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Friday, February 01, 2013

Stories to Watch: 2/1/13

Hillary says goodbye to State Dept. staff

Greg Sargent has a real nice send-off piece about Hillary Clinton's political career arc from First Lady to Secretary of State to 2016 possibility. Really worth a read.

In case you missed Clinton's departure, the video is here.

Complaining that America doesn't have a "White History Month" is like complaining that the Vatican doesn't have a "Hooray for Catholicism Day." It's a really stupid and clueless and silly complaint. Knock it off.

The NRA put out an "enemies" list of organizations and -- more concerning -- individuals they've deemed enemies of freedom. It's kind of amusing, until you consider who this list is being addressed to -- the NRA's membership base, who are mostly people who believe that the Second Amendment is a blank check to kill "tyrants" and many of whom are unhinged gun fetishists. The first thing I thought of were the "wanted posters" anti-abortion nuts put up of doctors they want killed.

Carbon dioxide emissions have fallen 13% in the last five years, bringing them to their lowest level since 1994. Credit goes to "new energy-saving technologies and a doubling in the take-up of renewable energy." Notice anything different? Yeah, me neither. Industry didn't crumble and America didn't collapse. As always, Republican talking points are laughable BS. Cutting emissions was so painless you didn't even notice it happening. So let's do it some more.

Despite having a movie out titled Bullet to the Head, Sylvester Stallone comes out in support of gun control. Some on the right will laugh and say that's hypocritical, but I'd point out that drama ain't real. The last guy you saw play MacBeth probably wasn't a big supporter of regicide.

Geraldo Rivera's stated reasons for a possible Senate run as a Republican are hopelessly incoherent.

The Super Bowl ad Big Soda doesn't want you to see.

Republicans have given Harry Reid a pretty much immediate chance to regret completely fucking up filibuster reform. Nice job Harry. Now start over and get it right.

Finally, attempts to soften MLK's image and give him a conservative makeover are bullshit. He was a radical, believing in social justice and economic equality. He was pro-union, anti-war, and anti-violence. If King's legacy doesn't fit nicely with your political agenda, then change your agenda. Don't vandalize King's legacy.

[photo via Reuters]

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