Skip to comments.Andrew Wilkow Live Show Thread 02/05/06 (10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST)
Posted on 02/05/2006 7:03:56 AM PST by AliVeritas
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Here's your Andrew Wilkow ping!
FR shoutout at the top, explains reasonably why he lurks (for you newbies, that means comes in to check FR out, but not a member... which is the majority here).
He requests code name "Echo" when sending an email through http://www.wabcradio.com
Go to personality profiles, email our personalities, Wilkow, Subject "Echo" for freepers.
For you crabby ones... stay in Flank 2 position... that's me, just kidding.
Andrew asks why this fine athlete is not being celebrated... we know the answer, liberalism:
New York City girl in spotlight after 113-point performance
Talks about the moral compass (or not) of the Super Bowl
Evangelicals Will Not Take Stand on Global Warming
BTW, in my Catholic Parish, I hear about global warming/our responsibility and stewardship to take care of the earth re: Genesis often... and they take action.
The oxymoron of So-called celebrities re: enviroment/Jets/SUVs
Bush was right not to sign Kyoto.
Everyone allowed to pollute except US and we have to pay.
So-called poor nations (Africa, China? poor)... it's for their economy and it's ok.
Sheehan has no idea what she's advocating with Chavez.
Check it out:
Rock on, Epiphanny
Good Morning Ali! A little late, but I'm here and listening!
You're not going to believe this one:
Prince's big game was not a good thing http://msn.foxsports.com/wcbk/story/5302874
(snip) First, praise to Epiphanny Prince. Scoring 113 points in a 32-minute game is an incredible athletic achievement and if, as reported, she made 54 of 60 shots, that's even more incredible. I'm sure many were layups, but even making 54 out of 60 layups is no mean feat.
And Prince's performance highlights a season in which she has proved wrong some who doubted her intensity. She has played at a high level all year, and clearly established herself as one of the top players in the country.
Epiphanny Prince scored 113 points this week in one game. (Michael Appleton / Associated Press)
All that said, even accounting for the marvelous skills of Prince, the 137-32 Murray Bergtraum win was a disgrace to the coaching staff and the school. There is simply no reason to humiliate another team, regardless of the level of the play and regardless of whatever might have contributed to the desire to run up the score and let Prince get a national record.
Coach Ed Grezinsky, who transformed Murray Bergtraum from just another New York City high school into a national power, must shoulder most of the blame for this disgusting display of excess. At every level, from local rec leagues to the NBA, responsible coaches recognize that there are two teams on the court, and that the players wearing different-colored uniforms deserve respect, no matter what their talent level.
Caller doesn't believe 'global warning' and says data doesn't support it.
My note: Why wouldn't you want to do more regardless?
What's wrong with saving fuel (especially in view of events, even if you think you don't have to).
Who doesn't think the rainforest (host of many natural cures and provider of oxygen... and beautiful), shouldn't be cut down?
Who doesn't think the use of less plastics and pollution that has been known through factory output or cancer causing flurocarbons aren't a good thing?
Who doesn't tell their child not to litter, whether in the house or anywhere they go?
What's the name of the article in WaPo?
Coming up... the Cartoon Jihad.
Too bad they didn't protest suicide bombing or beheadings with such zeal.
How are you alice?
'Sensitivity' can have brutal consequences
February 5, 2006
BY MARK STEYN SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
I long ago lost count of the number of times I've switched on the TV and seen crazy guys jumping up and down in the street, torching the Stars and Stripes and yelling ''Death to the Great Satan!'' Or torching the Union Jack and yelling ''Death to the Original If Now Somewhat Arthritic And Semi-Retired Satan!'' But I never thought I'd switch on the TV and see the excitable young lads jumping up and down in Jakarta, Lahore, Aden, Hebron, etc., etc., torching the flag of Denmark.
Denmark! Even if you were overcome with a sudden urge to burn the Danish flag, where do you get one in a hurry in Gaza? Well, OK, that's easy: the nearest European Union Humanitarian Aid and Intifada-Funding Branch Office. But where do you get one in an obscure town on the Punjabi plain on a Thursday afternoon? If I had a sudden yen to burn the Yemeni or Sudanese flag on my village green, I haven't a clue how I'd get hold of one in this part of New Hampshire. Say what you like about the Islamic world, but they show tremendous initiative and energy and inventiveness, at least when it comes to threatening death to the infidels every 48 hours for one perceived offense or another. If only it could be channeled into, say, a small software company, what an economy they'd have.
