Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Arsenio Gall Show

Today I introduce to you a local writer named Arsenio Orteza. Each week, his articles in The Times of Acadiana tackle several different sources of liberalism, tearing those jokers down to size. Indeed, Orteza's pieces are often some of the best conservative political writing in the area. Here are two excerpts from his latest work:

Jagger seems oblivious, for example, to the fact that the term "neocon" often refers to Jewish ex-liberals (i.e., Norman Podhoretz) and that to single them out for attack is to flirt with an anti-Semitism at odds with rock 'n' roll cool. Stranger yet, in citing President Bush's espousal of Christianity en route to labeling him a "hypocrite," Jagger fails to realize that as a non-Christian himself, he is by definition someone who does not practice Christianity either and therefore someone who has quite a bit in common with the very caricature of Bush that he assails.

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Intelligence and talent don't always go hand in hand. So it's no surprise that this talented hip-hopper was stupid enough to conclude from the havoc wreaked by a natural disaster that George Bush hated black people. Word up, Kanye: Republican politicians in a representative republic don't want to kill voters, not when those voters are from a demographic that could render America permanently Republican, if only 10 percent of that demographic were to quit voting Democrat.

Oh, did I forget to mention he's actually the music columnist? Aw, shucks! Well, he is.

6 comments:

Murph said...

While I do think that it's sometimes foolish to criticize how someone practices their religion when you yourself don't believe in anything at all, Arsenio's critique of Jagger does not make sense logically (as I'm sure you noticed). While Jagger may not be a Christian, he cannot be a hypocrite because he does not profess to be a Christian the way the subject of his critique does.

Where Arsenio really misses the point is that the Rolling Stones have sucked for a generation now and have enough in their music to attack other than that cheap reach for relevance they're trying to pass off as a protest song.

The Goblin Slayer said...

I thought you chose the best exerpts. Sometimes the truth fu$%ing stings.

PusBoy said...

Republican politicians in a representative republic don't want to kill voters, not when those voters are from a demographic that could render America permanently Republican, if only 10 percent of that demographic were to quit voting Democrat.

Um, wow. That's some pretty kool-aidy stuff. Here's one better, Arsenio. If Republicans could actually manage to kill all black people, they wouldn't have to worry about that 10% swing.

And, since when did neocon have anything to do with Jewish? Just because there are a lot of Jewish neocons doesn't mean its an anti-Semitic term. If I say, "I hate New Yorkers," it doesn't mean I hate African Americans does it?

What a dork.

The Manning Report said...

he used to be an english teacher at my school.
i never had him but from what i heard he was a very intelligent guy. World Magazine occasionally will run an article of his.

ccgirl said...

At least five years ago, neocon referred to Jewish ex-liberals, ie Mona Charen

Ian McGibboney said...

Well, I'd have to say that Mona Charen is definitely a neocon of the worst kind.

I started reading political columns when I was a teenager largely because of her. She also got me riled up enough to want to write such columns.

What a witch.