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December 31, 2006

D.A. Justice

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

About time!

Steve Sailer notes a, er, peculiar gap in Slate's list of the 10 Most Outrageous Civil Liberties Violations of 2006. James Fulford links to a satisfyingly droll Mary Katherine Ham video about the Duke case.

Hey, why not donate a few bucks (or, even better, some serious cash) to the Steve Sailer writing fund? In the last five years Steve has done approximately a thousand times more in the way of groundbreaking journalism than the entire staff of the New York Times has. He doesn't have a mainstream post to rely on, though, and can use some financial help. Let's help keep those Sailer articles coming.



posted by Michael at December 31, 2006


Believe Dahlia Lithwick to be the author of the current Slate defamation/denunciation/distortion.

Recall her earlier writing on Slate and her program(s) for NPR: in those she not only flatly declared the Duke boys guilty but also added in other ideological and prejudicial cretinist slanders.

Consequently, I noticed that when Slate finally joined the herd and turned on Nifong, another "legal scholar" handled the matter.

This raises many questions, not the least of which is, "Why Slate?" It also asks, "Why NPR?"

I heard NPR's special creature Brooke Gladstone pull a similar
assumption of guilt/sneer concerning accusations of Marine misconduct on Okinawa. She asked, "Why do they (the Marines) keep committing these crimes, don't they get it?" Again, the accusation was good enough for conviction.

I used to find enough good in both to listen and read, but their casual distruction and malignancy, especially that of NPR have driven me to other resources.

Posted by: Larry on January 1, 2007 12:38 AM

Steve Sailer is brilliant. Any Blowhards reader who is not familiar with his work is in for a treat.

Posted by: beloml on January 1, 2007 10:08 AM

The 10 supposed "Outrageous Civil Liberties Violations" are so much bunk.

Just the usual litany of Bush Derangement Syndrome meshed with the Hate America crowds' martyr fantasies.

Years ago, before I actually lived in Woodstock, NY, I really believed that the left presented a conscientious, honorable dissent. What a crock. The left here in Woodstock is composed of old farts who can't cease pining for the 60s, along with a hard core of religious Stalinists who yearn for the revival of the Soviet Union.

This is also true in Manhattan.

Sometimes, I find myself wishing that the moron left would receive the martyrdom that it dreams of. In Woodstock, we have a group of morons who have attempted to drive military recruiters out of the schools, and picketed the local military recruitment center in the mall. No matter how hard they try to get thrown into the clink, the court system won't satisfy them.

And, yet, they like to portray themselves as victims of a great conspiracy to violate their civil rights. The men involved are completely deranged. This act got them laid in the 60s. They are continuing to play romantic hero to a group of feminazi bitches who would gladly cut off their testicles and throw them in a blender.

Really, not one person in the U.S. has been jailed for opposing the Iraq War. We have a very indulgent Daddy. Predictably, this only makes the spoiled brats act worse.

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on January 1, 2007 11:35 AM

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