July 16, 2004

24 Hour Turnaround

The beer is cold, Irony and I are kicked back and ready, so let's cue up Dissent Crush 2: Electric Boogaloo.

I hear it's at least as entertaining as the 7th Police Academy movie...

Posted by Big Arm Woman at July 16, 2004 03:47 PM

Whoopie has the right to say whatever she pleases. However, the first amendment speaks to the right not to have the GOVERNMENT censor speech. Any group has the right not to buy a product that they wish not to. Their reasons may be "silly" or short-sighted, but it's still their right.

Slim-Fast has a responsibility to the owners of the company (i.e. the shareholders) to do the best job they can for them. This might include not associating with spokepeople that would piss off potential customers.

Now we get to hear prominent liberals getting the vapors. Let the games begin!

Posted by: Pete at July 17, 2004 09:28 AM

I'm as much a pinko as anyone, but I fail to see why people are so exercised about Goldberg's unmooring from Slim-Fast. BFD.

If I could recall a goose-gander failure (ie, inconsistent standards of outrage for left and right wings), I might get my bowels in an uproar over that, but since I can't, I'll save my outrage for things that matter.

Posted by: meg at July 17, 2004 12:15 PM

For reasons I don't quite understand...

Many liberals believe that freedom of speech also includes freedom from repercussions/consequences of said speaking.

Of course, then we can descend into the whole "I can say what I want and if you don't agree with me, then you're an idiot" discussions (and I use the word very loosely).

But that requires hard liquor and I hear Irony only brought beer...

Posted by: di at July 17, 2004 08:34 PM

My favorite steaming pile:

***Diversity promoter Asa Khalif, who has made headlines for accusing celebrities of insensitivity, cried foul in the Goldberg firing. "I smell racism from beginning to end"***

Is there a "crying racism" correlary for Godwin's law?

Posted by: Rose at July 17, 2004 09:26 PM