Two Dog Whistles (UPDATE)

I am hyper-sensitive to racial bigotry as any long time reader here could easily attest.  Given the ethnic diversity of my family, such a finely tuned ear towards racial dog whistles is almost a must. While I consider the fight for civil rights and against racism to be the number one issue of import to me...

Fox News’ Really Loud Racist Dog Whistle

I seriously just have to shake my head at this one.  You know that I am hyper sensitive to issues of bigotry, particularly those of racial bigotry.  However, I tend to be kind of reserved because I also know that sometimes people say things, and don’t mean or understand the racial content of what they...

Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

I’ve always kind of been a little put off when people question whether Obama can stand up in a fight. I’ve kind of raised my eyebrows when I hear him described as having a glass jaw. This because I’ve always suspected that he’s got more than a little punch-back in him. I think the...

This Won’t Go Over Well at All

And, for a brief time, I thought we were on the road to recovery. I had believed the time or healing was upon us. Not quite yet, apparently. I don’t want to be that guy. You know, the guy who parses and overanalyzes every single word and phrase that gets spoken, the one that tries to find a gaffe in...