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Soon, we will be raising the matzah, pointing to it and saying, “This is the bread of afflictions which our forefathers ate in the land of Egypt.” But today we held up a gas can representing ecological desolation wrought in the callous pursuit of profit. We intoned “this is the gasoline of afflictions which has brought forth environmental devastation upon this land.”…So we marched against the pyramids of power: the banks, the detention centers and the gas stations to which modern man is enslaved. We marched against modern-day pharaohs and recounted the modern–day plagues brought against us—the plagues of spiraling student loans, foreclosed homes, environmental disasters and unemployment.…We are Occupy Faith, a subcommittee of the Occupy Wall Street movement bringing together religious leaders from all communities and denominations committed to equality, liberation, fairness, sanctity, and mutual respect.
(April 4, 2012)
The benighted commentary of an emotional wreck over at msnNOW—whatever that may be—who apparently encountered some typically cosmopolitan youths enjoying the fruits of a nearby sushi bar:
Weep America, weep for your sons and daughters who go off to school to get expensive degrees in “communication” and then end up spending long nights filming each other chugging things using beer bongs. Weep too, America, for the 36 goldfish who were chugged in this beer bong, their brief beautiful lives snuffed out by what appears to be a bunch of hateful college kids hanging around a dorm bathroom. We don’t know what’s sadder, the pointless death of the goldfish or the fact a bunch of “young adults” are standing around laughing about it.
(April 14, 2012)
Balmy musings of one Chris Mooney, Liberal idealist:
Let’s face it: We liberals and progressives are absolutely outraged by partisan misinformation. Lies about “death panels.” People seriously thinking that President Obama is a Muslim, not born in the United States. Climate-change denial. Debt ceiling denial. These things drive us crazy, in large part because we can’t comprehend how such intellectual abominations could possibly exist.
And not only are we enraged by lies and misinformation; we want to refute them—to argue, argue, argue about why we’re right and Republicans are wrong. Indeed, we often act as though right-wing misinformation’s defeat is nigh, if we could only make people wiser and more educated (just like us) and get them the medicine that is correct information.
(April 14, 2012)
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?