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3 - The Michigan Daily - Weekend etc. - Thursday, March 9, 1995

Just a liberal use
By Kirk Miller
Daily Books Editor
Sometimes my guilty white lib-
eral McGovernik feminazi welfare-
saddled brain can't figure out how the
Democrats could possibly lose in '96.
The two most recognized conserva-
tives in the country are Newt Gingrich
|The Magazine Column

(using the Contract on/with America
to scrap school lunches) and Rush
Limbaugh, a one-man media whore
who never lets facts get in the way of
a good partisan argument.
"Flush Rush" shouldn't be neces-
sary. As a cheap 12-page quarterly
it's really the first journal devoted to
bashing one person repeatedly, like
the LAPD on a bad day. Instead of
elected officials editor Brian Keliher
has spent all of his time and effort to
bad mouth one radio and television
talk show host. Admittedly, Rush is
quite big (in the ratings, you drooling
dittoheads, I meant in the ratings) but
this collection of articles, political
cartoons and excerpts straight from
Rush's mouth imply a power that he
may not have. Dittoheads seem harm-
less enough if you feed them and
occasionally let them out for air;
they're not quite up to be the Second
Coming of Conservatism.
"You've heard Limbaugh on the
radio," an ad warns. "You've seen
him on TV. Perhaps you've even read
his book. Now maybe you're ready to
tell the world: Flush Rush!" Just be-
cause Rush uses his "forums" as a
one-man masturbatory session over
the evils of liberals doesn't mean his
opponents should do the same on a
regular basis.
But it is kind of funny.
It's amazing how contradictory he
gets to "win" an argument. One writer
points out how recent personal at-
tacks on Gingrich as a known pot-
smoker and draft dodger were de-
fended by Rush as an evil liberal

of daydreams
attempt to "mischaracterize what he
believes and then attack him person-
ally," not anything like Rush's own
personal attacks against Clinton for
the exact same things. See, it's differ-
ent if you're a Republican.
Actually, I could list pages of
wonderful quotes like this, all real
excerpts from Rush's media empire.
And I will, but then I'll make my
point. ". .. they are women, and math
is tough for them," is a more innocent
one from his January 26, 1994 radio
program. "I do not believe party loy-
alty is a dirty word," he claimed on
another show, followed three days
later by a rant that the nation's troubles
are caused by "liberal partisanship."
His laughable views on the environ-
ment and illegal immigration are even
more embarrassing considering that
they could easily be argued convinc-
ingly by any conservative with a bit of
common sense, if he shut up and let
them. At least P.J. O'Rourke can be
amusing when he's wrong.
It's easy for me to sit and take pot
shots at Rush all day (really really
really easy, the man's a large, oops,
wide ... no, obvious target) but I
should criticize the seriousness of the
hatezine. Except for the back page of
Rush on-the-air blunders, every ar-
ticle feels the need to include a know-
ing "He just doesn't get it" or a droll
"Don't forget, we're just stupid liber-
als" comment in every paragraph. It's
like the guy who repeats every funny
line in a Jim Carrey movie so he's
sure 100 percent of the audience is in
on the joke; if you present the situa-
tion and stand back, we'll understand.
Which brings us to the other prob-
lem. This is preaching to the informed,
intelligent converted; there are no
dittoheads reading this, since they're
too entwined with their "See I Told
You So" first reader to get out of the
house. From most of the letters it
sounds like it's Limbaugh-haters con-
gratulating themselves on finding the
latest stupid thing Rush said. What's
the point? Conservative critics will
yell that's it all just in the name of
good, solid entertainment.
Get it? It's all one big fat joke.

Kana
7 1133 E. Huron
Street
(Moving March 15
toll4 Liberty at
Main)

662-9303
Hours: Mon-Fri 11-9, Sat 5-9
Price: Lunch: $5.50-$9.95, dinner:
$9.95- $12.95
Notes:
Carry out available
Catering available
Food By Phone: 995-FOOD
Rating:
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By Ben Ewy
Daily Arts Writer
It is no surprise why customers are
so loyal to Kana, it is easily, far and
away the best Korean restaurant in
Ann Arbor. Although other Korean
restaurants are more within the bud-
get of the poor student, Kana also
offers a low-priced luncheon menu,
which is what I most recently sampled.
I have been to Kana on many oc-
casions and each time I go I want to
return the next day. The warm Ko
family always make every customer
feel welcome and special as they keep
their pledge that "if a dish you have
chosen is not what you expected, or
you can't enjoy it, please let us know
and we will be happy to change the
dish or substitute it with another."
But it is not just the warm hospitable
atmosphere of Kana that is the only
enjoyment. The food itself is marvel-
ous.
For appetizers, soups and sal-
ads, I could easily suggest the entire
selection, but here are a few I find to
be especially enjoyable. The soup
menu changes every day for the din-
ner menu so it is sometimes advis-
able to call ahead and find out if
your favorite soup is being served. I
prefer the Man Du Kuk, which is
served on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
It is a delightful soup, comprised of

Korean dumplings filled with tofu,
bean sprouts and rice cake in a com-
plex beef broth. Although I am told
the Hot Fish Soup is the soup with
the most loyal following and with
its spicy broth and seafood combi-
nation, it is not difficult to see why.
I always have the Special Kana
Salad, which has bean sprouts, car-
rots, spinach and onions with a spe-
cial seasoning that has a hint of
sesame seed oil and soy sauce. The
Kim Chee is first rate and easily the
best in town, without a hint of the
gaminess that sometimes pervades
other restaurants'.
The appetizers are all first-rate. It
is hard to choose between the Cold
Noodles, Korean noodles mixed with
vegetables and a hot, spicy sauce; the
Kum Man Du, wonderful deep fried
Korean dumplings with an interest-
ing mix of tofu and vermicelli; and
the Bin Dae Dok, vegetable pancakes
comprised of kim'chee, mung beans,
onions, carrots and bean sprouts
served with the distinct Kana savory
sauce. Although it is tempting to spend
the entire meal ordering appetizers,
make sure to leave some room for the
main course.
From the luncheon menu, I almost
always order the Dok Bokum, a veg-
etarian treat that has a refreshing blend
of rice cakes and tofu, which is stir-

fried with vegetables in their hot sauce
which can be either mild or very spicy
depending upon your tastes. There
are many enticing combination en-
trees that offer endless possibilities of
beef, chicken, pork or vegetarian en-
trees. The entrees all come with rice
and salad. The Tak Bibim Kuksoo is
a wonderful chicken dish that ha,
cold noodles, chicken and vegetables.
If you have any room for dessert
the Hot Bananas are a sinful indul-
gence made of deep fried bananas in
egg batter, served with honey and
lemon. The only warning that I would
give regarding the restaurant is the
tea. The Hot Ginger Tea is homemade
tea, with fresh ginger roots and dried
red dates. The Tea has a full-bodied
almost meaty, texture with a thicly
taste. I enjoy the tea very much, but
many heartily disagree with me.
Kana is moving to a new location
March 15. on W. Liberty which will
eliminate the location-related prob-
lems . The new restaurant will be
where the old Round Table was and
will, I am sure, profit greatly from its
newlocation. The only losers in this
whole deal are the fans from the
Medical Campus, but I was told that
Kana was planning on running a
delivery service to the Medical Cam-
pus during lunch hours to keep their
most avid fans happy.

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