Posts Tagged ‘obama’
"Jesus Walks." And Now, So Does R. Kelly. Will You?
<![CDATA[Pardon me if the headline is a tad too bitter, but I was given a rude awakening today as I walked out of the movie theater. I was turning my phone ringer back on, and I noticed a text message from a friend of mine: did u hear about r kelly? I had to immediately…Read More
How To Talk To Those With Whom You Disagree
<![CDATA[ Inspired by my friend Erika and her resolution to be a living example regarding the issues she cares about, I decided to launch a personal crusade to get people to stop using the term “the race card.” Jon Sanders, Townhall columnist and conservative policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation, was the first person…Read More
One more reason to go back to Japan
<![CDATA[It’s not like I need anymore reasons. The truth is, I’ve been wanting to return to Japan for about 18 years, which is how long it’s been since I went as a high school exchange student in the summer of ’94. (Thank you, Jim Scott and Catlin Gabel.) That trip was very enlightening, full of…Read More
Just What I Need… Another Political Satire
<![CDATA[This video makes zero attempt to be objective, it is clearly pro-Obama. But that’s not why I’m posting it. I’m posting it because it’s a great example of clever editing and effective satire.Yes, I know, I know… you’re tired of all the Hillary/Obama talk. I am, too. And I wasn’t originally going to post this…Read More
Eugene Robinson: Wright Has No Monopoly On Black Church
<![CDATA[Meet my new favorite columnist. That’s the title I confer on anyone who manages to articulate my thoughts so clearly without me knowing them personally. I’m talking about his latest piece in today’s Washington Post, entitled Where Wright Went Wrong. By now, if you’ve been following the national news, Dr. Jeremiah Wright has spoken publicly…Read More
In Memphis, Dream Deferred Again
<![CDATA[Knowledgeable fans of the great Langston Hughes, I apologize for my title. I’ve always been struck by the language of dreams deferred. It probably rankles poetry aficionados when great works are aped just to make a headline. (Especially since, according to his Wikipedia bio, Hughes spent most of his childhood in Lawrence, Kansas. If not…Read More
"Upon this Barack, I'll Build My Church…"
<![CDATA[Don’t look now, but the Lark News is reporting on the strangest phenomena surrounding the most controversial politician in years, Senator Barack Obama. Enthusiasts over the current Democratic front-runner are disseminating reports of mended wounds and the restoration of physical infirmities. Look out, Benny Hinn. ]]>Read More
Links to make ya think: Obvious Edition
<![CDATA[A glimpse at today’s headlines reveals a correlation between individuals who move up the chain of command and their inability to grasp the obvious. Consider the latest sex scandal to sully a politician, where an avalanche of amorous text messages are threatening to be the downfall of Kwame Kilpatrick, the mayor of Detroit. The obvious…Read More
Can Someone Tell Me Exactly Where the Hate Speech Is?
<![CDATA[Seriously, folks. I’m not just being sarcastic and asking out of anger. I want someone to show me exactly what was so racist, bigoted and hatemonging about what Dr. Jeremiah Wright said. I know why Senator Obama repudiated his words, but that, in my opinion, was primarily a political move. He did so because he…Read More
Barack Obama's Philadelphia Speech on Race in America
<![CDATA[(This text copied from The Drudge Report.) OBAMA SPEECH IN FULL: A MORE PERFECT UNIONTuesday, March 18th, 2008/ 10:17:53 ETPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with…Read More