damnum absque injuria

October 31, 2003

Oh, That Liberal Conservative Media

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 12:42 pm

Et tu, FoxNews! This story proudly displays a headline reading:

Majority Would Remove Schiavo’s Feeding Tube

It proceeds to report that as many as 61% of Americans think Terri Schiavo should be starved to death per Michael Schiavo’s …. um, I mean, Terri Schiavo’s … wishes, with only 22% believing she should not be. The results of the actual study, however, are a bit less earth-shattering.

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Who Needs the 80s Anyway?

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 12:31 pm

If Cartman were here, he’d say that the 80s were hella-gay.

And no, that obnoxious, non-homophobic comment has nothing to do with how badly I did on this quiz I found on Kate’s Venomous blog.

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Partial Constitutionality Redux

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 9:11 am

A slightly revised version of my so-called debate with Patterico over the so-called constitutionality of the federal so-called law against partial birth so-called abortion is at California Republic. I’m still not sure why people think it’s a debate, but it seems that just about everyone in the blogosphere except the two participants think it’s a debate, so fine, it’s a debate. Whatever. Just read it.

This is not to say that Patterico and I have never had any real debates. We have. For example, while we agree that the Los Angeles Times is unfit for human consumption, Patterico thinks it’s OK to use it to train your dog, an act which I consider cruelty to animals.

Red Hot Flamin’ Linky Love

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:01 am

Boi From Troi incinerates the Bear Flag League, but in a good way.

Council Winners

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 6:54 am

Time again to announce this week’s winners. Congratulations to Commiewatch for the winning Council entry, “Commiewatching by the Bay,” and to Michael Totten for the winning non-Council entry, “The New Skinheads.”

October 30, 2003

Got Blacklisted?

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:57 pm

Right now, a flock of anti-speech, anti-gun weenies have their panties in a bunch over the fact that the National Rifle Association maintains a
list of high-profile individuals and companies associated with the anti-gun cause. Apparently they’ve just learned this now, even though the list itself has been out there for years. There’s a certain logic to that. After all, gun safety is not rocket science, so anyone too stupid to handle a firearm safely is not very likely to be very good at Internet research, or any other task that requires a room temperature IQ or better.

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Yeah, But What Have They Ever Done to Us?

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 12:51 pm

Here’s some required reading for anyone who still thinks we shouldn’t have invaded Iraq, and a chilling reminder of where it will end up if we withdraw our forces too soon.

Mainstreaming Janice Brown

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 12:41 pm

These days, it’s kind of shabby-chic to diss Ann Coulter in the blogosphere. It’s almost as though some conservatives have this idea that if we’d all band together and say bad things about Pat Buchanan (who deserves it) and Ann Coulter (who doesn’t), then maybe, just maybe, all those liberals out there will suddenly see the light and stop listening to Michael Moore, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Molly Ivins, Sarah Brady, Alec Baldwin, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Ted Kennedy, Rob “Meathead” Reiner, Jim Hightower, Barbara Boxer, Bill Moyers, Bill Maher, or anyone who writes for the Los Angeles Times except maybe Michael Ramirez or Roy Rivenburg. OK, I was kidding about that last example; we all know that no one reads the L.A. Times anymore, although the paper may still be polluting a few dogs’ minds by osmosis.

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There Ought to be a Law

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 10:39 am

When are Congress and the Legislature finally going to stand up to the special interest lobbyists and pass some common-sense legislation to help keep these instruments of death out of the wrong hands?

The N-Word

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 10:08 am

S-Train links to N-Word Eradication Movement, which encourages everyone – including blacks – to cease using the N-word for any purpose. Their philosophy is summed up by this quote:

Supporters of the N-word Eradication Movement believe that the only purpose for anyone to use the word “nigger”, its derivatives, or any racial slur, is while educating others about why they should not use them.

I think the idea is about right, but I would expand that exception just a little bit.

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