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Flights & Rights vs. Country Music Offensensitivities - Elf M. Sternberg
Flights & Rights vs. Country Music Offensensitivities
Last night, Omaha and I attended the ACLU Flights & Rights fundraiser, where for a fee you get a flight of four small beers from a local brewer and get to listen to the local ACLU lawyer talk about the work she does.  It was actually a lot of fun, great people, good speech, hopeful messages, all that.

It was at the KEXP gathering space, which is right next to Key Arena.  The Key (which, by the way, is named for a bank that stopped paying its licensing fee in 2009, but no one else has bought the naming rights and it's too expensive to change the signage otherwise) was hosting a country music show.  And among the cowboy hats, brown heeled boots, bad flannel and blue jeans, were a ton of MAGA hats and t-shirts with things like "If you don't like Trump you probably won't like me" and "Trump: Protecting the First Amendment with the Second" (WTF?).  A truck parked on the side of the road had a "White, Christian, Heterosexual: Is there anything else I can do to offend you?" bumper sticker.

On the drive home, I flipped through the radio.  It was just the right hour for Michael Savage, one of the most spiritually deformed members of the right wing radio punditocracy, and literally the first thing I heard him say was, "Obama, the Obama people, he was dumping them, he was dumping the most illiterate, most diseased, most violent people he could find in the world and dumping them into communities that used to be white, Christian and heterosexual."

I've got nothing else to say.  It's just... 

Current Mood: nauseated nauseated

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omahas From: omahas Date: March 29th, 2017 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
The ACLU event was completely free, sweetie.

Edited at 2017-03-29 06:58 pm (UTC)
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