Archive for March, 2015

lash, backlash, backlash backlash, and…

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

nationalreviewfemaleragecover  As so happens this article in the National Review isn’t too bad… in terms of carrying on about the proliferation of the word “slut” as some show of, oh, “taking back the word and concept” or whatever.  Bits and pieces of it I’d gather some feminist critics of “slut walk”agree with in some manner.

But it is a kind of “hm”.  “The Roots of Female Rage” as your cover trope.  It would only make sense if I knew of a “Roots of Male Rage” polemic.  What were the titles with “Roots of [blank] Rage”?  I google.  See a 1990 Atlantic article “Roots of Muslim Rage”, and the D’Souza book “Roots of Obama’s Rage”.

So.  It is whatever it is.

I remember circa 1998, someone in my civics class calling him “Netan Yahoo”.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu speaks before a joint Congress, to pre-empt anything Obama is dealing with with the Iranian government…

… the, er, chief ally in the war in Iraq against ISIS…

… and runs for the Republican Party nomination in 2016.

causing a little bit of a hedging with Powers going up to reiterate the sames issues as Netanyahu, and Netanyahu playing the same game…

In case you’re curious of the names of the 60 Congress-critters who didn’t show up… well, here you go.  It was the biggest ticket in town, with a lot of Congress critters having to turn down ticket-askers.  I suppose the 60 Congress critters could’ve handed their tickets to their fellow foes to hand out.

He Was Not Spock. He was Narab.

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

I’m trying to recall this movie serial, which was shown a whole bunch of times on the low watt Fox affiliate, starring Leonard Nimoy.

Was it Zombies of the Stratosphere?

The invaders come to Earth to create an H-bomb to blast Earth out of orbit so that Mars can take its place.

Yeah.  That was it.

Every other chapter ending seemed to cheat, with an explosion showing the hero’s life ending, and the next chapter beginning by back-tracking  hero jumping out of the way before the explosion.

Well.  Rest in Peace, Leonard Nimoy.  I’ll always remember you for your role as … um… Narab.