Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Observations from the Window 3.28

Every now and than I read something I just have to post here in its entirety because it's just so totally perfect. Perfect for the moment or just perfect in my warped state of mind. This is just such a thing from one of my fav blogs, Wonkette.

"Nice Mississippi Republican Has Black Representative
Escorted From House Floor,
Because ‘Rules’

Oh look, this African American Congressman from Illinois, Bobby Rush, would like to make a speech for the House commending the young people for speaking out against racial profiling in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s shooting while donning a hood himself, to show solidarity: ““I applaud the young people, all across the land who are making a statement about hoodies, about the real hoodlums in this nation, specifically those who tread on our law wearing official or quasi-official cloaks.” Very good. Now, is there a white Mississippi Republican around to order him thrown out of the chamber? There is? Great!

Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) had Rush escorted from the chamber, because “no hats allowed in Congress.” Of course, a hoodie is not so much as a “hat” as a “head covering,” and know what else is a head covering? A toupee! Are those banned from Congress? Not that anyone needed to, since of course no one in Congress wears a toupee. What if it were a yarmulke? Can you wear a yarmulke in Congress? Probably, right, because First Amendment? (Not just for K-Lo anymore!) Anyway, good job, Gregg Harper, worrying about the decorum of the House (hoodies) as the Republic burns."

A little background on Bobby Rush. Rush, 65, is a former Black Panther who has been a Congressman from Illinois since 1983. The district he represents has the highest percentage of African American voters in the nation. In 2004 he was only the second sitting member of Congress to be arrested while protesting human rights violations outside the Sudanese Embassy. He is also a good friend of former President Bill Clinton.

Gregg Harper has been a Congressman from Mississippi since 2009.
He has done nothing else of note in his life.

Way to go Gregg.

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