Tuesday, February 01, 2005

 

Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is - it is her shadow

We note in brief that the venomous Ward Churchill has resigned his position as the chairman of the ethnic studies department at the University of Colorado. I suppose that all of those "little Eichmanns" he so bravely criticized are somewhat disinclined to hire people who have the sheer idiocy to graduate with a degree in ethnic studies. And I suppose that I should tell the many friends of friends whose loved ones died that day that their spouses or parents were "little Eichmanns", according to Churchill, the irony of his surname being so damned appalling that it sickens me. Check out the Radical Chic getup with the Kalashnikov - there's a real nice toy for a "freedom fighter" and "lover of peace".


Colorado Tax Dollars At Work

The mention of Eichmann brings up an interesting anecdote. About 13 or 14 years ago on one of our various trips to Europe, we ended up at a hotel in Salzburg, with a particularly efficient, friendly manager, who spoke impeccable English. His face looked vaguely familiar and I couldn't place it. You guessed it, when we returned home I realized that our friendly hotelier was a dead ringer for none other than the late unlamented Obersturmbannfuhrer. Had this been Linz instead of Salzburg, I would've been seriously freaked out, as the Eichmann family was from that very stadt. The possibility that this gentleman was a relation isn't entirely out of the question, since Linz is what, about an hour by train from Salzburg?

Far be it from me to comment on sartorial matters, but can someone administer a cluebat to Mr. Jackson? Showing up on the first day of your trial for molesting a kid dressed in anything other than a dark suit with a sober tie doesn't exactly demonstrate a high regard for the gravity of the matter.

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