Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Two points not related to each other

Once again at the funeral of a prominent liberal, Coretta Scott King, Republicans are upset that the comments made at that funeral reflected the political nature of her life. In her memorial service some comments critical of this administration were made. Ms. King also made comments critical of this administration. For example she said to Rueters, "When you use war as a way of settling disputes, you only cause more war. . . . In the long run, the only way to have peace is to use peaceful means."

Conservatives are acting like this is the end of the world, and I suspect many Americans will agree with them. Which shows just how childish we Americans are.

President George W. Bush and Coretta Scott King represent different legacies and different beliefs. No, that's too mild. They represent opposing legacies and ideologies.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
That's Matthew 6:24. And it's true. You cannot support both President Bush's and Coretta Scott King's vision of America. You have to choose which side you are on. Any adult looking at the situation would come to that conclusion.

But here in America, land of the childish, we are all supposed to pretend better.

Speaking of childish, Rich Lowry has determined who the real bad guys in this wiretapping case (well him and a bunch of other Republican Politicians and Conservative Pundits).
Democrats pooh-pooh any negative fallout from the NSA leak on grounds that terrorists already know that we are trying to surveil them. The furor over the program, however, reminds terrorists to be very careful. This is not nothing. Mafia cases are often built on the astonishing sloppiness that complacency lures mobsters into.
Um yeah, Lowry. That's pretty believable. I guess we should ignore the constitutional and legal ramifications of Bush's actions, because without constant reminders the terrorists will get sloppy. Hmmmm. That's giving me an idea for another TV show.

And I guess these items were kind of related.

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