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January 30, 2004

Jerome shows us how the threat of annihilating thousands of people with WMD is relative. 200 nuclear weapons detonators are apparently not of as much concern to us if they're being peddled by someone who, shall we say, isn't Muslim.

This is painful to me, but I have to say it. I read this morning's Morford Morning Fix, and I'm disagreeing with Mark. This isn't funny.

I promise you, if someone sees a guy wearing a tee-shirt that says, "Girls are whiney - put muzzles on them" no one will be laughing. So what makes, " Boys Are Smelly -- Throw Garbage Cans At Them" okay? Nothing. It's not.

I thought about it, but Tom Burka made it funny.

I mean...think about it. What if the reason we're so positive we're gonna get bin Laden 'late this year' is because we've already got him but the gov'mint is saving the announcement to give Bush a nice pre-election bounce?

No, of course I don't believe that. It's Friday, okay? Lighten up.


Posted by AnneZook at 11:31 AM


I hate to burst your bubble, but I've seen all kinds of t-shirts with misogynistic content. Most of it I try to block out of my memory immediately, so I can't come up with an example right away..... But I can't count the number of times I've had to teach a class with "orgasm donor" staring me in the face.....

The only reason I don't believe we already have Osam in custody is that I don't think they could keep that secret for very long. Too many people are involved in the search and there are too many cell phones, etc. out there. I really don't think they could keep the lid on it unless they got really, really lucky and had a prepped black-ops type unit do the capture.

Posted by: Jonathan Dresner at January 30, 2004 02:26 PM

#1 - If someone had written in support of those shirts, I'd have posted the same rant, I promise you. I understand why people wear them and I understand that 95% of those same people don't really think about what they're saying, but the fact that one group does it doesn't mean everyone should.

#2 - Well, okay, but when the conspiracy theorists start bandying this one around, I demand to be acknowledged as the original author.

(No, of course they don't have him in cold storage at the moment. I really didn't think they did. As you point out, it's not something George and Karl could do themselves and keep from everyone else.)

Posted by: Anne at January 30, 2004 02:42 PM

Ack, not this again! I just did my multi-paragraph "humor and politics" essay for the year! :)

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at January 31, 2004 06:38 PM

Where are you hiding these posts you refer to? I don't see this one on your site and I couldn't find the last one you talked about either.

Do you have a Sekrit Blog you're not sharing with me, you meanie?

Posted by: Anne at February 1, 2004 11:10 AM