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Rek LeCounte
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"When you have a high threshold for alarm, your objections are rare, serious, and effective." -Carolyn Hax
"When you have a high threshold for alarm, your objections are rare, serious, and effective." -Carolyn Hax

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5/31/14
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No surprises here. I must say, however, that I am sorely disappointed in people.

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Finally, we have seen Atlantis.

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Bipartisan and wonderful. Wow.

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"It’s an interesting experience being a compound minority in America. On the one hand, people make offhanded assumptions about your politics, history, culture, preferences, and familiarity with the law based on your skin color. On the other, there are confident expectations of your tastes, mannerisms, speech patterns, and so on based on your perceived or confirmed sexual orientation. Being a black, gay man in a country that segregated my grandparents and still sanctions a broad array of legal discrimination against me produces precisely the kind of experience that most Americans—being white and straight—will never properly understand, although some do sincerely try.

Before we continue, let’s clarify a few things about me."

Read on to find my take on Jason Collins and what the story says about America.

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So many awesome ideas!

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Jason Collins is baller.

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"This is a sign of the success of terrorism and a few legal activists whose dislike of terrorism often seems eclipsed by their hatred of the government’s legitimate police functions. It is the logic of the TSA checkpoint applied to the whole society:  Because it is politically outrageous to target, monitor or inconvenience specific people,   the only solution is to target, monitor and inconvenience everybody. 

The gun control debate works the same way. Because the government is — often for understandable reasons — ill-equipped, unable or unwilling to do what it takes to stop the lone madman, the “answer” is to inconvenience or infringe upon the rights of millions of law-abiding citizens. When the government fails to focus on real potential terrorists, the result is that we’re all treated at least a bit more like potential terrorists."

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"“First of all, 90 percent of people saying they favor background checks is not the same thing as saying they favor Manchin-Toomey,” Podhoretz told POLITICO. “But more importantly, look back at the provisions of the Contract with America in 1994 —- every single one of those provisions had 70 percent support in public surveys. I don’t remember the media taking up those provisions in September and October of 1994 because they ‘represented the will of the people.”"
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