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Friday, December 27, 2002
WELL, ON THE UPSIDE SOMEBODY'S READING MY STUFF
On the downside Brian Griffin seems to think that by pointing out that Senator and former Klansman Robert Byrd made an unfortunate political decision by appearing in a movie as a Confederate General I'm saying this is morally equivalent to Trent Lott somehow.
Quite frankly, I never said they were in any way equivalent. I know Byrd was a racist back in the WWII era, but I do believe it's possible to change. Besides the fact that every third thing in West Virginia is named after the guy I really don't know him well enough to make a judgment on his present day racial views.
Secondly, I've never claimed that Lott was mistreated in any way by the media. He got what he deserved plain and simple. There are racist Republicans, and there are racist Democrats. That however doesn't change the fact that doing something that will remind people of your former racist beliefs in a time when you're much more likely to get called on the matter isn't the best thing to be doing, even if it does mean that the Wheeling public library will get to be the repository of "The Robert C. Byrd Copy of Gods and Generals". (The last part there of course being a joke.)
Wednesday, December 25, 2002
Osama Got Run Over By A Reindeer.
Tuesday, December 24, 2002
THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH THE BUNGLES
Every year they suck, but every year they manage to win the last 2 or 3 games and can convince themselves that they're turning things around. *sigh* They'll never win until management realizes things aren't getting better.
Hope the waiting to open presents tomorrow isn't too hard, unless you're like me and are lucky enough to open them tonight.
Monday, December 23, 2002
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?
Isn't downing a US plane something you'd want to deny, considering that if you're stupid enough to let this escalate to war you're going to get your asses handed to you on a silver platter?
Sunday, December 22, 2002
Senator Byrd/General Semmes
Nothing serves to downplay your role as a former KKK member during a racial crisis quite like appearing in a movie as a Confederate general.
Bill Deore has a nice comic on the argument that missile defense is a waste of money.