Daily Archive: 01/18/2016

Jan 18 2016

The Daily Late Nightly Show (Born in Flint)

Well, not really, but I have family (Michael Moore was Grandma’s paper boy and she thought he was an asshole) and this summer I’m headed out for a funeral and will once again have to deal with the cultural conservatives that populate the heartland branch of my family. I’ll document the atrocity. The New Guy …

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Jan 18 2016

Birmingham Jail

You may well ask: “Why direct action? Why sit ins, marches and so forth? Isn’t negotiation a better path?” You are quite right in calling for negotiation. Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action. Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has …

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Jan 18 2016

Playing the medium long game.

There are plenty of versions MLK Jr’s Theodore Parker quote “The arc of history..” or “The arc of the moral universe… is long but it bends toward justice.” or “The moral arc of the universe… bends at the elbow of justice.” The “Bends at the elbow” version I hadn’t seen before last night when I …

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Jan 18 2016

Punting the Pundits

“Punting the Pundits” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important. Thanks to ek hornbeck, click on …

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Jan 18 2016

The Breakfast Club (Black or White)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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Jan 18 2016

Six In The Morning Monday January 18

Islands of the missing: Micronesia’s emptying atolls By Mark Stratton, for CNN Updated 0137 GMT (0937 HKT) January 18, 2016 Our ship’s crew brings ashore a barrel of iced drinks. The atoll’s children don’t care about the refreshments. They scoop out the barrel’s ice cubes and cradle them with wonderment like diamonds. The youngest shovel …

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