Thursday, May 08, 2003
Take Our Readers, Please: Referrer Log Follies, Pt. III
posted by Geraldine |
Another day, another perv visits WMI. Check it out:
Look, if you want "pics" of Iraqi prostitutes, that's your business. But why on earth would one think that Warmongering Illustrated would be a likely place to find them?
Tuesday, May 06, 2003
posted by Josh |
WSJ's Best of the Web has a good synopsis of why radical anti-war views get no political play - and the real reasons behind them - all while taking Howard Dean down a peg. Looks like they're three for three.
Dean made a lot more sense [a the debate] on Saturday than he had in the past--but this is actually a drawback for his campaign. Dean's appeal is to the demented wing of the Democratic Party--the folks whose entire worldview centers on the delusion that President Bush "stole" the election. These people sympathized with Dean's pro-Saddam stance not because they care one way or the other about Iraq, but because in their minds the freedom of the Iraqi people and the security of the world were worth sacrificing in order to deny Bush a political victory. By bowing to reality, Dean can't help but alienate his base, and it's unlikely he picked up many sentient Democrats' votes either. He may be destined to join Kucinich, Moseley Braun and Sharpton in the novelty category.
At Berkeley, everyone is accepted for who they are...unless you are from a country that has SARS
posted by Tucker |
This is not really a war-related rant, but it does show the hypocrisy of one of the largest antiwar voices. The University of California at Berkeley will turn away new students from SARS infected countries like China, Taiwan, and Singapore. Now, I'm not necessarily against the University's decisions. I think it may be the prudent thing to do for the time being, but I am not sure why the students at Berkeley (i.e. the recent antiwar crowd) support the decision (besides the fact that they are stupid hippies). I can venture a guess, though. They seem to be worried about a virus that kills 2% of the population (granted, that's 2% too much), but are vehemently against containing fascist regimes’ bio-weapons and viruses that are close to 100% fatal. My guess is that the antiwar hippies at Berkeley are not worried about a chemical or biological attack because people like Saddam consider them allies. Did the Nazis kill the Vichy collaborators? No, they used them to solidify their hold over France in WWII. Now, I'm sure the hippies will claim, "It's not our policy - it's the school's decision, and we are powerless to stop them." And yet given the fact that the antiwar crowd is full of professional protesters, I have not seen or heard any news of them protesting the University's decision. Because they are not on the frontline (NYC, DC, etc.) they could care less about the 9-11 type risks a lot of us have to deal with. They are not worried about those kinds of attacks. But when it comes down to saving their own hides, they're all in favor of containment.
Monday, May 05, 2003
The Color of War
posted by Josh |
Dennis Miller has a great response in the Wall Street Journal (login required) to Norman Mailer and everyone else on the Left who divide people based on the color of their skin:
You know something, the only "race" that really occurred to me during the war was our Army's sprint to Baghdad. Conversely, Mr. Mailer appears to see just race in our armed forces, right down to the "Super-Marines," as he calls them. It seems that Mr. Mailer notices color in people even when they're wearing camouflage. He then goes on to speak about racial subsets in the world of sports. Now, when I watch baseball, football and basketball, I see uniforms and skills. Mr. Mailer evidently sees races and nationalities. He's like a Casey Stengel/William Shockley hybrid. "Why'd you send the rook' back to Triple A, Skip?" "Well, he was gettin' around on the fast ball but he still couldn't hit the bell curve."
Ironically, Mr. Mailer seems to see everything in the world in terms of black and white, except of course, good and evil.
Sunday, May 04, 2003
No Need to Fisk This; Res Ipsa Loquitor (Which is a good thing, considering I have no time to blog during finals anyway) Lunatic at The Nation Thinks America's Becoming a Fascist State
posted by Geraldine |
The Republicans have emerged as a unique phenomenon in American history of a fervently doctrinal party, zealous, ruthless, antidemocratic and boasting a near majority. As Republicans have become more ideologically intolerant, the Democrats have shrugged off the liberal label and their critical reform-minded constituencies to embrace centrism and footnote the end of ideology. In ceasing to be a genuine opposition party the Democrats have smoothed the road to power of a party more than eager to use it to promote empire abroad and corporate power at home. Bear in mind that a ruthless, ideologically driven party with a mass base was a crucial element in all of the twentieth-century regimes seeking total power.
Or, if you prefer your propaganda short and sweet: Bush=Hitler.