RFK, MLK, Oakland, Race & Us

RKF, MLK Landmark for Peace Memorial A few days ago I linked to a piece by J. Peter Nixon and his thoughts and actions in anticipation of a trial verdict toward which a few hundred agitators had been encouraging civil unrest. Having remained in Oakland that night, choosing to pray at a Cathedral rather than flee, Nixon concluded his thoughts thusly: I wonder, in retrospect, what would have happened if enough of us had stayed, if we had continued that ministry of non-violent presence, if we … [Read more...]

How Politics Works

The Art and Chaos of Misdirection. H/T: Patrick Madrid, who has a few more videos. … [Read more...]

The Fundamental(ist) Imbalance

Nowadays, the truth of peace continues to be dramatically compromised and rejected by terrorism, whose criminal threats and attacks leave the world in a state of fear and insecurity. These are often the fruit of a tragic and disturbing nihilism. Looked at closely, nihilism and fundamentalism share an erroneous relationship to truth: the nihilist denies the very existence of truth, while the fundamentalist claims to be able to impose it by force. Both show a dangerous contempt for human beings … [Read more...]

Please help me thumb my nose at Obama!

The First Iconic Photo of the Obama Administration I have no idea how to establish any sort of foundation or charity fund-raising operation. I am very ignorant about most things, and intimidated by the idea of establishing anything. But I have been so angry, for so long, at Barack Obama and the Democrats for dismantling the DC School Voucher program, which was an excellent school-choice solution that gave parents and students a real means of escape from the atrocious schools in Washington DC, … [Read more...]

The Human Experience

This is one I have got to see. Courtesy of Deacon Greg, who has seen the documentary and writes: " . . .not without flaws, but it's a beautifully realized celebration of life, and living, and learning. You will be uplifted and deeply moved. Look for it at a theater near you in April." Okay! I will definitely look for it in April, along with this documentary, also, which I wish I could embed. … [Read more...]

Matt Lauer Picks & Chooses "consensus"

"Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors" - President William Jefferson Clinton 12/16/98 Karl Rove and Matt Lauer apparently went at it today about whether "Bush lied" about WMD. Lauer has decided he will stick to the narrative established by the media and Democrat … [Read more...]

Just how angry are some Americans? -UPDATES

Because all of his pronouncements are subject to sudden change, President Obama, who decried the use of reconciliation on much smaller matters than this, has decided reconciliation is the perfect vehicle by which to tell the American public to shut up and take what he's giving them (language warning), and also take command over 17% of the economy. And he's doing it, all while pretending not to know that America is saying "no." Is that just Obama taking a stab at some plausible deniability? … [Read more...]

Civil Obama and the Civilizing Press – UPDATE

"Civility is not a sign of weakness" declares President Obama. Well, we know that. When President Bush was civil to his opposition, some of us knew that did not mean he was weak. Actually, though, his lecturing on civility might carry more weight if the same president saying this did not use the same language to describe Republicans as he uses for terrorists: “Obama used the same language toward Republicans as he did toward extremists in the Muslim world in his inaugural address. Of … [Read more...]

Palate Cleansing Feel-Good Story

This comes my way via reader Dick, and I think we can all use a palate cleanser, about now. Bullied student tickled pink by schoolmates' T-shirt campaignTwo Nova Scotia students are being praised across North America for the way they turned the tide against the bullies who picked on a fellow student for wearing pink. Two students stand up for the right to wear a pink shirt without being harassed (CBC) The victim — a Grade 9 boy at Central Kings Rural High School in the small community of … [Read more...]

Democrats Channel Rhett Butler

For some reason, even though we did not host Thanksgiving here, and none of us overdid during the day (I even convinced my MIL to eliminate the pasta course) yesterday most of us around here were like zombies, unable to do much more than grunt at each other and read or nap. In the later part of the afternoon, Buster convinced me to go out for a cup of coffee and a game of chess, but the fact that I beat him tells you that even he was not in his proper head. Zombieland was leftovers, books, … [Read more...]


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