Adventus

"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

"...doesn't philosophy amount to the sum of all thinkable and unthinkable errors, ceaselessly repeated?"--Jean-Luc Marion

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

Monday, January 20, 2020

Memory Lane

Let's see:

W. Bush faced John "Did you get the name of that Swift Boat?" Kerry.

Carter faced Reagan in our winter of malaise and discontent with Iran over our embassy.

I can't honestly remember who was Reagan's cannon fodder.

"Dewey defeats Truman" who invented the whistle-stop campaign.

Nixon faced McGovern who was on his second running mate before September.

Clinton faced Dole, who got a doomed Presidential run instead of a gold watch.

Obama faced two-time loser Mitt ,I'm richer than God" Romney.

Poppy faced Clinton. He never saw what hit him.

Ford pardoned Nixon. He never had a snowball's chance in hell.

It really is a matter of being fortunate in your opponent.


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