From friends at the bear board:http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16886702
... is this the oxymoron thread?Errin
... is this the oxymoron thread?Errin... or the redundant thread?Errin
I would be happy to discuss this book with anyone who has actually read it.
I would be happy to discuss this book with anyone who has actually read it. Have you read it?Errinthinks possession of a book named "Stupid White Men" might cause interesting remarks at work ....
The full title is Stupid White Men and other sorry excuses for the state of our nation.
The full title is Stupid White Men and other sorry excuses for the state of our nation. .... I really need to have this book on my desk ... I really should read it too, I suppose ....Errin
The title's a bit of an attention grabber and some of the book is a bit of a rant, but big deal. Some folks' attention just needs grabbing.
I'm going to go look for it. The part that rang true for me was the part of the post:Let's get one thing straight -- this is what it means to be"unpatriotic:"1. When you shred our constitution and eliminate our civilliberties, passing laws that make it illegal to encourageopposition to the government's actions, THAT is un-American.2. When you send our kids to go fight and die on a foreign landso that you can finally build a pipeline for your oil backersacross that country, THAT is un-American.3. When you use the dead of September 11 to try to get huge taxcuts passed that will only benefit your rich benefactors, THAT isun-American.4. When you allow criminals who are stealing the pensions ofworkers and retirees to come in and hand-pick the head of theagency which is supposed to be regulating them, and then youplace some of the criminals' top brass in your administration to"serve" as the secretary of the army and White House counsel,and then these criminals turn out to be your number one financialbackers -- and their law firm turns out to be your #3 backer-- and, in spite of all this you still haven't resigned indisgrace, THAT is un-American.I am offended to be an unwilling participant of war. I also find it offensive that the *fiscally conservative* republicans are erasing the national surplus with seemingly little thought. There are so many old white male practices going on right now, that I feel discouraged about the future. ~j
I'm going to go look for it. The part that rang true for me was the part of the post:Let's get one thing straight -- this is what it means to be"unpatriotic:"Actually, that series of quotes was not from the book (the book was written and published in early-mid 2001), so I am not prepared to engage in discussion at this time, in keeping with my earlier post.
The Anti-Federalist Papers?dlk
Okay then. Here are some items that may not be in the book, either. Care to discuss any of this?:http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16834677(from friends at the renewable energy board)~j
Could we just talk about tampons?Wearily,redps We could talk about the corporate pricing structure for tampons, or the health and environmental dangers of bleaching of tampons, or the phallic patriarchal shape of tampons, if the discussion has to have content.
Could we just talk about tampons?Wearily,redps We could talk about the corporate pricing structure for tampons, or the health and environmental dangers of bleaching of tampons, or the phallic patriarchal shape of tampons, if the discussion has to have content.We could talk about why I never have one in my purse when I need one, or about why the tampon machine in the office bathroom has never been restocked.LCK
the phallic patriarchal shape of tamponsYou would prefer square?Errinreflexively crossing her legs at the thought ...
the phallic patriarchal shape of tamponsYou would prefer square?I believe the alternate shape is a cup. - KKPad user
I also find it offensive that the *fiscally conservative* republicans are erasing the national surplus with seemingly little thought.Surplus? What surplus? There's no extra money laying around that isn't supposed to be taking care of other fiscal responsibilities, like paying off our debt. The interest alone that the U.S. owes sucks up a full quarter of our tax money.It's all cooked books.
An update for WilsonsJulie:Read the whole thing...unbelievable.Mike's Book Tour Diary Thru Monday, 3/11/2002Police Raid, Shut Down My Booksigning in San DiegoDear Friends,It's a few minutes before midnight, on Friday night on 3/8/2002. I'm in San Diego, and I have just escaped being arrested by the San Diego police. This book tour keeps getting more surreal, but the last hour has been unlike anything I have yet seen.I have come to San Diego to speak at an event organized for my book ("Stupid White Men"). The event is being held at a middle school in an auditorium that seats about 800 people. I have spent the week in California, pretty much at my own expense. Weeks ago, the publisher informed me that they would not be sending me to this state if they had to pay to get me there.So I called up my friends at Politically Incorrect and asked if they could book me on the show and bring me out there. They were more than happy to help out. I can't believe the crap this show has had to endure because its host one night, early on in "America's NEW War" had the guts to state the truth as he saw it. Now advertisers have dropped like flies, affiliates in DC, Columbus, and other cities have canceled the program, and ABC seems eager to deep-six the whole hour it shares with Nightline.But, for now, they have come to my aid, and I am grateful. The rest of the story:http://www.michaelmoore.com/diaries/book_diary_2002_0311.htmlI may have to get this book.Jaipur
I may have to get this book.I also recommend Downsize This: Random Threats from an Unarmed American, as well as his film Roger and Me. You may not agree with everything he says, but it's so thirst-quenching to have someone complain about this country in a funny and often crass way, and yet be so in love with America.Anyway. I'm a fan, so I'm biased.
Roger and MeThis is really embarassing to me. But I feel that I am a professional and I must correct my mistakes.You see, I thought I was an autumn and summer. But I had been mislead. In fact, I am an autumn and spring. I realize that is an unusual combination. And I realize that you may question my professional integrity over this error.But I think it is important to set the record straight.***Rabbits for sale.Fer pets or fer eatin.
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