Monday, April 30, 2007

Large chairs on The View

I've never watched an episode of The View. It seems unlikely that I ever will. I can't imagine very many things that matter less to me than the happenings within the worlds most pointless estrogen circle jerk.

I do wonder though this week with an article in the New York Post suggesting that Rosie O'Donnell may be replaced with Rosanne Bar, if perhaps The View is showing it's stripes a little. What can we surmise from a predilection towards obnoxious, morbidly obese, women who have proven themselves to be weak comics. Maybe they just didn't want to have to replace the enormous chair they bought for Rosie's HUGE ass and bigger head.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Virginia Tech

I have promised an entry regarding the Virginia Tech shooting.

I have two things and two things only to say here.

My heart and thoughts are with all 33 of the families that have been so viciously torn apart by this disgusting act. I only hope that some day they may find peace in the solemn knowledge that a world mourns with them, and that each of us feels a little more personal responsibility for interactions with our fellow man.

Also for anyone who has ever argued that people do not need guns because the police are there to protect them, I'll remind you that the police in this case, who did their job to the best of their ability, were unable to stop this horrific mess, even being involved 2 hours before the event. No phone call to the police would have stopped this madman during his rampage. The only thing that could have stopped him would be 230 grains of 45acp hollow point goodness, that the now deceased citizens in the classrooms were prohibited by law from having.

You cannot anticipate the acts of madmen, you cannot expect to prevent all madmen from availing themselves of the tools for destruction. If they can't find guns, they find bombs, bombs made from everyday items around the home, if they cant find bombs they find another way. Perhaps they stretch the killing out over more time, but they will find a way to kill.

As if...

As if I needed another reason not to vote for this asshole...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Nappy Headed Hoe's

Imus is out and Sharpton claims this is just the beginning. With backing from such vicious language Nazi's like the Anti Defamation League, how can things go wrong from here.

I had the pleasure of working with some people from the ADL in Nebraska a few years ago. We were producing a tour of a show about the Holocaust. The show was particularly poignant and very difficult to watch if you have any sense of decency.

What struck me about our meetings with ADL employees was that they were not very interested in having us inform students about the events surrounding the murder of 11 million people. What they were interested in was the language we used to talk about it. They insisted that we should never use scary words or language. They didn't want us to alarm children, to inform children, to teach anything about the politics of hate. What they wanted us to talk about was how children talked about things. They wanted us to tell children that the holocaust shows us that it's not ok to tell dirty jokes, or say anything that's not nice, or use words that identify groups of people. As if Hitler would have been stopped if less people were overheard saying 'so three Jews walk into a bar'.

With that in mind I wonder how Al Sharpton can spend any time talking about the statements of Don Imus when he repeatedly defended and endorsed

This Man

Since Sharpton is so adamant about policing speech perhaps he should talk about his use of the term "diamond merchant" as a slur against Hasidic Jews in Crown Heights, 1991. Maybe he'll discuss it when he finally apologizes to the parents of Yankel Rosenbaum for his role in the riots that ended in the stabbing death of their son. I guess it's more repulsive for a white man to criticize a group of black college basketball players that it would be for an angry mob of black Americans to chant "kill the Jew" while slaughtering an innocent rabbinical student in the street.

Maybe he could stick it in with his apology for repeatedly involving himself in cases that wrongly accuse white men of rape, and then ignoring the results when they are proved innocent.

Al Sharpton is a racist anti-Semite who has repeatedly incited riotous violent behavior against people based on their race.

But hey, Imus called somebody a name on his comedy show. What an asshole.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007


I love dogs, and normally I would say hurrah for the elderly killing themselves in celebration of a dog's life. In this case, however I say hurrah for society, because the elderly who in 13 years didn't bother to name their dog (they called it 'puppy'), killed themselves when s/he passed on. They killed themselves over a pet for whom they could not think of a name!!! I'll let you stew in that for a minute... I wonder if the dog killed it's self when it realized they were never giving it a goddamn name... Paris Hilton has a dog, why doesn't she kill herself. I'm getting a dog very soon but don't hold your breath, I'm in it for the long haul.

Dog's Life