"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"It is impossible for me to say in my book one word about all that music has meant in my life. How then can I hope to be understood?--Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Thursday, May 14, 2015

"Who looks out for shit kickers like you?"

I have, in my vast and yeasty archives, pictures like this.  That's the President of the United States with those people.  Ever seen a picture of Barack Obama in similar circumstances?  Neither have I.

Here's Robert Kennedy:

And here's President Obama at least talking about poverty:

Granted, that last one is a bit unfair, but even that appearance alone was too much for the delicate sensibilities of FoxNews and Joe Scarbrough.

Imagine if Obama had dared to show up in pictures with actual poor people, so we had to see what they looked like. Eh, we'd just hear about how they had refrigerators and cell phones, again.

Update:  one other thing to notice about that stage in Georgetown:  no women.  Which, honestly, is a glaring omission, and I'm ashamed I didn't notice it myself.


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