Sunday, October 16, 2005

Dead Rabbits, ROTC, and Million Marchers

Here are a couple of quick takes:

Eva Young takes to task the tenth anniversary of the Million Man March. Controversial aspects of the event and the anniversary have been ignored by the mainstream media, and by pretty much everyone else.

Aaron Solem corrects the record on a factually impaired article in The Nation. Not only is the "chickenhawk" argument tired and lame, they managed to wrongly give the label to an active-duty ensign in the Navy. SwanBlog has written about "chickenhams," the Hollywood variant of the label.

Finally, I watched an interesting documentary this weekend called The Real Gangs of New York on the Discovery Times channel. Check out this quote from the narrator concerning the corruption of the legendary Boss Tweed:

The New York Times had begun to investigate the outrageous overages in the construction of the Tweed Courthouse. It published front page stories that would shock shameless defense contractors today. Eleven thermometers purchased for $7,500....


A nice little documentary about the 19th Century has to throw in a Reagan-era complaint from the Left. No class.

2 Comments:

Blogger lloydletta said...

I did not take them to task in this one. I posted the NLPC press release.

I've been covering reaction to the march, and I find it appalling that Congressional Black Caucus people are giving that viscious bigot Louis Farrakhan legitimacy.

October 17, 2005 12:13 AM  
Blogger Derek Jensen said...

Where do dead rabbits enter the story?

October 19, 2005 2:39 PM  

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