Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tacit? I Think It's Right Out There

Dunkin' Donuts pulled a Rachael Ray ad after complaints over her scarf:

Critics, including conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, complained that the scarf wrapped around her looked like a kaffiyeh, the traditional Arab headdress. Critics who fueled online complaints about the ad in blogs say such scarves have come to symbolize Muslim extremism and terrorism.

The kaffiyeh, Malkin wrote in a column posted online last Friday, "has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad. Popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos, the apparel has been mainstreamed by both ignorant (and not-so-ignorant) fashion designers, celebrities, and left-wing icons."
She's not serious is she? Oh, she is.

Click here to see the link and tell me if you can see ANY relationship between Rachel's scarf, which is clearly NOT ON HER HEAD, and the kaffiyeh.

Have people really been running around in fashion-conscious Arab headdress? I haven't noticed that.

While some extremists and terrorists may wear kaffiyehs, "To reduce their meaning to support for terrorism has a tacit racist tone to it," Bishara said.
Like the header says, I think this is pretty explicitly racist.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

How Are They Still Regarded As The Party Of States' Rights?

Because it sure seems like Reeps would erase state borders altogether, at least where commerce is concerned.

Oh wait, and marriage. And abortion. And . . . .

Thursday, May 15, 2008

And F The Ballot Measure That Attempts To Say Otherwise

State Supreme Court says same-sex couples have right to marry

About bloody time.

So long as the state defines a legal union between two people as "marriage," there can be no other outcome without violently torturing the law and the basis on which we view individual rights. If the state has a problem, or has one vis-a-vis the church (any church), then rename all state sanctioned contractual relationships "civil unions," regardless of the sex of the participants, and leave "marriage" to the churches.

And make this an at-fault state for divorce again. If you really want to protect marriage.

Read the opinion here.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Can I . . . .

Comment on Don Perata calling off his recall efforts again Jeff Denham because he just realized he might need some Republican votes to make it through the summer? 'Cause I realllllly want to comment. Big time. Huge. Argh.

I'll let you guess what I'd say.