April 4, 2005

Wine in the mornin', and some breakfast at night

* Top 10 conservative idiots. excerpt:

"1. Tom DeLay

"You may have noticed that in the furor over the circumstances surrounding the death of Terri Schiavo, the radical right-wingers have gone a bit, um, over the top. We highlighted several stories in Idiots 191 indicating the lunacy of these people - a man arrested for trying to steal a gun from a firearms store so he could 'save Terri,' a radio host who suggested that Jeb Bush should take her into custody and advocated the 'killing of anyone who interferes with such rescue,' a man arrested for offering a $250,000 reward for killing Terri's husband Michael, plus a $50,000 bonus for killing Judge Greer. The threats continued last week, extending as far as Michael Schiavo's family in Pennsylvania.

"All of which makes Tom 'The Snake' DeLay's remarks last week particularly disturbing, if not downright dangerous. After learning of Terri Schiavo's passing, DeLay appeared in public and said, 'This loss happened because our legal system did not protect the people who need protection most, and that will change. The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior, but not today.' Compare this to a quote from one of the nuts who called to threaten the Schiavos: "'Your time will come. The time will come, for all of us, for all of us. Time will come. I wonder which way you will get to go when time does come.' Creepily similar aren't they?

"And I guess I'm not the only one who thought the House Majority Leader's comments sounded like a threat. Sen. Frank Lautenberg sent an official letter to DeLay last week which read in part, 'You should be aware that your comments yesterday may violate a Federal criminal statute, 18 U.S.C. ยง115 (a)(1)(B) ... Threats against specific Federal judges are not only a serious crime, but also beneath a Member of Congress.' When will Republicans wake up and realize what kind of people are leading their party?"

* From the Sassy archives:

I want to know why it is when a guy fools around a lot or has sex, everyone thinks he's so cool. but when a girl does that, she's known as a 'slut.'
--Meredith, Long Island, NY

"Domination is very important to the male species. To prove our maleness to each other, we engage in conquests of women. To keep the women subservient, we criminalize them for enjoying any glory a sexual affair might bring. This mode of action has become very successful over the last hundred million years. So successful, in fact, that it has been ingrained into the consciousness and possibly the DNA of humanity. Fortunately for people like yourself, there's a revolution going on. One which involves intelligent, spiritual beings aware of the disservice and injustice of just such an order. The riot grrrls and neo-boys will multiply and educate the world to fight the good fight. By reading Sassy you may be on the right track. Join us. Read all about it." --Thurston Moore, NYC [via]

* What do you think of the logo for the Arlington Pediatric Center?

* An Open Letter to Disaffected Music Retail Customers.

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