Archive for April 3, 2009

…after all when morality is relative why should this bother you:

The Taliban flogged a 17 year-old girl in public for in Pakistan’s northwestern region of Swat, where Sharia law was introduced after the government reached a truce with the Taliban in February. The girl was seen in public with a man who was not her husband. This is what happens when you allow the Taliban to control a region.

Maybe these are the “moderate” taliban” we have been hearing about, after all they didn’t kill her.

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…wardrobe. Or actually the coverage thereof.

Correct me if I’m wrong Michelle Obama was a professional in her own right. She is the quintessential modern woman who had husband career and family and managed to juggle it well. She did make some gaffe’s on the London trip but that’s not what this is about.

There is a lot of talk about what she is wearing, the pearls etc etc etc.

Aren’t we past the point where the main story on a powerful woman is the amount of pearls she wears? I would think so. I wonder what the Reclusive Leftist would say about it?

I guess the celebrity culture trumps all.

That Bigot Betty White…

Posted: April 3, 2009 in oddities
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…at least that must be what Richard Cohen would conclude.

Was watching the old Match Game on the game show network this morning after sleeping late. It’s one of those old shows that are still funny as the years go by.

Well a younger Betty White was on and a question was “Sgt Preston was so alone for so long he married his blank.” when she said Husky she shouted to the booing audience: “Who else would he marry?”

Obviously the entire Match Game cast and crew and audience under the Cohen rule must have been a bunch of racist bigot, homophobes etc etc etc since the concept that he might have married another Mountie never occurred to them.

When you watch old television you can’t help but notice this kind of stuff, it’s amazing what film can do.

(Actually it’s amazing what was considered racy on those old shows too…)