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When purple things are pulsating on your mind, I'm the one whose clock you want to clean. Aiding is Sparky, the Astral Plane Zen Pup Dog from his mountain stronghold on the Northernmost Island of the Happy Ninja Island chain, this blog will also act as a journal to my wacky antics at an entertainment company and the progress of my self published comic book, The Deposit Man which only appears when I damn well feel like it. Real Soon Now.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Sparky says anyone who calls this tool a MILF is a jerk.

And yes Guru - don't go there ...

John McCain Telegraphs His Misogyny

I've always believed that George Herbert Walker Bush's appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court was an example of white supremacy. Here's my reasoning: the venerable Thurgood Marshall had dedicated his life to advancing the cause of African-American civil rights in this country, (serving as the lead attorney for the NAACP in the landmark 1954 ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, that marked the beginning of the end of racial segregation in the South). Later, President John F. Kennedy had to face down the southern wing of his own party to appoint Marshall to the federal bench, and in 1965 President Lyndon Johnson elevated him to the Supreme Court, the first African American in history to serve on our highest court. When Marshall retired Poppy Bush told the civil rights community: "Oh, you people want a black man in that seat? Well, here's Clarence Thomas for ya!" He chose an unqualified, inexperienced, right-wing hack who stood for everything that Thurgood Marshall was against. When Marshall was on his way out he said: "A black snake can bite you just as bad as a white snake." Since he joined the Court, Justice Thomas has consistently ruled against the interests of African Americans thereby undoing much of the legacy that Marshall had worked so hard to create. In my view, that is an act of white supremacy -- using a black face to undo black social gains.

John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin to be his Vice Presidential running mate I see in similar terms. This is misogyny -- using a female face to undermine feminist gains. McCain saw how the gender gap was widening and witnessed the Hillary phenomenon and declared: "Oh, you people want a woman on the ticket? Well, here's Sarah Palin for ya!" Palin is an unqualified, inexperienced, right-wing hack who stands against everything for which the women's movement in this country has fought for over the past 40 years. She is a Christian fundamentalist who is anti-choice, anti-stem cell research, anti-environment, and wants a Constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

With Palin's choice as his running mate, John McCain is telling America's women that he'll sacrifice their reproductive rights with a smile and a nod and the assistance of a "professional" woman who is a fur-wearing former beauty queen. Now THAT'S misogyny!

HuffPoCo:DAVID WALLECHINSKY: Sarah Palin: A Fishy Story

I ran a search using the Nexis database to find out the earliest mention of Sarah Palin in the press. After a few notations of her times in running races, I found the first article to quote her directly. It appeared in the April 3, 1996, issue of the Anchorage Daily News. I am not making this up. Here is the excerpt, quoted directly (emphasis added):

"Sarah Palin, a commercial fisherman from Wasilla, told her husband on Tuesday she was driving to Anchorage to shop at Costco. Instead, she headed straight for Ivana.

And there, at J.C. Penney's cosmetic department, was Ivana, the former Mrs. Donald Trump, sitting at a table next to a photograph of herself. She wore a light-colored pantsuit and pink fingernail polish. Her blonde hair was coiffed in a bouffant French twist.

'We want to see Ivana,' said Palin, who admittedly smells like salmon for a large part of the summer, 'because we are so desperate in Alaska for any semblance of glamour and culture.'"

Six months later, Palin was elected mayor of Wasilla, using the slogan "A Time for a Change."

She is a fool who hates science and women. Just like McCain hates Asians and women. The bet is she was chosen because she is shorter than McCain.


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