They Turned Off the Mic
Margaret Cho gets booted off stage by the hotel owner for talkin’ liberal:
We’re still trying to figure out where the communication breakdown occurred. What we know is that the President of Omni Hotels ordered the sound guy, Pierre, to turn off the mic after about 10 mins. We were also told that he is a “close personal friend of George W. Bush.”
And then this update today:
Update 6/3/2004: Omni Hotels stopped payment on their check.
What a sleazeball. I’ll book my room reservations elsewhere from now on, thanks. You know – getting my mic pulled at a stupid company event like that wouldn’t bug me so much. But when the venue decides not to pay a check they’ve already issued because of a difference in political views, then I’m suing those sons-o-bitches.
eTaiwanNews.com/China defends huge military buildup
China defended yesterday its aggressive military build-up to prevent Taiwan seeking independence and blamed the United States for the deteriorating state of cross-Strait ties.
It reads like the ramblings of a hysterical alcoholic that tries to blame everyone else around them instead of looking at themselves to discover the source of the problem. The only one to blame for deteriorating cross-Strait relations here is China’s fanatic obsession with the subjugation of Taiwan and their constant threats of violence against the island. It is time for the PRC to wake up and join the international community of nations and reject threats of violence against the 23 million citizens of Taiwan. Much like the wife-beater that cannot accept his own failings, resorting to violence in such a situation only means you are out of ideas – bent on one-sided thinking – unwilling to see another point of view – and not all that stable mentally. It is time to move on.
Newsday.com – Opinion – GOP Runs Amok
Didn’t the Republican Party used to talk about getting the government off the backs of the people? Wasn’t it Republicans who wanted to devolve power to the states? If they still believe those things, somebody needs to tell the Republican occupant of the White House.
The Bush administration has intruded into death, sickness and marriage – the most intimate matters imaginable – in ways that trample the will of voters and state courts. That’s not just big government; it’s big brother government.
Couldn’t agree more. I used to have some amount of respect for the Republican ideology when it came to issues like state rights, individual rights, and reducing big government. This administration exhibits none of these traits, and in fact they are on the attack against any such notions that conflict with their fascist agenda.