Friday, October 21, 2005

Muslim DVD sparks Christian riot
That headline seems a little weird, right? So how come this one surprises no one?

I've been doing a lot of thinking recently about people who demand not only that others tolerate their world view, but that they exclaim it as well. This is a prime example of that.

I plan to write a more substantial post about this idea in the coming days, but use this to get you thinking.

Sorry I haven't been around
I've taken on more responsibilities and been increasingly busy. Longer days, more to do, etc. Also, yesterday I had to travel.

I'll try to post some things I've been thinking about later on today, maybe tomorrow.

Keep an eye out.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Finally, some sense out of the YDN. Some may remember my related post.

I'll never understand why the African American community is upset when the only thing known about a criminal is that he's black, and police release this information. If a crime is committed by a caucasian, hispanic, south asian, asian or member of any other ethnic community, and that's all the cops know, it's ok to release that information. But when it's released about a black, the black community screams victim.

Stupid, and racist.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Glenn Reynolds is excited that his forthcoming book is up on Amazon, that he found out about it from a blog rather than from his publisher, and that he's up to #905 on the Amazon bestseller list, despite the lack of cover art.

I wonder, though, is he excited about the fact that it's price is already marked down a full 34%?

My dream
Someday I will channel my old-man rants into a form of writing that might actually approach this level of cohesion.

Say what you want about the man's radio show
But don't try to tell me that Rush Limbaugh is anything less than brilliant. You may disagree with his political philosophy, and I'll be the first to admit that his radio show does little besides appeal to the lowest common denominator—but the man is smart. He writes well, he knows what he stands for, and he can argue just about anything convincingly.

There's a reason he was the pioneer in conservative talk radio. He figured out the system and gamed it to the extreme. And it's no wonder he's stayed the most popular—his biggest competitor is Sean Hannity, whose show is crap. I listen to both from time to time, and while I think Rush's show is mostly useless, he at least understands what he's saying at all times—Hannity, by way of contrast, often makes it abundantly clear that he has no idea what he's talking about. Laura Ingram is my personal favorite, but she has a less attractive timeslot&8212;falls at the end of the East Coast commute, the middle of the Midwest commute, and the beginning of the West Coast commute—which will continue to limit her possible audience. But I digress.

The column linked above is Rush's explanation of why conservatives—social and fiscal alike—have concerns about the Miers nomination, and why it doesn't show a crack-up in the Republican Party. I think he's pretty much right, and he explains himself well. Take a look. It has its faults, sure—I don't agree with everything he says—but on the balance it's a pretty strong piece.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

I don't buy it—but maybe somebody else will!

My blog is worth $111,778.92.
How much is your blog worth?

Will the pursuit of ratings at CNN never cease? This headline is a big tease: Oscar winner goes topless on Italian TV. I had visions of myself searching the internet for hot pictures of Halle Berry, or someone remotely similar. Click through to find out why I won't be pursuing such pictures.