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Tuesday, 25 October 2005

Rosa Parks Passes Away

Rosa Parks died yesterday. While certainly much of her fame was stage-managed (less mediagenic blacks who did the same as she did were ignored), one must admit that the incident in which she was arrested for refusing to give her bus seat to a white man was instrumental in ending the abominable practise of segregation.

Hypocrisy on the Left

We’re all familiar with hypocrisy on the Right: the senator who waves the banner of morality whilst cheating on his wife & so on; indeed, the mainstream media make sure we know all about that. But what about hypocrisy on the Left? Peter Schweizer has written a new book Do As I Say [Not As I Do]: Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy which points out, among other things, that:

  • Nancy Pelosi accepts union awards but won’t hire union members in her vineyard or hotels
  • Michael Moore invests in oil, military & HMO stocks
  • Barbara Streisand spends $20,000 a year on watering her lawn
  • Noam Chomsky castigates the rich for using tax shelters—but uses them himself

A most interesting-sounding tome.


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