OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Sunday, November 06, 2005 :::


The Roanoke Times, like its dull-witted cousin the Daily Press, still carries a torch for Russ Potts. He appeals to their glands, to be sure. But he also serves, even at this late date, as a useful club with which the RT can brain the oceans of narrow, greedy, ignorant Virginians who refused to rally to ol' Russ' banner.

Hopefully, they've managed to whack themselves a few times, too. In spite of the depth of feeling and agreement they have for Potts, the RT, like the DP, did not endorse the man. They plumped for Kaine, and provided us an invaluable lesson:

Their editorial boards are packed with craven clock-punchers. Under normal circumstances, a conflict like this might trouble people, perhaps even cause them to question their beliefs and actions. But that requires a degree of self-reflection, and a smidgen of courage. The Roanoke Times has neither.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 11/06/2005 2 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

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