More Miscellaneous Rambling
Man, I haven't laughed so hard at a headline in a long time. From Eye of the Tiber (the Catholic version of The Onion): Burke Named Head of Vatican's Congregation of Janitorial Services. The article itself wasn't that good, but boy, that headline had me in tears.
I'm glad all our Muslim fears are simply silly medieval notions: “For 6,000 years, the people of the earth have suffered under a mischief-making rule. Bloodshed and war, hatred and strife, all because a man with a new color – or the lack thereof – thought that he was better than all of those who inhabited the earth before he was even a thought,” Farrakhan said. “But I am here to announce today the end of his world and the beginning of a brand new reality that all human beings will enjoy peace, freedom justice and equality under the rule of Allah.” From "Thousands chant 'Allahu Akbar' for Farrakhan in Detroit."
Gavin McInnes writes about his altercation and getting pepper-sprayed at New York University, then dealing with his protesters during his speech. It's a very good piece. A few excerpts:
"[T]hey have made “Nazi” mean: any white male who isn't deeply ashamed of himself. So yeah, I guess I'm a Nazi."
"I told the crowd I was nervous immediately after I got sprayed because I worried it was acid. 'Then I remembered, this isn't Islam,'"
"I approached them and offered up an extra microphone. I said they could come up on stage and make their point. They recoiled in horror at the idea and stared at the ground while chanting like catatonic Moonies."
"In retrospect, I should have just grabbed one and hurled him across the table. That was the only thing these kids would understand. They're not here for politics or a rational discussion. They're here to look cool. It's a new subculture."