This is my second time hosting Silflay Hraka’s Carnival of the Vanities in 2003. I decided to do something different this go ’round: to shut the hell up.
I thought I’d go back to the format original Carnivals and just give you the links and a snippet of the author’s work. No judgements. No snarky comments.
I repeat. I am not being lazy and unimaginative. Enjoy.
RIAA vs. Everyone
“Taking their que from the success of the coalition military drive into Iraq, the RIAA is now taking a ‘more demonstrative stance’ against music file swapping at American universities.” – Joe of Attaboy
The War And Discouragement
“At one point during the Battle of Britain in the winter of 1940, after a major air raid, the entire nation of Great Britain was defended by exactly seven fighter aircraft.” – James of Philosophical Blitzkrieg
In My World: Cheney Wishes Undiclosed Location Was More Disclosed
“The only people who use the internet are pedophiles and crack-addicts,” Rumsfeld scoffed, “No one will care what they say.” – Frank of IMAO
(Not Martin Luther) King
“It takes the Washington Post’s Colbert King to task for arguing that a policy that discriminates against some people based on race is not really discriminatory if other members of the alleged victim’s group were not injured by the same policy, i.e., Michigan’s policy of giving 20 bonus points to minorities was not discriminatory because some whites and Asians got in anyway. Dumb.” – John of Discriminations
All right, that’ll be enough of that horsecrap
“‘Work harder, not…uh…yeah, work harder’ seems to be the crusty old Army corporate answer, and the spirit of George McClellan is alive and kicking.” – Wind Rider of Silent Running
Creeps and Wierdos
“The irony (if Americans can do irony) is that not only do GM actually make buses, but the sort of person that rides the bus because they can’t afford a car isn’t going to buy a new vehicle, but a used beat-up old jalopy.” – Tim of Where Worlds Collide
Betrayal, Parts 1 and 2
“And this is why I feel the Liberals who protest, who disrupt the normal workings of a city and show horrible violent civil disobediance (Thoreau would be ashamed), and who feel so strongly that we threaten the Iraqi people they volunteer to become human shields – I feel they’ve betrayed me and betrayed the true liberal philosophy.” – Barry of Inn of the Last Home
It’s just a jump to the right
“So what Vincent offers is less a program for a revitalisation of the left than an attempt to smooth the pillow under its head while she administers a lethal injection: ideological euthanasia if you like, provided by the LA Times’s very own Nurse Ratchet.” – Tim of The Road to Surfdom
Iraqi Info Minister: Hussein Living It Up At Orlando Resort
“Dear Subjects: Hi from Uncle Saddam in sunny Florida. I fine, not being turned into lumpy pulp by puny cruise missile or anything like that.” – Steve of Little Tiny Lies
Danger And Insanity In Araby
“Rather than a 9-11 effect, I think the battle for Iraq has been akin to lancing the boil that is Araby and letting out the pus of self-loathing and anti-western hatred.” – John of Useful Fools
Respect For The Dead
“Here’s a question: what is the proper response when someone whose ideas and work we don’t like – or despise – or believe are dangerous and narmful and ultimately destructive to society, dies?” – James of The Eleven Day Empire
How Dare You?
“The only thing that stands before you and a despotic, iron-fisted dictator with ambitions to rule and opress the entire globe is a military with the will and strength to shed blood for the freedoms and liberties secured and guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States of America.” – Jim of JimSpot
Los Angeles gangbangers in Seattle
“The defendant thought this older guy was his friend; instead the