Praying for Jim Reed
It is unpleasantly surprising when a music column turns into pagan chest beating (“In J.B.’s death, a reason for the season,” by Jim Reed). I was looking forward to reading about Mr. Brown’s funeral. Instead I am treated to a mishmash of personal belief and an affront on the son of God.
As a Christian, I take offense to portraying the redeemer of mankind (which includes Mr. Reed too) as a “Norwegian hippie”. Has he not read or has he forgotten the New Testament account of Jesus overturning the money changer tables in the court of the gentiles, not once but twice.
My hope and prayer for Mr. Reed is that in the future he keep his comments to what he is paid to write (musical reviews) and that he seriously seeks God... Psalm 145:18.
As the song says “You’re gonna need somebody on your bond.”
Too tough to sign his name
I found Jim Reed’s comments about Jesus Christ in his recent article about the life and times of James Brown to be as distasteful as they are uninformed.
If Reed feels the need to insult those of us that cherish our faith,then rather than hide behind your paper, get him a T-shirt that expresses these views and let him wear it out in public and at the end of the day, let’s see who has the last laugh.
Reed & Brown both rock
Hear, hear, to Jim Reed’s article on the late and most certainly great James Brown. I found Jim’s words to be a sweet and lovely tribute to the passing of an indeed fallible icon.
James Brown gave the world his heart, his soul, and his everything else, take it or leave it.
Of course his influence on the world of music is immeasurable, and his impact on people the world over as an against-the-odds, rags to riches story, is perhaps more immeasurable. But only Georgians get to call him our son.
So long live the father of soul, the son of Georgia, and the holiest of rockin’ spirits.
Lorie J. Corbus
Margaret Gallagher responds to Fishman
Regarding the mention of me in your column “A surge into escalating stupidity”:
I know this has been repeated so often that you think it is true, I’d just like to tell you personally that it’s not.
I was not paid by the Bush administration to mimic their views. I was (at the time) a freelancer who was hired by an HHS bureaucratic to draft some brochures on why marriage is good for babies.
It turns out people can say anything they like about me because I’m a public figure and there’s nothing I can do about it.
Jeff Gannon responds
Dear Ms. Fishman:
How kind of you to mention me in your writing.
I was at the National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday to hear Sen. Ted Kennedy’s plan for surrender to Islamofascists.
Have you been measured for your Burqa yet?
Kingston richly deserves his ‘Gooberhead’ award
I think it telling that Georgia’s 1st District Representative in Congress, Jack Kingston, has just been awarded “The Gooberhead of the Day award” by “The Hightower Lowdown” (hightowerlowdown.org).
It seems Mr. Kingston complained about the Democrats, now in control of the House, requiring a five-day work week. Until now, under Republican leadership, our representatives have enjoyed a three-day work week.
Mr. Kingston has registered his complaint couched in the right-winger’s imaginary family values by stating, “The Democrats could [couldn’t] care less about families.”
“Get a grip Jack. If you’re so concerned about policies that disrupt family life, maybe you should try complaining to one of the soldiers that you voted to send to Iraq.
“Many of them are now on their third or even fourth tour in a disastrous, misbegotten war you continue to support. They’re separated from their families for months, facing death seven days a week.
“Yeah, you Goober, go tell them about the ‘burden’ of your five-day week.”
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"And you deserve better."
Thanks, Jim, for my new campaign slogan.