Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Rush Limbaugh on the origins of MLK Day

Was driving our youngest back to University of Illinois on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 15, 2007. Rush Limbaugh was on the dial. In a very agitated tone, he was remonstrating about the origins of the holiday. He said it came about because the ski resorts needed another 3-day weekend between Christmas and President's Day. His source: a golfing buddy, who worked in the ski industry and "he doesn't lie."

RL had a good story if he could document it. Of course, he didn't. Since he couldn't/wouldn't, I asked my riding companion, how are we to regard RL, as some kind of folk comedian or entertainer, like a Jay Leno or David Letterman or Jeff Foxworthy, the redneck comedian? She didn't know.

Seemed to me that such commentary requires documentation, especially a brazen one like this, else the source is forever discredited.

Meanwhile, the law of unintended consequences kicked in. MLK advanced the cause of human dignity, like a Gandhi, or a Mandela, but there are still some holdouts, like the Japanese soliders in jungle hideouts who, though isolated, continued to fight WWII many years after it ended.

Even more bizarre than his Japanese counterparts, this holdout hides in a radio booth in plain "view" of millions.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Hot spice fights cancer

Details here

Cong. Ron Paul to run for President 2008

One of the very few truth tellers on the public scene, a medical doctor by profession, and a genuine patriot. Hats off to him, we wish him well....

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Real Heroes...

...and the value of history.