Republicans are not Racists. Racists are Republicans. The GOP is worried that Trump will scare off Latino and Hispanic voters. What they should worry about is that the base of their party scares off those voters. Right now Donald Trump is placing second in New Hampshire and Iowa polls.
This party has bigger problems than Donald Trump. He’s just shining light on them.
Bo Duke is pissed. At least I think it’s Bo. Maybe it’s Luke. Either way the guy that played one of the Duke boys is upset that TV Land has stopped running The Dukes Of Hazzard because of the Confederate flag on the car called “General Lee.” I’d be upset too if there was going to be a huge cut in my residual checks.
I’m not sure this is the right thing to do. At what point do we ban art, or in this case, crappy TV shows. I understand businesses wanting to do away with an offensive symbol. I understand businesses continuing to sell that symbol to make a profit. But does something have to be completely erased because of one aspect that can be offensive?
Yes, the flag represents hate. Even then, I think it’s used in a kind of ignorant way on the show. The show was about moonshining, outrunning dumb cops and plot twists about as clever as those found on Three’s Company. The show didn’t tackle heavy issues that society was grappling with during the 1980’s.
Do we scrub the shows existence because of the flag? Do we get rid of art that has something vulgar or offensive in it like novels by Mark Twain? I wouldn’t call The Dukes Of Hazzard art but art is in the eye of the beholder. While All In The Family did tackle heavy issues and even included racist language (lampooning bigots actually), do we also ban that iconic show in the name of political correctness?
As it says in the song, “some day the mountain might get ’em but the law never will.” It looks like the PC police has finally put a stop to the Duke boys. You know what, some jackass cartoonist is going to steal that from me.
A Wal-Mart employee didn’t recognize an ISIS flag. Is that so shocking? Even CNN had a recent problem differentiating the flag from a giant dildo (seriously).
So some right-wing goober tried to order a Confederate Flag cake at Wal-Mart and the store’s bakery refused. He wanted to make a point of some sort so he showed the employee an ISIS flag and ordered a cake with that design. I’m sure he didn’t tell the employee it was the logo for an international terrorist organization with a fondness for beheadings. The store delivered. I’m not sure what flavor the cake was but I’m sure the party was a blast. Get it? Blast!
Personally, I think the bakery should make a Confederate Flag cake if someone orders it. I think the flag is a symbol of racism but it’s really no skin off my hide if you have serve cake at your KKK party. I also don’t have an issue with private businesses selling the flags. I don’t care. Someone is going to sell them. Freaks are gonna fly them. I just don’t think they belong on government property.
I don’t make attempts at jokes at the expense of someone’s personal appearance, unless I think I can make a (no pun intended) larger point out of it. There are exceptions such as Donald Trump’s hair. That’s something he can help like maybe buying a better toupee or trying a different style of comb over. I’m not sure what he exactly has going on up there, on top of his head or inside it.
I couldn’t resist with this analogy. There are way too many candidates and quite frankly, Chris Christie is not going to fit into the debates or in the race for campaign cash. Physics say it’s impossible. I’m not out to make a pointless fat joke. A lot of conservatives make fun of Hillary’s appearance (I’ve seen a few cartoonists do it). That’s sexist, shows they have nothing more substantial to offer and quite frankly, stupid. Hillary Clinton is 67. I’m not aware of any 67-year-old super models. Conservatives really don’t do well with humor. They are very funny people but it’s never intentional.
I got this idea last week but I held off waiting on Christie’s announcement. There was a sort of a mini announcement last week that he would announce on Tuesday. So I roughed it out last Thursday. On Saturday I took a road trip with a friend to Northern Virginia and I took my notebook with me. I showed her the rough and she loved it.