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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Strother sails by to leave a few droppings...er...postings

Thanks for the drive-by posting. I think I can handle most of them in one shot.

The Dixie Chicks...

My, aren't we disingenuous today? Who cares how many buses, planes, and adoring fans they have? Celebrities (and their direct and indirect entourages) get so annoyed when they are reminded that their celebrity is due to some superficial physical attribute or ability and not their (usually brain-dead) world view. No one really cares what Natalie Maines thinks, and more to the point, no one wants to hear her tell us what she thinks. Really. It's as simple as that. All the sound and fury is there to generate publicity and, as any good publicist will tell you, there is no such thing as bad publicity. The reporters are just doing their masters' bidding.

Poor Natalie, who appears to have no more than an average intellect, probably less, seems so shocked and confused that her musical talent (such as it is) doesn't also get her a free pass to hold forth on the world political scene. What I find highly amusing is the outrage celebrities engage themselves in when the public chooses to withhold their entertainment dollars for no other reason than the celebrity's own proclivity to shove their head all the way up their ass and spout off about current events. And if you want real comedy, just watch for the self-righteous indignation when some celebrity's career goes down the tubes after they decide to attack some core ethic held by Joe Sixpack. If you doubt that, just ask Linda Ronstadt how her career is doing following her nasty little remarks about Christians.

Sexist Trinity...

They're not trying to explain anything, Strother. They are obfuscating and hiding. They are imposing the confusion of a political agenda upon understanding. As I said before, they are heeding Satan's whispering. The words they chose don't convey anything like the truth of the Trinity. The words they are attempting to replace, albeit in two languages, have been in place for 2000 years. What utter self-congratulation and ego to think that some Marxist political committee can now suddenly decide those words are wrong, simply to appease some tiny minority whom the committee elite have decided to adopt as mascots.

And yes, people do get worked up over a few words, especially when those words are used to tear down a belief system and an institution on which millions of people believe and depend. You should know that. All I have to do is say something negative about the sacred religion of public education and I'll have Bullinses and Millers crawling all over me. But more than that, Strother, it is the attempt by you folks on the left to turn Christianity into nothing but words. If that's how you choose to see the Word of God, that's fine, but don't be so surprised when those of us who understand the truth fight back.

Life in Iraq...

I hope you weren't waiting for a response from me. I thought the document was a brilliant, if unintentional exposition of just exactly what is wrong with the neo-Jacobin, Wilsonian agenda of Bush and his neo-cons.

Murtha's Second Act...

Still defending those liberal, Democrat icons Strother? I know, you just can't help yourself, it must be in your chromosomes. I noticed you chose not to respond to anything I had to say about Murtha, but ran immediately to the defense of Our Lady of the Thick Ankles. Can I assume you agree with my assessment of Murtha and the left's attendant love affair with him?

Kool-Aid drinkers are all alike, whether they are on the left or on the right. The Beast in Pants Suits understands that with the very fiber of her being. Watching her pander to both sides of the equation simultaneously is breathtaking. It's kind of like watching a train wreck or a plane crash in progress: you know the outcome will be terrible, but you can't help but be in awe of the mechanics.


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