More Anti-Anti-PC

Stuart Carlson at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a stupid cartoon about the FDNY statue.

OK, so my question is, if you’re going to rewrite history, why an African-American and a Hispanic? Where’s the Asian-American? Where’s the South-Sea Islander American? Where’s the Inuit-American? Where are the Native American iron workers who helped build the thing? Where are the Female-Americans? Where does all this nonsense end?

More Krugman Bashing

Mark Steyn has started going after Krugman today.

While I agree that Andrew Sullivan has been ODing on the story, that’s probably out of frustration at the fact that no one in the “mainstream media” seems to think that it is a story…

And to Matt Welch and Jeff Jarvis–I don’t “scream about media bias until blue in the face.” My face remains a healthy fleshy color. I simply calmly point it out as a fact…

Disorientating

Over at the site of Tim Blair (Oppressor), an idiot reporter, attempting to feel Al Qaeda’s pain, is justly mocked:

“My blindfolded eyes refused to adjust to the dark void that engulfed me. I was instantly disorientated…”

Allow me to pile on with a grammar flame. Does he think that adding the redundantly-superfluous “tate” to the perfectly-good word “disoriented” makes his outrageous hyperbole sound smarter and ooohhh so much more intellectual? It doesn’t.

A New Blogging Day Dawns

For those few who have been wondering why my posts have been sparse and sporadic for the last few days, I’ve been engaged in a switchover from Grey Matter to Moveable Type blogging software. It has involved much gnashing of hair and pulling of teeth, but I’ve finally gotten it up and running (at least, assuming that you see this post, and the new look of the site…).

The biggest challenge was in preserving the links to my old posts in the new system, so that archived links from other weblogs will still take people to the relevant posts in the new setup. I think that I’ve succeeded, by generating 400+ referral pages… (good thing I know a little Perl–it would have been murder to do that by hand…).

Anyway, feedback on the new site look is welcome. Also, notice my expanded and reordered link list to the right.

Enjoy.

[Update: Doh! That’s to the left. I was confused ‘cuz it’s on my right from inside this computer thingy…]

[Tuesday Morning Update]

I’m informed that the site is broken in some versions of IE on the Mac. Not owning a Mac, it’ll be hard for me to test, but I’ll play with it today and try to find the problem. I’ll appreciate any feedback from Mac users as I progress.

Congo’s Other Disaster

Both Alex Knapp and David Carr use the Congo volcanic eruption to take amusing jabs at overregulation. However, it’s distressing to see that while the media is now paying attention to this natural disaster in the Congo, that even now, there has been very little noting of the fact that this benighted country has been suffering from the largest and most unreported war on the planet for several years now. And it’s not clear which disaster will ultimately ever be amenable to human intervention–magma buildup, or the equally dangerous accumulation of tribalism, corruption, and failed socialism (thank you, decolonialists!) that continues to ravage much of the African continent.

[Update on Tuesday afternoon]

David Carr informs me via email that I misread his post (to be honest I just gave it enough of a glance to see that it was about the Congo eruption, and satirical):

I just wanted to point out that it wasn’t, in fact, a dig at overregulation but rather to send up the quixotic nature of the EU.

I know it’s just a quibble but I really, really don’t want the EU escaping even one pixel’s worth of my contempt.

Well, let it never be said that I am in any way derelict in my sacred duty to avoid shielding the EU from contempt. (Parse that! I dare you!)

Congo’s Other Disaster

Both Alex Knapp and David Carr use the Congo volcanic eruption to take amusing jabs at overregulation. However, it’s distressing to see that while the media is now paying attention to this natural disaster in the Congo, that even now, there has been very little noting of the fact that this benighted country has been suffering from the largest and most unreported war on the planet for several years now. And it’s not clear which disaster will ultimately ever be amenable to human intervention–magma buildup, or the equally dangerous accumulation of tribalism, corruption, and failed socialism (thank you, decolonialists!) that continues to ravage much of the African continent.

[Update on Tuesday afternoon]

David Carr informs me via email that I misread his post (to be honest I just gave it enough of a glance to see that it was about the Congo eruption, and satirical):

I just wanted to point out that it wasn’t, in fact, a dig at overregulation but rather to send up the quixotic nature of the EU.

I know it’s just a quibble but I really, really don’t want the EU escaping even one pixel’s worth of my contempt.

Well, let it never be said that I am in any way derelict in my sacred duty to avoid shielding the EU from contempt. (Parse that! I dare you!)

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