- On election day, before any returns had returned, Douglas Wilson wrote an excellent, challenging, thought-provoking list of ten things to keep in mind.
- Not content with that burst of wisdom, Wilson gives another blast of wisdom. Don't agree necessarily with every syllable, but there's a lot worth pondering. A few sips: "Everything else being equal, I would have been delighted to have a president with black skin. I just wish we could quit electing the ones with black hearts." And, "The financial crisis will hobble Obama somewhat. Clinton was able to bounce off Reagan's economic reforms, and act like he was flying. Obama will not be able" to do so. Finally, "conservatives clearly do not know how to govern very well. But they can be very good in opposition. Look for a much more defined and principled conservative voice to develop. Thesis invites antithesis, and no, I am not a Hegelian. But Mary Queen of Scots did not just give us Mary Queen of Scots -- she also gave history John Knox." But those are just tastes. Read the rest.
- "Gay" — happy, carefree, glad. Back in the day. Now? “Gays” Call for Violence Against Christian Supporters of Prop 8 (that restored sanity to the meaning of the word "marriage"). Ah, the champions of tolerance and diversity (for me, not for thee) on the move, yet again. Just wait until the next cycle fails to get "mauve" named as a primary color! Mauve-lovers are vicious, I tell you. Vicious!
- Pastor Tim Bayly makes me look like a tepid tea-drinker. And he's absolutely dead-right. Here's a brief snippet: "The emoting over Obama's blackness is cloying hypocrisy. If an African American ascending to our Imperial Throne means anything, its meaning is bound up with the end of the oppression of a group of persons who, formerly, were declared not to be full persons under our Constitution because of the color of their skin.
"Instead of learning the lesson of his skin color and descent, though, Obama glides into office on the blood of an entire generation of souls, red and yellow, black and white, who aren't enslaved, but slaughtered. In numbers that, each year, dwarf the oppression of slavery." One more: "What we ought to be teaching our children is the hypocrisy of whites and blacks celebrating this symbolic end of oppression as they dance on the bodies of millions of slaughtered babies they themselves have murdered." Preach it, brother.
- Oh, before I forget: people voted for change? Look for a cabinet filled with the same inept, corrupt bunglers that infested Clinton's cabinet. I've said that since before the election, on the basis of nothing but my gut. Yet, lookie here, what's P-E O's first appointment? Rahm Emanuel — a Clinton WH staffer. As Ambassador Kosh might say, "And so it begins." Emmanuel is described as "a vicious graceless partisan: narrow, hectic, unremittingly aggressive, vulgar, and impatient." Ahh, feel the hope and promised "listening" in the air!
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Shifting from exclusively news/column-oriented to, to... er, something else: