Podcast #3: Civics Class is a Year-Long ‘America, F#@K Yeah!’

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PostBourgie: The Podcast, Episode 3: “Civics Class is a Year-Long ‘America, F#@K YEAH!’”

Monica, blackink, Jamelle and I discuss Obama’s interminable bipartisan healthcare summit, the race-based fearmongering from anti-choicers, and the David Paterson bombshell (note, we recorded this before he dropped out of the governor’s race). [...]



Meet Alabama’s Kim Malone, your sister in law. Not your sister-in-law, but your sister in law. Kinda like when that one lady at church calls you her sister in Christ. Make sense? Awesome.

She’s here to give you straight legal talk when you need it most. [...]

Friday Random 20: Two is a Crowd.

It’s possible to do bad all by yourself, true. But things can really turn ugly when two or more people are involved.

Of course, this thought occurred to me as I watched news coverage of the – allegedly – bipartisan health care reform summit yesterday.

Well, to hell with bipartisanship. Sometimes, teamwork can screw things [...]

The Unfireables.

photo by Thomas Favre-Bulle. Used via Creative Commons.

At the risk of belaboring the point on just how ridiculous our current teacher tenure policies are and the role the teacher’s unions play in keeping them that way, it should be pointed out that in New York City, which has a school [...]

Looking at the Options.

ESPN recently aired a piece on Myron Rolle, the standout defensive back for Florida State who would have been a likely first-rounder in the NFL draft, but who put it off for a year after he was awarded a Rhodes scholarship.

After the segment aired, ESPN cited some experts who said that Rolle’s time [...]

Respect the Tea Partiers; Take Them at Their Word.

E.D. Kain on Tea Partiers and rural whites:

But I wonder, have rural whites (i.e. angry rednecks) really been in power for decades? And what do we mean by “in power” anyways? Is it possible that people in general have simply been more in control over their own destinies in the [...]

Black Women Don’t Need Billboards.

I’ve a piece up at The American Prospect exploring how anti-choicers use fear of the “abortion industry,” genocide, and race-based coercion to … coerce black women into not having abortions:

In Atlanta, Georgia, a billboard campaign that started this month proclaims that “black children are an endangered species.” On the campaign’s Web site, TooManyAborted.com, [...]

Now This? This Is a Story.

via L.I. Business News. Used via Creative Commons.

A lot of people were disappointed by the NYT‘s anticlimactic story on David Paterson that followed lots of speculation about a bombshell the paper was working on. (Many said the story would force Paterson to resign.) The story that ran focused on the checkered past of [...]