Apr 29th 2008 12:42PM note - I mentioned Matin Luther, that's Martin Luther the European church reformer, not Martin Luther King.
Apr 29th 2008 12:39PM I heard what the news media had been saying about Rev Wright and so I watched the Press Club speech yesterday, and Rev Wright is a brilliant, thoughtful man with a lot of justifiable grievences to air and a lot of incisive, oft neglected points to make. Then, he veers off into crazyville. (AIDS concocted to kill off minorities) Rev Pat Robertson similarly has various thoughtful views, then also veers off into coo-cooland, and he ran for president. Many great minds - philosophers, thinkers, writers - have historically have their blind spots, their odd views. Arthur Conan Doyle believed in fairies, Martin Luther was anti-semitic. It doesn't mean you throw out their entire message. Obama explained it best when he said he didn't stand by everything his grandmother said, but he loved her. Same thing with all of us, we don't advocate everything our parents or friends say and do, yet we love and accept them with their flaws. Is this so hard to understand? Obama is a human being, not a political robot, but the media is hell bent on turning him into one.
Jul 24th 2007 5:24PM what are we going to do without that voice of reason, Ed Anger?!
Jul 24th 2007 5:21PM awwww.... what are we going to do without that voice of the common man, Ed Anger?
Feb 18th 2007 8:20AM yeah, but are the poems it writes any better than the ones I write with my $1.99 Uniball?