Saturday Morning Musings
Good Weekend Reads from Blogs You Need to Discover
Wagonboy imagines what a John Kerry inaugural speech would have been like. I wish I had thought of that! On the other hand, it's not a very appealing thought. But I'm glad someone brought it up.
Cheat Seeking Missiles has some interesting information and thoughts about UC-Berkeley Professor George Lakhoff. In a bit of unintentional self-parody, Lakhoff is trying to convince the Democrats that all they need to do is polish up their manner of spinning the issues. The good professor might as well be a character in a Peter Sellers movie spoofing academics who love moral relativism:
"[Conservatives] have a huge, very good operation, and they understand their own moral system, " says Lakoff.
Hey, you have your moral system, we have ours. Maybe everyone has his or her own. It's all about how you package it, you know?
Cheat Seeking got a plug from Hugh Hewitt on Hugh's show this week, and on Hugh's blog today. Hugh, I just want to say I saw him first!
Turning to a completely different topic, Off the Top has some thoughts about service that will now be in the Sunday lesson I am teaching to the young men in my church youth group tomorrow.
Mudville Gazette, as Hugh notes, is a place we all have to visit daily between now and the Iraqi elections on January 30. This prolific and articulate blogger is serving in Iraq and offers information you will never see in the Old News Media. If you read nothing else today, read this transcript of Peter Jennings' coverage of the Bush inaugural. To me, the extent to which those people do not "get it" is fascinating.
From another Mudville post:
Bloody days are in store. These elections will be like nothing before witnessed. In most areas of the country all will be well, but elsewhere a shredded remnant of the anti-Iraqi forces will make their presence known. Their efforts are nearly impotent; on a recent day five separate car bomb attacks failed to reach their intended targets. Yet even as their failures mount, even as their ranks are diminished and their slaughterhouses are shut down they know one thing that brings them a glimmer of hope: their allies in the world media will not let them down. Whether to simply sell papers, lure advertisers, or to support a cause they firmly believe in, many in the media are the insurgent’s final hope.It's compelling reading. Watch that space!
Lines are drawn. On one side, the people of Iraq, the majority of Americans, the freedom loving people of the world. On another are those who would behead them all in the street. A more well-defined definition of good vs evil has not been seen in modern times. The final days approach.
The second plane opens its cargo ramp. The forklifts roll. Elsewhere a convoy exits a gate, moves to a highway, drivers and gunners scanning ahead, left right...Elsewhere another driver waits, his vehicle sitting low on its axels, 500 pounds of explosives weighing it down...