President Obama's controversial former pastor, appearing at a University of Memphis forum Friday night, lamented that few young people know what the Dreamer's last dream was all about or how all-encompassing it was. He made it a point to remind them.
Two weeks after the majority Democrats on the Shelby County
Commission voted Democrat Matt Kuhn into the suburban seat that had been
vacated by Republican David Lillard, who had left to become state Treasurer, partisan wounds have begun to heal on the
commission itself. Not so in Nashville - where Republican members of the Shelby
delegation are apparently protesting by sitting on legislation requested by the
Sez the Gadfly : "Two of the things I like best about our new president ... are his warmth and humanity. What a refreshing change from the cold, imperious elitist (phony Texas twang to the contrary notwithstanding) we had to put up with before Obama came along to demonstrate that it isn't a sign of weakness for a president to make us believe he's "one of us." That said, I think he's taking this availability thing too far."