Huckabee pushed Mika over the Edge

I think it is possible to make your point without going overboard.

From TPM: “This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven,” he said in an interview with Breitbart News on Saturday.

From DailyKos:

“Oh God,” she said, sounding physically repulsed. “I had not read it until this moment and I am horrified.”
Later in the morning, Morning Joe paused their regular programming to allow Brzezinski to address the remarks.

“Here’s the response that I have to Huckabee’s comments. If you’ve been to Auschwitz, if you’ve been to Birkenau, if you’ve been to any of these places where people were killed and you see the piles of glasses, the piles of hair, the piles of shoes and the piles of clothes,” she said as she began to choke up. “And every bit of their humanity that had to be stripped away, handed over as they went and burned to their deaths among other things, it’s really not a good comment to say.”

“It’s a deal breaker!” Brzezinski gasped. “It should be over for him. You don’t say that. And by the way, if you said it by mistake, that’s a sign of who you really are.”

News Round up – Bloom County, Theater Shooting, Guns

Berkeley Breathed and Bloom County have returned!!! Woohoo!!!  Bloom County is only available thru his facebook site but …woohoo!!!

Another movie theater shooting. Damn. Do we need metal detectors in movie theaters now? This is crazy. Do we all need to walk around with bullet proof vests?

Kurt Eichenwald has written a thoughtful piece on guns and gun control. He starts with the premise that no right guaranteed by the constitution is absolute. Once we can agree that no one has the right to have any gun at any time then we can begin to discuss what is reasonable.

I would add that I think Slave Patrols are an important part of the second amendment.

As Dr. Carl T. Bogus wrote for the University of California Law Review in 1998, “The Georgia statutes required patrols, under the direction of commissioned militia officers, to examine every plantation each month and authorized them to search ‘all Negro Houses for offensive Weapons and Ammunition’ and to apprehend and give twenty lashes to any slave found outside plantation grounds.”

When you think about how oddly the second amendment was written you have to scratch your head. We all know that the founders were able to write sentences that make sense. What is this militia about? Why does it say State instead of Country? (2nd Amendment – A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.)

Linda Monk (Constitutional Scholar and lawyer) has updated her GREAT book, Words We Live By. This book goes through the constitution and discusses the passages that are aggressively debated. The book is well written and easily read. If a book like this can be a page turner, this is a page turner.