*The Islamofascists fight dirty. Did you see what Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, the 20-year-old Saudi jihadist who was just arrested, wanted to do? One of his plots involved planting explosives in baby dolls and placing them in strollers around popular New York City tourist destinations such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and Wall Street. These suicidal maniacs are not nice people.
*Some of them are really stupid, too. Like the leaders in Iran who decided to outlaw Valentine’s Day this year. “Symbols of hearts, half-hearts, red roses and any activities promoting this day are banned,” the state media announced. “Authorities will take legal action against those who ignore the ban.” For their next trick, the mullahs who rule that sorry country will order the tides to recede.
*Meanwhile, Zimbabwe bans watching TV. Dozens of students, trade unionists and political activists who were caught watching BBC news reports on the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to oust President-for-Life Robert Mugabe. Police also seized a video projector, two DVDs and a laptop computer. How long will such tactics keep the Marxist dictator in power? My guess is, not long. (But then again, I thought Fidel Castro would have been deposed or dead several decades ago.)
*It’s not nice to cheat Uncle Sam. An investigation by the Treasury Department revealed that roughly 13,000 U.S. taxpayers — including prisoners and some Internal Revenue Service employees — cheated the government out of some $33 million by falsely claiming tax credits for electric vehicles. Happily, the report also found that some claims were rejected — such as ones for a Hummer H3, a Cadillac Escalade and a golf cart.