Archive for August 27, 2010
Tired — ready to crash, but — read this, if you have time: America is Better Than This.
Democrats — including the Huffington Post, apparently — are so intimidated by the right — they’re running from amazing things like this:
“Farewell, Dear Leader?”
How about: “Jimmy Carter Ends Potential Conflict With North Korea.”
I lived in Bloomington, Indiana in the mid-60’s, during the height of the civil rights movement. My father was the minister of the Unitarian church. He took part in local demonstrations and he spoke about civil rights in his sermons.
The environment then was as hot as it is now but 24/7 cable “news” didn’t exist, and it wouldn’t for 30 years.
Being a Unitarian was bad enough, much less being in favor of civil rights for “negroes.” Churches and local groups were pitted against each other. Hate was everywhere.
I was in elementary school — 8, 9-years-old — and what I remember most is the fear.
Our little house had a big “picture window” (as they were called then) in the living room. I remember sitting on the couch across from it and my mother closing the curtains and telling me to stay away. She was afraid a brick or a rock or — a bullet — would fly through it.
I remember being afraid of that window for months.
Glenn: F**k your egomaniacal self. You have no idea.
I saw an ad a few minutes ago on MSNBC for a new National Geographic special. That tickled a brain cell about Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. owning that outlet.
Sure enough, when you tune into National Geographic television shows you’re lining Rupert Murdoch’s pocket and thus News Corp.’s and Fox’s and Glenn Beck’s and Sean Hannity’s and Bill O’Reilly’s and (heh, “fair and balanced”), Republicans.
The organizers of Glenn Beck’s “Restore Honor” rally set for tomorrow at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., have asked attendees to leave their (hateful) signs at home, so as not to “deter from the peaceful message of Beck’s rally.”
Well, the NAACP had something to say about that:
“With more than 101 years of fighting for equality and freedom for all Americans, we respect their right to express their opinions, however out of the mainstream they may be,” said Jealous. “But we are here to honor Dr. King’s historic gift of non-violence and equality to our nation, and we would note that Dr King never had to ask his followers to leave hateful signs and guns at home.”
From the ever-clever OTOOLEFAN:
And from always-on-point Glenn Greenwald:
You probably heard that Sharron Angle, the Tea Party candidate for the senate in Nevada (she’s running against Harry Reid), agreed with a radio talk show host that there are “domestic enemies” in congress, right? I didn’t think so because the national media is ignoring it.
Now imagine for three seconds if the tables were turned and Harry Reid agreed (as Angle did) with this statement: “…we have domestic enemies and … some of them are in the walls of the Senate and Congress…” Fox would be turning blue with 24/7 rage and after about two days it that topic replace the mosque on CNN and MSNBC too.
So, really people, it’s high time we stopped pretending the media is sooooo “liberal.”