Moving day

So I stole this picture from someone else who moved their blog. Well I have joined the pack.  So Please update your rss feeds. To drewfrancis.com.  Stilling cleaning up a bit moving furniture you know the stuff you have to do when you move.

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An apology

I feel that I must apologize. I apologize to the readers of this blog that I have given you no food for thought. I apologize that I have filled it with silly videos with no commentary and pictures that make no sense. I apologize that this has not been a very good experience for you and anyone that you had referred here. I apologize for not writing comments on your blogs or even referencing the great profound things you have said to me. Sorry for being lame. I think Im realizing that I dont have pages and pages on the matter of faith. So many of my cohorts have much better things to say on that. I dont have family stories…I dont really work out my issues in writing so what to do. Maybe silly clips are the extent of my thoughts. May sound like Ive lost my passion. Need to find that. Find that and i’ll write again. The thought of a new relationship sometimes does that. Hmmm. Well like I said sorry. Going to think about maybe making this the last entry. We’ll see.

Everything must go

Ok im going to attempt to sell every DVD movie that I own.  They are all going for $4.  So without further ado.

8 mile

OO7 Tommorrow never dies

Along Camp Polly Almost famous

Bagger Vance

Almost famous

Backdraft

Amistad

Apollo 13

Any Given Sunday

Austin Powers Spy who Shagged me

Basic

Kindom of Heaven

Heat

A Beatuful Mind

Breakfast Club

Glen Gary Glen Ross

Fight Club

Glory Road

A few Good Men

Friday Night Lights

Blood Work

Cinderella Man

Hotel Rwanda

Good Will Hunting

Goood night Good luck

Blade3 Trinity

The butterfly effect

Basketball diaries

Mystic river

he Cooler

Deuce Bigalow

The day after tomorrow

Da Ali G show

Drum Line

Dawn of the dead (new one)

Empire

Eternal Sunshine

Enemy of the state

The Emperors club

Fun with Dick and jane

Finding Neverland

Friday the 13

Friday

The family man

Finding Forester

Hitch

Black Hawk Down

Crouching tiger hidden dragon

Lord of the rings  Fellowship of the rings

The green mile

guess who

Collateral

Beyond borders

Big Fish

Bourne Identity

My best friends wedding

Last of the Mohicans

Man On fire

head of state

Crash

Half Baked

IRobot

In good company

The insider

In america

Jar Head

Inside man 

Gangs of new york

Be Cool

Knock around boys

Kings of Comedy

Last Castle

The life of David Gale

Lady water

La Story

Last Samurai

Last man standing

Life “eddie murphy”

Lord of the rings II

Lock stock and 2 smoking barrels 

Memento

The manchurian Candidate “old school”

Minority Report

Glory

The constant Gardner

Constantine

Babel

Mean Girls 

national treasure

Million dollar baby

Matrix

Miami Vice

Mr and Mrs Smith

The motorcycle Diaries

MIB I

Notebook

Oceans eleven

Ocean’s twelve

The outsiders

Office Space

The pursuit of Happyness

The Pirates of the Caribbean II

Pulp Fiction

Patriot

Pirates of the Caribbean I

Pay it forward

Patriot Games

Primary colors

Road to perdition

Ray

Romero and Juliet

Resident Evil 1

Resident evil 2

Shawshank redemption

The sum of all Fears

SWAT

Saving Private Ryan

Say anything

Saved

The sixth sense

Spanglish  

Shrek

Snatch

Save the last dance

Slums of Beverly hills

Train spotting 

Traffic

Training Day

Texas chainsaw massacre (new one)

Tombstone

Thank you for not smoking 

Underworld

usual suspects

Verticle Limit

Varsity Blues

We were solders

Wall street

The whole nine yards

XXX

Children of men

Bourne Supremacy 

Remember the titans

Garden State

Love Actually 

Bad Santa

 

 

Short memories

So I went to the Civil rights museum. I dont have much to say other than it wasnt so long ago. I wonder how many people really know what I think.  At the end of these videos ive attached King’s response to Bham clergy that asked him to calm down.  Thank you for heros. 

 

 

I also have attached some of his response to clergy in Birmingham that wrote him while he was in jail.

Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality. It gives the segregator a false sense of superiority and the segregated a false sense of inferiority. Segregation, to use the terminology of the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber, substitutes an “I it” relationship for an “I thou” relationship and ends up relegating persons to the status of things. Hence segregation is not only politically, economically and sociologically unsound, it is morally wrong and sinful. Paul Tillich has said that sin is separation. Is not segregation an existential expression of man’s tragic separation, his awful estrangement, his terrible sinfulness? Thus it is that I can urge men to obey the 1954 decision of the Supreme Court, for it is morally right; and I can urge them to disobey segregation ordinances, for they are morally wrong.

