Go tell that to the Indians
August 14, 2009

I was planning on letting this sudden outbreak of national health care madness pass by without commenting, but now I have given in to the temptation to say something. I want to highlight a point that might be obvious to most people, but it wasn’t obvious to me for a while and I don’t hear it discussed very often and I think it explains a lot of the current political environment. My first of three sources for this point is pretty unusual. It’s from the following digression on health care in the middle of an awesome 8000-word essay on last week’s awesome episode of HBO’s True Blood:
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The Monkey Cartoon
February 23, 2009

Context is important. I assumed the Obama monkey cartoon was at worst an innocent expression of subconscious racism, and not really worth protesting. But then I saw this list of ten other cartoons by the same guy, and now I’m not so sanguine. He’s a racist misogynist homophobic scumbag, he knew exactly what he was doing with the monkey cartoon, and I hope he loses his job.

Big Day.
January 19, 2009

Rosa Parks sat so that Dr. King could walk. Dr. King walked so that Barack Obama could run. And Barack Obama ran so that all children could fly.

here are some pictures