Friday, January 28, 2022

A little of this and a little of that

 With the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, President Biden intends to nominate an African-American female judge to fill the vacancy. Unsurprisingly, right wing media is having a collective cow. What they won't admit is that Biden is, you know, fulfilling a campaign promise. How many of those did Donald Trump actually fulfill in his four years?

At least Biden gets it. Fox Shmooze, Newsnax, and the rest are just looking for something to complain about. And this was after Fox Shmooze's Jesse "Dirty" Watters and guest Candace Owens whined about Disney's decision to repackage Minnie Mouse for the 30th anniversary of Disneyland Paris by changing her outfit. Owens got slammed for her hypocrisy on social media, since she usually wears a pantsuit not unlike the type Minnie is getting pro tempore.

What bothers Candace more, I think, is that Minnie's outfit was designed by Stella McCartney, daughter of music icon Paul McCartney. To that, we say, jealous much?
A Tennessee school board decided that Art Spiegelman's award winning graphic novel, Maus, would be banned from public schools because it is, to them, "not appropriate".

Maus was first released more than 40 years ago, and is Spiegelman's way of telling the story of the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of mice (Jews) and cats (German Nazis). My brother actually owned some issues of Raw, the magazine that was home to the series back then. Spiegelman won a Pulitzer, an Eisner, and a Harvey Award for his work.

What brought this to my attention was the fact that a comics shop owner in California sent 100 copies to people in Tennessee that wanted to read the story. Bravo!!

What is wrong with school boards in the South these days? They think a college course, critical race theory, is taught in high schools (it isn't). While they respect Spiegelman's message, they don't think the imagery of cats vs. mice fits in with the curriculum. What's next? Banning Mighty Mouse?
Speaking of people getting slammed on social media, Stupid-E (Eric Trump) was roasted for going on Fox Shmooze and trying to claim that his father worked harder in the White House than any president before or since, clearly taking aim at President Biden. Stupid-E was promptly fact-checked and reminded how much time daddy spent on the golf course while in office, and that he spent more time in the White House watching Fox Shmooze than, you know, doing his job.

As Queen Victoria famously declared years ago in England, we are not amused.

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