Keith Olbermann’s Special Comments have been very good. Sometimes over the top but mostly right on target. This one goes into the excellent pile. He points out that this administration has no creditability. None. Why should we believe this surge will work when the last 5 surges didn’t?
posted by Andrew Weaver as a comment. I thought that this was strong enough to be a post of its own.
Methodism began as an 18th century spiritual renewal movement in the Church of England. At the time of the American Revolution only a few hundred Americans identified with Methodism. By the Civil War, Methodism was by far the largest church in the United States with one in three church members calling it their faith community. No other institution has done more good in shaping the ethos of American religion and culture than the Methodist Church.
Southern Methodist University is one of 123 educational institutions that are related to the modern day United Methodist Church. SMU is the only major university that has Methodist in the name. Because of this fact we were particularly troubled to read the November 27, 2006, report by United Press International that associates of George W. Bush are in the process of raising $500 million for his presidential library and think tank at SMU.
Anyone who thinks that the name Methodism or Southern Methodist University should be associated with George W. Bush needs to read the book, Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror by Dr. Steven Miles, professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. Continue reading Methodism, Torture and the Presidential Library
John Oliver seems to be the best addition to the Daily Show. Stephen Colbert has left. Samantha Bee is a rare sighting. Steven Carell is in movies now. So, John has been on his own. Some of the new guys haven’t been that funny. Oliver is.
So, John Oliver is comparing our current president with … Abe Lincoln.