"If you haven’t heard yet, on Wednesday Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich promised that “by the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon, and it will be American.” And, yes, he said second term."
"The situation between Iran and Israel has not, and will not, dissipate anytime soon—in fact, it may only escalate. The United States, then, has a responsibility to not only challenge Iran to change, but Israel as well."
"To my mind, churches are at a minimum called to witness and educate their members on issues of race and poverty. In the South, it might be that it is only the Church that can begin to chip away at the entrenched, misguided discourse about poverty, race and welfare."
"It’s over. You made a run, and you failed. Just remember, “Shoot for the moon; and even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.” I hear the stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. If that’s the case then it sounds like you’ll be just fine."
"The "squeaky wheel" we call the GOP signals more than an out of date, rusted, crusted, and old way of "doing things." Then again, when white privilege is sought to be protected, the old way of doing things are the "right" way of doing things."
"Until we as a culture, and more specifically males, start choosing our heroes based on the content of character instead of their athletic ability, scandal after scandal will keep coming out."
"Where most of us go into doubt armed not only with “faith” but with so much faith that we never know that doubt, too, “blooms and sings.” How right it feels to be in this place, standing with dozens of others, gazing at the Milky Way. How right it feels to know a true night sky, how right to know doubt."
(variation upon a quote from Paul Bogard)
"It is simple: the privilege of White-Straight-Male is a meaningless, heartless existence that examines nothing, is aware of nothing, and ignores the whole of humanity."
"Being a man is not defined by balls on a trailer hitch, or balls between your legs. It's not what dangles that makes you man. Now, if only more men had the balls to say this, we might be better off."
"We are the guilty ones. Through our societal veins we have plunged the needle deeper, infusing our bloodstream with ignorance and deprivation of reason. We willingly subject ourselves to the electric chair of malice and contempt, and have placed our own souls on the gallows of history."