Wednesday, September 12, 2007

We're Fighting For Our Lives Here, People!

Since 2003, just about everyone who is opposed to this phenomenal disaster of a war has, at some point, made a comparison between The Iraq Follies and That Police Action in Vietnam. No sooner than the comparison is made, hundreds of googling war monkeys descend upon them, berating the speaker for their ignorance. Another fun activity for radical conservatives is to claim that liberals think there is a "moral equivalence" to be found between the actions of the US military and the despicable deeds of (FILL IN THE BLANK - Osama, Saddam, al Sadr, the guy who made the gMail virus, Tony Romo, you name it). One would assume that since these conservative Keepers of The Holy Comparison so vigorously defend against false equivalencies, they would be quite careful not to engage in the same practices. Oh, do I love

On the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a reminder of another previous battle -- a cultural battle -- is taking place, as attorneys for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and CBS make oral arguments at the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. The incident is the infamous Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

I don't know about you, but this reminds me of the comparison made by conservatives in 1947 between the Pearl Harbor attacks, and that scene in the movie where Nelson Eddy's hand slid a little too far down the back of Jeanette MacDonald's dress. The more things change...


Anonymous said...

Hi, can you explain a little more about Jeanette and Nelson and the dress? I don't quite understand, and I've very interested!


vesti said...

Holly - "Joke."

Sorry - nothing more, nothing less.

Fantod said...

To be fair, 15 of the 19 clasps on Janet's brassiere were from Saudi Arabia.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, vesti!