Saturday, January 04, 2014

Right on Schedule

The Pig People are having themselves a big 'ol meltdown over the idea that pot was legalized in Colorado.

Because hippies!  And Sekrit Leftist Plots!

They won't rest until no black person can even be looked at in the eye by police. Because you know...EVERY black person is innocent and a victim of racism & white supremacy...blah blah blah. Crying racism is the drug of choice to dried up old leftists like Joyce Carol Oates
The target of their incoherent idiot rage today?

Yes, it's Joyce Carol Oates, for suggesting via Twitter that America's marijuana laws are ridiculously harsh and disproportional ruin the lives of people of color.  Now at first blush I would have suspected that they were doing their little stomp-stomp-screech dance because Joyce Carol Oates --
...published her first book in 1963 and has since published over forty novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. She has won many awards for her writing, including the National Book Award,[1] for her novel them (1969), two O. Henry Awards, and the National Humanities Medal. Her novels Black Water (1992), What I Lived For (1994), and Blonde (2000) were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Oates has taught at Princeton University since 1978 and is currently the Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities with the Program in Creative Writing.[2] She expects to teach her last Princeton writing seminar in the fall of 2014, and to formally retire from teaching the following July.
-- and, y'know:
But upon closer inspection it's clear that the little inbreeders at Twitchy have so idea who she is.


Horace Boothroyd III said...

"the little inbreeders at Twitchy"

Thanks, buddy, now I'll be giggling too hard to sleep as that phrase loops through my head.

Neo Tuxedo said...

You never know. They might hate her because they took one of her writing seminars at Princeton, and they insisted on writing poetry in a prose-oriented class, and she made them stand out in the hall, and this pissed them off so much they insisted on rewriting Hamlet with themselves as Hamlet (under the name "Drake Raft") and her as Claudius (under the name "Professor Sycorax") and appointing themselves "Grunge-servative Pirates of the Western Soul".

(Yes, Zarquon help me, I am referring to someone specific here.)

Anonymous said...

Curse you, Driftglass. I had never heard of Twitchy before. Looks like just one more redoubt of the conservative bubble that the bastard people live in.