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God does have a sense of humor, but she’s still pissed.

Of course it’s all over the news and blogs. I’m not sure most people realize the scope and breadth of the insult.

My mother and aunts were raised in a French colony in North Africa. As a result, as children, we – my sibling, my cousins and I – were exposed to the variety of cultural mores in our parents’ lives in a number of practical ways. When we got into some mischief which upset them the adults would reach for and remove a shoe from their foot.

When that happened we knew we were in serious trouble.