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The color of white.
Author: Raine    Date: 03/14/2019 13:16:39

It's Thursday and I spent a good part of my evening painting in the Studio. I am so happy and grateful to finally have space where I can nurture my creativity, and more importantly, get away from the shitshow that is supposed to running our country.

I woke up feeling like my soul is a little fresher, brighter and cleaner. Then I opened up WaPo. Here are just three of the national headlines:

Howard Schultz says he grew up in a poor, rough place. Others called it the ‘country club of projects.’

Universities race to quell outrage over bribery and cheating scandal in admissions

Tucker Carlson says he’s the victim of a powerful bully. Meet the 24-year-old who found the tapes.


What do all of these articles have in common? White privilege. It's clear as day. I am reminded of that as I think about the Manafort Sentencing when his lawyers basically said to the Judge that he wouldn't have been in this position if he didn't take a job as Campaign manager.

I'll remind you, he volunteered for that job, for free.

We have an awful lot of problems in this country and it seems to me that many of them have a root based in a systematic and institutionalized white elite, monied privlege. It's damn depressing. There is no whiteness without all the colors, by the way. ALL of them.

So, it's Thursday and we are on the back side of another week. What are you up to?

and

Raine

 
 

13 comments (Latest Comment: 03/14/2019 18:26:00 by Scoopster)
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Comment by Scoopster on 03/14/2019 13:31:29
Mornin' all!

Comment by wickedpam on 03/14/2019 13:45:28
Morning

I see what you did there with your sciencey prism thingy

Honestly, been up to playing my Sims again. Just that little break to play has helped so much to focus on something else even for a short time.



Comment by Scoopster on 03/14/2019 13:54:56
Finally sat down & did my taxes last night. Federal return is about $150 lower than last year, partly because of my increased pay putting me into the next tax bracket.

Ah well, that's $150 less that the college loan folks will get this year.

Comment by Scoopster on 03/14/2019 13:57:08
Comment by trojanrabbit on 03/14/2019 14:15:54
I don’t know whether I should care about what’s going to happen to Stone today except that he’ll probably leave the courtroom again a free man thumbing his nose at the judge.

I hope the laundry bill at Boeing is through the roof with all the soiled clothing. Damn design is inherently unstable, software patches won’t fix it. For a company that used “we aren’t Airbus” as a selling point, they have no issues taking control out of the pilot’s hands anyway.

Comment by Raine on 03/14/2019 14:50:21
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

I see what you did there with your sciencey prism thingy

Honestly, been up to playing my Sims again. Just that little break to play has helped so much to focus on something else even for a short time.

good morning!

IT's truth tho!


Comment by Raine on 03/14/2019 14:54:40
This is concerning to me.





Comment by BobR on 03/14/2019 15:42:50
Quote by Raine:
This is concerning to me.




I'm not sure I get this - so an anti-Pelosi Dem is endorsing Beto? I would say his chances are pretty slim, but then I thought the same about Obama. I suspect, though, that those who gravitate towards Beto are the same types who gravitate towards Bernie, and they will split the cult vote and end up at the bottom of the heap.

Comment by Raine on 03/14/2019 15:50:11
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Raine:
This is concerning to me.




I'm not sure I get this - so an anti-Pelosi Dem is endorsing Beto? I would say his chances are pretty slim, but then I thought the same about Obama. I suspect, though, that those who gravitate towards Beto are the same types who gravitate towards Bernie, and they will split the cult vote and end up at the bottom of the heap.
That is what I am concerned about. you put you finger on it.


Comment by Scoopster on 03/14/2019 16:41:55
Wait.. why the hell am I getting emails from Steve Daines?

Comment by Raine on 03/14/2019 17:40:49
Quote by Scoopster:
Wait.. why the hell am I getting emails from Steve Daines?

Who He?

Comment by Scoopster on 03/14/2019 18:26:00
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
Wait.. why the hell am I getting emails from Steve Daines?

Who He?

GOP Senator from Montana