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December 2012

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i'm up too late again, but not ridiculously so. and i'm going to bed in a moment so that's all good. however, i made the mistake of catching up on some news and now i have to vent. i rarely do this, so -- let's get mean!

1) once i got past the sheer audacity of bush's speech to the knesset. his politicizing of our foreign policy and the sheer, cold-blooded shallowness of his intellect, i found something new. he compares, to nazi appeasers, those who would try to engage "terrorists and radicals."


let's say i give you rogue nations. when the fuck did being radical become exactly analogous to trying to take over the world and kill off millions upon millions? you goddamned different people -- insisting on being different, even after we told you to stop it! i hate you SO MUCH!

2) i was born in this country and was aware of the world around me when blacks were not infrequently beaten to death for trying to vote. obama winning 27% in west virginia is NOT a clinton landslide. it is a fucking miracle. to be perfectly blunt, i would have been satisfied with getting obama out of west virginia in one piece!

finally, on a related note:

3) the word your looking for is "racists." while i generally appreciate the ny times attempt to lift everything to the level of the genteel, well, just read the quote, "Two in 10 white West Virginia voters said that race was an important factor in their vote, and more than 8 in 10 of them backed Mrs. Clinton, according to surveys of voters leaving the polls."

see? racists. 20 percent of the surveyed voters. let's just drop the fancy language because part of the story here is how well a black man can do when there is still pervasive racism in this nation. don't get me wrong -- clinton faces sexism and a lot of people probably compare mccain to their crotchety granddad -- we all have our crosses to bear.

but i have hear and read reporters dancing circles around this phrase, when it is simple, accurate and concise. obama's campaign depends, in part, on bridging the gap to some significant amount of racists. let's trot out our racist correspondent for commentary, right after this message....

that is all. good night and good luck.


I absolutely agree with you. I kept thinking that while everyone was going on about "working-class" what they really meant had nothing to do with labor or income, but everything to do with race.

And by the way, what the fuck is up with giving Obama shit over calling someone "sweetie" anyhow? Shit, Bush says worse than that a hundred times a day. Not to mention, Obama apologized before the story had broke, so again, what the fuck? Can't the media focus on something that matters...oh, for example, the utter destruction and chaos in Myanmar? The Chinese earthquake? Or is calling someone "sweetie" simply more important to Americans than thousands of dead Asians?
The media cant focus on something that matters until most people who read or watch the news really care.

nailed it!

well said. this is part of why so many people are turning to the internet and streaming audio and video and other indie stuff.

when you do this stuff and don't make a fortune, you did it because you wanted to do it.

it's funny how little i miss doing mainstream journalism since i started running the two blogs and doing my radio show.

i like journalism; i just didn't like the profession much anymore....