Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lifting Fogg

I spent some time cleaning up my blogroll this weekend. Half the blogs were sleeping or dead, but gratefully Capt. Fogg is still going full steam ahead, powered on pure eloquence. Smart take on Pat Buchanan's lousy joke.
It used to be easier to dismiss the man as a fringe element kook, but in our new Republican party where yesterday's sludge is today's creme de la creme, Buchanan, the man whose record of anti-Semitism, opposition to every piece of civil rights legislation marks him like Cain and who advocated that Nixon commit felony obstruction of justice, still seems more respectable than his younger brethren in bombast.
Sadly, this is true. Buchanan is still on the air because he dares to say what the others are thinking but are afraid to say out loud. And compared to the screechers, he does look at least polite in his well grounded bigotry.
Meanwhile, at Fogg's own place, you should really just start at the top and scroll, but here's a couple of delicious quotes for your afternoon fare. On the Sotomayor hearings.
Turn on C-Span this morning and you have the same white collar bigotry from the same, expensively dressed, white Anglo-Saxon senators from the same tradition and the same party that fought school segregation, supported restricted real estate markets and hotels and caressed their bibles while telling us it was and should be a felony to marry outside your race.
And home from the sea.
Heading due North, the blue hull cuts through the swells and we're free of the land and its barbarism for a while.

If only it were as easy to escape the smell of religion, the reek of stupidity and the stench of bigotry.
No escape, but at least the sea air masks the misama. Read it in full.

[More posts daily at The Detroit News]

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I'm blushing - thanks.

9:45:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I don't give you props nearly often enough Fogg.

12:26:00 PM  

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