Monday, October 18, 2010
Quote of the Day
"Imagine, for a moment, that you were us and, had it not been for a sharp eyed highway patrolman, a heavily armed man in full body armor would have made it to your office with the intent to kill you and your colleagues. His motive? Apparently, it was because the charitable, nonpartisan programs we run are deemed part of a conspiracy to undermine America and the capitalist system, which is hogwash.
...While we may agree to disagree about the role our citizens and our government should play in promoting social justice and the common good, there should be no disagreement about what constitutes integrity and professionalism and responsibility in discourse -- even when allowing for and encouraging contending diverse opinions intelligently argued. This is not a partisan issue. It's an American issue. No one, left, right or center, wants to see another Oklahoma City.
The next 'assassin' may succeed, and if so, there will be blood on many hands. The choice is yours."
-- Drummond Pike, CEO of the Tides Foundation, which was targeted by self-proclaimed "progressive hunter" and Glenn Beck superfan Byron Williams, taking the staggeringly bold step of personally appealing to the companies which advertise on Glenn Beck's show on Fox News to drop their sponsorship or risk having blood on their hands
I'll have something more to say on this later this evening, but I had to just get this out there.