This week in the news #22.5

Friday, 13 April 2007

Blair blames spate of murders on black culture

Oh, no he didn’t.

At least he didn’t call them “nappy-headed.” That would have been racist.

Malkin: Imus has nothing on rap’s hit tunes

Let’s stipulate: I have no love for Don Imus, Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. A pox on all their race-baiting houses.

Let’s also stipulate: The Rutgers women's basketball team didn't deserve to be disrespected as "nappy-headed hos." No woman deserves that.

Mizz Malkin

Race-baiting?!? You wrote a 416 page treatise on why it’s sensible and justifiable to put an entire racial group of Americans into prison camps. I guess it takes one to know one. How’s the pox on you and your family coming along, Michie?

Well, not so nappy anyway

To counterbalance the irony of the first forced stipulation we have the assertion of the second that there could not possibly be one single woman on the entire face of the planet who might just maybe deserve to be called a “nappy-headed ho.”

Well, she’s actually not nappy at all so, Michelle, you win again. Congratulations.

Librarian warns against govt. secrecy

“Terrorists win when the fear of them induces us to destroy the rights that make us free,” said George Christian, executive director of Library Connection Inc., a consortium of 27 libraries in the Hartford, Conn., area that share an automated library system. Andrew Miga, Associated Press

George is now officially Sedition·com’s favorite Christian. Though the next time a librarian stands up for freedom, we do hope to see a plaid skirt and horn-rimmed glasses involved.

A Call for Manners in the World of Nasty Blogs

Mr. O’Reilly said the guidelines were not about censorship. “That is one of the mistakes a lot of people make — believing that uncensored speech is the most free, when in fact, managed civil dialogue is actually the freer speech,” he said. “Free speech is enhanced by civility.” New York Times (a champion of free speech and corrections on C-16)

Free intercourse, so to speak, is indeed enhanced by civility and we favor peer pressure to that end. The struggle for truth, however, is enhanced by frankness.

When civility is civility as defined by the person who gets his or her feelings hurt by every falling leaf, frankness is out the window. The bathwater and baby are in the blender. Cabals of the salty-eyed who didn’t get asked, or accepted, to prom start making rules and petitioning Congress. Saying what one thinks becomes not insulting but criminal.

Just to make sure everyone else hasn’t forgot—the New York Times should be more worried about fact checking and photo edits than civility.

For the rest concerned with the relative absence of civility online I’ll make you a deal. You learn how to drive like you aren’t a drunk 50 year-old Chinese lady and I’ll stop calling you names online. We leave it as an exercise to the reader to determine which of us is actually dangerous.

Okay, no we don’t–

  • Vehicles driven by you mutton-headed, porridge-brained, tear-sodden chimpanzees–
    • 40,000 dead per year.
  • Online insults–
    • Oh, boo-hoo-hoo.
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