Gun violence isn’t funny. But I can’t help but laugh a little about this Kentucky incident where no one got killed. An old man shot his roommate in the ass for eating the last Hot Pocket. I think this might be Peak Redneck.
Something even funnier – Desantis’ abortive campaign launch on Twitter. A complete meltdown. I suppose he and Musk will call it a “rapid unplanned disassembly”. Someone’s campaign manager should be looking for a job.
Here’s one that’s not funny. Not content with banning books, the Florida Taliban has decided that Amanda Gorman’s poetry is hate speech and should be restricted in schools. Here’s the passage that one deluded person claims is coded racism and hateful:
We’ve braved the belly of the beast.
We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace,
And the norms and notions of what “just is”
Isn’t always justice.
And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it.
Somehow, we do it.
Somehow, we’ve weathered and witnessed
A nation that isn’t broken, but simply
Yeah, that’s some hateful prose right there. One person (!) had a complaint, and now school kids won’t be able to read Gorman’s elegant poetry. This is minority rule in the extreme. What happened to the First Amendment? We’re letting idiots decide what speech can be published and available in schools. Someone needs to take Florida by the shirt, shake them and get their attention – wake up!