Ooooooohhhh … my head is ‘sploding! 🤯 The snark-o-meter is well into the danger zone . It must be time for me to share the misery, the angst, the utter depravity! Fasten your seatbelts, my friends, for it won’t be a smooth ride!
I first read The Diary of Anne Frank at around the age of 7. I already knew of the Holocaust through first-hand stories told by family members, and Anne Frank’s account of the terror in Germany during those years stayed in my mind long after the first time I read it. Since then, I have read it at least twice more. But some children today are not being allowed access to the book. WHY??? Because at the Keller Independent School District in Keller, Texas, the district has ordered The Diary of Anne Frank to be pulled from all school library shelves immediately!
“By the end of today, I need all books pulled from the library and classrooms,” wrote Jennifer Price, Keller ISD’s executive director of curriculum and instruction.
Okay, so it appears that not only do some in this nation wish to whitewash the history of the U.S. – slavery, Indigenous People, internment camps, St. Louis, Jim Crow etc. – but now they also want to pretend that anti-Semitism isn’t even a thing, that Hitler never called for the execution of some six million Jewish people and others, that … what? That World War II never happened and that the Jews self-exterminated because they didn’t like Hitler’s broomin’ mustache?
Apparently there is a concerted effort in some districts to see just how ignorant we can make the next generation!
Sean Hannity is a talking head for Fox “News” who just happens to have a net worth of some $250 million, was an unofficial ‘advisor’ to the last so-called president, and apparently is even more stupid than he looks. Here is the nonsensical babble he uttered last Friday …
“What do you think the next thing that happens here is, do you think that they would try and indict the former president in the hopes of convicting him and having him in jail at the time of the next election to prevent him from running . . . Because a conviction by the way, constitutionally, would not prevent him from running for office.”
Marc Elias, a lawyer specializing in election law, rebutted Hannity’s claim by quoting U.S. Code Title 18, Section 2071, which states that anyone “having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”
Hannity continued his claim that Trump could run and be elected even if convicted and even from a jail cell. Well, Mr. Hannity is not as smart as he thinks, but he sure is, just like his idol, a royal pain in the patootie. Oh, and by the way, if Trump should happen to be convicted for his role in the events of January 6th, Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that Hannity claims to understand, prohibits anyone who has previously taken an oath of office (Senators, Representatives, and other public officials) from holding public office if they have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the United States. Unlike Mr. Hannity, I have actually read and studied the Constitution!
Boston Children’s Hospital is ranked the #1 children’s hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is a pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. They do good things … they save children’s lives. But in the past two weeks or so, the hospital and some of its staff have been harassed and are receiving threats. Why? Because some of the children they treat are transgender children and the radical right do not like it.
Apparently, it all started with a right-wing Twitter account, “Libs of TikTok” with misinformation, and then it snowballed, as such things are wont to do. Now, doctors are being threatened with ‘execution’, staff are being harassed with threatening emails and phone calls, all because of some blatant lies told on a social media platform. I have long seen two sides, a positive and a negative, to social media in general, but these days I’m seeing more negative than positive and am wondering if it’s really worth it.
The January 6th attempted coup was so well attended because participants were able to openly communicate on Facebook and Twitter to coordinate such things as travel arrangements, weapons, etc. What’s next … a riot with bombs at a hospital filled with sick children? Law enforcement is said to be working with the hospital … they damn well better search until they find every single person who has issued a threat and put them in jail where they belong! A growing portion of this nation is sick and disgusting!