“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Monday, February 26, 2007


Sunday’s lily white dawn brings a countercharge against "For black Americans, moving on is not easy" by Iris Lawrence. We must remember that writers intent on being published in the Amarillo Globe-News, like Lawrence, must stick to issues, not matters of character.

So what issues does our champion of Van Camp rebut, what topics does our guardian defend? Why his character of course: Virgil Van Camp is a “loyal American veteran and . . . has helped countless underprivileged schoolchildren and homeless adults.”

Lawrence has dared attack this humble patriot by suggesting racial issues still exist. Couldn’t we all just move on if we weren’t still victimized by “segregating ourselves with useless labels created by our government and exploited by our media?”

Glenn invokes Dr. Martin Luther King’s “we should be judged by the content of our character rather than the color of our skin,” but it sounds more like people of character should not be judged by people of color.

So we’re not allowed to judge Virgil Van Camp’s character, are we?

Typical. Make a nod to cultural diversity as long as you don’t have to live with them, pooh pooh the banana incident because others are just too sensitive, and get back to living in that White American Christian World of yours.