Thursday, June 25, 2009

Richard Nixon on Abortion

The New York Times reported yesterday that amongst the 150 hours of tape just released by the Nixon Presidential Library were revelations about Nixon's ambivalent view of abortion.

Apparently, (the) Dick was generally against abortion because it would create an environment of "permissiveness" and because "it breaks the family."

Nixon did make an exception in certain severe situations:

"There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white...or rape."

Wow, more reasons to absolutely loathe Richard Nixon.

But Hari, you may argue: "Doesn't the possibility exist that Nixon was not actually being horribly racist? Perhaps he was, with great foresight, merely finding a way to prevent a contributing factor to the downfall of his party?

No, no...I'm kidding. This is more definitive proof that Richard Nixon was a horrible bigot. We didn't even cover what he thought of Jews.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Food, Episode 1

Here is the pilot episode of Randall Park's new Channel 101 show "The Food." Randall is the man who brought us the genius that is Dr. Miracles. (Look Dr. Miracles is what it is, but what "it is" happens to be hilarious! Why does my brow always have to be kept high?)

I have a vested interest in this show's success since Randall is a friend of mine... and I happen to be in the first episode.

(There's a line that was cut from my part that I still think is great. After eating dinner, I say "This has a pre-1903 Coca Cola flavor that I just can't get enough of.")

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Kondabolu Brothers in Seattle