Friday ramblings

Some longer clips from Jeremiah Wright’s sermons have popped up on YouTube. Watch the one about 9/11 here, and the one about damning America here. (For those new to the story, Obama is taking heat for associating with Wright, his ex-pastor.)

The larger context does not really change the substance of his remarks, but it certainly makes him sound less crazy than the shorter versions the media has had on repeat for a week. (See: Howard Dean, 2004)

And in other Wright news we have this picture of Bill Clinton shaking hands with him (h/t Shaun Mullen):

PHOTO: Bill Clinton shaking hands with Jeremiah Wright

Why is that photo relevant you ask? From ABC News:

When Clinton was then asked specifically if her campaign was pushing the Wright story — she shrugged and took the next question, ignoring the reporter.

Update: From E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post:

Listen to what King said about the Vietnam War at his own Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Feb. 4, 1968: “God didn’t call America to engage in a senseless, unjust war. . . . And we are criminals in that war. We’ve committed more war crimes almost than any nation in the world, and I’m going to continue to say it. And we won’t stop it because of our pride and our arrogance as a nation. But God has a way of even putting nations in their place.” King then predicted this response from the Almighty: “And if you don’t stop your reckless course, I’ll rise up and break the backbone of your power.”

What say you, Bill O’Reilly?


  1. Ian


  2. Cameron

    Dude, where’s the NCAA post?