WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

This old house Grovenet Wal*Mart Visiting Poland American wine better than French.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

 
Today's BOTW has three entries that are so on the mark. First, in another so called study a weight gain by black women is linked to perceived racism. But Taranto asks whether it's really racism or whether:
The researchers merely assume that if a black woman encounters someone who acts as if he is better than she, it must be because she is black, not because, say, he's a stuck-up jerk--or because she is oversensitive.
I face this every time I interact with a so called minority, even women. I'm a jerk and people who know me know that. But people who don't know me and who, like the women in this "study" may assume I'm acting the way I am because I'm racist, sexist, homophobe (I know it should be 'homophobic' but I like Rush too much to change his favorite phrase,) etc. So I change my behavior, which I think is more racist than just being myself. What irony!

Two, Obama (and to be fair, many of his predecessors) thinks that if Palestinians have their own land everything will be just honky dory in the Muslim world. But Taranto illustrates perfectly the stupidity of such thinking by quoting a young South Korean who seems somewhat worked out over North Korea's recent nuclear tests:
"We sent them food, fertilizer, factories, more than we give our own poor people," said the South Korean, Lee Soon-hwan, a 30-year-old office worker. "And all they pay us back with is this nuclear test."
Taranto concludes:
It sounds a lot like Israel's problems with the Palestinian Arabs. And as we all know, the solution to that problem is to give the Palestinians a state. Obviously, then, this problem can be solved by giving the Norks a state.

Oh, wait . . .

Indeed.

Many bloggers talk about the possibility that the vast majority of Chrysler dealerships that were ordered to close were run by people who contributed to Republicans, especially to John McCain.

At this point, I wouldn't surprise me if this were true; our President is clearly somebody who would consider this a legitimate way to fight the evil conservatives. And his supporters would obvioulsy would agree just as they agree that Sotomayor's racism and empathy is what is needed on the Supreme Court right now and following the Constitution and the law is secondary if not tertiary.

But a caller to a local radio talk show made a point that deserves some attention. Maybe the dealerships that are closing have been heavily advertising on the talk radio stations. If those dealerships are gone together with their advertising dollars they may take some of those stations with them.

Third, if Bush said this we would hear about it for the next 8 (minus ~130 days, thank God) :
"I think most Americans want someone at the bench when they're making decisions that haven't just spent their life in a cloistered ivy tower but understand what its like to break barriers."

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