Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Pot pouri

Congratulations!...The Iraq war has now lasted longer than WW II, as of 9:30 last night.

In the recent soccer World Cup, the authorities announced a crack down on racial slurs on the field. Any player who used such a slur was to be ejected and his team penalized by losing three points...essentially a forfiet. In the United States we know about the N word but the most offensive word in europe is French...So what was the racial epithet that was so eggregious? It was the exact same word that Senator George Allen used to describe a dark skinned man at his campaign stop in rural is worth noting that Senator Allen's mother was a French Citizen who lived in North Africa where the insult was born, so he knew full well what he was saying and knew that it was a racial insult.

"Macaca" is derived from macaque which means "Monkey." Imagine if Senator Allen had used the English translation instead of the French while speaking to a black American cameraman? His campaign would be over already. It will be interesting to watch the weaseling.

Both Tennessee Senatorial candidates are opposed to gay marriage. I am glad that they both see this as such an important issue since it affects so many of us in such a personal way. What I'm trying to say is "How stupid can you people be?" Even if jesus had royally condemned gay marriage, which he never did in any way shape or form, how in the heck could that be a bigger deal than the Bush Administration's royal Fubar of Iraq?...the death of our planet from Global warming?...The impending destruction of the Social Security system by Republicans?... The Tennessee Alabama football game?

Come on, people...Where are your priorities?



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