Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sojourners Quote of the Week

This is very powerful, isn't it?

“I feel freedom and for the first time, my voice and opinion really counts.” 

- Mounira Fawaz, after casting her vote in the Egyptian presidential elections, the first democratic election in the country’s history
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

"Divide and conquer"

Wow. He's making his agenda utterly clear. Why any worker would support this is completely beyond me.

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Headline of the day

Take a look:

Romney Learns How to Talk to Evangelicals

Apparently he is no longer trying to assert that he is one of them. Here's an excerpt:

At Liberty, by contrast, he extravagantly praised the Christian commitment of the graduates while differentiating his own faith in a way that did not quite claim that it was Christian too. Thus, for starters, he informed the graduates that "moral certainty, clear standards, and a commitment to spiritual ideals" would set them apart and put them in the company of a bunch of Christian luminaries that did not include Joseph Smith and Brigham Young:
"That said, your values will not always be the object of public admiration. In fact, the more you live by your beliefs, the more you will endure the censure of the world. Christianity is not the faith of the complacent, the comfortable or of the timid. It demands and creates heroic souls like Wesley, Wilberforce, Bonhoeffer, John Paul the Second, and Billy Graham. Each showed, in their own way, the relentless and powerful influence of the message of Jesus Christ. May that be your guide."
It's going to be a long hot summer. Take good care of your mental health, people!
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Truly interesting and worth your time:

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sums things up quite nicely


Is anyone paying attention?

To this, I mean:

"President George W. Bush not too long ago ordered torture and admitted to doing so. Torture is a crime against humanity. The United States has refused to prosecute him. Is he above the law? Where is the fairness?" 

- Charles Taylor, former Liberian President and convicted war criminal, stressing the need for ex-U.S. President George W. Bush to be prosecuted for similar crimes 

Where, indeed?
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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

In Oklahoma, too

It's all a ruse. It's to keep people who are likely to vote Democratic from voting at all.


Monday, May 07, 2012

Amen.


Very, very thought provoking


A new day for France, it seems

Check this out:

"Austerity need not be Europe's fate." 

 -- Francois Hollande, socialist French politician, after defeating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in France's presidential elections 

Perhaps this is a portent of more to come. We can always hope.
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Sunday, May 06, 2012

Tragic, really


Listen up, Virginia!

Oh, man. I hope my friends in Virginia are paying attention:

"This may well be the state that decides who the next president is." 

-- Mitt Romney, to supporters in coastal Portsmouth, VA. Virginia is quickly becoming the hottest new battleground in the race for the White House.
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Friday, May 04, 2012

Excellent, excellent point


What a question!

Just look:

"How can the sale of bananas be more tightly controlled than the sale of machine guns?" 

-- Anna MacDonald, head of Oxfam's control arms campaign, pressing for a new international arms trade treaty after an Oxfam report claimed billions of dollars worth of weapons and ammunition have been bought by countries subject to arms embargoes
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It's beginning to look a lot like.......... this:


Thursday, May 03, 2012

Let's pay attention here!

Why is this not reported on more widely and frequently?