America is such a strange place. On one hand, we jump with glee because our military successfully dropped one ton of bombs on a house and killed a man. (Yes, a murderer, I know -- did I say anything about justice? Did you think I was going to go on a liberal rant against the war? Well I'm not going to, not today.) On the other hand, folks get their knickers in a twist because Iowa Congressman Steve King says that the man we killed won't be getting his 72 virgins in heaven and instead will get 72 Helen Thomas look-a-likes in hell.
Iowa Congressman Apologizes for Jest
When did it become o.k. to revel in death but a social sin to suggest that Helen Thomas is not a supermodel virgin? (Is "supermodel virgin" an oxymoron?) We need a little perspective people. Allow me to offer it in the form of a photo of Helen Thomas
I think this says it all. Now, can we all just forget this kind of silliness and have a dose of common sense with our political correctness. She's not pretty and I'm sure she isn't what your average Islamic martyr has in mind when he is thinking of his heavenly reward. Besides, it's a funny line and that's a rare thing coming from a Republican Congressman from Iowa. So, give the guy a break, having a sense of humor shouldn't be something for which you have to apologize.