Mike's Blog Round Up
November 27, 2014

RH Reality Check: Here’s how to fend off attacks from your conservative relatives over Thanksgiving.

John Cook: Here’s how to launch a successful preemptive strike against your conservative relatives over Thanksgiving.

Matt O’Brien: Here’s how the 400 richest American households came to pocket 16 percent of all capital gains in the United States.

Mad Mike’s America: Here’s how the unbearable whiteness of being has once again raised its ugly head.

Raw Story: Here’s how the Oath Keepers militia switched sides from anti-government tax cheat Cliven Bundy in Nevada to law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri.

Speaking of which, your quotes of the day:
“With humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.” (President Abraham Lincoln, Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 3, 1863)

“We are confronted primarily with a moral issue. It is as old as the scriptures and is as clear as the American Constitution. The heart of the question is whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated. If an American, because his skin is dark, cannot eat lunch in a restaurant open to the public, if he cannot send his children to the best public school available, if he cannot vote for the public officials who represent him, if, in short, he cannot enjoy the full and free life which all of us want, then who among us would be content to have the color of his skin changed and stand in his place? Who among us would then be content with the counsels of patience and delay?” (President John F. Kennedy, June 11, 1963)

Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

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