atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#671: Frickin'

Every time I load a page from that site, Netscape dies. Every time. If I can catch it before the page finishes loading and hit "stop" once the text appears, it won't. WTF.

The "evil" garlic bread I made the other day, as it turns out, makes wonderful toast. Slice 3/8" thick, toast it, butter...awesome.

Okay, now for some headlines.

These people are douchebags. "All whites are racist." Guess what?!

Something has to be done about this crap:
"A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. 'The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination….'"
What country are these assholes living in? 'Cause that sure doesn't sound like the United States I grew up in.

The idea that racism only occurs in white people is just as pernicious as the idea that all black people carry knives or all hispanic people are illegal aliens. It's...welll....racism.

I suppose it's very convenient if you can be racist and then say, "Well, I'm not racist because it's impossible for a person of color, one of the oppressed, to be racist." But it's horseshit.

And speaking of which, OPEC says that the record-high price of crude oil is due to a shortfall in refining capacity.

These guys must've gone to the same schools that the Zimbabwe dudes did, who gave that woman money for her magic diesel rock.

Crude oil is what comes from the ground and goes into a refinery. As such, dwindling refinery capacity does not increase the cost of crude oil. Increased demand for crude (such as, oh, increasing refinery capacity) will drive the price up, particularly when supply is remaining about the same. (Note to OPEC: increasing your output by 500,000 barrels per day is going to lower the price. Increasing it more will lower the price more.)

But OPEC isn't interested in lower-cost oil; OPEC is interested in wringing every possible dollar out of every last barrell they sell--and there's nothing wrong with that, economically, since someone who is trying to sell a good will always try to maximize the sale price. But they should be honest about that rather than try to flim-flam us.

Walter Williams on poverty, again. But it's a good read if you've never heard his discussion of the issue.

Chicago-area Planned Parenthood guff again. This is stuff from lawsuits filed against PP here in Chicago. (Remember, these are the guys who lied on various government forms to hide the fact that an abortion clinic was being built in Aurora.) Man, if this stuff is true--and if it's not, it's perjury, since this stuff comes from court documents--then it shows something very, very interesting about PP, at least the Chicago branch. What that is, I leave up to you to decide.

Thomas Sowell discusses subprime loans, Atlanta's water crisis, and other government-sponsored problems.

Finally, the article which crashed my browser (this time). "Man gets probation in pickle assault."

Yeah, it's pretty much as stupid as it sounds: guy eats pickles. Other guy says, "Stop eating my pickles." A fight ensues. *sigh*

Two things. First, another headline on that page: "UN renews call for ending US embargo on Cuba". The UN can kiss my hairy white German ass. I call for ending communist dictatorships! Fuck the UN!

The other thing: abbreviations can be funny.

I think there may be a lesson there for all of us.

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