They Need All the Pride They Can Get

Left: A samizdat Class of 2011 hoodie worn by fifteen Arab-American students at a Dearborn, Michigan, high school Monday. The students were sent to the principal’s office and the sweatshirts confiscated for reasons we’re having trouble understanding, although wingnutty Jihad Watch is certain they display “jihadist sympathies”.

Right: So help us god, the official banner of the school, Edsel Ford High.

Sweatshirt Sparks School Controversy [WDIV]

Hundreds attend Dearborn meeting about Twin Towers shirts [Detroit Free Press]

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I realize that it is named after the man and not the car, but it’s too late kiddies to have any pride.

sometimes you just wish you could have been at the meeting when these original ideas were born.

They’re tacky in design (extraneous quotation marks – argh!) and message, but people should remember to never overestimate the intelligence, tastefulness, or sensitivity of a bunch of 16 year old boys. Also keep in mind they were in first grade when 9/11 happened.

Overreacting and calling them jihadists is just going to push the label on to them in a self-fulfilling prophecy, the same way as if society calls a 16 year old poor black kid a juvenile delinquent long enough eventually he’ll do something dumb to fit the label.

Listening to Herr Schwarzenegger’s State of the State address. Not sure why.

@Dodgerblue:
Only could do that as a drinking game (take a drink everytime he says KAHLI-Fornya, finish the drink when he says FAAAAANtastic). So is he zeroing-out CalWORKs and Medi-Cal?

@SanFranLefty: @Dodgerblue:

“Eeen ordah do meet da finangal challangeez een Galifornya een da koming yeear, eet weel be neccsary do eat da elderly…”

TJ question to teh gheyz and gals: Is it bad that I think the teabagger challenging Charlie Crist is looking hawt in this photo?

Sort of like the Kokesh thing, I guess.

@SanFranLefty: He wants the Cal congressional delegation to vote against the health care bill because of the costs it will allegedly impose on Cal.

@Dodgerblue: The Comical’s politics blog pulled out this quote on the health care bill:

“You’ve heard of a bridge to nowhere. This is health care to nowhere. California’s congressional delegation should either vote against this bill..or get in and fight for the same sweetheart deal that Senator Nelson of Nebraska got for the Cornhusker State. He got the corn, we got the husk.”

And of course, this gem:
“What do they mean too bold? Bold is what we do in California. What do they mean too hard? If I had hesitated in my career every time I made a move because it was too hard, I would still be yodeling in Austria.”

@SanFranLefty: He kinda forgot to mention the exemptions from Cal environmental laws he wants for 30 or so big projects.

@SanFranLefty: I can see where you’re coming from–he’s kind of got an Affleckian thing going on. Looks like he has the potential to become jowly later on, tho.

@SanFranLefty: Ghey TJ #2 with a twist of The Law:

N.D.Cal. Chief Judge Walker rules that the Olson/Boies Prop. 8 case will not be televised, but will be on The You Tubez. Coincidentally I’ll be in that courthouse on a separate matter the day the trial starts.

@SanFranLefty & @Mistress Cynica:

Re: Marco Rubio

I’d hate-fuck that so hard, the Southern Poverty Law Center would issue a dossier and a press release.

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