December 04, 2004

I don't know what's worse, the fact that a majority of voters in Alabama voted to keep language in the state constitution upholding segregation, or that one of the reasons they did so was to avoid paying higher taxes improving the school system there. One of the saddest things about the Blue State-Red State divide is that my taxes go to supporting those racist leaches. Where we live, we have to worry about a replay of 9/11, largely because the President has decided that the terrorists who attacked really aren't as important as installing a puppet government in Iraq, while they have the small comfort that a good Christian man is in the White House.

December 02, 2004

For those wondering whatever happened to George Galloway, the radical British MP who was such a despised figure in the blogosphere last year, here's a story of interest: he just successfully sued one of the most powerful newspapers in England, the Daily Telegraph, for defamation, after the published a series of articles based on fraudulent documents that alleged he was on Saddam's payroll. The judge also awarded him about $250,000 for his injuries. It should be noted that George Bush has not brought a similar action against Dan Rather or CBS. [link via Rising Hegemon]
Bud Selig should make himself useful, for a change, and expunge every offensive record set in baseball over the last ten years. Don't just put an asterisk next to Bonds' single-season home run record (or any record set by McGwire and Sosa, for that matter); let's just ensure that any "achievement" those phonies accomplished be sent down the memory hole. The past decade has been to the sport what the mid-70's to mid-80's were to swimming, and the late-80's to the present are to track and field: huge, unmistakeable gaps existing in the collective memory of its fans, where names like Kornelia Ender, Ben Johnson, and "Flo-Jo" seemingly set staggering records, but which now are viewed, if at all, as performances that never happened.

November 29, 2004

Nicollette Agonistes: Frank Rich's column on last week's faux-controversy, and the intense viewership that Desperate Housewives has among the same Red State voters that just reelected President Bush.