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Re: “The INDY’s Endorsements for the N.C. General Assembly

Scott Ross Koon says it succinctly, with no need for elaboration, clarification or modification. Thank you.

"Somebody ought to explain that you don't win a majority by giving up seats, especially when they are to be filled by capable public servants such as Mike Woodard. His opponent would caucus with the Republicans, that's all you need to know."

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Posted by DNCBulldog on 10/21/2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Bidding adieu to anti-death penalty activist Steve Dear

Is it not better to permit the heinous murderer to live long enough either to agonize painfully over the atrocity that s/he committed or repent and reconcile, if possible, with survivors; rather than to participate in taking the life of a human being who is also made in God's image?

Furthermore, the process of seeking and securing an execution has been proven to be fraught with racism and/or made in error (exonerated by DNA evidence). It's a crap shoot in an attempt to play God; a problem for human beings (made in the "imago dei") since the beginning of time (at least the Garden of Eden).

For Christians, it is sadly ironic that we follow a Lord and Savior, Jesus, the victim of an erroneous state execution by crucifixion, i.e., capital punishment by a governor in the Roman Empire. So, why would we risk our salvation to support a flawed practice of capital punishment?

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Posted by DNCBulldog on 07/29/2015 at 2:21 PM

Re: “The historic 2008 election—without John Edwards

Any great work of literature that makes you laugh as much as cry, within just a few pages, generally places that writing in the realms of a classic. Here, in a relatively short analysis, Hal Crowther sets the personal tragedy of John Edwards within the larger tragic circumstances of this entire presidential campaign. Crowther has delivered some of the most hilarious yet scathing critiques of all the 2008 election characters.

This superb Southern writer sadly senses the devastating and demoralizing circumstances under which our nation now yearns for hope. Not unlike a defeated and unreconstructed Confederacy, whose political, economic and social foundations lay in ruins; the United States of America finds itself, perhaps, as vulnerable as the trying thirties.

Yet, an unlikely hero, a crippled patrician, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and his "socialist" solutions surely saved unfettered capitalism from itself and, possibly, saved this grand experiment in republican democracy from a very real threat of communism, which fermented within a depressed country's economic, social and civil unrest.

Today, another unlikely hero, a biracial man with international sensibilities, Barack Hussein Obama II, stands on the precipice of a job, which no ordinary human would want in these treacherous times. Many hope that Obama can, like FDR, lead us through fear--of terrorism and depression--to a New Apollo Program to build a Green Economy.

As for John Edwards' tragic fall, in a 9/9/98 Salon article by Jack Hitt, ["Why did President Clinton risk everything for a perky intern? Because he was in love. / The woman a Southern man marries--and the one he lusts for."] Crowther's Greek tragedy succumbs to Southern.

"If you really want to peel the onion of Clinton's [Edwards'] psyche, you must eventually hunker down with the Bible of Southern Studies, W.J. Cash's The Mind of the South ."

"...all Southerners are incurable romantics, Cash says, battered by 'the two currents of Puritanism and hedonism.' Thus, it's not that Clinton [Edwards] merely wants some hot sweaty romping with a little cigar diddling thrown in. He also longs for it to mean something. It may shock the rest of the country but it will come as no surprise to his co-regionalists that Clinton [Edwards] might fall desperately in love with the young zaftig woman who gave him his first glimpse of post-presidential passion -- after 30 years of doing precisely what he was supposed to do, marrying the right woman, containing (as best he could) all of his desires, holding in check everything that might jeopardize the steep ramp of his career path."


All of us who supported John Edwards for President--including Hal Crowther, it seems--can only hope and pray that Senator Edwards will indeed redeem his legacy, like Clinton and Jimmy Carter (who told Playboy that he lusted in his heart). In his commitment to reduce poverty in America, John Edwards, like Al Gore and global warming, may be able to accomplish more in public service than he could have done as President. In his "Half in Ten (From Poverty to Prosperity)" program's goal, "to cut poverty in half in the next decade," John Edwards has plenty to do!


Surely, the world--and a potential President Obama--needs all the help it can get from Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Edwards, as well as you and me. "It's time to fish or cut bait," as any Southerner knows, whether or not he or she has committed adultery in a midlife crisis.

Posted by DNCBulldog on 11/02/2008 at 12:37 PM

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