Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Danish declaration

Before declaring my Danishness, let me cite Hugh Hewitt's caveat:

Cartoonists seeking to offend need to be defended against violence, but they don't deserve praise and certainly not praise for their gift to the jihadists.

Yes, it's bad to insult another person's religion, whether you're Andres Serrano or Tony Kushner. And I wouldn't want any fatwas against me -- though if the mobs in the "Arab street" wanted to burn a bonfire of DONKEY CONS, that would be cool, so long as they bought them at Amazon. (A sale is a sale is a sale.)

On the other hand, I think the point the Danish cartoonists were trying to make is that, while multicultural Europeans are tiptoeing around sensitively trying not to offend Muslims, the Muslim world lately has not been demonstrating a lot of reciprocal sensitivity toward others.

Shall we peacefully tolerate violent intolerance? This would be a suicidal tolerance.

So anyway, last night my good friend Cinecon -- whom I'm begging for reciprocal linkage -- said to me:

"Do you know of any good Danish beers?"

To which I replied:

"I don't know of any bad Danish beers."

It's all good to me, so BUY DANISH. Michelle Malkin has the list.

Now, a long transition to my next Danish connection:

A few years ago, I did a series of "your tax dollars at work" stories about the crazy "AIDS prevention" programs funded by the CDC. A few of those articles:

Sex-Filled CDC Campaigns Get Heat From Congress
(Nov. 8, 2001)

Taxpayers funded 'obscene' CDC workshops, report says
(Nov. 16, 2001)

AIDS group's programs spur scrutiny by CDC
(Aug. 7, 2002)

CDC cuts funds to AIDS organization
(May 25, 2004)

The guy who helped make all that happen, the guy whose whistle-blowing reports sparked protests by House Republicans and investigations by Bush administration officials, was not a right-wing GOP operative. Nor were these taxpayer-funded scams exposed by a Fred Phelps-type bigot. No, indeed. The man whose courageous stance led to the end of federal funding for "Booty Call" workshops was ...

San Francisco AIDS activist Michael Petrelis.

And guess what? Mike's got a secret: He's DANISH!

Not that there's anything wrong with that ...

-- McCAIN