Mississippi, Hot Damn!

Bad guy versus Worse Guy

There is a runoff election tonight in Mississippi in the race between incumbent Republican Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel, who is backed by the Tea Party and other right-wing activists.  Cochran has the support of the GOP establishment who prefer his bland predictability and being a good soldier to McDaniel’s radicalism which would make him a potential wild card and threat to Mitch McConnell’s plans if the Republicans take control of the Senate.

Nobody paid much attention to the race until McDaniel forced Cochran into a run-off in the primary.   Cochran is expected to go down in flames to the hard-charging McDaniel.   In an act of desperation, Cochran is pleading for Mississippi Democrats, especially Blacks to save his seat.  Republican are sending poll watchers to “observe” Democratic voters.

The only reason the Republicans are sending “poll watchers” is not to protect the integrity of the vote but to intimidate Black voters. On the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer where Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner lost their lives buried in the Mississippi mud, this is a repulsive act of Good Ol’ Fashioned Southern Racism.

Mississippi Goddam, anyone?

As regards Sen. Thad Cochran, if he isn’t isn’t cut from the same dirty cloth as James Eastland, John Stennis, Theodore Bilbo, Trent Lott and the other undistinguished gang of losers, idiots and bigots Mississippi keeps sending to the upper chamber in Washington, he’s only a more genteel and low profile version.

Thad Cochran, member of the United States Sena...

Thad Cochran, member of the United States Senate from Mississippi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

He’s been there a long time (36 years), is a committed supporter of pork barrel politics and has accumulated a horrid record on social issues.

Cochran is received an 11% rating from the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance, but that’s positively sparkling compared to his 0% rating by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record and 0% by the Human Rights Campaign, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance.

Not that the challenger (and almost certainly the next U.S. Senator from Mississippi) is any sort of prize. In fact, McDaniel is even less appealing than Cochran.

McDaniel, who surprisingly led Cochran by 1,400 votes in the June 3 primary, has been able to mask how far right he really is. Investigative magazine Mother Jones in 2013 reported that McDaniel was featured speaker for a neo-confederate, pro-secessionist conference in Jones County where many attendees wore Confederate uniforms.

Last Saturday, The New York Times, which has sent two reporters to cover the runoff, interviewed Carl Ford, a 77-year-old lawyer in McDaniel’s hometown of Ellisville. A staunch McDaniel backer, Ford admitted being active in the county’s Sons of Confederate Veterans.

What The Times didn’t know is that Ford had been a Klan lawyer who in 1998 served as a defense attorney for the late Sam Bowers of Laurel. Bowers was Imperial Wizard of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights era. The White Knights was a Mississippi-born group which the FBI charged with plotting several brutal murders.

Bowers was three times prosecuted as the mastermind for violent racial crimes. A state jury in 1967 deadlocked by one vote on convicting Bowers for the firebomb slaying of respected Hattiesburg grocer Vernon Dahmer, an NAACP voting rights leader. Retried in 1998, with Ford on the defense team, Bowers was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the Dahmer murder. Bowers died in prison in 2006.

I have no doubt a Tea Party prick like McDaniel will do his best to get that NAACP rating down to zero and make the dead and damned souls Stennis, Eastland and Bilbo smile on whatever rock in hell they’re squatting on.

If there were a way for both Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel to lose, the U.S. Senate would be better for it. It’s equal parts laughable and contemptible that Cochran is looking to Black Democrats to save his worthless old ass.

This is some real “the devil you know” shit.

If I were a voter in Mississippi tonight, I’d hold my nose, pull the lever for Cochran and tell any “poll watcher” to bacdafucup off me.

No matter who wins nothing good is coming the way for Black Mississippians from either of these two good old boys.

"Do I whistle 'Dixie?'  Why yes, I do.  Why? (photo: Angry Black Lady Chronicles)

“Do I whistle ‘Dixie?’ Why yes, I do. Why? (photo: Angry Black Lady Chronicles)

When did Stupid become the New Smart?

The plastic perfection of a Kim K. made her famous for being famous.

This country is a place where supposedly education and intelligence is praised and held up as things to be emulated and admired, but that’s really just lip service.  America is a profoundly stupid country and stupidity is celebrated, rewarded and put on a pedestal where the rubes hope they can get a glimpse of some brain-dead “celebrity” who went outside forgetting to put any underwear on.

Case in point:  When Jon “Don Draper” Hamm, of Mad Men fame called out the utterly dismal black hole of SUCK that is self-made media whore,  Kim Kardashian,  he struck a blow for common sense  in a country kidding itself that a big butt must mean big talent.

“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f***ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.”

