July 16, 2009

Fascinating news: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ruled that transvestites as equal citizens of Pakistan are eligible for federal and provincial income support via programs such as the Benazir Income Support Program. *hallelujah* Perhaps Pakistanis aren't a completely lost cause after all! :) Read more about this here.

Also of interest (to some) is the news that the Pagan Police Association (yes, they have one of those) has managed to obtain the rights for Pagan police officers in Britain to take an extra eight days off the job in order to celebrate religious holidays such as Halloween and the summer solstice. Way-to-go UK! :) For those of you who confuse wicca with devil worship/black magic et al, read more about it here.

Perhaps to prove to UB that politics is not ALL I'm interested in, I present for thy amusement Cracked's list of ' 10 Things That Will Not End Well '. Enjoy! :P

12 comments:

Deepak Iyer said...

Aaah .. by "we", you mean Pakistan. I thought transvestites .. really ! [:)]

Deepak Iyer said...

Hmm .. so how is my meanness score coming along ? Any improvements ?

Xeb said...

Haha, as predictable as ever Deepak! :P And thank you for pointing out the vagueness in grammar, I've made necessary corrections now! :)

Ubaid said...

you are really into politics and stuff naah ?

Xeb said...

Hehe, my degree, such as it was, was in political anthropology (as a subset of cultural anthropology). What do you think? :P

Ubaid said...

ooh i forgot :p ... am seriously not into such stuff, emo post likho yaar am bored ;)

uglyduckling91 said...

I don't understand. :(

Xeb said...

UB: I'm not much of an emo person! :P I always feel vaguely uncomfortable if I produce something 'too' emo. But since you ask, one emo-post-coming-right-up-sir! ;)

Ugly: What exactly don't you understand?

Desert Mystery said...

Sorry to sound sarcastic, does the Supreme Court mean equal citizens in the same way the government treats Hindus, Ahmadiyyas, Ludites, etc? Because "equal citizens" means absolutely nothing unfortunately in the Awami Republic.

Keep up the political posts, its because the middle class has lost all interest in politics is why our land of the pure is in such a shape. Kudos on the post.

Xeb said...

I agree, if more people were interested in politics, more sensible (and representative) political decisions would be made. But this post gives me hope only because for the first time that I can remember, the transgendered (essentially hermaphrodies) are being considered for a government sponsored program. Although the justification for consideration (that they are naturally neither male or female) is a little sad because it precludes any possibility of accepting voluntary gender change, YET. But this is a step, and every step in the right direction should be applauded. The government is a bit like a clown that way. If a performance gets an applause, it keeps performing. Otherwise it loses interest. Don't you think?

Desert Mystery said...

Agreed. Okay..I'll give the GOP some applause for a change. But it still doesnt change my..hmm..love for the mustachiod one.

Ubaid said...

still waiting for it :p

and ugly bhi mayri tarah hai us ko kuch is tarah ki batoun main interest nahi :p