July 2013

Geraldo Rivera blames (again) a hoodie for Trayvon Martin’s killing.

July 16, 2013

Trayvon Martin was killed because he was wearing “thug wear” – at least according to Geraldo Rivera, who floated the idea over a year ago and continues to double down on it. No – Trayvon Martin was killed because he was racially profiled by a doughy wanna-be tough guy, who had a gun. There is “thug wear” like the […]

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The conservative punditocracy justify Trayvon Martin’s death by blaming the victim.

July 15, 2013

The law has found George Zimmerman not guilty. And – as President Obama said – we should honor the jury’s verdict. But has justice been satisfied? To many people the answer is no. To them it is unjust that an unarmed teenager, who was returning home with skittles and a drink, was killed by a […]

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A conservative pundit makes jokes about back street abortions – apparently they’re funny.

July 14, 2013

Erick Erickson, right wing pundit and Fox News Contributor, tweeted his thoughts about the new wave of abortion restrictions. The tweet was quickly deleted, but not before Erickson showed how much many conservatives actually value life – for cell clusters highly, for pregnant woman not so much – as the link in the tweet shows. He attempted […]

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George Zimmerman gets treated better the Marissa Alexander and she didn’t even kill anybody.

July 13, 2013

(Update: George Zimmerman is found not guilty. So an armed man can shoot and kill an unarmed teenager – a teenager who had no intention of harming him until he was being pursued – with impunity) A woman in Jacksonville, Florida, fired a “warning” shot, in her home, at her husband – a man with […]

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Sarah Palin is not going to run for the Senate in 2014 – despite what she is saying today.

July 11, 2013

Sarah Palin has announced that she might run for a Senate seat in Alaska in 2014. This has set the hearts of many a true believer aflutter. But they shouldn’t hold their breath. Palin is like Donald Trump, with his threats to run for President in 2016. They only have influence as potential candidates – […]

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The Hypocrisy of Cafeteria Libertarianism. And the Impossibility of Any Other Kind.

July 9, 2013

Call them cafeteria libertarians. You know the type – they pick and chose the laws they like – often in the name of some God, who in a stroke of good fortune, shares all of their values. Take abortion. Any true-blue libertarian would support a woman’s right to chose. Abortion is not easy – but […]

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Sex-ed is not “dirty” and ignorance is not divine. Lessons from the fact based world

July 3, 2013

“Sex education is legitimate in that girls cannot be taught soon enough how children don’t come into the world.” – Karl Krauss. State Senator Wendy Davis (D-TX) became a folk hero for her 11-hour filibuster against Texas’s sweeping anti-abortion legislation. On the other side of the abortion debate are the usual (often tired and old) men […]

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Health-care in the US is good for health-care companies – “socialized” medicine would be better and cheaper for patients.

July 1, 2013

Would you buy a widget for $18, if you could buy it for $9? If the salesman told you that the $18 widget is the best – when the facts showed that the $9 widget is better – would consider him trustworthy? If you discovered that the $9 widget was a socialist product and the […]

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