Monday Evening News Roundup

  • Newt Gingrich is spent over $800,000 on a website. That’s an awful lot of money for JavaScript.
  • Today Nelson Mandela turned 93. What an amazing man.
  • Conservatives would have us believe that government spending was a concept that Barack Obama developed, perfected and has implemented against the American people. The truth paints a far different picture. Please note when spending really took off… mid-80’s and again in the 00’s. Who’s responsible for this kind of crazy spending? Obama?

  • The News Corp. scandal continues to grow. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any bigger – a whistleblower is found dead. That’s more than a little bit suspicious. Testimony before Parliament begins tomorrow. Even the Prime Minister is affected. The big question is has News Corp. tapped and hacked phones here in the United States.
  • A balanced budget amendment is stupid policy.
  • Eugene Robinson goes after Herman Cain. It’s about time. Cain’s bigotry is unacceptable.
  • Existing home sales fell in June.
  • Even though Republicans have come up with some really goofy policies, you have to admit they do come up with clever names for their goofy policies. Cut, Cap and balance is cute and clever and, as usual, bad policy.
  • Marcy Wheeler, one of my favorite bloggers, has moved from FDL to her own web site. I wish her well.
  • BBrooks630

    “A bigot is a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from their own or intolerant of people of different political views, ethnicity, race, class, religion, sexuality or gender.”
     
    So, Herman Cain is a bigot?  Then what do you call the race pimps, Jackson, Rangel, Wright, Sharpton, Farrakhan, Jackson Lee, Waters, etc.?  Angels?  Do-gooders?   Progressive?  I call them Race Pimps!
     
    If you are going to critique great black Americans, you should write positive stories about Cain, Steele, Sowell, Walter Williams, Swann, Watts, Allen West, Jennifer Carroll, Condy Rice, and tons of others.  These are great black Americans that everyone should look up to and aspire to be like.  No one should aspire to be Jackson, Sharpton and the rest of them.

  • There is nothing great about Herman Cain. He like 3 million other Americans are rich. Good for him. Hell, he can’t even make great pizza. Being rich doesn’t make u great. Bashing Muslims doesn’t make u great.

    Race pimps is completely over the top. It is not acceptable. It is unnecessarily inflammatory. You have never seen me praising any of those other guys, so why did u bring that here? You brought it because you heard it on Fox or someone on Hannity said it. Take that garbage back where you found it.

    Here’s the problem with 99% of your arguments you never address the central question. Here I point to Herman Cain. He has declared that all Muslims are breaking the separation between church and state. Your response is about Jessie Jackson. I wonder how much Mr. Edwards would charge to improve your debating skills.

  • margaret

    You who needs to fix this little budget problem? It would be the women in congress. Women know more about give and take and budgets than anybody. Men just like to stand and throw their chests out and puff it up. Let the Women try it and i bet they would get something put together.

  • BBrooks630

    My point was that instead of bashing great men like Cain, who have accomplished so much, and should be looked up to as a great role model (by everyone), why don’t you praise him, too?  Why don’t you say great things about the folks that I mentioned?

    And Cain’s right: there are a number of stories where public schools have capitulated to Muslim demands to have special rooms or rules or prayer times or whatever during school hours so as to accomodate them.  If a Christian group wanted to do that, the ACL(F)U would be all over them so fast, you’d get dizzy.  But no, with Muslims, let’s give them some slack so that they can get away with it.

    (How about Race Hustlers?)

  • Jeff

    I think Cain’s pizza sucks.

  • What are you talking about? As usual, you are wandering in the woods. 

    What has Cain done to make him a great man? Making money does not make one great. Sorry. I don’t worship at the almighty dollar alter. 

    So let me get this straight a couple of schools have done some stupid things and because of this Cain should lump all Muslim people in the same box? Just as all Blacks don’t like chicken, all Whites don’t hate rap music, all Muslims don’t believe in whatever garbage you and Cain are pushing. It is stereotyping and it is wrong. I’m sorry that you don’t know better.  

  • Yep, it is crappy pizza but we are supposed to be in Awe. 

  • The women in Congress aren’t standing up. I don’t know what Boxer and the rest of the women are doing. 

    Good point. 

  • margaret

    You know I have lived all over the country with different religions in different areas. While attending schools. They had special meals available for the Jewish students. Made sure they didn’t serve fish on fridays for the catholics ( this is 40 years ago). The mormons in Utah have semonaries attached to every highschool and have classes added to the circulium to allow the students to take the class as an elective. If you have enough of one group that asks for certain items to help the kids then what is the problem. The thing is if it isn’t going to disrupt the entire school and the kids can learn about different religions and cultures then what is the problem? I see it as acceptance.

  • BBrooks630

    Hey, all I am saying is that Cain is a successful businessman that we should all appreciate and respect (regardless of his wealth or the quality of his pizza, he’s done something right), yet all you can do is call him a bigot.  But let’s say, for the sake of the argument, that Cain is a bigot.  Then what are Jackson, Sharpton, Sheila, Wright, Waters, and all of them?  They are worse than bigots, as they live their lives for the sake of rabble-rousing on the premises that most bad things that happen are because of race (Race Hustlers).    Why don’t you call all of them on the carpet, too?

  • Wolff Alterman

    Bud, it’s funny how many Black conservative you’ve mentioned (and been able to find).  No many other folks though. I guess you’re unfamiliar with Shirley Chisholm, Marian Anderson, William (W.E.B.) DuBoise, Matthew Gaines (he was a Republican senator  way before the GOP became the bastion of the radical right); Ambassador (and former Senator) Carol Moseley Braun, Paul Robeson… Somehow you even left out former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-National Security Adviser and Secretary of State Colin Powell.  (I guess he’s not conservative enough for you).  Hey you left out Clarence Thomas too- good job.

  • Wolff Alterman

    It’s not even THAT good!

  • Wolff Alterman

    Margaret- I believe you meant “did serve fish on Fridays”.  Particularly in the years prior to Vatican II many American Catholics did not eat meat on Fridays.  c.f.(Code of Canon Law 1250,
    1251)

  • margaret

    thank you for correcting me. I remember the matzo ball soup and kosher foods. But that was back when the schools actually cooked the meals.  Long time ago. The catholics were allowed to go to church mass on ash wednesdays. So if the Muslims ask for a separate room for prayers and the school can adapt for such things. Such as a building close by or on the property and the students are required to make up the time then what is the problem?

  • margaret

    One of the reps was on NPR yesterday and stated that the women are not that powerful except for Pelosi and she maynot be on the committee. But can you really see the older senior ego men allowing the women to get together.