Smell the Bern

Sometimes satire writes itself (see actual news coverage of the planned “worlds largest fart-in” that will be featured at the Democrat Convention in Philly)  I was going to write about the huge wall they are erecting to control people because of the shear irony, but then this little blast of brilliance leaked out.

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As if the Democrat Party didn’t stink enough this week….

Philadelphia—Cheri Honkala, the leader of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, announced that her group was organizing the world’s largest “fart-in” to be held on July 28 at the Wells Fargo Center during Hillary Clinton’s anticipated acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination.

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“We will be holding a massive bean supper for Bernie Sanders delegates on American Street in my Kensington neighborhood on the afternoon of July 28,” she said. “We are setting up a Clintonville there, modeled on the Hoovervilles of the 1930s where the poor and unemployed built shanty towns. The Sanders delegates, their bellies full of beans, will be able to return to the Wells Fargo Center and greet the rhetorical flatulence of Hillary Clinton with the real thing.”

Honkala said she would issue an invitation to Sanders to join the bean supper, which she is calling Beans for Hillary. She has asked donors to send cans of beans to 1301-W Porter Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 19148.

“Any remaining beans will be served to the homeless, although we will, of course, be urging Sanders delegates to eat as much as possible,” Honkala said.

Chris Hedges, an author and activist who is an ordained Presbyterian minister, will open the Beans for Hillary meal with a nondenominational prayer.

“I am happy to bless a meal that will be put to such effective political use,” Hedges said.

Here’s hoping Bernie himself gets in a few parting shots during his convention speech. We know the old geezer has it in him.

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Will Hillary be basking in the warm ambiance of happy Dems expressing their appreciation?

Words Mean Things (specifically)

The thought police swiftly move into action

The thought police swiftly move into action

Representative Gene Ward used the word “niggardly” in reference to aspects of the new budget during a recent House floor session. This caused Democrat Scott Saiki to immediately object and demand the offending word be struck from the record. Either Saiki doesn’t know what the word means or doesn’t care. He does know when a Republican triggers his tweaky little PC alarm.

Perhaps it was unartful to use a so easily misconstrued word in this era of hypersensitive racial feelings and stunted vocabularies, but does political correctness dictate we must now play to the dummest guy in the room?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary niggardly is a real word with a distinctly non-racist meaning:

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“Niggardly” has a history as a political football. The goat rodeo that occurred in 1999 is widely held to be the opening round of the battle over political correctness. A white staffer, David Howard, to the black mayor of Washington, DC got canned for using the word “niggardly” while describing the city budget. This caused a vigorous national debate pitting people who actually understand the English language against those who would set a new low bar for feigned victimization and PC hogwash. One of Howard’s notable defenders was then head of the NAACP, Julian Bond, who spoke out strongly against the misguided political lynching.

“You hate to think that you have to censor your language to meet other people’s lack of understanding…..David Howard should not have quit. Mayor Williams should bring him back and order dictionaries for his staff…It Seems to me the mayor has been niggardly in his judgement…we have a hair-trigger sensibility and I think this is particularly true of racial minorities.”

Too bad Julian is no longer around and available to defend Gene Ward, and the English language when the PC thought police stepped in to trample his first amendment rights.

State Foundation on Culture and the Arts acquires an original Abercrombie

An original composition by Neil Abercrombie will be unveiled at the annual Art at the Capitol

An original composition by Neil Abercrombie will be unveiled at the annual Art at the Capitol

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“I pretty much just couldn’t bring myself to throw the stuff out…especially the stress cow,” said the artist. “So, I just glued it to an old piece of cardboard and threw it behind the credenza.”

Discovered by janitors when they were cleaning the office, the work was recognized as a significant work of art and turned over to the State Foundation of Culture and the Arts. Now a part of their permanent collection and valued at over $100,000, the masterpiece of constructivism has been loaned to the office of Representative Bob McDermott where it be displayed during the Art at the Capitol event on April 1 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.