Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Your crazy, paranoid Southern kook of the week:

In 1956 or 1960, at the latest, both of our major political parties will nominate a negro Vice-President. . . . [T]he Reds will "liquidate" the President and the country will have a negro President. . . . The Reds will convince the negro President that their armed forces will insure negro domination of the white race in the United States, under Stalin's "all races" law, if the negro will embrace [the Reds]. . . . The Reds will take us over without firing a shot. When that happens, the white man will be required to get a negro wife and the white woman, a negro husband, or be deported or executed.

--from From Demagogue to Dixiecrat: Horace Wilkinson and the Politics of Race, pg. 172

Monday, August 28, 2006

Over summer break, my brother and his girlfriend told me of one of the professor at UofL; I think she taught some kind of theater class?

In any event, she was black and had some bizarre assignments, one of which was that, over the weekend, the students had to go to a "white" church and a "black" church (the one she assigned was her own) to see the differences between how white people treat religion and how black people do.

I was just imagining today what fun I could have with an assignment like that:

The sloping brows of the negroes were furrowed in an ape-like imitation of Christian devotion. Their thick lips pursed and trembled from, what would become clear in a moment, their imposed silence. Finally one cry broke the silence, and like a pack of dogs they all began howling one after the other, clapping their awkward limbs in the air like an oorang otan. The spectacle seemed fit more for the jungles of Africka from which they are barely removed than for the sanctity of the Lord's house.

The sweltering heat seemed to make no impression on them as they continued their dancing and hooting, though I myself was becoming quite dizzy -- I confess that the pungent odor of so many negroes thus congregated also contributed to my feeling ill. A quick glance showed me that though there was an air conditioner, it was in disrepair, the dust and rust telling me it had been abandoned, perhaps soon after the donor (most likely white) provided it; negroes are, after all, unable to use all but the simplest of tools -- anything more complicated than a bow is examined, and discarded when it is found to be unedible. I swear I could see teeth marks in the grime of the apparatus.

I am so going to get my ass kicked one of these days, but I would love to get to write that. Maybe if someone knows somebody taking that class, I could write it, and have them turn it in along with their own.


Friday, August 25, 2006

Why can't C-SPAN be like this all the time?

After [George] Huddleston and [Luther] Patrick had debated on radio one evening, they accidentally met in a restaurant, and Patrick, a gregarious young man who fancied himself something of a comedian, attempted to engage the older, more sedate Huddleston in light banter. The congressman, no doubt anxious about the serious threat to his incumbency, became angry and hit Patrick on the head with a catsup bottle.

From "Labor at the Ballot Box: Alabama Politics from the New Deal to the Dixiecrat Movement" by Robert J. Norrell, The Journal of Southern History, 1991, pg 213. Referencing the Birmingham News for May 27, 1936.

I so want a copy of that newspaper article... so much that I just requested Interlibrary Loan to fetch it for me.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Pat Buchanan on immigration:

In 1994, Sam Francis, the syndicated columnist and editorial writer for the Washington Times…volunteered this thought:

"The civilization that we as whites created in Europe and America could not have developed apart from the genetic endowments of the creating people, nor is there any reason to believe that the civilization can be successfully transmitted by a different people."

Had Francis said this of Chinese civilization and the Chinese people, it would have gone unnoted. But he was suggesting Western civilization was superior and that only Europeans could have created it. If Western peoples perish, as they are doing today, Francis was implying, we must expect our civilization to die with us. No one would deny that when the Carthaginians perished, Carthaginian civilization and culture perished.

Well, duh, Pat! Anyone of the people I've read could've told you the same thing. That's why we've got ship all the Negroes to Liberia.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom.

Best. Play. Ever.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Scientists find brain evolution gene:

Scientists believe they have found a key gene that helped the human brain evolve from our chimp-like ancestors. In just a few million years, one area of the human genome seems to have evolved about 70 times faster than the rest of our genetic code. It appears to have a role in a rapid tripling of the size of the brain's crucial cerebral cortex, according to an article published Thursday in the journal Nature.


That one gene didn't exist until 300 million years ago and is present only in mammals and birds, not fish or animals without backbones. But then it didn't change much at all. There are only two differences in that one gene between a chimp and a chicken, Haussler said.

But there are 18 differences in that one gene between human and chimp and they all seemed to occur in the development of man, he said.


And it's not just that this gene changed a lot. There is also its involvement with the cerebral cortex, which is responsible for some of the more complex brain functions, including language and information processing.

I predict that the following quote will be mined by creationists and 'intelligent design' enthusiasts as "proof" that evolution cannot possibly account for human intelligence and so God must have been behind it:

However, the gene changed so fast that Clark said that he has a hard time believing it unless something unusual happened in a mutation. It's not part of normal evolution, he said.


Tuesday, August 1, 2006

I don't even understand this rationale:

A British court said recognizing same-sex unions as marriages would "fly in the face" of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Granted, I haven't read the court ruling. And granted, I haven't read the European Convention on Human Rights.

But how the hell does treating people equally "fly in the face" of human rights???