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Makes you wonder how much longer Juan Williams can stay at Fox.

Racial code words obscure real issues
By Juan Williams - 01/30/12 05:00 AM ET

The language of GOP racial politics is heavy on euphemisms that allow the speaker to deny any responsibility for the racial content of his message. The code words in this game are “entitlement society” — as used by Mitt Romney — and “poor work ethic” and “food stamp president” — as used by Newt Gingrich. References to a lack of respect for the “Founding Fathers” and the “Constitution” also make certain ears perk up by demonizing anyone supposedly threatening core “old-fashioned American values.”

MORE:
http://thehill.com/opinion/columnists/juan-williams/207295-2012-racial-code-words-obscure-real-issue

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_01/will_juan_williams_get_fired_a035091.php

You Signed a Petition, So We Know Where You Live!

Posted Today on Facebook:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/30/1060037/-Walkers-Goons-and-Facebook-Threats:-You-Signed-a-Petition,-So-We-Know-Where-You-Live!?via=siderec

American Exceptionalism




http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/exceptionalism-whos-your-daddy-edition.html

Gingrich: I wouldn't accept debate versus Obama moderated by reporters

Gingrich: I wouldn't accept debate versus Obama moderated by reporters
By NBC's Jamie Novogrod and msnbc.com's Michael O'Brien

Newt Gingrich threatened Monday to skip any debate as the Republican nominee versus President Obama that's moderated by a member of the media.

"As your nominee, I will not accept debates in the fall in which the reporters are the moderators," Gingrich said at a rally in Pensacola. "We don’t need to have a second Obama person at the debate."

The threat is in keeping with the scorn with which the former House speaker has treated the press throughout the campaign, particularly at debates. Gingrich most notably won a standing ovation by angrily dismissing a question at a South Carolina debate having to do with extramarital allegations made by an ex-wife.

Moreover, Gingrich has made his debating prowess a central selling point of his candidacy, promising fantastical showdowns with Obama in the general election. A frequent applause line for Gingrich, for instance, is his promise to challenge the president to seven, three-hour Lincoln-Douglas style debates.

MORE:
http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/30/10271619-gingrich-i-wouldnt-accept-debate-versus-obama-moderated-by-reporters

State of the primary - byTom Tomorrow

How loving owners transport their dogs

How loving owners transport their dogs.
http://twitter.com/#!/davidaxelrod/status/164083085799981057
— @davidaxelrod

Who Do They Think We Are/?/ TEACHERS???

"He disappeared into delirium..."-Man held in solitary two years without trial (Yes, In The USA)

Man held in solitary two years without trial cannot remember ordeal

“Your insanity builds. Some people holler or throw feces out their cell doors,” he continued. “Others rock back and forth under a blanket for a year or more, which is what my client did.”


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In August of 2005, Stephen Slevin was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). He spent most of the next two years in the Dona Ana County Detention Center without his case ever going before a judge.

Slevin was rarely allowed to go outside, fungus grew underneath his skin and his toenails curled around his foot because they were so long. At one point, he even had to pull his own tooth.

“He can’t really remember any of it,” Dart Society Reports’ Susan Greene, who interviewed Slevin, told Raw Story. “It’s all sort of lost in his mind, which is a typical trauma response, a pretty extreme though not unheard of trauma response.”

Attorney Matt Coyte explained to MSNBC.com that police had mistakenly believed that Slevin had stolen the car he was driving when police pulled him over and arrested him for a DWI. Slevin informed authorities that he had been depressed, but instead of getting mental help, he found himself on suicide watch in a padded cell. Three days later, he was transferred to solitary confinement.

MORE:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/30/man-held-in-solitary-two-years-without-trial-cannot-remember-ordeal/

TENNESSEE RESTAURANT THROWS OUT ANTI-GAY LAWMAKER

TENNESSEE RESTAURANT THROWS OUT ANTI-GAY LAWMAKER | A restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee refused to serve state Sen. Stacey Campfield, the man who sponsored the state’s “don’t say gay” bill, compared homosexuality to bestiality, and most recently told Michelangelo Signorile that it’s virtually impossible to spread HIV/AIDS through heterosexual sex. “I hope that Stacy Campfield now knows what if feels like to be unfairly discriminated against,” the Bistro at the Bijou wrote on its Facebook wall on Sunday. The restaurant has received an overwhelmingly positive response.

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/01/30/414125/tennessee-restaurant-throws-out-anti-gay-lawmaker/
https://twitter.com/#!/MSignorile/status/163975812478017536
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