The majority leader of the least productive House in the history of American politics, who was such a disaster that he also became the first Majority Leader to lose his seat in a primary, got his booby prize last week - a job with a big investment bank, complete with a $400,000/year salary and a lucrative sign-on package valued at $3.4 million. If American business rewards failure this way, then it should come as no shock that we are in the trouble we are.
The "Paper of Record" apparently has no editorial standards anymore. In a profile on Michael Brown, they paint in one paragraph what a "troubled" person Brown was, and one of the reasons they give - "He had taken to rapping in recent months". Apparently a young black man trying to rap can help justify being gunned down by the police.
Oh and I wanted to also check the comments on that article. Apparently the NYTimes doesn't want to hear from us. They have them disabled. Imagine that..
A 3 year veteran of the Oklahoma City police department was arrested for sexually assaulting at least six different women. He would threaten them with arrest if they did not comply to his requests. Oh, and there could be more victims, but so far every one of his victims are black women between the ages of 34 and 58. Totally amazing and disgusting. And people wonder why there is protesting in Ferguson and questions, as well as a lack of trust, when it comes to those who are supposed to protect us.
Pat Buchanan thinks Eric Holder is obsessed with race. Yes, they man that devotes every single bit of commentary space to fighting against equality actually thinks someone else is obsessed with race.
Rick Perry was just indicted in Texas by a jury of his peers for abuse of power and coercion. So who is up next for 2016?????
Which are words I never thought I would write on my blog, but on the militarization of the police, Reynolds has actually been consistently against the practice since the Bush years. Today he proposes a change in law, which would "provide that police can have only weapons that a civilian could lawfully possess, since they’re civilians themselves"
David Gregory has now publicly said he is out as host of Meet the Press and Chuck Todd is in. All I can say is UGHHHHHHH! An improvement this is not.
Jay Nixon, the governor of Missouri, has announced he is relieving St. Louis County police of their duties in Ferguson. No word yet on if that means state or federal officers will take over, but this is a huge, unheard of step.