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Tuesday, March 30, 2004


I just got spanish-language spam in my inbox. Must be from this blog 'cause it was addressed to Raznor. How very odd.

Baseball Season is Upon Us!! -ish

And Devil Rays beat the Yankees 8-3. Jorge Posada went 0-for-4, and he was the only member of the Plagues who played today. So not a great opening for the Plagues, but we'll see how things go.

Postscript: Since this may be the last time this ever happens, I'll just add that right now the Devil Rays have the best record in the Majors and the Yankees have the worst. How long will that last?

Monday, March 29, 2004

Random thought on Kerry

Why isn't anyone noting the bizarre coincidence that right now, the Democrat running for President is a Roman Catholic from Massachusetts who's a war hero and whose initials are JFK? I'm sure it's on everyone's minds.

The first official Raznor Awesome List, continued

What seems like years ago, I introduced the concept of the first official Raznor Awesome List. Then I got busy. But I want to continue this now.

Here's how it works. I set up a category, being the best anti-Vietnam songs of all time (all time meaning, of course, 1965-1973). The criteria is they had to have been written during America's involvement in Vietnam, and have the message that we shouldn't be there. As I clarified, anti-war songs written during Vietnam count. But retrospectives, like Born in the USA or Goodnight Saigon don't count. The reason being that Vietnam protest songs were damn good songs, and it's about time someone composed a best of list.

Well, from the votes left, I've composed the following list for final consideration. Here are 11 songs, and in the spirit of High Fidelity use the comments section to vote on the top five. The votes will then be tallied. And as a bonus, if you want to suggest categories for future Raznor Awesome Lists, go on ahead.

So here's the nominees, in no particular order:

Alice's Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie

Masters of War - Bob Dylan

What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

Give Peace a Chance - John Lennon

Peace Train - Cat Stevens

The Feels Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag - Country Joe and the Fish

Ohio - Neil Young

Chicago\We Can Change the World -Graham Nash

Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) - George Harrison

Political Science - Randy Newman

Update: Well, three people have voted. The way I'm doing is a first place vote gets 5 points, fifth place gets 1 point, and in between is pretty obvious. So here's the tally so far:

Second Update: Finally a fifth vote, so here's the tally so far:

Arlo Guthrie - "Alice's Restaurant" - 13 pts
Phil Ochs -"I Ain't Marching Anymore" - 10 pts
Credence Clearwater Revival - "Fortunate Son" - 9 pt
Country Joe and the Fish - "FLIFTDR" - 7 pt
Marvin Gaye - "What's Going On" - 5 pts
Randy Newman - "Political Science" - 5 pts
Cat Stevens - "Peace Train" - 3 pts
Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth" - 3 pts
John Lennon - "Give Peace a Chance" - 3 pts

Keep 'em comin' Raznor Readers, keep 'em comin'.

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Learn your lesson

Over at Something Awful, Frolixio offers this little morality tale:

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Clarke and Race

T-Steel has a good post on the whole Republicans playing the race card against Clarke's criticism of Condi Rice. It's worth checking out. But my favorite was this line that Ann Coulter pulled on Scarborogh Country this thursday:

I think the larger point is, this is, you know, a career chair-warmer who is upset a black woman took his job.

Which is just further proof that Ann Coulter doesn't give a shit about what the facts actually are.

Let's say your a prep cook, okay? And you're fired for whatever reason. And at the same time someone else, let's call her Condi Rice, gets a job as a line cook. Would you say that Condi Rice got your job? No, because (and this is the tricky part) a prep cook is different than a line cook. Despite the fact that both jobs have the word "cook" in their title.

Richard Clarke was Director of the National Security Center. Condoleeza Rice is the National Security Advisor to the President. I know, I know, both those titles include the words "National Security" but they're different. It's kind of like how 2+5 is a different number than 2+4 even though in both cases a number is added to two. Okay, I hope I haven't lost anyone here in this highly technical explanation.

Besides, Clarke wasn't demoted nor did he lose his job. He was Director of the NSC, and while there he created a position to analyze cyberterrorism, since that's a pet interest of his. He then took that job. And later he resigned.

Maybe the Cyberterrorism job was less prestigious than the Director job, but when you end up in a job that you took the initiative to create, that sounds like a personal career choice, not a demotion.

