Finally, Obama says something that no one will dispute: Kanye West is a jackass. The audio is muffled, but Obama drops the J-bomb about halfway through this short clip captured before he taped a CNBC interview. An ABC reporter tweeted the story and it caused some sort of brouhaha over journalistic etiquette. I don't know about that, but I do know that Kanye is a jackass.
Johnny Rosin Up Your Bow
The GOP has so much momentum that they're already looking forward to who can take down Obama in the 2012 election. Last week, the Wall Street Journal suggested Dick Cheney. Which can only mean one thing: Someone at the Wall Street Journal lost a fiddle contest to Dick Cheney... Stephen Colbert (via Zorn)
From Silly to Serious:
Should crime labs be an arm of the courts instead of law enforcement? Joe the Cop wonders. I don't really know much about this issue and I haven't heard about any problems in Illinois since the 2001 scandal
involving a technician with the now defunct Chicago PD crime lab.
Certainly, one doesn't have to spend much time on the internet to
discover that there are other jurisdictions where serious problems are
Sullivan whacks Limbaugh and the Crunchy Conservative piles on. The idea that Barack Obama wants or is promoting, even in some indirect way, an America where black children beat up white children isn't merely mistaken; it's a malicious lie that leads me to question whether Limbaugh has a conscience in good working order. As Crunchy says: Limbaugh is up to something wicked.
Best Post of the Day: The Art Of Being A Boy
Lance Mannion has an excellent post on boys, Asperger's and the difficulty distinguishing normal fantasy from dangerousness in students. Sometimes I think we've become a culture obsessed with the bogeyman, too often looking at the world through the lens of worst possible outcomes. Are we safer as a result of these preoccupations? Maybe. But I wonder about the cost to us as culture. Sometimes zero-tolerance looks more brittle than protective.
Last, but not least
Janet Dahl has a very thoughtful post on the case of Christopher Kelly, the Blagojevich aid who committed suicide days before he was scheduled to enter prison. Janet is now one of my daily reads. The more I read, the more I'm hooked.