I cannot tell: the world is grown so bad,
That wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch:
Since every Jack became a gentleman,
There’s many a gentle person made a Jack.
William Shakespeare, Richard III, act i Scene iii
Three things that require only a few words from Das Rhino:
1) A growing number of Americans believe that our President is a Muslim. I wonder how many of these people also said two years ago that he was an evil bastard because he went to the church of Rev. Jeremiah Wright? I would ask what percentage of these people do it just to say it? Just to have another reason to denounce the President as “not one of us”, as being essentially different than them?
Some polls are worth reading about. I don’t think that this poll is. Why? because it’s a question, serious in tone, about an Internet meme about
the presidents faith that started as a stupid quip from Rep. Steve King of Iowa made about the President during the Democratic primaries two years ago, which nobody at the time took serious, and which had then (and has now) deep racial overtones to it. King was, is, and always will be low class. It was then fanned into a small fire by showing a viddy of George Stephanopolous talking to then Sen. Obama, where he said the words “my muslim faith” when he clearly meant differently.
If it was horse crap then, it’s horse crap now, and it was horse crap then, k? And no one with more than three brain cells takes anyone who spouts this horse crap seriously.
2) People for some odd reason care how many people went to see Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally. I don’t. I hope there was a million, hell I hope there was 10 million. Why? Because it doesn’t matter how many people went. They were peaceful. They chanted. They prayed. Good. They were conservatives, and that means they believe fundamentally different things than I do. Great. Welcome to America, we do that here, we let people believe what they want to believe. Sometimes we protest loudly about other people’s beliefs and what they say about them, but that doesn’t mean we are taking their right to live as they please away(Ahem, Laura Schlesinger)
3) The First amendment doesn’t protect you from people voicing their opinion of what you have to say. That Dr. Laura crap really pissed me off, and I haven’t spoken about it, and I want to give voice to it here for just a sec. First, DON’T SAY NI**ER IF YOU DON’T WANNA BE TOSSED OFF THE AIR. Ya racist douche-wad. Second, It isn’t a breach of first amendment rights when millions of people get offended by what you say and call it out for saying it. WE ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE AN OPINION OF WHAT IS SAID PUBLICLY.
My apologies, that should have been written a few weeks ago. Still felt good to say it.
Viddy of the Day: A talk about the concept of the separation of church and state and it’s basis in reality, even with the fact established that those exact words are not in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
U.S. Constitution, First amendment
I want to write something deep and meaningful about Katrina, about the mess it made of that area of this nation. I want to talk about how the army corps of engineers did the bulk of the damage in that area by building MRGO, about how they knew it could be trouble but wanted to build MRGO and did it anyway.
But I cannot. I have re-watched video from Katrina. of the horror of the days that followed, and it steals the words from my mouth. That such devastation has been visited upon my people, that it was allowed to happen. Two words come to mind when I think about it. Two.
I think that’s about it from here. Have a good night America, you have work tomorrow, go get some sleep, I’ll write to you tomorrow.