Obama’s Speech: Cynical Me and Cynical He – UPDATED

This afternoon, President Obama showed up before the White House Press Corp and talked about the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. You can read the full text, here.I agree with much the president says. Racism is -- and always has been -- "a God-damned thing". As a nation we should be under no illusions that just because we're no longer in a Jim Crow era, that we are living on the Starship Enterprise where racism is a thing of the past. Profiling is real. African Americans (and for … [Read more...]

Bread and Circuses: Benghazi Becomes Sex Farce

Somewhat apropos of what I have written here about rejecting the pop culture which drives much of conventional wisdom and traps us into mob thinking, I find myself repulsed by the number of comments I see in social media that run along the lines of "can't wait to see what SNL does with the Petraeus story" and of course, the nonstop sniggerings perpetual adolescents bring to any salacious story.A long time ago, when anticipating the sort of coup that has just taken place, I wrote:We have … [Read more...]

Benghazigate: What is being lied about, going unasked? – UPDATE

That the president and his administration has lied to the American people about what happened at Benghazi on September 11 is undeniable.Today is October 29. It's been six weeks and our incurious press (apparently intuiting that if the administration first lied about the story and has now clammed up about it, it mustn't serve Obama's re-election efforts) is helpfully ignoring the story. The bird-dog press, who like to say the "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comforted" are doing … [Read more...]

No Snark: Someone needs to remind Obama

A completely snark-free post, because the issue is serious:With the news (and the admission) that the Benghazi violence of September 11, which included the murder of our Ambassador, was not a spontaneous outburst of emotion but a planned attack -- quite possibly involving Al Qaeda -- it's worth reminding the President and the rest of the country of something important:From the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center to the attacks on New York and Washington, DC, in 2001, Al Qaeda … [Read more...]

Media Disorientation is Complete

There is a Southern Baptist gentleman, who has corresponded with me for almost as long as this blog has been running. Early on, he would read a news report about the Pope, or the Vatican and he'd shoot me an email that amounted to an outraged "what is [the pope] or [the curia] doing! This is outrageous!"And I would write back and tell him, "wait four days or so, and when the story is fading, you'll see a correction or a clarification, that tells you the truth. But it won't be on page one, … [Read more...]


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