- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Tag Archives: Newt Gingrich
In a short post found at Psychology Today, Arthur Dobrin talks about what Mitt Romney and every other Republican defender of unregulated capitalism seems to be missing. Romney describes what he did at Bain Capital as creative destruction. I won’t argue with that description. After living through the misery of a couple of leveraged buyouts at companies I’ve worked for in the past, I have a strong distaste for anyone in the private equity investment industry – the industry that made … Continue reading
I came across the following commentary on one of my favorite Tumblr blogs this afternoon. First, Drew at Political Freakshow posted the following: Newt Gingrich has made headlines and raised eyebrows on the campaign trail for proposing to make poor children work as janitors in their school, saying it would help them understand the value of work and money. But apparently, even on child janitorial work, Gingrich is employing a double standard. As Karen Tumulty notes, in a 1995 Vanity Fair profile, Gingrich … Continue reading
Newt Gingrich claims to defend the sanctity of traditional marriage and family values. Yeah, right. Are you people voting for Newt on drugs or are you simply brain damaged? The divorce turned much of Carrollton against Gingrich. Jackie was well loved by the townspeople, who knew how hard she had worked to get him elected-as she had worked before to put him through college and raise his children. To make matters worse, Jackie had undergone surgery for cancer of the … Continue reading
Besides their common connection to the state of Georgia, they’re both completely full of shit, that’s what! “This week, we learned famed culinary fat food-pusher Paula Deen has diabetes, but only revealed it 3 years late to protect her cooking empire and is now hawking diabetes drugs winking that – for a price – maybe you don’t have to do all those hard diet & exercise changes. And then former oil company consultant Newt Gingrich blasted President Obama for rejecting Congress’ efforts to force him to approve the Keystone … Continue reading
If I didn’t know any better I’d be starting to think all those leftist whackjobs going on about how the two-party system (Dems & Reps) is just a charade might actually be right. Consider that since becoming the frontrunner of the Republican Presidential field, Newt has laid out plenty of the nightmarish things he would do as President such as repealing child labor laws to create a cheap labor force for corporations, ignore Supreme Court decisions he doesn’t agree with, and … Continue reading