While checking out Hugh Hewitt. . .
(If that's not the case, please let me know and I'll be more than happy to make the change.)
Great work and cheers, fellow Kentuckians!
"With the bombings came marauding groups of armed white vigilantes called 'nightriders' who drove through black neighbourhoods shooting and starting fires. John Rice and his neighbours guarded the streets at night with shotguns.
The memory of her father out on patrol lies behind Rice’s opposition to gun control today. Had those guns been registered, she argues, Bull Connor would have had a legal right to take them away, thereby removing one of the black community’s only means of defence. 'I have a sort of pure second amendment view of the right to bear arms,' she said in 2001."
"The forces of safety are afoot in the land. I, for one, believe it is a conspiracy - a conspiracy of Safety Nazis shouting "Sieg Health" and seeking to trammel freedom, liberty, and large noisy parties. The Safety Nazis advocate gun control, vigorous exercise, and health foods. The result can only be a disarmed, exhausted, and half-starved population ready to acquiesce to dictatorship of some kind.
O'Rourke, P.J. (1987), Republican Party Reptile. The confessions, adventures, essays and other outrages of P.J. O'Rourke. London (Picador), 41-42"
"As might be expected of such a hip, liberal magazine (and such a multiracial art form) the chart has no discernible racial bias, with black artists well represented. But the Anglo-American bias is much more pronounced than it would be in a comparable chart compiled by a British magazine.
Jamaican music is shockingly under-represented with seven entries, four of them by Bob Marley. And the absence of Kraftwerk, one of the most important groups of the past 30 years, indicates the American perplexity about dance and electronic music.
As for real African music, Paul Simon's "Graceland" is 485, which speaks volumes about the insularity of even the most enlightened of American taste-makers."
"Some of the articles I've read said they were tired of dealing with all the “Christians” and the context of the sentence clearly implied that they thought Christians were evil people. I'm not going to challenge their assumption. Not because I necessarily believe they are right but because I can say that unless you go someplace like Northern Europe it doesn't get any better. I am also assuming that if they think Christians are bad they will think that the Buddhist here in Hong Kong who burn phoney money to the gods of the underworld so that they can have good life the next time around are also rather depraved. Indeed, the good-land Buddhism as practiced here with it's evil spirits and thousands of gods to bribe so that your stay in purgatory between incarnations is shorter makes the Southern Baptist look good."
"And good advice for our country, isn't it? After all the Sturm und Drang of the past few weeks our country would benefit from an absence of sound. Next week we mark Thanksgiving. Today, in anticipation, and after our fractious election, we could declare National Settle Down Week. National Be Still Week. Or National Give It a Rest Week."
"This film is simple poetry, profoundly moving, transcending even my prefatory skepticism, poignant as Deirdre's Song or some other equally tragic ancient Celtic lament that is also a call to arms. It should be shown to every soldier, every Marine, every sailor, every airman and airwoman in the U.S. military establishment. It should be shown to all our allies -- especially those, like the Geordies of The Black Watch, who come from traditions that yet embody memories of chivalry and the unequaled honor that grows from the righteous defense of Womanhood. For then this war would be, in the hearts of all those who fight in the name of Westernesse, a true Crusade -- a Holy Crusade to liberate all of that vast and tragic sisterhood who suffers enslavement by Islam. Then -- just as the Union soldiers did in the Civil War, we would truly bring the Jubilee -- the plantation-owner objections of the Islamic males be damned in an apocalypse of blood and fire."
"The right-wing media pounds and pounds this stuff about elitist liberal blue states versus the down-to-earth red states. It's ridiculous. I'm from Minnesota. I grew up in suburbia, in a working-class neighborhood. So I think I have some feel for middle America. In reality, all the states are some shade of purple. There's plenty of very conservative Christians in Minnesota, and there's plenty of liberals in Texas. It's not as clear-cut as people like Sean Hannity make it seem when he holds up a map and says, 'See how much red there is?' A lot of those red spots are desert. And, as David Owen from the New Yorker said: Acreage don't vote; people vote."
"Democratic presidential nominees are no longer even remotely competitive in the South, in large part because of guns and racial politics. But they also are having serious problems in small-town and rural America in other regions. Democrats now form a secular party uncomfortable with the values and habits of heartland America: Outside major metropolitan areas, a prayer before a meal or the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance before a meeting is commonplace. Most Democrats seem totally out of sync with that America."
"I've been reading various points of view at National Review Online, Hugh Hewitt, Captain Ed and Andrew Sullivan (among other blogs - it's a hot issue) and everyone has had the chance to express themselves clearly, everyone has been heard, and no one has been called 'disloyal' or 'a bad conservative'. No one has been told their views are 'idiotic', 'moronic', 'narrow' or 'STUPID.' It's precisely the sort of respectful dialogue one expects from 'tolerant', 'liberal-minded' people. Increasingly, in my experience, those people are found in the GOP."