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Upgrading to latest version of MovableType. This is just a test.

P.S. So far, so good? :-)

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 12/11/03 09:29:03 PM
Categorized as Other.


Hot Off the Keyboard at Dyspeptic Mutterings

Don't miss it.

Mister Hand... turning... into Mister... Fist. Must Fisk... Drooling... Idiocy... Stat!

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 12/11/03 02:49:00 PM
Categorized as Religious.


"'Twas the Night Before Kwanzaa"

By Kathy Shaidle of relapsed catholic.

'Twas the night before Kwanzaa
And all through the 'hood,
Maulana Karenga was up to no good.

He'd tortured a woman and spent time in jail.
He needed a new scam that just wouldn't fail.
("So what if I stuck some chick's toe in a vice?
Nobody said revolution was nice!")

The Sixties were over. Now what would he do?
Why, he went back to school — so that's "Dr." to you!
He once ordered shootouts at UCLA.
Now he teaches Black Studies just miles away.

Then to top it all off, the good Doctor's new plan
Was to get rid of Christmas and piss off The Man.

Karenga invented a fake holiday.
He called the thing Kwanzaa. "Hey, what's that you say?

"You don't get what's 'black' about Maoist baloney?
You say that my festival's totally phony?

"Who cares if corn isn't an African crop?
Who cares if our harvest's a month or two off?
Who cares if Swahili's not our mother tongue?
A lie for The Cause never hurt anyone!

"Umoja! Ujima! Kujichagulia, too!
Collectivist crap never sounded so cool!
Those guilty white liberals — easy to fool.
Your kids will now celebrate Kwanzaa in school!"

And we heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight:
"Happy Kwanzaa to all, except if you're white!"

(Woo-hoo! I've been censored! and 'Twas the Night Before Kwanzaa...)

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 12/11/03 11:24:30 AM
Categorized as Social/Cultural.


Re: Dean & Gore

Paul (who used to be a Democrat) writes again:

When you think about it, the Gore endorsement actually makes perfect sense; he and Dean have formed the "angry" coalition of the Democratic Party. Gore's still angry about Florida 2000, and Dean, well, he's just generally angry (as evidenced by that fundraiser; apparently the offensive remarks weren't enough to keep him from speaking... and taking the money).
Making jokes about how the wife of the Vice-President looks? Or Condi Rice? Apparently they're still using the same juvenile methods they tried in the fall of 2000 on Katharine Harris (which didn't work then, either).

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 12/11/03 09:18:11 AM
Categorized as Political.


What Al Gore's Endorsement of Howard Dean Really Means

Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode XXXVI

Courtesy of MSNBC, yesterday (embedded ellipses in original):

Dean’s biggest problems are not in Iowa, but south and east of the Hawkeye State. Although Gore once represented Tennessee in the Senate, it remains to be seen how well Dean will be able to appeal to Southern voters.
In 1988, Gore, who vied for the Democratic nomination, ended up endorsing the man who defeated him, Massachusetts Gov. Mike Dukakis.
With Gore backing another New Englander for the 2004 nomination, his endorsement from 1988 comes to mind.
“I’ve seen a candidate who has what it takes to reach out to the independent, mainstream Americans who will make the difference ... particularly in the South,” Gore declared as he endorsed Dukakis.
“He’s going to send George Bush packing and bring the Democratic Party home.”
As he accepted Gore’s endorsement in Nashville on June 16, 1988, Dukakis said: “We aren’t going to concede one single state in this country . . . and that includes the states of the South.”
Both Dukakis in 1988 and Gore in 2000 carried Iowa. But neither Dukakis nor Gore was able to win any Southern states. The South would be Dean’s toughest challenge in 2004, if he wins the nomination.

Notice that the article ends with these most revealing quotations. Most readers won't have gotten that far.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 12/11/03 07:30:23 AM
Categorized as Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode & Political.


Boycott Planned Parenthood in Austin

Here is their website:

Planned Parenthood is planning on building a flagship clinic in Austin which would dramatically increase the number of abortions performed here in town. Like the international boycott organized against companies doing business with South Africa's apartheid regime, Austinites led by concrete supplier Chris Danze have organized a boycott to encourage local construction contractors not to profit from an association with Planned Parenthood. You can read news about the boycott, learn about Planned Parenthood's racially eugenic history, and find out which contractors are abstaining and participating in the project....

So, Faithful Reader, considering what the Supreme Court is capable of these days, how long do you think it will be before they find that Planned Parenthood has a constitutional right to get government at various levels to pass laws to prohibit non-cooperation with Planned Parenthood or to punish such non-cooperation?

See also

(Thanks, Amy.)

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 12/11/03 07:15:27 AM
Categorized as Social/Cultural.


John Lott Debunks Myths About Florida 2000 Election

At NRO yesterday:

Headlines this weekend recited the old line "Dems accuse Bush of stealing the 2000 election." Former U.S. Representative Carrie Meek received a wildly enthusiastic response from delegates to the Florida Democratic convention with calls that "We should be ready for revenge!" Retired General Wesley Clark told delegates he fought for democracy and free elections in Vietnam and Europe only to see "the taking" of the presidency by Republicans in 2000. Senator John Edwards said, "We had more votes; we won!" Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts said: "None of us are going to forget." More vaguely, Senator Joe Lieberman claimed that Bush "stretched the truth" to get his way in 2000. Of course, Terry McAuliffe was beating the same old drum. They should all get over it.
The stolen election supposedly incorporated many wrongs, but foremost was discrimination against Democratic African-American voters: Faulty voting machines were said to have thrown out their votes at higher rates. Also included are claims that the voters' intent wasn't properly divined, that Republicans on the Supreme Court felt compelled to covertly snatch the election, and that African-Americans were intimidated into not voting or were erroneously placed on the ineligible list at higher rates than other racial groups.
These charges have been rebutted before, but with so much misinformation and people's short memories simply accepting the charges, many risk believing that they are true. There has also been new research — of which most people may not be aware — which helps replace myth with reality....

Here is the USA Today report on the recount(s):

Who would have won if Al Gore had gotten the manual counts he requested in four counties?
Answer: George W. Bush.
Who would have won if the U.S. Supreme Court had not stopped the hand recount of undervotes, which are ballots that registered no machine-readable vote for president?
Answer: Bush, under 3 of 4 standards.
Who would have won if all disputed ballots - including those rejected by machines because they had more than one vote for president - had been recounted by hand?
Answer: Bush, under the 2 most widely used standards; Gore, under the 2 least used.
Who does it appear most voters intended to vote for?
Answer: Gore.

Lookee there. Had to get a "Gore" answer in there somehow. By divining voters' intentions.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 12/11/03 06:59:22 AM
Categorized as Political.


"In Your Dreams"

The Communist Pittsburgh Post-Gazette runs a five-part series this week on dreams.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 12/11/03 06:51:10 AM
Categorized as Other.


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