Friday, May 30, 2008

Well, I'm white... where's my trust fund??

I heard Father Michael Phleger, the latest to go on a racist tear at Obama's nut-ball church, referred to as a "wigger". I'm not sure of the exact meaning of wigger, but I'm pretty sure it means "a person who wigs out." So I think he does indeed qualify for that description. Watch the video and tell me I'm wrong.

I guess now Obama has apologized for the racist remarks of this new albatross. It's become the new thang for them to do at the Trinity United Church of Christ, basically to flex their muscles while in the spotlight to increase their prestige and most likely their attendance numbers. Count the camera angles in this video -- there are at least four. Then the thing is edited and the finished product is really good with excellent sound quality. These people know what they are doing and are loving every minute of it.

So where is my effin' trust fund, dog?

More Tintoretto: "Cristo risorgente"

Great triumphant piece featuring the Risen Christ. It is entitled "The Risen Christ", appropriately enough. My personal subtitle for it is "Time to blow this popsicle stand."

I originally got turned on to ol' Jacopo Tintoretto by faithful reader and commenter Kathleen and I posted some of his stuff last October. I love the action aspect of his work, these "shots" remind me of stills from a Schwarzenegger flick. I also like how Our Lord gives the peace sign to the bedazzled Roman soldier. It definitely lends itself to some comic book-style captions.

The Resurrection must have been some serious shock and awe.


Michael Medved's commentary email:

The "sexual revolution" of the 60s promoted three terrible ideas--each of which connects to the current push for same-sex marriage.

First, "free love" shattered the connection between sex and procreation, aided by the pill and legalized abortion. Second, the idea of "if it feels good, do it" suggested that any deep-seated urge deserved respect and fulfillment. Finally, feminist folly maintained that men and women were indistinguishable, with no significant differences.

Gay marriage recycles all these bad ideas: glorifying love that never leads to procreation, insisting that homosexual urges deserve as much respect as love between a man and a woman and, finally, insisting that men and women are interchangeable.

Each of these three notions damages society and the individuals who hold to them.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Apropos of nothing...

"Hey, this is astroturf!" ...cracks me up.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Perceived Gender Roles and the Stifling of Dissent in the Modern University System

Idaho Jones: For the guy who has everything

My wife keeps asking me "What do you want for your birthday?" Well, honey, I've found it!

Yuk, yuk... "Taters of the Lost Ark", I love it. You can't waste a great item like this on the kiddos. They wouldn't appreciate the subtle, multivalent layers of deep humor enough to justify spending a whole $19.99.

Inconvenient Empirical Data

Read Powerline blogger John Hinderaker's piece, "Are we safer?". Excerpt:

On the stump, Barack Obama usually concludes his comments on Iraq by saying, "and it hasn't made us safer." It is an article of faith on the left that nothing the Bush administration has done has enhanced our security, and, on the contrary, its various alleged blunders have only contributed to the number of jihadists who want to attack us.

Empirically, however, it seems beyond dispute that something has made us safer since 2001. Over the course of the Bush administration, successful attacks on the United States and its interests overseas have dwindled to virtually nothing.

Some perspective here is required. While most Americans may not have been paying attention, a considerable number of terrorist attacks on America and American interests abroad were launched from the 1980s forward, too many of which were successful.

He then goes on to list the major terrorist attacks since 1988 and how they've basically stopped since 2004. His conclusion is that something which has been done by the administration has kept Americans safer. You can believe otherwise, but you are ignoring the data.