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On everything except Cynthia McKinney. That’s pretty rare.
Here are some of his quotes.
The following is from the site linked at the top.
[Purushottam Gandhi writing from Rajkot asked Gandhiji three questions : (1) What is the difference between the so-called atheism of the jains and the theism of the Gita? (2) If God is not doer, who dispenses grace? Is prayer anything more than the expression of a person’s wishes? (3) What do you mean when you say the Truth is God? To him Gandhiji replied as follows:]
I do not think there is any contradiction between the Jain and the Vedic doctrine. They are only different ways of looking at a same thing. The God of Hinduism is doer as well as non-doer. God pervades the universe and is therefore a doer, but He is a non-doer inasmuch as action does not affect Him, and He has not to enjoy the fruit of action. The universe is not the result of any karma (action) of God in the sense in which you use that word. Therefore there is no discrepancy in the Gita verses quoted by you. Remember that the Gita is a poem. God neither says nor does anything. He did not say anything to Arjuna. The conversation between the Lord and Arjuna is imaginary. I do not think there was any such conversation between the Krishna and the Arjuna of history. There is nothing improper or untruthful in the setting of the Gita. There was a custom of casting religious books into such a shape, and we cannot find a fault with any cultured individual even today who employs such a vehicle for his ideas. The Jains put it logically, unpoetically and dryly and said that there is no Creator of the universe. There is nothing wrong in saying so. However, mankind cannot live by logic alone, but needs poetry. Therefore even the Jain rationalists found it necessary to have temples images and similar aids for the spirit of man, which are ruled out by mere logic.
He was broke, and obviously floundering since he couldn’t manage more than third place in his home state. It’s a bummer, because he was the best of the three candidates – the only one speaking to issues of class (actually, the only serious candidate to do so since Jesse Jackson in 1988) and the only one with anything resembling specific proposals.
Obviously both of the remaining campaigns will be hassling him for an endorsement. According to this CNN article:
“The cynics will say that with Edwards out of the race, a lot of the white working-class people who voted for him will now vote for Hillary Clinton; they’ll see it in racial terms,” said Time magazine journalist Joe Klein. “On the other hand, you could just as easily say that with Edwards out of the race, those people who are more interested in change who were part of his constituency, will go vote for Obama.” He added, “I don’t think he endorses Hillary Clinton. The question is whether or not he endorses Barack Obama.”
The photo comes from his campaign site.
Lost Coast Musings, with the slogan “little things matter.” The blogger’s name is “Tara” (I’m wondering if I know her). Does it qualify as a Sohum blog? You decide.
There are only a few posts so far – some nice writing about daily life and photos, and an endorsement of Obama.
Welcome to the Humboldt blogosphere Tara.
Cristina Bauss was at the proceedings today and provided a story on tonight’s news. You can listen at the KMUD site. Apparently it was another day’s grilling of Tom Dimmick. I’ve already heard several different versions, and I’m not even going to attempt to reconcile them.
My understanding is that Tom’s attorney will be cross-examining him tomorrow. If they finish cross, redirect, and recross tomorrow, I believe Cristina said that Susan Matilla and Carol are due to follow. I guess Bragg is saving his friendly witnesses for last. Of course, Bragg can call the witnesses in any order he wishes.
There are some accounts provided by spectators who’ve posted in the Red Lion thread below.
Addendum: Bob has some photos from the proceedings.