And Now For The Down Sides by David Horowitz




 
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Boots
 
January 22nd, 2009  
AB_Shorts_Momma
 
 

Topic: And Now For The Down Sides by David Horowitz


And Now For The Down Sides
First Obama had a Muslim jihadist say a prayer at his inauguration.

Then he had a senile Christian racist, Joseph Lowery, give another ("we ask you to help us work for the day when black will not be asked to get in the back, when brown can stick around....when white will embrace what's right...").

I've got news for this sick man who once took an award from the even sicker Moamar Qaddaffi: there is no black or brown country yet, in the entire world that embraces rights the way this majority white one does. How about a little graciousness towards those who actually made this day possible.

And then of course there was the verbally challenged Poet Laureate who offered up notes for something -- poetry, prose who knows? Maybe she put off the actual writing until it was too late to cough up anything but her notes.

And what can "Love with no need to preempt grievance" possibly mean? In English that is.

Poet Elizabeth Alexander's poem, delivered at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Praise song for the day.

Each day we go about our business, walking past each other, catching each others’ eyes or not, about to speak or speaking. All about us is noise. All about us is noise and bramble, thorn and din, each one of our ancestors on our tongues. Someone is stitching up a hem, darning a hole in a uniform, patching a tire, repairing the things in need of repair. Someone is trying to make music somewhere with a pair of wooden spoons on an oil drum with cello, boom box, harmonica, voice. A woman and her son wait for the bus. A farmer considers the changing sky; A teacher says, “Take out your pencils. Begin.” We encounter each other in words, Words spiny or smooth, whispered or declaimed; Words to consider, reconsider. We cross dirt roads and highways that mark the will of someone and then others who said, “I need to see what’s on the other side; I know there’s something better down the road.” We need to find a place where we are safe; We walk into that which we cannot yet see. Say it plain, that many have died for this day. Sing the names of the dead who brought us here, who laid the train tracks, raised the bridges, picked the cotton and the lettuce, built brick by brick the glittering edifices they would then keep clean and work inside of. Praise song for struggle; praise song for the day. Praise song for every hand-lettered sign; The figuring it out at kitchen tables. Some live by “Love thy neighbor as thy self.” Others by first do no harm, or take no more than you need. What if the mightiest word is love, love beyond marital, filial, national. Love that casts a widening pool of light. Love with no need to preempt grievance. In today’s sharp sparkle, this winter air, anything can be made, any sentence begun. On the brink, on the brim, on the cusp -- praise song for walking forward in that light.

And this -- from Mike Antonovich -- needs no comment:

Headlines On This Date 4 Years Ago:

"Republicans spending $42 million on inauguration while troops Die in unarmored Humvees"

"Bush extravagance exceeds any reason during tough economic times"

"Fat cats get their $42 million inauguration party, Ordinary Americans get the shaft"

Headlines Today:

"Historic Obama Inauguration will cost only $120 million"

"Obama Spends $120 million on inauguration; America Needs A Big Party"

"Everyman Obama shows America how to celebrate"

"Citibank executives contribute $8 million to Obama Inauguration"




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Posted at 2:23 PM on 1/20/2009 by David Horowitz



Just a little something to make you think....
January 22nd, 2009  
03USMC
 
 
Well for better or worse. Whether you voted for him or not. Whether you like him or not. He is now CINC. So he deserves the respect the office carries. You'll learn this soon enough. You don't have to respect the man, but you have to respect the rank.

I guess I'd tell him what the Seabee Chief Petty Officer told the New CO.

"Ya got a good lashup here Mister. Don't louse it up."
January 22nd, 2009  
AB_Shorts_Momma
 
 
I agree, right wrong, or indifferent, he's ours now!
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Boots
January 22nd, 2009  
The Other Guy
 
 
Well perhaps the media would have showed Bush a little more compassion had he not started a war that had already been deemed unnecessary.
January 22nd, 2009  
AB_Shorts_Momma
 
 
I don't think the media shows anyone compassion, no matter who/what they are...
January 22nd, 2009  
mmarsh
 
 
I see that just 2 days after the inauguration, (even before Obama has done anything yet) the rightwing media on the internet has decided to ignore the calls for bipartisanship and revert to the only thing its good at...SMEAR.

Talk about your sore losers...
January 22nd, 2009  
AB_Shorts_Momma
 
 
LOL... did you expect any different? Media and lawyers... they don't change much.
January 22nd, 2009  
mmarsh
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AB_Shorts_Momma
LOL... did you expect any different? Media and lawyers... they don't change much.
I admit I was naive...I was kinda hoping they would grow up abit. None of us, Liberals or Conservatives have the time for this petty sniping, our problems are both big and real.
January 22nd, 2009  
AB_Shorts_Momma
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmarsh
I admit I was naive...I was kinda hoping they would grow up abit. None of us, Liberals or Conservatives have the time for this petty sniping, our problems are both big and real.
Agreed, but I can't remember a time when newspapers weren't mainly gosip columns, or fluff pieces. Real problems are too hard to report on, because then a solution is expected as well. (Yes, I do get sarcastic every now and then... my kids taught me how to do that! )

Honestly, what is the most famous news article (in the US as least)? I would bet it is "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus". That was printed in 1897 if I'm not mistaken. The point is, in the year's since, there has been "real news", and yet this editorial is more known....
January 23rd, 2009  
AeolusDallas
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AB_Shorts_Momma
I don't think the media shows anyone compassion, no matter who/what they are...
Sometimes they do. Primarily to lure their victims into a false sense of security before they pounce. Well ok that is pretty cynical of me. The press may occasionally show real compassion but their emotions are as fickle as a schoolgirls.