On How To Be Insensitive

Maybe insensitive doesn’t get to just how completely stupid this idea might be. You know, optics and all being that we are only about a 90 minute drive from Newtown. Evidently, dead kindergartener, first graders and educators isn’t enough for THIS ORGANIZATION to take pause and think this idea through:

The New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police is planning to give away 31 firearms, including several semi-automatic weapons, in a raffle in May to raise money for a youth training academy.

Words fail.

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Sanford Returns From AT

Disgraced former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford  will run for Congress:

Sanford has been expected to run for weeks, and a source close to him told The Hill earlier this week that he’d planned to announce his decision this week before saying he’d decided to hold off until early next week for an official announcement. The Weekly Standard report outlines a similar timeline.

 

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The Universe Is In Us

Sometimes we just need to remember where we came from.

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Day of the Jackal

John Cole gives that filthy whoremongering jackal Rush Limbaugh and his supporters a good solid punch in the teeth. Limbaugh and his supporters in the GOP continue their War on Women.

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“… one god further.”

“An atheist is just somebody who feels about Yahweh the way any decent Christian feels about Thor or Baal or the golden calf. We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.” (Richard Dawkins)

See his talk on militant atheism here.

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The Most Eloquent and Honest “Fuck You” in the History of Ever

(H/T Balloon Juice)

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Real Racists Do Real Things

Further evidence that Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the finest and most thought provoking writers on the internet.

When a professor of history calls Barack Obama a “Food Stamp President,” it isn’t a mistake to be remedied through clarification; it is a statement of aggresion. And when a crowd of his admirers cheer him on, they are neither deluded, nor in need of forgiveness, nor absolution, nor acting against their interest. Racism is their interest. They are not your misguided friends. They are your fully intelligent adversaries, sporting the broad range of virtue and vice we see in humankind.

This is in response to the phenomenon known as Newton Leroy Gingrich and his appeal to a large swath of the American electorate.  As TNC points out the video embedded at the link was created from a statement Gingrich made on the birthday of Martin Luther King.   Gincgrich is about to get his comeuppance with the release of interviews his second wife Marianne gave to ABC News and the Washington Post.

 

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