davidl on December 1st, 2009

Sullivan’s entire ad hominem conclusion — that my views are animated by nothing but the basest, most corrupt partisan motives — turned out to be a complete invention based on his inability to read dates. Hat tip: Mark Hemmingway, Washington Examiner Miss Sullivan uses words like spittle.   Krauthammer uses  words like a sniper.    Should Doctor […]

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Eric Florack on December 1st, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble FIRST, A PERSONAL NOTE: I’d like to take a moment to thank those who wrote me after I made mention of my impending career change. Your comments, your thoughts and your smiles are worth their weight in gold.  […]

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davidl on December 1st, 2009

William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection,  is reporting that someone named Charles Johnson has claimed to have left the right: Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs says he’s parting ways with the right because people who disagree with him are fascist, racist, homophobic, white supremacists. And he names names Chuckles Johnson can not leave what is […]

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davidl on December 1st, 2009

The natural trait of a politician is to hedge his bets, to obscure his positions, to hide his true beliefs.   Obama has mastered the political.    As opposed to mere a politician, a leader needs take a stand, be clear about where he stands, and demonstrate resolve.   Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald […]

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rosa_parksToday is the anniversary of the day that Rosa Parks made waves in Montgomery Alabama in 1955 by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man.  What Rosa did that day sparked a movement resulting from pressure that had been building for almost 100 years.

African Americans, who had been freed from slavery by Abraham Lincoln, were forced to endure a century of contempt, disdain and abuse from white Americans.  Our society, although founded by men who rejected the concept of social classes, was maintaining a dual class existence and legally forcing people of color to live a servile existence.

This was wrong.

By the power and grace of God, this finally changed in America as a result of the boycotts, rallies, legal wranglings, and efforts of the Federal Courts and finally Congress.  Although one may believe strongly in the sovereignty of the states, clearly the rights of United States citizens was being abridged by the actions and/or inaction of many of those states, and the Federal government needed to act.

When I contemplate these events, it always amazes me that human beings can be so incredibly dysfunctional.  It certainly makes greater sense to me to see an individual here or there who is so stupid that they actually think they are superior to others.  But to think that large swathes of our society would actually continue to look down on others because of a history that is over two generations old, and especially in a time following the horrors of Nazi Germany, that they could continue to look upon other humans as just wild cattle that had been let loose and whose status as free men and women had to be tolerated.  How could our country reach this point?

I think the answer to […]

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