Even more on Iraq and Vietnam

Via Busy Busy Busy, Mickey Kaus has this to say about comparisons between Vietnam and Iraq:

The difference, of course, is that the war Johnson fought using the Gulf of Tonkin incident produced very little except massive carnage and a Communist government in South Vietnam. The Beirut attack was a total loss. But American soldiers in Iraq--whether or not there were WMDs--are in the process of freeing a nation from a dictator. This accomplishment survives the Kay report. It doesn't "cheapen the sacrifice" American soldiers made achieving this goal to admit the truth about the WMDs. Does Kerry think the troops haven't achieved this?

Hey, I'm in the process of finishing my thesis. That means I'm done, right?

Look, I have always been critical of comparisons between Iraq and Vietnam. And comparing the Gulf of Tonkin resolution to Bush's lies about WMD's is questionable, for reasons I won't get into. But Kaus's logic here is considerably lacking.

Even if we pretend that being in the process of something is the same as an accomplishment, Kaus's pure ends justifying the means comment is complete bullshit. Following this logic, if we had lost World War II, for instance, then our entrance into it would be unjust. Or to be more pertinent to current events, our entrance into Afghanistan is entirely unjustified, since Osama Bin Laden is still at large and the Taliban are regaining control of the country.

I doubt Kaus would argue that the only thing that made our entrance in World War II justified was the fact that we won, nor would he argue that our entrance into Afghanistan was unjustified. His entire statement is a cynical hypocritical "Bush is right about Iraq" stance that he hopes no one will think about.

Friday, March 26, 2004

I'm becoming less optimistic about my D-backs

From Chris Kahrl's Transaction analysis (premium Baseball Prospectus membership needed) on the D-backs trading John Patterson for Randy Choate (WTF?):

Apparently, the Snakes don't merely shed their skins, they also smoke them. Randy Choate, for a promising starter? Keeping in mind that I think Choate can be a useful situational lefty, let's face it, he was bundled into the Vazquez package to give it mass. That the Snakes would now trade for him, days short of a period when there will be a few potentially useful lefty arms going through waivers before Opening Day, was senseless. I guess it "solves" the problem of figuring out what they were going to do with Patterson now that he's out of options. But even that review of the decision-making process involved overlooks the root cause, which is that this team, of its own free will, is really going to open the year with Steve Sparks as their fifth starter. A team that dealt Curt Schilling to… well, not start Patterson, but instead run with the aging and infrequently effective knuckleballer, while panicking because it's short a lefty in the pen now that both Casey Fossum and Shane Nance are among the walking wounded… how does that make sense? If anything, it smacks of an organization that has no idea what it's doing, while really hoping that they win some games somehow. If they think Sparks as their fifth starter is going to make them more competitive, they're on drugs. Choate might be a full-season solution to their lefty relief needs, but they overpaid for him.

But the seasons 162 games away from being over, so I maintain some level of optimism, but things ain't looking too peachy.

Why should we trust him anyway? He's just a partisan stooge

Ann Coulter calls Richard Clarke out on being racist

Right here:

Being nice to people is, in fact, one of the incidental tenets of Christianity (as opposed to other religions whose tenets are more along the lines of 'kill everyone who doesn't smell bad and doesn't answer to the name Mohammed')

No wait, that wasn't it, maybe this:

Islamic leaders in the United States instantly denounced Boykin's unflattering characterization of bin Laden and Hussein as an attack on Islam. They haven't been this huffy since describing bin Laden as "not a true Muslim" and Hussein as a "secularist." If our enemies aren't "true Muslims," why are the "true Muslims" always so offended on their behalf?

No, no, I got it now:

Isn't that just like a liberal? The chair-warmer describes Bush as a cowboy and Rumsfeld as his gunslinger -- but the black chick is a dummy. Maybe even as dumb as Clarence Thomas. Perhaps someday liberals could map out the relative intelligence of various black government officials for us.

That's right, if the idiot you criticizing happens to be black that means you're a racist. That paragon of human tolerance Ann Coulter ought to know.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Josh Marshall sums it all up for you

It's amazing how many partisan Democrats and disgruntled former employees working under cover as career civil servants, spies and military officers have betrayed this president. It just seems to happen again and again and again. I mean, just think of the list: Rand Beers, well-known partisan Democrat and hack, Richard Clarke, self-promoter, disgruntled former employee, and "self-regarding buffoon", Karen Kwiatkowski, conspiracy theorist and all-around freak, Valerie Plame, hack and nepotist, Joe Wilson, partisan hack, self-promoter and shameless green tea lover. When will the abuse end?

