You Got to Be Kidding Me!

Links For 11/14/2008

Posted in Miscellaneous, Politics by Stacy McMahon on November 14, 2008

* John McWhorter on how Obama’s election will affect black attitudes (via Instapundit). I especially hope he’s right about Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton being put in perspective. Their outlook has been obsolete for years, but they were still the only game in town. Now they’re not.

* Robert Farago reminds us that bailing out “domestic” automakers is an elusive goal when GM, Ford and Chrysler all import major subassemblies or entire vehicles from overseas, and Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi and BMW make vehicles in the US for sale here and abroad.

* A Chicagoland high school student demonstrates that provoking the followers of a personality cult gets the same results today as it always has (via Snowflakes In Hell). Well, she’s still alive so maybe there’s been some progress.

* Former county treasurer Grandpa Simpson Carol Elliott of Ventura County, NH, blamed those damn kids for replacing her with a college student on election day. No, really. And she’s a Republican. Sigh.

* And an analysis of Prop 8’s success in allegedly liberal California. I read elsewhere that almost all the newly registered voters in this election were minorities who registered as, and presumably voted Democrat. I suspect a lot of these people helped vote down gay marriage even while they were helping vote up Barack Obama. The black community – at least where I live – is no friend of gays, and I have the impression that the hispanic community is quite socially conservative too.

* And finally, some good old-fashioned FAIL! from our friends at the Fail Blog.

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  1. Clint said, on November 14, 2008 at 7:58 am

    Yup, it’s true. Now that Obama’s presidency has made minority voices crawl out of the woodwork, there is a new tyranny of the majority against gay marriage. It’s very disappointing that even people who were themselves suppressed are willing to suppress others. It’s hypocritical and myopic.

  2. Evan said, on November 19, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    “It’s very disappointing that even people who were themselves suppressed are willing to suppress others. It’s hypocritical and myopic.”

    Clint nicely, although unintentionally, summarizes my feelings about humanity.

  3. Clint said, on November 20, 2008 at 1:46 am

    heh… Thanks?

  4. r3run said, on November 20, 2008 at 11:32 am

    NP…you have a way of cutting thru the BS (either that, or, I just happen to agree with a lot of your positions so it sounds un-BS to me, altho it might sound like garbage to others…meh)


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