Quote of the Day: ‘You Can’t Make This Sh*t Up’ Edition

elle, Kevin and Carmen D. (and countless others, I’m sure) all beat me to this: [LaSalle Parish DA Reed] Walters credited the prayers of people in this small central Louisiana town with averting a “disaster” when the thousands of demonstrators descended on the town. “The only way...

Jena Miscellania (Stay Up Forever Edition)

Having trouble collecting my thoughts. The sleep deficit I’ve been racking up the past week has rendered me cognitively insolvent. So, just a few quick Jena links, followed by some vids (and then, hopefully, a respite from perpetual somnolence): As expected, LaSalle Parish District Attorney Reed...

Slacker Friday: Jena Aftermath Edition

Thus begins the conservative pushback. And yes, as predicted, they did jump on Whitlock’s article like white on…well, you get the idea. Oh, and you can also add The Artist Formerly Known As Jane Galt to the Confused Conservative Crew (ok, so technically McArdle identifies as...

My Requisite Two Pennies Re: The Ahmadinejad Ground Zero ‘Controversy’ (UPDATED)

James Osterberg nicely sums it up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGDb8X8limY Btw, apparently there’s some inconsequential gathering (judging by the conspicuous lack of A-list attention) in Jena, LA today. Ok, back to our regularly scheduled manufactured outrage du jour. Related: There is still time...

Jim Crow ‘Justice’, Contemporary Racism(s) and ‘Discovering’ a Travesty (UPDATE 09.14)

UPDATE 09.14: A state appellate court has thrown out the battery conviction of one of the Jena 6, 16 year old Mychal Bell. Bell had been charged as an adult and could have faced up to 15 years in prison. The DA still has the option to refile juvenile charges. More to come. So (white) people have finally...