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Irregular commentary on whatever's on my mind -- politics, sports, current events, and life in general. After twenty years of writing business and community newsletters, fifteen years of fantasy baseball newsletters, and two years of email "columns", this is, I suppose, the inevitable result: the awful conceit that someone might actually care to read what I have to say. Posts may be added often, rarely, or never again. As always, my mood and motivation are unpredictable.

Buster Gammons

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A Remarkable Figure In History

"Barack Hussein Obama is one of the most remarkable figures in black and American history.  His unlikely rise is not only, as he would have it, the beautiful completion of a trajectory of American exceptionalism.  It is, too, the triumph of an improbable black life that grew from a community where black death has been the norm for some of its most gifted leaders.

"We are exceedingly happy that he made it through alive.  We are crestfallen that the man succeeding him, like so many of those who voted for him, hated each breath that he drew."

                                                               -- Michael Eric Dyson 

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