The Monday Morning Teaser

Update: It’s actually Sunday and I’m not running behind at all. Thanks to the commenters for pointing this out before I actually started posting articles.


I’m moving slowly on a rainy morning. The featured post today will be “Slurs: Who Can Say Them, When, and Why”. The conservative freak-out over President Obama saying “Racism, we are not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public” provides an occasion for me to collect some thoughts that should be obvious, but for some reason aren’t to some people. I’ll try to keep it amusing, with relevant clips from Clerks 2 and Life of Brian.

Since I’m getting a late start, it might be 10 before that appears.

There’s an amazing week to cover in the summary: two major Supreme Court decisions; Confederate symbols started coming down — not just in South Carolina, but all over; the TPP is back from the dead; and President Obama’s eulogy for the shooting victims in Charleston might go down as one of the great American speeches. Expect that around noon.

And I’ll close with something celebratory: a video of two actual, non-animated, boogying elephants.

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Comments

  • mfennvt  On June 28, 2015 at 8:09 am

    You’re moving a little too quick, actually. Still Sunday in VT. Did NH have a dramatic time change?

    • Trackdude  On June 28, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Oh good, it’s not me. It IS Sunday. 😳

  • Susan Lee  On June 28, 2015 at 8:17 am

    You’re ahead of yourself, Doug, not late! It’s Sunday.

    Looking forward to this week’s posts.

    Susan ________________________________

  • Annette Liberson-Drewry  On June 28, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Good to see this on SUNDAY morning: Impatiently awaiting your thoughts!

    Sent from my iPad

    Annette Liberson-Drewry 100 Hollinshead Spring Road, #B100 Skillman, NJ 08558 609 759-3255/646 320-1022 annette.liberson@gmail.com

  • Carol Wheeler  On June 28, 2015 at 8:41 am

    But it’s Sunday!

    Carol Wheeler US phone 917-254-4910 Mexico:415-152-5259 http://quepasa-carolina.blogspot.mx/

    This email may be unlawfully collected, held, and read by the NSA which violates our freedoms using the justification of immoral, illegal wars absurdly described as being somehow for freedom.

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  • senecadoane  On June 28, 2015 at 8:52 am

    This is Sunday morning. Β Take your time. From: The Weekly Sift To: gregdiamond@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:04 AM Subject: [New post] The Monday Morning Teaser #yiv1212588215 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv1212588215 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv1212588215 a.yiv1212588215primaryactionlink:link, #yiv1212588215 a.yiv1212588215primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv1212588215 a.yiv1212588215primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv1212588215 a.yiv1212588215primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv1212588215 WordPress.com | weeklysift posted: “I’m moving slowly on a rainy morning. The featured post today will be “Slurs: Who Can Say Them, When, and Why”. The conservative freak-out over President Obama saying “Racism, we are not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to sa” | |

  • cadburybeauchat  On June 28, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Good morning! Isn’t it Sunday today?

    Cheers… Keep up the good work, whatever day it is. 😊

    Michael in Maine

    On the fly… from the phone 🐾

  • weeklysift  On June 28, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Good god, you’re right. I woke up groggier than I thought.

  • slehotsky  On June 28, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Whew! For a moment I thought I lost a day πŸ™‚
    Appreciate your insights whatever day they arrive on. – Susan in Carlisle MA

  • Diana Whitney  On June 28, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Just to show how much a part of Monday morning The Sift has become in our (Pacific Time Zone) home, I just had an “are you sure it’s Sunday?” chat with my husband. He convinced me it was. Go back to bed Doug.

  • Trackdude  On June 28, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Now this is a real teaser. I don’t want to wait ’til tomorrow. 😎

  • Anonymous  On June 28, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Ditto on the Monday morning routine–you had us confounded a bit there! Enjoy your extra day!

  • Kathy Campbell  On June 28, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Maybe you’re still recovering from Cornell West’s keynote speech at the UUA General Assembly. It’s available streaming on the UUA website–IN-SPIR-AAAA-TIONAL!

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