« Iran Government Represses Popular Uprising; Where's Obama and the Main Stream Media? | Main | Now it's Barbara Boxer playing the "I'm an idiot" card »

The Dark Side of "Tiger", and a lesson for Barack Obama

Courtesy of El Rushbo, here is one of the most intriguing editorial pieces that I have read in some time, written by Lisa Schiffren: Tiger, Barack, and the Law of Transitivity. In her piece, Schiffren explores the mythical "Tiger Woods" who was created by corporate marketing departments in order to turn him into a billion-dollar money making machine:

The talent was real. But the things that made the public like Tiger personally -- the low-key demeanor, manners, and sweet smile of countless sports-page photos, magazine covers, political analogies, and most important, product endorsements, was an act. That would be betrayal enough. But it wasn't just Woods' act. The larger lesson here is about how much artifice -- sustained, deliberate deception -- goes into the construction of a public persona when there is profit to be made or power to be had.

...

In one instance reporters had photos of a "transgression"...committed in a church parking lot, no less. These journalists agreed to keep it secret -- if Tiger posed for a cover story at Men's Fitness Magazine -- a cover that would sell huge numbers. Normally Woods wouldn't have been available, since he had an exclusive contract with Conde Nast's Golf Digest. With full understanding of the situation, Conde Nast allowed the rival cover because he too profited from having Tiger remain an icon.

Note that this industry-wide coverup of Woods' cheating (and apparently his personal nastiness, arrogance, and general non-cuddly nature) is not a small, secret plot by dedicated fanatics. Rather, it is a set of interlocking self-interests manifested in sustaining the pristine image of this one sports icon to keep cash coming in. (emphasis added)

Things get really interesting when Ms. Schiffren takes a closer look at Barack Obama:

If I were watching the public's disgust with the newly revealed Tiger Woods from an office in the West Wing, I'd be concerned. Because Barack Obama is about as completely manufactured a political character as this nation has seen. His meteoric rise, without the inconvenience of a public record or accomplishments, and the public's willing suspension of critical evaluation of his résumé allowed his handlers and the media to project whatever they wanted to on his unfurrowed brow.

...

After a year in the spotlight, Barack Obama, hailed as a brilliant man and a creature of destiny who would heal us all, is himself falling rapidly to earth. (Thankfully, his family life remains above suspicion.) The flaws that were airbrushed out of the candidate photos are becoming glaringly obvious under day-to-day scrutiny of his public performance in the White House.

And while it doesn't matter if another athlete is an adulterer, it matters a lot if the president is revealed to be an inexperienced, excessively ideological, and weak man who is naïve about the world and uncomfortable exercising American power during a time of war. It matters if nothing in his training would have equipped the president to understand what it takes to stimulate job growth, or ameliorate a recession, or to end an overseas conflict successfully. It matters that he is uninterested in the science behind global warming -- and wishes to use the issue to amass power and reorder society. It matters that he has no interest in the construction of policy.

Schiffren concludes her piece by warning the President that "the impulse of the betrayed is to tear their fallen deities to shreds." Perhaps this is why President Obama's current approval rating is the lowest recorded for any president at this point in his first year of office. When the people are promised bread and given stones instead, they will not be happy.


TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/37532.

Comments (48)

"...is revealed to be an in... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

"...is revealed to be an inexperienced, excessively ideological and weak man"

Hell, I was saying that *before* the election but thanks to a complicit media he got elected. Once 'The Won' started getting exposure his flaws became more apparent.

I can't wait for him to have a 'Clinton' moment where he just totally looses it and starts ranting at the hired help...

Its Bush's fault damn it!</... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Its Bush's fault damn it!

How much more money is at s... (Below threshold)
JT:

How much more money is at stake to keep Obama deified? Soros' plans have not yet come to fruition, Al Gore and his global Mob have not yet inked their deal, Tim Geithner and his Wall street buddies are still raking it in, The leftists and America's enemies around the world are rejoicing in the weakness of Obama.Government motors needs a few bn. more to turn a profit,the tarp slush fund is ready to pour $$ at the Democrat campaigners, and meanwhile the jobless rate rises. Face it America, we are totally screwed here. If we do not start cleaning House in 2010 there will be nothing left of this country by 2012.

