Monday, September 26, 2005


Oh those Negros won’t mind us using lynching examples. “They” are Democrats “they” are on our side.

Exhibit comparing animal cruelty to slavery continues after hiatus.

*People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has resumed its Animal Liberation Project featuring a display of panels juxtaposed with graphic images of slavery and black lynchings after suspending the exhibit for a month following accusations of racism.
The animal rights group came under fire after a man at its Aug. 8 stop in New Haven, Conn began yelling that the exhibit was racist.
One panel, titled "Hanging," shows a white mob surrounding two lynched blacks swinging from a tree. The accompanying picture shows a cow hanging in a slaughterhouse.
PETA rep Dawn Carr said the group decided to resume the controversial exhibit after weeks of reviewing e-mail and conducting an online poll. The tour re-launched last Tuesday in Portland, Ore., and will travel to Seattle and Spokane, Wash.; Boise, Idaho; and Salt Lake City. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk defended the decision to resume.
"I unequivocally apologize for the hurt and upset that this exhibit has caused some of its viewers," Newkirk wrote in a statement last week. "That said, I would fail in my duty if I allowed this exhibit to disappear."
"I'm not surprised," NAACP spokesman John White told AP of the decision to resume the display, declining to elaborate.

Kerry's not- so-amazing race, on film

John Kerry loyalists are kicking themselves for cooperating last year with filmmaker Steve Rosenbaum on "Inside the Bubble," a potentially devastating behind-the-scenes look at the Massachusetts senator's failed presidential campaign.
I'm also told that Hillary Clinton partisans are licking their chops to see the film, which "could end up being the silver bullet that kills Kerry's presidential chances for 2008," says a Lowdown spy.

Kerry spinmeister David Wade - one of the senior staffers who allowed Rosenbaum to film his private moments - tried to dismiss Rosenbaum's effort as "a childish home movie destined to be forgotten."

Wade E-mailed me: "The 20 poor souls subjected to this movie will be reaching for caffeine and begging for old Lamar Alexander tapes on C-Span 2. Michael Moore has nothing to fear. I think the working title was 'The Snore Room.'"

But people who've screened the documentary say it's compelling and revealing.

It features, among other not-ready-for-prime-time moments, Clinton scowling and rolling her eyes over an apparent Kerry gaffe during a presidential debate; Kerry pretending to interview himself and babbling in Italian while waiting for a real interview to begin; Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) cursing at reporters during a campaign stop, and Kerry message guru Robert Shrum confidently declaring a few days before the 2004 election: "Zogby [a prominent pollster] just announced who's gonna win. Us!"

Shrum told me he personally didn't cooperate with the movie, which captures him on camera only a couple of times.

Asked if he plans to see it, he answered: "Absolutely not."

As for media critic Michael Wolff - who severely slags off the Kerryites at regular intervals - "I refused to be interviewed by [Rosenbaum], even though at one point he called me from his bespoke tailor."

A press release claims the movie - which won't be shown publicly until Thursday - "turns a harsh but deeply revealing mirror on the campaign ... a disorganized, contentious, self-absorbed team that thought they could win by 'not making mistakes,' and keeping their candidate in the public eye without clarifying a position on anything."

Director Rosenbaum, meanwhile, told me: "I'm a lifelong Democrat and I supported Kerry. I think people will see the film as fair, and maybe searing."

Jeter Gets Racist Threats

United Press International

New York Yankees star shortstop Derek Jeter has received racist hate-mail calling him a traitor to his race for dating white women.
The city's hate crimes unit is also probing the letter, which came to light as Jeter told 60 Minutes he's experienced racism before. A law enforcement source told the New York Daily News the letter warns the 31-year-old to stop or he'll be shot or set on fire.
Jeter is among a long list of well-known people being targeted, the newspaper said.
The wording is very similar to letters that have been sent to other prominent people across the country, said FBI Special Agent Scott Wilson in Cleveland, which is investigating the case.
Other letters written by the racist have threatened to castrate and burn Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, Virginia. Others include married actors Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel, Miami Dolphin player Jason Taylor and tennis star James Blake's parents.




NEW YORK -- This summer's back to back superstorms are proof positive we have entered a new period of "global warming emergency," artist/citizen Barbra Streisand warns.
As hellstorm "Rita" churned in the Gulf, Streisand sat down for a promotional interview with ABCNEWS's Diane Sawyer.
"We are in a global warming emergency state, and these storms are going to become more frequent, more intense," Streisand urgently declares.
But Sawyer did not remind Streisand that a Category 5 hurricane struck the Bahamas with 160 mph winds -- when the singer was five years old, in 1947!
And when Streisand was 8 years old, a Cat 5 hurricane -- named "Dog" -- packing 185 mph churned-away in the Atlantic.
When she was 9, a Cat 5 storm named "Easy" ripped the seas with 160 mph sustained winds.
Streisand was 13 years old when "Janet" hit Mexico with 150 mph winds.
Streisand was celebrating her sweet sixteen as "Cleo" formed with 140 mph.
At 18, Streisand read news about "Donna" AND "Ethel" -- both storms carried 140 mph winds and formed 9 days apart in 1960!
One year later, when Streisand was 19, it happened again: Two Category 5 storms scared the world: "Carla" and "Hattie!"
"Carla" maxed out at 175 mph winds the year Streisand made her television debut on "The Jack Paar Show."
And who could forget Hurricane "Camille" -- which smashed into the United States with 190 mph, just as "Funny Girl" garners eight Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture and one for Barbra as Best Actress.
Up next on the weather warning watch, Streisand says to ABC: "There could be more droughts, dust bowls. You know, it's amazing to hear these facts."