Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Leave it to Bobo

Seems Davy's (where's Goliath?) little paean to the joys of white people and the bountiful fruit of their abutted loins, has a few more potholes than even I, Atta J. Turk, thought possible. Or as would be asked in the language of the white-faced, white-picketed world of David Brooks:

"Oh, Ward, aren't you being a little hard on the Beaver Bobo?"

"No, June, I'm not. That boy has to learn a thing or two, or people are going to assume he died in 'Nam!"

In this day & age (as in "now") citing a modern eugenicist, is, well, disturbing.

Golly, Bobo really would fit in well in Nazi Germany, let alone with Wally. Actually, having seen Brooks on more than a few occasions, I think he is more of an Eddie Haskell type.

Oh, and here is another Bobacular throw out from Brooks gone spectacularly wrong (thanks to Atrios' commenter, Nina Katrina). In yesterday's column Brooks wrote:

Young families move away from what they perceive as disorder, vulgarity and danger and move to places like Douglas County in Colorado (which is the fastest-growing county in the country and has one of the highest concentrations of kids)...

What they cherish, like most Americans, is the self-sacrificial love shown by parents. People who have enough kids for a basketball team are too busy to fight a culture war.

Yes, it's all white-bread paradise for those Douglas County basketballers:

For the second time in two months, a Douglas County judge has denied a request to lower the $500,000 bond holding Rick Lopez, former coach of the Colorado Hoopsters girls' basketball team. Lopez is facing more than 50 charges of alleged sexual assault of three of his former players...

Lopez, 36, formerly of Castle Rock, faces 55 felony counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust or pattern of abuse, three counts of misdemeanor third-degree assault and one count of misdemeanor child abuse. He was arrested July 30 on a sealed warrant in Syracuse, N.Y., where he was allegedly stalking a former player.

I'm sure Daniel Okrent will be on this, like a complaining e-mailer.

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