Meanwhile, back in Copenhagen, the Danes are a little bewildered to find that this time it's plucky little Denmark who's caught the eye of the nutters. Last year, a newspaper called Jyllands-Posten published several cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed, whose physical representation in art is forbidden by Islam. The cartoons aren't particularly good and they were intended to be provocative. But they had a serious point. Before coming to that, we should note that in the Western world "artists" "provoke" with the same numbing regularity as young Muslim men light up other countries' flags. When Tony-winning author Terence McNally writes a Broadway play in which Jesus has gay sex with Judas, the New York Times and Co. rush to garland him with praise for how "brave" and "challenging" he is. The rule for "brave" "transgressive" "artists" is a simple one: If you're going to be provocative, it's best to do it with people who can't be provoked.
Thus, NBC is celebrating Easter this year with a special edition of the gay sitcom "Will & Grace," in which a Christian conservative cooking-show host, played by the popular singing slattern Britney Spears, offers seasonal recipes -- "Cruci-fixin's." On the other hand, the same network, in its coverage of the global riots over the Danish cartoons, has declined to show any of the offending artwork out of "respect" for the Muslim faith.
Which means out of respect for their ability to locate the executive vice president's home in the suburbs and firebomb his garage.
Jyllands-Posten wasn't being offensive for the sake of it. They had a serious point -- or, at any rate, a more serious one than Britney Spears or Terence McNally. The cartoons accompanied a piece about the dangers of "self-censorship" -- i.e., a climate in which there's no explicit law forbidding you from addressing the more, er, lively aspects of Islam but nonetheless everyone feels it's better not to.
That's the question the Danish newspaper was testing: the weakness of free societies in the face of intimidation by militant Islam.
One day, years from now, as archaeologists sift through the ruins of an ancient civilization for clues to its downfall, they'll marvel at how easy it all was. You don't need to fly jets into skyscrapers and kill thousands of people. As a matter of fact, that's a bad strategy, because even the wimpiest state will feel obliged to respond. But if you frame the issue in terms of multicultural "sensitivity," the wimp state will bend over backward to give you everything you want -- including, eventually, the keys to those skyscrapers. Thus, Jack Straw, the British foreign secretary, hailed the "sensitivity" of Fleet Street in not reprinting the offending cartoons.
No doubt he's similarly impressed by the "sensitivity" of Anne Owers, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons, for prohibiting the flying of the English national flag in English prisons on the grounds that it shows the cross of St. George, which was used by the Crusaders and thus is offensive to Muslims. And no doubt he's impressed by the "sensitivity" of Burger King, which withdrew its ice cream cones from its British menus because Rashad Akhtar of High Wycombe complained that the creamy swirl shown on the lid looked like the word "Allah" in Arabic script. I don't know which sura in the Koran says don't forget, folks, it's not just physical representations of God or the Prophet but also chocolate ice cream squiggly representations of the name, but ixnay on both just to be "sensitive."
And doubtless the British foreign secretary also appreciates the "sensitivity" of the owner of France-Soir, who fired his editor for republishing the Danish cartoons. And the "sensitivity" of the Dutch film director Albert Ter Heerdt, who canceled the sequel to his hit multicultural comedy ''Shouf Shouf Habibi!'' on the grounds that "I don't want a knife in my chest" -- which is what happened to the last Dutch film director to make a movie about Islam: Theo van Gogh, on whose ''right to dissent'' all those Hollywood blowhards are strangely silent. Perhaps they're just being "sensitive,'' too.
And perhaps the British foreign secretary also admires the "sensitivity" of those Dutch public figures who once spoke out against the intimidatory aspects of Islam and have now opted for diplomatic silence and life under 24-hour armed guard. And maybe he even admires the "sensitivity" of the increasing numbers of Dutch people who dislike the pervasive fear and tension in certain parts of the Netherlands and so have emigrated to Canada and New Zealand.
Very few societies are genuinely multicultural. Most are bicultural: On the one hand, there are folks who are black, white, gay, straight, pre-op transsexual, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, worshippers of global-warming doom-mongers, and they rub along as best they can. And on the other hand are folks who do not accept the give-and-take, the rough-and-tumble of a "diverse" "tolerant" society, and, when one gently raises the matter of their intolerance, they threaten to kill you, which makes the question somewhat moot.
One day the British foreign secretary will wake up and discover that, in practice, there's very little difference between living under Exquisitely Refined Multicultural Sensitivity and Sharia. As a famously sensitive Dane once put it, "To be or not to be, that is the question."
© Mark Steyn, 2006
USS Cole attack planner escapes
We are all Danes now
Iran Vows to Continue Nuclear Work, Says `Middle Ages' Are Over (When it's convenient?)
The Epiphanny Prince story was the topic of conversation this morning on a weekly New York sports radio program that deals specifically with youth sports, and the callers were overwhelmingly opposed to that kind of thing. It's not a question of "liberal" vs. "conservative," but of sportsmanship.
Europeans change their tune after Iran's nuclear threats
Diplomatic channels may not be enough to stem the inflammatory statements from Tehran.