Feb. 21, 2015 By Jack Jodell (in association with Burr Deming of FAIR AND UNBALANCED.COM)
Hi everybody! It is great to be back after such a long absence. While I will soon be posting again regularly, until that day arrives (roughly four or five days from now), I will attempt to catch up with my friend Burr Deming, who has been busily churning out one brilliant podcast after another in my absence.
The first one in this doubleheader is entitled “WHEN SO MANY AMERICANS HATE MUSLIMS, WHY DON’T THE FRENCH?” In the aftermath of the recent terrorist attack jn Paris on a satirical French magazine, this one is a real thought-provoker.
Burr says ” In the days after 9/11, President George W. Bush led Americans away from religious hatred.
For many, it didn’t last.
The terrorist attacks in Paris provoked a renewed rage in America against those who follow Islam.
But in France, Muslims were welcomed in a march for unity. Two Muslims were honored for heroism during the attacks.”
Podcast link: http://fairandunbalanced.podomatic.com/entry/2015-01-16T18_11_28-08_00
Transcript link: http://fairandunbalanced.com/blog1.php/2015/01/13/why-do-many-americans-hate-muslims-and-t
Our second podcast in this doubleheader is entitled “HOW HAS SALAVERY COME BACK INTO MAINSTREAM DEBATE?” For this one, Burr digs deep into our pre-Civil War historical roots to ask some very pertinent questions.
Burr says, “At Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday, Trent Lott gallantly suggested that his old friend would have made a good President. Strom had run for President on a racist platform half a century before.
Conservatives were enraged. They screamed for the scalp of Trent Lott until he was forced to step down as Republican leader in the Senate.
Now Steve Scalise holds a Republican leadership position in the House of Representatives. He participated in a gathering of white supremacists. When the State of Louisiana apologized for the days of slavery, he voted against the apology.
The Party of Lincoln was once … well … the Party of Lincoln.