Friday, June 29, 2007

I run a couple of newspapers. What do you do?

From the Media Can't Get the F-ing Headline Right to Save Their Life department-


Schools to look at factors besides raceSan Jose Mercury News, USA - 4 hours agoBy NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer School officials around the country are asking that question following a Supreme Court decision rejecting racial ...
Justices limit use of race in school policiesDallas Morning News (subscription), TX - 6 hours agoWASHINGTON – With competing blocs of justices claiming the mantle of Brown vs. Board of Education, a bitterly divided Supreme Court declared Thursday that ...
High court strikes down school integration plansChicago Tribune, United States - 7 hours agoBy Naftali Bendavid WASHINGTON
Supreme Court strikes down school integration policiesChicago Tribune, United States - 10 hours agoBy David G. Savage and Joel Havemann WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court today declared unconstitutional the use of racial guidelines to integrate public ...
Supreme Court Limits Schools on RaceForbes, NY - 12 hours agoAP 06.28.07, 7:28 PM ET The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected school assignment plans that take account of students' race in two major public school ...
Justices Limit School Diversity ProgramsGuardian Unlimited, UK - 12 hours agoFrom AP AP Photo KYER105, WATW101, KYER106, WATW202 By MARK SHERMAN AP Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A half-century after the Supreme Court outlawed segregated ...
Race-Based Pupil Placements Banned by Top US Court (Update3)Bloomberg - 20 hours agoBy Greg Stohr June 28 (Bloomberg) -- A divided US Supreme Court, with President George W. Bush's appointees tipping the balance, said public school ...
Supreme Court Rejects School Race PlansGuardian Unlimited, UK - 20 hours agoFrom AP By MARK SHERMAN AP Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected diversity plans in two major school districts that take race into ...
Court rejects race as factor in school programsABC News - 20 hours agoBy James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bitterly divided Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that race cannot be used to decide where students go to school, ...
Divided court rejects school diversity plansSI.com - 20 hours agoBy Bill Mears WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The US Supreme Court on Thursday struck down public school choice plans in Seattle, Washington, and Louisville, Kentucky, ...

Nice. But for accuracy's sake I would suggest the following headline in lieu of all of pussyfooting around displayed above-


Supreme Court Overturns Brown v. Board of Education!


The problem with the struggle to get to the top of Dr. King's mountaintop isn't so much the climb as the guys higher up trying to push us back down the mountain.

8 comments:

ladybug said...

yea, purty much.

Hill Country Gal (on Snabby's links) calls'em the "Gang of Five".

I like it.

Anonymous said...

Southern version of Dean's headlines:

Supreme Court Keeps our Niggers from Getting too Uppity.

Swinebread said...

I knew this kinda thing was gonna happen. When Bush got a second term the kinda crap that the Supreme Court is pulling now is what I was afraid of. But we deserve it. There is no way Bush would have gotten a second term if a few liberals and moderates hadn’t voted for him. They let fear overwhelm reason. Now we have conservative “activist” judges on the court right now that don’t give a shit about precedent or human rights. Hey libertarians, thanks for f-ing us all.

Think before you vote.

Block any future pick by Bush

Dean Wormer said...

ladybug-

Loved Hill Country's comments. Appears we're on the same wavelength.

Anynomous-

I agree with the sentiment but not the delivery. I know words are just words but that one still packs a lot of emotional impact for a lot of people and I'd prefer we not use it around these parts. The five or six people that read this blog might be offended.

Swine-

Absolutely. As I do the supremes math we need to get to appoint all the replacements for the minority in this decision and Kennedy. Republicans Presidents can't be allowed another court pick for at least the next 20 years.

Aaron said...

This Supreme COurt is Bush's real legacy I'm afraid, we'll be dealing with them long after we've withdrawn from Iraq. Of all the scary decisions the court has handed down this term, this is the worst. Brown v Board of Education was one of the milestones of our history and to see it overturned after a mere 50 years is mind boggling. And all we get from our mainstream media is a collective shrug. Are they too stupid to understand what just happened or don't they care?

Dean Wormer said...

Are they too stupid to understand what just happened or don't they care?

Aaron,

I think it's a little of column A and a little of column B.

It's not even a question to me- we get the Kennedy replacement and Alito or all hell breks loose.

Also- Lieberdems need to go.

Anonymous said...

I apologize for the use of the N-word and intended it to shock rather than offend and to bring to mind the actual mindset of the apparent majority of the Supreme Court.

If that comment caused the comment moderation to be turned on, please feel free to delete it and consider leaving moderation off as it brings more immediacy to the comments.

Mums the N-word. ;)

Dean Wormer said...

Fair enough, Any. Moderation didn't work the way I'd hoped anyway.