Good one from Sally Kohn at the Washington Post -- Liberals are just too tolerant for their own good:
The real problem isn’t a liberal weakness. It’s something liberals have proudly seen as a strength — our deep-seated dedication to tolerance. In any given fight, tolerance is benevolent, while intolerance gets in the good punches. Tolerance plays by the rules, while intolerance fights dirty. The result is round after round of knockouts against liberals who think they’re high and mighty for being open-minded but who, politically and ideologically, are simply suckers.Ooookay then. Let's review one week's worth of liberal tolerance, courtesy of Nice Deb:
Ed Markey (D-ranged): GOP “Trying To Destroy The Whole Wide World”See Nice Deb for the details and vote for your faves! (Bonus tolerance: New Tone: Videos show “tolerant” left wingers hurling racist and sexist slurs at Tea Party rally)
Tingles: “30,000 People Will Die Because of Paul Ryan’s Budget”…
Bill Maher To Rachel Maddow On The GOP: ‘I Hate Them As Much As You Do’
Newsweek: “GOP Views Poor As Parasites”…
DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: GOP Budget Plan Kills Seniors
Olbermann: S.E. Cupp Should Have Never Been Born, Proves ‘Necessity’ of Planned Parenthood
Jim Wallis Says Paul Ryan Is a Bully & Hypocrite Who’s Never Been Around Poor People and Has No Courage
Chris Matthews Mocks Fox News as a ‘Roach Motel,’ Admits He’s Gone Easy on Colleague Donald Trump
Democrat New Tone: Pa Politician Asks If She Can Kill A Colleague, ‘Blow His Brains Out”
On Ms. Kohn's bizarro planet, Obama is just too nice a guy:
Yet, this is the essence of what Obama, the community organizer, came to Washington to do: not to push an agenda but to change the culture of the capital to be more inclusive, open-minded, civil and democratic. Unfortunately, there are no points for playing nice.Wow.
I like this title: President Whatever finds things not going his way
Ed Driscoll on a Detroit barrister's idea on how to save his dying city: stop enforcing certain laws and “We would attract young people. You make Detroit a fun city. A place they want to live and they would flock here.”
In a Maine school district, iPads are required, books are optional:
All kindergarten students in the city of Auburn, Maine, will be receiving an iPad 2 beginning in the next school year, according to online reports. A school official called the iPad 2 "more important than a book."Because before we had computers no one was able to learn how to read or do math.
The website for the CBS affiliate WGME in Portland, Maine, reported that last Wednesday the schools committee for the Auburn School District approved the plan at a cost of $200,000 for the 2011-2012 school year.
District Superintendent Tom Morrill is quoted in the story as saying that the iPad 2 from Apple Inc. is a vital learning tool: “What we’re seeing is that this is an essential tool – even more important than a book. It’s a learning tool they need to have.”
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