Open Thread 1/21

- This was published in the Seattle Argus in April 12, 1968. Martin Luther King had literally just been assassinated the week before. I have no idea about the weekly Argus’ news cycle, but it seems at least in bad taste to publish something like this a week after the civil right’s leaders death.

– I know at this point Sarah Palin is just hoping for links to her horrible screeds, but she really has to stop.

Ever since Roe, and only since Roe, women and men have been able to plan their lives with the assumption that they won’t become parents until or unless they want to.

– You know, if the legislature shuts down the local option for a $15 minimum wage, there probably could be a statewide initiative.

There’s never been an easy solution to any problems in the Middle East, and the days ahead will once again test the mettle of everyone involved. But in a strange twist of fate, business as usual on Capitol Hill just might be the very thing that paves the road to peace.

– I’m also a sucker for good Samaritan stories.


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    Deathfrogg spews:

    But but but… Sarah Palin was right!

    The schizophrenic looney asshole party is still trying to out crazy each other in their search for a version of reality where people believe what they say. The desperate grasping of a drowning paradigm.

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    No Time for Fascists spews:

    Fascinating discussion with my coworker. They were complaining bitterly about taxes, and their plans to move to some place without them.

    Then we had a long discussion of south American and central American tourism disasters where they felt threatened and unsafe and appalled by the grinding poverty and lawlessness.

    I’m reminded by the truism, “Taxes are the price one pays for civilization.”

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Tuesday News Roundup

    A student was shot dead in a Purdue University classroom this morning. He apparently was targeted by the shooter, who then left the campus. Police are searching for him. A love triangle, is my guess. To paraphrase the NRA, dead people are polite people.

    Former Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were indicted on corruption charges by a grand jury. They claim the gifts and loans they accepted from a dietary supplements manufacturer were legal. The jurors seem to think otherwise.

    Just ignore the Wasili book burner. Really. Just ignore her.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 Taxes also pay the salaries and per diem of legislators who crusade against taxes.

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    Puddybud spews:

    Hey Joel Connelly, Are you a literary moron…? Puddy hopes you are reading… Because you are moronic as always, being a DUMMOCRETIN who writes for a fish rag…

    Headline… Barack The Magic Negro

    Obama the ‘Magic Negro’
    The Illinois senator lends himself to white America’s idealized, less-than-real black man.

    So let’s set the table again since Puddy has to remind 24 hour demented DUMMOCRETIN mindless malady mooonbattic morons…

    But it’s clear that Obama also is running for an equally important unelected office, in the province of the popular imagination — the “Magic Negro.”

    The Magic Negro is a figure of postmodern folk culture, coined by snarky 20th century sociologists, to explain a cultural figure who emerged in the wake of Brown vs. Board of Education. “He has no past, he simply appears one day to help the white protagonist,” reads the description on Wikipedia

    Who wrote this article?



    Ehrenstein was born in New York City. His father was a secular Jew with Polish ancestors, and his mother was of African-American and Irish descent.

    So a black man calling a black man a Magic Negro. Who knew?

    Then Rush makes a parody song over it and DUMMOCRETINS get their pink panties all a-twisted? Where did Rush get the idea from? A black libtard DUMMOCRETIN fish rag reporter!

    Nuff Said Suckas!