This is an ad for Cedarville College in the The Baptist Bulletin, January 1969. The student pictured is my dad, a junior chemistry major at the time. Click for larger version.
Sen. John McCain likes to depict the bigots in his party as fringe elements, a few “bad apples.” It’s become less obvious that this is so considering how widespread the nasty attacks have become.
The state of political discourse: from leaders — Rep. Westmoreland (R-GA) openly calling Obama “uppity” — to laymen (see above) the Republicans seem to feel very free to fan the flames of prejudice.
By the way, if you’re sick of the torrent of lies and obfuscations from the McCain-Palin camp, here’s an article on the real case against Obama: The Obama Craze: Count Me Out by Matt Gonzalez, vice presidential candidate for Ralph Nader.
Some people were apparently less than amused with my last Cedars article:
This was mailed to me on Wednesday. The unsigned note says “Do You have
eany Idea how Many Good Men Died for your freedom of speech. This is how you honor Their Memory. I bet you Feel Proud.”
College-level reasoning at its best! Come on kids, $25k a year can give you the same stellar education!
Alpha Sigma hosted a used book sale this week to raise money for the org — and we earned enough extra to buy a llama, a goat, and two chickens through WorldVision. We named them Kierkegaard (llama), Nietzsche (goat), Plato and Aristotle (chickens), which is sure to thrill the 3rd world family that receives them.
I got a couple books out of the sale as well. One is titled 50 Days to Welcome Jesus to My Church: A Young Person’s Guide. On page 11, however, is a young person’s guide to something very, very different.
The verse accompanying this illustration was Matthew 6:4 “…and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” I assume they meant my Roman Catholic father.
Books are neat. You should read one. These nerds agree:
Your contribution this fiscal year was put toward the maintenance of an F-15 fighter jet, which on October 16 dropped a bomb on the town of Ramadi, in Iraq, killing, among others, Muhammed Salih Ali (age six) and Haifa Ahmed Fuad (age eight) and Saad Ahmed Fuad (age four). Little Haifa and Saad were sister and brother; you helped accomplish their deaths by a jet very similar to, if not exactly the same as, those that fly over the stadium after the American Idol winner sings “and the home of the brave” at the Super Bowl.
Thank you and congratulations.
— from “Why I Pay My Taxes” by Ben Metcalf in Harpers magazine, April 2008.