Thursday, July 16, 2009

That's A Fact, Y'all

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • First and foremost, The Mike O'Meara Show is running a taped farewell tomorrow at 3PM, 5PM, and 6:25PM. I don't think they're finished forever though.
    • Meanwhile, O'Meara replacement Lavar Arrington was on the radio this morning and referred to himself in the third-person twice. Also, he's a huge Steelers fan and also a Redskins fan and a Giants fan. I think good sports talk is possible (cough, Kornheiser, cough) but I don't think it's coming from Arrington's overconfident mouth.
    • We're just four days away from the fortieth anniversary of NASA getting Armstrong and Aldrin into a TV studio. But analog is so 2008; they got Hollywood to make an updated version!
    • Family Guy became the first cartoon since The Flintstones in 1961 to get nominated for Best Comedy Series at the Emmys. How distraught is Matt Groening?
  • Random Hatred and/or Love:
    • Judge Sotomayor looks like she'll be confirmed quickly, but you have to wonder about a lot of the questioning she's been facing. I agree with the Supreme Court's overturn on the New Haven firefighter case, but anyone who has read anything about it can see that it's a case about whether a municipality or company can change the rules just to avoid lawsuits, and it has nothing to do with Affirmative Action. So why bring out Frank Ricci, the plaintiff in that case, today? For the same reason the Republicans have grilled her on whether she'd be impartial for a Latino or a woman: racism. There's no other way to read that. Do they ask white candidates if they would favor a white person in a decision? 'Cause guess what, the white justices do! And they've been doing it since before Dred Scott. It's a time-honored tradition in the United States. So the next time you hear Pat Buchanan yelling about Affirmative Action or how nobody in history has done more for the black man than the white man, you have to think to yourself: has Pat Buchanan -- or any white person you may know or be -- ever gotten anything simply because of the color of his/her skin?
  • Random Music Video
    • I'm loathing my white self right now. One of the two rap acts in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, performing on Soul Train. Awesome.

1 comment:

Betsy said...

Read that link about Pat Buchanan. This seems to me to be way worse than Imus's "nappy-headed hoes" comment. I'm certainly not defending that, but wtf? The fact that Buchanan still has a job spewing this crap just shows how fucked up this country really still is. Glad Obama got elected and all, but seriously. Wtf.