Monthly Archives: March 2012

Keeping it real open thread

(If this video doesn’t work blame Dandy Tiger.) How are you keeping it real?

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A few thoughts on black on black violence

Rich Lowry: The Murders That Don’t Count Delric Miller IV died in a hail of bullets a month ago. When someone fired 37 AK-47 rounds into his Detroit home at 4:30 a.m., he was mortally wounded while dozing on the … Continue reading

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Obamacare sucks

The Atlantic: If Obamacare Is Overturned, Can Democrats Recover? There’s a reason liberals are freaking out about the Supreme Court this week. If part or all of the health care reform law is thrown out, a central goal of the … Continue reading

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Judicial review under attack

King Barack’s loyalists are threatening one of the last roadblocks to the absolute right of POTUS. Earlier in his reign they were advising that He should ignore Congress and act as He pleased. Now they are trying to undermine the … Continue reading

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Goodbye Earl

Banjo legend Earl Scruggs passed away Wednesday: It may be impossible to overstate the importance of bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs to American music. A pioneering banjo player who helped create modern country music, his sound is instantly recognizable and as … Continue reading

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Rectal Myopia

Greg Sargent: How did legal observers and Obamacare backers get it so wrong? Many people have blamed Obama Solicitor General Donald Verrilli’s poor defense of the law for the sudden jeopardy Obamacare finds itself in, and there’s no denying he … Continue reading

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Just the facts

Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has a post discussing the sourcing of some of the “facts” in the Trayvon Martin case. In that vein, here is the Orlando Sentinel: Trayvon rumors abound, but here are facts The Trayvon Martin case … Continue reading

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Occupy Co-opt Everything

Over at Corrente danps has been running a great series of posts on the Occupy movement, the Black Bloc and violence. The most recent post discusses how disorganization and the lack of transparency is damaging what’s left of the Occupy … Continue reading

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Draw your own conclusions

Here is some police surveillance video from Sanford Police Department. LA Times: Trayvon Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, not bloody in video Officers marched a handcuffed George Zimmerman into Sanford, Fla., police headquarters the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, … Continue reading

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What does “Hispanic” mean?

Violet Socks: Attention world: most Hispanic Americans are white In a country where people think a Mexican restaurant is the same thing as a Spanish restaurant, it’s not surprising that there is confusion about what being Hispanic means. The other … Continue reading

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Students honor Trayvon’s memory by looting Walgreens

Idiots: Police: Trayvon protesters ransack store North Miami Beach police said surveillance video shows dozens of high school students demonstrating in the Trayvon Martin case Friday ransacking a Walgreens store. The incident occurred during a walkout from North Miami Beach … Continue reading

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The truth hurts

Barack Obama got caught on tape making a Kinsley gaffe. President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space. President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I … Continue reading

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Buy this book!

Uppity has the details.

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A Racial Rorschach Test

I have no personal knowledge about the Trayvon Martin case. Everything I know is what I have read online. I am certain that much of what I have read about the case is wrong because it contradicts other stuff I … Continue reading

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A different look at the Trayvon Martin case

I used to make my living going over police reports and evidence. So that’s what I’m gonna do today. Here is the Initial Shooting Report provided by the Sanford Police Department. It is only a partial report made by the … Continue reading

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101 years ago today – the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Wikipedia: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city of New York and resulted in the fourth highest loss of life from an industrial … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Music Open Thread

Can you imagine a bunch of country music stars doing Lionel Ritchie covers? With Lionel? The album is titled Tuskegee This is an open thread.

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Sarah Speaks

Gov. Palin: Last Frontier Women Don’t Tolerate Misogynists Two fellow Alaskan women, Kirsten Powers and Penny Lee, penned a letter to the New York Times calling out misogynist attacks on women in public life. They included this interesting aside: “Coincidentally … Continue reading

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Obligatory Trayvon Martin Post

According to the rules and bylaws of the Big Brotherhood of Bloviating Bloggers I am required to write a post expressing my special insights on the Trayvon Martin Tragedy. Unfortunately I don’t have any special insights. On February 26, 2012, … Continue reading

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Hunger Games Viewer Review

It was a nice day today and I was feeling pretty good so I decided to break down and go to the movie theater for the first time in years to see Hunger Games. I never read the book(s) but … Continue reading

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