Links and Miscellany

It’s only Monday, and I’m exhausted – what a weekend!  But it’s a good day, regardless. The weather is beautiful – we get maybe a dozen days like this a year in New Orleans. Sunny, breezy, and in the 70s. I’m going to enjoy my run today. (I’m having another go at the Couch to 5k plan.)  And a little lagniappe – not only did the guy who’s going to do the blueprints for our home addition come out as scheduled, but my latest at the Washington Examiner, Netflix CEO: Americans are ‘self-absorbed’, has been linked by Instapundit and The Anchoress. (Thanks!)

Elizabeth Scalia (The Anchoress) further notes,

But the bigger irony is that the capitalism-loving American right expects business to think about how they treat people as they score their profits, while the “people, not the powerful” left has become rife with sniffing elitists who wonder why these agitated morons don’t just plunk down their hard-earned quarters for their goods and services, and go back to their mean little hovels to fry something.

Venezuelans may be starting to show Sean Penn’s close personal friend Hugo Chavez the door.  But I think there’s very little likelihood he’ll walk through it, even if they do.  I think it’ll take a revolution to blast him out of power.  I hope I’m wrong.

Unions vs. Glenn Beck: I’m really looking forward to the left’s upcoming labor-union based rally – specifically, to the media coverage of it.  Expect lots of close-in shots, and no overhead ones that could be compared to Glenn Beck’s recent gathering or any other conservative gatherings.  (Hopefully they’ll do better than the Coffee Party, which was truly pathetic.)  There will be lots of buses – an organized labor requirement, I guess, along with pre-printed signs – wouldn’t want members to have to work too hard!  (Or will they pay non-union attendees to protest for them?)  And the media, which enthusiastically covers the handful of loons who show up at tea party gatherings, will roundly ignore A.N.S.W.E.R. and Code Pink.  Good times.  Enjoy them while you can, libs!  November 2 will be here before you know it.

Just in case your wacky teenage daughter thought she might refrain from having sex, Katy Perry is ready to educate her on why she should “go all the way” because she’ll have “no regrets, just love” and be “young forever.”  I’m so pleased that she recently did a video with Elmo for Sesame Street. (Available on Youtube only, because parents got wind of the plan and complained until it was nixed for the show itself.) Role models are so important for children.

O RLY? – “Ground Zero Mosque” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf – really, it’s the GZ debris field mosque, but that’s not really catchy.  Since ‘catchy’ seems inattainable, let’s just call it the mosque planned for the space next door to Greg Gutfield’s gay bar.  Right, I was going somewhere with this.  Here goes:  this bozo actually said – and his dhimmi media accomplice let him get by with it unchallenged

“It’s my duty as an American Muslim to stand between you, the American non-Muslim, and the radicals who are trying to attack you.”

Honestly, can we get a collection going to send him to Pakistan or Afghanistan?  Americans don’t need to be educated about radical Islam.  Radical Islamists do.  Any reporter worth his salt would have challenged him on this point.  If it is the duty of American Muslims to protect the rest of us from radicals, where is the fund to pay for Molly Norris’ self-financed witness protection program?  She made a suggestion that we have an “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” as a protest, not against Islam, but against Comedy Central for it’s ridiculous censorship of Mohammed from South Park.  And Muslims made credible enough threats that the FBI recommended she change her name and go into hiding, which she has done.  Is there a reporter anywhere in this country who will ask Rauf – in light of his own statement – what duty he owes Molly Norris?


  1. I hold that if it was destroyed as a direct result of smashing a plane into it, it’s ground zero…and that a chunk of the plane counts as “part of the plane.” So…ground zero, it is. Even if it’s not the pit in NY.

    Or just call it the Cordoba House.
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