Monday, January 16, 2006

New Blog Renter and Happy MLK Day!

First off, let's give a warm San Francisco Liberal welcome to this week's blog renter, Haunted House Dressing. It's a blog that does not appear to have a political agenda, but instead has a little bit of everything and is extremely well written. Go ahead and click that thumbnail to the right and check it out.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr,s birtday. Despite the fact that republicans fought hard to keep this from becoming a national holiday, I am not going to politicize it. Just read what the man had to say:
One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force... If we assume that life is worth living, if we assume that mankind has the right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war.

We have flown the air like birds and swum the seas like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

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