Well, todays piece will be one of those multiple subjects kind of things, and I hope it doesn’t get all rambly for ya…..
*In the “I told ya so” category, we have Donald Trump doing everything he can to lose the election, just as I said he would. He was put in as a soldier for Hillary, sent to wipe out the other republicans and then lose the election, giving it to Hillary. In this past week alone, his taxes, late night tweets, and his “not paying my taxes makes me smart” have all hit as he was rising in the polls to competitive levels with Hillary. His abuse of Bankruptcy laws means that another rich person (who Donald vows to get to pay their fair share) doesn’t have to pay taxes for up to possibly 18 years due to a tax loophole. Donald is no longer trying to win this thing…he’s doing the exact opposite.
*White privilege is in the news again with white people chaining themselves together wearing signs that proclaim their white privilege guilt and that they should pay restitution. Tell the West Virginia and Kentucky coal mine white folk, who have been poor and have suffered many casualties due to cave ins and black lung, about white privilege. Tell the white parents who are living under the poverty line who struggle with housing, food, and have forgotten the dreams of sending their kids to college about white privilege. Tell the homeless white folk, eaking out a survival in the back alleys and street corners about white privilege. Tell ME, a white man earning just enough to keep himself housed, fed, and clothed (as long as I don’t spend too much on such fancy things like going to a movie) about white privilege. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS WHITE PRIVILEGE.
*More and more stories are coming out about teaching Islam in school. This last week, Tennessee struggled with dropping the largest portion of a social studies chapter because it dealt with Islam. According to the Superintendent in the region, the problem wasn’t the teaching of Islam itself, it was the fact that while Islam was covered by two thirds of the chapter, no other religion received more than a few paragraphs. The problem was fairness in coverage, not the teaching of it. Of course, Muslims took this as a racist gesture and went all whiny and cried about it. It’s the old law in my opinion…if you teach one, teach them all equally. If you won’t teach one, don’t teach any.
*Toughie, a tree frog from Panama has died. He was likely the last of his species, as a foul fungus killed off eighty-five percent of his kind five years ago, and none have been seen since except for Toughie, who was brought to the Horticulture exhibit in a zoo in Alabama. He was the toast of the Vatican, several movie producers, and the love of all ecologists. Climatologists use him as a sign of global warming, though no connection between global warming and the fungus that killed all of Toughies ilk can be found. Goodbye Toughie. We’ll miss you.
*ENOUGH WITH THIS NFL PROTEST! A bunch of rich, elitist, privileged players making more money than they deserve are refusing to acknowledge our flag by getting on one knee. FUCK YOU. Your protest has spread to high schools, one who had the gall to do a “die in” where all the players laid on the field during the national anthem. Police are refusing to protect the stadiums..ISIS should be happy about that. Easier to sneak bombs in when there is no security. You dare show disdain to the flag simply because you disagree with the way something is being done? Go to Iran, see if you can make millions playing football over there. Go to Iraq, see if they’ll let you whiney little pricks make your millions there. If you have a problem, fix it. NOT by dragging down our flag, but by opening up a dialogue with the entities that can fix it. Use your celebrity to talk to a senator, a congressman, or the President. Rumor has it he likes football. Use the press to convey your message, but you don’t protest a flag that so many have fought and died for, a time honored flag with a rich history and meaning. Immigrants used to cry when they saw it waving in front of Lady Liberty as they knew that they had finally found freedom. Protest in a way that makes sense, a fair and just way…not by protesting a symbol of enduring strength and freedom.
Okay kids, enough for me. Oh…BOYCOTT THE NFL (at least til they resolve this protest thing).