Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ugly News

Here's another piece of encouraging economic news for you: "BLS: In 20% of American Families, No One Works."  That's 16,127,000 families! If Obama has his way, that figure will go even higher.

I feel the same way: "NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attacked the collective outrage emanating from America’s media over Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racist remarks, calling the publication of a private conversation 'sleazy' and wondering why earlier, more public manifestations of racism failed to similarly shock."  I think it's because of the tabloid-trash, reality-TV-type nature of this story, which has captured the imagination of people who secretly like that sort of thing.

True colors: Somehow, I don't think John Kerry's public remarks will get the sort of press coverage Sterling's private ones did. He was forced to apologize for calling Israel an apartheid state.  He was obviously against Israel before he was for her, and I don't accept his apology.

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