Monthly Archive: February 2006

Olympians I

God bless Joey Cheek for taking the nobility of success in competition up a notch with the nobility of charitable purpose. God bless Ted Ligety for making our “major” sports-addicted media dilettantes look like the buffoons they are. (“Bode! Bode! Bode! Bode! Bode! HEY! Who’s that guy?”) God bless the women of the U.S. Olympic …

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Why “They” Hate Us II

Picking up from last week, the rest of the “whys:” We profess family values but turn a blind eye to malnourished children and their sexually active siblings and parents the world over, if their religious beliefs don’t square with ours. We’re against terminating pregnancies but also oppose the use of effective means of preventing them. …

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Why “They” Hate Us I

In no particular order: In the name of “freedom of speech,” we publish and republish cartoons that gratuitously debase a faith-based belief of 1.1 billion people of peace and good will – then profess shock that the few (but growing numbers of) militants among them exploit those acts for violent purposes. (Okay, hypothetical question: You …

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Teww Sssssaxxy fer Mysssssaaalf

[Warning! Particularly curmudgeonly fulminations ahead. If you’re under, say, 35 and female you might want to spend your allotted time elsewhere.] I suppose it’s a peculiar tribute to the pervasiveness of television in our culture that virtually every American female under the age of 35 sounds like Tori Spelling or one of the other aurally …

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