A few interesting links for November 17th through November 18th:
- Gilbert Arenas: Change We Believe In – NBA Player Blogs – "What I liked about the whole thing was watching that proved that our country is not as racist as people around the rest of the world actually thinks we are. America as a whole spoke and chose the president they wanted. It wasn't just the African-American community that elected Obama, it was America. If you looked at the TV, every color and creed was out there supporting Obama. It should have woke America up to say, "Hey, we're not as racist as people think."
That was the most beautiful thing about it to me. Look how this one man united the world. You see clips on the TV and they're showing people in Kenya celebrating, people in London … you're just like, "Wow!" That's why I call him a uniter. If I have to describe Obama in one word, I'm going to say: uniter. He unites. "
- Can Danny Davis' star rise with a Moon in the way? | Change of Subject – "In promoting himself as a candidate to succeed Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate, U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Chicago) seems to be hoping the public has forgotten his participation in a very creepy 2004 "coronation" ceremony in Washington for the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his wife.
As I wrote at the time, Davis was an active assistant (see this photo via Rich Miller) in pageantry designed to burnish and inflate the reputation of a man who, divine or not, wants to abolish Western-style democracy, compares gay people to dung-eating dogs, and in exhorting Jews to convert and follow him, told them: "You have to repent. Jesus was the King of Israel. Through the principle of indemnity, Hitler killed 6 million Jews."