I Beg Your Ponder
The governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, is being called to resign after a racist photo of him in his college yearbook surfaced of a man in blackface and another in a KKK robe. He admits he’s in the photo but he doesn’t remember which one was him. He’s a Democrat. Fellow Democrats are not making excuses for him or giving him a pass. They didn’t have to ponder that for very long. They want him out. Republicans would find an excuse like “there are good people on both sides,” “he was just a kid,” or “we don’t know the whole story.” Tolerating racism is racism.
Black history fun fact: If Ralph Northam resigns, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax will become governor, making him the second black governor in Virginia, a former confederate slave state with a dark, racist history. The first black governor was L. Douglas Wilder.
Republican hypocrite fun fact: Republicans are calling for Ralph Northam’s resignation. They never called for the resignation of Trump, Steve King, and Cindy Hyde-Smith nor have they ever called Trump out for starting the birther movement.
Many years from now old white guys in politics will be chased out of office after old photos of them wearing MAGA hats surface.
Isn’t it ironic — after Trump attacked black football players for kneeling during the national anthem, he will do an interview with CBS before the game where he will attack Nancy Pelosi. Huge audience. TV! Huge! TV! Look at me! I’m on TV!
In other NEWS — the Washington Post will run an ad during the Super Bowl that pays tribute to those who provide the knowledge that is essential to our freedom. Last year 64 journalists around the world were killed, including Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, and more than 250 were jailed just for doing their jobs. PONDER THAT.
A federal jail in Brooklyn has had no heat or electricity for 6 days. Temperatures are below freezing. 1,600 inmates are banging on the windows, begging for help, hoping people outside can hear them. They are getting sick and are freezing. More human rights abuses by the Trump administration.
Homeless people are freezing to death.
The Polar Vortex has killed more people than immigrants.
It’s Ground Hog Day. Only in America can we accept weather predictions from a rodent and reject climate change predictions by actual scientists.
The Trump administration filed documents admitting that there are thousands more migrant kids who have been taken from their parents but they can’t reunite them because they don’t have a tracking system for them. They never intended on giving those children back to their parents.
Ellen Page went on Stephen Colbert’s show and used the moment and her privilege to call out Mike Pence and other leaders who hate other people so much that they use their power to hurt them. She said when you single out LGBTQs as bad, it emboldens like minded homophobic haters to attack them. “What else do you think will happen? Kids are going to get hurt, they’ll kill themselves. This has got to fucking stop.” Bleep! The clip went viral which is an indicator of where the country is right now. There really are more of us than there are of them. The problem is “they” have so much power it’s hard to ponder.
“Maybe hate is what we need” Trump said when he was promoting the execution of 5 kids (4 black and 1 Hispanic) who were wrongfully accused of raping a white woman in Central Park in 1989. The future president of the United States spent $85,000 on full page ads in 4 daily papers in New York City calling for the return of the death penalty. “Muggers and murderers should be forced to suffer and, when they kill, they should be executed for their crimes.” They were all convicted and spent 5–16 years in jail. In 2002, the real rapist confessed to the crime and DNA evidence confirmed his guilt. In honor of Black History Month, let’s ponder 2 things. Black people are wrongfully accused of crimes and put in jail or shot by the police every day. Let’s also ponder how someone like Trump could end up becoming president and what that really, really means.
“Look at my African American over there,” Trump said on the campaign trail in Redding, California in 2016.
A rise in hate crimes, emboldened racists, kidnapping migrant children, a bigger gap between the filthy rich and everybody else, more pollution, a weakened global order, unchecked presidential power, Russians infiltrating the government, a corrupt Republican party, and now a nuclear arms race in Europe. One person has done this much global damage in 2 years.
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