Watching the lefty news tonight on PBS, one would assume that the biggest, most important "issue" in America right now is the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington in which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I have a dream" speech. In case you might have thought otherwise, that event - along with the killing of Trayvon Martin and the recent Supreme Court decision releasing nine historically discriminative states from special federal oversight of their voting laws - combine to form the Major Concern of The Day.
Tomorrow Barack Obama, the Nobel Peace Laureate (and twice-elected Historic First African American President of the United States) will give a Great Speech (can there be any doubt?) right where the iconic MLK speech was given. The president will commemorate that day and reflect on the state of race relations over the past half-century. In this way, we the serfs of the Country Class might learn in what direction The Won intends to redistribute the arc of history... for the winners, and for the rest of us.
Obama will give the PBS Newshour an exclusive interview at the White House afterwards.
A German news magazine has reported that the Israel Defense Forces intercepted high-level communications in the Syrian government "and has the records of [their] orders" to use chemical weapons. (Hot Air)
Obama's War on American Prosperity continues, as the non-scandal of NSA surveillance takes a toll on the international market of US-based "cloud providers," and adversely affects the American tech industry in general. (Breitbart)
And from the Department of Y/our Tax Dollars At Work: The U.S. military is giving special paid leave to couples who want to get married, but only if the "bride" and "groom" are of the same sex. Or should I say, gender? I read the memo, but I forget. (WND)
If you’re hoping to avoid higher insurance prices under Obamacare by eating healthier, I have some bad news for you: your food prices might be going up, too. Reason.com reports that there hasn’t been much discussion of the impact Obamacare is going to have on marginally-profitable agricultural businesses, but it won’t be pretty. They talked to California labor contractors, who provide field workers to the state’s many big farms. They operate on about a 2 percent profit margin. And that’s not enough to cover buying health insurance for hundreds of thousands of farm workers. The farm workers themselves are also scared. They’ll be expected to buy insurance. They say they currently make just enough for food and rent, with nothing left over. Some have cheap, bare-bones policies, but Obamacare will ban those. So the only way to pay for all that mandated health insurance is to convince farmers to pay workers a lot more money. In case you hadn’t heard, most farmers aren’t independently wealthy. One way or another, the cost is going to get passed along to us, and we’ll likely see it in the grocery aisles.
There's no homework tonight, so you have extra time to pray for Israel and America and all that is good in the world, that there should be a light unto the nations to show us the way. Ameyn.