It’s been a helluva week with a fresh outrage from the Insult Comedian each and every day. I think the dumb bastard confuses outrage with vitamins. I don’t usually take the news personally but I’m feeling as bruised as a peach that fell off the back of the truck and landed on the highway with a splat. That’s right, a splat.
One antidote to the daily crazy is good news. It comes from Jackson, Mississippi of all places:
A predominately black public school in Mississippi named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis will be stripped of that moniker next year and replaced with that of another president whose character students, parents and teachers have said is more fitting — Barack Obama.
Davis Magnet IB PTA President Janelle Jefferson announced at the Jackson School Board meeting Tuesday evening that school stakeholders voted on Oct. 5 to rename the school Barack Obama Magnet IB.
“Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting the education of the very individuals he fought to keep enslaved being named after him,” she told the board.
Womp, womp. I know a burn when I see one and that was a good one. I guess One isn’t the loneliest number, after all.
Despite the school’s demographics, I’m sure the Lost Causers will be screaming bloody murder over a school being renamed for the uppitiest black dude of all but tough shit. Whining and complaining is what they do best. Fuck them sideways.
And yes this story has given me the obvious earworm. Hey, Johnny and June were liberals and the latter was an unbruised peach. Unsplat.
And yeah, I know, the song may have been about Jackson, Tennessee but don’t harsh my good news buzz, man.
That it all.