The Political Playground

July 21st, 2010

On July 14th the NAACP passed a resolution condemning the racist elements with in the Tea Party movement. Needless to say that didn?t go over well with the Tea Party or the conservative movement in general.

Now, I’ll be honest, I haven?t read the text of the resolution, but I find it hard to believe that the NAACP was actually condemning the entire Tea Party Movement, and was instead just targeting the racist fringe elements, elements that tend to exist within all most any political movement. Elements that most Tea Party leaders themselves have been trying to remove.

So, on the 19th, Andrew Brietbart dug up some video clips from an NAACP awards dinner in March where Shirley Sherrod, USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development gave a speech, edited them to remove any context, and posted them on his site Big Government in an attempt to prove a point. Using editied video to undermine your political opponents has exploded thanks to the advent of the YouTube era.


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Snowpocalypse 2011

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It took me almost 3 hours to shovel out my driveway this morning; and just as I was almost done, the handle on my snow shovel broke. It could be worse I suppose. This is a picture of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. It’s eerily similar to some of the scenes from the movie, Day After Tomorrow.

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The Groundhog might be right

Outside my office window right now? Blasted Groundhog.

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