Fresh Paint
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Where's That T-Shirt?
I am so embarassed for the state of Illinois, words can't describe it. Read this for yourself, silently please.

Keyes likens abortion to terrorism
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes said Monday that women who choose to undergo abortions and the physicians who perform the procedure are essentially terrorists because "the evil is the same."
The Rev. Jerry Falwell, days after Sept. 11, said "the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians . . . 'You helped this happen.' " His remarks drew sharp criticism from the White House, and Falwell later publicly apologized.
Waiting for White House criticism, Day 1.

And he's apparently flip-flopped on the so-called Slave Reparations "issue," i.e., he's hoping that black votes can now be bought with 40 acres and a mule. But only if you get rid of all income taxes. But maybe not. How these words can come from Bill Pascoe's mouth is even more astonishing:
Keyes, through a spokesman, said late Monday he does not support reparations if other people's money is used. "If you couldn't get the income tax abolished totally, that [exemption for slave descendants] is incremental progress," spokesman Bill Pascoe said.
Here's Obama, the voice of sanity:
Obama said Monday he did not support reparations. Instead, he said he favored "investments" that would benefit all Americans who are struggling. "Things like early childhood education, job training, college scholarships, provide opportunity to all people," Obama said. "I'm just in favor of investments of people in need and struggling."
And a final paragraph:
He has unleashed a steady stream of strident invective against Obama, who supports abortion rights. Keyes argues that women who claim they have rights over the fetuses in their bodies are akin to plantation owners claiming control over slaves because they are "property."
A week or so ago the big controversy was the t-shirt that said, "I had an abortion," if you can imagine.

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