Skip to main content

Almost 50 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, the non-violent tactics of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. were back in the news.

But in a sign of just how far we have come as a nation, this time it was white people who were engaging in the great American tradition of civil disobedience.

On April 5, agents of the Bureau of Land Management descended on the Nevada ranch of welfare queen Cliven Bundy.

This court-ordered siege marked the culmination of a 20+ year fight between Bundy and the federal government—whose authoritah he doesn't respect.

A distress call went out over talk radio, and soon there were hundreds of heavily armed militiamen on the scene, ready for battle.

These über-patriots refused to be cowed by Harry Reid's stormtroopers; their message was clear: You may take our lives wives, but you'll never take our freedom!

So, on April 12, recognizing that they were outgunnedliterally if not legally—the BLM backed down.

And that's how Ronald Reagan won the Cold War.

Morning lineup:

Meet The Press: Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk; Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN); Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT); Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); Roundtable: Chuck Todd (NBC New), David Brooks (New York Times), Radhika Jones (TIME) and David Shribman (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

Face The Nation: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D); Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan; Roundtable: Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal), David Ignatius (Washington Post) and Michael Duffy (TIME) and John Dickerson (CBS News).

This Week: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX); Former NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly; Political Roundtable: Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, S.E. Cupp (CNN), Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard) and Jeff Zeleny (ABC News); Religious Right Roundtable: Rev. Franklin Graham (Billy Graham Evangelistic Association), Dr. Russell Moore (Southern Baptist Convention), Ralph Reed (Faith & Freedom Coalition) and Cokie Roberts (ABC News).

Fox News Sunday: Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl; Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak; Roundtable: George Will (Washington Post), Rana Foroohar (TIME), Robert Costa (Washington Post) and Former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN).

State of the Union: DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee; RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer; Political Handicapper Stu Rothenberg; Australian Ambassador to the US Kim Beazley; Iraqi Ambassador to the US Lukman Faily; Sen. John Walsh (D-MT); Tom Tarantino (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America).

Evening lineup:

60 Minutes will feature: a report on the Robin Hood Foundation, a charity that has given away nearly $1.5 billion to New York's neediest (preview); a report on people with super memories (preview); and, a report on the Congo's Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra (preview).

On Comedy Central...

The Daily Show and The Colbert Report were in reruns this week, so there are no new videos to share. Instead, here's Jon Stewart welcoming George W. Bush back to public life.

The Daily Show

Monday: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

Tuesday: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

Wednesday: Robin Roberts (ABC News)

Thursday: Author Ramachandra Guha

And Stephen Colbert surveying Americans opinions about Ukraine.

The Colbert Report

Monday: Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns

Tuesday:  George Will (Washington Post)

Wednesday: University of Kentucky Basketball Coach John Calipari

Thursday: Author George Saunders

Note: Stephen Colbert will be appearing on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Tuesday.


Fox News co-hosts Eric Bolling and Bob Beckel lamented the existence of labor laws.

On Fox News' The Five this week, host Eric Bolling and his co-hosts agreed that U.S. labor laws should be more like China's: nonexistent. "Some of the economies that are starting to kick our butt, those people work hard," said Bolling. "There aren’t labor laws, there aren't minimum wages, they're working harder than we are." Co-host Bob Beckel agreed, suggesting, "That's what we should have—no labor law and no minimum wage. They work for a dollar a week." Bolling clarified that in the U.S. we would "Certainly hold them to a maximum of hours per week, for sure," not acknowledging that such a limit would, in fact, be a labor law.


Greg Gutfeld saw Tax Day as an opportunity to rant about how good the poors have it.

"Yeah! It's tax day, or for 70 million households, Tuesday. Because for them, they pay no federal income tax so they're left wondering why everyone's at the post office sweating through their shirts.

I don't blame them, I envy them. A tax form to them is like a coupon for Head and Shoulders if you're bald. This is how dependence works, big government is grand if you don't feel its hand. Not that I don't love taxes, without them how would people like Harry Reid thrive? Useless, unproductive society hucksters rely on us as their welfare. Reid and his ilk look at America and see millions of wallets and purses ready to picked to perpetuate their power.

I'm bummed that 110 days of my salary goes directly into the mouth of a blob that turns my efforts into useless poop. It's not about filing, but force."

And last, but not least...

Bill O'Reilly conducted an enlightening interview with the University of Kentucky mens basketball coach, John Calipari.

"I mean, you are a good guy coach but, hey, now, the culture has coarsened," said O'Reilly. "I don't know if you listen to this rap stuff and the hip-hop stuff. Has that changed their attitude? I mean, how do you impose discipline on kids who are pretty much gonna do what they want to do?" O'Reilly goes on to express disbelief that Calipari's players don't curse at him, asks him what he does when a girl tells one of his players "hey, you raped me," and states, matter-of-factly, that there are "hustlers everywhere" who are "giving the kids drugs for free."

Peace out.

- Trix

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Click here for the mobile view of the site