Tiger's talent in golf is n... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Tiger's talent in golf is not a fabrication. He is one of the best if not the best golfer the world has seen. I agree however that the person who is this golfer called Tiger is well managed and we have now got a glimpse of how effective this was up until 2 weeks ago. As far as Barry goes he is more like us weekend hackers in ALL aspects of his life. I can't think of anything Barry has shown even a hint of genius for. Despite his personal problems now, Tiger has been a "genius" on the course. At least he's got that going for him (to paraphrase Carl Spackler).

This was exactly what was d... (Below threshold)
J:

This was exactly what was done with john kennedy, attractive package, nicely wrapped and delivered to the voters...and look at the tragedies he unleashed on the USA.

Maybe it's the same princip... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Maybe it's the same principle, that stakeholders try to protect their investment, but there is a difference between a commercial asset (and that's what a reputation is) and a political asset.

First, a commercial asset doesn't impinge on most people. For example, I'm not a gulf fan and I've never purchased anything because TW endorsed it. Second, a commercial asset such as TW's reputation has no significant opposition. Even companies that don't hire TW are not interested in damaging his reputation if they can get some advantage from it.

Third, a political asset such as OB's deification does impinge on most people as they will find out if he's successful in passing government run healthcare, cap and trade and binding the US with an irreversible greenhouse gas reduction treaty. Forth, there is significant and dedicated opposition to OB's deification that will continue to work hard to undermine his political clout through public opinion and elections.

As for TW being an adulterer, I figure few men with his talent, money, and looks could long resist the throngs of women who make themselves readily available to him. So TW sinned repeatedly, but he has also admitted the wrong doing and took responsibility for it. If TW was out teaching that an adulterous marriage was just as valid as a monogamous marriage, then I would have a big problem with that. Those who believe that gay marriage is just as valid as traditional marriage have nothing to hold against TW.

Just as Tiger was taught fr... (Below threshold)
recovered liberal democrat:

Just as Tiger was taught from a very early age to golf, "O" was taught anti-American liberal socialism. "O" is just as aggressively turning America into a third world country, with a lower standard of living, as Tiger is winning a tournament. I guess you could say "O" is as talented a liberal as Tiger is a golfer. If this analogy holds up we better hope "O" develops a horrible slice when he drives.

The responsibility for the ... (Below threshold)
Grace:

The responsibility for the marketing of an iconic image, whether Woods or Obama, ultimatly lies at the feet of the consumer.

Many people have huge egos and the feeling of superiority and justification in voting for the marketed black man superseded their intellectual curiosity. They not only allowed themselves, but actively participated in the glossing over of who this person was. They ignored his voting record, they ignored his associates, they ignored any warnings they may have been given by others - all to feel good about themselves.

Sports figures have broken that color barrier, and there are good and bad character examples so that the Tiger Woods scandal, as sad as it is, is not a huge deal to many people

The fall of Obama is a HUGE deal to many, many people, and they are still protecting themselves by actively ignoring his flaws. Thankfully, many are strong enough to take their bruised egos and admit they made a mistake. I only hope the damage he and his cronies inflict can be reversed.

I hate to see a talented yo... (Below threshold)
Tammy:

I hate to see a talented young athlete squander everything he's worked his whole life to achieve. After his infidelity to his wife, that, to me, is the secondary tragedy. I remember him being on Johnny Carson as a toddler with his daddy, where he did chip shots into a net. It was amazing and cute. My wish for him and Elin would be that SOMEHOW they could patch things up and start over. However, no one can blame her if she wants a divorce.

If this analogy ho... (Below threshold)
If this analogy holds up we better hope "O" develops a horrible slice when he drives.

There's a "slight" difference here, if I may.

If we (hackers) played against Tiger, we would receive a handicap to make things equal.

How many folks could stand in the Oval Office with Obama and scratch their heads wondering who gets the handicap.

Michael Jordan, his comerci... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Michael Jordan, his comercial image, and his gambling.

Lesson of the story: Don't ... (Below threshold)
mag:

Lesson of the story: Don't idolized celebrities be in the movies or sports.

Another lesson: Be very, very careful who you vote for!

"the impulse of the betraye... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"the impulse of the betrayed is to tear their fallen deities to shreds."

