Thursday, March 30, 2006


George Will and Antonin Scalia

I'm out of gas, blog-wise, so I'll leave you these two items, without comment. First, George Will weighs in on immigration, demonstrating why it's a bad issue for the GOP (aka, nothing appeals to Latinos more than a shrill lecture from a privileged white man):
"[L]arge rallies by immigrants, many of them here illegally, protesting more stringent control of immigration reveal that many immigrants have, alas, assimilated: They have acquired the entitlement mentality created by America's welfare state, asserting an entitlement to exemption from the laws of the society they invited themselves into."
Speaking of privileged white men, here's one Cheneying the press:
Amid a growing national controversy about the gesture U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made Sunday at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, the freelance photographer who captured the moment has come forward with the picture....

Despite Scalia’s insistence that the Sicilian gesture was not offensive and had been incorrectly characterized by the Herald as obscene, the photographer said the newspaper “got the story right...”

“The judge paused for a second, then looked directly into my lens and said, ‘To my critics, I say, ‘Vaffanculo,’ ” punctuating the comment by flicking his right hand out from under his chin, Smith said.
The Italian phrase means “(expletive) you.”
There you have it.

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