Day By Day Returns

Great News!

Chris Muir’s Day by Day comic strip is returning tomorrow.








Just an Observation

Since I started using My Yahoo! several years ago, this is the longest running most emailed picture of the day I can remember. It was originally up on the 10th of November, and it is still one of the most emailed.

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Figures.








Politics, Politics, Everywhere

One of the things I hate most about modern politics is that it is omnipresent- nothing is free from politics, and I blame a large part of that on the activist liberals who make their home in the Democratic party. My latest example is a real corker.

The National Communication Association, whose yearly conferences I have all but abandoned because my desire to suffer through scholarly endeavors such as The Most Popular Fag and Hag in TV Land: Queer Kinship and Camp in ‘Will and Grace’ has been sated throughout the years, does have one useful feature- a listserv.

The listerv generally holds announcements, position announcements, and general queries. A very useful feature, and one of the few real benefits of NCA (other than their journal publication). However, also in th listerv is a running commentary on issues of the day, and now the leftist twerps want to once again use an academic organization to pursue their political beliefs.

This time, the morons want the NCA to ‘boycott’ any city which happens to be in a state which does not offer marriage rights to homosexuals. Forget the details, what is supremely offensive is that they just wish to use the clout of all the members to make a political statement that will please a distinct minority of the membership.

One would think that rather than boycotting a city, the National Communication Association would instead strive to hold the conference in a res dtate that recently banned the practice. Then when in the city, we could hold forums, debates, and engage in- CONSTRUCTIVE COMMUNICATION.

Not so for the small-minded largely tenured bullies that make up the professionally sensitive and always aggrieve advocacy wing of the NCA. That just makes too much god damned sense, and they might have to hear ideas that scare them. In other words- opposing ideas.

As it is, I have sent numerous letters to the editor, one Jennifer Peltak, and she has never seen fit to include my comments in the listserv, for whatever reason.








Good For Pat Sajak

Pat Sajak has a question:

Somewhere in the world, a filmmaker creates a short documentary that chronicles what he perceives as the excesses of anti-abortion activists. An anti-abortion zealot reacts to the film by killing the filmmaker in broad daylight and stabbing anti-abortion tracts onto his body. How does the Hollywood community react to this atrocity? Would there be angry protests? Candlelight vigils? Outraged letters and columns and articles? Awards named in honor of their fallen comrade? Demands for justice? Calls for protection of artistic freedom? Its a pretty safe bet that there would be all of the above and much more. And all of the anger would be absolutely justified.

So Im trying to understand the nearly universal lack of outrage coming from Hollywood over the brutal murder of Dutch director, Theo van Gogh, who was shot on the morning of November 2, while bicycling through the streets of Amsterdam. The killer then stabbed his chest with one knife and slit his throat with another.

The presumed murderer, a Dutch-born dual Moroccan-Dutch citizen, attached a 5-page note to van Gogh’s body with a knife. In it, he threatened jihad against the West in general, and specifically against five prominent Dutch political figures. Van Goghs crime? He created a short film highly critical of the treatment of women in Islamic societies. So, again I ask, where is the outrage from Hollywoods creative community? I mean, talk about a violation of the right of free speech!

Perhaps they are afraid that their protests would put them in danger. That, at least, is a defensible position. If I were Michael Moore, I would much rather rail against George W. Bush, who is much less likely to have me killed, than van Goghs murderer and the threat to creative freedom he brings. Besides, a man of Moores size would provide a great deal of bulletin board space.

Anyone have an answer?








10-1

Another week, another win, this one the ninth in a row for the team and for Big Ben, despite Roethlisberger having a marginal outing. This win was against a Reskins team who really isn’t as bad as their record might suggest. Their defense is solid. Just nothing there on offense, whatsoever. Final score: 16-7.

The man, once again, was city favorite Jerome Bettis.

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Final Wedding Summary

Wedding was beautiful, food was mediocre, bar was open. The last part should explain why you did not get an update earlier.








Idiots in Our Midst

What blithering idiots:

For the past four years on Black Friday, three Newark sisters have been trekking to the Christiana Mall to celebrate a global anticonsumerism movement called “Buy Nothing Day.”

This year, they got arrested after police asked the women to leave.

Anna White, 30, said she and her sisters Laura, 28, and Rachel, 25, and their friend Terri Carter went to the mall about 11:30 a.m. Friday on their annual junket to not shop.

They were dressed in Santa hats and white T-shirts printed with the words “NOTHING – What you’ve been looking for.” The back of the shirts read: “Ask me about NOTHING.”

This is what modern idiot liberals look like:

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Notice the smug, self-satisfied grin.

They are against consumerism- which, in short, means they are against capitalism. And you know what happens when capitalism fails? We really screw up the environment. Prosperous, democratic, capitalist nations are the best stewards of the environment and always have been. Period. So stick that in your anti-consumerism pipe and smoke it, baby.

And before the flaming starts- I don’t know the exact 1st amendment specifics in thsi case, nor do I care. Anything that wipes that shit-eating grin of her face and causes a little difficulty for the flaming idiocy on display here, I will tolerate a little extra-constitutional behavior by the authorities.