Friday, April 27, 2018

The Left-Cheek Ass Clown for April, 2018

It's that time again!

Yes, Dear Readers, two weeks have passed since we last dishonored an Ass Clown awardee, and now it's time for the presentation of

The Left-Cheek Ass Clown for April, 2018

And the award goes to a supremely qualified recipient,

Ms Jarrar, a tenured professor at Fresno State University in California, stirred a firestorm of outrage last week when she described late First Lady Barbara Bush as "an amazing racist" and gleefully tweeted, "I'm happy the witch is dead," but was not fired or disciplined by the university.

Fresno State president Joseph J. Castro described Ms Jarrar's remarks as "insensitive, inappropriate, and an embarrassment to the university," but declined to take any disciplinary action because "... (Jarrar spoke) about a public matter on her personal Twitter account. Her comments, although disgraceful, are protected free speech under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution." 

While I reluctantly agree with Mr Castro's opinion about the protection of Ms Jarrar's comments under the First Amendment, I also agree that her comments were disgraceful and should be loudly repudiated by all persons of intelligence and goodwill. Hiding hateful and degrading speech behind the admirable cloak of freedom of speech is as foul and disgusting for the left as it is for the right, and deserves equal condemnation.

The Constitution guarantees us freedom of speech. Sadly, it does not guarantee freedom of intelligence and civility.

Ladies and gentlemen, Dear Readers, for her disgusting assault on norms of behavior and respect*, Randa Jarrar is named as our Left-Cheek Ass Clown for April, 2018.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.


* Much like a president I could name.


allenwoodhaven said...

Very worthy. You always make good picks, even considering it's much too easy to find qualified nominees.

Mike said...

Randa didn't do the left any favors with her outburst. It just gives more bad talking points for the right wing extremists. Especially since the Bushes seemed to be drifting a little back toward the middle because of trump.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

What an idiot!