Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The choice is yours

You never know which tube in the internet is gonna get popular. I really enjoy checking our sitemeter and knowing that this is where you end up when you google "sean+agnew+girlfriend+peed+on," and lo and behold, somebody has actually thought to do this.

In the last few days, we've been getting a bunch of traffic from overseas- France, The Netherlands, Dubai, Australia, Italy (Holla at your boy, Giorgio!) and others. What, you ask, are they looking for? They're looking for this:Oooookay.

In other news:
It's election season, and you know what that means? Race-baiting!! I don't know if you've heard about this, but the RNC is running an ad against Harold Ford in Tennessee which not only alleges that Ford is controlled by the porn industry, but it ends with a pretty blonde girl saying "Harold, call me" in a seductive voice (thanks to Notes From A Different Kitchen for the lookout). For some context, Harold Ford is black and Tennessee is a place where miscegenation was declared a felony in 1932 and then in 1955 (!!) prohibited racially mixed marriage or cohabitation. Ford's opponent, Bob Corker "disagrees with the characterization," but the RNC chair Ken "Sambo" Mehlman thinks the ad is "fair" and says he "[doesn't] have the legal authority to take the ad down."
According to my calculations, Tennessee is about 80% white and, about 31 percent of Tennessee's voting population is 55 years or older (that is to say they were 13 years of age or more at the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964) and older people vote in higher numbers than younger people. If age distributions are equal between whites and blacks (which they probably aren't- whites live longer), that means that whites who are old enough to have formed political opinions in the Jim Crow era make up over 24% of the vote in Tennessee. Furthermore, older voters tend to skew conservative.

All of this sounds like a movement to stop that ol' bojanglin Ford from gettin all uppity and makin' a fancy Senator of hisself. The South has not had an African American Senator since Reconstruction. Fuck em up, Harold!
[MSNBC: Miscegenation was his name-o]
[Jimcrowhistory: Tennessee- all fucked up in the game]
[census.gov: Tennessee demographics]
[Notes From A Different Kitchen: Obama- cold gettin' dumb, figuratively]