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December 16, 2005

A Non-Issue in his Mind

Spotted this over at La Shawn Barber's blog this morning:

Morgan Freeman: Black History Month is "ridiculous"

It’s a little early for Black History Month, but I thought I’d share. I don’t really like actor Morgan Freeman, but I wouldn’t mind having a cup of coffee with him as long as he’s saying things like this:

"I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history..."

The notion of a special month for black history may be hurting rather than helping efforts for racial equality, Freeman believes. When Wallace wonders whether racist attitudes may be harder to eradicate without the education that Black History Month provides, Freeman retorts: "How are we going to get rid of racism? Stop talking about it!" (SOURCE)

Yeah, right. I wish it were so, Mr. Freeman. But the "civil rights" hustle industry isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Its race-baiters workers aren't about to give it up and get real jobs. They'll make sure we all keep talking about it. An honest day's work (for a change) would do their souls good, but hey, race baiters have to pay the bills, too, don't they?

Also see What Black History Month means to me.
Note: I forgot to link to the source earlier.
Addendum: I take it back! I liked Freeman in Glory and on The Electric Company kids' show.

I myself have always loved Morgan Freeman's performances and as La Shawn says: Morgan in right. Race isn't an issue for the most part unless you bring it into the conversation under other than contextual circumstances.

Personally, I've never really batted an eye one way or the other when 'Black History Month' is upon us. If anything, I've always learned something 'new' about black history that I didn't know before; I walk away feeling better that I learned something and I integrate it into my vocabulary and how I accord myself in life.

Morgan's statement(s) are indicative of someone striving to treat everyone he meets as an equal. What he said cannot be made any simpler: you don't refer to people as 'that black person so-and-so' or 'that white chick blah-blah-blah - you call them by name, not by their ethnic background.

It still boggles me that while I strive to treat people equally on every basis that there are still some that work to push a distinction into your face at every waking moment. It's the hypocrisy that boggles me: on one hand, there are groups that beg, scream, plead, and demand that they be treated 'just like everyone else' and yet they also want to be singled out for that very distinction like it's some sort of special label that entitles them to special treatment.

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Red Herring Panic

I saw this over at Michelle Malkin's blog - a story about the White House authorizing what boils down to illegal wiretaps/phonetaps.

I thought to myself Uh-ohhh - the barking moonbats will be screaming about this for months. and then thought Have to wait and see what this is all about after the dust settles as there is always a 'jump to conclusions' when some big story like this breaks.

I then went over to Drudge Report to see if it had been updated and found this:

As I initially suspected, this 'story' isn't really anything earth-shattering - it's just a warm-up teaser for another 'tell-all' book.

Leave it to the NYT to shill for another author that will attempt to push another 'police state' theory-gone-true....yet another reason that:

  1. More and more people are getting tired of the same 'Bush Lied - People Died' mantra coming from the supposed 'neutral' media.

  2. Newspapers are losing readers for crap exactly like this.

  3. Internet news is becoming more and more sought after - if not for the 'neutral' bias that people hope to find in the news media, then for the sheer fact that people are seeking confirmation on the credibility of stories such as this.

  4. People are becoming tired of biased media.
The surprising thing is that Drudge ran with the initial story as it was vomited out by the NYT. It's surprising because Drudge goes through some sort of confirmation process to avoid crap like this.

Hmmm....maybe he's not feeling good today. At least he's big enough to fess up to the mistake/error and put the real reason(s) behind the initial story out for the public to see instead of pulling some sort of 'fake, but accurate' crap like CBS News did.

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December 15, 2005

M*A*S*H Trivia

For some reason, I've been watching re-runs of M*A*S*H on the Hallmark Channel every night.

This morning, I was checking out some acting credits on IMDB about the show and found some interesting trivia:

  • Jamie Farr and Alan Alda were the only two cast members to actually serve in the U.S. Army - Alda was a gunnery officer in Korea after the 1953 Armistice and Farr was stationed in Japan during the Korean War.

  • Alan Alda's contract stated that there had to be one surgery scene for each episode filmed.

  • After the news of Col. Blake's death shocked the world, the very next night on "The Carol Burnett Show" (1967), the opening shot was of "Henry Blake" in a smoking raft, waving his arms, hollering, "I'm OK!" I'm OK!"

  • Frank Burns had three middle names during his time on the show: W., Marion and D.

  • Frank Burns' nickname "Ferret Face" came from his brother; he mentioned it to Hawkeye and Trapper John once, during a rare drinking binge, and they never forgot it. (Even BJ's first words to Burns when they met were "What say, Ferret Face?")

  • Colonel Potter was a cavalry officer during the first world war.

    (Actually, he was an enlisted man during WWI - when his character was introduced, he showed Radar his Good Conduct Medal and pointed out that only enlisted men could get them.)

  • McLean Stevenson, who played Lt. Col. Henry Blake, died of a heart attack on 15 February 1996. The next day, 16 February, Roger Bowen, who played Lt. Col. Henry Blake in the movie, died of the same cause.

  • While he never played an instrument in any episode, one of Major Burns' prized possessions was a white award Bible he won for playing organ.

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December 14, 2005

Blog Housekeeping

I've updated/modified the 'Links' section over on the right-hand side - mostly removing links that are dead (my definition of dead is no update in over two months).

If anyone comes across a dead/inactive link, let me know. If I've de-linked you and you feel that your site is still 'operational', drop me a line and I'll put it back up.

