May 10th, 2004

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Irony: still dead after all these years

Even though the Ludic Log's readership, always tentative and tiny, has dwindled away into nothing since the one-week hiatus brought about by my computer problems, I do still get the occasional dopey hate mail. Here's today's, in response to this entry:

http://www.ludickid.com/0102.htm

"Alright, so I accidentally came across your website and found a most horribly written piece on the states in the Midwest. Naturally, people are really scared of what they dont know. Obviously, you dont know shit. I live in Indiana and hate this state too; but, I do not agree that you have the right to stereotype all the people of this state into a horrific category. Since you have proven to me by way of expression that you are uneducated, do the world a favor and quit putting things on the internet irresponsibly. By the way, it is obvious you hate the Nazi regime (and you should), but didt they stereotype Jews the way you stereotype Indiana people? Go take a sociology class and drink your milk.

P.S. - Chicago is not all that. If you like pickpocketers and high murder rates, then that is the place for you."


The things I love the most about this hate mail:

1. How she seems to think it's okay for HER to hate Indiana, but not me. (I am reminded of the hate mail I got from a Jewish woman in response to a satire of Ann Coulter's racist Oscar article, in which the letter-writer said she hated the niggers too, but I should quit making fun of the Jews.)

2. How she says that people fear what they don't understand, and then ends her letter with the "scary big city, home of muggers" line.

3. She has me pegged with the whole 'uneducated' thing, but do they really give out free milk in sociology class? 'Cause if so, I am THERE!
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Idiocy abounds at Hundred-Mom March

As a leftist and a gun nut, I enjoy mocking both sides of the gun control debate.

MOMS MARCH AGAINST ESSENTIALLY NON-EXISTENT THREAT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of women spent Mother's Day in front of the Capitol demanding that Congress extend the assault weapons ban that is set to expire in September.

WE'RE STILL CALLING IT THE MILLION MOM MARCH, THOUGH, BECAUSE IT'S CUTE AND MAKES US FEEL IMPORTANT

Sunday's Million Mom March was much smaller than the first such march in 2000, which drew tens of thousands of women to Washington and to rallies in about 70 other cities.

WE DON'T WANT TO RETURN TO THE DAYS WHEN MILLIONS OF M-16-TOTING LUNATICS ROAMED THE STREETS AT WILL

Activists said that if Congress allows the ban to expire Sept. 13, there will be repercussions at the polls in November--and on the streets of America. "America doesn't want to turn back the clock and see these reckless killing machines return to our streets," said Shikha Hamilton, spokeswoman for the Million Mom March.

AS USUAL IN NEWS STORIES, TINY GROUP OF CRANKS GIVEN EQUAL BILLING WITH MUCH LARGER GROUP OF ACTIVISTS

Blocks away from the march was a small group of counter-protesters who defended their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.

I SEEM TO BELIEVE THAT THE CONSTITUTION IS A LIVING, SUPER-INTELLIGENT ENTITY RATHER THAN A MALLEABLE DOCUMENT WRITTEN BY PEOPLE

"I find it frightening and offensive that people think they know better than the Constitution," said Missy George of Salisbury, Pa., a member of the Second Amendment Sisters.

EXCEPT MOST OF THE KILLING AT COLUMBINE WAS DONE BY PISTOLS AND SHOTGUNS

For Dawn Anna of Littleton, Colo., Mother's Day is difficult. Instead of celebrating at home with her four children, she was at the Million Mom March to speak out against the types of guns that killed her daughter Lauren in 1999 as she sat in the library of Columbine High School.