The odds are good that Roman Polanski is going to get away with it.
Let's remember, there's no gray area here. In a civilized society, this case would be a slam dunk for the prosecution. Polanski is a rapist, a child molester and a sociopath. The famous Oscar-winning director took a 13 year old girl to Jack Nicholson's house and sodomized her. What's worse, the cops didn't have to work very hard to find out what happened because not only did Polanski confess to his crime, he bragged about it. "Everybody wants to fuck a young girl," Polanski explained.
And the idiotic Hollywood celebrities eagerly signing the "Free Roman Polanski!" petition obviously agree. Behind the pathetic excuses and lame rationalizations, what these politically-correct assholes are really saying is that Rich White Guys have the right to fuck children. "Maybe Roman was wrong, but hey, I loved Chinatown." Jesus. Only in Tinseltown is an Oscar a "Get Out Of Jail Free" card.
Does anybody remember Leona Bobbit? Now that was a woman who knew what to do to a rapist.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Saturday, September 6, 2008
"A black person voting Republican," said the father of African-American congressman J.C. Watts (R), "is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders."
It's a hard truth that takes away a lot of options for African-American voters. What it means is that the Democratic party can take our support for granted because they know and we know that the alternative is so much worse. It's the difference between a bad sunburn and skin cancer.
However, it doesn't stop some misguided "house negroes" from trying.
Take the example of "Cowboy Troy" Coleman, an African-American "Hick-Hop" singer who performed the national anthem at the GOP convention in Minneapolis. Strangely enough, Coleman was one of the few chocolate chips to be found in the Republican's big white bowl of cookie dough. I wonder why. Anyway, Coleman was enthused about the opportunity. "This is the biggest thing that has ever happened to me," he said. "With my social beliefs, namely being pro-choice, this party is the one for me. My skin is secondary to the fact that I want my politicians to make laws that positively affect my life and the lives of my friends."
When I read that, I thought about the scene in The Princess Bride where Andre The Giant says to Wallace Shawn, "You keep using that word but I don't think it means what you think it means." If you ask me, "pro-life" is a word that doesn't belong in the mouth of a Republican because it's a lie that's no different than the other overworked phrase they like to use: "compassionate consevatism". They don't know what it means.
In spite of their noisy propaganda, the Republicans aren't "pro-life". What the Republicans do really, really well is kill people.
Republicans launched the war in Iraq. Republicans want abortion to be illegal and dangerous. Republicans ignore global warming. Republicans oppose stem-cell research. Republicans don't want national health care. Republicans torture. Republicans watched New Orleans drown. Laws don't kill people, Republicans make the laws that kill people. Think of their ideology as "kinder and gentler" genocide.
And Republicans believe that "pro-life" translates as "Imaginary babies are cute, but once you get a birth certificate, you're on your own".
Now, maybe "Cowboy Troy" Coleman is simply naive or a cynical opportunist, but other African-Americans know better. For us, voting Democrat isn't a philosophical abstract; it's self-defense. Damned if I know why poor and middle-class white Americans who religiously vote Republican haven't figured it out. It's one of those perplexing "What's The Matter With Kansas?" questions, I guess. But, for their sake, I hope they figure it out soon because they're not safe either. None of us are.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Sarah Palin is stupid.
O.K., I know it's a controversial accusation, and I'll probably be categorized as a bone-headed sexist idiot for putting it in print, but I don't think I'm wrong. No matter how hard the right-wing gasbags try to cook the books, the evidence against John McCain's choice as his VP is just too overwhelming. Troopergate. The loyal Gal Friday for Ted ("The Bridge To Nowhere") Stevens. Using her daughter Bristol as a stage prop. Palin is White Male Privilage grip-wrapped in a skirt.
And Palin's ideology is the usual Republican bullshit: Darwin was a fraud. Happiness is a warm AK-47. Ignore those floating icebergs. There's too damned many polar bears. Who cares if Uncle George raped you, you're gonna have that baby anyway. Drill, baby, drill. Not exactly an independent thinker, huh? Palin and McCain will get along just fine. I'm sorry, but anyone who buys into this hateful, superstitious nonsense is stupid and anyone trying to define Palin as a progressive symbol for women's liberation is like calling Jack The Ripper a feminist. It's one small step for Palin and one giant step backwards for every man and woman in the United States if her and McCain win.
It's worse than stupid. It's crazy.