Keillor: Dallas Methodists say ixnay to human rights
Garrison Keillor, the "Prairie Home Companion" big-head, was at the United Methodist church on campus here the other night for a speaking engagement. He writes about it today in the Chicago Tribune.
Seems he was chilled to the bone by the response he got to his comments about how the Bushies have eradicated rights to habeas corpus. In their zeal to imprison "enemy combatants," the administration has radically altered human and civil and legal rights that have been in place in civilized societies for centuries.
Dallas comes off looking...well, about like you'd expect in Keillor's view. This church is the one that proudly claims George and Laura as members (though no one I know has ever seen him, her or their invisible twin spawn step foot in the place). But dang, it is scary how quickly people dismiss their rights in the name of "national security."
By the way, Papa Cheney's in town today. Thus, no Southwest Airlines jets buzzing our rooftops every minute or so. Wonder why he's here? My guess: fundraising and electrode-charging. Most of his parts are still under warranty.
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