Friday, February 29, 2008
Look, ma, I did it!!!!
fine, others were involved. indeed, some of them may have been as if not more integral to getting this pilot shooting ready than me. possibly.
but is this their blog?
no, no it is not.
so nyah nyah to them.
exactly. i've received some of the hate mail being circulated by jews against obama, and all i can say is: the crap is ridiculous, self-destructive and ultimately self-hating.
The reason I refer to chickens coming home to roost is because I believe that Russert would not have mentioned Farrakhan if segments of the Jewish community had not raised this rather insignificant Muslim preacher into prominence. They did that by publicizing every nasty comment about Jews or Israel the man ever made, as if he had a huge following, was a candidate for high office, or was successfully instigating pogroms.
But that is what some segments of the community enjoy doing. It is as if our identity is only secure when we can point to enemies. Unfortunately, and predictably, our well-publicized responses to Farrakhan's attacks gave him national prominence he does not deserve.
In that sense, it is our own fault that Tim Russert asked Barack Obama about his non-existent relationship with Farrakhan. But it is Russert who asked the question and he is the one who needs to be called out for it. It is also worth noting that Farrakhan is seriously ill with cancer and has been out of the limelight for years -- at least until Russert decided to make him a story when he no longer is one.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
but what does joseph stiglitz know? i mean, other than winning a nobel prize and being a VP of the world bank.
the linkage between the war and the subprime mess is interesting. and depressing.
3.3 trillion, for those who won't click through. that's how much it's cost us.
tar sands oil from western canada--tied with monstrous new coal plants in china for the coveted "world's most devastatingly deadly idea" trophy.
canadians are just as bad as americans when it comes to lacking forward-thinking leadership, and this cements that fact.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early
damn it i knew this would happen.
military-industrial complex, i'm shaking my fist at you!!!!