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Posted on January 21 at 7:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I did not stick around for the benediction but scooted as soon as Obama finished his speech, so I did not hear Rev. Joseph Lowery ask the Lord to “help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around … when yellow will be mellow … when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right.” I was out the door by then, and actually just looked up the words this morning, after seeing HectorVargas’s comment.

As far as I’m concerned it’s more low-level gas, offensive both for the witlessness of the rhymes and for the content. Pretty clearly, black is no longer asked to get in back; brown sticking around and yellow being mellow is gibberish; red man getting ahead, man, is a groaner; and white embracing right, implying that that’s something to be hoped for in the future, is an insult.

Please do not think I wink at stupidity by black liberals while ridiculing the same in white conservatives. I’m as impartial as they come, and I yearn for the day when race matters are shredded to tatters, the church gets left in the lurch, and public prayer goes the way of John William Sayer (who’s dead).

From: Inauguration

Posted on November 18 at 12:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

She might .... Carl Strock

From: Mexico photos

Posted on September 2 at 10:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Well, let’s see.

To Flygood: I confess my experience with moose in the wild consists of one encounter with a cow and her calf in the woods of Maine. I stood and watched them at close range (maybe 30 feet) until I got bored, and the mother never showed the slightest alarm or interest in me. That’s where I acquired my understanding of what kind of game they might be for a hunter.
Snow machine is new to me.

To ehgauss: Do you really support Palin because she worked on a fishing boat and McCain because he had real work as a fighter pilot? Somehow I doubt that.

To coachmike: I’m glad to have that cleared up. I always wondered what they prayed for. Does the same apply to boxers who pray in their corners before matches?

To Lynne Jackson: Very interesting. I haven’t followed the doings in St. Paul … just too many other things to do.

To fsilber: I’m OK with it too. I think everyone is OK with it except the most committed of pacifists.

-------Carl Strock

From: Guns & God

Posted on August 29 at 10:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Well, I'm sorry, that qualifies to me as hardly a word on protecting this country from terrorists: In the past he argued for more resources, and in the future he will finish the fight against al Qaeda. That's it. A passing mention. ... CS

From: Obama's speech

Posted on August 28 at 5:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Well, if I had known I was going to start something like this, I would have kept my peace ... Carl Strock

From: Obama, the downside

Posted on August 6 at 12:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A few quick notes.

To Kevin O’Connor: My comments were ill-timed? Alas, I’m in the news business. We comment on things when they happen. Divisive? Well, maybe – I’m not in the therapy business -- but hardly ill-timed.

To Johnny: The Web address to find where your dough is going is

To BillyBoBobBrain: With a name like that you tell me to grow up?

To Dr Chim Richolds: Please, please buy the newspaper. It’s my livelihood.

To binkyken: But the slight was intended. To make a big sanctimonious show out of believing every word of the Bible, as the Colorado church did, and then ignore the injunction to turn the other cheek I think is worthy of a gibe, at least.

-- Carl Strock

From: Scolded by Unitarian

Posted on July 27 at 1:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Mike: Great ... let's do it again ... for me there's nothing like it in the world ... Carl

From: Saratoga boxing

Posted on April 16 at 3:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I agree there is something grievously wrong when a gang of teenagers jumps a man walking home from work, late at night, and beats the tar out of him apparently just for the fun of it. This is savagery.

Yes, the police should always have a car on Hamilton Hill, not a mile away on Erie Boulevard, especially late at night, but no, you can't have a cop on every corner or on every block. At some point people are responsible for themselves, and parents are responsible for their children.

From: Legislature's giveaways

Posted on April 13 at 4:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I think the letter-writer asked a good question: I poke fun at Christians, why not at Jews? Please watch my column in the Daily Gazette for my answer. Coming soon .... CS

From: It's Bibleman!

Posted on March 27 at 4:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

In response to doggbreth: Good question. The answer is the agent provocateur didn't approach them with the idea of laundering money, but of being friends, of talking about Islam, and of helping the pizza-shop-owner with a loan for his business. Only later did he insinuate that he was dealing in arms and that's where his money came from. He buttered them up first. But I agree, when Hossain saw a missile launcher he should have called the police, and if he had been charged with dereliction of his civic duty for not doing so, he should have been found guilty. Alas, that's not what he was charged with. He was charged with laundering money and
providing material support for terrorists. That seems to me grossly unfair, to set up a guy like that and then send him to prison for 15 years for it. ... Carl Strock
P.S. doggbreth???

From: Muslim appeal (2)

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