October 6th, 2003

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Rush was right!

Ha! As is the usual case, someone was unjustly attacked because they said something truthful but politically incorrect, and someone from the attacking group will eventually admit it and defend the attacked person. Remember when Dan Quayle used the term "family values" and was lambasted from everyone who was anyone from the left for it. Now liberals and conservatives use it equally. This time it was Rush Limbaugh's comments about Donovan McNabb, the black quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. The below link and excerpt is from Salon Magazine, hardly known as a source for conservative opinions. And the writer is a well established sports writer with several books to his name as well.

Rush Limbaugh Was Right
Donovan McNabb isn't a great quarterback, and the media do overrate him because he is black.
By Allen Barra
Posted Thursday, October 2, 2003, at 3:33 PM PT

In his notorious ESPN comments last Sunday night, Rush Limbaugh said he never thought the Philadelphia Eagles' Donovan McNabb was "that good of a quarterback."

If Limbaugh were a more astute analyst, he would have been even harsher and said, "Donovan McNabb is barely a mediocre quarterback." But other than that, Limbaugh pretty much spoke the truth. Limbaugh lost his job for saying in public what many football fans and analysts have been saying privately for the past couple of seasons.

Let's review: McNabb, he said, is "overrated ... what we have here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback can do well—black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well." "There's a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he didn't deserve. The defense carried this team."

The article can be found here.


"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." --Arthur Schopenhauer
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Semagic client

I saw a little snippet in lj_nifty about the new Semagic Client allowing you to sync your LJ, in other words, to download it to your HD, then keep it current with the online version. You can edit entries, post, reply, etc. and the interface also has the LJ specific tags and bold, underline, italic tags, etc., so you just click on them and type your info. No more adding the HTML manually. It also has an icon for your systray that lets you know when you get replies and when your friends page gets additional entries. All-in-all, I like it. I like it a lot! I haven't used any other clients and have, to this point, done all my journal entries directly through the web client. Not any more. Give it a try!

Here's a link to the LJ Journal for this client with details and a link to download. If you d/l it, and you like it, tell me about it.

UPDATE: Seems this client was creating a drain on LJ so they have asked that the history sync portion not be used, but have promised to make a journal downloading feature a priority to stop the Semagic problem from recurring.
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