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Defending The Beseiged Majority

By The Reverend Published: June 30, 2009

If you were to accept the thinking of the 5 Supreme Court Justices who overturned the Appellate Court ruling yesterday in the so-called Ricci Case, you would think that America's open sore of two plus centuries of enslaving and discriminating against blacks had healed itself completely in the last 45 years.....and now it's majority whites who are suffering mightily under reverse discrimination.

I spent about 30 minutes yesterday reading the ruling and dissent. It's worth a read, if only to see how activist judges make their politically seasoned sausage.

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Why?

By The Reverend Published: June 29, 2009

Short blog this Monday. I've been meaning to say something about what I have found to be extremely "sore-thumbish" since Obama's inauguration.

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Celebrity

By The Reverend Published: June 27, 2009

"Do not be a respecter of persons," the good book says, and yet being respecters of people is, by definition, how America rolls. Celebrity fame long ago became the American dream. Identifying one's life with the life of a celebrity figure has become a vicarious way of life for more and more people. American media provides the daily fuel needed to maintain that way of life.

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Whining Is The New Patriotism

By The Reverend Published: June 26, 2009

The far right in American politics often talks about how hard-working and responsible it's members are. This extreme element, that is now dominating the Republican Party, is represented by a radio talk show celebrity, a Mr. Limbaugh. Each day Mr. Limbaugh repeats his monosyllabic message to his faithful, and mostly all white and male, listening audience.

Now, I have no doubt that Mr. Limbaugh couldn't care less about the impact his daily messages of hate and division have on his listeners. In America he's free to spew his hate and divisiveness, he is paid handsomely for doing so, and the corporate-whores who sponsor his program have the patriotism and scruples of slugs. In a just and righteous world, Mr. Limbaugh's radio program would die for lack of interest.

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Hiking Up Something

By The Reverend Published: June 25, 2009

I don't think I've ever witnessed such political party patriotism. Such dedication is rare. So absolutely stunned was I, after learning recently about the unmatched loyalty of two prominent Republicans,....that I was almost struck speechless....almost.

It has been said that there is no greater love than to lay down your life for your friends. That being the case, GOP Senator, John Ensign of Nevada and GOP Governor, Mark Sanford of South Carolina have made the ultimate sacrifice of love. Both have laid down their political lives for their party.

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Hopelessly Dishonest Media

By The Reverend Published: June 24, 2009

The first four minutes sets the stage...

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"Moral Leadership"

By The Reverend Published: June 23, 2009

America has been involved in imperialistic-minded interference in other nation's governments and elections for as long as I can remember. It's what we do. And I suppose that helps in understanding why America's leading neo-conservatives, senators like Lindsey "Huckleberry" Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (ASSH*LE-CT) have been calling for U.S. interference in the Iranian election dispute. Old habits are difficult to break.

Watch Graham and McCain explain how it's our duty to interfere with other countries. First 2 minutes....

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The National Threat From Capitalism

By The Reverend Published: June 22, 2009

One of the Akron Beacon Journal's favorite columnists, the Washington Post's George Will, is back in this morning's Journal, even though the Beacon has yet to tell it's readers about the blatant errors Will has made in a couple of his previous columns,....errors never retracted. It's very obvious that today's newspapers no longer feel obligated to tell their readers the truth.....as David Gregory put it recently..."it's not their job."

Will, as is to be expected, once again cheerleads for the powerful, in this case, health insurance companies. The Bowtied Bore bashes away at any health care reform plan which includes a public option. The powerful status quo of capitalism must be protected....and it's Will's job to do just that.....

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Why So Extreme?

By The Reverend Published: June 20, 2009

The modern Republican Party's plight can be compared, I think, to the experience of American Protestantism in the last half of the 19th century. I'll explain in a minute.

Today, many moderates, Democrats, Independents, as well as liberals, have difficulty comprehending what looks like an obvious and ongoing denial of reality by the modern Republican Party. The creation of faux-narratives about virtually any event by movement conservatives, and the insistence that those faux-narratives actually define truth, a kind of twisted political post-modernism, has been the leading source of frustration for those who insist on empirical and scientific data.

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Bleeping Golden

By The Reverend Published: June 19, 2009

I've been thinking that if cognitive dissonance and hypocrisy were flammable gases, and could be captured....our national energy problems would be solved immediately.....and we could pay off our national debt with the money left over.

Let me explain my jaded and cynical self.