I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action”; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a “more convenient season.” Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.

I have heard numerous southern religious leaders admonish their worshipers to comply with a desegregation decision because it is the law, but I have longed to hear white ministers declare: “Follow this decree because integration is morally right and because the Negro is your brother.” In the midst of blatant injustices inflicted upon the Negro, I have watched white churchmen stand on the sideline and mouth pious irrelevancies and sanctimonious trivialities. In the midst of a mighty struggle to rid our nation of racial and economic injustice, I have heard many ministers say: “Those are social issues, with which the gospel has no real concern.” And I have watched many churches commit themselves to a completely other worldly religion which makes a strange, un-Biblical distinction between body and soul, between the sacred and the secular.

 

There was a time when the church was very powerful–in the time when the early Christians rejoiced at being deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. Whenever the early Christians entered a town, the people in power became disturbed and immediately sought to convict the Christians for being “disturbers of the peace” and “outside agitators.”‘ But the Christians pressed on, in the conviction that they were “a colony of heaven,” called to obey God rather than man. Small in number, they were big in commitment. They were too God-intoxicated to be “astronomically intimidated.” By their effort and example they brought an end to such ancient evils as infanticide and gladiatorial contests. Things are different now. So often the contemporary church is a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. So often it is an archdefender of the status quo. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the church’s silent–and often even vocal–sanction of things as they are.

 

I hope this letter finds you strong in the faith. I also hope that circumstances will soon make it possible for me to meet each of you, not as an integrationist or a civil-rights leader but as a fellow clergyman and a Christian brother. Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.

Yours for the cause of Peace and Brotherhood, Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Read this awhile ago and forgot

The Spin
Friday, September 12 2008 @ 07:39 EDT
Contributed by: Invictus

(H/T Judy. Thanks.)

Black teen pregnancies? A ‘crisis’ in black America.
White teen pregnancies? A ‘blessed event.’

If you grow up in Hawaii you’re ‘exotic.’
Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, you’re the quintessential ‘American story.’

Similarly, if you name your kid Barack you’re ‘unpatriotic.’
Name your kids Trig and Track, you’re ‘colorful.’

If you’re a Democrat and you make a VP pick without fully vetting the individual you’re ‘reckless.’
A Republican who doesn’t fully vet is a ‘maverick.’

If you spend 3 years as a community organizer growing your organization from a staff of 1 to 13 and your budget from $70,000 to $400,000, then become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review,create a voter regstration drive that registers 150,000 new African Amerian voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor,then spend nearly 8 more years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, becoming chairman of the state Senate’s Health and Human Services committee, then spend nearly 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of nearly 13 million people, sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran’s Affairs committees, you are woefully inexperienced.
If you spend 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, then spend 20 months as the governor of a state with 650,000 people, you’ve got the most executive experience of anyone on either ticket, are the Commander in Chief of the Alaska military and are well qualified to lead the nation should you be called upon to do so because your state is the closest state to Russia.

If you are a Demoratic male candidate who is popular with millions of people you are an ‘arrogant celebrity’.
If you are a popular Republican female candidate you are ‘energizing the base’.

If you are a younger male candidate who thinks for himself and makes his own decisions you are ‘presumptuous’.
If you are an older male candidate who makes last minute decisions you refuse to explain, you are a ‘shoot from the hip’ maverick.

If you are a candidate with a Harvard law degree you are ‘an elitist ‘out of touch’ with the real America.
If you are a legacy (dad and granddad were admirals) graduate of Annapolis, with multiple disciplinary infractions you are a hero.

If you manage a multi-million dollar nationwide campaign, you are an ’empty suit’.
If you are a part time mayor of a town of 7000 people, you are an ‘experienced executive’.

If you go to a south side Chicago church, your beliefs are ‘extremist’.
If you believe in creationism and don’t believe gobal warming is man made, you are ‘strongly principled’.

If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you’re a Christian.
If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years with whom you are raising two beautiful daughters you’re ‘risky’.

If you’re a black single mother of 4 who waits for 22 hours after her water breaks to seek medical attention, you’re an irresponsible parent, endangering the life of your unborn child.
But if you’re a white married mother who waits 22 hours, you’re spunky.

If you’re a 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton, the right-wing press calls you ‘First dog.’
If you’re a 17-year old pregnant unwed daughter of a Republican, the right-wing press calls you ‘beautiful’ and ‘courageous.’

If you kill an endangered species, you’re an excellent hunter.
If you have an abortion you’re not a christian, you’re a murderer ( forget about if it happened while being date raped)

If you teach abstinence only in sex education, you get teen parents.
If you teach responsible age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.