Friday, June 26, 2015

It Was a Very Good Week

Not a great week. A great week would not have seen three black churches attacked by racist arsonists, acts that certainly warmed the fetid cockles of Dylann Roof's heart. Still, it was a good week.

It was a week that saw the nation finally start turning its back on a flag that symbolized a heritage of slavery, rebellion, segregation, and the Ku Klux Klan.

It saw three Supreme Court decisions - one acknowledged that health care is not just a privilege of wealth but a public right, another accepted the principle that gay couples have the same right of marriage as straights, and the most substantive decision stated that discriminatory effects of housing policies are as illegal as overt discriminatory policies. The last decision is important because its logic also applies to voting restrictions that have the clear effect of preventing minorities from voting.

And, because humor is an important component of any good week, we have the delightful sight of Donald Trump rising to the top tier of Republican candidates. The Kenneth Parcell of politics, Bobby Jindal, has officially announced he is a candidate for president while the Fatty Arbuckle of politics, Chris Christie, has announced that he will squeeze into the clown car this coming Monday.
Arbuckle or Christie?
All in all, it was a very good week. 

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