BTW, when Kristy told me last evening that Coleman’s ‘lead’ was down to two votes, I did a high five.
Minnesota is a long, long way from Florida. I know, I was in Florida just several weeks ago, and it’s a long way. :)
You have got to be kidding me. Obama speaks in plain enough English, and all along he has said he would do things like pick Rick Warren for an invocation. There is value in his actually doing so, if only because a few of my fellow lefties may notice the beams in their own eyes, as well as take refresher courses in English language.
I am very harsh when speaking of what I call ‘Bushism’, because there we are talking about mass murder and creeping authoritarianism, but Rick Warren is neither a mass murderer nor Adolf Hitler’s bedwetting acolyte, and his speaking a few words is not beginning of the end.
Also, on Hartmann, Bernie Sanders again used having raised the minimum wage as an excuse for Congressional lawlessness and non-prosecution of mass murder. Bernie Sanders makes me want to puke up my spleen, sometimes. He doesn’t even sound as if he cares about prosecuting criminals, and I think that’s because he doesn’t; I think that to him raising the minimum wage really is so much more important than ‘side issues’ such as lawlessness, torture, murder. If I hear him one more time say ‘good-paying jobs’ or ‘at the pump’ I think I’ll tear my remaining hairs out and mail them to him.
A statement from Dick Shelby, speaking about Bush coming to Dick Cheney’s senses about the auto companies:
I believe it is a shameful attempt by the [Leader] to protect his own legacy. The taxpayer will surely remember him for it.
Yes, they do have a tendency to remember when someone caters to their wishes. I know I do.
I have news for them: we all have no choice but to tolerate Rick Warren. We cannot deport him, we cannot ban his books. We cannot move away and break contact with him, as we can do with our relatives when we do not want to tolerate them.
We have no choice but to tolerate Rick Warren—no choice whatsoever, without becoming hitlerian monsters who put people to death because they bother us.
The question, then, is whether we are going to have control of our own reactions, or continue giving that control to the Rick Warrens among our brothers and sisters. It is disconcerting how the mere scheduling of this man to speak a few words at the inauguration of his friend, Barack Obama, can send adrenaline roaring through so many blood vessels. This is the Reverend Wright episode all over again, but coming from the other direction.