Monday, July 28, 2008

Well That Was Fast.

Today Fox News was discussing the shooting in the Tennessee church, whether it was a hate crime, and whether the shooter is crazy.

"He said he hated liberals and he wanted to kill some. That is crazy."

I beg your pardon? Fox News? Look for the beam in thine eye. Fox cultivates people who "hate liberals" and "want to kill them". They have been doing it for years. It is one of the more repellent things about them. Bill O'Riley. Sean Hannity. Their pets and fellow travelers, like Ann Coulter and other repellent creatures.

They have been building toward this kind of act for years -- and now they have the temerity to declare that the gunman is crazy. Bullshit. Big heaping dunghills of bullshit. I wonder if Fox News could be considered an accomplice? They are certainly enablers.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I know

-- neither party has held a convention yet, and the campaigns are slogging along with the predictable lines by McCain and others about how horrible it is that a Democrat might act Presidential.

Well how darned awful!

I think I'd better take the rest of the summer off and not even pretend to listen. I may or may not have things to say in the meantime -- likely by a post at Pacific Views or a comment at Mockingbird's Medley.

Monday, July 14, 2008

La Jour de Gloire

Happy Bastille Day!

Some days I wish we were still in an age where it was possible to harness outrage into great changes.

We're not, and that may be a large part of what is wrong with the USA today.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Weekend Fun!

[via The Biomes Blog]

Take a Google Earth tour of McCain's ten (or so) properties!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

To Revamp an Old Joke

Does Cindy McCain really want to live in an apartment in a smaller house in the inner city -- one that is essentially subsidized public housing?

Well hey, maybe she could do an annual lottery for one of those eight extra houses she has -- sort of a personal effort toward lessening the mortgage mess.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Jesse Helms

Many years ago a writer friend of mine moved from Kansas to North Carolina to teach in Raleigh. Not too long after he got there, he reported back:

"You know that I used to think that Bob Dole was the worst, most reactionary Senator. Well now I live in North Carolina, and my Senator is Jesse Helms. Let me tell you, Jesse Helms make Robert Dole look like a great statesman."

Yes. Yes indeed.