Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Wednesday Wickedness With The Non Wicked

This week's Wednesday Wickedness is at and features Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. 

1. “A lie cannot live.” When was the last time you felt you were forced to lie?

Forced? I don't know if it was forced. I have covered for coworkers when they goofed when no good would have come from blaming them. 

2. “A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.” What, besides the lives of your family, would you be willing to die for?

Die for? Dying ain't much of a living, as Jon Bon Jovi once put it. 

3. “A right delayed is a right denied.” Are there rights or freedoms that you’d give up to be safer?

Absolutely not. Primarily because there isn't any way to actually make me safer. Living in a free society has risks. 

4. “All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.” When was the last time that you solved a problem of yours just to create another?

I took money out of the ATM today, and I probably shouldn't have. I may have overdrawn my account. 

5. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.” What do you have faith in?

The ability of the universe to continue to thwart my evil schemes for dominance. 

6. “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” Do you believe things in generally will usually win out?

I'm not sure what that is supposed to mean. Does that mean "work out"? If so, no-I don't think, much as I wish it were so, that the meek shall inherit, and all that. I think Orwell had it right-if you want to know about the future, picture a boot stepping on a human face, over and over again. 

7. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” When was the last time that you spoke out to help someone that you didn’t have to?

I'm ashamed to say I can't think of one. 

8. “It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.” Do you envision a time where the United States will not be at war? Why?

No. War means profit, and the government of the United States is controlled by companies who wish to make more and more profit. Thus, our policies will be those that ensure continued warfare. 

9. “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.” Is there anything that you are bitter about that you cannot get over?

I'm still bitter that George Bush was declared the winner of the 2000 presidential election. I am also bitter about a number of self inflicted wounds-decisions I made or didn't make that have had results that I'm still not happy about. 

10. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Do you take chances by speaking up even when it could cost you something?

Sadly, no. Too chicken. 


  1. Great questions, Michael. I loved your answer to #5! Don't be ashamed or call yourself chicken though. Instead, challenge yourself to do something about it this week!
    (Just a suggestion.)

  2. "I'm still bitter that George Bush was declared the winner of the 2000 presidential election."

    The proper term is that he was "elected". "Declared" is what would have happened had Boies/etc succeeded in their frivolous lawsuits and nullified the actual votes of the people.

  3. All the votes were not counted. No one knows what the actual votes of the people were, because there was never an accurate count.

    A recount was underway.

    This recount was stopped by the capricious, random act of a partisan Supreme Court. Their action had no basis in law or common sense and amounted to a theft.

  4. The votes were counted more than any election... and Bush won every count. The Gore team actually tried to get ballots with no votes on them at all declared to be Gore votes.

    The Supreme Court let the will of the people through the standard Constitional process stand. And as a result Bush was elected the same as the men before and after them. The theft was thwarted, and the actual results of 2007 stood.

    Democrats aren't the only ones to lose elections by narrow margins and then lie in court and file frivolous suits in a "roll the dice again and again" attempt to get the results they want...and then bring the proceedings to a halt.

    Norm Coleman did the same sore-loser thing when he lost to Democrat Al Franken.

    In contrast I know of a guy who did not let his lust for power make a mockery of the Constitution. An area politician lost the primary to replace Rep. Bart Stupak. He lost by ONE VOTE. And he accepted it. No purjury or frivolous lawsuits or other.

    The idea that Bush somehow stole the 2000 election and did not really win it has as much credibility as the Obama fake birth certificate theories.

    So many of the assertions by Gore made no sense according to law or common sense. Such as when they pushed the idea that "voter intent" could be divined even when it contradicted how someone actually voted.

    "A recount was underway."

    Do you know that this particular recount was completed after the Supreme Court decision...and Gore lost that one too?


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