Reader Roundup


Monday’s best comments work hard for a living, so you’d better treat ’em right.

Best Comment Of The Day, in response to Dressing Down/Stocking Up: “Her outfits are loud like a Kanye all-caps internet rant – loud, bold, obnoxious, and sometimes brilliant.” • Best Comment Of The Day, in response to How Much Is Craigslist Profiting From Prostitution?: “Craigslist has a missed connection with common decency. Craigslist saw common decency on the train the other day; common decency was listening to purple headphones and was wearing white tights and red shoes. Common decency was mouthing the words to the song playing and Craigslist couldn’t tear its eyes away. Craigslist should have said something, but before Craigslist knew it, common decency had gotten off the train. This was at around 3:30 in the afternoon. Craigslist posted an ad but never heard back from common decency.” • Best Comment Of The Day, in response to Meghan McCain, Racial Profiling, And Arizona’s New Immigration Law:

Arizona has literally been build with the blood, sweat and death of illegal immigrants. The white people there have benefitted from cheap housing and manual labor and been able to profit from exploiting hard-working immigrants for decades. When faced with the genuine possibility of an amnesty which might dry up their source of cheap labor as well as elevate Latinos to equal status in the eyes of the law, they react by basically making it illegal to be Latino without proof of citizenship. This is the second iteration of Reconstruction and the institution of Jim Crow laws. Any attempt to rationalize this law or claim only those in border states have a voice in this debate comes from the same place that equates lionization of the Confederacy with state pride instead of straight up racism.
And Meghan McCain’s tepid defense of an indefensible law carries even less political weight than Scarlett O’Hara’s ideas about race relations. But she probably justifies it because she has a Latino friend.

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