Is This Racism?

Is This Racism?

I took my son to see Michael Moore live at the Roundhouse, in north London, before Christmas. The US radical and author of the best-selling book Stupid White Men was (mostly) clever, funny, angry, sharp, iconoclastic and sceptical about the lies and humbug processed by the US government and big business. Sure there were some flunked bits you expect that, the troughs are part of the adventure, an evening with a well-worn rebel.

What we did not expect was to feel so enraged at one point that we almost walked out. It was when Moore went into a rant about how the passengers on the planes on 11 September were scaredy-cats because they were mostly white. If the passengers had included black men, he claimed, those killers, with their puny bodies and unimpressive small knives, would have been crushed by the dudes, who as we all know take no disrespect from anybody. God save us from such stupid white men, especially now, when in the US and the UK, black people’s lives are being ripped to shreds by drugs, lawlessness, fear and frightful violence plus the endless circle of racism, exclusion and incarceration. This is not awesome, Mr Moore; it is a calamity, for descendants of slaves unimaginably more so.

Probably not. Moore is not a conservative. Check out Moorewatch.








UN

UN Sees 1/2 Million Casualties in Iraq War

Which, given the U.N.’s record in Rwanda, means that the estimate is about 400,000 fatalities short of the threshold to REALLY DO NOTHING.

Seriously, though- Isn’t this the same analysis that got released a couple of months ago and was ignored/debunked?








Daschle Is Out Tom Daschle

Daschle Is Out

Tom Daschle is not running for President. I never thought he would. His wife would probably have to quit her lucrative lobbying job.








If you want to see

If you want to see three of the nation’s most obnoxious liberals discussing media bias, tune in to Al Franken and Mario Cuomo on Donahue tonigh.- I think it is on again at midnight. There was some horribley inept conservative talk show host making little to no sense from the right, so other than Bernie Goldberg, the show was infuriating.

Mario Cuomo had the best quip of the night, though unintentional. He claimed (and I paraphrase) “Liberals like the whole truth, both sides of the argument and are more subtle and nuanced. Conservatives write their message in crayon, we use fine point pen.”

Real subtle Mario- You didn’t mean that conservatives are stupid, did you?








Slow news day, so I

Slow news day, so I have one more grievance I would like to air before I settle down to a night of hockey and reading.

Why can I only find the super-sized gourmet croutons at the store anymore. What happened to the itty bitty perfectly square ones that were hard as hell that I really like? I can’t find the damned things anywhere. And Kroger keeps hiding the plain tomato soup that comes ina can. I don’t want the pre-made stuff, I don’t want chunks in it, I just want 1950’s era add milk to the can tomato soup. How else am I supposed to eat my grilled cheese sandwiches?








Cloning Story a Hoax? NEW

Cloning Story a Hoax?

NEW YORK The freelance journalist who said he would oversee DNA testing to prove whether the first human clone has been produced said Monday he was suspending his efforts for now.

The testing has been blocked by the parents of the baby, according to Clonaid, the company that made the claim Dec. 27. Clonaid was founded by the Raelian religious sect that believes space aliens created life on Earth, and acknowledges that outside DNA testing would be needed to make their claim credible.

Let’s put aside the fact that cloning just feels a little unnecessary (sorta takes the fun out of reproduction, doesn’t it). Let’s set aside the whole alien-worship religious sect nonsense. But, for the love of God, if you are going to clone anyone, why not Elle MacPherson? Anything else seems like a waste of technology, and I know she would just look great in one of those hip-hugging futuristic spacesuits made out of wafer-thin material.








Scrappleface: Daschle Announces Plan to

Scrappleface:

Daschle Announces Plan to ‘Have Ideas’
(2003-01-06) — In the Democrat response to President Bush’s weekly radio address, Sen. Tom Daschle, D-SD, announced a major break with the traditional methods of his party.

“In the coming weeks and months,” Sen. Daschle said, “Democrats will do more than just fight ideas that we think are wrong — we will propose policies we think are right.”

The Senator said he wasn’t sure where they would get these ideas, nor how to formulate policies, but “we’ll find out.”








Speaking of Atrios, I thought

Speaking of Atrios, I thought I had added him to my links. I am now, but I am warning you, though- prepare yourself. Visiting there is kinda like James Carville meets the X-Files. Andrea Harris summed it up nicely:

[DIS]
Jesus, reading Atrios is like taking a mud bath. But not the healthy kind; the nasty, squidgy, cold, gets-in-your-personal spaces kind.
[/DIS]

All sorts of weirdo beliefs, sycophant commenters, and everything is a consipiracy theory. Check it out if you want to see what lefty libs believe but don’t want you to think they believe.

I also added Overspill, and I think you will also like ArchPundit. The Political State Report has been added as well, as have Henry Hank’s Crow Blog and Jay Caruso.

If there is anyone I have forgotten, please remind me. Tacitus. I forgot Tacitus. Fixed.








I just went and bought

I just went and bought a replacement shower curtain liner (the bottom of the old one got the funk, so it was time to replace it. While I was at the store, I realized my only option for shower curtains and liners were for twelve holed ones. Why is this? Who decided that 12 was the right number of holes? Why is there no liberal outrage over lack of choice? Why not ten? I am sure Atrios will tell me it is a racist plot.

At any rate, I am curious as to why the standard is twelve. Weird.








My fingers hurt too much

My fingers hurt too much to type, so blogging will resume tomorrow. Congrats Steelers and 49ers.








Which Founding Father Are

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How About Dem Stillers!!!! I

How About Dem Stillers!!!!

I have no problem admitting I cried after that win. Well during it. Some of the tears were from pain, because when Fu scored to take the lead, I had been standing waving my terrible towel, and when he scored I jumped into the air and smashed my fingers on the stucco ceiling. The bleeding and swelling have stopped, but who cares. God, I love those boys. Thanks, guys.








Which David Lynch movie


Which David Lynch movie are you?

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If you, like me, have

If you, like me, have grown tired of lefty bloggers making snide comments about Dr. Frist saving lives, I would recommend visiting this site. It is the complete story of how Ted Kennedy murdered Mary Jo Kopechne. And yes, leaving her submerged to suffocate while he thought only of himself and his political future counts as murder in my book.








That was the greatest college

That was the greatest college football game in history. I will field no arguments. Congratulations Ohio State, the National Champions.