And you’ll only drink milk from a Christian cow


Some links for Buy Nothing Day, including: another bit of false prophecy from Tim LaHaye; an anti-Semitic muppet highlights problems in the Orthodox Church; saving Christmas from Kirk Cameron; and more. [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s been a brain-frying, blog-neglecting couple of days here what with the snow, the “Black Friday” prep at the retail job, and all the trimmings, but we shouldn’t let Thanksgiving pass by without pausing to enjoy some holiday traditions. [Read more...]

Radio Raheem is still dead: A Ferguson reader

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Responses and reflections from Syreeta McFadden, Leonard Pitts, Ezra Klein, Chauncey DeVega, Zandar, Jamelle Bouie and more, plus links to all the grand jury evidence released so far. [Read more...]

The lie of ‘the Black Problem’ is not just immoral, it’s illogical


In a sane universe, or a moral one, it would not be not reasonable to claim that the mere presence of an unarmed dark-skinned person was a basis to fear for one’s life. In a sane world, such fear would be regarded, rather, as the very definition of racial prejudice. In a reasonable world, the claim that a lethal response was necessary due to the presence of an unarmed black man would be rightly understood as a confirmation of racial prejudice — as a confession of it. [Read more...]

Everybody knows.


Take one last look at this Sacred Heart before it blows. [Read more...]

Rudy Giuliani discusses his Black Problem

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The point here is not simply that what Giuliani is arguing is racist, but that he has accepted a framework that doesn’t allow for any thought or response that could ever be anything other than racist. The framework of The Black Problem allows for different degrees of white supremacy and slightly different gradations of racism, but the construct redefines the subject in such a way that any non-racist response is prohibited. Any such response is, for people like Giuliani, unimaginable. [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Hal Lindsey — still defying prophecy after all these years


Hal Lindsey turns 85 years old today. He told us that would never happen, but it just did. Lindsey’s admirers will likely celebrate his 85th birthday today without pausing to realize that this celebration disproves everything Lindsey himself ever taught them. [Read more...]

Sunday favorites

“Do not rob the poor because they are poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate; for the Lord pleads their cause and despoils of life those who despoil them.” [Read more...]