I think I’m going to miss Brian Dawkins this year.
Kid was off the hook in Philly. Now he’s a Bronco.
Can right-wing hate talk lead to murder?
I was on “Hardball” today talking about the climate of extreme right-wing rhetoric today, and whether it had anything to do with Wednesday’s tragic shooting at Washington’s Holocaust Museum, or the May 31 murder of Dr. George Tiller by an antiabortion crackpot.
I tried to choose my words carefully. Unless it’s shown that either man had accomplices, we have to be clear that the men responsible for those murders are the ones who pulled the trigger. Still, it’s hard not to think about the extreme right-wing rhetoric, especially about Barack Obama, and whether it could conceivably lead to more right-wing violence.
…The range of crazy ideas about Obama is broad and wide: He’s a secret Muslim, he’s going to take our guns, he’s even the anti-Christ! James von Brunn just happened to be a “birther,” one of the nuts who believe that Obama wasn’t born here, his birth certificate is fake, and he thus isn’t eligible to be president. I thought it was strange and maybe a little ominous last summer when suddenly Obama was labeled a “socialist” and a “Marxist”; Hillary Clinton and John Kerry are arguably more liberal than Obama; why did he get tagged with that sinister, subversive, alien ideology? It seemed linked to the fact that he’s just so … different from other politicians, so easy to marginalize and, frankly, demonize.
Oh hell. I’m going mountain biking with Jackass Justin. He should be here in an hour or so. Then we’re going to drive to Flagstaff. Then he’s going to ride some 100 miler. I’m going to drink beer. Because I can.
There may be some redundancy between this post I started writing yesterday and Gnome’s from this morning. And so it goes…
Giove popped with four hundo: velonews.com
Ensign admits affair: msnbc.msn.com
Ensign was full of shit: dailykos.com
Wait, Tom Boones isn’t a cokehead? velonews.com
But he’s still not doing the Tour: velonews.com
Bruno Movie Trailer: thebrunomovie.com
52% highschool students graduate in 4 years: cnn.com
Josh Marshall goes on The Colbert Report: tpmtv.talkingpointsmemo.com
Worth taking a look at: clashconfutecarryon.blogspot.com
Twitter brings the noise: tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com