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Bad Thoughts, Bad Words, Bad Deeds

The ones who fawn over Trump need to be reflected upon.  If the media didn’t bleep such profanity on television news they would get backlash from offended people. But those same people are not similarly offended that the profane utterances are from Trump himself!  That is the type of people the rest of us need to contend with, and try to not laugh and gag over at the same time.

Via Donald Trump’s Profane Language Should Be National Topic @ CAFFEINATED POLITICS

On racial tension, Walker sees ignorance as bliss

“In other words, acknowledging systemic problems like the documented wave of police killings of unarmed black men, or the racial wealth gap, or disparities in sentencing and incarceration, creates “discord.” During the GOP debate, he similarly dodged a question about the Black Lives Matter movement, which even Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly called “the biggest civil rights issue of our…

Indeterminable

I don’t know how popular that “true gender mix” test is, but it can’t possibly give you an answer to that question. Quite aside from whether there is such a thing as your true gender mix, if you know it’s a true-gender-mix test, your answers will be tainted by whatever it is you want to be. And just from the fine print in that “70% Female” result, you can see that the test is designed to lure males into identifying as female. Female apparently means “kind and understanding.” If you strain to be seen as 100% male — if that’s what you want to be — you’re going to be told in the end that you’re a dick.

Via Althouse: Facebook quizzes that can’t possibly test for the thing you’re invited to exclaim about yourself.

Delavan

“Coming from the town of Plainfield, Iowa, with fewer than 500 people, Walker has said he saw Delavan as the “big city” when his family moved there in 1977…. The area’s Latino population has grow[n] exponentially since around that time. Only 7% in 1980, it climbed to 11% in 1990, then 21% in 2000 and…

6.26.15

I headed to the entry way of our home upon hearing the news this morning about the ruling from the Supreme Court about my right to marry the person I love. Days ago my partner James, who is the neighborhood vexillologist, pulled from his collection the colorful gay pride flag and had it neatly folded on a trunk, ready for the day the ruling would come down. I picked it up and walked briskly outside knowing that this ruling, will without a doubt, be the most profound action the court will ever have on my life….

Via Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Personal, Profound, Magnificent @  CAFFEINATED POLITICS.

Walker Upset with High Court

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Gov. Scott Walker on Friday called the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country “a grave mistake.”

Walker issued a lengthy statement on Facebook backing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow states to define marriage and calling the ruling “judicial activisim.”

Via Scott Walker: Supreme Court gay marriage ruling ‘a grave mistake’ @ Madison com.

But the Treasury is displacing Hamilton?

“I’ve always found it a bit odd that we Americans choose to honor a man who hated the banking system, who sent thousands of Native Americans to their deaths by taking their land by force and who introduced the system of pork barrel spending and patronage to our political system with a spot on some…

One Paragraph

During the 2004 elections, George W. Bush’s campaign, managed by a closeted gay man, pushed a series of anti-gay ballot initiatives across the country. The House of Representatives, led by a male speaker who allegedly sexually assaulted a male minor, moved a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage after beating back attempts to strengthen hate…

Blaska on race in Madison

Madison fears The Race Card more than stage four cancer. The institutions have been sufficiently mau-maued by “activists.” The mob closed down a bank on the capitol square for an afternoon. The mayor tried to penalize contributors to the wrong political action groups. The threat of economic boycott looms over independent-thinking businesses; social ostracism awaits…

Right asks Left about crime

Tell us this, Brandi Grayson: Were the three shootings over the weekend on the southwest side and at West Towne Mall “crimes of poverty”? Tell us this, Paul Fanlund: Are police the problem or the solution? Tell us this, County Sup. Leland Pan: Is the county jail an investment in a livable community? Via Young…

Right, far right

Mr. Walker has quickly vaulted into the top tier of likely Republican candidates in the presidential race, surging on the reputation he earned by taking on labor unions and surviving a bitter recall election in a swing state. But the governor is also making an aggressive effort to win the hearts of the party’s Christian…