Click Back America

For my fellow college student readers, here is a message I got from Moveon.org today:

President Bush has frozen funding for student aid. And now he's hitting young people up for a massive loan. His new budget will increase the national debt by a half-trillion dollars this year alone. Of course, young people are the ones who will have to pay down Bush's debt through higher taxes and cuts to vital services.

Students, send this message to Bush: LOAN DENIED!

A new site we've helped launch provides a funny and productive way to say no to the Bush loan. Click the link below to reject Bush's credit -- and when you do, MoveOn Voter Fund will earn $1 in matching funds.


President Bush has asked all Americans to go into further debt, not for priorities such as education but for tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and our war with Iraq. Bush, in his most recent budget, has asked all of us for a $4,500 loan against our future earnings. This is in addition to the $13,000 each of us already owes for the national debt, now totaling more than $7 trillion.

The campaign to reject George Bush‚s credit is part of a new effort the MoveOn.org Voter Fund is co-sponsoring called the „College Click Drive,‰ together with a group called Click Back America. Click Back America is a great way for college students to get active. And for every student that takes action, the MoveOn Voter Fund gets a $1 contribution for our efforts to expose Bush Administration policies. We‚ll be tracking how students around the country do, and the school with the most matching contributions will win a big prize.

To participate visit:

So, Raznor, where the hell are those Third Reich political jokes you promised?

I'll get to it, I swear. But I'm in the midst of working on my thesis right now. When I feel I've made enough progress for the night, if I'm not too tired, I'll do it before getting to bed. But I can't promise anything more than that. I will post them though. And soon.

Monday, March 22, 2004

Raznor Grad school update

So I got accepted into NAU - which was my extreme backup school that where I was virtually guaranteed acceptance since a number of people in the math department actively want me there. So this is good. Now I don't have to commit ritual seppuku out of shame.

So let's fighting

Anyway, I'm back, as you may have guessed. I got class in about 3 hours, and I'll do some cool posts later today. As a little teaser, my history professor sent us some political jokes from the Third Reich - that's right German political humor about the most oppressive, evil regime in recent history. I thought I'd post a few of my favorites. Later on today.

Read this comic now! Dammit

Kevin Moore's got a great cartoon about Spain. Go, now!!

Dennis Miller: complete asshole

Via Tom Tomorrow, check out this video of Dennis Miller interviewing Eric Alterman, and notice how when Miller can't think of a comeback to Alterman's arguments he resorts to childlike mocking. I mean, what the fuck?

But at least his audience seemed happy with it, or at least they were happy with the fat paychecks they were receiving.

My God, remember when Miller had some integrity? Wait, maybe not.

Sunday, March 21, 2004

Mmmmm, Oreos

Via August Pollak, check out this cartoon where Ben Cohen (of Ben & Jerry's fame) describes our national budget with oreos.

Thursday, March 18, 2004

It's still Spriiiiiiing Break

Hey, been a busy and productive and relaxing week here in Flagstaff. I got what I wanted to get done on my thesis and then some. But as I said, very little internet access. I have, however, rebanned bill a couple times, so now I thought I'd post random things that go on.

First off, you have to see this where Rummy is caught in a lie on camera. It would be funnier if he weren't so powerful.

Also, via August Pollak, Josh Marshall has a great analogy for the Bush administration:

I've always been strict about keeping four-letter words off this site. So I apologize for the graphic nature of this analogy. But this is like I come back to my office to find my new employee has taken a crap right on my desk.
Puzzledly and not happy, I say, "What, umm ... what happened here?"

To which he replies, "There you go again, always focusing on the past, how this or that could have been done differently, when what's really important is the future, how we deal with this and other challenges we're going to face."

To which I would reply, "No. The future is exactly what I'm thinking about. And that's why you're fired. Because in the future I can't afford to have anyone working here who craps on my desk, and then when I confront them about it all they can do is dodge responsibility with moronic excuses and try to put the blame on me for asking what the hell is going on."

These guys should be fired too.

And speaking of August, his latest comic is hilarious. Check it out.

And while you're at it, don't forget to check out the One Hundredth Strong Bad E-mail. It's in widescreen.

Well, that's all for now. I don't want to comment on Spain, nor the insanity therein yet, nor on the one-year anniversary of Operation Bush Hubris, because frankly I'm not up-to-date on all the info as of this moment. I'll be back in Portland this Saturday. We'll see if I have time to post before then.

