October 25, 2003

America sews socks that smell!

Remember Matthew Engel? The guy whose furious complaint about a bad meal at Olive Garden, which was supposed to be some sort of indictment or something against American culture, merely gave the impression that he didn't know how to use an American phone book to find a decent restaurant? Not content to show how stupid he is when it comes to dining out in Amerikkka, now he displays, in this frothing spiel, that he knows nothing at all about the country that was gracious enough to approve his work visa, despite apparently having lived here for a number of years. There are too many of us. Our buildings are too tall. And he waxes hysterical about the environment in a manner straight out of the seventies; which makes me think that he must be too terrified to leave his apartment (except for that one fear-filled journey to Olive Garden), and that he thinks Soylent Green is a documentary. Oh well, let's not disabuse him of his fears! I figure he serves a useful purpose in keeping many foreign moobats* too frightened to come over here.

(Oh, and side note to Mr. Engel: if you do venture outdoors again and you want to find a "discreet place to take a pee" in, you might want to look for these things we have called "restrooms." I know you have them in England; I've been there. So you know how to use a urinal, don't you?)

(Via The Edge of England's Sword.)

Update: and here's the Guardian's forum on this column.

*Really late update: "moobats"? what on earth are those? Perhaps they are what happens to cows after vampire bats have been feeding on them.

Posted by Andrea Harris at October 25, 2003 09:34 PM

I wonder if Engel hates America because it’s a nation of immigrants. He certainly doesn’t like recent Hispanic immigrants. He calls them ‘extra Americans’ and accuses the politicians who let them into the country of ‘Hispandering.’

This sort of anti-immigrant racism is nothing new to environmentalists. A few years ago the Sierra Club was promoting a referendum which would severely limit immigration to the US – a resolution that directly targeted Latinos.

There’s also Greenpeace’s deadly pro-environment, anti-human actions in Africa and South America, which have resulted in thousands of deaths. This is the anti-immigrant, anti-American, anti-third world Green agenda that Engel is trying to sell. I guess we can be glad that he’s doing a terrible job of it, as usual.

Posted by: mary at October 26, 2003 at 12:09 PM

Yeah, and that's like saying when in England, I can't find a proper loo. DUH!

Here's another thought--is this the best these dolts can do?

Posted by: joe at October 27, 2003 at 07:03 PM


Are they not?

Posted by: joe at October 27, 2003 at 07:05 PM


Are they not?

Posted by: joe at October 27, 2003 at 07:05 PM

Greenpeace = enviro-terrorists.

Are they not?

Posted by: joe at October 27, 2003 at 07:06 PM

My humblest apologies for the repetition.

Posted by: joe at October 27, 2003 at 07:09 PM

The Salton Sea was created by a man-made accident in the 1920's. It is three hours from an ocean. It's salty because a breach in an irrigation canal diverted water into an ancient dry seabed (hence the salt). It is fed by agricultural runoff, and has no natural source of fresh water.

There's just too much nonsense in the rest of the article to bother with.

Posted by: Dave in LA at October 29, 2003 at 08:42 PM