Okay, this might be a little lazy, but the truth is that I am reposting this for a specific reason. There have been only a few times in my life that I have experienced racism. Actually, I can only recall one other incident… and that was from a cop in Florida who insisted that I was a drug dealer, or had drugs, or was on drugs, or was thinking about drugs… and who had pulled me over for no other reason. Couldn’t even give me a ticket for speeding, but kept me there for a little over half an hour waiting for me to confess. (After the search I met my friends at Waffle House, ate a hearty breakfast, then went back to our campsite and got WAY baked… and then had a wonderful day at the beach! :p )
But, on Monday, at the hospital, I saw blatant racism against Hispanics, in general… and it really pissed me off. I will explain it all sometime soon when I share the entire story (which will be hilarious!). Don’t get me wrong… it was not from everyone on the staff… there were/are some great men and women (mostly the women) that were very helpful and that were actually concerned for everyone. But, there were two bad apples (sorry, male nurses) that actually shocked me because I have been so sheltered that I have never really seen, or heard, true racism.
I really would like everyone to watch the video at the end of this TOTD. It sums up EXACTLY how I feel about this issue. I cannot think of a better way to express my thoughts… so I am sharing this… again. All I ask from my friends, and family, and people reading this (who I consider “friends” now) is to be thoughtful… to think… to mull this issue over in your mind… and no matter the outcome of that… at least there has been a willful thought process… and that is all I want.
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Thought of the Day – Happy Freedom Day, Aliens!
by Senator Brett
On today, of all days, may we internally remember that while our country is so divided on so many, MANY, social and political issues… if our spirit is good, our minds are clear, our eyes are awake and our books are laid open and used… then we, as one nation, can accomplish so many great things. Happy 4th of July, everyone.
Although, to be fair, I celebrated on July 2nd since that is the real date of the vote for independence… and I’ll celebrate again on August 2nd since that is the day the DOI was actually signed. Of course, I will also celebrate: Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Independence Day (Sept 15th), Happy Chinese New Year, Octoberfest, St. Patty’s Day, March Madness, Toyotathon, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Texas Independence Day (March 2nd) and the whatever date they release Madden 13. Basically, I celebrate any day that Shiner can be utilized! (When are the people at Shiner gonna wake up and sponsor me, already!!!)
The clip shown below is great writing and acting. And, I agree… while we may differ on what the solution is to the problem, or even the legitimacy of calling it a “problem”… we do need to come up with a better descriptive of the human beings involved.
Thank you and have a brilliant 4th!
Your Friendly Senator