Friday, March 12, 2004

An example where opposition of Same-Sex Marriage does not take a form of bigotry

And further proof that Aaron Macgruder kicks ass.

It's Spriiiing Break

I'm heading back home to Flagstaff tomorrow. Internet connection will be minimal to nonexistent, since I just cancelled my MSN subscription. (Hate MSN, soooooo much) But I'll see if I can't find the time to post now and again.

Oh, and for my readers in Portland, especially those of you who haven't visited Reed's beautiful campus (that means you Kevin) do try to come visit it in the next couple weeks. I noticed today that the cherry blossoms have started to bloom in Eliot Circle, when they are in full bloom it really is a site to see. This is my favorite time of year on campus. It seems that the landscaping is perfectly planned so something new blooms every week.

Anyway, time to get back to packing.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Luis Gonzalez does the happy dance!

Random baseball pic of the day:

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

New Raznor Troll!!!!!

Bill has been coming around from time to time, I think, under different names to haunt us like some bad ghost of stupidity or something. When I detect him, I delete his posts and reban him. I suspect he will keep this up for some time.

But we've recently got a new troll, one slightly more literate than Bill, but whose random homophobic ramblings should bring much new joy and life to the Raznor comment section.

His name is Marty, and so far he's only posted once here, and it's a random quite silly little post, that isn't worth mentioning. But I've already encountered him at Alas, A Blog. Here's what he wrote over at the comments section in a discussion about same sex marriage.

Jake, i checked your studies and what stuck out more than anything else was the constant repitition of "small, non reprasentative sample"

50 tiny studies are not going to convince me to toss out 5,000 years of natural evoloution and 37 years of personal experience. I may be a technocrat - but not THAT technocrat!

Here was my response:

Marty, you make some bizarre and arcane arguments there. It's like a fun happy word puzzle sifting through your logic. Unfortunately that word puzzle is concluded by some intensely ignorant and bigoted statements.

So I'll dissect your last sentence piecewise.

50 tiny studies

Starting off disqualifying a whole lot of studies because, what, your prejudiced against their results? But hey, we can't expect you to actually question your own beliefs can we? That's for everybody who isn't you to do.

So moving right along:

are not going to convince me to toss out 5,000 years of natural evoloution

Excuse me? What do social institutions have to do with natural evolution? But judging from that 5,000 figure I'm guessing you're a fundamentalist creationist, so "evolution" is as foreign a concept to you as "logic".

and 37 years of personal experience.

Right, we should all listen to you and only you because your experience is key. I'm guessing your gay, right? And have been gay-married for 37 years? This is why your 37 years of experience you reference here has anything to do with the debate at hand. Or are you just referring to being 37 years old, and being a bigot for those 37 years and therefore that's where your experience fits in. Either way, I hope you're enjoying all that man-sex.

And then we conclude with this gem:

I may be a technocrat - but not THAT technocrat!

Man, I'm not even going to touch that one. The rest of the Alas readers should feel free to trudge through this one at their leisure.

So I'll say, welcome Marty, and enjoy your stay as the second official Raznor Troll. Feel free to stay unless you become so rude and insulting that I am forced to ban you. And enjoy the rich full spanking your uninformed, bigoted statements truly deserve.

Spivey's new look

Fellow D-backs fans should be interested. I always find it interesting to see recently traded players in their new uniforms.

A couple funny things I meant to post here earlier

First of all, further reason why we know Ruben Bolling rocks hardcore:

Now that you've enjoyed that, check out remixed Bush ad (via Tom Tomorrow)


Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Language, math, and "man"

The word "man" may be one of the funniest words in the English language when used as an adjective. Like "Man-boobs" or phrases like "Pregnant - with your man-babies". It's all quite hilarious.

Which is why if I ever write an Algebra text, rather than using symbols like F or K to indicate a field, I'll use the word "man". So then my text will be an hilarious endeavor into a study of man-vectors and man-algebras, and perhaps man-characters. The fun will never end.

And I could even introduce the "man-axioms," thus gaining ownmanship over my colleagues, as in:

ME: Ha ha ha! Your pitiful axiom scheme is no match for my mighty Man-Axioms!

Random Colleague to Whom I am Talking: But our axiom schemes are equivalent. In fact now that I look at them they are identical, except you use the term "man" instead of "field".

ME: Pitiful fool! Bow down before the might of me and my Man-Axioms.

