Archive for April, 2003

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

If it is true that the Bush and Blair administrations lied about the threat of WMDs, I will be dissapointed. The main premise upon which the war against Iraq was promoted to the American people and the world was Weapons of Mass Destruction. If the amounts of WMDs is not as large as predicted, France may have been right in calling Iraq not that big a threat. On the other hand, the Ba’ath Party regime was awful and I am glad to see it go and there have been some ties betwee Al-Qaeda and Iraq so overall I think even without WMD the war is beneficial to the world.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

Eugene Volokh has some advice on promoting an upstart blog.

link via Matt Welch

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

That Bloomberg sure is a fun guy.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

Israel AND WMD

Armed Liberal discusses Israel’s right to Weapons Of Mass Destruction.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

HipHop Is Growing Up has an interview with KRS-ONE. Chris Parker always has something interesting to say whether or not one agrees with him. I found his statement that in eight years or so the U.S. will have a President who may have grown up listening to HipHop. But to me this is the best part:

But our children don’t need to hear certain thoughts at 9am in the morning while they are trying to get ready to go to school, or at 9 at night when you’re trying to wash them up to go bed. Hip-Hop should be more family-orientated being that most Hip-Hoppas are family people. The nonsense you see on television is a joke of course. The majority of people who say “yo! I grew up in Hip-Hop, that’s my culture, that’s what I grew up in.” We have children now, we’re married now, we have mortgages, car payments, cell bills. We got things to do. We’re not standing on the corner like the video depicts. So I say more of us have to speak up.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

Bling Bling And The Dictionary reports that the phrase “bling-bling” has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. It is a sad thing if hip-hop has nothing more to add to the world than the excess materialism captured in the phrase “bling-bling.” I have no problem with materialism. I like a lot of my material possesions. However, I think the excess of worship of jewelery and cars by rappers is idiotic. I don’t care if you have $50,000 hanging around your neck tell me what you think about the world. Some people just need to grow up.

Monday, April 28th, 2003

Have you been wondering whatever happened to Ashleigh Banfield? Media Review has the scoop.

Saturday, April 26th, 2003 is a website on hip-hop from Africa. Isn’t globalization great or what?

Saturday, April 26th, 2003

Is Your Tomb Next? has an article about how the negativiaty and wankstas, to coin a phrase, are literally killing people in hip-hop. Not only are people directly connected to drugs and violence like Tupac or Notorious B.I.G. dying but innocent people like Jam Master Jay are being killed over stupidity interest. It is about time people grow up, if they want to be treated seriously in this world.

Friday, April 25th, 2003

Neal Pollack, or is it Reverse Cowgirl, has some great quotes from people in the porn industry.