"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


this & that

  • South Africa dropped criminal corruption charges against ANC leader Jacob Zuma on Monday. Which will make it considerably easier for him to become president after the April 22 elections. And I quote, "After the announcement, there were celebrations across the country with thousands dancing in jubilation and singing Mr. Zuma’s trademark anthem, 'Bring Me My Machine Gun.'”
  • Who else wants to hear the apartheid-era struggle song "Umshimi Wami" ("Bring Me My Machine Gun") that's been appropriated as a campaign song by Mr. Zuma? You've come to the right place:

    • Rick Warren blatantly lied on Larry King Live last night. One would think that the guy who's perfected the use of technology to get his message across would remember that once you say something on television, it's out there forever.

    Blogger Amy said...

    About Rick Warren...you know, I'm bummed that he's gotten so political. While I'm not opposed to gay marriage, it would be nicer if he could just decide what he believed and stick to it because he believes it, not because public perception matters to him so terribly much. Or maybe he just totally defines activism and opposition to gay marriage differently than me.

    But in regards to that post and comments, I found it rather puzzling that they think he's a fundamentalist. Traditional in many ways, but not really what I think of when I think of fundamentalism. So maybe definition and perceptions do come into play here.

    Tuesday, April 07, 2009 8:09:00 PM

    Blogger texasinafrica said...

    Yeah, you're right. The poster on that one clearly doesn't understand the difference between "fundamentalist" and "evangelical." That said, Warren's own comments speak for themselves. Which, as you point out, means he probably should've either picked a side or stayed out of the debate altogether.

    Tuesday, April 07, 2009 8:36:00 PM


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