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Justice Sacrificed For The Obama Agenda

By The Reverend Published: June 18, 2009

I've been frustrated with President Obama's resistance to investigate and prosecute the numerous war crimes and disgraceful violations of national and international law by the Bush/Cheney administration. Obama's "looking forward" justification for this resistance, however, is akin to looking straight ahead after running over a person in the street. Wouldn't want to "look back".....simply too messy.

There's no question now that Obama is pro-actively working to protect the Bush/Cheney criminal syndicate from any and all accountability. If Obama's administration continues down this path, and there's no reason to think otherwise, then Obama, himself, will be complicit in the obstruction of justice coverup of the Bush/Cheney crimewave.

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Narcissistic Nationalism

By The Reverend Published: June 17, 2009

Referring to American exceptionalism-believing neo-cons, Digby riffs....

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A Review Of Recent Right Wing Violence

By The Reverend Published: June 13, 2009

What We Need To Know

By The Reverend Published: June 12, 2009

While extremists dominate our broader public discourse with some of the craziest sh*t I've ever heard....the most important issues of the day are being decided quietly, behind the scenes, without much media coverage or discussion.

Carrie Prejean, former Miss Someone, was in the "news" again yesterday, not because any important news had been made, but because ratings-seekers wanted to run those killer body video clips of Miss Someone for their 19-54 male audiences.

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The Endless Spin Cycle

By The Reverend Published: June 11, 2009

Scanning the insanity....

Lest a new earworm begins gestating in the tone deaf ears of corporate media slugs and conservative "faith basers".....

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U.S. Media: Terrorist Sympathizers?

By The Reverend Published: June 10, 2009

I've already blogged about the anti-abortion, domestic terrorism groups in the United States and how terrorist acts by those groups are defended by a radical minority of devoutly religious evangelicals, and a handful of media jihadist-apologists.

Scott Roeder, the domestic terrorist, after years of domestic terrorist activity, pre-meditatively stalked, then assassinated Dr. Tiller in Kansas, all for political reasons,....and is now giving interviews to American media.....from his jail cell.

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I Asked, He Told

By The Reverend Published: June 9, 2009

"Reporting" Dishonestly

By The Reverend Published: June 8, 2009

Virtually all sides now agree that Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation as the next Supreme Court Justice is all but a lock. All sides. Senate Republicans are not entirely self-destructive, even though at times one wonders. Senate Republicans understand the political suicide they would be carrying out by voting against the first Latino to be nominated for the Court. Hispanic Americans recently surpassed black Americans as the largest minority group in the U.S.

After turning so many Latino Americans off with their over-the-top protests of a comprehensive immigration bill a few years ago, a concerted attack of Sotomayor followed by a filibuster or a lockstep "no' vote would virtually guarantee permanent minority status for the Party of Lincoln.

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Pride In The President, Part 2

By The Reverend Published: June 7, 2009

Today I continue with Part 2 of my appraisal of President Obama's speech from Cairo, Egypt....

To those Muslims in Hamas, Hizbollah, al-Qaeda, or Iran,...Obama spoke honestly and directly about Israel...

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Why Are Liberal Viewpoints Censored?

By The Reverend Published: June 5, 2009

Obama's speech in Cairo yesterday was quite remarkable. Obama is not just an exceptional American president, but also an exceptional world leader. I need to go over the transcript for blogging purposes....so for now, here's a great 4:43 long compilation from Talking Points Memo, of Obama's remarks to the Muslim world....

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Village Idiots

By The Reverend Published: June 4, 2009

Questions.

Does the United States have any "settlements" that are, like, ongoing? Do our citizens use the word "settlements" to describe standard condo building? When U.S. real estate companies advertise their listings, do they print stuff like, "3 bedroom, 2 bath settlement, cheap"? Ever seen something like that?

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Jihad For Jesus

By The Reverend Published: June 3, 2009

Rachel Maddow puts Dr. George Tiller's execution by known domestic terrorist, Scott Roeder, into it's proper perspective, while Rachel's guest, Dr. Warren Hern, rightly explains why Tiller's killing was an American political assassination, not a random violent act.

Hern's comments are essential....they start at about the 5 minute mark.

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Defending Domestic Terrorists

By The Reverend Published: June 2, 2009

Not all Americans opposed to abortions are domestic terrorists. In the same way, not all Muslims who are opposed to America's imperialistic interventions into Arab and Muslim countries are international terrorists.

Just as there are those within Muslim lands who radicalize young, vulnerable Muslims through repetitive messages of jihad against the west....so too, there are those within America who radicalize fringe Americans through repetitive messages of jihad against abortion providers.

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American Taliban

By The Reverend Published: June 1, 2009

Remember this?

April 15, 2009, Foxnews.com...

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