February 27, 2005

Iraqis Refuse to Take Day Off On "Jewish Sabbath" (More Commonly Known As... Saturday)
— Ace

The old joke was that you had to be a racist to oppose Martin Luther King Jr. Day, because who else but a racist would turn down an extra holiday?

Well, you've got to be pretty damn anti-semitic to turn down an extra 52 days off a year.

As Toht (or was it Dietrich?) would say: "I am not comfortable with this... Jewish ritual."

Posted by: Ace at 09:07 PM | Comments (9)
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1 Dietrich. To Belloq.

Posted by: See-Dub at February 27, 2005 09:27 PM (PUZhO)

2 'The Sunni Association of Muslim Scholars, believed to be close to the insurgency, said that by making Saturday a weekend "the invaders, the occupiers are trying to impose their principles" on Iraq.'

Then we would make you take Sunday off, numbnutz.

And yes, we are trying to impose our principles on Iraq. Free elections, secularizing government, rights for women and minorities, rule of law, shut up and deal when they say the weekend includes Saturday without having some freakout about the JOOOOZ, all those principles. Didn't you get the air-drop leaflets?

Posted by: See-Dubya at February 27, 2005 09:46 PM (PUZhO)

3 First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.

Posted by: 72VIRGINS at February 28, 2005 05:07 AM (dhRpo)

4 All the tea in China to see Zarqawi's face melt off from the wrath of God.

Dave at Garfield Ridge

Posted by: Dave at Garfield Ridge at February 28, 2005 05:17 AM (rV7Dk)

5 I wonder how many "students" were actually involved at the march for the reasons we see in the story?

Some kids from one university (note how carefully they didn't estimate crowd sizes), one school full of girls (I wonder how much of that was due to one or two administrators deciding to take action, with a few well-coached girls for vocal support), and, well, "many" others. In a couple of neighborhoods. No head counts or estimates here, either.

On the other hand, though, I don't see much reason to change the standard weekend that most folks there are used to. Sounds like someone decided to synch up with the Western habit of weekends on Fri/Sat, and didn't think about the ramifications.

A side note: if things are so awful in Iraq, how do they get days off? Everywhere I've ever worked, when things were crappy we either closed down completely or worked seven days a week...

Posted by: cirby at February 28, 2005 06:29 AM (fY33n)

6 Real cool that they're talking about Shari'a.

Posted by: fat kid at February 28, 2005 06:45 AM (yHxMk)

7 Ramifications? Like being able to conduct business with the civilized world (tm)?

Posted by: someone at February 28, 2005 08:45 AM (S22v9)

8 someone:

If that were a consideration, we'd worry more about time zone differences between the US and Europe, and one or the other would start their day six to nine hours shifted. As it is, about 1/3 of each working day can be wasted doing business from East Coast US to West Coast US, and Hawaii would be out of the picture completely.

For day-to-day living, though, you're going to find that having Friday off isn't going to make a lot of difference for about 90% of the folks doing "business."

Posted by: cirby at February 28, 2005 10:26 AM (fY33n)

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