Because I haven't done one in a long time, here is your reading assignment for today:Digby
on how the knee-jerk outrage and instantaneous outrage over Shirley Sherrod shows the NEED for far too many people to erase the Jim Crow era as if it never happened
. I'm sorry, but a black man in the White House whose hands are tied by his own childhood emotional baggage and his own party doesn't qualify as a sign that whites are now the target of rampant racial discrimination in this country -- certainly not white males like Andrew Breitbart.Driftglass
this week consulted People of the Lie
by M. Scott Peck (whom I had the pleasure of working with during the publication of that book during my Simon & Schuster days) to explain Breitbart and his ilk.
Over at BP Oil Slick
, proof that all the oil is NOT magically gone
, no matter how much the media tells you that all it took was banishing Tony Hayward to Siberia.The New York Crank
on the furor
, most of it OUTSIDE New York City, about the mosque that will be part of a community center TWO BLOCKS from the World Trade Center site.
Keeping our boycotts straight requires constant vigilance. Konagod
reveals that shopping at Target is no longer OK
, while Ken
at Down with Tyranny explains why Home Depot is OFF the fecal roster
. (Bob Nardelli is long gone, and they also recycle CFCs.)Matthew
, one of These Bastards, on Ezra Klein's This Is Your Brain On Tax Cut Expiration - Any Questions?
deficit graphic at WaPo.Roy Edroso
almost makes me rethink my policy of not taking any ads for wingnuttia
. Almost. He's better at it than I am.
If you live in Michigan's 8th district, and you are planning to vote in Tuesday's Democratic primary, go read Laffy
's profile of write-in candidate Lance Enderle
. Alvin Greene may be the out-of-nowhere candidate that the media wants to talk about, but this guy sounds like he might be the real deal.
It's been a long time since I took a look at Kevin Drum's cats
. The TBogg boys, however, are quizzical
on Strengthening Social Security
on local politics in St. Louis
And finally....perhaps the American people aren't waking up yet and realizing that their problem isn't black former civil rights workers or Imokalee tomato pickers -- it's the fact that we live in a job-based economy where there are no jobs, and aren't likely to be any. Ever. Robert Reich wrote about it last week
, so did Michael Lind
. So if our economy is no longer going to be based on jobs, on what will it be based? Are we going to just demonize those who are already casualties until we join them, or are we going to create something else? And how? What will it look like?