Wednesday, February 03, 2021

RU Privileged?


This is Ian Rogers with the pipe bombs and the "White Privilege" card the police confiscated when he was arrested in his Napa Valley garage.  Rogers apparently didn't trust the card and has dyed his hair an unconvincing shade of yellow.  If you're really white, you don't need a card.  

Nevertheless thousands of people are buying them, or versions on mugs, shirts and the newest message board, face masks.  I suspect not all of them are being deployed ironically.  

Only about a hundred very white people have been arrested out of the thousands who invaded the Capitol on January 6, and most of them are out on bail or in the custody of their moms..  Raising the bar for chutzpah, Jenny Louise Cudd of Midland, Texas, told the judge she would like permission to attend a "work-related bonding retreat" in Mexico for four days because it's already paid for.  I'm not sure what sort of retreat involves florists, as she describes herself, but she needs a break after the exhausting day she had:  "We did break down Speaker Pelosi's office door and somebody stole her gavel and I took a picture sitting in the chair and flipping off the camera and that was on Fox News," she tweeted triumphantly.  "Hell, yes, I am proud of my actions."  Also everyone who criticized her or suggested Midlanders buy their flowers elsewhere is "100 percent cancel culture."  How dare they.  The judge will decide tomorrow, but in the meantime a set of Big Brass Balls is on its way to Ms. Cudd from The Buttermilk Sky Organization.

You may have moderate to severe White Privilege if you incriminate yourself with every expectation of getting off Rick Scott free.  Erstwhile Trump lawyer and current disbarment candidate L. Lin Wood admitted to WSB-TV that he voted in Georgia even though he had moved to South Carolina.  He's being investigated by the secretary of state's office as soon as the staff finish high-fiving and marching around the office singing "Rambling Wreck From Georgia Tech."

It was just two years ago that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) was removed from the Judiciary and Agriculture committees for telling the New York Times, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization -- how did that language become offensive?"  He had been saying and doing racist things for years, from displaying a Confederate flag on his desk to the infamous description of migrants with "calves the size of cantaloupes" from carrying drugs over the border.  Losing the Ag committee was the kiss of death, as Iowa Republicans chose someone a little subtler to run for his seat.  The point is, it shouldn't be so hard to separate Mad Marge from the Education committee (!) as she has spouted more vicious craziness in a month than King did in eight terms.  Why is everyone so reluctant to talk about expulsion?  

Thanks to Lindsey Graham's latest hissy-fit -- evidently his last as Judiciary Committee chair -- we still do not have an attorney general but Joe Biden is putting his stamp on the department.  Today the DOJ dropped the lawsuit it filed last October against Yale, accusing the university of discrimination against Asian and White students with regard to admissions.  The school that accepted George W. Bush clearly has no problem with melanin-challenged mediocrities.

The lawyer representing Jacob Chansley a/k/a The QAnon Shaman, says his client has lost twenty pounds because the jail refuses to provide him with organic food.  The shaman also describes himself as "duped" and wants to testify against the duper, Trump.  It's a matter of time before he starts claiming he's a political prisoner who fears being smothered with a MyPillow.  Don't DC judges have the authority to order a psych exam?

The saddest thing:  When I heard about the Rochester police -- about a dozen of them -- handcuffing and pepper-spraying a nine-year-old because she was having a loud argument with her mother, I didn't even have to see the video.  "I'll bet she's Black," I said to nobody.   I was right.  

After lying in honor in the Capitol rotunda, Brian Sicknick was buried in Arlington.  No one has yet been arrested for battering him to death with a fire extinguisher.  I don't even have to see the video.  I'll bet he's White.


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