On This, We Can Agree: Ken Buck is a Buffoon

UPDATE: Buck’s social media fishing expedition has not paid off (he asked people to retweet and “like” his message). As of 9:00 am on Wednesday:

 

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One fish, two fish.
Red fish, blue fish.
Ken Buck is a f***ing idiot.

This guy.

The United States is still trying to halt a pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans and devastated the economy.

More than 11.4 MILLION Americans are about to lose unemployment benefits if Congress doesn’t quickly approve a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan.

People were literally freezing to death in Texas last month because the state’s power grid was designed by monkeys.

The FBI says we surpassed 2,000 cases of domestic terrorism in just the last few months.

But a couple of Dr. Seuss books won’t be published anymore because of racist imagery, and THAT is the single most dangerous problem “we face as a free society,” according to actual Congressperson and State Republican Party Chair Ken Buck.

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  1. unnamed says:

    Maybe Ken Buck can talk to Marty Coniglio about being "cancelled".  Oh, wait, he was crowing when that happened.

    • MichaelBowman says:

      Real Americans are clutching their pearls at The Christian Post: (those pesky leftist Christians have got to go)

      Max Lucado, cancel culture, and the rise of the Christian Left

      The early church dealt with a similar issue which was vividly captured in St. Cyprian’s work, The Lapsed: The Unity of the Catholic Church, in which he tells of Christians who folded to pressure from the Roman state to offer a pagan sacrifice contrary to their faith. Individuals who conformed to the religious demands of the empire, only to later return to the church to reconfirm their faith in Christ, were known at that time as ‘the lapsed’.

  2. Voyageur says:

    Oh, come on.  This is “Whataboutism” of the first rank.

    San Francisco renames schools named after “racist” Abraham Lincoln. Dr. Seuss is banned.  Mark Twain’s devastating refutation of racism, Huckleberry Finn, is banned.  A veteran New York Times reporter is fired for using the N-word, not as an insult but in a quote of racist insults.   And Pols celebrates this Maoist repression because the minimum wage is too low?

    Two Stalins and a Hitler do not a democracy make.

    Left wing Communism, an Infantile disorder, by Vladimir Lenin, should be mandatory reading in high school, if we ever get a high school open again.

    Along with Tales of the White Folks by Langston Hughes.

     

    • QuBase says:

      Dr. Seuss was not banned. His publisher made a decision to stop printing some of his old books. Huck Finn has been banned by local schools and libraries for decades, not by lefties and black folks concerned about the n-word, but by bureaucrats who don't like anything controversial. That leaves you complaining about the San Francisco school district. Hardly a threat to civilization, is it?

  3. marklane1351 says:

    First, Abraham Lincoln must be judged in the context of when he lived not today.  Did he say that Slavery is morally wrong,eventually. Did he want to end slavery because it was the right thing to do or because he wanted to shut down the southern economy, both. He took what was a radical position. He also ordered the military down to Sand Creek resulting in the massacre of men women and children.  It is not as simple as you learned in school.

    • Duke Cox says:

      Lincoln was certainly no friend of indigenous peoples, but I can find no evidence he bore them any particular enmity. He had certainly witnessed plenty of violence during his youth. I think he believed they were inferior and were best handled as chattel…wards of the govt, if you will.

      He signed a treaty that created a fort, that made it possible for the slaughter to happen. He didn't send a telegram to Chivington…unless I missed something. It didn't help when they found the chief with a protective letter from Lincoln in his dead hands.

  4. davebarnes says:

    Sorry, I still love these books.

    And, we are reading them to our grandsons.

  5. MartinMark says:

    Personally, I am enjoying the GOP's return to the minority party.  They are falling back into the comfortable familiar patterns of finding something to be outraged by each day, and them stomping around and huffing about it for a while until they get distracted by some other shiny object.

    • MichaelBowman says:

      ^^^this^^^ x100

      Not to worry, the nice white peepo who are offended are flocking to eBay to buy the banned books with their Trump Tax Cut windfall.  Trust the precious hand of Adam Smith to sort this out. 

      This is six of his 50 books.  For Rafael Cruz's next grandstanding event in the well of the Senate I think we can be assured he'll drop his Green Eggs & Ham schitck for And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.  

      Dr. Seuss is not canceled — but six of his books are being shelved over racist images

      These books are already finding a second life on the resale marketplace, however, with some of these titles listed as “banned” Dr. Seuss books being hawked for hundreds of dollars on eBay EBAY, -2.55% on Tuesday. One copy of “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” was listed for $1,500. Another version listed as a “collectible” was also being offered for $999.99 on Amazon AMZN, -1.64%.

      • ParkHill says:

        There is a spectrum from multicultural to stereotype to bigotry to racist. What was once considered (merely) depicting someone of another race, changes to not right in the modern context.

        Without question, there are racial stereotypes portrayed in some of the Dr Seuss books. I have recently read some of these books, and I considered gluing together a couple of pages, as I found the stereotypes over the line from uncomfortable to offensive.

  6. kwtree says:

    Some of Dr Suess’ early books and drawings were flat-out grossly racist. 
    He did apologize for that work,  learned better and did better. I would never have bought a book with one of these pictures in it; but his later work is what he is known for.  

    I love the Dr. Suess books, read them to my own children, my students, and now my grandchildren. The Sneetches, Horton Hears a Who, The Places You’ll Go, The Grinch, the Cat in the Hat,  the Sleep Book– all have a place in my heart and in children’s libraries forever. 

    When we see a racist stereotype in a children’s book, like the “Chinese Man” in “Mulberry Street” , a parent’s responsibility should be to call it out and discuss it with kids. Do all Chinese people look like that? Do they eat with sticks? How about your friends from preschool? 

    Parents and schools should continue to provide rich multicultural children’s literature. All kids should be able to read stories with characters who look and live like them.

    There is no need to throw out a beloved canon of books for the author’s early mistakes. Acknowledge it, criticize it, take the body of work as a whole, and include diverse literature.

    All that said, whenever Republicans start focusing on children’s toys or literature or sitcoms or other pop culture, you know they’re trying to distract from some pretty big problems of their own. 

  7. Sunmusing says:

    hmmm…Racists Images? it seems a photo of trump is an image of a racist…then again…photos of the republicans are the spitting images of racists of yore…they only lack the white hoods that concealed their identities…

  8. spaceman2021 says:

    A private company makes a private business decision.  You'd think this would cheer the free market republicans.  Of course, their free market schtick pales when up against their beloved victimhood status (of the white supremacy variety)

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Maybe if they said they did it because of their company's recent religious conversion??? . . .

      . . . Or maybe if they announce it was some newly discovered way to screw their employees on wages and benefits???

      . . . Perhaps they could promise to replace, at some future date, those offending images with images of military assault weapons???

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