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March 20, 2013 5:44 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Closing with dispatch today because I have to cook a big pot of Brunswick Stew for a church group that had never heard of this exotic southern fare until the last time I served it. Now they have an addiction that must be fed.

Here are some final news/views items for the day:

* The night before John Hickenlooper signed two gun violence bills into law, the executive director of Colorado’s Department of Corrections was fatally gunned down at his own front door.

* PPP survey finds that Floridians support path to citizenship by 53/31 margin, but are very confused by the positions taken by Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush. Don’t much blame them.

* At The Atlantic, Elspeth Reeve provides fine sardonic taxonomy of Iraq War Support Apologies (many not actually apologies).

* At Ten Miles Square, Emily Menkes discusses the vast new avenues to data mining provided by the new, improved Facebook. This is a must-read for Facebook users.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reminds us that state higher education spending cuts are the main reason for soaring tuition costs.

And in non-political news:

* Tiger ‘n’ Lindsey head up list of “sports power couples,” if that matters to you.

To close the day, here’s Spirit performing another great song from The Twelve Dreams of Doctor Sardonicus, “Animal Zoo,” in Detroit in 1993.

Selah.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

Comments

  • martin on March 20, 2013 5:59 PM:

    I have to cook a big pot of Brunswick Stew for a church group that had never heard of this exotic southern fare until the last time I served it. Now they have an addiction that must be fed.

    Then post your recipie, dammit;>

  • schtick on March 20, 2013 6:20 PM:

    It would surprise me if anyone WASN'T surprised by any teapub position, nevermind Rubio and Jeb.

  • c u n d gulag on March 20, 2013 6:21 PM:

    Ed,
    WAY, WAAAAAAY OT but, a great article about the treasonous crimes and misdemeanors, beyond impeachable offenses, of Presidents Nixon, Reagan, and Bush I:

    http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/shocking-new-evidence-reveals-depths-treason-and-treachery-watergate-and-iran?paging=off

    Which shoulod prove, once and for all, that It aint the damned cover-up, ITS THE FUCKING CRIME!!!!

    This might make an interesting post over the next week or so.

  • Linkmeister on March 20, 2013 6:30 PM:

    I agree with martin. If you're gonna brag on yer cookin', son, you need to show yer hand. ;)

  • Alejandro on March 20, 2013 6:42 PM:

    "Floridians support path to citizenship by 53/31 margin, but are very confused by the positions taken by Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush."

    Ed, Have you considered that confusing the public is THE GOAL? Muddying the waters-- on practically every issue-- has been a central tactic of the GOP for years now.

  • JJO on March 20, 2013 7:08 PM:

    Don't forget the squirrel.

  • emjayay on March 20, 2013 7:11 PM:

  • exlibra on March 20, 2013 7:14 PM:

    [...] I have to cook a big pot of Brunswick Stew for a church group [...] -- Ed Kilgore

    You have squirrels in California? Or do you use what the Craptcha calls"iamehen"?

  • Russell aboard M/V Sunshine on March 20, 2013 7:56 PM:

    No! Surely you didn't go out and shoot the squirrels in California. Please say it isn't so! So what did you substitute?

  • smartalek on March 20, 2013 10:57 PM:

    Wikipedia sez wabbit works as well as squirrel.
    Tell me, how many of you who appear to be horrified at the thought of eating squirrel are vegan?
    And if you're not, what is there -- other than purely arbitrary cultural conditioning -- that makes eating cows (esp baby cows, commonly called "veal"), lambs, chickens, and pigs, but NOT squirrels, ok?
    I thank you in advance for the education.

  • dennis nyback on March 20, 2013 11:16 PM:

    so, is it squirrel or rabbit?

  • 14All on March 21, 2013 9:12 AM:

    I tried to read your post, but got completely hung up on your mention of Brunswick stew....mmmmmm, Brunswick stew...

  • cmdicely on March 21, 2013 10:45 AM:

    At The Atlantic, Elspeth Reeve provides fine sardonic taxonomy of Iraq War Support Apologies (many not actually apologies).

    No, it has (as its title states) a taxonomy of Iraq War Support apologia, not "apologies". While apologia is the Latin root from which the English word "apology" comes, it has an almost opposite meaning -- an apologia is an argument defending something, not an expression of regret or remorse for it.

    So its rather unsurprising that the items in what sells itself as a taxonomy of apologia would not include many, if any, apologies.