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Semi Perspective Vortex

typical white personToday I heard someone posit the sickening notion that blacks in this country operate under a sub-set of rules designed to save their lives in the vast melting pot of "Stand Your Ground" America. Rules that are similar, though subtly different from the ones white Americans use. The rules listed in today's cartoon are examples I found on the 'net. They seem almost innocuous except they're dead serious.

Can you imagine, my Caucasian brethren, if you had to lay down these same laws to your children with the intent of keeping them alive in an environment full of racist, gun-happy blacks who could get away with murder because they wrote the gun laws? Would you have handled the subsequent murder of your son with the same grace as the Martin family?

Just sayin'.

BTW, if I left any "rules" out, feel free to add them to the comments below.


I loves me some Rachel Maddow. I also loves me some Terry Gross, who featured Ms. Maddows on her Fresh Air program yesterday. It was a near hour-long interview that was a feast for the ears.



Note 1: A movie based on the life of Eugene Allen, the White House butler from 1952 to 1986, is currently in production. Tapped to play the role of Nancy Reagan is Jane Fonda. Conservative heads are exploding like popcorn.

Note 2: A 45-foot paper airplane was launched over Arizona.

Note 3: Why is George Zimmerman being given such obvious preferential treatment in the murder of Trayvon Martin? Could it be because his father was a judge? (Update: His father was actually a magistrate for the Virginia Supreme Court, which is a court administrator. Close enough for jazz, as Elvis always said.)

Note 4: Can this be true? The New York City Board of Education is planning to excise the word "dinosaurs" from standardized tests because the concept hurts the brains of fundie neanderthals. Holy hand grenade!

Note 5: And now a message from your local Association of Smartasses.

Note 6: Say "Hello!" to Rick Santorum!


And now our Chart of the Day: An Accounting of Daily Gun Deaths:

daily gun deaths
Vastly more massive version available here.


Republican Job Creation Update

republican job creation3-28-2012: The House debated FCC transparency, baby monitors, and a transportation bill but nothing of note passed. No jobs were created, either.


Fox News Lies. Dump Fox News

Fox News Lies! Need some bogus, inept, nonsensical analysis of the rising price of gas? Cue Fox New's Eric Bolling.

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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Mike's Video Vault

Lawrence O'Donnell lambastes George Zimmerman's lawyer.

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Today's Google Chow.

Title: The special rules for white children.

Never run in public with something in your hands. Don't touch anything when you go into stores. Forget about hailing a cab in New York. Don't loiter. Don't draw suspicion to yourself. Don't talk back to the police.

Ad if you're lucky you'll only live five years less than the national average.