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Class and race again: brewskies and jungle monkeys

So today the President will sit down with Skip Gates and his arresting officer, Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge PD to have a beer. A lot of Internet bandwidth and airwave time have been spent dealing with trivialities, such as who is consuming which brand of beer (Obama a…

Post-Racial My Black Ass

When you go to an amusement park, you generally don’t expect to have a moment more meaningful than figuring out how many times a roller coaster runs in an hour. Yesterday, I was at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Having finished a thoroughly underwhelming meal, I was waiting outside of…

It Would Have Been A Crime Not To Arrest Him

I’ll be writing a larger post about the post-racial thing tomorrow, but in an effort to assail Barack Obama for not providing the post-racial presidency he never promised, Tom Maguire says the following about Skip Gates’ arrest: [AS CLOSE AS I WILL COME TO ORIGINAL: On the question of whether…

A pictures speaks a thousand words, none of them true

Hey, have you seen that picture of Barack Obama checking out the young woman’s ass? No. No, you haven’t. There is no such picture, because that’s not what was happening. Yesterday, bloggers on the right, from Ed Morrissey to Ann Althouse, gleefully posted pictures of Obama (and Sarkozy) purportedly staring…

So Hot…Want To Touch The Hayek

Andy McCarthy says that Barack Obama has yet to fuck over the Iranian people stand up for Iranian democracy because he is a man of the Hard Left, and men of the Hard Left, in their Infinitely Hard Wisdom, like oppression more than freedom, and all of the oppressions of…

Marriage strikers, smug marrieds, and a movie review

Comic by XKCD. Used under a Creative Commons license. Click to see full-size at xkcd’s site. (Via.) It was kind of an odd week for me to pick up, on Jessica Valenti’s recommendation, the polemic celebrating adultery and mocking marriage Against Love: A Polemic, by Laura Kipnis. The book is…

If the GOP wants to resurrect itself, it needs to cure its addiction to hate and bigotry

Joan Walsh at Salon has a piece up, “Can right-wing hate talk lead to murder?”, that features her appearance on Hardball where she discussed the climate of hate featured as entertainment by the likes of Limbaugh, O’Reilly and the rest of that motley crew who are now scurrying like rats…

The hate inside our borders – white supremacist opens fire at Holocaust Museum, kills guard

(UPDATE: It’s murder now, as one of the guards has died. The right wing domestic terrorism body count rises.) Yes, friends, the parade of domestic terrorists and eliminationists continues. (CNN): The suspect in Wednesday’s shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is James von Brunn, an 88-year-old white supremacist from…

Gay former Army Ranger in WSJ op-ed: it’s time to repeal DADT

I received an email from Brian Hughes, a former sergeant in the Army Rangers, who wrote an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal the other day, “Gays Have Served Honorably in the War on Terror,” calling for the repeal of DADT. He said that he was moved to write…

Every once in awhile I do need reminding that my party sucks, too

Senator Macropod prepares to bend Democrats to his will yet again As so often happens, Harry Reid is my reminder: President Barack Obama’s promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison suffered a blow Tuesday when his allies in the Senate said they would refuse to finance the move until the…

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