November 9, 2012 |The website Floating Sheep has produced a fascinating rundown on the racist tweets after election day:
During the day after the 2012 presidential election we took note of a spike in hate speech on Twitter referring to President Obama's re-election, as chronicled by Jezebel (thanks to Chris Van Dyke for bringing this our attention). It is a useful reminder that technology reflects the society in which it is based, both the good and the bad. Information space is not divorced from everyday life and racism extends into the geoweb and helps shapes its contours; and in turn, data from the geoweb can be used to reflect the geographies of racist practice back onto the places from which they emerged. ... [W]e wanted to see how this type of hate speech overlaid on physical space.
Is the Cult of Karl Rove Over?
The GOP’s master of spin might have spun his last web with an election-night rant on Fox News. Now, even Rove’s allies say it’s time he called it quits, reports David Freedlander.
“Our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term.” Yet with the deck stacked in his favor, Mitch McConnell failed to put together a winning hand.
This seems to have been a massive miscalculation by McConnell, given that the majority of Americans put jobs as their top priority over the past two years. To accomplish his goal Mitch McConnell obstructed the president’s jobs bill, blocked a veterans jobs bill, and forced the country to accept reductions in government jobs totaling almost 700,000 jobs. And he did all of this so he could pin the tail on the donkey for all of the medicore recovery data. More from Detroit News....