Friday, May 28, 2004

Runaway Scare Quotes

The Times Online has the most unique use of scare quotes I've seen to date:

Two Japanese reporters 'killed' in Iraqi ambush

Man... I wonder if their friends and family can take solace in the fact that they were only 'killed'?

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Borsellino - Suffering from Gas

Rob feels their pain today. Gasoline is expensive. Really, REALLY expensive, you know? It's almost $2.00 a gallon... in IOWA! Jesus...

...Christ, a round trip to Chicago cost Rob almost $100 in a 2000 Cherokee (must have borrowed one of the Kerry SUVs...). That's a freakin' bank buster!

Blah, blah, blah. The same old profile of the down and out person "living on the edge". This particular gentleman finds it hard to drive to visit his daughter because of the rising price of gas. So, naturally... he's going to buy a cheap motorcycle. Rob apparently didn't take the time to tell him that for the $1,000 minimum he'll pay for a bike he could buy 500 gallons of gas and travel a good 12,500 miles.

Oh well...

Kerry in 2004!


Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Cathy Seipp Rules

If you do nothing else today, check out Ms Seipp's column at the National Review Online. It's a review of the new movie on Eisenhower during the D-Day invasion. But it's more... much more. Here's a tasty tidbit where she tells of the film's director's encounter with Hollywood liberal power brokers:

Many years later, when Chetwynd was a successful Hollywood writer specializing in historical dramas, he told the Dieppe story during a Malibu dinner party Â? as a sort of tribute to the men who died there so people could sit around debating politics at Malibu dinner parties. One of the guests was a network head who asked Chetwynd to come in and pitch the story.

"So I went in," Chetwynd told me, "and someone there said, 'So these bloodthirsty generals sent these men to a certain death?'

"And I said, 'Well, they weren't bloodthirsty; they wept. But how else were we to know how Hitler could be toppled from Europe?' And she said, 'Well, who's the enemy?' I said, 'Hitler. The Nazis.' And she said, 'Oh, no, no, no. I mean, who's the real enemy?'"

"It was the first time I realized," Chetwynd continued, "that for many people evil such as Nazism can only be understood as a cipher for evil within ourselves. They've become so persuaded of the essential ugliness of our society and its military, that to tell a war story is to tell the story of evil people."

And there you have it. Self-examination to the point of paralysis. And the Islamo fascists laugh and laugh...

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Colonial Guilt House

Just finished watching the last episode of "Colonial House" on PBS. Not surprisingly, it was a politically correct, multi-cultural despise the genocidal Europeans fest.

Much weeping and gnashing of teeth about the colonies being established "for profit" and a heaping helping of pasteurized, homogenized Rousseau's noble savage hogwash. Local Indian reenactor/activists lecture and scold the "colonists".

Just too precious. Michael (the Hutt) Moore would have been proud.
I'm Baaack....

What brought me out of my blogging slumber...? THIS.

Go read it!