Archive for April, 2011

So you really ought to Click here and check out the new site because that’s where I’ll be posting from now on.

But keep this site handy, I’ll leave it up as an archive and if there is a CRASH at the other site I’ll post here as an emergency blog spot.

Has somebody hacked and stolen your blog or something? Glad you asked. I’m in the process of moving to my own domain. I hope to have all my posts overthere starting Monday.

I’ll be slowing rebuilding links, features, etc over there as time permits. It might be short some images, but from this point I’ll be starting to push the links in that direction rather than this one.

Oh and I’ll be selling some ad space over there in conjunction with the radio show. Thus the list of Advertisers. I’m not going to do blogads at least not for now.

Although I’ve imported posts the images didn’t go over well so I’ll be using this site as a permanent archive and as an emergency posting location if the other site goes down.

Update: If you missed the show and need it to judge (and of course you shouldn’t vote without hearing it) it’s here.

And please patronize our advertisers, they make the show and my mortgage payments possible.

Update 2: It’s interesting to note that people who heard the debate live tended to vote for Attila and people who listened to the podcast tended to vote for Stacy thus far.

Looking at these stories I can’t help but think of this poem:

Take up the White Man’s burden–
Send forth the best ye breed–
Go bind your sons to exile
To serve your captives’ need;
To wait in heavy harness,
On fluttered folk and wild–
Your new-caught, sullen peoples,
Half-devil and half-child. Kipling 1899

What else can one think when you see headlines like this:

NYT:

Afghans Avenge Florida Koran Burning, Killing 12

Think about what that headline implies, AVENGE. Words mean things. AVENGE suggest a just retaliation for an act. This suggests that the New York Times finds their acts a legitimate response to the burning of a Koran.

Over at the Guardian they actually have a poll asking who is responsible for these actions and as of this moment 9:44 a.m. EST 46% of the respondents blame the killings on Terry Jones.

I don’t have a lot of respect for Jones but I wonder, would those same people who blame him for the killings blame the “artist” who put up the painting of Christ/Palin and Christ/monkey up if he was attacked by a violent Christian Cult?

What’s the bottom line, both the Times, and the Guardian have concluded that we can’t expect better from the people and those who are busy blaming Jones for these murders consider the Afghans inferiors “half devil and half child”. We CAN’T expect civilized behavior from such people.

How is such an attitude by these papers any different that Kipling’s?

I’m not outraged over the burning of the Koran, I’m outraged at the murder of innocent people and the Fatwa against an US citizen for free speech, and if you consider yourself civilized you should too.