Archive | August, 2013

Judging by the Content of Our Character? How Does That Look??

30 Aug

Linda Chavez, ex-liberal turned conservative (she wrote a book about the conversion, An Unlikely Conservative: . . . . ) has a new column out there entitled “The Content of Our Character”, in which she ties together the shameful conditions of many black communities and the recent crude sexual performance of Miley Cyrus on MTV (oh – did she sing, too?).  The glue she uses is the degrading state of culture in America.

She wraps up the excellent column with a short, pithy conclusion about America’s “progress”: [emphasis is mine]

“Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream has been largely fulfilled. We now CAN be judged not by the color of our skin but by the content of our character. And that’s the problem. “

 ‘Nuff said?


“You can fool . . . .” Quotes

1 Aug

All of us have heard the saying, variously attributed to Abraham Lincoln or to P. T. Barnum,

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all of the time.”

Less well-known is this quote from George W. Bush,

“You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”

But my favorite, and the scariest for us in the Age of Obama, Reid, McConnell, Pelosi, and Boehner, is this from James Thurber (from “The Owl Who Was God”),

“You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.”