April 23, 2008

Hitch Is Still Writing for the UK Mirror.

I wish these freakin' immigrants would assimilate, BTW.

The apparent front-runner has a lot of work to do before he can count on the support of the old-fashioned households who care about guns, values, churches and other keywords and code words that Mrs Clinton can exploit with more conviction than he can.

Continuing with my obsession with a favorite statistic, I note that 17 per cent of Obama voters say that they would prefer John McCain in the general election, and that 12 per cent of them say that they would remain at home rather than vote for Mrs Clinton. No doubt the equivalent figures on the other side are at least as venomous.

And I could not help but notice that Obama’s televised podium of supporters was exclusively white last night in Indiana, whereas his belief that he will win in North Carolina is based almost entirely on his anticipated command of the large “black” vote in that state.

And this will be—always assuming that other voters are predictable and unaffected—his revenge for Pennsylvania.

So really, what is all this about a “post-racial” election? The true venom—racial and social and personal and political—is still to come.

Yeah, well. I doubt that Senator Clinton will be asked to be Obama's VP. Or, should it come down to it, vice versa.

Did I mention that I finished god Is Not Great a few days ago? It was every bit as adorable as I expected it to be, and more seductive. I haven't read every athiest anthem out there, but this is a damn fine one.

Via Hot Air.

Posted by Attila Girl at April 23, 2008 11:08 AM | TrackBack

BTW, I am getting "HTTP 404 Not Found" messages when attempting to comment on posts starting with "Well then"(japanese breakfast).

Playboy=porn? Heavens no! A ban makes as much sense as them banning me from sending free cigarettes to people fighting in combat.(It happened, even though I got around it for a time.) I wish legislators could realize that people under fire have other concerns.

I do wish that Playboy could see the beauty in women without D-cup breasts. Present beauty excepted, of course. Sure they have them--a few 'tokens' just a few times per year--but still. Doesn't Christie have any say? Or would she exclude herself from her own magazine? Time to open our eyes and take in all the beauty given to us in this world!

Posted by: Darrell at April 23, 2008 12:33 PM

When you are done with these, do you plan to read "The Irrational Atheist"?

Posted by: Desert Cat at April 24, 2008 04:49 PM

I might. I had thought of re-reading *What's So Great About Christianity?* but D'Souza isn't as terrific a prose stylist as Hitch; my time might be better spent with C.S. Lewis' "apologetics" (what a ghastly word for it; I wonder what the root word is, there?).

One of the fundamental arguments between the two sides is vaguely silly: there's always been this silly tug-of-war between people of faith and athiests about which side the deists such as Thomas Jefferson fall on. Even those who admit that a lot of these guys fall in the middle tend to say that Jefferson, et al. were "more like what I am than like what my debating opponents are."

Then they follow it up with "liar, liar, pants on fire," suggest that "our team was responsible for the Enlightenment," and stick out their tongues.

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