#navbar-iframe{opacity:0.0;filter:alpha(Opacity=0)} #navbar-iframe:hover{opacity:1.0;filter:alpha(Opacity=100, FinishedOpacity=100)} Ed's Daily Rant: 01/01/2007 - 02/01/2007

Because face it.
I'm right, and you're wrong.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

SO D'nesh D'Souza publishes a book in which he blames all liberals for 9/11, and today publishes an op ed in the washington Post in which he is shocked, SHOCKED, that people have said nasty and insulting things about his books and his character.

Leaving aside that irony, my favorite part of his op ed is when he presents a list of "attacks" people have leveled agaisnt him, he includes this:

And in my recent appearance on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," I had to fend off the insistent host. "But you agree with the Islamic radicals, don't you?" Stephen Colbert asked again and again.

The beauty of this? Is after Colbert asked him this question, he said Yes. Some fending.

There's more:
The reaction I'm eliciting is not entirely new to me. As a college student in the early 1980s, I edited the politically incorrect Dartmouth Review and was frequently accosted by left-wing students and faculty. They called me names back then, too.

Goodness, from reading that youd think he was just a poor victimized conservative (is there any other kind?) who was attacked by small minded liberals for expressing his views! Here's a list of thigns he did at teh Dartmouth review:
D'Souza was the Review's editor when it published an offensive parody of African American Dartmouth students entitled "Dis Sho Ain't No Jive Bro."[314] With the aid of the Madison Center's internship, training and placement programs,[315] he then went to work as the editor of Prospect, a magazine funded by conservative Princeton alumni. According to author Ellen Messer-Davidow, during D'Souza's tenure, Prospect published an attack on women's studies and published an expose on the sex life of a female undergraduate student without her permission.

And this:
an interview with a Ku Klux Klan member featuring a graphic of a hanged black man; and selected words of wisdom from Adolf Hitler. The Review consistently referred to gay men as sodomites, and D’Souza himself publicly outed one gay student in an article based on stolen correspondence between members of the Dartmouth Gay Student Alliance.

And people called him names? The horror.

I have seen this tactic before. When I saw Al Franken "debate" Ann Coulter at the Connecticut Forum I remember her insulting an entire race and when people booed and hissed in reaction, she would just talk about how rude liberals are for booing her.

Monday, January 22, 2007

D’nesh D’souza new book is so badly written, so full of errors and so offensive on so many levels that reading the reviews is a joy.

Washington Post:

D'Souza, the author of the bestselling Illiberal Education, has no particular expertise on terrorism, which may explain why he writes twice that there are U.S. troops in Mecca (someone should probably alert Bob Gates) or why he thinks that President Reagan's 1986 airstrikes on Libya "convinced Qadafi to retire from the terrorism trade," despite the bombing of Pan Am 103 by Libyan agents two years later. But D'Souza's inexperience doesn't explain why he so badly misreads bin Ladenist ideology, despite the peppering of jihadist quotes that he uses to lend the book a sense of authority.

The New York Times Book Review:

Like his hero Joe McCarthy, he has no sense of shame. He is a childish thinker and writer tackling subjects about which he knows little to make arguments that reek of political extremism. His book is a national disgrace, a sorry example of a publishing culture more concerned with the sensational than the sensible. People on the left, especially those who have been subjects of D’Souza’s previous books, will shrug their shoulders at his latest screed. I look forward to the reaction from decent conservatives and Republicans who will, if they have any sense of honor, distance themselves, quickly and cleanly, from the Rishwain research scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

For those fools who say Bush had no foreign policy experience:

W. always acts like he's upping the ante in a board game where you roll the dice and bet your plastic army divisions on the outcome. This doesn't surprise some of his old classmates at Yale, who remember Junior as the riskiest Risk player of them all, known for dropping by the rooms of friends , especially when they were trying to study for exams, for extended bouts of ''The Game of Global Domination.''

Junior was known as an extremely aggressive player in the venerable Parker Brothers board game, a brutal contest that requires bluster and bluffing as you invade countries, all the while betraying alliances. Notably, it's almost impossible to win Risk and conquer the world if you start the game in the Middle East, because you're surrounded by enemies.

If only he was able to play Axis and Allies or even Risk: Lord of the Rings, we wouldnt be in the mess we're in now.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I love it when god messes with Pat.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — In another in a series of notable pronouncements, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says God told him storms and possibly a tsunami will hit the U.S. coastline, including the Pacific Northwest, this year.
Robertson has made the predictions at least four times in the past two weeks on his news-and-talk television show "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network, which he founded.
"If I heard the Lord right about 2006, the coasts of America will be lashed by storms," Robertson said May 8. On Wednesday, he added, "There well may be something as bad as a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest."

MIAMI (AFP) — Residents of the southern USA heaved a sigh of relief as a comparatively quiet Atlantic hurricane season nears its conclusion with none of the storms making U.S. landfall.
"The 2006 Atlantic basin hurricane season was much less active than the 2004 and 2005 seasons, but 2006 was also atypical in that there were no landfalling hurricanes along the U.S. coastline this year," leading hurricane expert William Gray said in a report released on Friday.

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