Friday, July 23, 2010
Bsi 2,054.15 -2.97 -.14%
As comedy writers we can't tell you how much it hurts our soul to have to move the Index down over Wisconsin state assembly candidate Ieshuh Griffin's campaign slogan: "Not The White Man's Bitch." Really, it's killing us.
Shirley Sherrod (USDASS) 1.84 +1.84 NA
Teaching moment for all -- us included.
Ben Jealous (NAACPBJ) 7.81 -6.39 -45%
You were not duped by the right -- they just gave you enough rope.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Bsi 2,057.12 +21.59 +1.05%
Maybe this week we've been missing the forest for the trees -- although the administration and NAACP reaction to the Shirley Sherrod thing is still bumming us out -- one thing's for sure... BHO is getting shit done.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Bsi 2,035.53 0.0 0.0
The Index takes a pause as in the past few days discourse on race in this country has gotten so out of control that everyone needs to take a step back.
America may have elected a black president, but we think the argument can be made that we're still not ready for one. At least by judging the vitriol on the right and their victim mentality that's looking for "reverse racism" in any form. Their kind of gotcha politics thrusts someone like Shirley Sherrod forth to be a sacrificial lamb -- red meat -- in a ridiculous effort to either drive web traffic, headlines or worse... policy. It's sickening.
But the left isn't blameless either. The NAACP essentially said "how high" to Andrew Breitbart's "jump", condemning Sherrod before getting all the facts. And then there's the Obama administration. Whether or not they're involved in this there's the appearance that they are. They need to get their house in order -- now.
Nobody's looking good in all this -- except for perhaps The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates, who once again breaks it down just right.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Bsi 2,035.53 -7.61 -.37%
It's not a good sign if the White House is so afraid of racial bogey men that they need to intervene in a controversy involving the USDA rural development director for Georgia. It's the job of the White House, liberal and conservative media and the NAACP not to make kneejerk reactions just because a story may or may not involve race.
You don't need this shit right now, man... c'mon!
Oakland Street Fights
Damn Oakland. Just... damn.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Bsi 2,043.14 +8.88 +.43%
Okay, okay... there was something good that came out of the whole Tea Party-NAACP broohaha its that one of their public faces, Mark Wilson, came out as neither comedy writer nor critical thinker.
Ha ha very funny mother fucker.