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Thursday, May 20, 2010

News Roundup for 5/20/10

Rand Paul
Wonders why all these racists keep... Ummm... Well... Y'know...

-Headline of the day-
"More on 'Just Libertarianism?'"

OK, so the headline's not very funny, but just you wait.

Over at Talking Points Memo, Josh Marshall discusses Rand Paul's pining for the days when people had the liberty -- GOD-GIVEN LIBERTY! -- to turn away blacks from businesses. Seems Paul's spokesperson, Chris Hightower, was forced to resign over racist content on his Facebook page (I'd totally forgotten about that). He also notes that Paul's father, Ron Paul, spent a lot of time distancing himself from his own writing which had plenty of racist content itself (hadn't forgotten that, though). He also points out that "Ron Paul became the darling of numerous skinhead and white supremacist groups." And now this whole "yay for segregation!" thing.

"Looked at in broad terms you've got a couple of guys who apparently aren't racist in any way but happen to stumble their way into close associations with racists with an astonishing frequency," Marshall writes. "It's almost like a painful race version of that classic Onion headline: 'Why Do All These Homosexuals Keep Sucking My ----?'"

See? (Talking Points Memo)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, here's Inky al-Jihadi with an idea for a special career being a reactionary nutjob!

Inky al-Jihadi
Click for animation

Of course, then there's the taliban. They don't believe there should be images of anyone. So if you run out of Mohammad's to freak out over, there's always Col. Sanders.

Have fun kids! (

-Bonus HotD-
"Paul Now Says He Would Have Voted for Civil Rights Act."

That's what you like to see in a candidate -- the courage to run screaming away from an unpopular position. (Political Wire)

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