November 2008 Archives
I disapprove of breaches of data protection, even for neo-Nazis with amusing tattoos and hobbies. I also disapprove of, while often laughing my ass off at, the endless stream of recaptioned Downfall bunker scene Hitler parodies. (Blu-ray vs HD-DVD, the housing crash, Glasgow East and the Glenrothes response, and even Ronaldo leaving Man U, etc etc). In particular, I object to Bruno Ganz's art being used so lightly. It can't have been an easy role.
And a humour version of Godwin's Law applies to the lot of them. However, comparing neo-Nazis with actual Nazis? Sounds fine to me. Warning, like the ones linked to above, this contains some technicolour swearing. (via LibCon)
Listening to Obama and watching his crowds, I remembered another campaign, another candidate, someone who perhaps could have helped to heal America forty years ago.
When you're ahead, in a relatively apathetic country with two main parties who are often hard to distinguish (although less so lately), complacency has to be a risk. Which makes this an excellent message, via Oliver Willis. keen-eyed observers will remember the original from failblog.
Personally I think Obama's campaign complacency risk peaked in July. Here's some extraordinarily dated August coverage to illustrate how much things have changed, what with the bubble bursting and all.