As all of you know, Lodon was hit today in a terrorist attack that has all the earmarkings of being done by Al Queda. My thoughts and prayers go the people who's lives were lost and to their families, along with the many injured.
Not to take a page out of my good friend Kris'
blog, but Michelle Malkin's
blog had a good coverage of the reaction from the left to this attack. Sorry folks, but at the end of the day, there is no reason to try and use this horrible tragedy for politcial gain. On top of that, the left had better wake up and realize that the next election is over 3 years away, and they lost pretty badly several months ago. Stop trying to bring down an administration that is A) Not going anywhere and B) Doing everything to protect the freedoms you were worried about after 9/11 but have since forgotten. War is war. Politics is politics. Seperate them, because they aren't the same thing. Another thing, all you damn hippy protestors better realize that this isn't Vietnam again. Your protests, to young people, look absolutely ridiculous. And shave your armpits, ladies.
Over at The Pulse
there is a ton going on, as the wrestling world has been flipped upside down this week with releases, hirings, and WWE.com's change to being a "wrestling news" site. Just some odd stuff going on, but I'll only comment on what happened with Muhammed Hassan on Smackdown tonight.
For those of you who aren't aware, Muhammed Hassan is an Arab-American character on WWE TV. He grew up in America and was well liked, but that all changed after 9/11. Now he is wrestling to beat respect out of people.
He is now embroiled in a feud with The Undertaker, a former undead zombie turned redneck USA biker turned undead redneck zombie. Yea, it's a tad ridiculous. Regardless, tonight Hassan's manager, Khosorow Daivari was forced to face The Undertaker in a match, with Hassan calling him a "sacrifice", which would cause all of us to say "martyr". After The Undertaker beat up on Daivari, Hassan kneeled down and spread his arms out wide to call out to Allah. Then five men, oddly resembling terrorists that you see cut people's heads off, came running out and beat up The Undertaker, choking him with a wire and hitting him with a pipe. Then they all got down on their knees to praise Allah while Hassan finished the job. You can see that in this picture:
Now, to WWE's credit, they did edit this out of the UK version before it aired (THANK GOD) and they also put a disclaimer on the US version in light of todays events. I just question using a light version of a terrorist cell to advance a wrestling angle.
Most of you that know me and are not affiliated with InsidePulse question my passion for wrestling. Well, wrestling has always said that it goes with the times. What do you think of their decision to use these kinds of characters. Is it too different of a world to do this in? I honestly don't know, because the jaded fan in me knows exactly what's going to happen and passes things off by saying "It's just an odd business." But I'd like to know what you think.