Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fashion Terrorists

I wasn't even aware of the "scandal" that arose over Rachael Ray's scarf in a Dunkin Donuts ad, but apparently, the company has pulled the offending spot. Conservative bloggers, such as Michelle Malkin said the scarf looked like a keffiyeh, and could be construed as a symbol of Palestinian jihad.

Noting that if product placement were all it took to bring down America, a Daily Kos frontpager wrote:

"To bring America to its knees, all Bin Laden must do is make his next video while drinking from a can of Coca Cola. The nation would erupt in chaos; Coca Cola sales would vanish into nothingness. In his next video, he could casually munch potato chips; the entire snack industry would collapse. One after another, he could film himself driving an American car; he could insert himself into a Girls Gone Wild video; he could appear next to a caveman, or a gecko, or Captain Crunch; he could enroll in DeVry University. On the day he refinanced his home at new historically low rates, the United States housing market would collapse irretrievably. One by one, he could decimate the entire economic fabric of America merely by association. Not one person in fifty would be willing to buck social trends and still buy Coca Cola if Bin Laden was seen drinking it; our consumer-based economy would be destroyed."

That's what happens sometimes when you carrying things out to their logical conclusion. You realize how illogical they are.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Be my friend...and die!

Jewish people that are not right-wing realize that when a right-wing Christian acts all friendly to their people it's not because he's being friendly in a Christian way, but it's because he wants them to die in the Rapture.

Or so a Jewish friend once told me.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Goals and consequences

"McCain wants to stay in Iraq until no more Americans are getting killed, no matter how long it takes and how many Americans get killed achieving that goal -- that is, the goal of not getting any more Americans killed. And once that goal is achieved, we'll stay."

- Hendrick Hertzberg, The New Yorker
While maybe accurate and funny, also simplistic.

Click here and look for Austin Bay's video presentation entitled: "A Rapid U.S. Military Withdrawal from Iraq". It's about 20 minutes long and definitely worth it. He starts with historical analysis and ends with seven hypothetical situations. I did not detect an agenda.

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