Axelrod must be having some sleepless nights as of late. Gibbs might ignore the national polls, Axelrod doesn't. Lookout for more "presidential speeches" and television appearances.

DaveD - "I can't think of a... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

DaveD - "I can't think of anything Barry has shown even a hint of genius for."

Oh, I think he's been a friggin' GENIUS at self-promotion, and being the blank screen that people projected their wants and desires on.

Unfortunately, he's got jack shit else to draw on for talent, and a real bad tendancy towards believing all he has to do is say something and it'll happen. Wishful thinking won't fix the country, Obama! Neither will bleeding the economy through massive debt restore it to health!

Here is one of the final p... (Below threshold)
Dr Carlo Lombardi:

Here is one of the final paragraphs of Thomas C Reeves book ,'A Question of Character' detailing the shortcomings, misjudgments and malfeasance of John Kennedy.
It was written before anyone had ever heard of Barack Obama or Tiger Woods.
"..the American people must resist the temptation to be won over by a handsome face,expensive campaign efforts,and thrilling rhetoric.In the early 1960s, we became involved in a sort of mindless worship of celebrity; it was a love affair largely with images.That could happen again, despite the media's experience with Vietnam,Watergate and the Iran Contra affair.In our longing to find heroes in a greedy,anonymous, and insensitive age, we might once more be swayed by someone who is wonderfully attractive, has a glib tongue, a bottomless wallet, and a conscience that asks little and demands even less. And the target of our affections might be much worse than Jack Kennedy."
It obviously has happened again ,and the target is indeed 'much worse'.

Jeez, bad things happen to ... (Below threshold)
Papa Ray:

Jeez, bad things happen to bad people but they also happen to good people too.

Tiger Woods when he was a little boy and teen ager didn't think to himself I'm going to make lots of money and screw lots of white girls.

But thousands of other black and white and other young boys not only thought of it but dreamed and wished for it.

Men are human too. Women get all kinds of breaks and latitudes when they cheat or fall off the wagon or show their twat to everbody, but let one guy who made it show that his little head gets in the way of his big head and the world jumps to denounce him. When this (little head-big head) happens to millions of men all over the world every day.

That he was married makes it worse, but it still happens everywhere, all the time in the rest of the world that is not being tracked nor judged except by those affected.

The Media is the ones that I dislike in this. Instead of outing and demeaning the present American government's Administration and Congress they spend their time and efforts on this.

Papa Ray

#4 DaveD-"As fa... (Below threshold)
914:

#4 DaveD-

"As far as Barry goes he is more like us weekend hackers in ALL aspects of his life. I can't think of anything Barry has shown even a hint of genius for."


Oh I dont know....He's been pretty damn adept at losing jobs!!

Lisa Shiffren is just anoth... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

Lisa Shiffren is just another right wing racist slob. No wonder Rushbo the Asshole linked to her:

Lisa Schiffren: Obama's a Secret Commie Baby

Sometimes, all that like-mindedness draws out ugly sentiments a political partisan wouldn't normally express in mixed company. For example, Lisa Schiffren thinks that Republicans should dig into Barack Obama's mixed-race parentage, because interracial babies born in the late '50s and early '60s were the product of a Communist conspiracy.

I'm not kidding. This outburst of full-on crazy was posted yesterday to one of the leading conservative web sites on the planet and drew only one response in opposition. Here's Schiffren's justification for muckraking Obama's conception:

"Obama and I are roughly the same age. I grew up in liberal circles in New York City -- a place to which people who wished to rebel against their upbringings had gravitated for generations. And yet, all of my mixed race, black/white classmates throughout my youth, some of whom I am still in contact with, were the product of very culturally specific unions. They were always the offspring of a white mother, (in my circles, she was usually Jewish, but elsewhere not necessarily) and usually a highly educated black father. And how had these two come together at a time when it was neither natural nor easy for such relationships to flourish? Always through politics. No, not the young Republicans. Usually the Communist Youth League. Or maybe a different arm of the CPUSA. But, for a white woman to marry a black man in 1958, or 60, there was almost inevitably a connection to explicit Communist politics. ..."

"Time for some investigative journalism about the Obama family's background, now that his chances of being president have increased so much."

So of course her opinion on Obama matters because... racism is alive and well in the Republican party!

