Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lots 'o Links

Catch up on this week's news with the good folks at Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

Two more cops were shot, this time in an ambush in Ferguson. They're lucky to be alive. Are all cops sitting ducks now? How about a march to support policemen? Or how about cops striking in Ferguson and letting the residents deal with the consequences? Let's stop apologizing and making excuses.

In Selma the other day, Obama said this: "Just this week, I was asked whether I thought the Department of Justice’s Ferguson report shows that, with respect to race, little has changed in this country.  And I understood the question; the report’s narrative was sadly familiar.  It evoked the kind of abuse and disregard for citizens that spawned the Civil Rights Movement.  But I rejected the notion that nothing’s changed.  What happened in Ferguson may not be unique, but it’s no longer endemic.  It’s no longer sanctioned by law or by custom.  And before the Civil Rights Movement, it most surely was."  How about the abuse and disregard for policemen?

From the Department of PC Idiocy comes this headline: Why chivalry may not always be what it seems: Men who hold doors open and smile may actually be sexist, study claims.  Does it ever occur to people that men were raised to be polite and that there are no sinister motives? That holding doors for women and smiling is the right thing to do? I like it, myself. What's happening in our society when simply being nice is criticized? Now both men and women are rude and vulgar, and I hate it.

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