Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Today's News
Lance is back in yellow. That is as it should be. I doubt that link will last very long but I like the pic and this post is called "Today's News" innit?
As much as I am a huge fan of Lance (and am I wrong that he as ascended to the level where there is no longer a need to use his last name?), I do not consider him to be the greatest bike racer ever. That honor goes to a Belgian: Eddie "The Cannibal" Merckx. Very brief bio here, his bike company here. Lance, however, is the greatest Tour de France champion ever. He trains for the TdF and he wins it. But other racers won the TdF and other major races such as the Giro d'Italia (link to a page in Italian).
Also, if you want to see the coolest cycling gear produced, based on the pure sense of fun and joy that goes with cycling (so say I), check out Primal Wear. With the exception of the Atlantic Cycling jersey of course.

Next: Idiot Luddism By people Who Should Know Better.
And I quote: Dairy Groups Resist Cloned Cow Milk
Then I rip off the frist few grafs from the AP article:
As the Food and Drug Administration considers whether to lift a voluntary ban on selling food from cloned animals, the agency is facing some resistance from an unusual source: the dairy industry.
Trade groups for farmers and companies that use dairy products are not enthusiastic about introducing milk from cloned cows into the marketplace, fearing that consumers would be leery about the products.
"There's a strong general feeling among our members that consumers are not receptive to milk from cloned cows," said Susan Ruland, a spokeswoman for the International Dairy Foods Association, which represents food manufacturers that use dairy products.
Oh fer.... So, because people are stupid and don't understand that the milk from a cloned is exactly the same as the milk from the original cow that was cloned, then we'll let the morons control our selling of milk. (redforman)Dumbass!(/redforman)
Would you just use some of the money you've wasted on celebrities with milk moustaches to get the great unwashed to understand that cloning the milk-producing animal has
no effect on the milk produced? Maybe the fault is mine for considering the majority of consumers educable.

And speaking of ineducable, we have today's Hollwood nitwit: Maggie Gyllenhaal.
I saw "Secretary" a while back and found Ms. G to be quite the object of unpleasant lust. But she is a jackass in real life. Having shown herself in a previous instance to be another droid in the HollyLeft clone army, she nows has figured out that it may be prudent to keep her fool yap shut:
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal says she learned the hard way not to talk about politics on the red carpet.
The 27-year-old actress, who stars in "The Great New Wonderful," a film about the 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, said in an interview in April that the United States was "responsible in some way" for the deadly strikes on September 11, 2001.
She later issued a statement through her publicist saying that September 11 was "an occasion to be brave enough to ask some serious questions about America's role in the world."
"I was so surprised by the way it was misunderstood, and the disdain that came back at me was a real shock," Miss Gyllenhaal told the Daily News. "I regret what I said, but I think my intentions were good."
Miss Gyllenhaal added that the backlash taught her "that neither the red carpet nor an interview about a movie is the right place to talk about my politics. I realize I have to be careful, because it's very easy to misunderstand a complicated thought in a complicated world."
So, we are too stupid to understand the subtle and complicated thoughts of one Maggie Gyllenhaal. Oh just dry up and blow away already. Give us poor boobs in TV land some proof that you have an intelligence level beyond even just the American average and I will retract everything I've said about you (including ther thing about lust? -Ed.) Shut up Ed.
Otherwise, do us all a favor and really shut up. Shut up about shutting up. Say your lines, cash your checks and go away.

Finally, to wash the taste of the Hollywood Halfwits out of my blogmouth, I must mention how great it is that President Bush selected Fred Thompson to help with the processing (think luncheon meat) of a new Supreme Court justice. He is a smart, honest and good man. Reliably conservative (small "c" methinks) as well.

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