Sorry, but I'm calling BS o... (Below threshold)

Sorry, but I'm calling BS on this paragraph from the hyperlink:

These journalists agreed to keep it secret -- if Tiger posed for a cover story at Men's Fitness Magazine -- a cover that would sell huge numbers. Normally Woods wouldn't have been available, since he had an exclusive contract with Conde Nast's Golf Digest. With full understanding of the situation, Conde Nast allowed the rival cover because he too profited from having Tiger remain an icon.

Those two maagzines aren't rival magazines at all--entriely different demographic for the most part. So the entire theory is based on a false premise. Tiger's appeared in GQ, Vogue, etc. Yes, in all liklihood Tiger does have an exclusive clause in his contract with Golf Digest that prohibits him from appearing in Golf magazine because they're direct competitors. But as for other mags? No way. Only allowing Tiger to appear on certain magazines covers would limit his public exposure and brand. And there's no way Team Tiger would let that happen.

Of course this piece reiter... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Of course this piece reiterates all that many of us have been saying all along. But hey, if it's worded in another way or comes from a different angle that someone elses eyes might finally be opened - then good.

Mr Green,I was a b... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Mr Green,

I was a bit too young to be politically aware in the late 50s and early 60s. In addition I did not grow up in an urban, culturally diverse setting. Based upon your knowledge of racism (because that is really the only thing you seem to want to discuss on any thread here), is Ms. Schiffren's broad generalization regarding the social environment in which she grew up true? What I mean is, if it is false then I understand you being offended. If it is true (because I don't know) then are you simply offended because Rush cited her or because she uses her experience as a point of wanting to learn more about Obama's background? I am just not sure where you are coming from.

"So the entire theory is... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

"So the entire theory is based on a false premise. "

That's often the case. Racists look for something that appears legitimate from which to launch their racist spew. In this case Shiffren knows that in-discriminating right wing bloggers will pick it up and repeat it as if gospel.

To try to label someone a r... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

To try to label someone a racist is low. But Stevie. If she is a racist, she can change her ways. You are and idiot and there is nothing anyone can do about that. I have always said you just cannot educate the stupid out of some people.

Racist? I dont see any.. Bu... (Below threshold)
914:

Racist? I dont see any.. But this:

"Schiffren concludes her piece by warning the President that "the impulse of the betrayed is to tear their fallen deities to shreds." Perhaps this is why President Obama's current approval rating is the lowest recorded for any president at this point in his first year of office."

Is an astute observation at how pathetic a community agitator can be.

An appropriate analogy if o... (Below threshold)
Kathy:

An appropriate analogy if only Tiger Woods had been sold as the world's greatest golfer only reveal he didn't even know how to hold the club. That would be a correct parallel.

Few people's futures depend upon Woods' skills, nor did they hire him to play golf, nor are they paying him.

Woods doesn't use his caddy to make shots for him, and he hasn't had the opposition taken out back and beaten up before a match. He doesn't publicly smear and lie about them drive his score under par.

Let's face it - Obama is worse than a double boggie.

However, I want to buy a ticket when the scales fall from the rest of the eyes in America and this jerk has a 12 percent approval rating.

PIMF: should read: H... (Below threshold)
Kathy:

PIMF: should read:
He doesn't publicly smear and lie about them in order to drive his score under par.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III - ... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III - "You are and idiot and there is nothing anyone can do about that. I have always said you just cannot educate the stupid out of some people."

And you are 'and' walking example of that, you lovable little nazi!

Steve Green is a perfect ex... (Below threshold)
SAHMmy:

Steve Green is a perfect example of a person viewing life through liberal goggles. Projection at it's most distilled. He reads (if I can assume such a thing) the Lisa Shiffren piece and can only see race. He cannot move beyond the skin color of the men in the piece.

Anyone free of the distorted eyewear who reads the same article sees the hazard in making assumptions about people based on surface image.

Steve's twisted worldview makes it impossible for him to understand what's being presented in the article.

I think that this Tiger sit... (Below threshold)
Norseman:

I think that this Tiger situation may be a wonderful thing in that people can see that criticizing Tiger's behavior in no way makes you a racist. Perhaps now, the criticism of Obama's policies can be heard without labeling the critic as a racist. Hmmm. How silly of me.

