Fifty years ago today the Beatles were on the Ed Sullivan show:
That weirdness of a planned fight between George Zimmerman and DMX is officially called off. A good thing, I think, since Zimmerman only knows how to pull a trigger in a fight and this whole thing was one of the most inappropriate things, ever. Still, I would have watched DMX kick Zimmerman’s ass.
Vice President Joe Biden joked this week that being able to drive his Corvette – is one good reason not to run. But, when asked to give another good reason not to run, Biden responded simply.
“There may be reasons I don’t run, but there’s no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run,” he said in the interview with Kate Bolduan on CNN’s “New Day.”
Biden went on to say he would make a decision “realistically, a year this summer.”
Is it me, or is this a little late? Realistically, there ought to be operations need to get stood up in Iowa and NH right around then right?
Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) doesn’t live in Kansas anymore. And now that he has a teajhadi primary opponent, not living in the state he represents is an issue. Duh.
Just to cap off your Sunday, Amanda Marcotte dissects how the Christian Right manufactures its delusion of persecution, taking a look at the Academy Award nominated song from a movie no one saw that got its nomination yanked because the composer was openly campaigning for his song. But here is the basic framework of how the persecution gets manufactured:
Inevitably, then, the temptation to fudge starts to seep in, to exaggerate slights or invent paranoid conspiracy theories about how not getting enough praise and accolades for being Christian is an attempt to shove them out. But when that doesn’t work, well, sometimes it helps to deliberately provoke a situation where someone pretty much has to confront you, so that you can lie and say it’s because you’re a Christian. Indeed, it’s starting to become a pattern that goes something like this:
1) Enter into a community that is, by its nature, inclusive of people of various faiths and beliefs.
2) Break some common rule everyone is expected to follow.
3) Get corrected or punished for breaking the rule.
4) Squeal about how it’s because you’re a Christian and they’re bigots and oppressors.
5) By the time the truth gets out, your story will be an urban legend spread far and wide, and your fellow conservative Christians will never really know the facts.