SIDE NOTE: I've only purposefully de-linked one person because they were IMO acting like an ass-hatted clown and that was Maria; she was (and still is I suppose) suffering from BDS and the 'sheer horror' that happened in New Orleans and wasn't keen on allowing anyone to contradict her. Hey - her blog, her perogative.....but it's intellecutally dishonest IMO.

Also, if anyone thinks that there's a link that should be included, let me know again; I'll check it out and see if it's something IMHO that deserves a link.....it's not like I've got people flooding my e-mail with recommendations you know....

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Iraqi Elections

One of the infamous chants that the anti-war/anti-Bush/anti-intelligence crowd likes to use is 'This is what democracy looks like!'.


THIS is what democracy looks like.

And so does this - and how about this?

I'm no expert on the definition of 'democracy', but it would appear that these are pretty decent examples that refute the 'spread of imperialism' that the United States is supposedly subjecting the Iraqi people to....

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Fun with Audacity

Since I'm not in school for the moment, I'm taking advantage of the 'free time' to indulge in a little......silliness. Part of that 'silliness' is messing around with sound files using Audacity.

Check out Howard Dean as I imagine his voice in a surrealistic nightmare: Howie the Monster (MP3 file format)...

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December 13, 2005

Tookie Time

Convicted killer Williams put to death in Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO - Convicted killer Stanley Tookie Williams, the Crips gang co-founder whose case stirred a national debate about capital punishment versus the possibility of redemption, was executed Tuesday morning.

Williams, 51, died at 12:35 a.m. after receiving a lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison, officials said. Before the execution, he was "complacent, quiet and thoughtful," Corrections Department spokeswoman Terry Thornton said.

I was thinking that he'd try to pull some sort of 'death chamber rebellion' to show that he's a 'remade man' and that he's fighting for his life. Apparently, he went into chill mode and faced his execution like a man.

Of course, now this 'man' is DEAD. And as I said to a friend via e-mail this afternoon:

We watched FoxNews last night for what I called 'Tookie Time' - 12:01 am and it ended 34 minutes later with one scumbag removed from the gene pool on this planet.

Do I shed any tears? Only for the victims that weren't given a chance to plea for clemency....

So.....I won't say 'rest in peace Tookie' - not now. Instead, I'll instead be touting this execution as proof-positive that there is some amount of justice in the world. And I'll be wishing Tookie an eternity of anguish in Hell as he becomes Satans 'fluffer' and has pineapples shoved up his ass - sideways - until the end of time.

Tookie is dead. He deserved it. His execution will be a harbinger of things-to-come for those that decide that they're gonna take another person's life without a geniune reason: murder someone and you will die.

Any questions?

Michelle Malkin has a huge round-up about 'Tookie Time' - check it out.

UPDATE: The 'Save Tookie' lemmings are going to continue to prove Tookie was innocent much like O.J. Simpson was going to find the 'real killers'. I wonder if they'll keep going even if the money dries up.....?

UPDATE II: Zoombie has some intersesting photos along with on-hand information/insight about the Tookie lemmings that protested outside of San Quentin last night.

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December 11, 2005

RIP Richard Pryor

Pioneering Comedian Richard Pryor Dies

LOS ANGELES - Richard Pryor startled audiences with his foul-mouthed routines, but his universal and frequently personal insights propelled him into one of Hollywood's biggest stars.

The pioneering comedian, whose audacious style influenced generations of standup artists, died Saturday of a heart attack at age 65, said his business manager, Karen Finch. He had been ill for years with multiple sclerosis, a degenerative disease of the nervous system.

"By expressing his heart, anger and joy, Richard Pryor took comedy to its highest form," Steve Martin said.

A series of hit comedies and concert films in the '70s and '80s helped make Pryor one of Hollywood's highest paid stars, and he was one of the first black performers with enough leverage to cut his own deals. In 1983, he signed a $40 million, five-year contract with Columbia Pictures.

His films included "Stir Crazy," "Silver Streak," "Which Way Is Up?" and "Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip."

My wife and I still quote Richard Pryor when he talked about seeing a dense gazelle being taken down by a cheetah while on a safari in Africa:

What'd you say?!


Say What?


Rest in Peace Richard - like most gifted people who brought humor and laughter to millions and enjoyed doing it, you will be missed.

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TIck Tock, Tick Tock

Still waiting for Governor Schwarzenegger to make a decision on Stanley 'Tookie" Williams plea for clemency.

I'm wondering if the governor will take the pleas for 'clemency' from the four victims murdered wtih a shotgun made to Tookie into account.

And here's something that can be classified 'from the mouths of babes': the other night I was listening to The John & Ken Show on KFI 640 from Los Angeles and they were talking about Tookie. My kid listened to this stuff for a few minutes and asked me about it. I explained what I knew about the case and what was happening now with Tookie's asking for clemency.

My daughter got a thoughtful look on her face and said: 'Well, he killed some people and has to pay for it. It's not right to kill people and he deserves his punishment' Like I said - a wisdom years ahead of her time.

And before anyone spouts off about my 'polluting' her mind with conservative 'garbage', I'll tell you this: I always - always preface anything I tell my kid with the fact that I'm telling her my opinion versus the fact(s) of a situation. My wife and I work overtime to ensure that she knows what-is-what as opposed to what we think about any specific situation. This is probably the one thing that worries me about raising a child in this day & age: making sure that she can think for herself instead of simply parroting what is blathered about in the media.

In any case, here (once again) is what I'm hoping the governor will say to Tookie:

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