S Green-"Ze... (Below threshold)
914:

S Green-

"Zelsdorf Ragshaft III - "You are and idiot and there is nothing anyone can do about that. I have always said you just cannot educate the stupid out of some people."

And you are 'and' walking example of that, you lovable little nazi!"

You know troll, You'd fit nicely in the Screwy Loiue, Jesse Jerkson, Al Sharptounge Racebaiting camp.

You can use all Your droppings here on Your resume.

That's often the case. R... (Below threshold)

That's often the case. Racists look for something that appears legitimate from which to launch their racist spew. In this case Shiffren knows that in-discriminating right wing bloggers will pick it up and repeat it as if gospel.

Shiffren citing a (completely unsubstantiated) report made in The Daily Mail doesn't make her a racist, nor does it Michael a racist for citing her post. That's ridiculous.

However, you get no arugment from me when one of Shiffren's highly dubious sources is the tabloid-ish Daily Mail. Come on, really? Geeeeeez....

Zelsdorf? Oh right, that's ... (Below threshold)
liberal troll:

Zelsdorf? Oh right, that's the guy who wants to kill the president!

http://wizbangblog.com/content/2009/12/08/copenhagen-the-new-jonestown.php#comment-965415

BTW Steve, you might actual... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

BTW Steve, you might actually try linking to what you quote someday. It adds gravitas. Unless you'd rather point to someone's commentary on the topic rather than the topic itself.
Context is our friend

Any commenter: The sky is ... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Any commenter: The sky is blue.
Steve Green: Racist!

It's really getting old, Steve.

Oyster "It's really ge... (Below threshold)
Marc:

Oyster "It's really getting old, Steve."

Yeah, can you spell:

O.n.e. T.r.i.c.k. P.o.n.y?

Maggie the moderator, I req... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Maggie the moderator, I request Steve Green be banned. All he brings is insults usually calling those he disagrees with racists, haters, nazi's and that is just on this post. Let's get back to a more mature debate. I have had enough of this idiot. I don't think he is being provacative, I think he believes his own tripe. ww

Geez, only two porn stars a... (Below threshold)
epador:

Geez, only two porn stars and no American non-porn actresses? Now THAT's disappointing. He should at least have nailed a few female sportcasters or something. No wonder he's losing all his endorsements.

Oh Stevie, you cute little ... (Below threshold)
Steve Green's 1st Grade Teacher:

Oh Stevie, you cute little retard. I always love it when you write "in-discriminating" instead of "indiscriminating". Of course, either way, your assertion is groundless.

"Oyster "It's really get... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

"Oyster "It's really getting old, Steve.""

The stop posting the opinions of known racists.

Did you read what Steve posted? Of course you didn't, or you would know that the person quoted and featured in this article abovie, Lisa Shiffren, once called for the investigation of Obama because he came from a mixed race marriage.

RACISM!

You don't like seeing the word 'racism' attached to conservative viewpoints?

THEN QUIT FEATURING RACISTS in the blog posts.

Some conservatives recognize the rampant racism at work in conservative circles and speak out against it.

I NEVER see anyone speak out against the racism and race-based hatred that appears in this blog on an almost daily basis.

You can't shoot the messenger, or change the racist message.

Vic

"Maggie the moderator, I re... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"Maggie the moderator, I request Steve Green be banned." -wildwillie

You should submit that line to Jay Leno, mm.
I mean, ww!

Actually, Steve's citation of Ms Shiffren denouncement of Obama's racial provenance at NRO is interesting, NRO being neoconservative, and neoconservatism being an off-shoot of Trotskyism in the USA.

Obama's 3rd World experience in the 1960s springs from the Bandung Conference-era post-Stalin, and ANTI-Trotskyist non-aligned nations movement encouraged by the USSR.

It's a family fight . She doth protest too much.

Gmac notes that the sail-e... (Below threshold)

Gmac notes that the sail-eared simpleton is revealed as inexperienced, obsessively ideological and weak -- and that he, too, was was saying that before the election. but after 0zero was seen around and between and among the smoke and the mirrors, the horizontal streaming of his empty galabiyah became apparent.

Gmac can't wait for the world's most dangerous dullard to have a Cli'ton minute, to throw an infantile temper tantrum, to totally lose it and to start ranting at the hired help ...

