Archive for March 8, 2010

I didn’t hear about the Dan Rather “Watermelon” business until a few minutes ago, which begs two questions…

1. Did I not hear about it because the MSM protects its own?

2. Did I not hear about it because nobody watches Chris Matthews show so nobody knew it happened?

So if a former news anchor takes a rhetorical fall in a show with few real viewers does he make a sound?

I guess so.

Oh and I guess we live in the post racial society because this story doesn’t rate a memeorandum link at all. I wonder if it would have been different if his name was Brit Hume?

Update: I figured it was implicit in the link that this was left coast rebel’s story. I haven’t heard any feedback on it but on reflection I really should have given him an explicit shout out. Consider it done.

Iraq reality vs Iraq fantasy…

Posted: March 8, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news, war
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Yesterday at the Oscars that I didn’t watch, a movie that I didn’t see, painting yet another grim picture of a war that hollywood still doesn’t support managed to win an Oscar.

War is a grim thing and those who fight it understand that its ending is a wonderful thing but wars are fought for a reason and for a result.

Meanwhile in the real world Iraq had an election yesterday and despite violence by those who want to kill this very young republic. They don’t seem to be succeeding.

Hollywood’s biggest failure has been their repeated attempts to convince the American People that Iraq is Vietnam and their attempts to paint the soldiers of Iraq the same way they painted Vietnam vets.

When Adrienne did such a good job doing it yesterday:

If we neglect our duties to God, which is a sin by the way, eventually the curtain will begin to be drawn around our souls. Our “system” will be overwhelmed, our intellect dulled, and we will be unprepared for the battles we will surely face in the upcoming years. The powers of darkness are fierce, unrelenting, and working overtime.

Yup that’s about right.


Definition via

1. attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles.
2. discrimination or devaluation based on a person’s sex, as in restricted job opportunities; esp., such discrimination directed against women.

Liberal Caveat:

This definition does not all will not apply at any time when the woman in question is Sarah Palin to Wit, this joke…

KATHY GRIFFIN: She was so famous as Governor, you know, when John McCain picked her after meeting her for ten minutes. And, um, that must have been some blowjob.

Is not to be considered sexist, demeaning to women or an example of objectifying women.


Lets see if the media that had a cow over Joker images decides this is beyond the pale.