Snow White, 7 dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of my favorite Disney cartoons. That is why I am so pleased that ABC, owned by Disney, has decided that Saturday’s Republican debate will be a live version of that Disney classic. The producers wanted Hillary Clinton for the lead, but she declined. Carly Fiorina also sought the part, but she was cast as the Evil Queen and then dropped out. So in instead of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the debate will feature the 7 dwarfs. Here is the cast:

Grumpy–Donald Trump

Dopey–Jeb Bush

Doc–Ben Carson

Bashful–Chris Christie

Happy–John Kasich

Sneezy–Ted Cruz

Sleepy–Marco Rubio

The New Jim Crow part 2

The New Jim Crow, Mass  Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. I think that the following quote from the book says it all.

“Seeing race is not the problem. Refusing to care for the people we see is the problem. The fact that the meaning of race may evolve over time or lose much of its significance is hardly a reason to be struck blind. We should hope not for a colorblind society but instead for a world in which we can see each other fully, learn from each other, and do what we can to respond to each other with love. That was King’s dream–a society that is capable of seeing each of us, as we are, with love. That is a goal worth fighting for.”

 

Please see The New Jim Crow

Impeachment part 2

In American history, only two presidents have been impeached (but not convicted), Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, both Democrats harassed by Republicans for political reasons. In my opinion, only one president deserved impeachment and conviction, Richard Nixon, and he resigned before he could be impeached. Talk about impeaching Barack Obama has died down on the blogosphere because his popularity is rising in the final year of his presidency. President Obama could be re-elected to a third term if the Constitution permitted. Instead the Republicans are spending their time and money trying to defeat Hillary Clinton. What an irony for them if they succeed and their candidate faces a Sanders/Clinton ticket in the fall.