"Honor And Dreams Appear Ready To Clash" --headline in The Indianapolis Pointy Thing newspaper, Friday morning.
Seems they missed the point; unless I have missed something, middling-whiny conservative commentator Glenn Beck* and whinier Lefty Al Sharpton managed to stage big rallies today in just about rock-throwing distance and not start any fights that used anything but words.
Big Media in general has been chanting, "Fight! Fight!" on the sidelines and offering to pop popcorn from the git-go -- but the American people ignored 'em. 'Cos we're better than that.
A common thread among ordinary people interviewed: "I don't agree with [Rev. Al/Glenn/both] but they're Americans, they've got a right to speak out." Tell it to your dang Senator!
* I know many of my readers are more fond of Mr. Beck than am I. It isn't that I really dislike him, I just think the man's got a lot more Huey Long -- or P.T. Barnum -- to him than he has Ayn Rand. I'll take my Becks Billy and my Glenns Reynolds, if you don't mind, and if I want to be entertained, I'll read a book.
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