Monday, August 08, 2005
Peter Jennings Dead at 67
NEW YORK (Aug. 8) - Peter Jennings, the suave, Canadian-born broadcaster who delivered the news to Americans each night in five separate decades, died Sunday. He was 67.
Mr. Jennings was a consummate professional, in my opinion. He had great charisma and a commanding, authorative presence on the screen. Pray for his family in this difficult time.
Also. I was listening to Laura Ingraham's program on Friday, and she played a sound clip from a speech by US Rep. Maxine Waters (D) CA, who was speaking to a meeting of two rival street gangs, the Bloods and the Crips. I searched all weekend for the text of that speech, but was unable to find it.
In the part of the speech that I heard, Ms. Waters exhorts the gathering of murderers and drug dealers to "...instead of fighting each other, fight [President]Bush."
Admittedly, I am not well educated on the Smith act, but I am fairly certain that it made it illegal to advocate the violent overthrow of the United States. I know the question of semantics will inevitably be brought up by those who would tend to agree with the anti-Bush sentiment. She didn't say they should violently overthrow the United States. No, but she might as well have.
President Bush is the President of the United States, and as such, deserves the same respect and status. For Maxine Waters to encourage known murderers to "fight" him is tantamount to encouraging violence against him.
Think about it. These aren't lawyers or congressmen, or senators, or doctors or mine workers, or any other segment of law abiding citizens she is talking to here. They are murderers and thugs. To them, the words "fight" and "kill" are synonymous.
If Maxine Waters isn't brought up on charges of Treason, she should at least be censured and/or recalled by her constituents. She has often been way over the top critical of the President and his administration.
She is an embarrassment to America, California, and even her own party.
At least, that's the opinion of your humble friend and uneducated blogger. I could be wrong.