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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Where am I?

I've basically migrated to Facebook. If you want to be friends, send me a message.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ron Paul is a Racist Sack of Crap

And you can quote me on that.

We're really not allowed to say this, of course. By the official standards of our political discourse, the only racists in America today are, ya know, "the blacks." But Paul can't just get a free pass on this. A southern white man of his age has no excuse when it comes to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you claim that it was "totalitarian" for the federal government to ban discrimination by private businesses, while Jim Crow was merely a reasonable exercise of a businessman's "freedom," you are a sick, twisted son of a bitch. Paul has a long history of racist sympathies, including the race-mongering of his own Ron Paul Newsletter and his longstanding ties to the neo-Confederate von Mises Institute. Such behavior may be forgivable for ideologically-minded adolescents and undergrads who, by definition, tend to lack perspective on reality. But at Paul's age? No charity. In the South, "I'm a Libertarian" has long been polite code for "racist." What were all those tyrannical federal interventions about anyway?

Need more proof? According to little Paul (the Senator), providing poor people--and black people--health insurance means you support "slavery." Because, in Obama's America, the real slaves are rich, white doctors. Like Rand Paul.

Sick. Twisted. Son. Of. A. Bitch.

Friday, May 13, 2011

They're Baaaaaack

Some of you may have had occasion to be in Nashville back in 1998, the last time the 13-year cicadas made their autochthonous crawl from the earth. If you missed it, they make it sound like you're spending every moment of every day for several weeks inside an electrical substation. They do make great playthings for the girls, however.

Monday, May 02, 2011

bin Laden bin Deaden

Yippie-kai-ay, MF! Finally, a President with more cattle than hat.

Chuck Todd said on NBC tonight that this would likely go down as the most important achievement of Obama's (first) term. Sorry, no. It will likely go down as the most popular achievement of his (first) term. For importance, HCR beats this by a mile. Stimulus and financial reform may beat it too, and I've got a soft spot for no-more-torture. Given ObL's greatly reduced status as operational leader, this is somewhere between nice symbolism and "thank God, this wasn't Jimmy Carter's Iranian rescue mission." But I can't deny the satisfaction of imagining what FOX, Rush, and the Donald are going through tonight--a sleepless night at the Pee Pants Corral.