Mississippi is so easy to hate

I can’t even feel guilty. Mississippi ranks dead last in almost everything that’s good and first in almost everything that’s bad. Let’s add to that semi-literacy coupled with hypocrisy. The Biloxi School Board has decided to remove To Kill A Mockingbird

Kenny Holloway, vice president of the Biloxi School Board said, “There were complaints about it. There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable, and we can teach the same lesson with other books.

The superintendent, Arthur McMillan had this to add:

There are many resources and materials that are available to teach state academic standards to our students. These resources may change periodically. We always strive to do what is best for our students and staff to continue to perform at the highest level.

Now, just to be sure, these folks are offended by the use of the “N-word.” The same word that fills virtually every rap “song.” These are the same folks who liove in a state where the the flag still has the confederate battle flag on it. So these dumb crackers don’t want their kids to read the “N-word” but i’s OK if they listen to it. It’s OK if they’re reminded of racial animus and bigotry every time they look at the flag pole, but gosh we’d better protect then from seeing that word.

White people are just stupid. Mississippi is just the state of hate.


Paul A. Gosar, DDS (dumb, demented, senile?)

Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.) seems to have a special kind stupid generally thought limited to fat old white, narrow-minded, bible-thumping hypocritical gerontocrats in the deep south (think Mississippi or Alabama- we’re looking at you Roy Moore).

WaPo reminds us that Gosar  recently suggested that the rally was “created by the left” and carried out by an “Obama sympathizer.” During an interview with Vice the congressman seemed to be as “off the rails” as the delusional Cheeto-in-Chief.

Don’t listen to me. Hit the links and read how whacko this guy is.

Please drain the swamp!

The great and glorious reality TV-star, serial con-artist, business failure, and bully President Donald J Trump ran a campaign promising a new way of government, bring in the best and brightest, drain the swamp…

Hold on, I know you’ll be shocked, he lied. He’s not draining. He’s not got sufficient insight to know that he’s just changing nasty swamp water for different nasty swamp water. Let’s take a look at the most recent public display of governmental hubris.

Tom Price. This millionaire, doctor-turned-politician, is a poster-child for all of the critters in the swamp that need to be removed. Simultaneously, he’s a poster child for much of what’s wrong with modern medicine (but that a different column). Price began treating the military as his personal charter fleet and also began using private charter aircraft to get himself and his wife around. Fortunately he resigned before he heard POTUS say “you’re fired.” Trump seemed less concerned over the actual abuses (and ongoing swamp-like behavior) than the appearance.

See here, here, here, here, and here.

Sean Aranas

Continuing in the series of cops who should be arrested let’s look at Sean Aranas. Or maybe he should be Sean “Are-an-anus.”

So what did “Officer Anus” do. It seems, from the endless viral videos, that he “robbed” local food vendor Beto Matias. You can see it here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. But wait, it’ll be OK because campus police are “looking into it.” Most folks
“get it” that you give a guy a citation and run him off if he doesn’t have the required permit. If he doesn’t move along you run him in (although arresting someone for this seems a bit counterproductive). But snatching the guy’s wallet out of his hands and taking out the cash, that was just dumb- even if it was legal.

Everyone on the planet has at least one cell phone capable of uploading real-time video. “Officer Are-an-anus” should be fired not for what he did- it was probably legal, but for being so stupid as to not realize the way it looks while he’s being a first rate dick.

If you can’t drain, dissemble.

It’s almost cliche now to note that POTUS is minimally competent, that he lacks direction, that he’s generally a fool and buffoon. But this week has been spectacularly bed. At a time when there’s massive devastation to US territories from monumental storms he’s more concerned with:

  1. excoriating professional athletes (not sure why this should be governmental let alone a presidential concern)
  2. engaging in an ongoing Tweet war with with a 3rd-world despot who is just another intellectual pigmy (ironically Kim and Trump seem to be emotionally and intellectually made for each other).
  3. and taking cheap shots are local government affected by storms.

I know we all keep hoping for some form of presidential behavior from POTUS. But I think we’re all just going to be disappointed.

Jeff Payne

If that name sounds familiar, it should. He’s an arrogant prick who’s the reason why everyone should be very afraid of the police. But he’s not just arrogant, he’s stupid. He threatened and then arrested a nurse, Alex Wubbels (nee Shaffer), at a a Salt Lake City, UT hospital.

The essence of the incident is that PAYNE wanted blood from a patient for an alcohol level. Wubbels told him no (see also here). Wubbels was right. Taking the blood without a warrant is illegal.

PAYNE is apparently too stupid to know that the warrantless procurement of the blood would be inadmissible in any legal proceeding. Or, worse, maybe he’s not stupid he’s just a fascist who thinks the rules don’t apply to him. PAYNE insisted and threatened Wubbels despite being informed by a hospital attorney that he was making an unlawful demand.

Wubbels was arrested and promptly released. We should all be afraid of “police” like PAYNE. Everyone in Salt Lake City should be pressing for his prosecution.