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Sunday, April 01, 2012

A Hat Tip To NBC

Even if it only lasts for a day, America's "Hockey Mom,"  the "Sarahcuda" herself, Sarah Palin will host "The Today Show" on Tuesday.

That left-wing snake pit will never be the same.

The news begs the question: Who at NBC allowed this to happen?  And will he lose his job for it?

NBC Should Be Ashamed

Gimme that hat tip back!

Erik Wemple, Washington Post columnist, on NBC's deceitful handling of the Trayvon Martin scandal:

"The difference between what 'Today' put on its air and the actual tape? Complete ..."

Shocking.  No other words better describe one's reaction to such fraud.

America Is a Racist ... blah ... blah ... blah

People who know nothing about the lash, or the shackles, or the pain, the suffering, the degradation, or the dehumanizing should shut up and get a life.

Starting with all those in this country who have, throughout their lives, been pampered and primped and want to believe that they know all about being a second-class citizen in this country.

Those like these:

U.S. Racism Makes Us 'A Very Sick Country'

Shut up.  You know nothing about racism.  And you denigrate the history of all those no longer here who could  tell their true stories about what it's like to live in a racist country.

Show me your scars, sweetheart.  Then I'll believe you know anything - anything - about discrimination and abuse.

Darn It! I Missed Earth Hour!

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
-- Martin Luther King --

That quote from Martin Luther King seems appropriate this morning - for two reasons.  (1) It addresses itself to those who would fan the flames of race-baiting in this country (see "America Is a Racist ... blah ... blah ... blah"), and (2) it touches on that goofy movement someone launched a few years ago that called for everyone - for one hour a year - to turn off all their lights and live in darkness.

For them I have a message: The heroes of human civilization, throughout its history, have struggled to drive out darkness.  Darkness in its many manifestations.  And now that civilization has progressed to the point where some would return us to darkness?

"Earth Hour."  A celebration of the absence of light. Of the unilluminated.  Of the preliterate, primordial void.

Me?  I'll have no part of it.  To the racists among us, and to those who would sit in darkness, I offer this:

"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being."  
-- Carl Jung --

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Michelle Malkin:

"Speaking of North Korea, the people who thought up Earth Hour must be proud:"


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Shakespeare:

Romeo. It was the lark, the herald of the morn,
No nightingale. Look, love, what envious streaks
Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east.
Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day
Stands tiptoe on the misty mountaintops.
I must be gone and live, or stay and die.

To light!

Intrigue

"What's on That Ship, and Where Is It Going?"

On My Career Choices

I'm occasionally asked why I quit writing op/ed columns for the Roanoke Times a few years ago.  In fact someone recently lamented the fact that mine was the lone voice of sanity in an otherwise cacophony of left-wing idiocy (or something to that effect) and that my conservative point of view is missed.

Understood.

But here's the deal.  My time is of great value to me.  (If my posts are few on any given day, you can bet I had to be somewhere in my ongoing effort to earn some serious bread.)  And if I'm going to get involved in something like writing for a newspaper, it had better be (a) rewarding in a fun, challenging sort of way, or (b) rewarding in a monetary sort of way.  Writing for the Times never achieved the latter.  And, after a time, it didn't bring the former either.  So I walked away from that tremendous opportunity, locked myself in the cloisters here, and went back to the weblog thing.  For which I make no money, but have loads of fun.  Which accomplishes (a).

I bring this up for a reason.  Someone else is having the same divine manifestation.  See "The money buys me time. Time to work on other things. That pay nothing. That may never be published. That I love."

You'll understand.