The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #2465925
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
15-Oct-08 - 12:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Just got in from hearing Juan Williams (of NPR and, oddly enough, FOX news) speak on campus. It was simply the best lecture on politics I've heard in ages, possibly in my lifetime. And I got a question in (written), first one, and he took 10 minutes to answer it. Wow! I took my 16-year-old son and he listened very intently. If ever he was to pay attention to a commencement speech in high school or college graduation, I'd want him to listen to this one. It was that good. A call to pay attention, to social and political action.
It was funny, he said people on campus today would approach and say they saw him on FOX, and others would walk up and say "I know your voice, it's nice to put a face with it." And he paused then noted that it was two completely different groups of people, the FOX viewers and the NPR listeners. No kidding!
Now I'm headed to bed. All of that skunk activity last night and bathing dogs off and on today wore me out. They still stink, but not like they did.