- Karen Tumulty on the lessons to be learned from Reagan’s 1986 immigration overhaul
- Obama encourages Boy Scouts of America to end ban on gays
- The Senate will most likely introduce a gun control bill with many of Obama’s proposals this week.
- In last night’s Super Bowl, the lights went out. Weekly Standard looks at stadium’s desire to be eco-friendly
- Questions arise if Sen. Robert Menendez can survive the scandal.
- Obama has broad power to conduct a pre-emptive cyber attack
- Hillary Clinton was denied becoming a truly great Secretary of State by both history and Obama, writes George Packer.
- Is the media too soft on President Obama?
- Super Bowl MVP and Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is going to Disney World
@apr2563 I'm reading "Blues People, Black Music in White America" from 1963 and I found a quote that's still true today. "One of the most persistent traits of the Western white man has always been his fanatical and almost instinctive assumption that his system and ideas about the world are the most desirable, and further, that people who do not aspire to them are savages or enemies".
@roknsteve I'll have to look for the book. A book that has had a huge impression on my is The Warmth of Other Suns. It records the experiences of 3 African Americans who experienced the Great Migration from the south to the north and the west. It confirms what your quote.
@apr2563 Musta taken that desensitivity course a couple times.
Now let's all be paulejb and apply this racism to every single member of the GOP base. Fair is fair.
@DonQuixotic It is a pattern that is supported by a party that remains silent or insinuates support for the craziest elements of the party. When you allow Limbaugh, Hannity and other extremists speak for you, you are culpable.
Before you ask, no I'm not making this up. This is really happening.
I've noticed I have a blue arrow in my profile now. Does anyone else see one in their own or is this just some new LiveFyre thing?
Sometimes my icon looks like Linda Blair from The Exorcist. It either spits pea soup at me or pees on my rug. Is this happening to anybody else?
@DonQuixotic I hadn't noticed this before, but you appear to have your location given in your profile. I just updated my profile with my location and have a blue pin as well. That and a buck will get us a cup of coffee, apparently...
"Can Robert Menendez survive?"
Perhaps Bobby can get Hillary to vouch for him?
@paulejb Hey Paulie, Michael Brown of FEMA infamy just reported on your race war at the Super Bowl. There really is a race war and it's sponsored by Tighty Whitey.
@paulejb He could always get advice from "diaper" Vitter.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
@paulejbI've said it before, I'll say it again.
Rightwingers suck at Photoshop.
I agree paulie! Fur IS murder!
@paulejb No wonder Bobby Jindal called you the Stupid Party if idiot cartoons is all you can offer.
@paulejb Looney Tunes fan that I am, even I don't get this.
"Chicago murder rate far worse than during Al Capone 'gangland' days"
Al Capone would be horrified. Chicago now has a St Valentine's Massacre every week.
@paulejb Paulie, although not true, does that make your racist republican heart flutter with joy?
Not true. But then you're not into that sorta accuracy.
In January 1929 there were 26 killings. Forty-two people were killed in Chicago last month, the most in January since 2002, and far worse than the city's most notorious crime era at the end of the Roaring Twenties.
Dumb. Per-capita the 1929 rate is much higher. And then there's this:
The 42 murders in January is nowhere near the most ever in a month, but even that figure is not from the rat-a-tat-tat years. It is from the early 90s, when police also said a mix of gangs and drugs fueled the tremendous number of killings.
In January 1992 there were 77 murders in Chicago. That is the January record. Most of the murders then and this year were with guns. That was also the case in 1929.
"Chicago marchers urge Obama to come home to address gun violence"
' "When the president shows up, it shows ultimate national seriousness," said Jackson, a Chicago resident. He also called for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help patrol the streets of Chicago.'
Big Sis to the rescue in Barry's hometown.
So you know it's a problem but you're upset that they want the Government to do something about it. Double standards much, Paul?
"Ahmadinejad wants to be Iran's first astronaut"
I thought that Iran already launched a monkey into space?
@paulejb Kind of stole that from the glorious statesman McCain didn't you?
Just when I think he can't get any loopier.