Posted by Elaine Magliaro
I just came upon the following Mark Fiore video this morning. Although it’s a few days past Christmas, I thought some of you might appreciate viewing this holiday “seasonal” political cartoon brought to us by Truthdig. Truthdig said Fiore’s cartoon video “was inspired by one of 2014’s biggest stories: Ferguson and the militarization of police.”
Driving While Brown … And Furry (Truthdig)
That taser does explain why Rudolph’s nose “glows so bright”.
Amen to that, Pete.
Over at RIL, a telling comment about the new guest blogger:
“on 1, December 28, 2014 at 6:00 pmHYblue
This writing is good for an emotional teenager who idolizes singers, actors, etc and I am not sure what it is doing in a legal blog. I miss the wisdom and maturity of Mike and Gene.”
Don’t know who HYBlue is but another big Amen. It’s Romper Room over there now.
Mark, between the torture loving clowns and the dumbass PI who couldn’t find his way out of a paper bag, it’s a circus over there.
I’ve seen more and more commenters abandoning that ship. When that lowbrow peanut gallery finally takes over the comments section, most of the educated lurkers will leave and the neighborhood will have all the charm of Inner city Detroit.
Down to 500 views/hour per 48 hour block, according to WP stats. Eighteen months ago was closer to 2,500.
At the time I type this, our stats are showing 159 views/hour per 48 hour block. Not bad for the new kid on the block.
Wow! Chuck, I guess it wasn’t just me and my insecurities then.😉
What many fail to appreciate is that a criminal indictment and conviction against a policeman can go a long way toward winning a civil case against the police department. Eric Garner’s family is suing for $75 million, while Michael Brown’s family is preparing to sue. I wonder how much of the community outrage is facilitated by the families’ attorneys. The video of Michael Brown’s step father inciting arson after the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced gives me cause to think about where all of this anger is really coming from.
— Jim McGuinness
Ah, Chuck, ol’ Nickiminy Cricket, the self-appointed conscience of RIL, thinks you should resign there for stating the comparative blog statistics. Says you’re a “saboteur” for confirming what we’ve all suspected for quite sometime now about his (and those of his ilk’s) corrosive influence.
The irony of his words is just priceless.
I don’t want to rub salt into anybody’s obsessions (how’s that for a mixed metaphor) but I neglected to mention our Daily Kos numbers As you know, I have been a regular contributor to Daily Kos since 2008. As of right now, there have been 391,076 unique visitors today, who viewed 984,651 pages. That is down a bit from our normal 1.5 million views per day. I guess I need to write something lame….Oh, wait…..
The past 30 days, Daily Kos had 7,140,494 visitors, who viewed 30,823,508 pages.
Good Lord! Down from 2500 to 500? That’s an 80% loss. Any business that lost 80% of its customers over an eighteenth month period of time would be deemed a failure.
This does not bode well for the far right conservatives/libertarians.
“This does not bode well for the far right conservatives/libertarians.”
Not exactly champagne and flowers for JT either. I suppose you’re judged by the company you keep.
With RIL, the flea longs to be the elephant but can’t muster the gravitas. To para-quote that new age philosopher, Coach Bill Parcells, you are what your numbers (and their trends) say you are.