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Thursday, June 29, 2023

How soon they forget

Clarence Thomas wrote a 58 page concurring opinion in today's ruling abolishing affirmative action in college admissions. He compared affirmative action to slavery and segregation.

Which is quite startling and a bit rich considering the justice would never be sitting in his seat without the benefits of affirmative action.

Thomas was admitted to Yale Law School in the 1970s under an affirmative action program. In a speech to staff members at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 1983, Thomas said the diversity policy was of "paramount importance."

“But for them, God only knows where I would be today,” he said. “These laws and their proper application are all that stand between the first 17 years of my life and the second 17 years.”

Good for you but not for them, hey Clarence?

But I know, racism is over in America, as Tim Scott likes to say. Since Obama was once elected president, there can be no more racism in our country. Unless you are a poor, persecuted white male, of course.

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On multiple occasions last week ex President and convicted sexual abuser Donald Trump stated that he could end the Ukraine Russia war in 24 hours. Presumably this would be accomplished by an already Crimea less Ukraine giving up even more large chunks of their land but whatever.

All I could think of was right, Donald, just like you got Mexico to pay for your wall?

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Say what you want about the Trumpster, it was a stroke of genius to aim his policies at uneducated people without college degrees. I have an admitted prejudice towards facts and knowledge, that is my bad, but honestly it never occurred to me that a politician would be cynical and craven enough to aim their sights at poor white idiots without schooling. Then attack any legitimate news source as fraudulent while beating the drums for those that promote Q style conspiracy theories and absolute nonsense and you got yourself a base that will take you places.

Takes me back to my favorite Ken Kesey quote, which I often repeat, and I was there when he said it and have it on tape, "Never forget in any given situation there will be more idiots around than smart people."

Guess you can make book on that.

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