The only thing worse than getting up early in the morning to read and regurgitate the news — among other things — is doing it on the weekend. There really is no crappier an hour.
With the curtain about to fall on Crappy Hour, it's up to you to set the agenda today! Ask questions or make comments on the days news, and I'll answer. Clinton in Africa? Birthers? Health Care? It's all here!
The Obama birther story is the story that just won't die. (And why would it? It's filled with such delicious craziness!) Since we can't kill it, this morning, Gawker and True/Slant's Alex Pareene helps me mock it.
Who cares about war, peace or health care reform when one can debate structural racism, Henry Gates and/or the circumstances of Obama's birth? No one! (Certainly not me or my brain on the last day of a very long week.)
Last night, Chicago Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet used Obama's health care presser to ask him about the arrest of Harvard professor "Skip" Gates. This morning Racialicious' Latoya Peterson helps me parse it - and the press corps' rabid reactions.
It's another battle between me, myself and I, as caffeine deprivation and Justice Committee ennui take their inevitable toll, leading to profanity, punnery, discussions of Republican sex scandals and a rant about how Hillary Clinton is just doing her job.