Hey, look! Christians and Muslims working together — not in America, of course.
Seems that the Republicans propose only proven or assured failures….
Arizona. Time to stop the insanity. If the Global Economic Meltdown and housing crisis didn’t do it…:
- A generic response that sadly works….
- Maybe the political aspect isn’t quite so cut and dry. Similar here. (Rightist-retard version — that is, an argument based on a great deal of incorrect facts — is here. An example: Lee Harvey Oswald was a disaffected communist — well, actually, in great part a rejecter of America — but was allegedly enabled by rightists.) After all, assassins are crazed so why should their politics be lucid? I’d say all the craziness in the air that is contemporary political discourse may certainly incite them, no?
- Instant criticism of the initial coverage of the shootings.
- Exactly: “MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann said in an editorial late Saturday that politicians and talk show personalities – himself included – needed to swear off any kind of violent imagery so as not to incite anybody into acts like the Giffords shooting. Those who don’t, he said, should be judged silently complicit of the act.” (Link.)
- Elegy for maybe the saddest victim.
- Getting back to the non-partisan aspect: So even if the shooter was simply deranged and not a Teabagger, certainly the climate of rightwing demonization can’t be discounted as a factor — except by Republicans ducking, as usual, any responsibility — like John Kyl. And President Palin. And Lamar Alexander. Let’s play Republican: Republican rhetoric is to be assumed guilty until proven innocent. Meanwhile, if a connection to orthodox rightist politics can’t yet be proven, it’s close to obvious that Loughner was exposed to the shit so all the denials are really little more than hair-splitting.
- About President Palin’s cross-hair imagery. I would say if imagery by itself is ambiguous — and who knows how it affects the deranged — it has to bee seen in context.
- About the rightist rhetoric of hate and violence.
- Is Arizona the future of America? Impoverishment. Housing collapse. Hateful politics. Maybe….
Doomed! What the conservatives braying about last week’s employment numbers are missing — deliberately, I’m sure — is that the numbers are far short the necessary job growth. Approximately 350,000 new jobs a month are needed. 150,000 is nothing to crow, nor is a statistical twitch in the percentage unemployed. The job situation is analyzed here.