Other guy: All right, but I still don't see why I have to do this.

Hilarity ensues.

Says it all, don't it

From Paul Krugman's latest column:

Via Josh Marshall.

Monday, March 08, 2004

Spring is in the air

It's the first really nice day of the season here in Portland, and you can feel the energy here on Reed, the sun is shining, it's nice and warm, and there's already sporadic nudity on the front lawn. So how is your host, Raznor, going to celebrate? By spending the next 10 hours or so studying, since otherwise, I won't graduate.

It's nice to have an open window in my room though. My view of the front lawn is cut off by the decorative drainage, but the people sounds emanating from the front lawn add a nice atmosphere. Plus, having done laundry yesterday, my room isn't a complete and total mess, and it's actually pretty nice in here for a change.

So that being said, time to work on thesis.

If you read only one post today . . .

You must read this post by Juan Cole. It is on the "Advisory Boards" proposed in HR3077, how these will be detrimental to both academic freedom and national security, and what you can do to fight this.

Read it now. This is an extremely important issue and time is a factor here.

Sunday, March 07, 2004

The truth about George W Bush's service record

Read the latest cartoon by Tom Tomorrow. Now you fool.

I hope the mainstream Dems are paying attention

It's rather crude and perhaps a bit too blunt, but Swopa has the makings of what could be a quite effective ad in response to Bush's latest exploitation of September 11.

Another Quiz
You are Optimus Prime!

Vast, red and ready to turn into a lorry at the slightest provocation, you are a robot to be reckoned with. Although sickeningly noble, you just can't resist a good interplanetary war, especially when Orson Welles is involved. You have friends who can shoot tapes from their chests. Tapes that turn into panthers. And other friends who are dinosaurs. Dinosaurs who jump out of planes. Will you have my children?

Tell the world you're an Autobot with the following non-heat-sensitive sticker :

Which Colossal Death Robot Are You?

Via S-Train.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Vietnam and Iraq

As my regular readers know, I've been quite critical of comparisons betwen Iraq and Vietnam. But, our friend Instapundit posts an e-mail from his readers that so completely misses the point that it needs to be addressed.

The anti-war types keep comparing Iraq to Vietnam. This has made me think...

If less than a year after US troops first landed in Vietnam, they had occupied all of North Vietnam, had Ho Chi Minh and General Giap dead or in custody, had an interim government in place, and were preparing for free elections (which of course in actuality Vietnam still doesn't have forty years later), all for under five hundred combat casulaties, that wouldn't have been such a bad outcome.

Of course people will say the situations aren't comparable. That's right -- they aren't comparable, so people should stop trying to make bogus analogies between the two situations.

This is a strawman non-argument that is, to put it bluntly, pure bullshit.

First off, it completely ignores the nature of America's entrance into Vietnam, which is the reason I usually am loathe to compare Iraq to Vietnam, that America entered a war that had been going on for 14 years (that is, if we set the entrance into Vietnam at 1964, America had already a considerable presense before that, though). As thus, we had inherited a resistance movement that was already quite organized, effective, had strong popular support, was the sole source of anti-colonial resistance, and had managed to take control of half the country. Taking into account the Vietnamese perspective, the war actually had been going on for close to a hundred years, since the French conquest of Indochina. Which makes the above anti-analogy fall apart even more. The French had a relatively easy time conquering Indochina, but that fact sure didn't help them out in 1954.

Secondly, the above argument completely ignores the point of the Vietnam analogies. It's not about the military and tactical victories, we had our fair share of major tactical victories in Vietnam as well, it's about getting America into a quagmire that we can't get ourselves out of. Although anti-American resistance in Iraq is not at the level as anti-colonial resistance in Vietnam, and it likely never will be, it will likely only get more organized and stronger as time goes on.

Frankly, the above argument is saying that since Iraq isn't exactly parallel to Vietnam, it is incomparable to Vietnam. That is a fallacy. I don't like analogies between Iraq and Vietnam, I think they're overused, and the conflicts really are similar only in the broadest context, in that they are both guerilla wars that US shouldn't have been involved with. But the comparisons aren't as weak as Instapundit (or his readers in this case) claim.

That's one hell of a typo.

Go read this post by Calpundit.

Bill O'Reilly an asshole? Say it ain't so!

Via August Pollak, World of Crap show Bill O'Rellly being a liar and a thief.

Tony Auth makes up for a previous subpar comic

I really liked this one.

