Yes. Believe it or not. President Obama (the Man) is at it again. Can you believe the nerve of the guy???
He changed a name. Back to what it was a LONG time ago. Before good ol’ white men got involved.
Whoa. Let me back up in case you don’t know the back story.
Well, only a little backing up here, because the day is young, I have a bazillion and one things to do and honestly, I think I am finally sick of the political histrionics that makes up this great country.
So. Here’s what went down. There’s a little mountain up yonder in the Far North. You might have heard of it. The peoples that inhabited the place, oh, you know, like THOUSANDS of years ago, called it “Denali.” Which meant “the high one.” Someone, a white man no less, who wanted to support President McKinley in his campaign, decided, just decided, to rename the mountain “McKinley.” And so it was. Only thing? President McKinley never even went to Alaska. Not once. Not ever. Never had anything to do with Alaska. Alaska wasn’t even a state until 1950. Or was it 1951? Sorry, not going to take the time to fact check that right now. Point being…President McKinley had NOTHING to do with Alaska, or Denali, or whatever. So why in all that is holy is Ohio all hot and bothered that the name of the mountain reverted back to what it was in the first place?????
Give it up. Give me a break Ohio. Get over yourselves. Let it be. Let it go. Move on. Get your own damned mountain and then you can name it whatever the heck you want. Good flipping grief.
We have so many other things that need our attention.
Such as this:
Donald Trump, in a hypothetical match-up, would beat Kanye West for president. (Google survey of 500 participants, in case you were wondering.) Now that’s really something, isn’t it?
As of Sunday afternoon, there were no less than three (3) Category 4 Hurricanes lined up in a row just to the west of Hawaii. No kidding. By Sunday night two of them had been downgraded to Category 3, and I haven’t checked lately to see what happened to them. But the satellite picture was pretty impressive. And makes one wonder about a changing climate, eh?
And then there is this compilation of little gems uttered by Republican
“leaders” idjits in the month of August. (Source: http://www.dailykos.com)
It’s possible that The Bible has legal authority over the Supreme Court. (Ben Carson)
It’s okay to be a misogynist and bash another misogynist without feeling a twinge of hypocrisy. (Erick Erickson)
Black lives are not among the “things” that matter (Scott Walker)
Immigrants should be tracked like FedEx packages, which presumably means with bar codes. (Chris Christie)
Poor people are poor only because they don’t work as hard as rich people. (Rand Paul)
The Iraq war was a “pretty good deal” (Jeb Bush)
The only thing a woman knows is how to be a slut. (Perryville, Missouri School Board member Mark Gremaud)
Parents need to stop getting so gosh-darn emotional when their children are murdered. (The NRA)
We need a wall across the U.S.-Canada border, presumably including the 1,538-mile Alaska-Canada border. (Scott Walker)
The best way to deal with undocumented workers is to enslave them. (WHO radio host Jan Mickelson)
Restrictions on lead paint in public housing should be loosened because mothers are going to deliberately lead-poison their kids by making them suck on fishing weights to get free housing anyway. (Kenneth C. Holt)
Mind-boggling, gob-smackingly, asinine idiocy.
And with that, I’m off to enjoy my day as now I’m grumpy and need to get happy.
Sunshine, aspen leaves starting to turn, a bluish sky (slightly hazy still), a crisp breeze, the tang of fall. It’s all good. Life is good.