Updated 02/03/19: The following written Saturday morning before the Moonwalk Press Conference that afternoon. We were already (as you’ll see) a little fired up. The MPC in total made it worse. And then, THEN, the sitting Governor of the Great Commonwealth of Virginia actually paused to consider displaying his racial sensitivity by moonwalking in front of every goddamned camera in the world. One must wonder if he had a tin of shoe polish in his jacket pocket. ~ ~ ~ God bless you, Ms. Northam. We know you’ve had one hell of a week. And sincerely, thanks for your very stern words, “inappropriate circumstances.” How you restrained yourself from adding “fool” is beyond us. You knew he might actually do it, didn’t you? And you know him best. Like we said. One hell of a week.
Full Disclosure: yeah, I voted for the son of a bitch.
It’s been a bad week here in the great Commonwealth of Virginia. Very bad. One barometer is that when you’re all over the national news twice, it’s been a bad week. When local reporters pop-up on national TV for one hour or two. Then the Stars of National Network News are there; reporting live from the scene. This can’t be good. One side of the plasma screen looks like a damn .GIF file, over and over, three or four file pictures of the asshole d’jour. Lines are drawn on the MSNBC-FOX yardstick and we are urged to evaluate quickly … red or blue? racist or not? female or male? old or young? poor or rich? dead or alive? friend or foe? Take all the time you need. I’ll count down from ten.
The week began with the esteemed Virginia Assembly and Governor Northam discussing abortion. A discussion amongst presumably intelligent, committed and reasoning senators and delegates. You presumed wrong. The discussion quickly deteriorated to the question of “can a half-born baby be aborted?” Great oratory did not ensue. Stupid and grotesque talking points did.
History. The Virginia General Assembly is described as “the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World”. Its existence dates to its establishment at Jamestown on July 30, 1619 by instructions from the Virginia Company of London to the new Governor Sir George Yeardley.
Virginia General Assembly – Wikipedia
As a point of reference, the following month, August, 1619,
the first Africans were brought as slaves to Jamestown Colony.
Only a woman can possibly understand what it means to make this decision. The kind loving suggestions and the stern demands; placed and heaped on her. Surrounded by the voices of love and hate. The other half of Yin Yang, sit down. Abortion is such a intimate, personal decision, we cannot give that decision to men, let alone to government. Jurisdiction over prohibiting abortion is jurisdiction over requiring an abortion. We must cling to this most personal right … jurisdiction over one’s own body … just as surely as we hold to our freedoms of speech and press and assembly. When those rights are relinquished, we are lost.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution,
nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
That was the beginning of Sweet Virginia’s week. And then the bombshell. Virginia’s Democratic governor. Black face. KKK. Not 1950. Twenty-five years old. Medical School. Come to think of it, that might not be me. We did this so often I’ve forgotten which time this was??
Just a theory, but don’t you think that 99.9% of the people in Virginia just might remember if they’d ever … EVER! … posed for this kind of photo? They’d damn sure remember it. And you can’t remember whether you were the fool in blackface or the fool in klan garb? If you were even there? Seriously? In your own fucking yearbook! On your own fucking yearbook page! Seriously, Ralph, you don’t really expect anyone to buy this bullshit that you can’t remember, do you? It’s not like forgetting if the good Starbuck’s is on the southeast corner.
The Press (lame, main & completely insane) has ignored the caption under the photo. Remember, Ralphy Boy went to VMI, completed a pediatrics residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, held a child neurology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital. At the time of the photo, Northam was attending Eastern Virginia Medical School. Spoiler alert. It’s you, Ralph.
Alma Mater: Virginia Military Institute.
Quote: There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer.
Ah, the Cavanaugh defense. Do the right thing, Ralph. You know how this is going to end. It’s just a matter of time and how much you want to get smacked around by Rep’s, Dem’s and Indy’s. Friend and foe alike. Leave with the dignity that’s left, man. Step aside. It’s time for Justin Fairfax to try, to try like hell, to bring us Virginians together. Certainly you could be part of that effort. But not as governor.
We can’t take another week like this.