Last Friday, in between moving the Resident Diva into her dorm and getting a new air conditioning unit installed at home, I did another radio interview with Sean Yoes, who is the host of "The WEAA/AFRO First Edition", an hour-long political talk show on Baltimore's WEAA-FM (88.9 FM), which airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m.

You can click this link and push the "Listen Live" button at the top of the page to hear the show.

This week was a shorter segment. We talked about a post I did earlier in the week, titled "Where Are All The White People With Good Sense?", which seemed even more apropos Friday than it was on Tuesday when Mr. Joe Wilson, from my home state of South Carolina, showed Wednesday night that he had absolutely no respect for the office of the presidency, or the accepted protocol of the body in which he sits.

I'll let Eugene Robinson, another South Carolinian who coincidentally is from the very same town I grew up in, be the high minded journalist who tells you via his Washington Post column that we shouldn't stoop to worrying about whether this is about race or not.

Because it is, all day long and twice on Sundays.

The only thing that S. says whenever his face appears on TV in our house is 'another John C. Calhoun", another one of South Carolina's illustrious politicians, a nineteenth century vice president of the United States who was an advocate of slavery, states rights, limited government, and nullification.

S. might be right.

Take away the slavery and it sounds like a laundry list Joe Wilson would be proud of putting on his website.











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2 comments:

datadog said...

This picture is from to different views. The Washington Monument is very close and and in the 9-12-09 pic its taken from very far away. What would we see if the pics were shot from the same location?

Brown Man said...

Datadog, I think you already posted this comment on the post that actually has the picture in it to which you are referring.

But I'll hazard an educated guess here - NOWHERE NEAR 2 MILLION PEOPLE.

Not 1 million people.

Not even close to a half a million people - which might mean that your organizers could use some pointers from Louis Farrakhan, who put over 400,000 officially recognized African American visitors in the same place for the Million Man March.

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