Archive for December 2002

DING DONG, THE WITCH (OR WIZARD/WARLOCK I SUPPOSE) IS DEAD

Lott stepping down as majority leader.

HAVE YOU CONTACTED YOUR REPUBLICAN SENATOR LATELY?

If not you may want to .take a moment and tell them what you think they should do with Trent Lott.

DOES YOUR TIVO THINK YOU’RE GAY?

Mike Binder, creator and star of [“The Mind of the Married Man”], had set his home TiVo to record his 1999 movie, “The Sex Monster,” about a man whose wife becomes bisexual. After that, Mr. Binder’s TiVo assumed he would enjoy a steady stream of gay programming. Unnerved, he counteracted the onslaught by recording the Playboy Channel and MTV’s spring break bikini coverage. It worked, he says. “My TiVo doesn’t look at me funny anymore.”
His wife, however, was taken aback when she saw all the half-naked women he was ordering through TiVo. He told her those women meant nothing to him: “I’m just counterprogramming because TiVo thinks I’m gay.” She was unamused. The incident inspired an episode of his show.

Just don’t go too far or it’ll think you’re a Nazi.

STILL ON THAT SUBJECT

Rod Dreher has a good piece on the relevance of The Two Towers in today’s world, though I think he’s a bit light on the presence of evil in the world angle.

LORD OF THE RINGS

The Two Towers just plain rocked. Don’t know if he’s eligible for it, but Andy Serkis/Smeagol/Gollum deserves the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

OSAMA IS THE NEW SAURON

Kind of anyway.

SLOW DAY

For the life of me I can’t find anything that really strikes my blogging fancy. Oh well, off to see The Two Towers in an hour.

FROM THE CORNER

STATE OF THE PARTY [Jim Robbins]
Another thing to consider with respect to Trent Lott is that if he goes down over something as inconsequential as an off-the-cuff remark, it will be a big win for the Dems. Regardless of all the reasons conservatives may have for wanting to replace the senator, using this event as the catalyst only shows the other team how easy it is to bring down Republican leaders. Note that Clinton did many worse things, but he survived because the Dems closed ranks, plain and simple. The GOP is hardly strong enough electorally to indulge infighting on this scale.
The Corner

I think Robbins is wrong here. Kicking Lott out doesn’t show that we’re weak, it shows that we’re strong and principled. Republicans aren’t afraid to get rid of their Senate leader on the grounds of idiocy because they know that their ranks are deep enough to fill in for him. This isn’t the Dems forcing him out here, it the Republicans and I think it shows backbone and that Republicans won’t stand for crap like what Clinton put the Dems through.
Republicans shouldn’t aspire to be able to close ranks and blindly support somebody who’s wrong. They should aspire to stand on principles, and getting rid of Lott as Majority Leader is a perfect example of that. Robbins seems to be arguing here that if Clinton had been a Republican then Republicans should have closed ranks and supported his purjury and THAT is what the Republicans can’t afford to indulge in.

WE HAVE YOUR BABY JESUS

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
WE HAVE YOUR BABY JESUS. IF YOU EVER WANNA SEE YOUR BABY JESUS AGAIN, LEAVE 800 DOLLARS IN SMALL BILLS, NOT TRACEABLE, IN THE MAILBOX OF… WE WILL CONTACT YOU LATER WITH FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.
YOURS TRULY,
Me, him and the other kid who was really scared and didn’t want to take your baby Jesus and the whole time all he did was say stuff like you’re going to hell, this isn’t right, stop.

*SIGH*

You start to realize you might be hanging out in the wrong circles online when you’re confronted with a reasoned proof that Yoda could kick Gandalf’s ass.