Archive for June 15, 2010

…about what it was exactly it was that made the 9th Doctor decide to leave the series after only one season:

“I was open-minded but I decided after my experience on the first series that I didn’t want to do any more,” he said.

“I didn’t enjoy the environment and the culture that we, the cast and crew, had to work in.

“I thought if I stay in this job, I’m going to have to blind myself to certain things that I thought were wrong.”

Now that is a VERY interesting statement since it directly contradicts Russel Davies interview of last year:

Was Christopher Eccleston always only going to do it for a year?

That was always the plan, and then the plan got fumbled because the newspapers found out about it. Can you imagine what a shock that regeneration would have been if they hadn’t known? We got better at that over the years, found ways to keep other secrets. Nonetheless, Chris Eccleston is just a blazing comet of talent, and we are lucky to have had him for even a short time. I’m so grateful to have had him.

Someone is not telling the truth. And fans would like something a more definite answer:

I’m a tad frustrated by this. A bit like the Katy Perry storm in a bra-cup yesterday, this is only half a story. The whole story would be exposing exactly what Eccleston had a problem with that caused him to quit – and why does this conflict with the reports that he only intended to do one season anyway? Somebody needs to pin him down and get a straight answer.

I think not, I suspect a more definite answer will get him blacklisted.

Via Sparky mark at the Doctor Who Livejournal forum

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…I wonder what he will say about these Islamic clerics:

Sheik Yuusuf Abuu Hamza. an official from the city’s Islamist administration confirmed the arrest of world cup fans, accusing them of being guilty against Islam. “They have made a big mistake; they didn’t obey the orders not to watch the un-Islamic event of football so they will face punishment,” the militant official said.

But they can’t be racist, they’re not American. Not to mention the fact that they are Islamic and I’m sure that Mr. Zirin knows the penalty for insulting Islam. Hint it’s not removing PayPal privileges.

Via Tim Blair who Zirin will have no problem calling a racist for this great snark:

They’re a notably cruel bunch. Maybe they’ll make them watch it again.

All kidding aside at Blair’s link there is even worse on the subject.

Speaking of Blair I wonder if they are playing under Canadian rules?

For our liberal friends there is nothing in the conservative mind that can’t be explained by conservative racism. Not even the like or dislike of Soccer:

“When we say Americans don’t play soccer we are thinking of the big white people who live in the suburbs. Tens of millions of Hispanic Americans [and other nationalities] do play, and watch and read about soccer.” In other words, Beck rejects soccer because his idealized “real America” – in all its monochromatic glory – rejects it as well. To be clear, I know a lot of folks who can’t stand soccer. It’s simply a matter of taste. But for Beck it’s a lot more than, “Gee. It’s kind of boring.” Instead it’s, “Look out whitey! Felipe Melo’s gonna get your mama!”

Yes and those “Hispanic” (what exactly does “Hispanic” mean anyway? Are all “Hispanics” from the island of Hispaniola? Since that was named by a European isn’t the very name “Hispanic” a racist imperial label?) also watch baseball and football? Do black Americans favor basketball and football because of some idealized “real American” dream? Jonah Goldberg answers this nonsense in detail only because his readers request it.

As with women’s professional basketball, journalistic and other elites tell the masses they’re supposed to love it – and they just don’t. Moreover they resent being told to “evolve” in their sports tastes.

While I was typing this I watched a bit of the first round Brazil vs. North Korea match. It took one of the power houses of the world 50 minutes to score a goal against one of the planets true basket cases. Now that’s excitement. Goldberg then plays the clincher:

Oh one last thing about this racism nonsense. How many competitors in the World Cup are from nations guilty of ethnic cleansing in the last decade or two? How many are represent racist regimes? How many refuse to play sports against Israelis or let their women play sports (publicly) at all? A reader reminded me of the tendency of European soccer fans to make monkey noises at black players. I googled “monkey noises” and “soccer” and found no shortage of such stories.

But of course the race card like the Spy in Stratego is only allowed to be played upon a particular target.

Geller 1 PayPal 0

Posted: June 15, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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PayPal decided to play games with Pam Geller.

They Lost.

I guess CAIR will need a new press release.

My thought was to Alinsky them, Pam decided after making them squirm to go with GPAL. And many conservatives might follow.

Good plan PayPal, good plan! You get a Nelson: