Friday, January 21, 2011

An Op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune

Read my Op-ed in today's Salt Lake Tribune: "Discouraging violent rhetoric". It was written about ten days ago, and is not what I would write today, but I stand by it. In a weak moment I let a particular woman from Alaska get under my skin. It reminded me of another guy that got to me last year. These people are way out of bounds.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jon Stewart on Gabby Giffords and the situation in Tucson

A message of hope in a time of despair:

"I refuse to give in to that feeling of despair. There's light in this situation. I urge everyone: Read up about those who were hurt and or killed in this shooting. You will be comforted by just how much anonymous goodness there really is in the world. You read about these people and you realize that people that you don't even know, that you have never met, are leading lives of real dignity and goodness. And you hear about crazy, but it's rarer than you think. I think you'll find yourself even more impressed with Congresswoman Giffords and amazed about how much living the deceased packed into lives cut way too short. And if there is real solace in this, I think it's that for all the hyperbole and the vitriol that's become a part of our political process, when the reality of that rhetoric, when actions match the disturbing nature of words we haven't lost our capacity to be horrified. Please let us hope we never do. Let us hope we never become numb to what real horror, what the real blood of patriots looks like when it's spilled." -Jon Stewart