Skip to main content

Last Saturday, a white knight of the Ferguson, MO (America) police force shot and killed an unarmed black teen named Michael Brown.

According to the official reportwhat little of it has been made public
Brown was witnessed jaywalking while black (a capital crime)... and/or something.

The exact details remain murky, but I think it's totally fair and balanced to suggest that if Brown had been white, President Obama wouldn't have cared enough to send condolences to his family.

So anyway, the next thing you know (assuming you're a Fox News viewer), this common occurrence has become a federal case, and the New Black Panther Party is on the scene.

And, like they say, ain't no party like a New Black Panther Party. #NotACompliment

Suddenly, it was as if all Ferguson residents of the same continental origin had forgotten Martin Luther King Jr.'s message, and the local version of SEAL Team Six (which goes to 11) had to be dispatched to restore law and order.

And then everyone—well, everyone except for Michael Brown (and whoever's next)—lived happily ever after.

Or maybe not.

Morning lineup:

Meet The Press: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D); Rep. John Lewis (D-GA); Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH); Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D); Others TBD.

Note: Andrea Mitchell will be hosting until Chuck Todd takes over on September 7.

Face The Nation: NAACP President Cornell William Brooks; Georgetown University Prof. Michael Eric Dyson; Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Roundtable: Gerald Seib (Wall Street Journal), Ruth Marcus (Washington Post), Michael Gerson (Washington Post) and Peter Baker (New York Times).

This Week: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL); Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI); Roundtable: Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, Republican Pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson and Jeff Zeleny (ABC News).

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI); Rep. Elliot Engel (D-NY); Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R); Roundtable: George Will (Washington Post), Kirsten Powers (USA Today), Sociopath Liz Cheney and Amy Walter (Cook Political Report).

State of the Union: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D); Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO); Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik; Rep. Peter King (R-NY); Kevin Sutcliffe (Vice); Paul Cruickshank (CNN); Actor/Activist Jesse Williams; LZ Granderson (ESPN); Republican Strategist Tara Wall.

Evening lineup:

60 Minutes will feature: a report on how some high-speed traders work the stock market to their advantage (preview); a report on nurse practitioners who are providing badly needed health care to the uninsured working poor in Appalachia (preview); and, an interview with New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff (preview).

On Comedy Central...

As is usually the case when major news breaks, Jon Stewart ad Stephen Colbert were off this week, so there are no new videos to share.

Instead, here's Robin Williams' last appearance on The Daily Show. (09/12/13)

And Stephen Colbert's take on white people's rational fears of black people. (07/23/13)

Note: The Daily Show and The Colbert Report will be pre-empted this week.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) got served by Sarah Palin.

"'We believe'? Wait, I thought fast food joints, hurh. Don't you guys think that they're like of the Devil or somethin' I was. Liberals, you want to send those evil employees who would dare work at a fast food joint then ya just don't believe in, thought you wanted to, I dunno, send them to Purgatory or somethin' so they all go VEGAN and, uh, wages and picket lines I dunno they're not often discussed in Purgatory, are they? I dunno why are you even worried about fast food wages because dha.

Well, we believe an America where minimum wage jobs they're not lifetime gigs they're stepping stone."


US Senate candidate Joe Miller (R-AK)—who this week received the coveted Palin endorsement—warned that Mexicans are coming to steal our 2nd Amendment.

A flyer for Joe Miller's campaign features the image, taken from a 2007 book, Young and Lethal: Life in a Mexican Drug Cartel, and says incumbent Sen. Mark Begich (D-AZ) "wants them to vote."

"If 20 million illegals vote, you can kiss the 2nd Amendment goodbye," a quote attributed to Miller states. "I am the only candidate who favors Voter ID." [...]

Miller also insisted there was a "clear correlation" between immigration and gun ownership rights.

"If you end up granting amnesty to those who don't value gun rights, who have not been raised in an environment where the Second Amendment is cherished — is considered to be a God-given right — the reality is over a generation or two, the likelihood is very strong that the 2nd Amendment will not be here," he was quoted as saying.

And, speaking of threats to the American way of life...

Nominee for US Senate Joni Ernst (R-IA) warned her supporters that the United Nations will soon be shipping them off to FEMA camps.

"The United Nations has imposed this upon us, and as a U.S. Senator, I would say no more," said state Sen. Joni Ernst. "No more Agenda 21." [...]

"One of the implications to Americans, again, going back to what did it do to the individual family here in the state of Iowa, and what I've seen, the implications that it has here is moving people off of their agricultural land and consolidating them into city sectors and then telling them, 'You don't have property rights anymore,'" Ernst said. "These are all things that the UN is behind, and it's bad for the United States, it's bad for families here in the state of Iowa."

Never surrender!

- Trix

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Click here for the mobile view of the site