"?
l_mariachi at May 19th, 2014 15:43 — #6
What could those ribbons even have been awarded for? Brunei hasn’t seen any military action since 1962. I suppose they might have sent troops to assist as U.N. peacekeepers at some point, but you don’t get medals for that afaik.
The Sharia thing is probably a sop to forestall objections to the regime by radical Islamists. It’s one of those countries where citizens get a dividend check from the government instead of a tax bill, so the people are unlikely to rock the boat over rarely-enforced draconian laws.
daneel at May 19th, 2014 15:55 — #7
brainspore at May 19th, 2014 16:05 — #8
Ribbons for avoiding military conflicts actually sounds like an intriguing idea. Maybe it's us that have it backwards.
davide405 at May 19th, 2014 16:41 — #9
Brunei may not have seen any military action since 1962, but by some accounts, the Sultan got a lot of action, at least in the early 90's.
jerwin at May 19th, 2014 16:55 — #10
Jefri wasted a lot of money on rotting cars.
laynesk at May 19th, 2014 16:56 — #11
There was an article on this in Slate (I think) showing just how pointless and inane this protest shapes up to be.
Multiple luxury properties are owned by Middle Eastern royalty. And many of the BFFs of the celebrity boycotters regularly perform for 6-figure paydays from these same misogynist dictators, without a whiff of deserved condemnation. Not to mention the folly of boycotting a multi-billionaire who could probably sustain the hotel for decades before experiencing any financial discomfort.
Mainly it's just crapping all over the working stiffs at the hotel who need the paycheck.
generic_name at May 19th, 2014 18:31 — #12
And yet I am always hearing conservatives harp on about how "liberals love Muslims."
woodchuck45 at May 19th, 2014 19:01 — #13
She had told this story, in much more detail, at The Moth. It's a great listen.
israel_b at May 20th, 2014 03:59 — #14
Lost me right there.
frauenfelder at May 24th, 2014 14:59 — #15
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