From the daily archives: Monday, October 1, 2007

PB Late Night Theater: Tribe

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This is, without a doubt, my favorite hip-hop group of all time. These guys are what hip-hop is about: good beats, slick rhymes, and positivity.

More of A Tribe Called Quest after the jump.

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The Club For Growth, as you may already know, is an ultra-conservative group that raises money for Republican candidates- often so they can compete against other Republican candidates. The Club for Growth started the whole “RINO Watch” thing.

Also noteworthy is the fact that they ended up paying $350,000 in civil penalties “for failing to register as a political action committee in the 2000, 2002, and 2004 congressional elections”

Anyway, according to The Hill, The Club for Growth has plans to throw a lot of money into upcoming congressional races in Ohio. Which looks like it might actually […]

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When you think of Israel…

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… think of all the smokin’ hot girls?

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According to the NYT:

Alarmed at the possibility that the Republican Party might pick Rudolph W. Giuliani as its presidential nominee despite his support for abortion rights, a coalition of influential Christian conservatives is threatening to back a third-party candidate.

The participants said that the group chose the qualified term ?consider? because it had not yet identified an alternative candidate, but that it was largely united in its plans to bolt the party if Mr. Giuliani, the former New York mayor, became the nominee.

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Via Wired:

The MySpace generation is a “somewhat alien life force,” a Navy recruiting presentation contends — with a language and lifestyle that’s almost unrecognizable to adults. And because the kids are such “coddled,” “narcissistic praise junkies,” they’ll be beyond tough to bring into the military. Propensity to join the armed forces among these so-called “millennials” has dropped to as little as 3%; that’s down from 26% in 2001.

“Narcissistic praise junkies?” Seems pretty accurate to me.

The Iraq war has only discouraged millennials further. Up to 32% say it has made them “less patriotic,” and up to 67% […]

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‘Mocking’ the Last Supper

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The other day I pointed out the Catholic League’s overreaction to a poster for a gay pride festival that took it’s inspiration from da Vinci’s “Last Supper”. Lisa Renee mentioned in the comments that she found it insulting (perfectly valid for her to feel that way) and that it ‘mocked’ Christianity.

I wanted to point out that the ‘Last Supper’ is nearly iconic, and is often used as a source of inspiration for more ‘base’ sentiments. Dan Savage has an extensive collection of ‘Last Supper’ themed images, most or all with nary a peep from the […]

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On Meet the Press, Pat Buchanan had this gem:

“[L]et me explain it, 90 percent of Republican votes are — in the general election are non-Hispanic, white. That is a higher percentage in the primaries, even higher percentage in New Hampshire and Iowa. These are [sic] what is going to decide this nomination, Tim.

“There is a risk going to this gathering here, and there’s very little reward, in my judgment, in those early battles….

It seems to me that reaching out to minority voters would have little to no risk, and big reward… unless… that vast majority […]

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Are you freakin’ kidding me? Hunter was serious?


This Act may be cited as the `Restore Patriotism to University Campuses Act’.


(a) Denial of Funds for Permitting State Terrorist Access to Campus- No funds described in subsection (b)(1) may be provided by contract or by grant to Columbia University of New York, New York, or any subelement of Columbia University.


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