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Turning away when sacrilege purports to be art
Chicago Tribune ^ | 27 sept 2012 | John Kass

Posted on 09/27/2012 5:14:39 AM PDT by rellimpank

Politics is by nature a brutalizing business. It is a business of ambition and lies. Stay around it too long, and your heart becomes coarsened. It thickens and gets numb.

It happens to cops, from years of listening to predators rationalizing why they did what they did. And it happens to reporters too.

When I was deep in it at Chicago's City Hall, when I could feel the heart inside me sneering, I'd sneak away to visit the Art Institute of Chicago. It was quiet and there were no speeches, no political predators barking about their reasons, when the true reason was always their own ambition.

Have you seen it? I could sit there for hours, recovering from all those ambitious liars.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kass; religion
--a great one by John Kass---
1 posted on 09/27/2012 5:14:44 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

To avoid having to sign up with the Tribune.
Just cut and paste a key phrase from the article into Google. Then look for the header.

Also works on WSJ and others.

Search phrase... (On Romney’s alleged deficit in the current polls)

Header... › News › columnists

2 posted on 09/27/2012 6:19:20 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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3 posted on 09/27/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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Wow! It does work. Not only that, I use as a search. Right below the Chicago Trib entry was a link back to this very post on Free Republic.

4 posted on 09/27/2012 10:47:48 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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