Da Twilight Zone: The Week Before 'Bama Edition

January 18, 2009

  • By the way, in case you were wondering, Japan isn't bailing out its auto industry ... yet. Gov't bigwig quote: "We regard the auto industry as very independent from the government.... A company like Toyota has accumulated some cash and should be able to survive." Ouch.
  • Asian-bama count continues ... Korean American Christopher Jin-young
    Kang was named 'Bama's special assistant for legislative affairs. His
    dad was in the Bush II administration. Working both sides of
    the moral divide aisle, eh? Well, anyway, he looks like a fine young man.
  • On the eve of 'Bamaness, Portland discovers how white it is. The whole world mourns together. (By the way, if you want a belly laugh like I got, click through the link to see the photo. No, this is not an Onion article.)
  • Meanwhile, Philly has had a rash of robberies targeting Asian American small business owners. The perpetrators are following them home -- in the apparent belief that Asian American store owners don't use banks -- and robbing them there. There have been at least 15 cases in the last three months, one of which ended in a Korean American businessman being stabbed to death on his driveway. The police are asking the community for help and promising that no one will be deported. Charging perpetrators with hate crimes is on the table.
  • He's not even in orifice yet, and those pootheads on the right are already being nasty. The right's Asian sock puppet (no, I'm not going to mention her name. You know who I mean.) said some mean things about the left like "Jan. 20
    has turned into a schlock inauguration, (where) every last moocher has
    come to cash in on Obama ... There are some of us
    who want to bang our heads against the wall.”
    Hey! There are some of us who want to bang her head against the wall, too! I guess 'Bama was right: we DO have common cause! Meanwhile, Bobby Jindal proves himself the 'Bama of the east at the Republican Governors Association meeting by admitting that we fired the Repugs for a reason. Durn tootin', Bobby.