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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mongrels...



Lots of hub-bub about the POTUS on the View. During the very controlled taping, he called African Americans "a mongrel sort of people..."

So what, right? Well, some people, as always, are using this as some sort of political tempest in a teapot.

It's not.

I'm a mongrel sort of person. I'm half Mexican on my mom's side and half German on my dad's side. Throw in a bunch of other stuff, like Native American, etc, and you get me. Just like you. You're a bunch of stuff all tossed in the salad bowl, shaken, stirred and delivered, right?

This race baiting stuff is ridiculous.

The HILL wants to say it's a big story now.

It's not.

He used a word that actually describes what we are. All of us. Sure, it's not a word used too often, and that's why it's a bit more potent now than at other times.

Like, say, trollop.

Or harlot.

Or some of those words Mel Gibson used on some of those phone calls which I'm still trying to decipher.

By they way, 'decipher' means 'figure out'.

The fabric of who we are is what makes us as dynamic as we are as a people, and a nation. If we can just embrace this strength, it will be amazing what things we as a mongrel sort of people can accomplish.

Let's get past this stuff. It's really petty and secondary to the big picture: That things are finally getting done for average, normal, every day Americans which hasn't happened in almost 10 years.

Here are some good links to the story about the View and the POTUS...

• The Guardian
• The Examiner
• The LA Times 

Mongrifically yours,

-t.