Saturday, August 24, 2002
Google searches:I'm the Number 2 result when someone searches for trojan + Hooker. If I had knwon there was a Trojan out there sharing my last name, I suppose i would have picked a different name. 25 when someone searches for "Al Qaeda website" I have no idea why, but looking at my referral logs is the most interesting part of running a blog. It sounds strange, until you do it. Update: Number 8 for "potato gun" accident Number 1 for msn messenger nickname generator
Friday, August 23, 2002
The Problem is Lack of UnderstandingEvery now and then, I stumble across a piece of writing so good that I immediately bookmark the site, having only read one item. This is one of those Insta-bookmark pieces. A brief snippet:
Some intolerant people might point out that those in opressed cultures have comitted horrible acts against each other and us. Those aren't important, because I can name, from memory, any number of offenses made by Western cultures on oppressed groups hundreds of years ago. Especially the United States. I have memorized thousands of potential or historical infractions made by the United States, and although they might not be as serious or credible as others made in related time periods or situations, they are more important to memorize because they were or could have been made by the United States.Thanks to Vodkapundit for the link.
Double Standards are twice as good!Bigwig at Siflay Hraka has an interesting post, where someone on the extreme left is ignored after saying something that someone on the extreme right would be crucified for. Of course, this is par for the course. Take a look at Communism Vs. Nazism. Both Totalitarian ideologies, one on the extreme left, the other on the extreme right. Communism is Winked at by the left, while Nazism is denounced by both sides. Andrew Stuttaford had a great piece that illustrates the point perfectly.
Thursday, August 22, 2002
More Tigger StuffOver at Silflay Hraka, Bigwig and I had a brief Pooh-related discussion in his comments section. In a followup post, he managed to make a bloggeriffic parody of the Tigger song.
The wonderful thing about bloggers. Is bloggers are wonderful things. They make the journalists blubber. Their bottoms are really big things. They announce, denounce, pronounce, renounce, It's fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! But the most wonderful thing about bloggers Is that we have just begun! The wonderful thing about bloggers, Is bloggers are wonderful chaps. They're loaded with vim and with vigor. They love to shoot off their yaps. They announce, denounce, pronounce, renounce, It's fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! But the most wonderful thing about bloggers Is I'm the only one. Bloggers are wonderful fellahs. Bloggers are awfully sweet. Everyone else's is jealous. And thats why I repeat. The wonderful thing about bloggers Is bloggers are wonderful things.. They make the journalists blubber Their bottoms are really big things. They announce, denounce, pronounce, renounce, It's fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! But the most wonderful thing about bloggers Is that we have just begun! Yes, Weeeeeeeeee have just begun! (Grrrrrr...)Only one problem... If he is the "only one", as the tigger song goes, then who would he link to? Of course, as far as the "What Pooh character would you be" aspect of his post goes, I think my Tigger Credentials are well established. Not too many people actually have a reference in Wired to their tiggerness. (Strange... Google doesn't pull up that wired page on a search of my old college email address, but it did a few weeks back when I made the tigger ascii art post.) Update: Bigwig updated the Tigger song to remove the "I'm the only only one!" reference. If only "Big Media" was that fast to correct themself when someone points out an error.
Isn't it someone else's turn to be Designated Driver?John Hawkins at Right Wing News has a great piece about why the US is so sick of babysitting the rest of the world.
So how the hell did we end up with our fingers in every bowl of soup from Bahrain to Brazil? It's because we're not content to sit around on our behinds while the entire planet collapses without us. If we actually did kick back in our hammocks for a ten-year rest the Middle East would explode, Taiwan would get swallowed by China and France and Germany would probably be at each other's throats again. Hell, if we took twenty years off it wouldn't surprise me to look at a map and see nothing but a giant swath of China red covering all of Europe, skulls & crossbones covering all of Africa, and nothing but a green patch with the words 'Forbidden Zone' where the Middle East used to be. We're the only thing keeping the planet from reverting back to an early 1800's style plunder, war, and rampage philosophy. If you want put it in perspective, it's like we're the guy who ended up being the designated driver for the planet. Sure we'd love to sit back and drink ourselves into a stupor with the rest of the globe but we're responsible for getting as many people home safe and sound as possible. Every so often while we're sitting around wishing we could kill a few beers like the rest of the planet, a sloppy drunk, drooling, Europe comes over to where we're sitting. Then they take another swig of Vodka straight out of the bottle and tell us not to worry about a thing because they'll drive everyone home in their 'international law' van. But we know if we go ahead and drink up that we'll just get a call at 4 am asking us to bring our tow truck and the 'jaws of life' to clean up the bloody mess on dead man's curve. That's the burden of being an American.Link via Midwest Conservative Journal
Wednesday, August 21, 2002
Run of the mill racist white bread.For starters, He calls manages to call me a racist, while simultaneously using a racist slur. This takes some serious balls. This would be akin to me calling someone a "Bigoted Queer" or a "Closed-minded Spear-chucker" (Not that I would normally use those terms, this is just illustrating a point here...) I would make a reference to Pots and Kettles, but I fear this would be intentionally misinterpreted as a racist statement.
I say that, because I visited this wacko site called "trojan horseshoes."Wacko? How so?
You were talking real ill about one the smartest men you'll ever hear about, my man Cornell West.You think Cornell West is one of the smartest people around, and you call ME a wacko? Cornell West, the same man who calls for reparations, and was on a presidential campaign for Al Sharpton. The same person who two days after september 11th, took the opportunity of 3000 dead to demagogue about how Blacks suffer from 'institutional forms of terrorism" and used the opportunity of the september 11th dead to launch another tirade demanding reparations. He claims that Christianity was used as a ploy to "civilize" and "disempower" blacks. Boy, I bet Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would love to hear that one, wouldn't he? Yes, I feel quite justified in "talking real ill" about him. And for the record, Yes, I still think casting him in the two upcoming sequels to "Matrix" would be a stupid idea.
I'm not even going start on Mumia.Well, I wish somebody would. Preferably with a handgun, firing multiple shots at close range... the same way he killed Officer Daniel Faulkner.
With all the things Cornell's has done,written, and accomplished what gives you the gall to even mention his name.Well, perhaps the fear they will ruin a perfectly good science fiction movie franchise by throwing in his idiocy.
Next time you use his name, use it with respect.Tough to show respect to someone who campaigns for reparations, Racists and Anti-semites like Louis Farrakhan and Al Sharpton, and cop-killers like Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Shame on you.If I were you, I'd be fairly ashamed of sending a hate-filled letter like this to someone. In fact, I'll leave off your name, so you won't be publically embarassed. Update: Is it some sort of sign that my first email about the site is Hate-mail? Or are the stupid ones just the first to speak up?