Archive for March, 2002

Where’s Joe McCarthy?

Wednesday, March 27th, 2002

The ACLU is suing the city of Denver to cease keeping files that local law enforcement has maintained on peaceful protestors.

While the city’s steps towards having an impartial panel review the information is going in the right direction, we believe the files should be open to review by those people (and their lawyers) who have been documented within them.

The Red Menace isn’t hiding out in Denver – and, besides, all the anti-government hippies are in Boulder!

Attention Internet Geeks

Wednesday, March 27th, 2002

No, you still don’t have a chance in hell with Britney. Don’t get us wrong, Britney’s an attractive young lady (with regrettably poor taste in music and men), but is this really news? Eye candy, yes – news, no.

PETA is Anti-Poop

Wednesday, March 27th, 2002

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is once against looking silly, attempting to stop a game of cow patty bingo to raise money for a high school prom.

Laughably, they claim that the event is demeaning to the animal – apparently PETA speaks cow (and we thought only NOW was capable of that) or has mysteriously divined that the cow’s feelings and social standing are somehow diminished by being walked around a field to poop.

Amy Rhodes, a PETA-employed misanthrope, claims that it teaches children that it’s acceptable to use animals in order to make money – apparently zoos, dog tracks, horse-racing, using animals in films, sled-dogs, farm animals, etc are all evils to be eradicated – or perhaps they’d rather just see humanity, the evil oppressor, eradicated.

You Can Love Your Toys, But You Can’t LOVE Your Toys

Wednesday, March 27th, 2002

This is why Mom told you to put your toys away.

Especially if you’re being intimate with them.

Ugh.

But hey, to each their own.

One More Reason

Tuesday, March 26th, 2002

Ken Layne provides this report on Saddam Hussein rewarding the families of Palestinian suicide bombers with U.S. dollars.

This blood money should be a further indication of the need to remove Saddam from power due to Iraq’s continued state-sponsorship of terrorism.

It’s time to correct the mistake we made in 1991 – what the hell are we waiting for?

Holy cripes, we beat Instapundit to the announcement on this one. Of course, who the hell saw it here, eh?

From the Office of TMI

Tuesday, March 26th, 2002

John Tesh wants to spank Bob Costas for his choice of words regarding Tesh’s Olympic commentator abilities (or lack thereof).

Ooh, John, them’s fightin’ words!

Middle East Tensions

Tuesday, March 26th, 2002

… in Texas?

We’re not surprised that an argument broke out at such a meeting, given the volatile nature of the whole issue – and we refuse to take sides ourselves. What did surprise us is this:

“I don’t expect [student organizations] to subscribe to public access laws, and they have the right to restrict access to meetings if they choose,” said John Dalton, UT assistant dean of students. “I believe strongly in the freedom of speech, and students should have the right to express their views. But they don’t have the right to go into another organization’s meetings to express these views.”

We’re all about the right to free association, but not when public monies are involved.

Would Mr. Dalton feel the same if it was a far-right group wanting to exclude – for instance, blacks or homosexuals – from their own meetings?

We doubt it.

Politics as Usual

Tuesday, March 26th, 2002

This report from the Washington Post shows that Democratic and environmentalist fears about the shaping of the nation’s energy policy were probably well-founded.

Not that we’re against including industry in such vital discussions, but there’s also that little tidbit about a government of, by and for the people.

That’s Bloody Interesting!

Tuesday, March 26th, 2002

English researchers have made the startling discovery that when kids grow up using their thumbs a lot, the thumbs get stronger and more dexterous.

Next they’ll be enlightening us with the earth-shattering revelation that when you climb up on something high, you can see very far.

Blaming the Blameless (aka Operation: Get Whitey)

Monday, March 25th, 2002

It seems we have yet another attempt at punishing the son for the sins of the father about to make its way through the courts, wasting precious judicial time that could be better spent on today’s crimes.

While the practice of slavery, from our enlightened perspective here in 2002, was a tragedy of staggering proportions, the guilt for it lies with the whites and blacks of decades ago that created the institution and enabled it to flourish. What these companies did, at the time, was not a crime – and given the views at the time, it wasn’t even necessarily immoral. Ms. Farmer-Paellmann’s time would be better spent trying to improve the lot of today’s black community rather than only looking backwards for someone to blame and punish. In fact, there are organizations out to discriminate, and, yes, even kill, blacks simply for being black – and, hint to Ms. Hyphen-Name, it isn’t Aetna. Not to belittle what the slaves endured, because it isn’t funny in the least – but Ms. Farmer-Paellmann, nobody likes a whiner.