Morning Must Reads: February 27

In the news: Wal-Mart in trouble, Robin Kelly wins Dem. primary, Gov. Christie approves Medicaid under Obamacare, and Fed Chairman Bernake gives Congress a lesson in austerity economics.

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • Robin Kelly wins Democratic primary with Mayor Bloomberg’s help, odd-on favorite for former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s spot .
  • Chief Justice Roberts’ history with the Voting Rights Act.
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have released “several hundred” immigrants from deportation centers across the country, saying the move is an effort to cut costs ahead of the sequester.
  • Wal-Mart is in trouble- expiration of the pay-roll tax cut, increase in gas and food prices to blame.
  • Sequester hits big cities and military communities, averts rural areas and suburbs.
  • NJ Governor Chris Christie has decided to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. National Review puts up poll: “Is Chris Christie a conservative?”
  • Sen. Marco Rubio goes shopping on Wall Street.
  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernake gave a lesson in austerity economics to Congress.
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) talked to Salon abut her 2012 presidential run: “I didn’t get anything wrong that I said during the course of the debates.”
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MementoMori
MementoMori

Flashback, but topical.

Racism for Dollars: John Derbyshire Turns White Supremacist Pitchman

John Derbyshire's first column VDARE after being fired from the National Review-- besides one dedicated to thanking generous readers -- includes a  defense of white supremacism. It doesn't seem like a coincidence that one of Derbyshire's most explicitly racist essays is packaged with a very explicit request for donations. It seems Derbyshire has discovered one of the benefits of turning off lots of mainstream readers by writing a racist essay about advising his kids to avoid black people is that it earns the loyalty of a smaller number of racist readers who will pay money for more racist stuff. Derbsyhire, the conservative writer fired from the National Review for, has a new column for VDARE.com

Not only is VDARE a racist enclave, it's also bunch of con men. No wonder paulie's linking to them. It's for-profit evil.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/05/racism-dollars-john-derbyshire-turns-white-supremacist-pitchman/52296/

sacredh
sacredh

The NRA really scares me. If you own a gun, the odds of you actually protecting yourself are kinda slim. On the other hand, the odds of you getting liquored up and killing your mom over a meatloaf dispute are pretty high. - Bobcat Goldthwait

sacredh
sacredh

Republicans confuse IUDs with IEDs. This could blow up in their faces.

NP042
NP042

Paulie the coward accuses others of playing the race card, unable to use any direct quotes supporting his position.


In other news, the sun set today. 

sacredh
sacredh

My best friend's aunt's uncle makes $7568 dollars a month just for writing just a few hours worth of racist proganda on his laptop. he got fired from his last job 6 months ago because he got caught licking toilet seats. Check out this website: Idiotswelcome.net

MementoMori
MementoMori

@paulejb You don't like women now?

Are you going for some sort of record? 

Meanwhile, still waiting for you to explain why you're linking to VDARE and other white nationalists.....

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Poor Paule how does it feel to constantly link articles without actually reading them or understanding the words? 300 years ago you would have been a lovely parrot for some pirate.

paulejb
paulejb

@NP042 

Falsely accusing others of racism is playing the race card, NP. It is a tried and true tactic if the hive mind.

NP042
NP042

Forgot to say that  bolded for emphasis

sacredh
sacredh

They shouldn't worry. According to them, Obama can't do anything right.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Ah yes I forgot about legalinsurrection. Rebelling against reality and common sense ever since the black guy got elected.

sacredh
sacredh

So much for the line "You never take me anywhere!".

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@paulejb Barack Hussein Obama is so full of BS.

Oh, you meant Brilliant Staffers!  Why didn't you say so?!

sacredh
sacredh

Full circle or are they exactly in the same place they started at because they never moved?

deconstructiva
deconstructiva

@MementoMori @sacredh  Think paulie will go to CPAC to report on this? Naturally he'll come here to annoy us instead of redstate or other rightie site where he'll just be a face in the crowd.

sacredh
sacredh

retiredvet, I don't own a gun but I'm not anti-gun by any stretch of the imagination. I'm very much in favor of a ban on all assault weapons and large clips though. I don't know why some people think that they have a right to own any weapon they want. I get 90 Somas (muscle relaxers) a month. I'd like 120. I'm not getting them so I just accept it. I'm sure my doctor had a good reason for saying no, so I never brought it up again. Just because a person wants something doesn't mean that it's a good idea that they get to have it.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@MementoMori @paulejb 

Now?

When did he ever give you the idea that he likes anything outside a small clique of white filthy rich GOPers?

NP042
NP042

So where are your quotations to back up this assertion?  You continually fail at this very simple task.  It's almost as if you know that you're just full of BS and too cowardly to admit it.


I'll say it again: directly quote someone in support of these allegations.  You have not, nor will you I imagine.

MementoMori
MementoMori

@paulejb @NP042 I think I've fairly accurately proved you're linking to racists sites. With quotes and everything.

Unless you think what I've quoted here from VDARE isn't racist. Is that your defense, paulie, that you don't think VDARE is a white nationalist site? Or is it that you're simply that you don't see anything wrong with being a white nationalist? For some strange reason, for all that you're willing to rant and rave at us all nigh endlessly, you can't seem to clarify why you're posting links from VDARE.

Why is that paulie?

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb @NP042

falsely yes - but not if its true.

Falsely accusing others of racism is playing the race card

I suggest you stop doing it and while you're at it, stop acting like a racist twit.

bobell
bobell

@sacredh Just imagine how much damage Obama could do if he weren't incompetent.

sacredh
sacredh

I have woods on two sides of my house. I think I'll tell my MIL that I put $1000 in a jar in the woods and then send her out to look for it in her deerskin coat and antler hat.

retiredvet
retiredvet

@sacredh No gun here either but I did grow up on a farm in NH and my brothers and I had small arms for varmint control and fun/practice with tin cans and bottles. I agree the "heavy artillery" should be banned but not shotguns, etc. for hunting and self defense. I think the Constitution is  clear that fire arms should be regulated. What's going on now with the NRA is pure lunacy.

sacredh
sacredh

Nap time for me before work.