Wednesday, December 24, 2008


A Young Charles II with his Spaniels

OK, this is not exactly dog related, but there is a tie in to the BBC’s boycott of next year’s Cruft’s dog show. You may recall that we reported here that the BBC had cancelled the broadcast of the next Cruft’s dog show in a continuation of the BBC’s campaign against the purebred dog. Now we read here that Britain’s Channel Four will offer an alternative to Queen Elizabeth’s annual Christmas broadcast, a practice begun in 1993. This year’s alternative message will be provided by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I have my own thoughts on the subject, but I defer to Ron Prosor, Israel’s Ambassador to Great Britain, who said, "In Iran, converts to Christianity face the death penalty. It is perverse that this despot is allowed to speculate on the views of Jesus, while his government leads Christ's followers to the gallows." But they can’t show the Cavalier King Charles (that’s Charles II, English monarch 1660-1685) Spaniel on TV. Now that’s perverse.


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