Kinda reminds me of another dangerous dullard. Australia's Socialist-International-supporting "Labour" potty "leader, K.Rudd, another empty suit who, like 0zero, has never had a job that required that he make a profit and/or meet a payroll. Neither 0zero nor K.Rudd could run the night-shift at a 7-Eleven!

But the execrable KRud has already had a score of (either) Cli'ton moments (and even more Whitlam, Hawke and Keating temper tantrums) and has the public record -- and the twenty-odd personal-staff changes -- to prove it.

No fiend in Hell, it would seem, can match the fury of a Narcissistic empty suit whose inner "no-man's land" is breached -- and the dark hole discovered that is the content of his character!

Yep, the Dark Side. A raci... (Below threshold)
epador:

Yep, the Dark Side. A racist phrase straight from recent and distant history, from that nasty evil originator of the Star Wars series (the only MAIN black-skinned character was tall and hairy with ears that stuck out and couldn't speak) to Milton (O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day!).

But lets not forget that horribly white supremacist rock group Pink Floyd. I think they used that phrase too! Tar and feather them all, I say!

So you couldn't find anythi... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

So you couldn't find anything in the article that ties back to the 'dark side' of Tiger Woods either, eh epador?

Vic

Or maybe, VIO, your style w... (Below threshold)
epador:

Or maybe, VIO, your style would include THE CUSHIONS and a COMFY CHAIR?

Oh c'mon VIO, you have to h... (Below threshold)
epador:

Oh c'mon VIO, you have to have it all spelled out to you, as you are incapable of logical inference, I forgot. Well, I won't do it for you. Even if you tie me to a dishrack and threaten me with soft cushions and the Comfy Chair. Really. I won't.

"And you need a white tippe... (Below threshold)
SAHMmy:

"And you need a white tipped cane if you can't figure out that the only thing in common between Obama and Woods is the color of their skin...."

Vic is wearing the same designer goggles as Steve, I see.

The tragedy, Vic, is that you actually think the only thing in common with O and Tiger IS skin color. You can't even see how you're proving my point. As soon as you see the skin color, you stop whatever thought processes you might have access to, though I realize I'm making a big assumption there.

Vic -"And you need... (Below threshold)
914:

Vic -

"And you need a white tipped cane if you can't figure out that the only thing in common between Obama and Woods is the color of their skin"

This is a bigotted comment.. Coming from You unsurpising. Tiger and Barry are 2 very different individuals. That You see the need to keep referencing their ethnicity skin color is very telling of You..

I have stated many times ov... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I have stated many times over the years that the left are truly the racists in today's society. They focus on race/skin color at all times. Vic proved my point. He is in the Joy Behar league thinking "black Friday" is racist. Immature thinking. Lack of perspective. Weak knowledge of history. Insecure personality. Just a few of Vic's and Steve's character traits. ww




Advertisements









rightads.gif

beltwaybloggers.gif

insiderslogo.jpg

mba_blue.gif

Follow Wizbang

Follow Wizbang on FacebookFollow Wizbang on TwitterSubscribe to Wizbang feedWizbang Mobile

Contact

Send e-mail tips to us:

[email protected]

Fresh Links

Credits

Section Editor: Maggie Whitton

Editors: Jay Tea, Lorie Byrd, Kim Priestap, DJ Drummond, Michael Laprarie, Baron Von Ottomatic, Shawn Mallow, Rick, Dan Karipides, Michael Avitablile, Charlie Quidnunc, Steve Schippert

Emeritus: Paul, Mary Katherine Ham, Jim Addison, Alexander K. McClure, Cassy Fiano, Bill Jempty, John Stansbury, Rob Port

In Memorium: HughS

All original content copyright © 2003-2010 by Wizbang®, LLC. All rights reserved. Wizbang® is a registered service mark.

Powered by Movable Type Pro 4.361

Hosting by ServInt

Ratings on this site are powered by the Ajax Ratings Pro plugin for Movable Type.

Search on this site is powered by the FastSearch plugin for Movable Type.

Blogrolls on this site are powered by the MT-Blogroll.

Temporary site design is based on Cutline and Cutline for MT. Graphics by Apothegm Designs.

Author Login



Terms Of Service

DCMA Compliance Notice

Privacy Policy