Obama Disowns Jeremiah Wright, but not Black Liberation Theology

Remember Obama’s dead hooker in the trunk moment, followed by his awful speech on race?

I can no more disown him [Rev. Jeremiah Wright] than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.

Apparently, what Obama meant was “At a certain point, if what somebody says such things… then that’s enough.” Because Obama has disowned Jeremiah Wright.

Obama’s displayed disasterous judgment, from originally joining the TUCC klavern to defending Wright as of 11:30 last night. Not only did he open himself up to serious question regarding his circle of friends — he embarrassed his supporters, who had to defend him while he defended that bigot.

The Campaign Spot at National Review notes that Obama’s criticisms of Wright that we heard moments ago was more or less what I wanted to hear in the Philadelphia speech.” Remember the Obama echo chamber, which dismissed criticism of Wright as those of sheltered white people frightened by a scary black man? Obama was perfectly happy for race-baiting by his supporters before he thought the Indiana primary might actually matter. But the political winds change, real damage to political discourse is done, and Obama has revealed himself to be even a worse political character than Hillary Clinton.

Obama’s style is so bad that it will hurt the country.

What’s sickening is that Obama’s continues his race-baiting two-step. During the Q&A, Obama was directly asked about Black Liberation Theology, and avoided the question. He’s still trying to have it both ways.

Words to live by

Your daily words of wisdom, from Jonah Goldberg:

“‘Symbols stand for something. That’s why we call them symbols.'”

That comment prompted David Freddoso at The Corner on National Review Online to link to this increasing hilarious post regarding Roger Ebert. Some tastes:

As Louis Armstrong once said, ”There are some folks that, if they don’t know, you can’t tell ’em.”

and then:

Q. I was looking through the quotes section of the Internet Movie Database and ran across this exchange from Me and My Pal (1933):

Oliver: You know what a magnet is, don’t you?

Stan: Sure, it’s a thing that eats cheese.

I must not be as fluent in old movie/vaudeville jokes as I thought I was. ”Magnet” sounds nothing like ”mouse,” so I’m stumped, unless it’s just Stan Laurel being silly, I’m stumped.

David Westhart, Philadelphia, Pa.

A. Everybody likes magnets. That’s why they call them magnets.

and then:

A lot of people didn’t even think ‘World War One’ was funny. So it just shows to go you.

Read the whole thing.

Kill Zombies

Slashdot links to two amazingly interesting posts, “Owning Kraken Zombies, a Detailed Discussion” and “Kraken Botnet Infiltration.” Kraken is a botnet, or network of infested computers, that is used for bad beeds such as password cracking and distributed denial of service attacks.

The researchers discovered a way to kill Kraken, limiting the zombie infestation. As the researchers note, “What if that target system is responsible for someones life support?”

The law should allow for zombies to be lobotomized at will, and should protect those who do so. Any bad effects should be the responsibility of those who care and give support for the zombies — their system administrators — and note anti-zombie “concerned local citizens.”

That’s the 2nd Amendment applied to cyberspace. That’s the American Way.