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Since I have to deal with it…

Our governor’s race here in Washington is pretty heated, and things just got hilarious: Gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna said Monday that a campaign staffer’s months-old tweets appearing to mock Asians and the elderly were “insensitive and wrong.” The tweets, sent … Continue reading

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Not racist, but related to race

Robert A. George, former Gingrich aide and now-pundit, weighed in on the controversy over the President’s Trayvon Martin speech. It’s all an interesting read, and it rightly points out that, but for 9 words, the entire thing is pitch perfect. … Continue reading

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It’s hiLINrious! Wait, no, lemme try again

People have apparently been watching basketball again, long enough to see superstar-in-training Jeremy Lin tearing it up. Most people have been excited at this firecracker, others think he’s just a flash in the wok. Oh, and as you may have … Continue reading

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By their fruits will you know them

Fred Clark at slacktivist posts on a topic that we’ve harped on a lot here, but it’s something that is true, that is important, and that is purposefully ignored by the modern GOP: In 1960, Jackie Robinson was a Republican. … Continue reading

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Letterman the Jew?

I couldn’t tell you the last time I watched Letterman (or Leno, or Conan for that matter).  If I’m watching tv around that time at night, I’d sooner put on the Daily Show or Colbert Report.  So while I didn’t … Continue reading

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Again? Seriously?!?!?

Don’t you just hate those words/phrases that, try as you might, you just can’t stop yourself from using?  You know, like “tar baby”?  What’s that you say?  You don’t commonly use the phrase?  Well, a bunch of Republicans do, and … Continue reading

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It Can Happen Here

So says a former expert on domestic terrorism at DHS: The man accused of the killing spree in Norway was deeply influenced by a small group of American bloggers and writers who have warned for years about the threat from … Continue reading

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The Race Riots in Peoria

While looking through The Tree Of Liberty forums earlier, I stumbled across a story about an alleged race riot in Peoria. Sounded alarming and … well, I won’t play around for narrative purposes, it sounded like complete bullshit: The screen … Continue reading

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I mean, “strapping” is kind of a compliment…

Jeffrey Goldberg has a great interview with the most mystifying candidate in the GOP race, Herm Cain.  Over at Balloon Juice, ABL pointed out the stupidity of Cain saying Obama was raised in Kenya, but I think there’s more meat … Continue reading

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Forget It, Jake. It’s Real America

What is there even to say about this: Whites believe that they have replaced blacks as the primary victims of racial discrimination in contemporary America, according to a new study from researchers at Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences … Continue reading

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Avowedly Non-Racist Southern Whites Through The Years On Black Voting Rights And Political Leadership

Newt Gingrich, last week: “maybe we should also have a voting standard that says to vote, as a native born American, you should have to learn American history. [applause]”. More Newt: “the Obama system is going to lead us down the path … Continue reading

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The Hate That Dare Not Speak Its Name

There’s an old Dave Chappelle skit where he plays a juror who insists that, in order to convict R. Kelly of the bad gross stuff he was accused of, Chappelle’s character would need to see: a tape of the incident, while … Continue reading

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Why is Mickey Kaus such a bad political analyst?

I realize I’m a bit late in commenting on this as others have already chimed in.  In a post titled “Why is Obama a bad politician?”, Mickey Kaus (formerly of Slate, now of the Right Wing Daily Caller) wrote the … Continue reading

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Damning, Depressing Report in Deadspin

… raises the troubling possibility that someone named “Jimmer” might be sexually active. While it’s impossible to know how many students disobey BYU’s honor code, which prohibits fornication and alcohol use, among other things, the honor code violations that come … Continue reading

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“I Feel Great and Scored Two But What Happened with the Banana Is Sad”

Controvery across the pond, as Scottish fans stand accused of racism for booing & throwing a banana at Brazilian star Neymar. Maybe I’m lacking information on the back story here, or just being obtuse, but it’s not obvious to me … Continue reading

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