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September 26, 2006

What not to do

Remember when I said ‘do not engage’ the 9/11 conspiracy crazies? Cake or Death found himself burnt out on blogging because of his constant interaction with the nuts. He’s back now, thankfully.

On a slightly separate note, a friend of mine who works deep in the black ghetto in Flint, Michigan (supposed home of Michael Moore) says that the idea that 9/11 was an inside job has become accepted fact to most people with whom he interacts. Personally, I see it as just another way that white liberals keep black people down. No matter how loud the conspiracy theorists get, the great majority of Americans will roll their eyes, hard, when confronted with their idiotic ‘arguments’. How’re you ever going to get up out the ghetto if you keep believing dumb shit like that? Who is ever going to give a job to someone prone to believing things that make no sense?

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File under “no duh”

Pakistan ‘War-Gamed U.S.,’ Concluded Would Lose

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September 25, 2006

Quote of the Day

“Right now there are hordes of angry people all over the planet chanting “Death to America!” and burning our flags. They want to kill you, your mother, and your kids. Those are the folks that our federalies should be rounding up and intimidating, and not guys and girls like you and me.”

-Poker blogger Pauly on the online poker crackdown (link contains some ‘not safe for work’ images.)

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Holy smokes!

NJ actually has something resembling a race for U.S. Senate. The Republican, Tom Kean, is currently leading in the polls. If you’re a New Yorker who feels like I feel about our own U.S Senate race, perhaps we should think about adding a helping hand to our Joisey neighbors.

Meanwhile, CJ at Up For Anything thinks that Ahmadinejad and Chavez’s insanity at the UN last week is good for Republicans. I’m sort of pessimistic about the upcoming midterms, but I hope he’s right.

Eh?

I go away for the weekend and come back to find out that Osama was dead on Saturday but back to being alive on Sunday. What the hell.

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September 24, 2006

A short list of not-so-random thoughts

1. I’m sort of shy. Who knew?! I did not know.

2. It’s only week 3 of football and I already miss the fellas.

3. The psychic Cleo has come out as a gay faux-Jamaican. Only the gay part is news.

4. I know the conservative punk thing was done to death during the ‘04 election, but this is really funny. Via UE.

5. “You remind me of myself when I was your age”- Said to me by a friend of my brother’s who didn’t realize he is younger than me.

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September 22, 2006

Six Feet Right

Rightwing Trash is a great site, written by J.R Taylor, which celebrates “conservative thought in film, music, literature, and other lowlife pursuits.” In a recent post, he finds rightwing themes in the now-defunct Six Feet Under:

The big surprise was Claire’s growth from high-school rebel to art-school student. The series delighted in goofing on all kinds of Sensitive Artists, and never spared their pathetic politics. Claire’s personal arc is too complex for this to count as a spoiler, but be warned, anyway: Her final happiness is earned when she’s cast into corporate America, where she meets the sensible Republican who becomes her true love.

The political parts of the show used to kind of bug me, but I do see his point. If you were into Six Feet Under, read the whole thing.

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Happy new year!

Happy 5767 to all the Jews in the house.

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Reagan and poker

I’m spending this Jewish holiday weekend in Pennsylvania, and as Atlantic City is half-way between here and my NYC home, we made a stop for a few hours of poker play last night.

My favorite place to play lately has been Resorts, despite the fact that their games are sporadic and the room is atrocious. It just has my favorite players in all of Atlantic City. On a Thursday night, however, there was no No Limit game going so we went next door to the Taj Mahal. I asked for a 1-2 table and the floor man showed me to my seat, then pointed where I could buy chips.

I was walking to the table with my rack when I saw that they had sat me near a guy in a Che Guevara shirt. “Great”, I thought to myself, “I have to sit next to this doofus.” As I got closer though, I realized it wasn’t a Che shirt at all, it was Ronald Reagan. Still unconvinced this young man was wearing a Reagan shirt, I took my seat and looked him over, looking for the “…was an idiot” or “…wasn’t my president” ending. But there was none.

I said to him “I love your shirt”. He looked at me like he thought I was joking and I momentarily feared he was wearing the shirt ironically. When he realized I was serious, we had the usual mutual appreciation moment when two outnumbered conservatives meet. I gave him the name of this site, so if you’re reading this Reagan guy, drop me a line. There are more of us out there, believe it or not.

