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.
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.
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)
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."
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."