Most things have a conclusion. Most thoughts, most quests, most contests, most dilemmas, most journeys, most every thing has a conclusion. Sometimes we delay a conclusion, sometimes we welcome a conclusion, sometimes we ignore a conclusion, sometimes we argue with a conclusion, but pro or con a conclusion is the end.
I came to a painful conclusion some years ago. For the most part I have kept this conclusion to myself. Tony Dungy and this blog have allowed me to let this my most painful conclusion out of the closet.
Tony Dungy is a bigot, an unaware bigot, but a bigot none the less. I have been a bigot most of my life but I have come to be aware of my bigotry. In this day and age Tony should not get a pass for his bigotry. I refuse to continue to be a participant in my comfortable bigotry.
As a black male of the jim crow south, Texas to be specific, I thirsted for equality. I could see the bigotry of my oppressors clearly but I couldn’t see my own bigotry. I was a victim of my own ignorance.
Racism is wrong but so is sexism. If I make a distinction of human legitimacy because of sexual preference I am just as bigoted as one who makes that distinction based on race. Tony Dungy does not deserve any understanding of his bigoted remarks about Michael Sam. My conclusion is that majorities have a bent to oppress minorities and in any incantation it remains wrong.
Tony I am ashamed of you. and I am ashamed of me for most of my life agreeing with you.
Black voters were the decisive factor in a GOP primary in Mississippi. What? Rick Perry is running for president again and expects people to overlook his previous performance on the national stage. What? The GOP speaker of the house, some feller from Ohio, wants to sue the President. What? The Birthers are supporting some Cruz feller who was born in Canada, to be the president of the USA. What?
Hillary Clinton, who lives in million dollar housing just recently escaped from abject poverty. What? Sarah Palin who didn’t complete her Gubernatorial term in Alaska is the informed thinker and she wants the President impeached. What? I can go on and on because as I peruse the news of today, I am constantly left to say one thing. What? Oh by the way did Eric Cantor the tea party darling and the second most powerful person in the house really lose his primary race? What?!
Hillary,Billary, Obarack the pundits ran up the clock. The clock struck twelve and cut off their tales Hillary Billary Obarack.
The political chatter class in their mind numbing lemming behavior are engaged in their per usual foolishness. Rather than thought they are repeating their nonsensical mush, Hillary Clinton in her quest to win the presidency must distance herself from the incumbent democratic president, Barack Obama. The lemming are correct that her quest to be president requires her to distance herself from a two term Democratic president, but that former president is not Barack Obama, it is Bill Clinton.
In a nostalgic perspective Bill’s presidency has been seen in rose colored glasses. If Hillary is the democratic nominee in 2016 the rose will come off those glasses.
What is the media reporting about the senate GOP run off in Mississippi? They say that liberal democrats voted in the GOP primary and boosted Thad Cochran to victory. Huh? How could liberal democratic voters determine a GOP primary? Best I could decipher can’t happen. Seems to me you declare your party affiliation in Mississippi by your vote in the primary or the run off of a primary. Been doing it in Texas for years. If you don’t vote in a primary you are an independent and you can vote in a run off of either party. It has been going on for years in the great state of Texas among those who could hardly be called liberals. As a republican friend of mibirthne opined when Texas was a Democratic leaning state, He said, ” I’m a local democrat and a national republican.”
I think he meant that since only democrats won local races he had to vote in democratic primaries locally to be relevant but his natural leanings were republican. I that are the facts that should have been reported in Mississippi. To opine otherwise is to say that I am a liberal democratic voter by ethnicity. I find this preposterous.
Eric Cantor has lost his seat in congress. The wannabe speaker of the house has met his Waterloo. The pollsters and the money men got blindsided. Now Eric will find out who really didn’t like him but feared his power. I really was not a fan of his snarly self. I felt that he was a pompous figure out to seize power by any means necessary. I guess he should have taken heed of the plight of humpty dumpty. Great falls are hazardous to both your physical as well as political health. As for the GOP house leadership, let the games begin. I’ll be watching.
This is the should be non story that won’t go away. He’s gay and all should say who cares and mean it. Instead people say who cares publicly but in private it’s another story all together. I have been reluctant to opine because I know his father fairly well and consider him a friend. I won’t say I know Michael but I have some knowledge of his family plight. I wish him all the success in the world and if given a fair shot I have no doubts he will have a successful NFL career. He has all the intangibles and he will not be bullied. Good luck Michael Jr..
Tonight president Obama will tell us the condition this country is in. Some will laud his words, some will protest. Some people will see the glass full, some will see it totally empty. Those like me will listen with eyes agape and wonder what is the state of the union and can you really put it in words. The talking media will bombard us before and after the president’s address and they will leave us in a state of total confusion. Then we will gather ourselves and proceed as always. Our reality will remain the same, our tasks will remain constant and after the fog clears we will realize that each of us as one and collectively must tackle the most pressing need of our country. Yes, there is no way around it, we must figure out who will win the super bowl. Is the faux velveeta shortage a hoax or is it real. Nachos, beer, what else is on the menu. Why is the game on Sunday, don’t they know we can’t all take a sick day. Are there any more pearls of wisdom emanating from the oracle, better known as Richard Sherman. Mr. President hurry with your speech, you do realize you’re making us miss the reporting from the super bowl press. I wonder Mr. President will you opine on the new pro bowl format or is it as doomed as the middle east peace talks. They’re talking about eliminating the extra point kick, this certainly ranks up there with stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Hey Mr. President I was wrong, there are plenty of things you can talk about in your state of the union speech. Just remember this is super bowl week and you’ll do fine. Oh by the way, what nut decided to play the super bowl in a cold climate? Don’t they know that the super bowl is a football event and not a football game. Who cares that football fans are not repulsed by the outcome of the event being affected by weather true super bowl fans don’t want their office pool ruined because something happened because of the weather. Oh yes the state of the union, don’t be dismayed that this is super bowl week Mr. President, we think your speech is important too.