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  • Al Sharpton, Newt Gingrich and Michael Bloomberg Come Together for Apparently Important Press Conference of Some Sort

    This is pretty impressive. Al Sharpton, Michael Bloomberg and Newt Gingrich have all nobly put aside their political differences in order to stand together in front of the White House and strike a blow in — what has to be — the vaguest and least-well-defined battle against (or for?) something or other related to education and/or racial equality ever…

    Whatever it is they're trying to do, I hope they do it!

    They're truly doing God's work, I think.

    Tags: Al Sharpton, Education, Michael Bloomberg, Newt Gingrich, Racism, Supreme Court, White House
  • New York Post Cartoon Offends Pro-Being Offended People

    I don't know about you, but I find this cartoon from yesterday's New York Post vile and insulting…

    Hey, looks like Sam Stein from Huffington Post feels the same way

    A cartoon likening the author of the stimulus bill, perhaps President Barack Obama, with a rabid chimpanzee graced the pages of the New York Post on Wednesday. The drawing, from famed cartoonist Sean Delonas, is rife with violent imagery and racial undertones.

    Oh, wait, no. I didn't mean that. I just meant that– What? Al Sharpton is weighing in? Well, I'm sure he'll be reasonable and won't blow this out of proportion…

    "The cartoon in today's New York Post is troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys. One has to question whether the cartoonist is making a less than casual reference to this…"

    Um, I just meant that the cartoon was lazy and non-sensical, stringing together two incredibly disparate news items in a way that wasn't even remotely creative or thought-provoking.

    I didn't mean to imply that it was racist. And I'm not one to shy away from calling people or things out for being racist.

    I just think that some small amount of thought has to go into something for it to actually be racist.

    Tags: Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Economy, New York Post, Stimulus