Tag Archives: Obama’s Tucson Speech

Loss

Mais où sont les neiges d’antan? That was translated into English by Rossetti as “Where are the snows of yesteryear?” That’ll do. It’s the refrain from a famous poem by François Villon – one more meditation on mortality and life’s … Continue reading

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Seeking an Operational Definition of Decency

Okay, it was the week that Obama got all presidential and in that Tucson speech told everyone to calm down, to dial it back a notch – as folks had been saying stupid and hateful things that weren’t making things … Continue reading

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Sneaky Bastard

On Thursday, January 13, it was over. Most of the commentary that morning on both speeches – Palin on Facebook and Obama in Tucson – was that things had gotten to the point on both the left and the right … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Sunset

Wednesday, January 12 – an odd day. In the morning Sarah Palin released a video about the “blood libel” against her. The notion is, like the Jews through the centuries, accused of mixing the blood of Christian babies to make … Continue reading

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