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Ya just can't talk about cultural stupidity and lack of respect for life when it comes to urban shootings without coming across like a racist.
It's time the TV stations quit just showing us video of police tape and do a study on SHOOTINGS.... who gets shot, who does the shooting. Are they gang related? Drug related? Uneducated? Dropouts? Sons of single moms? Hip hoppers? The police records have the raw data. Yes, its a statistical story, but you can cover it with video....and put up supers showing us the rawsumbers.
And not just interviewing some dumb ass auntie doing a dutiful quick interview on how sad she is. What do the law enforcement sociology types say about this phenomenon? Surely SOMEBODY's out there studying this....this trend that occupies so much of your airtime but never draws conclusions to help us understand why its a daily event.
And MURDERS aren't the study--too small a statistical universe...that only tells us how many good SHOTS and first responder failurs there are out there. Expand the study to talk about SHOOTINGS. And motives. Who's doing this? And don't ask the usual religious leaders who have no idea because the shooters don't likely go to church. Go to prisons and ask them! And others who've studied it. That'll take a little effort. Yup, you can't turn that story by midafternoon the same day you assign it, and it won't be handed to you on the police monitor! Have you forgotten how to do an award winning 5 part series with a dozen or more interview subjects?
Cheap PD Press Release coverage from Channel 9.
Why FOX TV FAILED in the national election and the LIES they continue to keep their misguided, FAILED viewers! (TV is a cheap medium believing IMAGE is more effective than substance!!)
(CBS News) In the wake of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's loss, the Republican party has spent the week talking about reshaping their identity to appeal more broadly to American voters. Friday, former Secretary of State during the Bush Administration, Condoleezza Rice, joined "CBS This Morning" to look ahead at her party's future and shared some foreign policy advice with President Obama.
While Rice maintained that the electoral college often skews the reality of an election -- "It was still a close election in the popular vote," she said -- she admitted that there is a need for a "bigger tent for the Republican party."
WHAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NEEDS TO DO IS WORRY LESS ABOUT IDENTITY AND APPEAL to win, and work harder to teach their people about COMPROMISE....and what their ESSENCE IS.
RELIGIOUS VALUES (which are against the Constitution), like abortion, same sex, prayer in schools or
RACIAL ATTITUDES, or the
DEFICIT PROBLEM of spending more money that we HAVE so we must BORROW A THIRD OF OUR EXPENSES, or TRADITION of PARTY LOYALTY NO MATTER WHAT THE GOP CURRENT VIEWS ARE, or
STRONG NATIONAL DEFENSE at the expense of education, student loans, social security and medicare, or,
SOMETHING I DIDN'T MENTION?
REPUBLICANS just don't want to FEED YOUR GRANDMA or YOUR KIDS for YOUR BAD PLANNING!!!
(Take her HOME, and stay there, and care for her until she dies. And fix your OWN kids' school lunches!)
I've learned one thing as a long time liberal. We don't all agree with each other's REASONS for being liberal or supporting liberal candidates. Lets face it, many liberals probably arent tolerant of abortion or gay marriage. Or throwing grandma out on the street when her nursing home can't get government help when she runs out of money.... or funding presidental libraries, or foreign aid to Israel and even our enemies, or Farm Subsidies for farmers during drought years when they earn ZERO money, or big bird, or massive storms or earthquakes and helpless victims. Or poor kids whose unemployed/uneducated parents can't afford school lunches.
So you VOTED FOR THE REPUBLICANS did you? Still in mourning?
The FOX NEWS types don't actually discuss these matters in HUMAN TERMS or religious terms. They all just talk about shit at the 30,000 foot POLITICAL level, knowing that might keep Republican voters.
FOX NEWS want's to SURVIVE...and make MONEY selling commercials no matter WHO wins a particular ELECTION! It's not about POLITICAL WINNERS AND LOSERS. It's about corporate profits. SEE FOX as a BUSINESS, and you'll see Fox for what they really are. A Murdock company trying to make MONEY offa YOU!!
You won't see this "WHY WE LOST" discussion on FOX from Karl ROVE or Krathhammer. They can't sell it on human terms and they know it. And so does FOX, so they don't ASK those questions. Don't show the needs. Just the political strategiests. And that's EXACTLY WHY you voted for the party nobody else did. You were mislead. And they are still trashing Obama....even though HE's not they problem.... THEY ARE! But who admits their own failures?
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? from the past two presidential elections? ANYTHING? Has it not occurred to you that FOX THIS WEEK is spinning their same song only to keep you watching....instead of abandoning them for misleading you?
That's your task. To figure out why you were so surprised. What did the REST of America know that you DIDN'T....and why?
Wealthy have had tax cuts for ten years now. So where are those private jobs?
The big losers: Who Is Most Pissed Off After This Election?
An insightful, entertaining article from Huffington Post. Well worth the read.
Romney Stiffs His Closest Staffers on Election Night!!
The next time you have the misfortune of hearing a Wall Street titan or other one-percenter whine about how their trickle-down contributions are not appreciated by the masses remember this tidbit, courtesy of Garrett Haake at NBC:
From the moment Mitt Romney stepped off stage Tuesday night, having just delivered a brief concession speech he wrote only that evening, the massive infrastructure surrounding his campaign quickly began to disassemble itself.-0-
Aides taking cabs home late that night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked.
No doubt a whole host of Boston taxi drivers found themselves stiffed when it came to tips early Wednesday morning. That’s what happens when the money trickles up, not down and it’s why healthy economies don’t depend on the trickle down whims of overlords. The minute Richie Rich decides he doesn’t need all that
In case you are wondering, this did not have to happen. The Mitt Romney for President entity does not end with Romeny’s Tuesday night loss. There are papers to be filed with various federal commissions and bills to be paid ….
But clearly not the taxi bills belonging to some of those most loyal to Romney. Maybe that’s what you get for taking a job with a multi-millionaire who boasts about the fact that he sneaks popcorn into movie theatres in wife’s handbag, so he doesn’t have to pay inflated concession prices for a snack.
Hat Tip to Charles Pierce at Esquire for highlighting this delicious anecdote.