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Clinton is pissed…..

…at the suggestion that he didn’t try to get Osama. He says he did try, and failed. I’ve never seen him lose his cool like that. Watch the clip.

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September 21, 2006

No, actually, Bush calls people who are evil evildoers

Rosie O’Donnell says Bush calls people who disagree with him evildoers.

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Question for Robert George

Um, Robert, is there something you forgot to mention when I saw you last night? Or do you normally have 10 minute conversations with ex-presidents?

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Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, etc.

Drudge is reporting that Charlie Rangel is defending Bush against Chavez’s attack and saying that an attack on Bush is an attack on all Americans. Wow. If I made a list of people who I could never see making that argument, Charlie Rangel would be near the top. Good on him for proving me wrong.

Back in 2003, I wrote on the idea that attacks on Bush by foreigners are attacks on Americans:

And it does matter that Europe violently hates these leaders. I will vote for George W. Bush in 2004 (barring some unforseen circumstances). To call him stupid is to call me stupid. To call him evil is to call me evil. It’s not that hard to understand.

Even if you didn’t vote for him, as Rangel obviously didn’t, there’s a lot of truth in what Rangel is saying:

‘You do not come into my country, my congressional district, and you do not condemn my president. If there is any criticism of President Bush, it should be restricted to Americans, whether they voted for him or not. I just want to make it abundantly clear to Hugo Chavez or any other president, but do not come to the United States and think because we have problems with our president that any foreigner can come to our country and not think that Americans do not feel offended when you offend our Chief of State’…

When I told Dawn what Rangel had said, she said “yeah, baby, Americans always stick together”. As it will likely be another 20 years before I agree with another word that Rangel says, I take this opportunity to applaud him for what is, honestly, a courageous comment.

UPDATE: Um, did someone do a poll on Chavez’s comments or something? Nancy Pelosi calls Chavez a thug.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Allahtchka has video.

YET ANOTHER UPDATE: Ace thinks the responses from Democrats are being coordinated. I’m ok with that, as they’re saying what I want them to say.

AND ANOTHER UPDATE: Not all Democrats got the memo.

Public

Tatyana saw some Muslim missionaries and decided to snap some photos of their table. This is what she got:

“Piktoores prohebeted! Stooupid wooman! against ze law! my table! miss, you ar stooupid!no piktoores! I say, go out! stoopid biiitch “(into my back).

All my efforts of explaining that taking pictures on a public street is not against the law; that I have to ask permission only if I intend take pictures of people – and he doesn’t interest me enough that I’d take his picture, etc etc – fell on deaf ears and more high-pitched insults and intimidating gestures.

And now I’m thinking…should I take my camera again, go out and take more close-ups of this attempt of soliciting religious propaganda in public place? And if he’ll try to stop me again, call the police so he will be familiarized with extent of American laws as they are, and not as he wants them to be?

She left but couldn’t put it out of her head:

And I realized – if I will keep quiet and let it pass, there will be more of the same, and of the more hostile nature. And that I wouldn’t be able to respect myself.

I don’t like to be called a stupid bitch. And I don’t like to be forbidden to take photographs on a public street in American city.

Read what happened next. And if you’re a lawyer, go over and give her some advice.

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Dorian Davis is Spectacular

Republican Spectacular- Occasional guest-blogger Dorian Davis has started a monthly, online magazine for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered) Republicans. If you know Dorian then you know it will be fun and controversial.

Check it out.

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September 20, 2006

A very short list of not-so-random thoughts

1. If you tell me your parent had a prominent position in the Reagan White House, expect me to say ‘wow’ for something like two days. Hi, I’m a geek, nice to meet you.

2. Ladies of Midtown, Manhattan: if you’re into the ‘bad boy in a suit’ look, and, really, who isn’t, I suggest getting your lunch at the Cipriani cafe on 42nd street just off of Lex (it’s actually hardly a cafe, in Russian we’d call a tiny place with 3 tables a ‘zabeegalafka’, not sure what to call it in English). In addition to the food being amazing, the men in there are all just superb looking and not in a corporate drone kind of way.

3. My love song of the week is “I’m So Into You” by Fabolous. That’s right, Fabolous. Don’t judge me.

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