Submitted by Mandos on Fri, 10/03/2008 - 10:37am
Lambert de-front-paged my post about the Confluence's response to the whole quoting-Liebowitz-on-the-mortgage-meltdown brouhaha, and I understand why he did it even if I don't at all agree, and it is his site. So I hope he'll leave me the liberty of linking to a version of the post that I've put on my own personal blog, where I used to do this sort of thing on a more regular basis. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Mandos on Fri, 10/03/2008 - 2:48am
Submitted by Mandos on Sat, 09/27/2008 - 6:09pm
Submitted by chicago dyke on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 9:04pm
[update: fixed the link, sorry about that] Fear and Loathing (or not) in Denver:
Another pause. Then: "If Obama wins, I just hope that black people don't start thinking they're superior."
You all can hate on me for this, but I really wish we could discuss this more here. If this doesn't hook you, try this, from the same post:
Read below the fold...
Submitted by Mandos on Tue, 08/26/2008 - 1:52am
Very recently, this thread on Clinton Derangement Syndrome erupted into flame over Bill Clinton's famous Sister Souljah Moment when I mentioned it as a possible cause of dissatisfaction with him felt by some people (me included) during his presidency. You know, things were different then, and we never imagined things could get this bad. Ah, the memories. Read below the fold...
Submitted by FrenchDoc on Tue, 07/29/2008 - 2:43am
Another post as part of my social justice series.
Bruce Western - of Punishment and Inequality in America fame - hopes so (via Chris Uggen ) in this article in the Boston Review.
Read below the fold...
"The British sociologist T.H. Marshall described citizenship as the “basic human equality associated with full membership in a community.” By this measure, thirty years of prison growth concentrated among the poorest in society has diminished American citizenship. But as the prison boom attains new heights, the conversation about criminal punishment may finally be shifting.
For the first time in decades, political leaders seem willing to consider the toll of rising incarceration rates. In October last year, Senator Jim Webb convened hearings of the Joint Economic Committee on the social costs of mass incarceration. In opening the hearings, Senator Webb made a remarkable observation, “With the world’s largest prison population,” he said, “our prisons test the limits of our democracy and push the boundaries of our moral identity.”
Submitted by scarshapedstar on Sun, 07/20/2008 - 2:24pm
Via Booman, read the whole thing.
Back in the great state of Louisiana, Baron "Scooter" Pikes was spotted by the police while walking peacefully down the street. Given his outstanding warrant for possession, one Officer Nugent gave chase, and Pikes was cornered. Due to his failure to submit, Nugent tased him. Nine times. In 14 minutes. While Pikes surrendered and begged him to stop. Read below the fold...
Submitted by leah on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 4:46am
Let me get straight to the point.
There is nothing about Ralph Nader's remarks as reported Wednesday of last week to gladden the heart of any liberal or progressive, not because his attack was on Obama, because the attack was so filled with embarrassments.
Ralph Nader was one of the great and important personages of the 20th century. In the 21st century, not so much. In fact, the more often he opens his mouth, the worse what comes out of it seems to get. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 7:03pm
Submitted by cg.eye on Mon, 05/26/2008 - 4:12am
I was prepared to go to bed when I read this:
Black campers recruit against history, stereotype
GADSDEN, Ala.—The throngs filling campgrounds across America this weekend will include hardy outdoors types and those who prefer creature comforts, but they'll have at least one important thing in common: Nearly all of them are white.
A small but committed group of campers is trying to change that by growing a generation of black campers, one person at a time.
The National African-American RVers Association is composed almost exclusively of black people who camp, although it includes a few whites and Hispanics. The group doesn't have much money to buy ads or solicit new members. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 3:35pm
I just got off the phone with an Israeli friend, and we had some fun joking with each other about the timing of the call. I was reading this post from a very strong Obama supporter, and I complimented the author on his honesty and willingness to say what needs to be said. Read below the fold...
Submitted by BoGardiner on Mon, 05/19/2008 - 2:05pm
Submitted by white_n_az on Sat, 05/03/2008 - 1:43pm
Submitted by joc on Thu, 05/01/2008 - 12:55pm
In the ongoing saga of WKJM, today's edition tries to answer the question, why did Hillary win Ohio and does it have anything to do with why she'll win Indiana and Kentucky? Not one to bury the lede, let me say that WKJM's answer is that there are a whole bunch of racists in those states. Read below the fold...
Submitted by amberglow on Wed, 04/30/2008 - 7:44pm