February 21st, 2003

Bama Eyes, Bama Staredown

Can't keep a good man down. Or keep one from posting.

Yyyyyyyup, Nash is back. The DDoS errors completely farked up my LJ access, blocking me from the site since Wednesday night sometime after O'Reilly went off. Apparently it wasn't broke for all of y'all, since I can see several dozen posts since then. Anyway, just wanted to let y'all know that I'm still alive. Though right now I don't know for how much longer, considering how much pain is coursing through my spine at the moment. Time for drugs and bed. I'll prolly be up and about in a few hours. Maybe.
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Maverick 1, Mousey 0.

Yes, Bill *IS* always right.

I don't know if I'm happier that this is yet another victory for Bill O'Reilly (one of my personal heroes), or a minor one for myself, as just the other day I pretty much singlehandly had to denfend the Fox News Channel against two or three people who were trying to convince everyone that Fox was unreliable and little more than a tabloid. This is just one example of many, but it could not have came at a more opportune time. ^_^

Anyway, a few days after 9-11, Bill O'Reilly ran a story saying that University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian had terrorist ties. The very next day, the NY Times, the Miami Herald, the LA Times, Time magazine, Salon.com, and all of the other news orginizations accused our humble correspondant of every bad thing they could think to print. He was a racist. He wanted blood for 9-11 and pinned these horrible crimes on this "innocent" man. Al-Arian is as true an American as anyone on their staff. Et cetera, et cetera.

Okay....Bill brings him on the Factor to give him a chance to clear his name. Instead, he gets grilled. Every time Bill asked him a question, his replies were just "I don't know what you're talking about" or "I've never heard that before"....avoiding the questions instead of answering them. That's not enough to damn him, but it certainly is suspicious. Kinda like pleading the 5th on every single question at a court case. But, you gotta give Bill credit - he gave the guy a chance to defend himself. I can't think of anything more fair than to give your enemy a spot on national TV so that he can get his side of the story out to the people.

Then, a year and a half later, they find out that the info the Factor dug up was correct after all. I think there were 126 pages in the document of the charges he had against him? Whatever it was, it was ludicrously huge. The AP credited Bill when they reported on this story. Yet all of the afforementioned news sources above seem to have forgotten that they stood up for this man, claiming him to be a true American, 100% innocent, found without fault.

And all of this from the news channel that Mouse was claiming to be horribly inaccurate, no better than a tabloid, and that only gets ratings by shocking and scaring everyone, running around like Chicken Little when the sky was falling. According to her, Fox News simply makes up it's own news to have something to report, which is likely what she would have labeled the Al-Arian story as being. Normally I don't like rubbing people's noses in the dirt, chanting that "I'm right" and "I told ya so", but Mouse always claims to see the facts. Well, here they are.

Sorry Mousey....

(I'm also happy cause I love sticking up for Bill. You might argue that I'm not being a good sport, but this *is* being posted on my journal - not on the forums where I originally got into this debate. I know I'm right, but I'm not going to start up another thread there just to prove to everyone else that I'm right. No need for starting unnessesary fights. Besides, though she seems to be my polar opposite as far as our political beliefs go, it's still cool to have someone to debate with.)
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I made a mistake today. One that I'm still suffering for. I saw a link to a video called "Domo Darko". As a huge Donnie Darko fan and also reasonably interested in Domo-kun, I had to check it out. Unfortunately, the video was pathetic. Domo-kun was there, but it had absolutely nothing to do with Donnie Darko except for being set to the song "Mad World". My brother stopped to watch it before he left, and all he could say was this:

"That's stupid. That's so bad I'm leaving." ::slight pause:: "That's so bad, I'm leaving the state!"

And he did, too. He's in Atlanta right now, probably sitting in some cheap hotel room while his Mustang is being disassembled for spare parts and left sitting on cinder blocks in the parking lot outside.

Anyway, it was a waste of time to watch that video. If someone sends ya a link to it, don't get your hopes up. The bad thing about it is that it was set to the song "Mad World". That's a really great song. Depressing as all hell, but still a great song. So good that it literally gets stuck in my head for days. Now, I've been singing/humming/whistling that damn song for hours now, and am half tempted to plug in the DVD just to watch the music video to it.

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