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Friday, April 02, 2010

If you were planning to buy an iPad to read the New York Times, don't bother
Posted by Jill | 8:16 PM
I mean, do you really need to spend 500 bucks on a gadget to read insightful "news" like this:
Asked to Declare His Race, Obama Checks ‘Black’

It is official: Barack Obama is the nation’s first black president.

A White House spokesman confirmed that Mr. Obama, the son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, checked African-American on the 2010 census questionnaire.

The president, who was born in Hawaii and raised there and in Indonesia, had more than a dozen options in responding to Question 9, about race. He chose “Black, African Am., or Negro.” (The anachronistic “Negro” was retained on the 2010 form because the Census Bureau believes that some older blacks still refer to themselves that way.)

Mr. Obama could have checked white, checked both black and white, or checked the last category on the form, “some other race,” which he would then have been asked to identify in writing.

There is no category specifically for mixed race or biracial.

Nothing quite like the Great Gray Lady, the same Liberal New York Times whose headquarters in New York Ann Coulter had said she wished Timothy McVeigh had bombed, devoting space to an article which boiled down to its essence says nothing but this:

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Blogger Distributorcap said...
anyone who forks over the $2 to read each day is such an idiot

better off buying the rip off starbucks