Thursday, August 20, 2009

Frank and the Dining Room Table … or, what is up with the Nazi name calling?

It’s been said that the moment you resort to calling someone else a Nazi, you’ve lost your argument ... a point lost on this woman from Massachusetts.

Woman: “Why do you continue to support a Nazi policy?”

Surely she knows that Rep. Braney Frank is both Jewish and homosexual, which would have made him doubly targeted by the real Nazis?

Barney Frank: “You stand there with a picture of the President defaced to look like Hitler and compare the effort to increase health care to the Nazis. By answering you, as I said before, is a tribute to the first amendment that this kind of vile, contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated. Ma’am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it.”

Woman: “I don’t like your answer.”

Hey, Dining Room Table Lady, I don’t like your question.

Strangely enough, in a diametrically opposed sort of way, in Las Vegas, a woman against health care reform shouted “Heil Hitler” to an American-Israeli man, then went on to make a “cry baby” motion with her hands.

"Shame of you," he said ...

Shame of all of us, I say ...

Monday, August 3, 2009

yixazi's sketchbook

this is a video of my youtube friend yixiazi’s sketchbook … i’m always just enthralled with how well he draws …

this is a sketch he did of me a while back … which i think may be the first portrait anyone has ever done of me …