Monday, January 17, 2011

Marketing, Ahem

stuff not in the Ten Commandments

Haute Jogging Pants

Faux History

Five myths about why the South seceded
Number of words: 1401
By Sociologist James W. Loewen, author of "Lies My Teacher Told Me
One hundred and fifty years after the Civil War began, we're still fighting it -- or at least fighting over its history. I've polled thousands of high school history teachers and spoken about the war to audiences across the country, and there is little agreement even on why the South seceded. Was it over slavery? States' rights? Tariffs and taxes?

As the nation begins to commemorate the anniversaries of the war's various battles -- from Fort Sumter to Appomattox -- let's first dispense with some of the more prevalent myths about why it all began. 

Makin' shit up here boss Brauchli

The article title got my attention. I wondered whether Loewen would deliver anything worthwhile on the subject, since it's one I've held a lifelong interest in, predating even puberty.  He didn't.  What he calls "myths" are discussions about things that no school kid is ever exposed to unless they major in History.  Subjects like the Nullification Crisis, Southern states loss of clout in the congress, tariffs and taxes, etc.  If there is any popular myth about why the War Between the States,  it's that the slavery issue alone caused it.  Responding to his 1400 word assertion would require me to review the 10 billion words, from 10 thousand books, papers, and private letters I've read on the subject, not to mention reincarnated memory, so I wont. Besides, any author who finds himself compelled to include this passage in a serious historical review gives himself away.

"So poor white Southerners supported slavery then, just as many low-income people support the extension of George W. Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy now.

Filed under pasty-face liberal asshat sociologist.

Heart Breaker

Love, Actually

Love, Actually
Andrew Sullivan

Martin Loofah King

Uh ... For Real

I Had A Clean

Ride a Cock Horse, I Love a Little Pussy

uh ... someone knew

Ride a Cock Horse, I Love a Little Pussy

I'm blaming Milbank, so there.

Dana Milbank And The Continued Crusade
To Falsely Link Beck And Palin To Violence

Kurtz: “It’s fair to hold a talk show host responsible for what some violent or perhaps unbalanced person does because they like what this person says on the airwaves?”

Milbank: “Yes Howie in the aggregate . . . [they] need to worry about that fraction of 1% who just might be driven over the edge.
Must Find Milbank ... Must Find ...
Milbank's Fault.  Drives.  Me.  Nuts.

Milbank offers the final justification for his assertion by saying “in Glenn Back’s case, I’ve documented a few cases in which it’s led a crazy person to snap.” Therefore Milbank believes even though rhetoric of the right might not be responsible in this case, attacking Beck and Palin now is a legitimate form of “rough justice” for their past sins. Milbank’s argument follows the tortured logic of Media Matters founder David Brock who claimed Beck was responsible for three thwarted assassination attempts either because a psychopath claimed Beck as an influence or some tangential evidence existed to suggest an unstable lunatic may have watched Beck at some point in their life. [Full article and video]

Villians, Pundits, and Bad Chili


  •  The Seahawks evidently believed the ESPN All-Stars when they said en masse that Bears QB Jay Cutler  was a sack of crap.  Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah
  • I used this recipe for Cornbread Topped Chili Con Carne last night.  The cornbread sucked all the juices out of the chili and the whole mess wins the "Worst Crap Chili" Award hands-down!.  What was I thinking?  I remembered why I don't like corn bread too. Like eating sand.

Not Bukake

Good thing it's titled "Rabid," else .. well you know, what with Mr. "tingle up my leg" and all.


Pookie Toons

Chemtrails and Private Armies

Former FBI head of Los Angeles office
Ted Gunderson has a few observations

At worst, they're entertaining

1000 Words

Understanding Leftism In One Photograph

The accompanying photograph illustrates a theme that Mark Levin articulated on the eve of the 2008 presidential election and which Michelle Malkin highlighted in 'The Allure of the Charismatic Demagogue'. - Doug Ross

Understanding Leftism In One Photograph

Sucking the public tit forever

Work for the State 5 Years, Pay in Zero, Get $130,000 Pension...

Work for Yourself 45 Years, Pay In $260,000 Get $28,000 Social Security

Anybody see a problem here?

Funny Parking Note

This was titled "Funny Parking Note with no further explanation.  A perfect fit for Doug Ross's observation however.

Out with the old ...

Euro calendar omits Christian holidays

A 2011-2012 school calendar published by the European Union has omitted Christian holidays, while continuing to note important Jewish and Muslim celebrations. 
Reveille or Taps. Who can tell.
Reveille or Retreat?  Looks the same.

What the hell are the dynamics at work here, I wondered?  The calander was printed in France, which like most of Europe is famously anti-semitic, and like most of Europe France is in a battle royal with Islamos bent on hijacking their culture.  I demand an explanation!
Former French politician and government minister, Christine Boutin, wrote in her blog Jan. 11 that the calendar leaves out Christianity, “the religion practiced or recognized as forming the cultural assembly of our ‘old’ continent  ... She went on to lament that Christianity has “fallen into the limbo of collective ignorance.”
There you have it then.  The components which are to form the cultural assembly of "new" Europe.  Surrender is easy if practiced enough.