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A quick diary on Ferguson redux....

This will be short.

There are a couple of diaries up on DK about another police shooting of a young black man in Ferguson, with the obligatory leaving him bleeding out while they... I don't know. Check the donuts at the 7-11?

The cops of course are claiming they were fired upon (although according to both diaries that seems plausible in this case). And of course they did the obvious thing; fire blindly while civilians were all around.

Open Thread 08-09-15

Good Morning 99percenters!
Morning news dump and music by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

The U.S.-Russia “phony war”: How Washington warmongers could bring us from stalemate to catastrophe
One of two outcomes is likely: Another long Cold War, or a great power conflict

The Ukraine crisis and the attendant confrontation with Russia assume a “phony war” feel these days. As in the perversely calm months between the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and the Blitzkrieg into the Low Countries the following spring, nothing much seems to be happening.

Evening Bues Weekend Edition Preview 08-08-2015

Tonight's installment of Evening Bues Weekend Edition will be hosted by yours truly.
IT will feature vocalist, multi-instrument musician and composer/songwriter Steve Winwood. Among other things, Steve co-founded three bands:
Spencer Davis Group (Gimme Some Lovin)

The Coldest Sin

Not six months passed, after Robin Williams' ashes went into San Francisco Bay, before his terminal wife, and his various earlier children, commenced an ugly and public legal battle over his all and every monified possessions: "photographs, bicycles, fossils, and toys."

All parties, to all suits, screaming "mine! mine! mine! mine!

Cartoon: Les Beastiables -- Senator Ted Cruzmel, Presidential Candidate!

Les Beastiables ("Les Bez"): Beasties say the darnedest things!

Hey everybody! It's hump day Friday! Today's Beastiable is Senator Ted Cruz(mel). He has said and done beastly things for many years now, and so he has earned his turn as one of Les Beastiables.

Ted Cruzmel, Les Beastiables, Les Bez, Ted Cruz, Republican, Elections

NOTE FOR NEW READERS: This series features a new Les Beastiables cartoon every Wednesday about 1:45 PM Eastern. We indulge in a little Franglish because the French are tres classy. But I digresse.

For serious discussion of the issues, please join me below the break. Then you'll be able to "cleanse your palate" with a cute photo before you leave.