Wednesday Gumbo: Chris Matthews, Dinesh D’Souza, Hunter Pence, a Flash Mob and Nero

Well, well…it’s Wednesday.  And, that means its time to make a roux and put all sorts of things in it, cook it for a while, and then sprinkle a bit of file on top.

Some o’dis and some o’dat!

1.     I never cease to be amazed by people.  After watching the final presidential debate Monday night, I hear MSNBC’s Chris Matthews spout this nonsense:

I think they hate Obama. They want him out of the White House more than they want to destroy al Qaeda. Their No. 1 enemy in the world right now, on the right, is their hatred, hatred for Obama. And we can go into that about the white working class in the South and looking at these numbers we’re getting the last couple days about racial hatred in many cases … this isn’t about being a better president, they want to get rid of this president.”

2.     I recently watched 2016the documentary by Dinesh D’Souza regarding President Obama.  It provides some interesting insight.  The one concept I found interesting was that some voters are driven to vote for an African-American to shed the image of racism.  One review, from a college student, stated:

The film showed how white Americans want to erase racism and be delivered from its racist past, so this prompted many people, regardless of their race, to vote for Obama. This fact alone is what makes Obama appealing to so many people.

3.     On Monday night, the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 7 of the NLCS to advance to the 2012 MLB World Series.  Hunter Pence, who looks like he’s just finished a six-pack of Red Bulls, hits a ball three times with one swing.

4.     Evan Lenow, in an article titled “The Inconsistent Logic of Abortion Rights Advocates”, dissects the thought process of those who claim individuals should have autonomous rights in regard to some decisions.

By contrast, New York City is piloting a program in 13 of their public schools to make Plan B, the “morning-after pill,” available to young women without parental consent. Therefore, a fifteen-year-old girl cannot get a tattoo, but she can get an abortion-inducing drug. I ask the question, is she completely autonomous? Is the government telling her that she cannot do with her body as she chooses? Why does it apply to tattoos but not abortion?

5.     For all you Star Wars fans out there.

6.     Timothy Paul Jones answers the question, “Did Nero Really Fiddle While Rome Burned?”

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