Saturday, January 24, 2009

What you won't read about the "beatification" in the MSM

Firstly: This is what the National Mall looked like after the inauguration.

This from supporters who claim to be "green" and wanting to "save the environment". Yup, someone else will clean it up, while we "save the environment".

Secondly: "The One, The Light" decided to skip the "Salute the Heroes Inaugural Ball". The argument that he was too busy because he had 10 other balls to attend sounds hollow. Clearly "The One, The Light" prioritized the"Neighborhood Ball", the "Youth Ball", the "BET Ball", "The Recording Industry Ball" over a ball honoring Medal of Honour recipients.

Well, I was hoping to see leadership from "The One". Nope, not this one. Perhaps if he'd attended, he would have met William Crawford and could have learned something about leadership from a janitor, who's also a Medal of Honor recipient.

Nah, nothing to see here ... Hope ... Change.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Gran Torino and sensitivity

Mr. Pitts nails is.

Indeed, Kowalski gets as good as he gives from his barber, an Italian, each slurring the other's ancestry with good-natured brio. Yet when Kowalski confronts a group of black street punks, the script has him calling them "spooks" — not the more obvious epithet that rhymes with "trigger." Eastwood doubtless knew using that word would have rendered the character irredeemable.

That the script allowed Eastwood to fire at will at his Italian friend but required him to pull up short in dealing with black thugs is telling. It speaks not simply to script dynamics, but to dynamics of American history and culture, to the question of who has assimilated enough that we deem them fair game and who has not.

[Emphasis mine!] Hear that Mr. Sharpton and Mr. Jackson? You fucking race-baiters.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

[Not so funny] Comedian in the house

How appropriate that a rather unfunny comedian will most likely take a seat in that, once, august body. It's not a laughing matter that congress has become somewhat of a laughing stock with the US public.

But then, He's Good Enough, He's Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Him!