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May 19, 2006

No Pink Triangles?

While the American Left nitters and natters about how our nation is on the road to fascism and President Bush is merely a reincarnation of Hitler, Iran and its maniacal leader are simply going ahead and doing it:

Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians would be forced to wear a yellow, red or blue strip of cloth, respectively, on the front of their clothes

Though my initial impulse is to scream about the discrimination of it all (as there will be no special minority laws crafted without the gays, damnit! See: California schools), I realized, oh yeah, they just hang us over there.

So really, if our typically quiet gay rights groups could lobby for an Iranian pink triangle, it would actually be a step up for those beleaguered folks.

h/t Chad

Update: The National Post apologizes and retracts its original story. So, Iran only wants to exterminate the Jews and hang homosexuals as a matter of course. Nothing at all like Nazi Germany. Very much my grievous error for implying otherwise. Tch.

April 24, 2006

But They're Diverse Labia

I love American universities.

Three days before his 10-piece exhibit -- Portraits of Terror -- was scheduled to open at the Patterson Building, Stulman (senior-painting and anthropology) received an e-mail message from the School of Visual Arts that said his exhibit on images of terrorism "did not promote cultural diversity" or "opportunities for democratic dialogue" and the display would be cancelled.

The exhibit, Stulman said, which is based mainly on the conflict in Palestinian territories, raises questions concerning the destruction of Jewish religious shrines, anti-Semitic propaganda and cartoons in Palestinian newspapers, the disregard for rules of engagement and treatment of prisoners, and the indoctrination of youth into terrorist acts [. . .]

Charles Garoian, professor and director of the School of Visual Arts, said Stulman's controversial images did not mesh with the university's educational mission.

Well, the exhibit is certainly no Cuntfest!, but give the man a chance, eh?

h/t QC

April 13, 2006

Comedy Central Surrenders

Southparkmuslim2 Was there ever a more brutal savaging of a show's own network while that show was still on the air? Last night, Trey Parker and Matt Stone concluded last week's South Park episode by throwing everything they had against Comedy Central, a compliant press, and the people who gave in to fear of violence in the wake of a few offensive cartoons.

To underscore Comedy Central's (and by extension, Viacom's) double standards and cowardice, last night's episode ended with Jesus Christ crapping all over an American flag.

And yet, the network would allow no Mohammed, not even one handing the Family Guy a football helmet with a salmon. Parker and Stone called media institutions on the carpet over their failure to defend the First Amendment, and they replied with more fear, more weakness, and an increasing willingness to kneel before Allah. To think, a silly little cartoon on basic cable about a redneck mountain town does more to defend the constitution than such self-vaunted press institutions like the New York Times and CNN. What an extraordinary world we find ourselves in.

The Simpsons bit is also brilliant.

[Watch video –10:21, WMV format, high bandwidth]

[Watch video – 10:21, WMV format, low bandwidth]

April 06, 2006

Would Stewie or Allah Win in a Fight?

Southparkmuslim_1 While "prestigious" American press like CNN and the New York Times dodged the recent Muslim cartoon controversy out of rank fear and egregious double standards, the new season of South Park rolled along last night, showing they have no compunctions about taking on a cowardly media who acquiesce to the demands of extremists.

Massing together a variety of recent controversies, the episode not only tackles the issue of Muslim cartoons, but also Comedy Central's recent decision to pull one of South Park's own shows after complaints, the nature of censorship . . . and just how sick and tired Trey Parker and Matt Stone are of being compared to Family Guy.

[Watch video – 9:01, WMV format, high bandwidth]

[Watch video – 9:01, WMV format, low bandwidth]