For more on this, this Paul Krugman column is a must-read. And gives more fully the reason why I previously called Alan Greenspan an Aristocratic Asshole.


Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Aaron MacGruder is brilliant

This was hilarious.

Tony Auth confuses me

Was there a recent development in the Catholic Church that I missed? Anyone should feel free to enlighten me. There's a little comments button below.

Kitten-Off 2004

Great new cartoon by August.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Gay Marriage in Portland

Bean over at Alas informs us that Multnomah county will start marrying same-sex couples starting tomorrow. Oh the good news keeps rolling in.

While I'm on the subject, I strongly recommend reading this post by August Pollak. I'll try to summarize his point and how I feel about the issue.

Mainly, some people (like, sadly, Jesse Jackson) are saying that gay marriage isn't civil rights since gays don't have it as bad as blacks did. And they're both right and wrong. It is civil rights, but gays are not facing the same persecution that blacks faced not half a century ago. They're allowed to vote, lynchings aren't socially acceptable, and so on. But, as August points out, this is all good news:

That's why you have to keep a more positive mind about this- gay rights aren't a matter of plausibility, they're a matter of time. Bush's amendment is a recognition of this fact- as such, he's desperate to try and remove rights from a group of people in light of courts finally recognizing that these rights always existed. Equality for gays is aleady in the books; it's a matter of how long people in this country will take to open them.

See, it's all inevitable. And that's why what San Francisco, New Mexico, New Paltz, NY, and now Portland are doing is so exciting. This is one of the major steps forward in civil rights of our time. For those like me, born after say 1970, it is possibly the greatest single step forward in our lifetimes.

So, sit back and enjoy for now. The issue isn't going away anytime soon.

It's funny 'cause it's true

Via Josh Marshall, there's this little gem from Dick Cheney.

If the Democratic policies had been pursued over the last two or three years, the kind of tax increases that both Kerry and Edwards have talked about, we would not have had the kind of job growth that we've had.

Question, does Dick Cheney have any clue what's going on outside of his bunker? You know, that Bush is the first president since Hoover to preside over negative job growth? You'd think he'd try to at least, you know, draw attention away from Bush's abysmal economic records.

Also, as Marshall points out:

Cheney seems to be caught in some sort of weird mental causality loop since what Kerry and Edwards support is a repeal of the 2001 Bush tax cuts (or most of them). So if their policies had been pursued over the last three years that means that the cuts simply never would have happpened at all, not that there would have been big tax increases.

He doesn't really mention the unintentional hilarity of Cheney's comment, though.

Looks like someone's not happy about The Passion

From, where else, The Onion:

Jesus Demands Creative Control Over Next Movie

HOLLYWOOD, CA—After watching Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ Monday, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ announced that He will demand creative control over the next film based on His life.

I never should have given Mel Gibson so much license," said Christ, the Son of God. "I don't like to criticize a member of the flock, but that close-up of the nails being pounded into My wrists—that was just bad."

Our Lord did not limit His criticisms to Gibson's Passion; He expressed frustration with historical inaccuracies in numerous film adaptations of His life.

"There have been a lot of films based on My life, and pretty much all of them have gotten it wrong," Christ said. "Just look at Godspell—what the heck was going on there? It's time I reclaim My image."

Oh, there's more.

Crushing of dissent indeed

Instapundit has a series about how liberal campuses crush dissent. I'm sure he'll have a field day with this one.

Baylor spokesman Larry Brumley says the paper's views do not represent the vast majority of the school's 14,000 students and 100,000 alumni, not to mention its administration, faculty, staff, and board of regents. He says the Waco-based school is outraged over the editorial -- but the students will not necessarily be fired from the newspaper.

"Our student handbook is very clear that homosexual acts are treated with the same disciplinary proceedings as adultery and fornication and other types of sexual sin," he says. "More importantly in this case, what we're dealing with here is an advocacy of a matter that is really outside of traditional Christian teaching."

According to Brumley, the Student Publications Board will be convening in the next few days to discuss what if any punishments will be meted out against the paper's editorial staff. He adds that he is not sure whether the editorial was triggered by the school's recent decision to revoke the financial aid for a homosexual seminary student.

I'll be waiting for Instahack's response to this. But I'm not holding my breath.

Via Atrios.

Monday, March 01, 2004

Alan Greenspan: Aristocratic Asshole

Check out this post over at Calpundit.