davidl on December 21st, 2011

Nor much of anything else, for that matter. What CBS left on the Sixty Minutes cutting room floor, via Karen, the Lonely Conservative: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we’re not done yet. I’ve got five more years of stuff to do. But not only saving this country from a great depression. Not only saving the auto industry. […]

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davidl on June 29th, 2011

How dumb is Dumbo, from Monty Pelerin, American Thinker: Two hypotheses are often cited to explain why things have gotten so much worse: Obama is incompetent. Obama knows what he is doing and is deliberately destroying the country. These hypotheses are not mutually exclusive.  Evidence is consistent with either or a combination of both.  The […]

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Eric Florack on June 2nd, 2011

(Levittown, Long Island, NY )– Yeah, it’s warm. Must be June. This year is flying by. I came in here last night and slept until the morning when I got unloaded. I’ll be heading out in a few minutes. Im posting this from my Palm Pre today, so no pics. Clayton Cramer notes California has […]

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davidl on April 27th, 2011

Dumbo’s drivel, the world starting to catch on to the obvious, a point I have been making for over two years now, Barack Obamai is not exactly the sharpest golf ball in the bag.  See Clarice, here, here and here.. Kyle-Anne Shiver finds this Mickey Kaus quote, from Dailly Caller: Cost doesn’t go into why […]

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davidl on February 26th, 2011

Obami stand mute, from Dana Milbank, RCP: WASHINGTON — There have been worse times to start a new job in Washington. When Abraham Lincoln arrived in the capital 150 years ago this week, for example, the South had already seceded. Jay Carney, the new White House press secretary, didn’t have anything quite so dire on […]

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davidl on November 15th, 2010

Newsweak ponders if the presidency has grown too big for one mere mortal: Can any single person fully meet the demands of the 21st-century presidency? Obama has looked to many models of leadership, including FDR and Abraham Lincoln, two transformative presidents who governed during times of upheaval. But what’s lost in those historical comparisons is […]

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davidl on February 18th, 2010

The Gipper would approve. Business Insider: A school superintendent in Rhode Island is trying to fix an abysmally bad school system. Her plan calls for teachers at a local high school to work 25 minutes longer per day, each lunch with students once in a while, and help with tutoring.  The teachers’ union has refused […]

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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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davidl on May 9th, 2009

Abraham Lincoln  November 19, 1863: Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for […]

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Eric Florack on March 12th, 2009

Somehow, I ended up on the mailing list of the New York GOP.  Found this in my mail last night: “Since its founding, the Republican Party has stood for the time honored values and ideals of opportunity, personal responsibility, accountability and hope,” said Chairman Mondello. “Our nation has become the greatest society in history, because […]

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davidl on February 12th, 2009

Ben Feller and Christopher Wills, Associated Press: WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama called on Americans Thursday to follow Abraham Lincoln’s example of showing generosity to political opponents and valuing national unity – above all else.  AFAIK, Abraham Lincoln never attempted to resolve and argument by saying “I won“, nor did Lincoln ever vote “present.”  In […]

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