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Sex, Sex, Sex
Gay Asian KittensI wanted to prove in my title that I am no mere latter day Charles Fort
commenting on oddities in the news but that I had something that people
found worthy of discussion and thus my choice of headline. This may
seem like an odd headline to choose on the subject of yellow journalism
and the deterioration of liberty but I assume that it got you to this
page and into the first paragraph at the very least.
know that arguments against complete freedom of speech exist and that
this headline is the equivalent of going to a crowded campfire and
There have been some very
disturbing bits in the news of late and one that barely seemed to be
news to me. I am beginning with the unsurprising news item:
The New York Times is posting yet another financial loss. This is at
least partially because they have not had the wisdom to include useful
hints --as we have-- that our product like theirs is suitable for fish
wrapping and that owing to its physical properties the reality of this
is far greater in their case. The Times and many other media outlets
are suffering not from "left wing" media slant but from the same malaise
that opponents of President Obama suffer. The president has been
positioned to seem as if he is a breath of fresh air. I believe the
people overall are bright enough to recognize the need for fresh air!
Far from the noble newspaper reporter portrayed in the 30s and 40s,
reporters go with stories pre-written and decided before they examine
the 'facts.' In certain cases no surprise comes as the readers of
various 'bat-boy' sighting articles are 'enquiring minds' after all.
However for those who buy 'reputable' papers, this slipshod treatment of
truth wears thin after years and one no longer trusts or reveres the
reporter or the product. A quiet survey finds that the majority of
people who have been written up in papers interviewed by this observer
have noted that even their names were often misspelled.
news form is falling to the wayside much as troubadours traveling from
tavern to tavern singing the news has gone out of style. Perhaps with a
bit of ethics and actually doing their jobs the paper might not find
itself in such a position but with auk-like persistence on their path
they do seem to be doing a fair job of following the auk into
in a rare apology I will point out that I headlined the article for a
reason. My reason was not to draw attention to the Youtube.com video
"Gay Asian Kittens", which I found amusing and well produced. Nor was it
to deliberately get you all hot and bothered by saying sex three times
rather like invoking Michael Keaton in the 'Beetlejuice' movie. I
discovered on the advice of my co-editor that the most frequently
searched term of a few weeks ago was 'Asian bitches' or some such
phrase. Including it must seem almost as disingenuous as writing a crop
report about cross pollination in corn destined for the ethanol market
entitled "Promiscuous Grain Threatens High Gas Prices". I decided to
chance the fate reserved for the Times in order to make the point. If I
overdo this I will surely follow the Times into oblivion.
For the moment I will close this with the warning" "THEATER! THEATER!!"
High tech cops, Low tech robbersThe news today reports the
police are making profiles on Facebook and posting wanted posters. The
news report I heard didn't specify whether the arrested were friending
the cops or just turning themselves in.
Today in my area two sets
of burglars were arrested, one pushing a safe in a shopping cart and
another hapless pair taking their booty, a large screen television, home
through the snow in a wheelbarrow.
If criminals don't start
working out higher tech and less obvious methods of ill-gotten-gain
transport, they are in serious danger of extinction.
these dodo desperados our economy will be at a degree of risk.
Manufacturers will be forced to reduce production thus further
depressing an already desperate job market. And why? Because of
insufficient on the job training for thugs.
If these children are
not taken in hand and taught simple "BASICs" of theft, like "When
escaping from a crime scene: BE UNOBTRUSIVE!", the whole activity of
scofflaw society is at risk and the citizenry of the area will be denied
the opportunity to re-acquire their possessions thus depressing
manufacturing and sales outlets.