Sunday, November 30, 2014

If you're a White Guy with a Gun...

So far this year, we've seen cops shoot a black guy in a Wal-Mart because he was carrying a pellet gun that he had gotten from a Wal-Mart shelf and was planning to buy.
We've seen cops pull up to a gazebo and shoot a 12-year-old black kid dead for the crime of, again, carrying a pellet gun.

We've seen a cop in Ferguson, Missouri shoot an 18-year-old black kid dead for giving him a hard time.

But a drunken white guy parading around with an assault rifle? They get multiple cars to the scene and they negotiate with him. Seriously.

Tense encounter between open-carry advocate and Kalamazoo police detailed in recordings, reports |

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

McCullough Charges Cop!

So... when a black cop hits a white person with a baton, he goes to jail. When a white cop hits a black kid with many bullets and kills him... well, you know the story.

St. Louis County Police Officer Charged « CBS St. Louis:

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Americans Don't Know How Good They Have it With Obama, Part 0.5

Apparently, our friends Up North have been watching the theater that is politics in America with something that can only be described as consternation. This article is from 2010:

The real problem with Americans and their disrespect for Obama—according to a Canadian - Quartz:

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Racism is Dead in America, Part Two Zillion

Charles Topher, writing for If You Only News .com spots a slight difference in the reactions to the photos of two different college graduates breastfeeding their infants while still in their caps and gowns. For some unfathomable reason, the reaction to one photo was filled with praise, while the reaction to the other was damning. See if you can guess what the difference was between the two women who were the subjects of these photos before you click on the link below.

College Moms’ Graduation Photos: A Tale Of Two Breasts (IMAGES) | If You Only News:

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Americans don’t know how good they have it with Obama

Time for a little perspective from one of our Friends Up North: Americans don’t know how good they have it with Obama:

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Friday, November 07, 2014

Do it for the Children

Paul Krugman, weighing in on the midterm election of 2014, had, in part, this to say: "But the biggest secret of the Republican triumph surely lies in the discovery that obstructionism bordering on sabotage is a winning political strategy. From Day 1 of the Obama administration, Mr. McConnell and his colleagues have done everything they could to undermine effective policy, in particular blocking every effort to do the obvious thing — boost infrastructure spending — in a time of low interest rates and high unemployment.

This was, it turned out, bad for America but good for Republicans. Most voters don’t know much about policy details, nor do they understand the legislative process. So all they saw was that the man in the White House wasn’t delivering prosperity — and they punished his party."

You should go read the entire article for yourself: Triumph of the Wrong - And you should have a talk with your kids, who probably sat out this election, who probably aren't up on the issues anyway, and who will reap the whirlwind of woe as the Republicans throttle the recovery even further, boost the cost of education, fan the flames of war, further cement their control over women's bodies, and funnel even more money into the pockets of the mega-wealthy. Forget about your Crazy Uncle Bob, the one who emails you all those ALL CAPS missives about the horrors of Obama; he's too far gone. But the kids? Maybe you can save them before it's too late.

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