News from the East
On the mainland: Communist Party Elders Call for an End to Censorship.
Across the strait: Taiwan to Allow Small Brothels.
Well, it seems obvious that I'd prefer to head to Taiwan, where censorship has never been in effect, and where hookers were just legalized. I suggest you follow suit, China, if you want my sweet, 24 karat, sexy pouch of joo gold.
Communism is bad, mmm'kay? As bad as Nazism. Robert Heinlein quote for the win:
Let me go on record that I regard communism as expressed by the U.S.S.R. and its friends here and elsewhere as a grisly horror, a tyranny maintained by force and terror, utterly subversive of human liberty, freedom of thought, and dignity. I regard it as Red fascism, distinguishable from black and brown fascism by differences of no importance to me nor to its victims.
Best Idea Evah: "Draft Chris Christie 2012." I realized that what I like the most about Chris Christie is his straightforwardness. Even when he's doing things that I don't like, or that others don't like, or that HE doesn't even like, he doesn't shy away from telling the hard truths. And he's been pretty willing to listen to other perspectives as well (as evidenced by his reconsideration for an expensive mass transit project).
Viking Blogger just messed his pants at the sight of it: The Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheeseburger. Guess what I'm cooking for dinner tonight?
Grandma's got a lead foot: 82 Year Old Woman Pulled Over for Doing 110 in a 55.
Real Life Ron Burgundy Sacked for Drinking During Live Newscast. If that's an indication of Finnish culture, Finland is freakin' awesome. Well, not that the poor hero was fired, but the fact that he's out there doing it makes me happy.
Let's Talk About Race!
Identity Politics Fail: Charlie Crist Scolds Marco Rubio for Turning His Back on Hispanics. I hate identity politics to begin with, but this is just silly. I'll defer to Allah's commentary because I'm lazy and he said it first:
It’s bad enough playing identity politics when one is of the identity in question. It’s doubly offensive when it comes from someone who shares nothing of the ethnicity they purport to represent. In Crist’s case, though, it qualifies as high satire. Isn’t Crist the candidate that just “turned his back” on the political party he led in this state only because Rubio was kicking his rear end in primary polling, and then spent the next several months reversing almost every policy position he ever held? Crist has the nerve to lecture Rubio on political ambition?
More about those "overwhelmingly white" rallies. Fun picture comparisons at the link.
Angela Merkel Proclaims Multiculturalism a Failure. Yep, and it's destroying the places who subscribe to it. Assimilation is important and should be encouraged, not discouraged.
Joy Behar and Whoopie Goldberg Walk Out of the View Interview with O'Reilly. I think O'Reilly's a bit of an asshole, and it wrong to smear all Muslims with 9/11. I just wish Joy and Whoopie would be such moral paragons as to stand up to the smears of, you know, 9/11 truthers who think Bush committed 9/11. Because you know, suggesting that Muslims perpetrated 9/11 is far more sinister and outlandish than suggesting the former President of the United States commissioned an inside job. Think it's time I bust out Ye Olde Conspiracy Theory that I cooked up:
The Future is Going to Rock, Can't Wait to Get There
And to bring this post to a close, I'm going to link you to some whiny Republican crying about how Libertarians aren't more partisan. I'm sorry I'm not more of a team player, and that I don't support Christine O'Donnell over her opponent, the self-styled bearded Marxist. I never claimed to be a Republican, and excuse me for disliking politicians who's ideas are antithetical to mine. As for who I think is better in the O'Donnell/Coons election, I think that I'll prefer the full-on Marxist, because hopefully he'll be so horrible that it'll motivate Delawareans to throw him out in the next election. Meanwhile, if that embarrassment O'Donnell won, it'd be the Republicans who have an embarrassment to deal with. Look at Alan Grayson (D) in Florida, he's doing more damage to Democrats than a Republican ever could, and so count yourselves lucky if O'Donnell loses. God knows her parading about trying to convince people that masturbating is bad (if masturbating is bad, I'm going to the Hitler level of Hell) and that she's not a witch (uh, duh?). However, Miss Clouthier, I did appreciate this part of your post, which will be the exit quotation to mine.
P.S. NO ONE believes the old Republican guard has learned their lesson. NO ONE. Can we just chuck this straw man right now? Set it on fire. Throw it in the streets and stomp it so you can make sure it’s not just dead, it’s libertarian dead (really super, extra special, smarty pants dead). What people in the Tea Party believe is that 2010 is a START. And then, there’s 2012, where a whole bunch of scumbag Senators are up for re-election. Guess what? They’re going to be primaried and lose, too. This wave Is Not Stopping.
I'm glad that's a common sentiment.