Plus, writing anything else about the upcoming November 4th unpleasantness is starting to take on the ritualized characteristics of a Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Let's start with Roland Dodds at "But, I Am A Liberal". Roland links here to an amazing photo collection. Iranian police officers. Female Iranian police officers. I love it. Go there.
There's another outfit in there called Bureaucrash. It's a blog, an aggregator, and a general propaganda clearinghouse. If you're bewildered as to why a murderous bastard like Che is now popular among the trendoids, and need pics to illustrate the contradictions....they've got stuff like this:....and this one hits every hot-button on my dashboard.
Speaking of capitalism, Captain Capitalism likes the facts, and just the facts. One of those facts is that the corporate tax rate in the U.S. is 40%. Don't try to tell him otherwise. Another good one....a newspaper article on the release of John McCain video from his time in a Hanoi prison stated that "the video portrays the Republican as a hero, but the message may be tarnished, as he is filmed smoking a cigarette." The good Captain's response begins as follows:
I'm not in the McCain camp, but the Captain has a point. I only wish that he'd taken a few shots at the government's ongoing anti-smoking campaign. And the government's ongoing subsidies of the tobacco industry.
Are you F#CKING kidding me????!!!!!
The message may be tarnished because he smokes a god damned cigarette?How out of f#cking out of touch are you in the media? The guy is in a god damned POW camp, all shot up in the 1960's and he dares to have a cigarette?!
What gets me, what really effing gets me, is how they completely miss the forest from the trees on this one. Here is John McCain, a genuine WAR FREAKING HERO, on his back, defending America and the media thinks, actually believes the fact he has a cigarette is going to have a political effect?
I've had Brian Micklethwait on the blogroll for a while, but he he's written an interesting post on a hero of mine who has almost been forgotten. William Tyndale translated the Bible into English, had a huge impact on our language, our politics, and our theology, and was hunted like an animal all over Europe as payment for his effort. There's a new book called The Adventure of English that Brian has excerpted on his blog, and we're fortunate that he's given us the Tyndale part.
That's all I've got. Hope you enjoy these people.