I defy anyone to tell me Kim Kardashian has any discernible talent.  Can she sing?  No.  As this video amply proves.  Can she dance? No  Prince kicked her dead ass off the stage during a concert because she moved like her feet were nailed to the floor.  Can she act?   No.  Even a notorious suck-up like Barbara Walters snarked, “You don’t have any talent.”

Which is undeniably not true.  The Kardashians are talented in whoring themselves out for entertainment of the easily amused  masses.  Set aside making sex tapes, banging Black jocks and generating an empire estimated to be worth $65 million, there isn’t a talented bone in the entire Kardashian Krew.

They’re stupid people and if not for Kimmy’s pillow biting playtime in front of the camera, all she would be known as if Paris Hilton’s equally plastic ex-gal pal.   However, the suckers who buy their books, clothing line and other crap are even stupider.

Which makes me wonder how many Karadashian fans live in Mississippi, a backward dead zone, where 52 percent of those polled believe President Obama is a Muslim.   Maybe Mississippians aren’t as hot and bothered over Kimmy K. as other outposts of imbecility since she does have a noted taste for the brothers and 29 percent of residents of the cradle of the Confederacy say interracial marriage should be illegal.

There are a handful of places in this country I have been where I would never return for neither love or money and Mississippi ranks in the top spot.  I hated everything about it when I was there.  It was unfriendly, depressing, creepy and most of all, dark.  Even in daylight, It seemed as if the sun was too embarrassed to shine there and I could not wait to leave .  The imbecility of the state is surpassed only by its rancid racism.  Mississippi is The State Time Forgot and the doltish beliefs of its right-wing residents is an embarrassment to the nation .

Appeals to stupidity might account for Rick “Obama is a snob for wanting everyone to go to college” Santorum winning the majority of support from his fellow Troglodytes of the Magnolia State.  Or it just proves stupid is as stupid does.  Santorum is just as aghast at an uppity Black Muslim in the White House as the good citizens of America’s poorest state are.

It’s a race to the bottom where the dumbest views must be equally weighed and considered as though they were coming from M.I.T. scholars instead of dopes too dumb to come out of the rain and accept the President of the United States is every bit as much as citizen and a Christian as they are even if he does have more melanin in his skin.  These people look at Barack Obama and see their worst nightmare come true:  the unholy spawn of an African and a White woman who is smarter than they are, more accomplished than they are, and has the audacity to look them in the eye as someone just as good as they are.

It used to be the news was a safe harbor from the yammering of the ignorant.  No longer.  Now the news isn’t about interviewing experts for their informed opinions.  It’s about “newsmakers” who haven’t succeeded, but failed miserably, holding forth as if they were wise men and women.   Nowhere are miserable failures celebrated and revered than Fox News where a loser and quitter like Sarah Palin can have her narrow ass kissed by a professional ass kisser like Sean Hannity to babble nonsense about subjects she knows nothing about.

The picture that launched a million boners for conservative men.

Sarah Palin: “Our President is one who is trying to divide our country,  He is not in this to unify America and to solidify our place as the exceptional nation in the world. He is trying to divide us based along lines of gender, of religion, of income, even of race. Look at his embracing of Derrick Bell, the radical college racist professor who he, you showed in a video last night, embraced literally and figuratively, asking others to open their hearts and minds to the radical agenda of a racist like Derrick Bell who believed that white men oppress blacks and minorities. And Barack Obama, evidently at least at the time, believed what Derrick Bell believed.”

You’d have to be stupid to believe Palin ever knew a thing about Derrick Bell before one dead man,  Andrew Breitbart, tried to futility slime another one from the grave.   Palin has no clue who Bell was, what he believed or what he stood for.  Stupidity is a no impediment for Palin.    Conservative White men think she’s hot even if she’s one point above being brain-dead..

I refuse to play along with the idiot game of entertaining the asinine assertions of know-nothings reveling in their appalling ignorance.   “What if” questions are boring and arguing hypothetical scenarios is a waste of time.    Kim Kardashian isn’t worth expending one more moment of thinking about her utter uselessness and neither is acknowledging unhinged and racist lunatics who buy into the Birther bull crap because they are intellectually incapable of imagining any scenario where they would have to regard a Black man as a figure of authority and respect.

Obama Derangement Syndrome is a sickness and Birthers are among the most terminally ill infected.  The entire belief the president is an alien subversive is no different from any other apocalyptic cult and those that believe are imperious to evidence or reason.  So why entertain their fantasies and feed their sickness?  The best way to handle these zombies is by starving them of the attention they feed off.

It's like coming home. If home is racist, fat and stupid.