I love the new Doonsbury Cartoon. I concisely presents the argument against the rabid Right. It also expresses the frustration the Left has about Obama not having "a pair" and not "hitting back" when the Right constantly fights every move he makes. I must admit that, to paraphrase Bill Maher, like Muhammad Ali, Obama has a way with words. What really made Ali effective though, is that he also knew how to punch somebody in the face! I was speaking with a friend recently who I thought was onto something when he compared Obama to Jackie Robinson. Robinson also was urged to fight back when he was slighted by white players who attacked and disrespected him. Basically saying that, "If I respond that way, it closes the door for the next black player because they'll use that combativeness as excuse to keep others out". I don't know if this is a good strategy or not. I guess we'll find out down the line. Is Obama "running the bases first" and "getting a little dirt on my uniform" so that the next guy will have it easier? What do you think?
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Labor day weekend spent at home enjoying the sights and sounds of the lake that I live on. Swans ducks and Canada geese were all in attendance as my wife Chris, son Derek and I relaxed and enjoyed the evening with our two dogs Bert (big stupid one) and Chet (serial carpet peeing, barks then runs and hides, infinitely irritating and all around pain in the butt).
Bert spys some swans with their half grown youngsters
As we head home, the sun sets.